Winter Orientation

All newly admitted graduate students beginning their studies in the Winter Term are encouraged to attend the Winter Orientation events.

Discover McGill Winter Orientation: Wednesday, January 6, 2021

This event will provide Winter admit graduate students with the opportunity to learn how they will be supported socially, academically and personally throughout their McGill careers. You will have a chance to speak with some of McGill's most important service representatives, and attend a panel of upper-year graduate students who will share their insights into the graduate experience at McGill.


Start Time Discover McGill Winter Orientation

10:00 am 

Welcome Address & Presentation

10:20 am Services Fair
11:10 am "What I Wish I'd Known (Before Starting Grad School)" Student Panel

Register for Discover McGill Winter Orientation here!

Discover McGill Winter Orientation Socials

Join one of your Winter Orientation Socials for a chance to connect with other incoming graduate students, enjoy some fun activities such as speed-friending! No registration is necessary--event details and Zoom links will be available in the 2020/2021 Entering Class Facebook Group.

  • Wednesday, December 17
  • Thursday, December 18
  • Wednesday, January 13
  • Thursday, January 14

PGSS Orientation Events 

Your Post-Graduate Students' Society is also hosting a number of events for both new and returning graduate students! You can find out more and register at the PGSS' Events page.

  • Orientation Yoga: Wednesday, January 6
  • Paint & Hot Chocolate: Thursday, January 7
  • Mulled Wine & Hot Cocoa: Friday, January 8
  • Talent Show: Friday, January 8
  • Social Soirée: Tuesday, January 15

Macdonald Campus Welcome Meeting: January 5, 2021

Graduate students admitted to Macdonald Campus are invited to the Macdonald Campus Graduate Welcome Meeting on Tuesday, January 5, at 9:00am EST. 

Please see the Macdonald Graduate Orientation page for more information on orientation for Mac Campus Grad Students. Macdonald Campus graduate students are also strongly encouraged to attend the Discover McGill Winter Orientation session on January 6th, 2021, as well as the Winter Orientation and PGSS Social events!

Attention International Students : Click here for information about how to participate in the International Student Brunch hosted by the International Student Services Office.

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