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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.

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Questions about Welcome Week?

Catch up on what you need to know by watching The Orientation Sessions, a Facebook Live series we ran in partnership with the Maroons this summer. These sessions answered questions students had about coming to University, as well as what to expect for Welcome Week.

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Make Welcome Week an adventure

MacQuest is a unique Welcome Week experience that allows you to choose from a wide selection of tours/activities happening throughout the day. Take part in MacQuest by registering for activities in advance, with choices showcasing campus student services and other partners. Registration opens Friday, August 18.

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MSU Concert Paint Party

This is paint-filled show is something you do not want to miss. This will be free for all McMaster University undergraduate students taking place on Tuesday, August 29, starting at 7:00 p.m. All students must present a valid McMaster undergraduate student card at the gates.

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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