Winter Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am-5pm

Closed for Lunch: 12-1:30pm

NOTE: Monday, May 20, ISS will be closed


Orientation for New Students


Winter Orientation 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 January 2019.

Wed Jan 2nd: 1:30pm - 4pm
Thurs Jan 3rd: 10am-3pm
 Brown Building, Rm. 5001

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 Jan 3rd: 3pm - 4pm
Brown Building, Rm. 5001

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.

Friday, Jan 4: 10am-12:30pm
New Residence Ballroom
3625 avenue du Parc
Register Here

Fill up! - International Student Orientation Brunch: This is the main event! 

Fill up on information and a (free) warm meal in great company. 
Doors and brunch open at 9:30. Event program starts at 10am.

This event will provide you with an overview of what you need to know as an international student at McGill;

a hearty Canadian brunch; an opportunity to connect with other new international students starting in January!


Saturday, January 5th: Montreal Underground (West)

Register Here

Sunday, January 6th: Montreal Underground (East)

Registration Here

Sink your teeth into your new city!

Each Bitesize MTL excursion will give you a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the Montreal Underground, topped off by enjoying some quintessential local snacks in great company. 

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

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

International friends





Thurs, January 31st:

Newman House
Registration via Invitation

Buddy Up!

If you have signed up for the International Buddy program, grab your Buddy and join us for a special Buddy event.

Food, games, prizes, mingling...Registration is free but required. Buddy program participants will receive an invitation when registration is open.