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!

Below are our recommendations on how to get the most out of McGill, whether on campus or in your own community.

Parent Information Form

Start receiving McGill news, event invitations for your region, and other activities of interest for parents. Any information you provide remains strictly confidential. Complete the Parent Information Form by clicking here.

Download the McGill Parents Handbook

Who should I call for information about student services? How much will tuition be? How can my student find off-campus housing after the first year? Find answers to these questions, relevant University policies and more in the Parents Handbook. English 2016 | Français 2016

Join us for some terrific – and informative – events!

McGill parents are welcome at any McGill events – we have hundreds worldwide every year. A complete calendar is available here. A few that we recommend for new McGill parents include:

  • Parents Tent Look for our giant white tents on campus in August, so we can welcome you to the McGill family. Parents and students can get answers to questions, sign up for services and connect with other McGill families.
  • 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 Parents Community on Facebook

McGill’s network of parents and family members are active on Facebook as the “McGill International Parents Council” 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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