Discover McGill: Academic Expectations Day Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Do you have concerns about your study skills or what a university workload will entail? Perhaps you will be studying in English for the first time? If so, make sure you take advantage of and register for the workshops offered on Discover McGill's Academic Expectations Day which will provide you with plenty of tips and advice on how you can get a head start on your university career.


The following workshops are normally available during Discover McGill Academic Expectations Day. Schedules are listed first for each campus, and descriptions of each workshop are at the bottom of this page.

Faculties may have orientation on this day and faculty orientation should be your priority.

Take note: Attendance at workshops is first come, first served for seating and many sessions fill up quickly!

Downtown Campus Schedule - Wednesday, August 29, 2018 

TIME FDA Auditorium Leacock 132

9:30-10:30

Session d’accueil (Information Session for Francophone students studying in English for the first time.)

Academic Culture for International Students

10:40 – 10:50

 Welcome & Schedule Review (For all First-Year Students) - Both locations

10:50 – 11:50

Simple Strategies for Successful Students

Making the Grade

11:50 – 12:05

Break

12:05 – 13:05

Making the Grade

Untangling the Academic Web

13:05 – 13:20

Break

13:20 – 14:20

Untangling the Academic Web

Simple Strategies for Successful Students

14:20 – 14:35

Break

14:35 - 15:35

 

McGill’s Frugal Scholar Money Management Program

Macdonald Campus Sample Schedule - Friday, August 31, 2018 

TIME SESSION - (2018 SCHEDULE) LOCATION

10:00 - 11:00

Session d’accueil (Information Session for Francophone students studying in English for the first time.)

R3-045

10:00 - 11:00

International Students Welcome Information/Orientation Session

R2-045

11:00 - 12:00

Making the Grade

R2-045

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch (sponsored by Student Services, Macdonald Campus)

Ceilidh, Centennial Centre

1:15 - 2:15

Simple Strategies for Successful Students

R2-045

 


Session d'acceuil pour étudiants francophones

Pendant la session d'acceuil pour étudiants francophones, l'Adjointe aux étudiants francophones vous souhaitera elle-même la bienvenue et vous communiquera des informations essentielles pour réussir à McGill. Cette session de bienvenue sera aussi l'occasion de rencontrer d'autres étudiants francophones.

Academic Culture for International Students (Downtown Campus)

Use this workshop to prepare for academic culture in North America (and specifically at McGill) in this helpful session addressing cultural differences and opportunities in the classroom.

Simple Strategies for Successful Students

You have been accepted into McGill because you have all proven yourselves to be successful students.  This session hopes to keep you staying successful by introducing strategies and resources to create the work/life balance necessary to have you master the adjustment to the challenges of university life.

Making the Grade

Come and get useful tips to help ensure that you make the most of your class time, and discover the range of resources available to help you learn effectively by using your individual talents.  Realize some of the things that your professors do both in and out of class and what you can reasonably expect of them.  Find out how to prepare for exams, and what you can gain from our teaching assistants.   Learn how to decide if a particular course is right for you.

McGill's Frugal Scholar Money Management Program (Downtown Campus)

At this session the Frugal Scholar Money Management Program will be highlighted. McGill's Scholarships and Student Aid Office (SSAO) shares the concerns of students who worry about managing their finances successfully over the course of their degree. That's why SSAO has worked directly with students for students to create a comprehensive program designed to help students budget effectively and graduate with manageable debt. Facts on Fees will provide newly admitted students with information about e-billing, guest access, billing dates and the consequences of non-payment. Find out about payment procedures, fee policies, how and when you will be billed, explore the Minerva menus related to fees and discuss how to set up banking in Montreal.

Untangling the Academic Web (Downtown Campus)

Feeling overwhelmed by the idea of doing academic research? The library can help! Come learn about the extensive resources and services available to you at the McGill Library, from study spaces and computers to millions of books and journal articles. In this session,you will learn how to navigate the library’s website to get started and access the library’s electronic resources 24/7.

International Students Welcome Information/Orientation Session (Macdonald Campus)

An information session to learn more about immigration advising services and everything you need to know about your health insurance plan. The session will be followed by a Q&A period with McGill immigration advisors.