Registration for Summer 2021 Pre-Arrival webinars now open! 

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! Please note that we offer multiple sessions of almost all of our webinars for your convenience!

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

New international undergraduate students can get more information on pre-arrival webinars from International Student Services (ISS). To view the schedule and to register click here. For webinars on Montreal, they are also accepting interested domestic students to attend. Check out their website for more information. 

Important to note: Please be sure to register for webinars in advance to secure your spot, webinar spots are first come first serve. 

Summer 2021 Pre-Arrival Webinars



Intro to McGill 101 

May 18th, 2021 @ 6 PM EDT


May 19th, 2021 @ 10 AM EDT

Say goodbye to pre-university confusion and frustration—McGill 101 has arrived! In this webinar, you will learn the basics of McGill 101, an online information hub for all new McGill undergraduate students containing videos, quizzes, and much more. We’ll show you how to access and navigate myCourses, McGill’s course management platform you will use throughout your studies. We’ll also explain how you can earn badges in each module to be entered into our end-of-summer prize draw! With information on everything from course registration to getting involved, McGill 101 is an invaluable resource to kick-start the whole of your McGill career.


Intro to McGill 101 Webinar recording

Dollars and Sense: Planning for Your Time at McGill


June 14th, 2021 @ 10 AM EDT


June 15th, 2021 @ 6 PM EDT

Time to talk money with Financial Aid Counsellor Alison Mackay, who will highlight the services, resources and day-to-day budgeting basics needed as you prepare for your studies at McGill. Hosted by Scholarships and Student Aid.

Dollars and Sense Webinar Recording

Know Your Rights


June 18th, 2021 @ 2 PM EDT


July 16th, 2021 @ 10 AM EDT

In this 60-minute workshop on legal literacy, students will learn about housing rights, student rights (with respect to McGill policies), and employment rights. They will explore different scenarios, and their legal rights within each scenario. By the end of the workshop, participants should be better equipped to advocate for themselves.

Know Your Rights Webinar Recording

All About Housing (Residences)

June 19th, 2021 @ 10 AM EDT


June 20th, 2021 @ 6 PM EDT

Please join us for this interactive information session to answer the question: Why should I choose to live in McGill University Residences? We will discuss the various building options, programming and community, meal plans and more. We look forward to answering your questions at the end of the session and getting students excited to start their academic and personal community relationships at McGill.

All About Housing (Residences) Recording

Housing (Off-Campus)


June 22nd, 2021 @ 6 PM EDT


June 23rd, 2021 @ 10 AM EDT

Topics for this webinar include services, resources, and communities available to McGill students living off-campus (i.e. NOT in a McGill Residence). Whether an off-campus first-year, transfer student of any age, or an exchange student, there is something for everyone in this webinar, and you'll be thankful you have this introduction to living in Montreal as a McGill student! Hosted by Sarah Mae Mariano, Off-Campus & Commuter Programming Coordinator at Campus Life & Engagement and Amanda Rosenberg, Off-Campus Housing Coordinator at Student Housing & Hospitality Services.

Housing (Off-Campus) Webinar Recording

Housing (Off-Campus) Webinar Slides

MTL Healthcare Community

June 29th, 2021 @ 6 PM EDT


June 30th, 2021 @ 10 AM EDT

In this webinar, we will review the different types of health insurance coverage as they apply to Quebec, out of province, and international students at McGill. We'll explore your physical and mental healthcare options both on and off campus, including virtual care services. Information about local COVID-19 testing, treatment, and vaccination will also be discussed.

MTL Healthcare Community Webinar Recording 

MTL Healthcare Community Webinar Slides

Learning with Zoom


July 6th, 2021 @ 6 PM EDT


July 7th, 2021 @ 10 AM EDT

Interested in learning the basics of Zoom for engaging in your courses? This interactive webinar hosted by TLS will let you explore and familiarize yourself with Zoom, a reliable web conferencing tool that allows instructors to convene online meetings with students, chat with or without video enabled, and deliver presentations. We will go over how to use Zoom as a student, practice using some common features, and give you tips and techniques to support your learning success.

Learning With Zoom Webinar Recording

Fostering Inclusive Communities

July 13th, 2021 @ 6 PM EDT


July 14th, 2021 @ 10 AM EDT

In this 90-minute workshop on inclusive community building, participants will learn terminology related to anti-oppression. They will examine the different ways in which students share space. Exploring microaggressions and their effects, participants will leave with strategies for engendering more equitable communities.

Spilling the Tea: What I Wish I Had Known (Student Panel)


July 20th, 2021 @ 6 PM EDT


July 21st, 2021 @ 10 AM EDT

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. From this student panel, 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! Moderated by Caitlin Mehrotra, Undergraduate Orientation Coordinator at Campus Life & Engagement and presented by current McGill students.

What I Wish I Had Known Student Panel Recording

University 101: Academic Culture & Expectations


July 27th, 2021 @ 6 PM EDT


July 28th, 2021 @ 10 AM EDT

You’ve made it to McGill! This is a huge accomplishment for you and all your peers. Maybe you’re used to a straight-A average, but now, so is everyone around you! And things can get competitive. What does it mean to hit the books at one of the top universities in the world? What happens if you fail an assignment or even a class? How do you balance your GPA and your well-being? We’ve created this webinar to help you feel confident and comfortable learning in a university environment by demystifying McGill's Academic Culture. Presented by Caitlin Mehrotra and Jo Griffin, Undergraduate Orientation Coordinators at Campus Life & Engagement.

Academic Culture and Expectations Webinar Recording

Academic Culture and Expectations Slides

Parents: How to Support Your New McGill Student

Aug. 3rd, 2021 @ 6 PM EDT


August 4th, 2021 @ 10 AM EDT

Are you wondering how you can support your child as they transition to McGill as new university students, both now and throughout their first year? Some of the topics covered in this webinar include: the role of parents/family, support resources at McGill, confidentiality, transition issues which may arise, health insurance, and the role of Campus Life & Engagement in supporting new students. Presented by Caitlin Mehrotra, Undergraduate Orientation Programs Coordinator, Jean Willet, Senior Administrative and Student Affairs Coordinator, and Sarah Mae Mariano, Off-Campus & Commuter Programming Coordinator at Campus Life & Engagement.

Parents Webinar Recording

Parents Webinar Slides

Getting Involved at McGill! 

August 10th, 2021 @ 6 PM EDT


August 11th, 2021 @ 10 AM EDT

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'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. Presented by Joan Butterworth, Leadership Training Engagement Facilitator at Campus Life & Engagement and Karla Heisele Cubilla, VP Student Life at SSMU.

Getting Involved at McGill Webinar Recording

Social Connections for Undergraduate Students!


August 17th, 2021 @ 6 PM EDT


August 18th, 2021 @ 10 AM EDT

Social Connections: We have all heard about the importance of social connections. This interactive webinar will cover some tips on making connections during the online semester and give you a chance to connect with one another virtually. We'll also talk about some self-care strategies for when you start feeling Zoom fatigue! Presented by Despina Xanthoudakis, Student Life and Engagement Coordinator at Campus Life & Engagement.

Social Connections Webinar Recording

Social Connections Webinar Slides


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