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Student life

Current campus status

Learn what to expect and how you can prepare for the Fall semester at the Return to Campus Fall 2021 page. Watch the recording of the June 2 Town Hall on the Fall semester here.

Over the summer, public health restrictions will change as Montreal moves through different alert levels. Find out what is currently open and what is allowed at McGill.

Student life

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Clubs and associations

You can get involved in McGill student life from anywhere! Whether you're looking for SSMU Clubs such as hobby, identity-based, or athletic groups, or for a Faculty-specific club, the web page linked below will help you find student-run organizations available to join.

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student government

McGill undergrads are members of the Student's Society of McGill University (SSMU), which represents their voices and interests, facilitates a health and dental plan and oversees many student-run Clubs and Services.

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Graduate and post graduate student government

All graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at McGill are members of the Post Graduate Students' Society (PGSS). This body advocates for its membership and provides social and academic services including health-related services.

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Macdonald Campus undergrad student government

The Macdonald Campus Students' Society (MCSS) represents undergrads and diploma students in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The MCSS offers various services and is involved in academic and social affairs.

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Macdonald Campus grad student government

The Macdonald Campus Graduate Students’ Society (MCGSS) is part of the Post Graduate Students' Society and represents the graduate students at McGill’s Macdonald Campus, offering their membership a variety of resources, services and events.

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Continuing Studies student government

Continuing Studies students are members of McGill’s Association of Continuing Education Students (MACES), which advocates on behalf of its membership and provides them with facilities, guidance and a variety of services.

Student support services available remotely

Campus Life and Engagement

Campus Life and Engagement is a proud member of Student Services and supports all students through the different stages of their time at McGill, from acceptance to graduation. In addition to providing information on their website about topics like living in Montreal and navigating McGill's services and departments, CL&E is also offering limited services remotely and responding to student emails during their business hours.

More information for incoming undergrads and graduate students

COVID FAQs for first-year students

Connect with your peers through Students Helping Students

Get in touch with CL&E

First Peoples' House

First Peoples' House is a member of Student Services and offers academic, community and cultural support to McGill's Indigenous students. The unit also hosts events, serves as a residence and provides academic advising which can be accessed remotely.

Ask an Advisor

International Student Services

International Student Services offers information and resources to McGill international students, including regular immigration information webinars, online Q&As with licensed immigration advisors and social and wellness programming. Check out their COVID-19 Resource Page for tons of useful information on topics like travel restrictions to Canada, health insurance, immigration and more. Still have case-specific questions? Their team is available to help remotely—for immigration advising, please fill out an advising request form.  

Access information on the ISS website

See COVID-19 resources for international students

Get in touch or book an online Advising appointment

Legal Information Clinic

The Legal Information Clinic at McGill has adapted some of its services so that they are accessible remotely. Students can get in touch with the Clinic's team by phone or email for help obtaining legal information, referrals and Commissioner of Oaths services. Students can also consult the Clinic for assistance in navigating academic disputes with the University.

Legal information services


myInvolvement is your online portal for student involvement and skillsbuilding, and to see your Co-curricular record (CCR). Access myInvolvement to discover workshops, events, volunteer opportunities, and more, including many remote opportunities. Learn more about myInvolvement on this website or access the platform directly using your McGill credentials.

Learn more about myInvolvement

Access the platform directly

Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

The McGill Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (MORSL) is dedicated to supporting every student’s inner wellness across all religious, secular and spiritual identities, and to creating a more inclusive culture. They offer virtual services, programming and community faith connections on- and off- campus. This Winter, join in live online classes in meditation techniques and yoga, or catch up on your own schedule with their YouTube videos and guiding resources. You can also discover different faith communities at McGill through the MORSL website.

View online resources

Connect with a faith community at McGill

Service Point

You can connect with a Service Point agent through phone, chat, email, or virtual appointment.

Connect with Service Point

Vivre McGill en français

This web portal can help you discover the French side of McGill! Connect with the University's French-speaking community, learn about taking language classes, access resources on- and off-campus, and more.

Vivre McGill en français


Student group services available remotely


SSMU has assembled a helpful FAQ page with information about how to safely create, manage and get involved with undergraduate student groups.

Read the FAQ

Virtual engagement strategies

Many student-run groups and associations are adapting their usual in-person programming to be accessible remotely. Check out the resources below for useful information on hosting effective virtual meetings, strategies for adapting activities and tips for promoting student engagement remotely.

Virtual engagement strategies for students


IT platforms for connection and collaboration

All students have access to the following IT platforms that can be used for a variety of different purposes, from large events to small study sessions, one-on-one conversations or sharing a virtual meal with friends.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a chat-based collaboration space that allows a group of people to communicate and organize information in a single area.

Learn more about Microsoft Teams


Cisco Webex is a web conferencing platform that enables you to collaborate virtually for meetings, classes or events.

Learn more about WebEx


Zoom is a web conferencing tool which allows people to easily convene online meetings with each other, chat with or without video enabled, and deliver presentations while maintaining a good quality connection among all participants. There are also many cool functions available including screensharing, whiteboard, breakout rooms and more!

Learn more about Zoom

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