Welcome Week & Orientation

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Welcome to McGill!

We are happy to welcome you on campus in Fall 2022. McGill Welcome Week and Orientation is your opportunity to get to know McGill University, meet new friends, explore Montreal and kick off your first year at McGill University! There are sub-pages in this section with everything you need to know about: 

Trying to plan your arrival date in Montreal? Here are some key dates:   

  • Move-in week on the Downtown Campus will be from Saturday August 20 until Friday August 26. 

  • For Macdonald Campus activities, move-in weekend will be on Saturday August 20 and Sunday August 21Mac Campus Orientation and Frosh will take place from August 22- 30. 

  • This year, we’re also offering a special Welcome Back to Campus event for returning students on Tuesday August 30, including a service fair, an open house of the Brown Student Services building, food and more!  


Frosh happens from August 25 to 29, 2022 on the Downtown campus, and from August 22 to 29, 2022 at Mac Campus. including 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. Registration and payment will start in late July. Stay tuned for more information! 

Are you an international student?

Check the International Students Services’ pre-arrival webinars page and orientation page where you may find useful additional information.


Access Allies are dispersed throughout each Faculty Frosh and will be identifiable by the “Access Allies” badges they will be wearing. Access Allies are Frosh Leaders and O-Staff who are trained more extensively on how to support accessibility and mental health during Frosh, from providing listening services to identifying accessibility barriers and troubleshooting accessibility needs. 

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