In-Person Tours


    All tour options require you to 
    register in advance.

    *Please note: We are not offering any
    tours from April 7 – May 13, 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
    (*Summer Tours registration is now open)

    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 offering one Saturday Tour Day this summer:
    Saturday, June 16, 2018
    (10:30am OR 1:30pm)

    If you are interested in registering for one of these two Saturday dates, please contact Amy MacLean, our Campus Tour Coordinator, via or 905.525.9140 x 23650.


    Residence-Only Tours are offered on:
    , Tuesdays & Fridays at 12:30pm

    Starting on Monday, May 14th & ending on Tuesday, May 29th: These one hour tours will only show three different residence styles (*Please note: These tours will not include the rest of campus). 

    If you are interested in registering for a Residence-Only Tour, please contact Amy MacLean, our Campus Tour Coordinator, via or 905.525.9140 x 23650.


    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