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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Honestly, I don't even know if we have campus police. Everybody is very chill up in the arctic of Montreal, but the main rule is safe space. If you don't say or do anything that could make somebody uncomfortable, then you're all good.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: McGill offers a lot of freedom and expects you to act like the adult you legally are.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: McGill really just doesnt care about much. In rez there is no enforcement against drug use and even in school sponsored events like frosh it is really easy to get alcohol underage and no one really cares

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 320th
    Best Campus Police
  • 568th
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 1181st
    Strictest Honor Code

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kelly Baker
Weston, CT
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Going to McGill for college is going to a place where administration actually treats you like the adult, which you are. By Montréal law, your leased apartment, which includes your dorm room, is your private property, and is only subject to search with proper warrant. This means that the administration does not have the authority to do any sort of dorm check for drugs or alcohol. In fact, it is not even against campus policy to have alcohol in the dorms, as it is assumed that everyone is of age. McGill has school-sponsored drinking for a variety of activities, including freshman orientation. Drinking in Montréal just isn't an issue if you're over 18, in the city or on the campus.

What McGill is likely to get involved in is campus theft, vandalism, disturbing campus peace, smoking in unauthorized areas, or blatant drug use on school property. However, unlike many schools in the U.S., if you are charged with possession, you will not just be charged by campus security and suffer an academic punishment. At McGill, they treat you like an adult, and that includes adult penalties. In general, McGill administration does not care what students do, so long as it does not interrupt the academic environment for the rest of the student body.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Blocking a walkway in the library with a computer cord
  • Bringing food into the library
  • Carrying an open bottle of liquor
  • Jaywalking

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 21 responses

Very strict
Very lenient
  • Alcohol use in dorms
  • Attendance
  • Creating new student organizations
  • Drug use
  • Honor code
  • Noise violations
  • Parking
  • Protests/demonstrations
  • Underage drinking
  • Visitation in dorms

How do the campus police or safety officers affect your campus experience?    Based on 29 responses

  • 45% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 55% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 0% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
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