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Macdonald Campus Graduate Orientation

Monday, August 26, 2024 09:30to18:00

We welcome graduate students newly admitted into a program in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to the Macdonald campus on Monday, August 26! Mac OGS (the Mac Grad Studies Office) and MCGSS (your Mac Campus Graduate Student Society) have organized an orientation day filled with information, exploring, food, and fun. For any questions, please contact gradstudies.macdonald [at] mcgill.ca.

Registration information to follow.


Time and Location Event Description

9:30 am 

Centennial Centre Main Lobby

Orientation Check-In 

Come sign in to Orientation with your McGill ID card, get your lunch ticket, before heading to the Services Fair. 

10:00 to 11:30 am 

Centennial Centre (CC) Ballroom (second floor) 

McGill-Macdonald Graduate Services Fair 

Coming from many areas of McGill, meet staff and students and learn about the important resources available to you. Over 30 McGill Services and Student Groups will be represented.  

Refreshments will be served – please bring your own cup/bottle! Water bottle filling stations available. 

11:30 am to 12:25 pm 

Classroom CC1-163 (first floor) 

Graduate Studies & MCGSS Welcome Presentation 

Meet our Faculty’s Associate Dean and Graduate staff who will welcome you and talk about where to find guidance and support on your road to success as a graduate student at McGill (thesis and non-thesis programs). Meet your Mac Graduate Student Society executives, who will tell you about what they do, and how you can get involved too! 

12:30 to 1:20 pm 

CC Ballroom 

MCGSS Graduate Student Lunch 

Your graduate student society, MCGSS, is pleased to offer our new grad students a delicious (and free!) catered lunch. Lunch tickets will be distributed at the Orientation morning check-in table and are required in order to collect your lunch. Please bring your own reusable cup, cutlery, etc.  The goal is for this event to be held as sustainably as possible. 

1:30 – 2:25 pm   

Classroom CC1-163 (first floor) 

McGill-Macdonald Student Services Presentation 

Come learn about the services available to you as a McGill and Macdonald Campus student 

2:30 – 3:30 pm  

Leave from CC Entrance 

Scavenger Hunt / Campus Tour 

Group activity directed by MCGSS. Prizes to be won!  

3:30 –4:30 pm  

Mac Market (aka Horticultural Centre) 

Mac Market Activities 

Old fashioned potato sack races and other games with free “Friday Basket” for the winning team! Try some delicious apples from the Mac Campus orchard. 

4:30 to 6:00 pm 

Ceilidh Campus Bar (Centennial Centre) 

MCGSS Trivia and Snacks 

End your day and relax, with some trivia fun and snacks. 

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