McMaster’s twelve on-campus residences are home to almost 3,600 students. Our residences are located within a five-minute walk to classes, athletic facilities, libraries and our award-winning dining facilities. We offer a range of building sizes and themed residence communities.
Our buildings are divided into traditional dormitory style–where you live with one/two other roommates in the same bedroom or apartment/suite style–where you have a private room and share a kitchen, washroom(s) and living room with three to five other students.
Our living learning and lifestyle themed communities aim to enhance and extend your learning experience outside of the classroom, and into your residence home.
Lifestyle Themed Communities include:
- All Female
- Alcohol Free
Living Learning Communities include:
- Change Makers Community
- Creative Expressions Community
- eSports and Gaming Comunity
- Global Perspectives Community
- Health and Wellness Community
- Innovation and Society Community
- Leaders and Influencers Community
- Outdoor Leadership Community
- Startup Community
- Teaching and Coaching Community
- Women in Leadership Community
On-Campus Residence Buildings
|Bates Residence (Furnished Apartments)|
|Les Prince Hall|
|Mary E. Keyes Residence (furnished suites)|
|Wallingford Hall (all-female community)|
Click here to view images and learn more about each of our residence buildings.
Off Campus Housing
While thousands of students live in residence, the majority of the McMaster students live off-campus. McMaster’s Off-Campus Resource Centre assists students to find apartments, houses, rooms within a house or other suitable off-campus living options.
McMaster’s Society of Off-Campus Students (SOCS) is also one of the largest clubs ratified by the McMaster Students Union. SOCS strives to help students connect to McMaster, and give off-campus students a voice on campus by:
- providing a welcoming, enjoyable, memorable and safe Welcome Week
- assisting those who are unfamiliar with living away from home
- organizing activities throughout the year (e.g. peer tutoring; Formal dinner; themed social events)
- organizing intramural sports teams.