Macdonald Campus Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate Orientation – Fall 2019

Events for the Macdonald Graduate Orientation will take place on Thursday, August 29th (downtown campus) and Friday, August 30th (Macdonald Campus). On-line registration will be required for all activities.

A detailed Orientation Schedule is now available. Registration for all Macdonald events will open on August 1st and will close on Monday, August 26th. For registration after this date, or any other questions related to the Orientation, please contact us by e-mail at: gradstudies.macdonald [at]



For news and events at Mac, students can contact the Macdonald Campus Graduate Student Society (MCGSS) or consult the Faculty’s weekly online student newsletter, the MCSS Mouthpiece, for ongoing events being held here at Macdonald Campus.

New Students: Looking for information?

Students, feel welcome to come to the Macdonald Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (MS2-074) with any questions you may have. You can also call us at 514-398-7838 or send an e-mail to gradstudies.macdonald [at] While you most certainly have already been communicating with your Graduate Program Coordinator during the admissions process, you can confirm which team member is responsible for helping students in your program by visiting our Grad Office web page.

Resources for Grad Students

McGill Campus Life and Engagement provides a list of resources available to ensure the success of graduate and postdoctoral students. Mini-courses, seminars, and workshops on how to manage, how to learn and evolve, and how to thrive and excel, during your time as a graduate student at McGill. You can also check out tips on how to succeed in grad studies at McGill from a student’s perspective via the McGill GradLife Blog.

Also available for download are the following McGill graduate student publications:

  • 2019 Summer Emails for New Grads (Campus Life & Engagement)
  • New Graduate Student AskMcGill FAQ Sheet