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.

     

  • 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.

  • GENERAL CAMPUS & RESIDENCE TOURS

    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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  • SATURDAY TOURS

    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.

    SPECIAL EVENTS

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

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

     

    SCHOOL GROUP TOURS

    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 tours@mcmaster.ca 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:

    ALTITUDE


    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
    • sdudley@mcamaster.ca

     

  • PROGRAM SPECIFIC TOURS

    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.