What's happening at the SSC this month.

Uncover opportunities, gain support, and grow your networks at our events.

Summer Orientation for Academic Readiness (SOAR)

Saturday, July 17, 2017 to Friday, August 11, 2017  Online

Have questions about starting University? Summer Orientation for Academic Readiness (SOAR) will help prepare you for school by answering questions and introducing you to skills needed to be successful. Join online as we discuss University academics through videos, short articles, and personal reflections. SOAR runs for four weeks in the summer and will start Monday, July 17.

MacAdemics 101

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 or Thursday, August 10, 2017 McMaster University

How do I take notes? What’s the best way to manage my time? How is university different from high school? Most students have questions about starting university academics. This academic preparation program is designed to give you the information you need to successfully transition into university studies.

Photo from MOOSE.

McMaster Outdoor Orientation Student Experience Program (MOOSE)

Monday, August 28 to Thursday, August 31, 2017 McMaster University

This four-day, three-night trip to Camp Arrowhon and Algonquin Provincial Park provides you with an opportunity to build lasting friendships with peers and student leaders in your Faculty. MOOSE encourages personal and team development through a wide variety of outdoor activities. Participants will return to campus in plenty of time to continue their Welcome Week for the final three days.

Those participating will leave campus on Monday, August 28 and return on Thursday, August 31.

Welcome Week 2017 | photo of students smiling.

Welcome Week

Saturday, August 26 to Saturday, September 2, 2017 McMaster University

The focus of Welcome Week is to provide you with a positive transition to university. As the most comprehensive orientation program offered at McMaster, Welcome Week includes educational seminars and social events that connect you to the Hamilton community, McMaster University, individual Faculties, residence communities or the off-campus society and most importantly, other students. To participate, you will need to register for a MacPass. The MacPass is the ‘all-access pass’ to events taking place during Welcome Week. Registration will open on June 28, 2017.

The Welcome Week website is not yet available, but we encourage you to visit the website and check out what happened last year.

Photo from the McMaster Career Fair.

Fall Career Fair

Thursday, September 21, 2017 DBAC

Did you know the Career Fair is the largest career event at McMaster University? Or, that employers hire for full-time, co-op, part-time, and internship positions? Meet face-to-face with employers, develop connections, receive feedback, and uncover professional opportunities.

Community Engagement and Volunteer Fair

Community Engagement and Volunteer Fair

Tuesday, October, 3, 2017

Uncover opportunities to gain skills and experience while helping others reach their goals and build better communities by attending the McMaster Community Engagement & Volunteer Fair. This event will showcase on- and off-campus, local and regional opportunities to get involved, explore careers, build your resume and skills, and develop meaningful connections; it is also open to all members of the community.

Continuing Education Fair.

Continuing Education Fair

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 to Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Are you thinking about furthering your education beyond your degree? Attend the Continuing Education Fair and meet with representatives from programs from across the globe. Stop by to learn more about how you can continue your learning and education after you graduate.

Leadership summit for women. | transparent photo of students in the background.

Leadership Summit for Women

Saturday, November 18, 2017

The Leadership Summit for Women is an annual community-wide event that brings together women, trans* individuals, and allies from the McMaster and Hamilton communities. This event provides the skills, space, and support for all participants to reach their full potential as individuals and as collaborative members of a community. Those who participate are driving the creation of a more just and equitable society.