A visit to McMaster is the best way to learn more about the university and get a feel for our campus. You can meet students, staff and faculty, all who help define the distinct personality of the University. McMaster offers many opportunities to do this, from simply spending a couple of hours touring the campus to staying for a whole day and attending scheduled activities during one of our special visit days, or just exploring our Virtual Tours.


    Unable to visit McMaster in person? Explore the university’s picturesque campus via one of our online tours.

    Flash Mode
    – Take a Guided Tour that follows the same route as an in-person walking tour, create a personalized tour in Your Tour or simply explore major campus hotspots in Free Explore mode.

    Basic Mode — This tour provides users with a slower internet connection or older computer an opportunity to explore our campus without any videos.

    Street View — McMaster is among the first universities in Canada to have its campus walkways mapped by Google’s Street View project, which provides 360-degree, street-level photographic imagery from roads and paths all around the world. To use Street View, drag the orange figure from the navigation area to the map of campus.


    General Campus & Residence Tours
    A campus tour takes approximately 90 minutes and includes visits to academic areas, a library, student service areas, and one residence building.  It’s the best way to find out more about the university and get a feel for the campus.
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    McMaster @Your School
    Representatives from McMaster’s Student Recruitment & Admissions Office visit various locations throughout Ontario and Canada to present information, answer questions or discuss undergraduate post-secondary opportunities at the University. Search our School Visits page for details.
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    May@Mac Open House
    May 12, 2018
    May @ Mac is our annual open house. The open house includes campus tours, special facility tours, sample lectures, lab demonstrations and opportunities to speak with professors, staff and students.  Registration form will open on Monday, April 2, 2018.

    March Break Week Tours
    Join us for a regular 90 minute Campus & Residence Tour during the March Break.  If you are looking for an Open House, please join us for our annual Open House, May@Mac on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

    Fall Preview
    Saturday October 28 or
    Saturday, November 18, 2017

    Attending one of our Fall Preview days is a great opportunity for prospective students to speak with staff, students and several student services representatives. These events also feature guided campus tours and several program information seminars.