CSI McGill (CEGEP Student Information)

Thursday, June 6, 2019

10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Registration runs from 9:00-9:50 a.m. in the Arts Building Lobby-If arriving later in the day, please ensure that you check in at the CL&E Admin table

Note: Registration is now closed!

Who is Invited?

All newly accepted CEGEP students who have confirmed their acceptance and will be starting their studies at McGill in September 2019.  Participating Faculty/Schools include Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Arts, Combined BA & Sc., Education, Engineering, Law, Management, Music, Nursing, Physical & Occupational Therapy, Science (includes Pre-Med and Pre-Dent) and Social Work. 

Why should I attend?

In anticipation of Minerva course registration becoming available to CEGEP students in early June, this orientation event will give you the opportunity to inform yourself about course regulations and registration procedures. It is also a chance to meet senior students, staff from Campus Life & Engagement and Student Services, as well as Faculty and/or Departmental Advisers.

Topics covered include

  • Understanding the e-calendar and the structure of programs at McGill
  • Making the most of your academic advising sessions
  • Introduction to academics - i.e. course credits, required courses vs. complementary vs. elective courses, majors/minors, etc.
  • Campus resources and the people of McGill
  • Minerva registration “how-to” and an introduction to the Visual Schedule Builder

Schedule of the Day (TO BE CONFIRMED)

(see descriptions of sessions below)

9:00 am -9:50 am

Registration & Refreshments - Please arrive for Registration at the Arts Building Lobby 

10:00 - 11:00 am University 101 English OR French session
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Minerva "How-To" Sessions
12:15 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 2:15 pm Pre-Registration Advising Information Session
2:30 - 3:30 pm Drop-In Departmental Advising (for some Faculties)
2:30 - 4:00 pm Office for Students with Disabilities Drop-In
3:15 - 4:45 pm Optional French Placement Tests (see description below)
3:15 - 4:45 pm Optional English Placement Tests (see description below)
3:30 - 5:30 pm CSI Social "McGill Chill" and Services Fair

Session Descriptions

University 101 - Offered in English and French (Please indicate your preference when you register.  All other sessions available in English only.)

Learn about the program structure of the university; major, minor, pre-requisites, credits and much more!
Tips & tricks on registration; how it works and who can help!

Minerva “How-To” Sessions

Learning how to navigate Minerva; adding classes, Course Registration Numbers (CRN), Visual Schedule Builder (VSB), wait lists, etc.
Get informed on deadlines for registration (adding classes and dropping them)


Lunch will be provided for free.  Dietary accommodations will be made for gluten free, vegetarian and vegan diets. Be sure to indicate your preferred choice in the registration form.

Service Fair

Get answers to your questions and meet representatives from many of the support services that exist here at McGill University. 

Pre-Registration Advising Information Session

Faculty/School specific information sessions to help you prepare for course registration.

Drop-In Departmental Advising (for some Faculties/Schools)

An opportunity to talk to an Advisor about YOUR program and get an answer to any questions you may have!

Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) Drop-In

Meet an Access Services Advisor who will be available to answer your questions about academic accommodations at McGill. If you have a disability, mental health condition, chronic illness or other impairment that may impact your studies, drop by the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD).

Optional English Placement Tests

For students who speak English as a second language wanting to register for one of the three courses in academic writing (English for Academic Purposes) offered by the McGill Writing Center.

Optional French Placement Test Interviews

For students who want to take credited French as a Second Language courses offered by McGill University's French Language Centre, you have a 2 step process.  First, you will need to do the online placement test in advance of CSI McGill day (ie, not later than Wednesday, June 5th).  Second, on CSI McGill day, you will go for your interview which will determine your class section for course registration.  Please contact flc [at] mcgill.ca if you have any questions.

CSI Social - "McGill Chill"

After a full day of learning exciting new things about your new school, relax with the COMunity Connectors and other peer supporters.  Join us to have fun with all the amazing incoming students you met throughout the day. Snacks will be provided.  Prizes to be won!

Have accessibility concerns or questions? Click here to learn more about Accessibility at CSI.

CL&E sent out e-mail invitations in May to all newly admitted CEGEP students. Invitations were sent to the e-mail address that you used to apply to McGill, so make sure to check your inboxes (and junk mail folders) regularly!  For further information, please contact Campus Life & Engagement (CL&E) at 514-398-6913 or firstyear [at] mcgill.ca (e-mail us).