COVID-19 Update

Further to Quebec government directives, McGill University campuses will be closed until further notice. All Campus Life & Engagement in-person activities including workshops and events are cancelled or postponed to a later date. Please check your email for updates. We will be providing limited services through virtual means and will respond to firstyear [at] (emails) during our regular hours 10:00AM – 4:30PM, Monday to Friday.

Family/Parents of New Students

Arriving at McGill is a big event—not just for students, but for parents, guardians and families as well!

Have questions?

First, check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Parents/Family of New Students.

If you have any other questions, parents, guardians and family members of new students are encouraged to call Campus Life & Engagement (CL&E).

Campus Life & Engagement (CL&E) is your go-to resource for any and all general questions about McGill and Montreal. Our office staff go out of their way to find you the information you need. When you have a question, or don’t know where to go, drop into, email, or call Campus Life & Engagement. CL&E is also the home to McGill's First-Year Coordinator and First-Year Assistant to Francophone Students, and plays a central role in planning Orientation events for new students.
Take note: 
Campus Life & Engagement is the new name for what was known as the First-Year Office. If you hear anyone mention that name, that’s us! We still offer you all the great support we did when we were the FYO – and now more (hence the name change).

Opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 10:00am - 4:30pm

  • Telephone
  • Email: firstyear [at]
  • In-person
    3600 MacTavish Street, Suite 4100
    Montreal, Quebec H3A 0G3



McGill Parents + McGill Alumni Association

Since 1963, the Alumni Association has offered the families of McGill students ways to take part in the life of the University. Visit their website to join or learn more about the Parents Tent and other resources, as well as how to receive the McGill News by completing the Parents Information Form.  If you can't find answers to your questions online, call at 514-398-5000 (toll free:1-800-567-5175).

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