The First Year Experience


Academic Advising

Your first year in university can be both exciting and at times intimidating.  Dedicated educators and advisors will be there to support you and ensure a smooth transition to all aspects of university life, while providing the necessary tools to help you navigate your choices ahead.  Contact your foundationyear.macdonald [at] (Academic Advisor).

Student Success Programming

Through a carefully developed student success workshop series, you will be introduced to services offered on the Macdonald Campus and learn about a variety of topics, from time management to resilience. 

Choosing your Major

Majors Fair, which takes place at the end of your first year, will give you an opportunity to learn more about the programs and degrees offered in our faculty. Your foundationyear.macdonald [at] (Academic Advisor) can answer questions you may have about programs and degrees.

Student Life on Campus

The university experience is more than just academics. Students are encouraged to take part in a variety of on-campus activities that help them make new friends, gain new skills, and discover new interests.

The Macdonald Campus is home to dozens of clubs and societies. A list of clubs can be found on the Macdonald Campus Students’ Society website.

Stay active with Macdonald Campus Athletics: blow off some steam in the weight room, join an intramural team, or rent a paddle board.

Thinking About the Future

The McGill Career Planning Service (CaPS) assists students in their career development and search for permanent, part-time, and summer jobs, as well as internships, by providing workshops, individual advising, a comprehensive job posting service, and an extensive Career Resource Centre.  For information about what you can do with various majors, take a look at CaPS Information by Major to explore careers related to the major in which you are interested.


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