Mark your calendars down for Graduate Orientation!

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


Hi Campus Life & Engage,


This year’s Discover McGill Graduate Orientation is going to look different than it has in the past due to current public health recommendations—rather than a week of events in Montreal, Graduate Orientation will be virtual and accessible to students across the globe. Though events will be virtual, our team is working hard to provide fun, engaging opportunities so you can get to know your classmates and start navigating McGill. Scroll through this email for important updates and information on Graduate Orientation!



What is Discover McGill Graduate Orientation? 


It’s nearly two weeks of events that take place during the days leading up to the beginning of classes. It’s an excellent opportunity for new graduate students to get to know:


  • the University,  
  • the city of Montreal,  
  • fellow graduate students. 


Graduate Orientation will be held from Tuesday, August 18th to Thursday, August 27th. While we are still finalizing the schedule, you can look forward to:


  • Connecting with your peers and building your social network at Grads Connect (GX). Get to know each other, McGill, and key resources through team-based activities and challenges.
  • Learning about the resources and services critical to your success, getting the perspective and advice of returning graduate students and continuing to connect with peers across six full days of workshops, panels, and more!
  • Interacting directly with McGill services to learn about the resources, programs, and opportunities they offer to support graduate students at the Discover McGill Graduate Services Fair.


You will be hearing more from us in late July with registration information!


Students entering the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at Macdonald Campus will also be invited to attend Graduate Orientation events hosted by the Macdonald Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Macdonald Campus Graduate Students’ Society. Keep an eye on the Macdonald Campus Graduate Student Orientation page for updates!



Can’t wait for Graduate Orientation? 


There are a lot of ways you can meet your peers and prepare yourself for graduate studies before Graduate Orientation even begins.


If you haven’t already, join the hundreds of incoming graduate students who are connecting with each other in the Entering Class of 2020/2021 Facebook group. This is the best place to learn about upcoming events for new graduate students, including our twice-weekly Summer Socials!


Visit our webinar page for more information and to register for any of the many upcoming webinars for graduate students, including the newly-added Pathways and Plans webinar.


Pathways and Plans: Career Development for Graduate Students – July 14th

Come to this workshop to learn about strategies to support your professional and career development while at McGill, including myPath and the resources at the Career Planning Service.



Have more questions about Discover McGill Graduate Orientation? Visit the Graduate Orientation webpage!


Please keep an eye out for an email on orientation registration in lateJuly! You may also reach out to us at at any time with your Graduate Orientation or student life questions.


See you soon!



Gilbert Lin

New Student Advisor, Campus Life & Engagement | McGill Student Services


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