In-Person Tours


    All tour options require you to 
    register in advance.

    *Please note: We are not offering any
    tours from August 11 – September 16, 2018.

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

  • 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.


    Summer Tours will be offered from:
    May 14 – August 10, 2018

    Fall Tours will be offered from: September 17 – November 30, 2018 (Registration will be made available online in early August)

    Tours take place Monday to Friday, at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm and 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
    • Two residence styles
    • One library
    • A lecture hall
    • A tutorial room and/or lab
    • Other facilities

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

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



    We are no longer offering any more Saturday Tours this summer.  We apologize for any inconvenience.


    We are no longer offering Residence-Only Tours.

    *Please note: Residence & Housing will be offering Residence Tours later in the summer, once Residence Assignments have gone out.


    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:


    • Achieving Leadership Through Integrated Teamwork, Unity, Dedication & Empowerment
    • ALTITUDE Website
    • For example: Alpine Tower, Indoor Climbing Wall, Low Ropes Course, etc.
    • 905-525-9140 x 26384

    McMaster Nuclear Reactor

    • Reactor Website
    • 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

    McMaster’s W.J. McCallion Planetarium