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Hey Campus Life & Engage,


Welcome back to the second FY5 of the Winter 2021 semester! We hope that your year is off to a good start. 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 exciting internship opportunities, the new Getting Involved Service, and apartment hunting. Enjoy!




January 22: Add/Drop Deadline


Don't miss the deadline to add or drop courses freely from your Winter semester schedule on Friday, January 22 at 11:50 p.m. EST!


January 29: Course Withdrawal Deadline WITH REFUND


If a course isn’t working out for you for whatever reason, you have up until Friday, January 29 at 11:50 p.m. EST to withdraw and still get a refund. You will still be able to withdraw from a course until Tuesday, March 9 at 11:59 p.m. EST, however you will not receive a refund.





Emerging Leaders Workshop Series


Add leadership development to your McGill experience! Campus Life & Engagement’s Emerging Leaders Program offers workshops to explore central components of personal development and leadership capacity-building starting from now until February 4!




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!





Activities Night Winter 2021


Want to kick off the semester by picking up a new hobby or meeting some new friends? Come to SSMU’s Winter Activities Night, January 21 and 22 from 4-8 p.m. EST! This is the place where all 250+ Clubs, Services, Independent Student Groups and community organizations show you what your campus has to offer. Click here for more information.


Internship Information Session

Are you interested in learning about internship resources available for McGill Arts students? The Arts Internship Office (AIO) has teamed up with the McGill Internship Offices Network (ION) to bring you this internship information session held on January 19 at 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. EST. Check here for more information.


First Year Support Group


Join Local Wellness Advisors this Monday, January 18 from 11 a.m.-12p.m EST. The group is a confidential and supportive space that meets biweekly for new students to come together and connect. Students can attend all sessions or drop-in when needed. Register here.





Apartment Hunting


Whether you’re a seasoned apartment hunter, or this is your first time scouring for a place to live in Montreal, there are resources available to best help you in your apartment hunting journey.


McGill Off-Campus Housing offers a wide variety of services for our upper-year students and those new students who choose not to live in residence, including, but not limited to, legal information, living tips, and apartment listings.


Never rented before? Not sure what’s the deal with garbage pick-up or hydro? Check out McGill Student Housing and Hospitality Services Good Neighbour Guide for information on all of the basics.

We hope that you have found the latest FY5 of 2021 helpful! You can visit our First-Year website for more details about the first-year experience and, if you have any questions about student life, contact We either know the answers or know someone who does!


Enjoy the rest of your holidays and wishing you all the best with the start of the Winter semester!


Gilbert Lin

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




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