In-Person Tours


    All tour options require you to:
    register in advance.

    Online registration will be
    taken down two
    business days prior to
    the actual tour date.


    Offered on mass during the week of March 12-16, 2018 at 10:30am & 1:30pm.  Please note: This is not an open house. If you would like the opportunity to meet with McMaster faculty and program staff, we invite you to attend our May@Mac Open House on Saturday, May 12, 2018. May@Mac. *RSVP will open in April

    Register for a March Break Week Tour

    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.


    January 8 – April 6, 2018

    Winter tours will take place Monday to Friday, at 10:30am and 1:30pm.  Please note: We will not be offering tours during the Winter mid-term recess (February 19-23, 2018).

    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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    There is now only one Saturday tour date left for the Winter:

    • March 3, 2018

    To book a Saturday tour, please contact Amy MacLean, our Campus Tour Coordinator, via or 905.525.9140 x 23650.

    *Please note: These tours are entirely student-run.  Should you have any academic or admission related questions, you will need to contact a Liaison Officer during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm). 


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

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



    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 a Faculty of 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.


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: