General Campus & Residence Tours
Tours take place Monday to Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. General Tours are designed for secondary-school students considering undergraduate studies at McMaster University. They are led by a current McMaster student who can provide you with information about our campus as well as student life.
All tour options require you to register in advance. Online registration closes two business days prior to the actual tour date.
Winter tours will run Monday-Friday from January 6 – April 3, 2020, with the exception of February 17-23, 2020. March Break (March 16-20) tour registration will open in the beginning of February.
Saturday tours are student-run. Liaison officers are unavailable on Saturdays for admissions and academic advice, but can be contacted during our regular office hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
These 90-minute general walking tours are not program-specific. Tours typically include:
- Student Centre
- Athletic Centre
- One eatery
- One residence style
- One library
- A lecture hall
- A tutorial room and/or lab
- Other facilities
All General Campus Tours depart from Gilmour Hall, room 102. If you require assistance, please contact us at 905-525-9140 ext. 23650.
Program Specific Tours
Faculty of Engineering Tours
Faculty of Engineering Tours cover our four undergraduate programs: Engineering 1, Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences, Bachelor of Technology, and Computer Sciences. Tours are led by a current undergraduate Faculty of Engineering student, and provide information about our programs, co-op, extracurricular activities, and student life. Tours take place Monday to Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m (with the exception of Monday morning). Please ensure that you arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time as our tours do leave on time.
Please note: These tours are intended for future undergraduate students (not including applicants to the Degree Completion Program or our Grad programs).
Our tours depart from the John Hodgins Engineering Building (JHE) Annex, Room A214. If you require assistance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 905-525-9140 x27174.
Science Tours are 60 minutes in length and are operated by the Faculty of Science from the Burke Science Building. These tours highlight the labs and facilities used by students in Level I Science programs.
Join us Thursday or Friday, at 10:30 a.m or 1:30 p.m to participate in a Science Tour. Tours are free of charge.
Interested in Kinesiology? We offer Science Tours with a Kinesiology focus Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. To book your Kinesiology-focused tour, please click to button below, then choose the Faculty of Science & Kinesiology Tour.
For more details, please contact 905-525-9140 ext. 27590. Science Tours will depart from the Burke Science Building (BSB), Room 129.
Residence-Only Tours are only offered during the month of May. Additional Residence-Only Tours are available via the Housing Admissions Office later in the summer once Residence Assignments are released.