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A message from Campus Life & Engagement, the one office dedicated to new McGill students.


Dear Campus Life & Engage,


Welcome back to the FY5! We hope that you had a relaxing study break. The FY5 is a semi-monthly e-newsletter for first-year students with fun tips and tricks and memos for you to be aware of during the academic year. This week, you can find out about our Frosh and Orientation Applications, virtual job shadows, and McGill’s bicentennial. Enjoy!


Take Note!


Final Exam Schedule


Take note of your exam dates if you haven't already! The tentative exam schedule is available here. For more information about what constitutes a conflict in your exam schedule and how to proceed, check out the Exams webpage!

April 2-5: Easter


There will be no classes between Friday, April 2 and Monday, April 5 (included) due to the Easter holiday. Classes scheduled to take place on Friday, April 2 will instead take place on Tuesday, April 6. The university's administrative offices will also be closed during this period.




Frosh & O-Week Applications


Now’s the time you’ve all been waiting for! Frosh and Orientation Week Applications are now open. Being a Frosh or Orientation volunteer isn’t just a great way to give back to the McGill community, it’s also a great way to gain transferable skills such as community-building, communication, harm reduction, consent, equity, diversity, and accessibility.

Apply now.




McGill Alumni Virtual Job Shadows


Are you interested in exploring an industry or learning about career opportunities in different sectors? This virtual roundtable event will connect an Alum with students who are interested in learning about a specific industry or role. During this open forum, you will have the opportunity to ask the Alum questions in small groups. Register now!



Bicentennial Kick-Off


You’re invited to help kick-off the celebrations for McGill’s Bicentennial on March 31 at 12:30 p.m. EST! The event will include special guest speakers, performances by students and alumni, and feature stories from the McGill community. For more information and to register, click here.

Long Night Against Procrastination


Join McGill Library

on April 9, from 9 a.m. to midnight EST for workshops, events, and study break activities. Drop in to one of our study halls, or register for a workshop now!

Ask us about...


When can I make a request for the Additional S/U option for Winter 2021?


For the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 terms, students can take up to six credits to be graded as Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U). Under the Additional S/U Option, these credits may go towards elective, complementary, or required courses (Faculty regulations permitting).


For Winter 2021 courses, students must fill out a request for that will be posted online on April 14. The deadline to submit S/U requests is May 20.


We hope you have a great weekend! Remember that Campus Life & Engagement is here to help you if you have any questions during your first year—or any year after!




Gilbert Lin

Manager, Orientation & Student Engagement, Campus Life & Engagement | McGill Student Services


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