Five things to know this March!

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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 Frosh Leader and Orientation Volunteer applications, Commuter Appreciation Week, and degree planning. Enjoy!


 

Take Note!

 

Final Exam Schedule

 

Take note of your exam dates if you haven't already! The tentative exam schedule without locations is available here. For more information about what constitutes a conflict in your exam schedule and how to proceed, check out the Exams webpage!

 


 

Engage!

 

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!


 

Use!

 

Student Wellness Hub Workshops

 

Did you know that the Student Wellness Hub offers a variety of online workshops and events such as The Body Project and Art Hive @ Home Initiative? Connect with McGill students to de-stress and take care of your well-being. You can check out the full list here! If you can’t attend in person, check out their on-demand programming here.

 


 

Attend!

Commuter Appreciation Week

 

Join COMunity from March 15 to 19 for Commuter Appreciation Week! Commuters are anyone who lives off-campus and make up 92.5% of McGill’s student body. Check out the full list of events here—and don’t forget to register!

1st Gen How-To Series

 

The 1st Up Peer Support Group is running the “How To” workshop series! On March 24, attend “‘How To’ make stress your ally,” designed to help students who identify as First-Generation students (e.g. the first in their family to attend university or attend university in Canada), but all are welcome to join! If you are a 1st generation student, check out their Facebook group.

 

Ask us about...

 

How do I plan my degree?

 

Fall 2021-Winter 2022 course registration for returning students begins in June, however, now is the perfect time to meet with an advisor to ensure that you are on track to graduate. You can access a full list of advisors here.

 

For students entering U1, registration begins on Thursday, June 3. It is important that you have successfully completed your Freshman program requirements so that you may declare your major and begin planning for the rest of your degree.

 

For students entering U2, registration begins on Wednesday, June 2. It is always vital to talk to your departmental advisor to make sure that you are completing your credit requirements each academic year.

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!

 

Best,

 

Gilbert Lin

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


 

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