January Orientation 2019

All newly admitted graduate students beginning their studies in the Winter Term are encouraged to attend the January Orientation events.


Discover McGill University Orientation session - January 7th, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Leacock Building, Room 26

This event will provide our incoming January admit students with the opportunity to learn how they will be supported, socially, academically and personally throughout their McGill careers.  The information session will be followed by a student panel.

Student Panel - "What I Wish I had Known Starting Grad School" 

We have rounded up a panel of experts (current graduate students) to share their experiences and advice on how they navigated their first year, with insights on how to have a strong start at McGill, ideas for engagement opportunities and tips for staying successful.  Take advantage of this opportunity to hear these words of wisdom and pick up some insider tips.

Light refreshments will be available.

Registration for this event is now closed.


Mulled Wine and Marshmallows - Monday, January 7th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Thomson House, 3650 McTavish Street


Join PGSS (Post Graduate Student Society) on January 7th to roast some marshmallows on the fire and to sip on delicious mulled wine specials prepared exclusively for this evening! Options of Sulfate-Free Hot Cider, Non-Alcoholic Apple Cider and Mulled Wine will be available! This is a great opportunity to meet new people and mingle with existing post-grads at McGill!  This event is FREE.

Find details here!


COMunity presents January Connects event - Friday, January 11, 2019

COMunity Presents: Bowling Night!

Register Now!

As part of January Orientation, January admits are invited to a bowling night hosted by our COMunity Connectors who are upper-year commuter students here to support your transition to the McGill community. The event is located at Forum (2313, rue Ste-Catherine Ouest, Suite 405) and will start at 6:00pm on Friday, January 11th.

This is a FREE event open to only January admits! There will be food available and the first game is on us! There is limited capacity so please ONLY sign up if you intend on coming. If you signed up and can’t make it, please send an email to occss [at] mcgill.ca to cancel so we can offer your spot to others on the waitlist.

We hope to see you there!


Macdonald Campus

A special Welcome Session for newly admitted McGill-Macdonald Campus graduate students will take place on Tuesday, January 15th at Macdonald Campus, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM in the Macdonald-Stewart Faculty Lounge, Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room MS2-022. Please see the Macdonald Graduate Orientation page for more information. Macdonald Campus graduate students are also strongly encouraged to attend events at the downtown Montreal campus!

International Students

Attention International Students : Click here for information about how to participate in the International Student Brunch hosted by the International Student Services Office.