Frosh Week is a 4-day long orientation event that occurs just before the Fall semester starts, hosted by McGill students for McGill students. Incoming first-year students are sorted into groups led by older undergrads in their faculty who act as organizers, mentors, and friends for new McGill students. Frosh is one of the most important community-building events at McGill, especially for first years as they become incorporated into the greater campus community. McGill Frosh is the largest “wet” frosh in North America, though every effort is made to ensure that it exemplifies the principles of harm reduction, inclusivity, and equity. Undergraduate students can apply to be Frosh leaders in the Spring each year. 


Bar des Arts (BdA) is the Arts Faculty’s on-campus student-run bar. BdA has a long history of operating out of the Arts Lounge on Thursday from 5:30 – 8, and is a pillar of the Arts Faculty community on campus. Come by early to skip the famous line, grab a grilled cheese and some dollar beers, and enjoy your evening with all of your fellow Arts students! Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available. Applications for 2023 BdA staff can be accessed here.

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Arts Lounge

The AUS Lounge is located in the Leacock basement and is the perfect place to hang out between classes, catch up on work, or play a round of pool with friends. On Thursdays from 5:30 – 8, the AUS Lounge is turned into the famous Bar des Arts, the best student pub on campus. You can also find a computer lab, microwave, and the AUS Office in the lounge space. The AUS Lounge can be booked by AUS groups for events free of charge – you can sign up for Lounge Booking here.

Grad Ball

Grad Ball is traditionally a sit-down, formal dinner organized by the AUS for graduating Arts students. It has a theme each year, and students come together to listen to a live DJ set and share memories of their time at McGill. Each student can bring a +1 with whom they can enjoy an open cocktail bar!

Fine Arts Council

The Arts Undergraduate Society has allocated a percentage of funding specifically to the fine arts at McGill through  the Fine Arts Council. The Fine Arts Council is the ultimate patron of the arts, and our main goal is to encourage, foster, and expand the fine arts community here at McGill to the best of our ability! Whether you want to create a journal, a play, a film, a photo exhibit, or anything else that can be deemed fine arts, the Fine Arts Council is here to make the arts more accessible to students. The council has sponsored many projects including the Fridge Door Gallery, McGill’s only student-run and student-curated gallery showcasing artwork created by students. 

In addition to funding fine arts groups on campus – the FAC hosts workshops throughout the year and our annual Nuit Blanche event in March showcasing the fine arts community on campus.

For more information, contact the VP Communications or our email the Fine Arts Council!


SNAX Café is located on the Leacock main floor and offers a variety of affordable food and beverage options. Come for a nice cup of coffee or a famous blueberry muffin on your way to and from class! Students can apply to work here in the beginning of the academic year.

Work Your BA

Every year, in conjunction with CaPS (Career Planning Service), the AUS holds Work Your B.A. an annual series of panels, seminars, and events that help students answer the fateful question: “So, what are you going to do after you graduate?”

Come to Work Your BA events to explore and learn about different career options and paths – gain ideas, information, inspiration, motivation and advice! CaPS and AUS organize a wide range of events to feed your career curiosity from the Non Profit/Public Service Fair to industry specific panels and seminars on developing soft skills.