Undergraduate Orientation

Raymond building in the summer time

Welcome to Orientation 2023

Discover Macdonald Campus: August 21–29th

To help you settle into campus life, we have organized a number of orientation activities for you listed in the preliminary schedule below (activities and locations are subject to change, so check back before the date of the event). Final schedules will be available during Orientation Week. Many events require registration, which will open at the beginning of August.


We haven't forgotten you! We have activities scheduled just for you. Visit the Parents page for more details.

Coming from CEGEP?

Can't make Orientation Week? Consider coming for at least part of it. You won’t want to miss the session on Wednesday afternoon “What the Macdonald Student Needs to Know.” For francophone students, there will be an orientation session just for you on Friday, August 25.

Preliminary Orientation 2023 Schedule

Note: You must be logged in to MyInvolvement to register for events.

Time Event description

Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20—Residence Move-in Days

*Indicates parents and families welcome


Residence Move-in (residences.macdonald [at] mcgill.ca (Reservations required). Please call 514-398-7716 if you have not received any information regarding move-in.)

9h00–17h00 Parents Tent* (see parents page for details)

Monday, August 21

*Indicates parents and families welcome


Bank of Montreal (BMO) mobile branch*: Outside Centennial Centre (CC)

9h30–12h00 Macdonald Campus Services Fair*: CC lobby
10h00–11h00 Orientation and Frosh Welcome: CC 1-163
11h00–12h00 Parents Session—Navigating Wellness at McGill*: CC 1-163
12h30–15h30 Walmart Shopping Trip: Leaving from front of Laird Hall
13h15–14h15 Library Session #1: Meet in CC lobby
16h00–17h30 Welcome Reception*: Ceilidh, CC

Tuesday, August 22

10h00–11h00 Library Session #2: Meet in CC lobby
11h15–17h30 Discover McGill Day: Downtown Campus (transportation provided), meet in CC lobby

Wednesday, August 23


"What the Macdonald Campus Student Needs to Know" Info Session: CC 1-163

Student Services Fair: CC Lobby

12h00–13h15 Catered lunch: Ceilidh, CC
13h30–14h30 Freshman Advising for High School Students (mandatory): CC 1-163

Follow-up Freshman Advising: CC 1-150

15h15–16h15 Library Session #3: Meet in CC lobby
17h00 onward Frosh activities

Thursday, August 24

10h00–12h00 Frosh activities
12h00–13h00 Transitioning to University Wellness Session: CC ballroom

Follow-up Freshman Advising: CC 1-150

15h00 onward Frosh activities

Friday, August 25—Downtown comes to Mac

9h00–10h00 Francophone Students Journée d'accueil, Campus Life & Engagement: CC 1-162
10h00–11h00 International Students Welcome Session, International Student Services: CC 1-163
11h00 onward Frosh activities

Online Parents Session—Navigating Wellness at McGill Mac Campus: Zoom

Monday, August 28

All day Frosh activities

Tuesday, August 29

11h00–12h00 Procedures for transferring to Dietetics: CC 1-150
13h15–14h15 Library Session #4 (en français): Meet in CC lobby
15h00 onward Frosh activities

Have questions or concerns regarding orientation?

514-398-7925      |      studentinfo.macdonald [at] mcgill.ca     or     welcome.macdonald [at] mcgill.ca


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