Macdonald Campus Graduate Student Orientation

Macdonald Campus Grad Orientation

Welcome to our Newly Admitted Macdonald Graduate Students!

Discover McGill Graduate Orientation 2020

Graduate Orientation at McGill’s downtown and Macdonald campuses was held in August and early September. Please continue to reach out to your graduate student societies, MCGSS and PGSS for ongoing virtual activities!

If you have not already done so, take a few minutes to view a Welcome Video for McGill graduate students, which covers essential information about services relevant to students' academic success, well-being, and professional development.

As a special “Mac” feature, your Macdonald Campus Graduate Student Society, MCGSS, recorded a special welcome video Mac Campus Covid Diaries to bring you a glimpse of life at Mac Campus during the latter part of the summer.

Contacting us

While the Macdonald Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (MS2-074) is presently closed due to pandemic measures, remember you can contact your Graduate Program Coordinator directly by e-mail or send us a message with any questions you may have to gradstudies.macdonald [at]



Student Life and Campus News

Students can reach out to the Macdonald Campus Graduate Student Society (MCGSS) to find out the latest at Mac from a student’s perspective. You can also consult the Faculty’s weekly online student newsletter, the MCSS Mouthpiece, for news and events being held here at Macdonald Campus.

Additional 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 in the McGill GradLife Blog.

Also available for download are CLE’s Summer 2020 Emails for New Graduate Students, highly relevant and current information to prepare you for coming to McGill. Newly issued emails are added after each sending.

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