McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Thu, 07/18/2024 - 18:12

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

La réouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Complément d'information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention.

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Parent & Family Information

McGill Welcome Week and Orientation is a big event — not just for students, but for parents and families of new students as well. We also recommend you visit our FAQ page for family-specific questions. 

Parents Coming to McGill for Move-In Weekend 

Every year, Parents Welcome Weekend welcomes thousands of parents, guardians and incoming students from around the world to McGill’s campus to kick off the university experience and provides an opportunity for new students and their parents to get answers to pressing questions, learn about campus services, and connect with other McGill families. Register today! 

Connecting First-Time McGill Parents Online

As part of McGill Alumni's Send-Off program, kick-start your McGill parent experience by attending virtual panels consisting of parents and students. 

Have questions?

If you have any other questions, parents, guardians, and family members of new students are encouraged to call Campus Life & Engagement (CL&E).

Campus Life & Engagement (CL&E) is your go-to resource for any and all general questions about McGill and Montreal. Our office staff go out of their way to find you the information you need. When you have a question, or don’t know where to go, drop into, email, or call Campus Life & Engagement. CL&E is able to assist and work with incoming students in both official languages.

Opening hours

Office hours: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

  • Telephone: 514-398-6913
  • Email: firstyear [at]
  • In-person: 3600 MacTavish Street, Suite 4100, Montreal, Quebec H3A 0G3

McGill Parents + McGill Alumni Association

Since 1963, the Alumni Association has offered the families of McGill students ways to take part in the life of the University. Stay connected to the McGill community by visiting the website to join and learn more about Parents Tent and other resources, as well as how to receive the McGill News by completing the Parents Information Form. If you can't find answers to your questions online, email us at parents.alumni [at]

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