Want to hear from some McGill experts, while you sit in the comfort of your own home? 
Then you should look into joining a McGill pre-arrival webinar that's designed to help you both before and after your arrival at McGill!

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Upcoming Pre-Arrival Webinars organized by Campus Life & Engagement

All webinar times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST). Use TheTimeZoneConverter.com if you need to calculate the time for your time zone.


What I Wish I Had Known as a First-Year (Student Panel)

Hosted by students in Campus Life & Engagement

  • Monday, July 30 at 9:00AM EST  
  • Wednesday, August 1 at 5:30 PM EST 

The “What I Wish I Had Known as a First-Year” webinar is an opportunity to learn about life at McGill from upper-year students. You'll hear tips and honest advice they wish they had received when they were once in your shoes! Have a question? The webinar will feature multiple Q&A opportunities for you to ask students who have been through it all!


Living Off-Campus

Hosted by Campus Life & Engagement (Off-Campus and Commuter Student Support) and Student Housing & Hospitality (Off-Campus Housing)

  • Tuesday, July 24 at 11:00 AM EST 
  • Thursday, July 26 at 5:30 PM EST 

    Learn about the services, resources, and communities available to you as a McGill student living off-campus (i.e. not in a McGill Residence). Whether you are an off-campus first-year, transfer student of any age, native Montrealer who already knows this city like the back of your hand, or an exchange student, there will be something for everyone in this webinar, and you'll be thankful you had this introduction to living in Montreal as a McGill student!


    Getting Involved at McGill

    Hosted by Campus Life & Engagement and the Students' Society of McGill University

    • Thursday, August 2 at 11:00 AM EST 
    • Thursday, August 2 at 5:30 PM EST 
    • Thursday, August 9 at 5:30 PM EST 

    The most frequent advice our upper-year students offer to the entering class is to get involved. Research has also shown that getting involved can help university students transition successfully into their first year since it allows them to connect with peers and to their new community. Early connections are key because when you feel that you have made a successful transition to your new school, you are more likely to thrive! This webinar aims to help students discover what opportunities for learning and development exist beyond the classroom and lecture hall. We designed this webinar to enrich students' university experiences by providing information on the benefits of getting involved and how to take those first steps towards engagement. We'll also tell you about our resources for getting involved and share tips and tools on how to manage your time and better appreciate the value of getting involved. 


    Tips for a Healthy First Year

    Hosted by Healthy McGill

    • Monday, August 13 at 9:30 AM EST 

    Get valuable and practical tips from current students at Healthy McGill, McGill’s health promotion team, to help you achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle at McGill. We’ll talk about coping with stress, building healthy relationships at university, being active, and more! We recognize that “healthy” means something different to everyone, and connect you to the information, resources, and support you need to make decisions that are right for you.


    Parents:  How to Support Your New McGill Student 


    • Wednesday, August 15 at 6:30 PM EST 
    • Thursday, August 16 at 12:00 PM EST

    Are you wondering how you can support your child as they transition to McGill as new university students, both now and during their first year?  Join Leslie Copeland, McGill's First-Year Coordinator, and learn what she has to share from her many years of working with first year students.  Some of the topics covered include:  the role of parents/family, support resources at McGill, confidentiality, transition issues that may arise, health insurance, and the role of Campus Life and Engagement in supporting new students.


    More webinars coming in August

    Topics include:  Safer Partying, Sex and Healthy Relationships, and Safer Sex

    All webinar times are in Eastern Time (ET). Use TheTimeZoneConverter.com if you need to calculate the time for your time zone.


    Recordings of Past Webinars from Campus Life & Engagement

    University 101

    During this webinar series, we explained what McGill's academic year looks like, how McGill's faculties, schools and programs are structured, and reviewed important course registration info. We also provided you with essential resources, tips and tools for you to take advantage of now before your arrival at McGill. 

    Click on the link below to be directed to a recording of this webinar. Please note that this webinar contains a Question & Answer segment at the end. 

    University 101 resource document:  PDF icon university_101_resource_guide_fall_2018.pdf


    Other Pre-Arrival Webinars and Online Events at McGill

    An archive of webinars for newly admitted students is available on the I've Been Accepted website.

    New international students: Pre-Arrival Webinars from International Student Services (ISS) provide information for everything you need to know about immigration, health insurance, and how various systems work in Canada (banking, cell phones, public transit, etc.).

    Meet your classmates at an online Send-Off brought to you by McGill Alumni! Sign in from your home, smartphone or tablet, chat with classmates from all over the world and walk away with several new connections before arriving on campus. 

    The Office for Students with Disabilities hosts live online Q&A info sessions for incoming students throughout the summer.