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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've got relaxing plans for reading week. 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 Week volunteer opportunities, ACCE Ambassador applications, and our Getting Involved Service. Enjoy!


Take Note!


March 1-5: Study Break


Classes are cancelled for all faculties and schools from Monday March 1 to Friday March 5, with the exception of the Faculty of Dentistry, the School of Medicine, and the School of Continuing Studies. Enjoy your well-deserved break!

March 9:

Course Withdrawal WITHOUT a refund


You can withdraw from a course without a refund until Tuesday, March 9. We recommend seeing an advisor before making any changes to your schedule. Visit the Advisor Directory to figure out where to go!




Frosh & O-Week Applications


Now’s the time you’ve all been waiting for! 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, and harm reduction. Apply now!

ACCE Ambassadors


The ACCE Team is accepting applications until Friday, March 5! Through this program our members will receive training on facilitation and will then be able to run the Emerging Leaders Workshops and engage on other activities such as our new Getting Involved Service. Apply here.




Getting Involved Service


This initiative is designed to help first-year students find involvement opportunities and connect with other students outside of classes. Our student staff (a.k.a. involvement experts) can be reached by email, by online appointment or interactive info sessions. Check it out!




COMunity Weekly Game Night


Join COMunity for our weekly game night sessions every Tuesday from 7:00pm-8:00pm (EST). Every week we let you choose the games we play from Jackbox, Among Us or Trivia. Come make new friends and stay connected with them throughout the semester! For more information, click here.

How to Find Academic Research Positions


Looking for a summer research opportunity? Join SKILLS21 on Mar. 10 for this workshop, you will explore your academic and research passions, and come away with knowledge, resources, and strategies to approach professors and find a research group that is right for you! Register here.


Ask us about...


How do I best use McGill library materials?


Due to the remote academic year, it may feel like you haven't been properly acquainted with the McGill Library’s services. Fret not! You can stay engaged, learn the basics of academic research (and more) with the Library’s workshops and tours so you’ll be a pro by next Fall. Register now.


For students looking to optimize the McGill Library remotely, attend one of their many Virtual Study Halls. Check it out now!

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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