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, the Association invites you to the McGill Parents Tent.
Scheduled for August 23 to 26, 2013, the event will take place on lower campus, just inside the Roddick Gates, at the intersection of Sherbrooke Street West and McGill College Avenue.
Opening hours are:
Friday, August 23 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 24 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 25 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday, August 26 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Consider the Parents Tent your one-stop resource centre for everything McGill. Drop by with your concerns and questions. If we don't have the answers, we'll find them for you.
Moreover, at the Parents Tent you can:
Activities offered in conjunction with Parents Tent are:
Our Classes Without Quizzes, or CWOQs, give you a taste of the McGill classroom experience at informal lectures on topics geared to new McGill parents. A wide range of CWOQ lectures are offered during Parents Weekend (October 11-14) by some of our most distinguished professors. So be sure to pick up your Parents Weekend event schedule at the Tent or check the Parents Association website and plan to join us again in the fall.
If you're not yet registered with the Parents Association, please take a moment to complete the online Parents Association Registration Form. By registering, you will receive news of interest to parents, invitations to McGill events in your area and periodic requests for support. As a result, you’ll always know what's new on campus and what you can do to help. Registering also entitles you to a Parents Welcome Gift upon checking in at the Tent!
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Please note that due to limited space, online registration is mandatory for all paid events, namely the Opening Reception and bus tours of Montreal.
To participate in Facts About Fees and the Parents Info Sessions, you need to ask your student to register you via McGill in Mind, as these events are not organized by the Parents Association.
Registration to all other tours and talks not mentioned above will take place on site, at the Parents Tent kiosk, on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information about the McGill Parents Association or to update your contact information, please don't hesitate to call 514-398-3460 (toll-free: 1-800-567-5175, ext. 3460) or send an parents [dot] association [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email to the Parents Association).
We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into the McGill family!