Orientation for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Studies Scholars

Message for all Newly Admitted Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Studies Scholars


University Orientation is an important "Don't Miss" information session for ALL students starting their studies at McGill. This is where you will receive important information and resource material that you will want to have on hand. University Orientation consists of presentations made by the Executive Director of Services for Students, the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies as well as representatives from the Post Graduate Students' Society or the Macdonald Campus Graduate Students' Society.

It is strongly recommended that NEW graduate students and NEW postdoctoral scholars attend the appropriate University Orientation session listed below.

For NEW Graduate Students on the Macdonald Campus
Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Macdonald Campus Faculty Lounge
This session is intended for all fall 2008 admitted graduate students. No reservation is required.

For NEW Graduate Students on the Downtown Campus
Dates and Times: Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. OR Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 3:00 p.m.
Location: Ballroom, Thomson House (3650 McTavish Street)
This session is intended for all fall 2008 admitted graduate students. No reservation is required. Choose to attend the session which best suits your schedule.

For NEW Postdoctoral Scholars
Date: Thursday, September 4, 2008
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Ballroom, Thomson House (3650 McTavish Street)
This session is intended for all Postdoctoral Scholars new to the University. No reservation is required.


Also for your information, please note the following:

First-Year Office - First time at McGill? The First-Year Office is a service for everyone new at McGill. The First-Year Office is here to help make the transition to McGill's academic and social networks as smooth as possible by providing pertinent information and links to a range of support mechanisms across campus from one central location. The office is in the Brown Student Services Building, Suite 2100, 3600 McTavish Street. Phone: 514-398-6913 Email: firstyear@mcgill.ca <mailto:firstyear@mcgill.ca> Visit our web site at: http://www.mcgill.ca/firstyear

Orientation Resource Centre - This is a "drop-in" information resource centre for all new and returning students where you will find information brochures and pamphlets about McGill and Montreal. The Centre is staffed by returning students who are available to answer questions or direct visitors to appropriate services and resources.

The Orientation Resource Centre is located on the second floor of the Brown Student Services Building and will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Friday, August 25 to Friday, September 12, 2008.

First-Year Resource Room - The First-Year Resource Room is equipped with phone lines and Internet connections for students still getting set-up and/or who'd like help with Minerva course registration, setting up your McGill email account or updating your personal information. Situated in the First-Year Office, the FY Resource Room operates Monday to Friday in room 2100 of the Brown Student Services Building, 3600 McTavish Street from Monday, August 25 to Tuesday, September 16, 2008.

First-Year Essentials - Looking for information on banks around campus, cost of living, cell phone providers or daycares? Take a minute to browse this on-line resource for a wealth of information on a variety of topics from academic links to second hand shopping locations for clothing and books. Check out First-Year Essentials at http://www.firstyear.mcgill.ca/essentials

 

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