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.
Parking & Directions for General Tours & Where to Meet Your Guide
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
We are offering one Saturday tour on November 4, 2017. Saturday tours are identical to weekday fall tours, with the exception that they are entirely student-run. Should you have any academic or admission related questions, you may wish to contact an Admission/Liaison Officer during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm).
To register for a Saturday tour, please contact us by phone at 905.525.9140 x 23650.
For a more comprehensive Saturday visit option, please consider attending one of our Fall Preview Days below.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
- Achieving Leadership Through Integrated Teamwork, Unity, Dedication & Empowerment
- For example: Alpine Tower, Indoor Climbing Wall, Low Ropes Course, etc.
- 905-525-9140 x 26384
McMaster’s W.J. McCallion Planetarium
- Offers Private Group Shows
- 905-525-9140 x 27777
McMaster Nuclear Reactor
- For complementary tours of the facility, please contact: Cait Rutty
- 905.525.9140 x 23231
- All participants must be at least 11 years old
McMaster’s Biology Greenhouse
- For a group tour, please contact: Dr. Susan Dudley (Biology Faculty Supervisor)
- 905.525.9140 x 24004
PROGRAM SPECIFIC 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 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.