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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.

Upcoming Events

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SSC Academic Skills Orientation: Online

Questions about what it means to be a university learner? SSC Academic Skills Orientation: Online is a seven-week online program that supports you before your arrival for Welcome Week. Get tips and advice from fellow students to help you navigate a new academic environment. Starting Tuesday, July 2, this program will feature regular content. Participate and win weekly prizes!

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Exclusively for off-campus students, Mac/One is designed to help with the social and academic transition to university. By joining Mac/One, you’ll connect to fellow students with similar passions and interests through our Living Learning Community events, have a home base on-campus to relax and study with access to a designated residence building, and get extra support through your designated Off-Campus Community Assistant.

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SAS Transition Program

Join our student/parent orientation sessions to learn about our supports, the accommodation process, and how to successfully transition into university. Times and locations to be determined. Individual and Skype sessions are available upon request. Summer workshops include: Notetaking Upper-Year, Student Panel, Q&A, plus more.

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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