University is a rewarding and exciting time not only for students but for families, too. As the parent, grandparent or guardian of a McGill student or graduate, you’re a vital part of the University's diverse community of support – from near or far!

Parent Information Form

To make the most of your McGill experience, complete the Parent Information Form and receive event invitations for your region, news about activities of interest for parents and updates from McGill. Any information you provide remains strictly confidential. 

Parents Handbook 

This handy resource provides answers to parents' frequently asked questions as well as information about services available to students, administrative policies and useful contact information.

Parents Handbook Guide des parents



Join us for some terrific and informative events!

McGill parents are welcome at any McGill events! We have hundreds worldwide every year – take a look at the complete calendar. We recommend the following events for new McGill parents:

Parents Tent

Join us August 25-27, 2017, at our giant white tents on campus so we can welcome you to the McGill family! Check out the Parents Tent schedule below to see the opportunities for parents and students alike to get answers to pressing questions, sign up for services and connect with other McGill families. If you have not yet signed up for Parents Tent, register now!

  • Downtown Campus: on the lower campus green from Friday, August 25 to Sunday, August 27, 2017
  • Macdonald Campus: in front of Laird Hall on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Visit Macdonald Campus activities for more information and to register for events.

Parents Schedule Programme des parents



Take advantage of discounts during your trip to Montreal!

  • Get a 12.5% discount by booking your train through Via Rail at and entering the promotional code 811099.
  • For exclusive discounts on downtown Montreal hotels, consult the McGill Official Hotels Program.

New Student Send-Offs

Every summer, McGill hosts new student information events in cities around the world. Incoming students and their families get to ask questions and learn about campus life from McGill staff, students and alumni before they head to Montreal. NEW this year: online send-offs for first-time McGill parents!

Homecoming Celebration Weekend

Homecoming is the perfect time to visit students and McGill campus. Thousands of alumni and friends return to Montreal every fall for campus and city tours, educational events and lectures, the Homecoming football game, and a special event just for McGill family members.

Join the McGill International Parent Community on Facebook

McGill’s network of parents and family members are active on Facebook as the “McGill International Parent Community” group. Feel free to ask questions and share your stories and advice.

Give to change students’ lives

McGill parents and families have a long tradition of giving to McGill. Every year, your generous support helps improve library resources, strengthen student advising services, enhance athletics facilities, and create new scholarships. For more information visit

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