McGill Alumni Association Send-Offs

Get ready. Get excited. Go!

The transition from high school, CEGEP or another university to McGill can be a challenging experience. That’s why the McGill Alumni Association (MAA) created the Send-Offs Program.

Held every summer in cities around the world, Send-Offs are a great way for incoming McGill students to meet other freshmen from their area before leaving for Montreal.

For more information please email us at sendoff [dot] alumni [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Send-Off calendar

Send-Offs are being held in the following cities. Click on your city to find out more and register!

Vancouver, BC    Tuesday, July 7
Toronto, ON    Wednesday, July 8
Calgary, AB    Tuesday, July 14
New York, NY    Wednesday, July 15
Boston, MA    Thursday, July 16
Hong Kong    Saturday, July 18

More resources for new students

Check out McGill’s First-Year Site to learn more about the other programs, resources, and events that are available to new McGill students before you even start classes. Visit the Before You Arrive section for undergraduate students.

Calling all international students! 

You are cordially invited to join the International Student Services team online for Pre-Arrival Orientation Webinars. They are the best way to learn everything you need to know about coming to McGill as an international student. Arrive at McGill confident and prepared!

Find out more about:

•    Exploring McGill’s two campuses and participating in Orientation
•    Living in Montreal and finding housing
•    Immigration documents and compulsory Health Insurance
•    Opening a bank account or getting a cell phone plan

These webinars are also a great opportunity to meet an International Student Advisor online, ask questions, and even chat with other students coming to McGill from your region!

Social media pages to help you connect

Facebook pages
McGill Send-Offs – up-to-date information on all things Send-Off related
International Parents Council – Parents page
McGill University Alumni – McGill Alumni page
McGill Facebook pages – Comprehensive list of McGill pages and groups

Best pages to reach new students
Unofficial McGill Guide
Entering Class of 2015-2016
McGill Class of 2019 (group)
Macdonald Campus Incoming

Other Facebook pages of interest
International Student Services at McGill University
Students' Society of McGill University (SSMU)
Campus Life and Engagement
Macdonald Campus
Macdonald Campus Students' Society AECM