University is a rewarding and exciting time for students and their families. 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!

Parents Tent

Parents Tent provides an opportunity for parents and students to get answers to pressing questions, learn about and sign up for campus services and connect with other McGill families. More than 4,500 parents from around the world attended this year’s Parents Tent, participating in information sessions and exploring McGill’s campuses and Montreal.

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


Become a part of the McGill International Parent Community on Facebook

McGill’s network of parents and family members are active on the McGill International Parent Community Facebook group, always ready to share insights on campus life in an enthusiastic and supportive environment. Log in to Facebook and request to join this group, where you can ask questions and share your own stories and advice.

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.

Homecoming Celebration Weekend

Eager to visit your student after move-in? Homecoming is the perfect time to come back to McGill. Thousands of alumni and friends return to Montreal every fall for campus and city tours, educational events and lectures, the Homecoming football game and more.

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.

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.

Give to change students’ lives

McGill parents and families have a long tradition of philanthropy at McGill. Your annual donation to The McGill Fund supports many of the University’s greatest needs, such as library resources, student advising services and athletics facilities, as well as Faculty-specific priorities, including scholarships. For more information visit