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Orientation for New International Students

Winter OrientationWinter Orientation: 2024

Events Schedule: More events and details are being updated

To be in the know before you even begin the semester, make sure to participate in the virtual Pre-Arrival Webinars.

International Student Orientation events are open to NEW McGill international undergraduate, graduate, and exchange students starting in January 2024. For campus-wide orientation, please visit the Campus-Life and Engagement website!

Questions? Email us at events.iss [at]

International Student Orientation Brunch

bagelsSaturday, January 6th, 10:30am
Where: New Residence Hall, Ballroom (3625 Ave de Parc)
Registration here!

Fill up on information and a (free) warm meal in great company. 

This event will provide you with an overview of what you need to know as an international student at McGill;

This brunch will give you an opportunity to connect with other new international students starting in January!

Bitesize: Sink your teeth into your new city! Bitesize

Right after the Orientation week,  we will lead a small group of Bitesize MTL excursions, which will give you a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the flavors of Montreal, topped off by enjoying some quintessential local snacks in great company.

Please check the registrations closer to the date of the tours, as new spots may open up at the last moment. 

Cheap Eats Montreal (under $10!) Friday, January 5th 5pm - 8pm Register here
Mont-Royal and Beaver Lake Sunday, January 7th 2pm - 4pm Register here


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