Parents Tent

August 22- 25, 2014

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As a parent of a new McGill student, you probably want to learn as much as you can about the university your child has chosen. The McGill Parents Association is here to help and answer your questions. To make the process easier, we invite you to visit the McGill Parents Tent.

The Parents Tent is your one-stop resource centre for everything McGill. Drop by to see us on the lower campus with your concerns and questions. If we don't have the answers, we'll find them for you.

At the Parents Tent you can:

  • Meet representatives from the Parents Association
  • Inquire about on-campus services and resources for your student
  • Find out about other services such as banking, credit cards, phone plans and insurance
  • Pick up your McGill Parents Handbook as well as your Red Privilege Card, offering parents free admission to museums, activities such as library tours and lectures, and special discounts on campus for the duration of Parents Tent

Activities offered in conjunction with Parents Tent are:

  • A special opening reception – online registration required
  • Classes Without Quizzes (CWOQs) – a taste of the McGill classroom experience with lectures geared to new McGill parents
  • Parent information sessions from Campus Life and Engagement
  • Facts About Fees information sessions from the Student Accounts Office
  • Campus tours
  • Library tours
  • Bus tours of Montreal  – online registration required
  • Athletics facilities tours

Macdonald Campus Parents Kiosk

Is your student studying at Macdonald Campus? There are activities planned for McGill Parents at Macdonald. Visit the website for more information and to register. 


Parent/Family Information Sessions
Parents and family members are invited to attend one of the four Parent/Family Information Sessions where the Executive Director, Services for Students, will discuss topics of interest to parents and address parent concerns in an informal setting. You will learn about the support services that exist for McGill students and get tips on how your role from home can help us support our students.  Register online.

ABCs of Money Management / Facts about Fees!
In this short 45-minute presentation, representatives from Scholarships & Student Aid and Student Accounts will cover e-billing, guest access, billing dates, and the Minerva menus related to fees, as well as answer any questions you might have. Register online.


For more information about the McGill Parents Association or to update your contact information, call 514-398-3125, 1-800-567-5175, ext.3125 (toll free in Canada and U.S.), or email the parents [dot] assocation [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Parents Association).

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into the McGill family!