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Orientation is a great time for all new graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to familiarize themselves with the University and find answers to any question they might have.

More information on and registration for the events happening during Orientation can be found on the Orientation Week site.

Orientation Week events for new graduate students and postdoctoral researchers include:

Discover McGill Welcome Event

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - Redpath Hall (3641 McTavish Street)

This university orientation will provide you with information and introductions that will help ensure you have a strong start to your graduate and/or postdoctoral career at McGill.  Representatives from each of the Students Services as well as the University administrative and support services will be available for you to meet and to provide you with answers to your questions.

Take note: To help with the smooth flow of the evening, we are inviting Faculties to come at different times.  Should you not be available for your Faculty's specific timeslot, please register anyway and feel free to come when you can. The times below are the requested Faculty times for arriving only. They are not restrictions for how long you can stay, although Graduate Orientation booths will be staffed until 19:00. The times below are also the times when your Faculty Deans have been asked to be present.

  • 15:30-16:30 - Dentistry, Medicine, and Science

  • 16:30-17:30 - Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Engineering, and Law

  • 17:30-18:30 - Arts, Education, Management, Music, and Religious Studies

Discover McGill Academic Expectations

Monday, August 31 - Thursday, September 3, 2015

These workshops are geared toward students new to graduate and postdoctoral studies and aim to provide an introduction to many of the services here at McGill, and how to navigate and best use these services during your studies. A special series of workshops on applying for funding is also offered.

PGSS Social Events

Wednesday, September 2 - Friday, September 11, 2015

Events and activities hosted by the Post-Graduate Students' Society (PGSS), such as campus tours, city tours, trivia nights, Thomson House(Warming) Party, and more!

Departmental Orientations

Dates vary

Orientation and information sessions organized by your department. For information on departmental orientations, wait to hear from your department or contact your Graduate Program Coordinator (for contact information, consult a list of graduate program contacts).