Important Academic Dates

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

2021


January 4

Deadline to request exemption in Minerva without incurring interest on International Health Insurance fee

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


January 6

Deadline for fee payment for Winter term
Classes begin


January 21

Course Change (add/drop) deadline for Winter term
Deadline for web withdrawing (grade of "W") from multi-term courses that started in September 2019 (with fee refund for Winter term)


January 28

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


January 31

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)


March 2-6

Study Break


March 10

➪ 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 2

➪ Good Friday, University closed


April 5

➪ Easter Monday, University closed


April 16

Classes end for Winter term


April 19

Exams begin. See www.mcgill.ca/exams/ for the complete exam schedule (April 19-30)


April 30

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 25 - June 11

 McGill PRO (Pre-Registration Orientation


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 4

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


June 7

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


June 10

➪ Early pick-up of ID cards begins for Quebec CEGEP students at Service Point. Appointment required.
➪ You must be registered for at least one course 24 hours before you obtain your McGill ID card


June 11

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

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 24

La Fête nationale, University closed


June 30

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
Canadian students apply for government student aid by this date to ensure money arrives by September


July 1

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 3

➪ International students may activate their health insurance contract by accessing Minerva ⇒ Student ⇒ International Student Health Insurance Coverage Form. 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 6

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 17-19 (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 21-22

 Residence move-in weekend


August 23 

Orientation Week begins! 

 

August 26

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 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 1

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)

September 6

Labour Day, University closed

 

September 14

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


September 21

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


September 28

➪ 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 30

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 11

Thanksgiving, University closed


October 26

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 2

Opening of registration for newly admitted undergraduate students to the Winter 2021 term


December 6

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


December 7

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


December 21

Exams end


December 23 - January 2 inclusive

Holiday break, University closed


December 31

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


2022


January 5

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 6

Deadline for fee payment for Winter term


January 18

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 25

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


January 31

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 28 - March 4

Study Break


March 8

➪ 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 12

Classes end for Winter term


April 13

Exams begin. See www.mcgill.ca/exams/ for the complete exam schedule (April 13-29)


April 15

➪ Good Friday, University closed


April 19

➪ Easter Monday, University closed


April 29

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.

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