In-Person Tours

  • All tour options require you to register in advance.

    PLEASE NOTE: We are not offering Campus Tours at this time.  However, our Winter Tours will start on January 8, 2018 — Registration is now available below!

  • 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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    We are offering three Saturday tour dates for the Winter:

    • January 20, 2018
    • February 10, 2018
    • 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



    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:


    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



    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.