Transitioning from High School to University
10 a.m or 1 p.m. in MDCL 1305/1307
An overview of the transition programs in place here to help high school students become successful McMaster students.
Acceptance to Registration
12:15 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. in MDCL 1105
Wondering what you have to do once you accept our offer? Let us outline the next steps and timelines for you.
Student Accessibility Services (SAS) Info Session
11:30 a.m. in MDCL 1102
Join staff from SAS to learn about supports that are available for
students with disabilities. Discussion items include documentation
requirements, academic accommodations and disability-related support.
1:45 p.m. in MDCL 1110
Getting involved in a global experience is a great way to develop skills and gain unique experience while working toward your academic and professional goals. We offer a diverse range of local and global opportunities with over 70 exchange agreements, volunteer opportunities and hundreds of job postings. Join us to learn about these opportunities and how to think globally in your education experience.
Discovering Mac Libraries
10:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. in MDCL 1102
Did you know our libraries contain way more than books? Our First Year Experience Librarian will walk you through how to make the most of the library. We’ll get into the incredible spaces, tools, services and people who are there to answer your questions, help you with assignments and learn new skills.
Campus Bus Tours
10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. outside the Museum of Art
Want to get a feel for our campus? Drop by the Campus Tour Tent in front of the Museum of Art to enjoy a 20-minute bus tour with a student guide.
10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at any of our open residences
Visit the open residences identified on the previous pages to have a friendly residence staff member show you around.
Athletic Centre Tours (self-guided)
10 a.m.-3 p.m. from the DBAC lobby
Learn about our exciting expansion and take a self-guided tour of our state-of-the-art facilities.
Mills Memorial Library – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Every hour on the 20s.
Health Sciences Centre (HSC) Library – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Every hour on the hour. Note: COVID screening will be required to enter HSC. Visit screening.hhsc.ca and follow the prompts. A mask must also be worn while inside the building.
DeGroote Program Presentations
10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. in PGCLL Room M21
Learn about the Honours Commerce program. DeGroote students, faculty and staff will walk you through the structure and features of the commerce program.
IBH Program Presentation
12:30 p.m. in PGCLL Room M26
Learn more about the Integrated Business and Humanities Program and hear from Program Director Emad Mohammad, current students and alumni.
11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in PGCLL Room M12
Career Information Session
11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in PGCLL Room M16
Meet and Greet with Students, Staff and Alumni
10 a.m.–3 p.m. in PGCLL M Level Mezzanine
Gather information on academics, internship, career and professional development and international exchange.
IBH Meet and Greet and Networking
10 a.m.–3 p.m. in PGCLL M Level
Please check in at the welcome booth
DeGroote Club Fair
10 a.m.–3 p.m. in rooms PGCLL M22, M24 and M25
Speak with student leaders about getting involved in various extra-curricular activities and case competitions. Visit the DeGroote School of Business building, see the Innis Business Library and the Allen H. Gould Trading Floor.
GR0 Experience and Mock Tutorial
10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in PGCLL Room M12
10 a.m.–3 p.m. – MacEng Tent on JHE Lawn
Connect with faculty and staff from each of our Engineering Departments in front of the John Hodgins Engineering Building. Engineering Recruitment and Venture will be in JHE Lobby. Additional Booths for B. Tech. on ETB Main Floor, iBioMed in MDCL Lobby and CompSci Capstone Expo in ITB Lobby.
Explore all of the McMaster Engineering buildings, facilities and services with our Engineering Student Ambassadors. Tours will begin on the hour and half past. Sign up at the MacEng Tent on JHE Lawn!
10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m
12 p.m. in JHE 376
Preparing students for the future of work, today. Engineering Co-op & Career Services helps students gain meaningful work experience and develop industry-specific skills before they graduate. In the 2019/2020 academic year over 2200 students participated in more than 3500 co-op work terms across the globe
10 a.m.–3 p.m. – Located in and around HATCH
Come chat with our MacEng Clubs & Teams representatives to see how you can join in on the fun! Technical Clubs & Teams are inside HATCH garage. Non-technical Clubs & Teams are in the tent on HATCH lawn.
Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) Info Sessions
11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in ETB 235Learn about the B. Tech. program and how to create technological advancements in the three direct entry programs, including automotive & vehicle engineering technology, automation engineering technology and biotechnology.
Computer Science Info Sessions
11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in ITB 137
Learn about applications you’ve never dreamed of and our wide range of programs in the Computing & Software Department; Software Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering, including direct-entry Computer Science.
Engineering I Info Sessions
11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in both JHE 264 & JHE 376
“What you need to know about McMaster Engineering!” Learn about first year and beyond as we explore the 12 Engineering disciplines, including chemical, chemical & bioengineering, civil, computer, electrical, physics, materials science, mechanical, mechatronics, software, management and society.
Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences (iBioMed) Info Sessions
11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in both MDCL 1105 & ABB 102
The iBioMed program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program that will give students a strong foundation in both engineering and health sciences. Students will have a common first year before choosing to specialize in either engineering or health sciences and entrepreneurship
BHSc (Honours) Program Information
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., third floor of MDCL
Staff and BHSc students will be on-hand to answer questions and share their learning experiences.
Interactive Insight into the Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) (Honours) Program
11:30 a.m. in MDCL 1305/1307
Presentation by Dr. Stacey Ritz, Assistant Dean, BHSc (Honours) Program.
10 a.m.–3 p.m. in Ewart Angus Centre on the 1st Floor of HSC
All visitors must pass COVID-19 screening to enter the hospital. Screening prior to your arrival can help reduce wait times. Visit screening.hhsc.ca and follow the prompts using your personal device or home computer. Additionally, Hamilton Health Sciences requires everyone who enters our hospitals to wear a mask.
Students, faculty members and staff will be on hand to answer your questions about our nursing program. View the nursing uniform, stethoscope and textbooks required for first-year students. Tour the Centre for Simulation-Based Learning. Meet members of the McMaster Undergraduate Nursing Student Society (MUNSS) and find out how you can get involved in these leadership opportunities. Students will also give presentations about the nursing program.
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the MDCL lobby
Chat with us about the program
12:30 p.m. in MDCL 1309
Learn more about the midwifery program
Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences (iBioMed) Info Sessions
11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in both MDCL 1105 & ABB 102
The iBioMed program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program that will give students a strong foundation in both engineering and health sciences. Students will have a common first year before choosing to specialize in either engineering or health sciences and entrepreneurship.
iBioMed Info Booth
10 a.m.–3 p.m. on JHE Lawn
Engage with current iBioMed students and learn more about the program.
10 a.m.–3 p.m. – MacEng Tour Tent on JHE lawn
Engineering facility tours are open to students interested in Engineering I, iBioMed, Computer Science and B. Tech.
11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. in LRW Concert Hall
Imagine yourself here. Join us to discover what it’s like to be a Humanities student at McMaster. Learn about our programs, our close-knit community and why we say, “Humanities means leadership.”
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in LRW Lobby
Meet our student ambassadors, professors, reps from our McMaster Humanities Society and MELD (McMaster’s English Language Development Diploma). Our student experience team, who’s here to help you navigate Mac on every step of your academic journey, can chat with you about academic requirements, career supports, next steps and international exchange programs.
11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on the second floor of TSH
Exclusive to McMaster Media Arts and Communication Studies students, the Anne and Neil MacArthur Humanities Multimedia Wing offers professional-level computers with industry-standard software and audio/visual peripherals.
11 a.m.–2 p.m. in the Fitzhenry Studios near the Stearn Dr. entrance of TSH. A formal tour will take place at 1 p.m.
McMaster’s new iArts (Integrated Arts) BFA program allows you to direct your path wherever your creativity takes you – from acting, to painting, to sculpture, to creating digital videos and beyond. Opened in 2015, the Fitzhenry Studios and Atrium offer a state-of-the-art presentation and gallery space, in addition to art studios for a variety of fine art disciplines.
11 a.m.–2 p.m. in the Concert Hall on the first floor of LRW
Our concert hall features exceptional acoustics and professional facilities and has hosted internationally renowned soloists and performing arts groups. It is the home of McMaster’s choirs, orchestras, concert band and percussion ensemble.
11 a.m.–2 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre on the first floor of LRW
A state-of-the-art, professional theatre space, our Black Box Theatre features advanced lighting, digital sound and projection capabilities within a flexible space that allows for a wide range of seating options. It provides our students the ultimate hands-on experience to showcase their performance and technical skills.
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. PGCLL First Floor
Faculty, student and staff representatives from each of our seven Level I Programs will be on hand to speak about their programs and the opportunities for study beyond Level I.
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. from PGCLL Mezzanine Level
Sixty-minute tours are led by current undergraduate students from a wide range of science programs. Tours highlight labs, facilities and services used by students in Level I Science programs.
1:00 p.m. – PGCLL 127
Learn more about the cooperative education programs, experiential education opportunities and career services in the Faculty of Science.
- Program Presentation
11 a.m. in PGCLL 124
- Chemistry & Chemical Biology Open Lab
10:30 a.m.–3 p.m. in ABB 122
- Physics Open Lab
10:30 a.m.–3 p.m. in BSB B114/B115
- Physics and Astronomy: Planetarium Show
10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. in BSB B149 (15-minute shows)
- Program Presentation – Environmental & Earth Sciences Gateway
12:00 p.m. in PGCLL 124
- Earth, Environment & Society Open Lab
10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. in BSB 343
- Program Presentation – Life Sciences Gateway
11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – PGCLL B138
- Biology Open Lab
10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. in BSB 218
- Biology Greenhouse
10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Biology Greenhouse
- Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences Lab
10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. in HSC 1H1-8
- Program Presentation – Mathematics & Statistics Gateway
11:00 am – PGCLL 127
- Program Presentation – Medical Radiation Sciences
1:00 pm – PGCLL 124
Learn more about the three specializations, Radiation Therapy, Radiography and Ultrasonography, and their clinical experience.
- Medical Radiation Sciences
10:30 a.m.–3 p.m. in Sonography Lab IAHS 103B
- Program Presentation: What to Expect in the iSci Program
12:00 pm – PGCLL B138
Learn more about the iSci program and meet staff and students involved with the program.
- Honours Integrated Sciences (iSci) Open Lab
10:30 a.m.–3 p.m. in GSB 116
- Program Presentation: Honours Kinesiology
12:00 p.m. in PGCLL 127
- Kinesiology Open Lab Tours
10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. in IWC A102
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in LRW lobby/hallway
Meet with professors, staff and students from a variety of departments/programs, along with members of the Careers& Experiential Education team and the McMaster Social Sciences Society Blu Cru reps!
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in LRW 1811
Come and chat with our staff, students, and tour our
Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Student Services space, which includes a student lounge, ceremonial space,
a teaching garden, kitchen facilities for instruction in Indigenous cooking and a student library with hundreds of titles in the areas of Indigenous knowledge, research and language.
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in LRW 1003
Come hang out with our Blu Cru student reps and spin “The Wheel of SWAG” for a chance to take home your very own Soc Sci merchandise. Celebrate your offer of admission while capturing this Instagrammable May@MAC moment, Soc Sci-style! Get answers to your questions and make connections at the “Ask Me Anything!” table.
Success in the Social Sciences and Beyond!
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in LRW B1007
Learn more about life at McMaster, our three Level I pathways (Social Sciences I, Economics I, Health and Society I) and the flexibility and customization offered in our degree programs. We’ll also cover student supports and resources, including how we help you transition into university with exclusive Level I courses, and how a Social Sciences degree sets you up for future success.
Exploring Careers & Experiential Education in Social Sciences
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. in LRW B1007
Join us for an overview of the career resources and experiential education opportunities available to Social Sciences students! From career advice to resume skills, job shadowing, academic placements, and internships, you’ll be career-ready for a diverse range of fields upon graduation
Arts & Science Meet and Greet
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in LRW 1057
Drop by to chat with current students, staff and instructors.