In-Person Tours

  • We offer a few tour options during the summer months. We encourage you to look through the options below and register in advance for the one that works best for you.

    PLEASE NOTE: We are not offering Campus Tours on Friday, November 17, 2017 — in order to prepare for our Fall Preview Open House (Saturday, November 18, 2017)

  • Parking & Directions for General Tours & Where to Meet Your Guide

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    Once you have registered for a tour, refer to these Parking & Driving Directions for details on where to enter campus, where to park, and where to meet up with your guide.


    September 18 – December 1, 2017

    Fall tours will take place Monday to Friday, at 10:30am and 1:30pm.  Please note: We will not be offering tours during the Fall mid-term recess (October 9-13, 2017).

    Tours are designed for secondary school students considering undergraduate studies at McMaster University.  They led by a current McMaster student, who can provide you with information about our campus, as well as student life.

    These 90-minute general walking tours are not program-specific, and typically include:

    • Student Centre
    • Athletic centre
    • One eatery
    • One residence style
    • One library
    • A lecture hall
    • A tutorial room and/or lab
    • Other facilities

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    Unfortunately, we are offering any more Saturday tour dates for the Fall.  Registration for 2018 Saturday Tours will be made available online at the end of November/beginning of December.

    If you were hoping to visit us on a Saturday before the holidays, register to come visit us during our second Fall Preview open house (below) on Saturday, November 18, 2017.


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

    May@Mac Spring Open House
    Saturday, May 12, 2018



    Our School Group Tours are designed for prospective high-school-aged students, who are planning on applying for university in the next couple of years.  If you are a teacher interested in arranging a Campus Tour for a group of high-school students, please contact Amy MacLean, our Campus Tour Coordinator, via or 905.525.9140 x 23650.

    If you are interest in bringing elementary-school-aged students to visit our campus, we recommend arranging a more age-appropriate activity.  Some of the activities that McMaster offers include, but are not limited to:


    McMaster’s W.J. McCallion Planetarium

    McMaster Nuclear Reactor

    McMaster’s Biology Greenhouse

    • For a group tour, please contact: Dr. Susan Dudley (Biology Faculty Supervisor)
    • 905.525.9140 x 24004



    Science Tours
    Science Tours are run by the Faculty of Science.  These tours are 60 minutes & highlight the labs and facilities used by students in Level I Science programs at McMaster.

    For more details & to register for a Science Tour, please visit the Science Tours website or contact 905.525.9140 x 27590.  Please note: Science Tours will depart from the Burke Science Building (BSB), room 129.

    Engineering Tours
    Engineering Tours are run by the Faculty of Engineering.  These tours are 60 minutes, led by a current Engineering student, and provide information about programs,extra-curriculars and student life.

    For more details and to register for an Engineering Tour, please visit the Engineering Tours website or contact 905.525.9140 x 27174.  Please note: Engineering Tours will depart from the John Hodgins Engineering Building (JHE) annex, room 214A.