Important Academic Dates

 This information is intended as a guideline. Consult the complete list of events and deadlines for the academic year.

2023


January 4

Classes begin
Deadline for new students to register in at least one course to avoid a late registration penalty
Deadline to request exemption in Minerva without incurring interest on International Health Insurance fee


January 5

Deadline for fee payment for Winter term


January 17

Course Change (add/drop) deadline for Winter term
Deadline for web withdrawing (grade of "W") from multi-term courses that started in September 2022 (with fee refund for Winter term)


January 24

Deadline for course or university withdrawal (grade of W or W--) WITH fee refund


January 30

Deadline to request an exemption from International Health Insurance plan on Minerva and submit supporting exemption documents
Deadline to opt in to the International Health Insurance plan (Canadian non-residents)


February 27 - March 3

Study Break


March 7

➪ Deadline for course or university withdrawal (grade of W or W--) with NO fee refund


Beginning April 1 (Summer newly-admitted students)

International students may activate their health insurance contract by accessing Minerva Student International Student Health Insurance Coverage Form. Doing this will allow you to pick up your health insurance card along with your student ID card upon arrival at McGill University.


April 7

➪ Good Friday, University closed


April 10

➪ Easter Monday, University closed


April 11

Classes end for Winter term


April 12

Exams begin. See www.mcgill.ca/exams/ for the complete exam schedule (April 12-28)


April 28

Exams end


April 30

Rez move out: If you need to stay in residence more than 24 hours after your last exam, contact the service desk of your residence area for permission.


May 23 - June 15

➪ Intro to Course Registration (Register here).


June 1

 Students from the US apply for US Direct Loans by this date. Go to www.mcgill.ca/studentaid/government/us for information on how to apply for US Direct Loans when attending a foreign school


June 5

 Course registration begins for newly admitted Quebec CEGEP students (scholarship recipients only)


June 5

➪ Pick-up of ID cards begins for Quebec CEGEP students at Service Point. Appointment required (June 5 - August 1, 2023).
➪ You must be registered for at least one course 24 hours before you obtain your McGill ID card.


June 7

 Course registration begins for all newly admitted Quebec CEGEP students (including Marie-de-France and Stanislas)


June 12

 Course registration begins for scholarship recipients only who are:

  • Students admitted to year U0 (Freshman year)
  • Students admitted to year U1 (this includes students who will be completing Advanced Levels or CAPE, French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate or at least one year of university).

June 14

➪ International students may obtain their student cards as of June 14. For locations and operating hours of ID card centres visit: www.mcgill.ca/students.
➪ You must be registered for at least one course 24 hours before you obtain your McGill ID card.


June 14

 Course registration begins for all students admitted to year U1 (this includes students who will be completing Advanced Levels or CAPE, French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate or at least one year of university).
 Make sure to fill in the "Emergency Contact" information on Minerva


June 15

 Registration begins for all new undergraduate students admitted to year U0 (Freshman year) in Arts (including Social Work), BA & Sc, Education, Management, Music and Religious Studies


June 16

 Registration begins for all new undergraduate students admitted to year U0 (Freshman year) in Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Engineering (including Architecture), Nursing, Physical & Occupational Therapy, and Science


June 23

 La Fête nationale, University closed


June 29

 Canadian students: Don't delay submitting the legal documents that affect your tuition and fees. Submitting early will help ensure your tuition and fees are billed at the correct residency rate in early August.
 Final deadline for need-based financial aid application for Entrance Bursary Program from McGill (https://www.mcgill.ca/studentaid/scholarships-aid/future-undergrads/need)
 Canadian students apply for government student aid by this date to ensure money arrives by September


June 30

 Application opens for McGill’s need-based Work Study Program that provides part-time work opportunities on campus. Go to www.mcgill.ca/studentaid/work-study for information on how to apply.

➪ Canada Day Holiday, University closed


Beginning August 1

➪ International students may activate their health insurance contract by accessing Minerva ⇒ Student ⇒ International Student Health Insurance Coverage Form (August 1 - August 31). Doing this will allow you students to view, save, and print* their health insurance card.

➪ All students looking to obtain a Montreal reduced-fare public transit (OPUS) card can order it directly from Minerva (note: you must have a Quebec mailing address on record, so you may need to wait until you arrive in the city)


August 5

 Check Minerva for your Fall term e-bill – notification is sent by email to your McGill email address


August 14

 Deadline for all new students to register in at least one course to avoid a late registration penalty


Beginning August 15

 If registered after August 6, check Minerva for your Fall term e-bill – notification is sent by email to your McGill email address


August 15-17 (tentative)

➪ Newly admitted McGill students may earn a course exemption from one or more basic science courses by taking an admission placement exam before starting classes. See Exams website for details.


August 19-20

 Residence move-in weekend


August 20-26

 Orientation Week


August 22 (approximate date)

 Deadline** to opt out of SSMU supplemental health and/or dental plan on studentcare.ca without incurring interest on the fees
**approximate date – refer to studentcare.ca for exact dates


August 30

Classes begin
Note: certain programs (e.g., Medicine, Dentistry, Physical and Occupational Therapy) and/or individual courses within programs (e.g., field courses, stages) may start prior to September 3 - please see faculty schedules)


August 31

 Deadline for cancellation of registration in, or deferral of admission to the Fall term
 Fee payment deadline
 Deadline to request exemption in Minerva without incurring interest on International Health Insurance fee


September 1

➪ First month of rent charged for Residence (if applicable); 1st installment of mandatory meal plan charged (if applicable)


September 4

 Labour Day, University closed


September 12

 Course change (add/drop) deadline for the Fall term


September 19

 Deadline for course or university withdrawal (grade of W or W--) WITH fee refund


September 28 (approximate date)

➪ Deadline** to opt out of SSMU supplemental health and/or dental plan on studentcare.ca
**approximate date – refer to studentcare.ca for exact dates


September 29

 Deadline to opt in to the International Health Insurance plan (Canadian non-residents)
 Deadline to request an exemption from International Health Insurance plan on Minerva and submit supporting exemption documents


October 6-11

Fall Break


October 9

 Thanksgiving, University closed


October 12-13

Makeup days


October 24

 Deadline for course or university withdrawal (grade of W or W--) with NO fee refund


Beginning December 1 (Winter newly-admitted students)

 International students may activate their health insurance contract by accessing Minerva Student  International Student Health Insurance Coverage Form. Doing this will allow students to view, save, and print* their health insurance card.

*On-campus printing using uPrint instructions are found in the IT Knowledge Base, enter article number 1348 in the ‘search’ field.


December 1

 Opening of registration for newly admitted undergraduate students to the Winter 2023 term


December 5

 Classes end for Fall term
 Check Minerva for Winter term e-bill


December 6

 Study Day


December 7

 Exams begin. See www.mcgill.ca/exams/ for the complete exam schedule (Dec. 7-21)


December 21

 Exams end


December 24 - January 2 inclusive

 Holiday break, University closed


December 31

 Deadline for cancellation of registration in, or deferral of admission to the Winter term



2024
 


January 4

➪ Classes begin
 Deadline for new students to register in at least one course to avoid a late registration penalty
 Deadline to request exemption in Minerva without incurring interest on International Health Insurance fee
Deadline for fee payment for Winter term


January 16

 Course Change (add/drop) deadline for Winter term
 Deadline for web withdrawing (grade of "W") from multi-term courses that started in September 2020 (with fee refund for Winter term)


January 23

 Deadline for course or university withdrawal (grade of W or W--) WITH fee refund


January 30

 Deadline to request an exemption from International Health Insurance plan on Minerva and submit supporting exemption documents
 Deadline to opt in to the International Health Insurance plan (Canadian non-residents)


February 26 - March 1

 Study Break


March 6

➪ Deadline for course or university withdrawal (grade of W or W--) with NO fee refund


March 29

➪ Good Friday, University closed


March 31

➪ Easter Monday, University closed


Beginning April 1 (Summer newly-admitted students)

International students may activate their health insurance contract by accessing Minerva Student International Student Health Insurance Coverage Form. Doing this will allow you to pick up your health insurance card along with your student ID card upon arrival at McGill University.


April 11

 Makeup days


April 12

 Classes end for Winter term


April 15

 Exams begin. See www.mcgill.ca/exams/ for the complete exam schedule (April 14-28)


April 15-16

 Study Days


April 30

 Exams end
➪ Rez move out: If you need to stay in residence more than 24 hours after your last exam, contact the service desk of your residence area for permission.


 

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