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.

Undergraduate Students

Congratulations and welcome to McGill!

We hope you are excited about starting your undergraduate studies at McGill. We are! Since this is your first time at McGill University, it’s important for you to know that Campus Life & Engagement (CL&E, pronounced "clay") is here for you. As a service for everyone “new” at McGill, our office provides year-long support for new McGill students and/or first-time university students. Please don't hesitate to contact us, especially when you aren’t sure where to go with your questions or concerns. We are a phone call, email or drop-in visit away from helping you find the answers to your questions.

From your New Student Advisor, Campus Life & Engagement (CL&E)

On behalf of Campus Life & Engagement (CL&E), I would like to warmly welcome you to the vibrant community that makes up McGill University! Your undergraduate degree is a formative period, and I am thrilled that you have chosen McGill for this exciting phase in your life.

CL&E (pronounced like “clay”) is a proud member of McGill’s Student Services, and we are here to serve as your key to success and go-to hub for connecting all new students. The CL&E team is here to help you navigate the ins-and-outs of McGill, working with departments and student organizations to build a rewarding and well-rounded university experience for you.

A big part of CL&E’s portfolio is to help you transition into university life through our Orientation programs. We’ll be sending you regular updates to your email, posting on our Facebook and Instagram, and the McGill Entering Class of 2020-2021 group

Beyond your first year at McGill, CL&E is here to offer you with leadership development, peer program networks, and support systems to best suit your student needs. Check out our Student Support & Services page for a detailed look at ways you can become involved and empowered at McGill!

If you have any questions during your transition into McGill—or at anytime during your degree—please do not hesitate to contact us! We either know the answer to your questions, or know someone who does.

All the best,

Gilbert Lin
New Student Advisor, Campus Life & Engagement (CL&E) | Student Services


Back to top