Frequently Asked Questions
How many alumni are there in Georgia?
There are just over 370 McGill alumni in Georgia. Approximately 98 percent live within a 60-mile radius of Atlanta, and the rest reside in other areas of Georgia. We have email addresses for approximately 60 percent of these alumni. We would like to see that number increase, so please ensure yours is current.
Our main vehicle of communication is email. To receive all email alerts and mailings about local branch events, please ensure that McGill has your updated contact information. Email your name, year of graduation, faculty, full mailing address, phone number, and email address to records [dot] alumni [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
Are most of the alumni living in Georgia originally from Canada?
Yes. There are a few who are U.S. citizens by birth, although a vast number of McGill alumni living in Georgia have received U.S. citizenship and are now considered dual citizens.
Does the branch have established annual events?
At this time, two regular annual events are offered. They are:
1. "Canadian Hockey Night in Atlanta" at the Philips Arena. This annual event, hosted by the McGill alumni branch in Atlanta since 2000 – the Thrashers' inaugural season – includes people from a variety of Canadian groups including staff of the Canadian Consulate to Atlanta and members of the Canadian Women's Club of Atlanta, CanAm Society, Quebec Trade Office and Atlanta Canadians group.
2. "Canadian Soccer Night" at the Remax Stadium. This event, held since 2007, is a great sporting event to watch. The Montreal Impact take on the Atlanta Silverbacks in pro soccer each year.
Do the events draw people of all ages?
Yes, most definitely. We have new grads, who have just moved to Atlanta, up to 80+-year-olds attend our events. In response to comments on our branch survey conducted in 2007, we are now organizing family events geared to small children on occasion and wine tastings for our adult alumni, in addition to our regular speaker and sporting events.
Are there annual dues or fees to join the alumni branch?
No. The alumni branches are operated on a "not-for-profit-plus" basis. This means, on occasion, there may be a few dollars added onto an event cost to help defray expenses for deposits on future events, gifts for speakers, and other costs incurred in running the branch.
How many alumni branches are there in the U.S.?
There are 25 branches/contacts throughout the U.S. Some of the branches, especially those in the larger metropolitan cities with larger numbers of alumni, are more active than others. You can check out what other branches are doing (in case business or personal travel takes you to a city where we have an active branch) by clicking here.
If I give McGill my address and email, will I be solicited for donations to McGill?
If you provide Development and Alumni Relations with your contact information, you will be solicited for donations. However, you are entitled to request that your record be tagged "do not solicit," which means you will continue to receive your local branch mailings and the McGill News magazine, but will not be contacted about donating.
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