Winter Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am-5pm

Closed for Lunch: 12-1:30pm

NOTE: Monday, May 20, ISS will be closed


Orientation for New International Students

 ISS Orientation 

Summer 2019

On-site Events Schedule

To be in the know before you even set foot on campus,
make sure to participate in the virtual Pre-Arrival Webinars.


International Student Orientation events are open to NEW McGill international undergraduate, graduate, and exchange students starting in August 2019.

Thurs August 22: 10am - 3pm
Fri August 23: 10am-3pm
 Brown Building, Rm. 3001

Hang out in our Meet & Greet Lounge!

At Meet & Greet you can:

Chill (or, rather, keep warm!) with other new international students

Enjoy free refreshments & snacks

Get advice and referrals from returning students

Find tips for navigating McGill and Montreal

Write a postcard to your family - and we'll mail it for you!

Stay for as little - or as long - as you'd like...

No registration required. Drop in when you want!


Thurs, August 22: 3pm - 4pm
Fri, August 23: 3pm-4pm
Wed, August 28: 3pm - 4pm
Brown Building, Rm. 3001

Attend an Orientation Info Session

Join us for a short presentation customized specifically for you as an international student, followed by time for Q&A.

Learn about essential info about your status in Canada, Health Insurance, Montreal, and ISS services and activities.

Please note that these info-sessions are for Students only.

Parent's Tent

Dates TBD
Location: Downtown Campus, Lower Field

Send us your Parents!

ISS will have representatives at the McGill Parents' Tent, so send your parents on over to us with all their questions.

ISS’ Associate Director Anastasia Koutouzov will also give a special presentation: T.I.P. - Tips for International Parents, Date/Time TBD


Sept 1: Atwater Market & Lachine Canal

Sept 2: Jean Talon Market & Little Italy

Sept 7: Mile End & Tam Tams

Sept 8: China Town and Old Port

Location: Roddick Gates; 10am-3pm

Registration will open in August

Sink your teeth into your new city!

Each Bitesize MTL excursion will give you a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the flavor of an iconic Montreal neighbourhood for a day, topped off by enjoying some quintessential local snacks in great company. 

Sign up for one or take a bite out of them all!

Follow ISS on Facebook to be informed once further details are announced!

ISS Welcome Reception

Thursday, Sept. 19
Location: Tent on Lower Field

Celebrate your arrival with the Montreal diplomatic community!

McGill International Student Services staff cordially invites NEW International Students to a hallowed McGill tradition: its 33rd annual Welcome Reception for New International Students. 

This special event, in your honor, will provide you an opportunity to meet University officials, members of the Montreal Diplomatic Corps, and other new students. Registration by invitation in early September.