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. 6441.
With over 35,000 students, McGill is a large institution. And, while it offers an abundance of services for students and their parents, we understand that you may not know where to start, which service is best suited to a given situation, or even if certain services exist.
To help you navigate McGill, we’ve created the Parents Handbook. Within its pages, you will find descriptions of services available to you and your student, a list of key contacts, and answers to the questions most commonly asked by parents. You can obtain your copy of the Parents Handbook at Parents Tent in August or access our on-line version here >>
Want to know when tuition is due, when classes begin or when the examination period takes place? McGill's "Important dates for students" webpage has all the latest information. Visit the website >>
For payment deadlines, please visit the Student Accounts pages.
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The Parents Association publishes the Parents Newsletter, which aims to update parents on what's happening at McGill and give a snapshot of some of the ways parents are involved in University life. Read the latest issue >>
Currently, one print issue is released per year, while a periodic online version is sent via email to all parents registered in the Parents Association. To receive your Parents Newsletters, please make sure we have your current mailing and email address. Please drop us a line at parents [dot] association [at] mcgill [dot] ca to update your personal profile.
On Alumni Live 365, you can read the Parents Association blog, "From the desk of the Parents Association…" Subjects discussed on the blog include insights about life at McGill, the latest news and hot topics, and helpful resources available to parents and students, as well as other matters of interest. Look for new articles highlighting topics related to the month and/or season.
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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.
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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.
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If you are the parent of a prospective student and want to learn about what makes McGill so special, we encourage you to consult the University's portal for future undergraduate students. Visit the website >>
For information on our students, staff, alumni, facilities, awards and recent initiatives, please visit McGill at a Glance or the McGill Gateway, the University's homepage.
Don't hesitate to contact the Parents Association coordinator at parents [dot] association [at] mcgill [dot] ca, 514-398-4805, or (toll-free) 1-800-567-5175, ext. 4805.