Undergraduate Orientation

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Orientation (organized by McGill departments) offers events, workshops, and fun for incoming undergraduate students at McGill during the last two weeks of August. Registration is now open!

Frosh (organized by student groups) offers fun events based on faculty and/or area of interest, and registration is now live on Cvent

There are also events organized by McGill for specific student audiences, including International Student Services Orientation events.

Registration is now open on MyInvolvement!

Visit  MyInvolvement and sign in with your McGill credentials to see and register for our events

Off-Campus Connects (OCX)

Monday August 22nd

9:30 AM - 4:00PM

Off Campus Connects (OCX) is an orientation activity organized for students living off-campus (aka commuter students) in their first year. Join us for outdoor activities, team-based challenges, free food, and more as you explore downtown campus and the neighbouring community!




  • Registration and snack/swag pickup
  • Team bonding


  • Community, competition, and collective fun (big game bonanza)!
  • McGill resources and services introductions


  • FREE lunch!


  • Commuter Amazing Race (McGill campus and Montreal)


  • Closing remarks
  • Winner announcements

Discover McGill Service Fair

Tuesday August 23

9:30AM - 1:00PM

The Discover McGill Service Fair s your chance to learn about McGill's services, clubs, teams, organizations, and faculty associations all in one place. Free food will also be available at lunch time!

Discover McGill Workshop Series

Wednesday August 24th

9:30AM - 9:00PM

The Discover McGill Workshop Series is a full day of in-person workshops, panels, and info sessions for new undergraduate students!

Click the title to register for each session.

Session Title Time
Accueil des étudiants francophones 9:30 - 10:30AM
Strategies for Academic Success 10:30 - 11:30AM
Adaptation to a New Environment & a New Culture 10:30 - 11:30AM
Staying on Track - Student Panel 11:45AM - 12:45PM
Strategies for Academic Success 1:00 - 2:00PM
Learning in Your Second Language 2:15 - 3:15PM
Fostering Inclusive Communities 3:00 - 4:00PM
SciLearn Orientation 7:00 - 9:00PM

Discover McGill: Mature and Re-Entry Student Orientation

Monday August 29

5:00PM - 7:00PM

Are you returning to formal studies after some time away, or transferring into the McGill community? Mature, Re-entry and Transfer students’ orientation is a great opportunity for you to get acquainted with life at McGill. In this session, you will learn about the various support services available to you as a new member of our community, and build connections with some of your peers to make your transition as smooth as possible.

Queer Orientation

Thursday September 1

5:30 - 7:30PM

Queer Orientation is an orientation event hosted by Campus Life & Engagement, Queer McGill and QPIRG (Quebec Public Interest Research Group) for incoming undergraduate and graduate students. Meet other incoming students, learn more about queer resources on and off-campus, participate in a variety of fun activities, and enjoy a free dinner!

First-Generation Orientation

Friday September 2

4:00 - 6:30PM

The First-Generation Welcome Reception and Orientation is hosted by Campus Life & Engagement in collaboration with the 1STUP: Peer Support Group. Meet other incoming First-Generation students, learn more about resources for First-Generation students on campus, talk with First-Generation faculty, staff, and students, and enjoy a free dinner!

Faculty Orientation

Each Faculty hosts its own Orientation activities. Follow the links below for information about your Faculty: 

Agricultural & Environmental Sciences (Macdonald Campus)









Physical & Occupational Therapy

Science (Including B.A & Sc.)

Social Work


August 25-29 (Downtown)
August 22-30 (Mac Campus)

Frosh is a series of fun, multi-day events run by student organizations to help you make connections on campus. Faculty Froshes are exclusive to students who have been accepted into a given faculty. There are also non-Faculty Froshes available to students.

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