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Welcome Home

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Let’s start the year together!

We invite you to discover your potential, make connections, explore new ways of learning and have an impact. We believe university is a time to transform your ideas and ignite change in both yourself and your fellow students. Welcome Week is filled with large concerts, faculty events and small orientation programs based on what you find interesting. Welcome to a Brighter World. Welcome to McMaster.

Just Announced

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MacQuest is now open!

Explore your campus. Connect with the community. Discover your home. MacQuest is a unique Welcome Week experience that allows you to choose from a wide selection of tours/activities happening throughout the day. Registration for tours is now open to first-year students.

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Get ready for University academics.

Do you have questions about starting university? SSC Academics: Online will help prepare you for school by answering your questions and introducing you to the skills you will need to be successful. Starting Monday, July 16, this program will feature regular content online. No registration is required!

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First Year Orientation Calendar

Did you know we’ve already posted the First Year Orientation Calendar? This calendar provides a list of all the programs that are available to you as an incoming first year student and details on how to get involved. Check out what you can do to get ready for University this summer!

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A big thank you to our partners:

McMaster Student Success Centre, McMaster Residence Life, McMaster Off-Campus Resource Centre, McMaster Equity and Inclusion Office, McMaster Student Wellness Centre, McMaster Indigenous Student Services, McMaster Athletics & Recreation, and Office of Alumni Advancement, and the McMaster Students Union (MSU), including the McMaster Science Society, McMaster Social Sciences Society, McMaster Humanities Society, McMaster Engineering Society, DeGroote Commerce Society, Society of Arts & Science Students, McMaster Kinesiology Society, McMaster University Nursing Students Society, Bachelor of Health Sciences Society, Society of Off-Campus Students