Fall Orientation

The focus is on you during Orientation Week and the different events and Froshes at McGill provide fun and exciting opportunities for everyone in our diverse student population.  That's why we ask all new undergraduate students to be on campus the week before school starts. Orientation Week and Froshes are not only a great way to make new friends during your first week at McGill, but also give students a chance to explore the world-class city of Montreal before hitting the books!

If you are a new student who will be studying on the Macdonald campus, visit this page for information on your Orientation.

Campus Life & Engagement’s Discover McGill Day occurs on the Tuesday of Orientation Week and is the campus-wide orientation event for all new McGill undergraduate students. Froshes are multi-day events run by student organizations and bring new students together in a social environment. They are an excellent way to get oriented to the city and to social life at McGill. You can register for your Faculty Frosh or for any of the Non-Faculty Froshes.

Here's a quick peek at this year's schedule:

Orientation Week 2018 (Downtown Campus) - August 27 - September 2, 2018

Saturday/Sunday, August 25 & 26 Residence Move-In Days (Date depends on the Residence to which you are assigned.)
Monday, August 27 Rez Fest I
Off-Campus Connects
Tuesday, August 28 Discover McGill (University & Faculty Orientation events)
Wednesday, August 29 Advising Day and Discover McGill’s Academic Expectations Day 
Thursday, August 30 - Sunday, September 2 Frosh (exact dates vary by Frosh; may extend to some activities on Monday, September 4)
* Please also check on your Faculty's websites for possibilities of advising sessions on those days.
Monday, September 3

Labour Day (University Closed)

Tuesday, September 4

Classes Start


There will also be information sessions for specific student populations:

  • Transfer student information session (Thursday, August 30)
  • Session d'accueil pour étudiant(e)s francophones (Wednesday, August 29) (Downtown Campus)
  • Session d'accueil pour étudiant(e)s francophones (Friday, August 31) (Macdonald Campus)
  • International student info sessions and events (TBC)


Registration happens on the McGill Orientation Week website in early August. Watch for your e-mail invitation from Campus Life & Engagement.