Send-Offs for Incoming Students

The transition from high school or another university to McGill can be a challenging experience. That's why the McGill Alumni Association created the Send-Off Program. Held every summer in cities around the world, Send-Offs are a great way for incoming students to meet other freshmen from their area before arriving on campus.

Get ready. Get excited. Go!

To help start your university experience off on the right foot, Send-Offs for new students and their families are being held in the following cities. Click on your City to register today!

Colorado: Saturday, June 10
Hong Kong: Saturday, June 10
London, England: Sunday, July 9
New York, NY: Wednesday, July 12
Istanbul, Turkey: Wednesday, July 12
Boston, MA: Thursday, July 13
Toronto, ON: Monday, July 17
Vancouver, BC: Wednesday, July 19
Seoul, South Korea: Sunday, July 23
Culver City, California: Friday, July 28
Calgary, AB: Wednesday, August 2 
Dhaka, Bangladesh: Friday, August 4

Don't see your hometown listed here, but still want meetup with new McGillians in your region? Follow these five easy steps to create your own event.

Or, meet your classmates at an online Send-Off!

It's fun and easy! Sign in from your home, smartphone or tablet, chat with classmates from all over the world and walk away with several new connections before arriving on campus.

Meet classmates in your faculty:
July 26, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) | Register now
July 26, 2017 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) | Register now

Meet classmates in your residence:
August 9, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) | Register now
August 9, 2017 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) | Register now

New this year: connecting first-time McGill parents online!

New this year, as part of the Send-Off program. Kick-start your McGill parent experience by chatting 1-on-1 with other first-time parents from your country and around the world. Walk away with several new connections!

Click on the session of your choice to register today:
August 16, 12:00 – 1:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) | Register now
August 16,  8:00 – 9:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) | Register now

Calling all international students!

You are cordially invited to join the International Student Services team online for Pre-Arrival Orientation Webinars. Join today and learn everything you need to know about coming to McGill as an international student. Arrive in Montreal confident and prepared!

Find out more about:

  • Exploring McGill's two campuses and participating in Orientation
  • Living in Montreal and finding housing
  • Immigration documents and compulsory Health Insurance
  • Opening a bank account or getting a cell phone plan

These webinars are also a great opportunity to meet an International Student Advisor, ask questions, and even chat with other students coming to McGill from your city!

More resources for new students

Check out McGill's First-Year site to learn more about the other programs, resources, and events that are available to new students before you even start classes. Visit the Before You Arrive section for undergraduate students.

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