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Welcome Reception & Orientation 2021

Are you a First-Generation student at McGill? Campus Life & Engagement invites you to this year's virtual First-Generation Orientation on August 31st from 12 PM-2 PM! From meeting with First-Gen alumni and professors, to finding out about the amazing resources and services available at McGill, this Orientation can help act as your guide during your time at McGill. You will also have a chance to meet other incoming First-Gen students during a Q&A session and ask any questions that you may have about navigating life at McGill. We can’t wait to see you there! 

First-year students, please click here to sign up for First-Generation Orientation!

Returning students can register for First-Gen orientation here!

 Date Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Time 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT

Location  On Zoom


Time Activity
12:00 -
Welcome from Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies), and Professor Terri Givens, Provost’s Academic Lead and Advisor on the Action Plan to Address Anti-Black Racism
12:15 -
12:20 pm

Welcome Activity: Speed Friending on Glimpse

12:20 -
12:35 pm

First Generation Resource Presentations:

  • Wellness and Resilience with Sarah Towle, founder of 1st Up
  • 1st Up: Peer Support with Naya El Mokbel and Homa Azodi
  • Campus Resources and Support with Daria Lisus 
12:35 -
1:25 pm
First-Gen Student Panel and Q&A
1:25 -
Closing Remarks and Feedback
1:30-2:00 Social Activity
File 2021 First Generation Orientation Presentation

We would like to acknowledge that McGill University is located on unceded land, which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabeg nations. McGill honours, recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet today.

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