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Student life

Where adventures are made.

What's student life like at McGill? It's what you make it. You'll have an engaged, supportive community behind you to explore new directions and discover the things you're most passionate about. Whether you love staying active in student life, or you prefer a campus experience that's low-key, there are clubs, services and events to keep you engaged year-round.

Students selling vegetables at McGill's Farmers' Market

What's happening on campus?

Frosh, film screenings, exhibitions and public lectures on every topic you can think of. Choose your adventure.

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What's your passion?

Journalism, dragon boating, dance, K-pop, trivia or... Quidditch? You name it, we have a club for it.

McGill Memorial Pool

How will you stay active?

Our fitness and recreation centers will keep you moving all year. For some fresh air, take a hike up Mount Royal mountain — it's step's away from our downtown campus.

Photo of Montreal buildings

Where will you live?

Montreal is one of the most affordable places to live in Canada. You can make friends in residences, share an apartment with roommates or find a cosy studio just for you!

Where creativity thrives.

Since 1821, our campuses have been home to dreamers, explorers and change-makers from every field. McGill is a place where new ways of thinking are welcomed, boundaries are tested, and life-changing discoveries are made.

Spots to study

There are lots of quiet spaces across campus to study. Is your perfect nook in a library, or do you excel in a buzzing café?

Eating well

Whatever your taste and budget, you'll find great food on campus. Vegetarian? Vietnamese? Home-style meals in residence? You'll get it here.

Giving back

Are you passionate about helping others and eager to make a difference? Play to your strengths and build new skills by volunteering.

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