In-Person Tours


    January 9, 2017 to April 6, 2017
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    Register online and join us for a tour of our campus, Monday to Friday, at 10:30am and 1:30pm. You will be led by a student Tour Guide, 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 building
    • One library
    • A lecture hall
    • A tutorial room and/or lab
    • Other facilities


    *Liaison Officers are available to meet with you before or after your tour to discuss academic programs and/or the admissions process.


    If you are a teacher or group organizer, and you are
    interested in arranging a campus tour for a group of
    10+ students, please contact Amy MacLean, our
    Campus Tour Coordinator via
    or 905-525-9140 x 23650.


    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.


  • 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.


    Saturday, May 13, 2017

    May@Mac is our annual university-wide open house. This is one of the best days to visit McMaster!  As a prospective students, you can participate in a campus tour, special Faculty tours, sample lectures, lab demonstrations, and information sessions. 

    In addition, you will have the opportunity to speak with professors, staff and current students.  Please note: Parking & Directions for Special Event Days are unique and will be outlined along with the schedule of events, as soon as details become available.

    March 13 – 17, 2017

    Wanting to take advantage of your week off of school to visit our campus?  Join us for a General Campus & Residence Tour to learn more about McMaster, our campus & student life!

    Please note: If you are looking for an Open House, please join us for our annual Open House, May@Mac, on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

    Saturday, October 28, 2017 OR November 18, 2017
    Are you a prospective student interested in learning more about what McMaster University has to offer?  Attending one of these events is a great opportunity for prospective students to speak with staff, current students, and several student service representatives. 

    These events will also feature guided campus tours, residence tours, and various program information sessions.  Please note: Parking & Directions for Special Event Days are unique — Please click on the link below for more information.