The McGill Alumni Association and Students

The McGill Alumni Association considers students and their families to be an important part of the McGill community. The Alumni Association is therefore pleased to offer a wide array of programs and events for new and returning students, including:

Some of these programs are greatly improved by parent participation and attendance. Here is a brief description of what they are and how you can get involved in them:

Student Send-Offs

These special receptions are held in several dozen cities and towns around the world. Their purpose is to welcome new students to McGill before they leave home and provide an opportunity to meet other incoming students. Parents are invited to come along as they can also benefit from this occasion to ask questions about McGill to those who have experienced it first-hand.

Parents of returning students are also invited to participate in these events and contribute their experience and wisdom for the benefit of new parents. They join recent graduates and current students who are on hand to answer questions about their first-year experience, living in residence, managing academic course loads and enjoying Montreal.

If you’re interested in volunteering at next year’s Student Send-Offs, please email us at sendoff [dot] alumni [at] mcgill [dot] ca.

Exam Coffee Breaks

This program sees McGill Alumni Association staff, alumni and parent volunteers distributing complimentary coffee, water, snacks, highlighters and pens – along with words of encouragement – to students at popular study spots on campus during exam periods in December and April. If you are interested in volunteering at one of our upcoming Exam Coffee Breaks session, please shana [dot] szikman [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email Shana Szikman).


Exam Care Packages

Worried about your favourite student as he or she prepares for finals? Show you're thinking about them by sending an Exam Care Package. Brought to you by the Student Organization for Alumni Relations (SOAR), these gift bags are stuffed with treats and items that are certain to help your student survive those late-night study sessions. Packages include highlighters, granola bars, hot chocolate, thermoses, notebooks, and much more. Get more details >>

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