McGill Microwaves: The Definitive List

At my time at McGill, I have constantly been thwarted by my lack of microwave location knowledge. We have all felt the struggle of packing food at an ungodly hour in the morning and then studying in a building where we do not know the microwave location or if there even is a microwave! I never want to eat cold chili on a bench ever again. Please help me in this quest by commenting below if there is a microwave location that is not on this list, or if information is missing or wrong. I will edit the post to make sure the list stays current. And spread the word! Microwaves for all!
(updated September 19th, 2019)


  • Arts lounge, in the basement (currently closed due to construction)
  • 6th floor lounge, unsure if its for students or profs but you can definitely get in there
  • 8th floor anthropology lounge
  • 9th floor philosophy lounge


  • 2nd floor, student lounge

Redpath/McLennan Library

  • Basement, by Redpath Cafe (formerly PM)


  • Basement
  • Upper floors, but graduate students only

Education Building

  • Basement lounge

Sherbrooke 688

  • 3rd floor language lounge
  • 13th floor
  • 19th floor lounge

Royal Victoria College Cafeteria

  • Located by the condiments

C4 Cafeteria

  • Near the front windows

Music Building

  • Vinhs/music caf


  • Student lounge, on the ground floor, to the right of the entrance


  • 1st floor cafeteria

McConnell Engineering

  • Eng Cafe (my personal fav)


  • SUMS lounge in the basement, the door is usually open
  • Geography lounge, room 305

Otto Maass Chemistry

  • Chemistry lounge in the basement, you need a code to get in
  • Also in the basement, if you walk down the hall away from the student labs, and take a right, and there is a microwave in a room with green walls that might be connected with Pulp and Paper


  • Main level, walk towards the bathrooms

3463 Peel

  • In the kitchen of the McGill Institute for the study of Canada

3471 Peel

  • Room 303

3661 Peel

  • Information studies, basement student kitchen


  • 3rd floor 
  • 5th floor cafeteria

Stewart Biology Building

  • Biology students lounge


  • 3rd floor lounge

Honorary Mention: SSMU

  • who knows where the microwaves will be when it reopens! (probably 2nd floor caf)

Master Microwave Map


  1. sherbrooke 680 - microwave on 19th floor lounge

  2. wong building, walk towards the bathrooms on the main level.

  3. There is one in Morrice, 3rd floor in the lounge

  4. there's also a microwave on the upper floors of bronfman, i think it's for grad students only but i was really desperate and they let me in

    1. added! microwaves will always appear to the truly desperate

  5. also the ssmu caf (RIP)

    1. added, but as an honorary mention:( when ssmu reopens i'll update accordingly

  6. 3471 rue Peel - microwave in room 303


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