The answers you need

Sending your student off to university is both an exciting and stressful time, especially when it involves moving to a new city, province or country. From the time your son or daughter applies to McGill to when they graduate, questions will inevitably arise on a variety of topics. When they do, the McGill Parents Association is here to help.

Our web portal is designed to help you navigate the many McGill programs and services offered to your student and to you as a parent. It is also designed help address common questions and concerns. Should you not find the answers you are searching for within our pages, then do not hesitate to contact us at parents [dot] association [at] mcgill [dot] ca or 1-800-567-5175, ext. 3125.

Here are some of the resources available to you:

McGill Residences
Is your student moving into Residence? The following document contains all the information you need to know about McGill’s residences, what you and your child need to do before arriving in Montreal, what is and isn’t included in each of the different residences, move-in dates and much, much more. Download now >>

Important Dates
For payment deadlines, please visit the Student Accounts pages. Learn more >>

Campus Safety
McGill University Security Services provides services and expertise to ensure the safety and security of the University community. Uniformed personnel patrol the campus, control building access, transport students with disabilities and respond to incidents and emergencies. Each campus has a Security Operations Centre that functions 24/7 and responds to the emergency number at all hours. Learn more >>

Libraries and Bookstores
The McGill University Library provides comprehensive information resources and services to meet the learning and research needs of all McGill students. With a collection of over six million items spread across 13 branches at its downtown and Macdonald campuses, the Library has the largest library collection in Quebec and is one of the largest academic libraries in Canada. Read more >>

McGill University Bookstore
The McGill University Bookstore is your resource for essential McGill gear, including an array of items created especially for parents. Get more information or order online >>

Official Hotels Program
McGill has negotiated preferential rates for members of its community at a number of major hotels around both its campuses. Simply request the McGill rate when contacting these establishments to verify availability and book your stay. Learn more >>

Quick links:

  1. Student Services
  2. First year office
  3. Service Point
  4. International Buddy Program
  5. Parents Program
  6. Dean of Students
  7. Career Services
  8. Health Services 
  9. Mental Health Services
  10. Counseling Service