Important Academic Dates

 This information is intended as a guideline. Consult the complete list of events and deadlines for the academic year.

2017


January 17

Course Change (add/drop) deadline for Winter term


January 26

➪ Deadline for course or university withdrawal (grade of W or W--) WITH fee refund


March 7

Deadline for course or university withdrawal (grade of W or W--) with NO fee refund


Feb. 27-Mar. 3

Study Break


Beginning April 1 (Summer newly-admitted students)

International students may activate their health insurance contract by accessing Minerva Student International Student Health Insurance Coverage Form. Doing this will allow you to pick up your health insurance card along with your student ID card upon arrival at McGill University.


April 11

Classes end for Winter term


April 13

➪  Exams begin. See www.mcgill.ca/students/exams/ for the complete exam schedule (April 13-28)


April 14

➪ Good Friday, University closed


April 17

➪ Easter Monday, University closed


April 28

➪  Exams end


April 30

➪  Rez move out: If you need to stay in residence more than 24 hours after your last exam, contact the service desk of  your residence area for permission.


June 1

➪ Students from the US apply for US Direct Loans by this date. Go to www.mcgill.ca/studentaid/government/us for information on how to apply for US Direct Loans when attending a foreign school


June 6

➪  Last day to register for guaranteed accommodation in McGill Residences (Midnight Montreal time on June 6th, 2017.)


June 9

Course registration begins for newly admitted Quebec CEGEP students (scholarship recipients only)  
CSI McGill (CEGEP student information session)


June 12

Course registration begins for all newly admitted Quebec CEGEP students


June 16

➪  Course registration begins for scholarship recipients only who are:

  • Students admitted to year U0 (Freshman year)
  • Students admitted to year U1 (this includes students who will be completing Advanced Levels or CAPE, French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate or at least one year of university).

 


June 19

Course registration begins for all students admitted to year U1 (this includes students who will be completing Advanced Levels or CAPE, French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate or at least one year of university).

Early pick-up of ID cards begins for Quebec CEGEP students at Service Point.
You must be registered for at least one course 24 hours before you obtain your McGill ID card
Early pick-up of ID cards begins for Macdonald campus students
Make sure to fill in the "Emergency Contact" information on Minerva


June 20

Registration begins for all new undergraduate students admitted to year U0 (Freshman year) in Arts (including Social Work), BA & Sc, Education, Management, Music and Religious Studies


June 21

Registration begins for all new undergraduate students admitted to year U0 (Freshman year) in Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Engineering (including Architecture), Nursing, Physical & Occupational Therapy, and Science


June 23

➪  La Fête nationale, University closed


June  30

Canada Day, University closed


June 30

➪  Canadian students: Don't delay submitting the legal documents that affect your tuition and fees. Submitting early will help ensure your tuition and fees are billed at the correct residency rate in early August. 
➪  Final deadline for need-based financial aid application for Entrance Bursary Program from McGill
➪  Canadian students apply for government student aid by this date to ensure money arrives by September


July 1

➪  Application opens for McGill’s need-based Work Study Program that provides part-time work opportunities on campus. Go to www.mcgill.ca/studentaid/work-study for information on how to apply.


August 7

➪ Check Minerva for your Fall term e-bill – notification is sent by email


August 14

➪ Deadline for all new students to register in at least one course to avoid a late registration penalty  


Beginning August 1

➪ International students may activate their health insurance contract by accessing Minerva Student International Student Health Insurance Coverage Form. Doing this will allow you to pick up your health insurance card along with your student ID card upon arrival at McGill University.


Beginning August 15

➪  If registered after August 6, check Minerva for your Fall term e-bill – notification is sent by email


August 25 - 27

➪  Parents Tent - Downtown Campus
➪  AskMcGill Live (for parents)


August 26 - 27 

➪  Residence move-in days on Downtown Campus. Service Point will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and 8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.


August 27

➪  Residence move-in day on the Macdonald Campus is Sunday, August 27, 2017, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 pm. Students can get their ID cards at the Student Affairs Office from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

➪  Parents Tent - Macdonald Campus


August 29 - September 5

➪  Orientation Week
➪  Macdonald Campus Orientation and Frosh activities


August 29

➪  Discover McGill Day - The kick-off to Orientation Week 
➪  Engage McGill - Discover McGill's end-of-day event


August 30 

➪  Discover McGill’s Academic Expectations - Downtown Campus
➪  Session d'accueil - Étudiants francophones - Downtown Campus


August 31

➪ Deadline for cancellation of registration in, or deferral of admission to the Fall term
➪ Fee payment deadline
➪ Information Session for Transfer Students - Downtown Campus
➪  
Deadline to request exemption in Minerva without incurring interest on International Health Insurance fee


September 1 

➪  Discover McGill’s Academic Expectations - Macdonald Campus
➪  Session d'accueil - Étudiants francophones - Macdonald Campus


September 4

➪ Labour Day, University closed


September 5

 Classes begin
Note: certain programs (e.g., Medicine, Dentistry, Physical and Occupational Therapy) and/or individual courses within programs (e.g., field courses, stages) may start prior to September 5 - please see faculty schedules)


September 15 

Room change requests for Residence available on-line


September 19

Course change (add/drop) deadline for the Fall term


September 26

➪  Deadline for course or university withdrawal (grade of W or W--) WITH fee refund


September 30

  Deadline to opt in to the International Health Insurance plan (Canadian non-residents) 
  Deadline to request an exemption from International Health Insurance plan on Minerva and submit supporting exemption documents


October 9

➪  Thanksgiving, University closed


October 31

➪ Deadline for course or university withdrawal (grade of W or W--) with NO fee refund


Beginning December 1 (Winter newly-admitted students)

 International students may activate their health insurance contract by accessing Minerva Student International Student Health Insurance Coverage Form. Doing this will allow you to pick up your health insurance card along with your student ID card upon arrival at McGill University.


December 5

 Opening of registration for newly admitted undergraduate students to the Winter 2018 term


December 7

Classes end for Fall term
Check Minerva for Winter term e-bill


December 8

Exams begin. See www.mcgill.ca/students/exams/ for the complete exam schedule (Dec. 8-21)


December 21

Exams end


December 23 - January 2

Holiday break, University closed


December 31

Deadline for cancellation of registration in, or deferral of admission to the Winter term


2018


January 4

➪ Deadline for fee payment for Winter term
➪  Deadline to request exemption in Minerva without incurring interest on International Health Insurance fee

 


January 8

  Classes begin
  Deadline for new students to register in at least one course to avoid a late registration penalty


January 23

Course Change (add/drop) deadline for Winter term


January 30

➪ Deadline for course or university withdrawal (grade of W or W--) WITH fee refund


January 31

  Deadline to request an exemption from International Health Insurance plan on Minerva and submit supporting exemption documents

  Deadline to opt in to the International Health Insurance plan (Canadian non-residents) 


March 13

➪ Deadline for course or university withdrawal (grade of W or W--) with NO fee refund


March 5-9

Study Break


March 30

➪ Good Friday, University closed


Beginning April 1 (Summer newly-admitted students)

International students may activate their health insurance contract by accessing Minerva Student International Student Health Insurance Coverage Form. Doing this will allow you to pick up your health insurance card along with your student ID card upon arrival at McGill University.


April 2

➪ Easter Monday, University closed


April 16

Classes end for Winter term


April 17

➪  Exams begin. See www.mcgill.ca/students/exams/ for the complete exam schedule (April 17-30)


April 30

➪  Exams end


April 30

➪ Rez move out: If you need to stay in residence more than 24 hours after your last exam, contact the service desk of your residence area for permission.