Frequently asked questions

When is Open House?

Open House 2019 will take place on Sunday, October 20 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.

Do I have to register to attend McGill's Open House, and if so, how?

Yes! Please register through McGill in Mind for a chance to win fabulous door prizes, pre-register for Open House!

Can I visit Macdonald campus during Open House?

Macdonald campus will not be open for visitors on the day of Open House, but representatives from the Campus will be on-hand at the Bronfman Building (Corner of Sherbrooke and McTavish Streets), to answer questions about Macdonald campus programs, residences and student services.

Are there other Open House dates or opportunities to visit McGill?

Open House is held once a year at McGill; however, the Welcome Centre is available year-round for guided tours and information on visiting McGill.

Where can I find further details about the activities available at Open House?

The Open House Activity Schedule will be posted on our website in early October. Please be sure to check back a few days before the event for any last minute schedule changes. For reasons of sustainability, we will not have printed schedules at the event, however, we are offering free Wi-Fi so that visitors may access all information related to Open House through their mobile devices. We will also have large format schedules posted on site.

Will information on graduate studies at McGill be available at Open House?

Representatives will be available to provide information about graduate studies, admissions, funding and more. Speak with graduate faculty staff and students who will be on hand at Redpath Hall during Open House. Graduate Studies Information Sessions will be offered throughout the day, please consult the Graduate Studies tab. For further information about applying, including admission requirements and deadlines, see the Future Graduate Students web site.  

Where can I stay during my visit?

Several hotels are located in walking distance from McGill's downtown campus. Some Montreal hotels offer preferential rates to McGill visitors. For more information, see the list of McGill Affiliated Hotels.

Will visitor parking be available?

McGill University's downtown campus is closed off to vehicle traffic, but many commercial parking lots and metered parking spots are available nearby. Please see: https://mcgill.ca/transport/parking/downtown/visitors