Clubs & Athletics

  • MSU & Clubs

    Similar to a high school student council, the MSU (or McMaster Students Union Inc.) is the representative/governing body for all full-time undergraduate students at McMaster. It supports and administers more than 250 cultural, academic and social issues clubs on campus. It also operates one of our campus pubs 1280, the Union Market convenience store, and a number of other services. As a full time student, you automatically become a member of the MSU.For a complete listing of student clubs, please visit the MSUís recognized club listing at
  • Instructional Programs

    McMaster Athletics & Recreation offers a wide variety of Instructional Programs where you can learn a new skill or improve upon one. Our programs include Yoga, Pilates, Triathlon training, Squash, Self Defense for Women, Martial Arts: Karate, Tai Chi, Haidong Gumdo, plus numerous dance classes including Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet and others.Programs run once per week for 8-10 weeks, and participants are required to register. Join us for the first week in either the fall or winter when all classes are open to try out for free! Visit for more information!
  • Marauder Athletics

    McMaster Athletics and Recreation has a wide variety of opportunities, including varsity athletics, intramurals, instructional programming, drop-in activities and outdoor recreation. Our facilities include the Ivor Wynne Centre, David Braley Athletic Centre and Ron Joyce Stadium, which combine to house seven gymnasiums, three studios, three natural grass fields, two artificial soft-surface fields, a 50-metre pool, 200m indoor track, squash courts, an indoor climbing wall, the only Alpine Tower High Ropes course at a Canadian university, and one of the largest university fitness centres in Canada.

The Pulse
This state-of-the-art facility has everything you need to stay fit, regardless of your fitness level, interest, goals or available work out times. Membership gives you access to both the equipment and various fitness and aerobics classes. The Pulse offers:

Computerized Cardiovascular Equipment
Such as: treadmills, elliptical trainers, stationary bikes, stair climbers, and rowing machines

Strength Training Area
Over 7,000 square feet of resistance training equipment including single station machines, free weights, Olympic/power lifting platforms, and an accessible multi-station for people with physical limitations

Fitness Classes are offered daily and include Zumba, Core Blast, Step, Boot Camp, and many more. The Cycling Studio contains state-of-the-art cycling bikes to provide a ìroad bikeî experience. Classes are run throughout the day at different skill levels.


  • Join a Team
    McMaster offers various competitive club teams and varsity sports for students to participate in. A sampling of some of the options available are listed below:
    Badminton           Ice Hockey
    Baseball   Lacrosse  
    Basketball   Lifeguarding  
    Cheerleading   Rowing  
    Cricket    Rugby                          
    Cross Country   Soccer  
    Cycling   Squash  
    Fast-pitch          Swimming                     
    Fencing     Synchronized Swimming           
    Field Hockey          Tennis    
    Figure Skating      Track  
    Flag Football          Ultimate    
    Football   Volleyball  
    Golf   Water Polo  
    Gymnastics   Wrestling  

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