COVID-19 Information

Information for Parents

Parents' Tent at Macdonald Campus Orientation

Information for Parents

As the parent, grandparent or guardian of a McGill student or graduate, you are a vital part of the University's diverse community of support. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, McGill has taken action to ensure the safety of all students, including a shift to remote instruction and fewer in-person campus activities. Despite these changes, McGill is still McGill, and parents remain a crucial part of the McGill community! Every year, Parents Tent welcomes thousands of new parents and incoming students from around the world to McGill’s campuses to kick off the university experience. We are delighted to invite you to this year’s virtual Parents Tent, online from August 24-28, where you can find answers to your pressing questions, gain an insider’s perspective on remote learning and share in celebration with fellow families and Principal Suzanne Fortier.

Important resources for parents.

Register for Parents Tent

Register your student and your family now through this quick and convenient online form. Upon completing the form, you will be able to register for specific Parents Tent sessions. This form also allows you to receive event invitations for your region, news about activities of interest for parents and updates from McGill. Any information you provide remains strictly confidential. If you are a graduate of McGill and a new Parent of a student, we still invite you to complete the online form to recognize your special status! Any information you provide remains strictly confidential.

Stay connected after Parents Tent

The fun doesn’t end after Parents Tent! Stay connected by attending any of the McGill events offered worldwide, or through the McGill International Parent Community on Facebook, where you can ask questions and share your own stories and advice.

Macdonald Campus Send-Off

Hear from Student Services and current students about the Mac experience.

Other links

Macdonald Campus Undergraduate Students Virtual Orientation 2020

Macdonald Campus Residences

Macdonald Campus Student Services

For more information on Parent events, please contact Anna Duff at anna.duff [at]

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