Welcome!

Thanks for stopping by! Your academic, personal and professional success is important to us and likely important to you too; otherwise you wouldn’t have landed on our site. From the time you accept your offer of admission up to ten years after graduation, the SSC will provide the services, programs and resources that are needed to help you achieve your immediate and future goals. So take the time to browse our site, or drop by and visit us in Gilmour Hall 110, we look forward to helping you achieve success.

Discover What’s New

Welcome Home. Ignite Inspiration. Discover Your Potential.

The Welcome Week schedule is up!

It’s official: we’ve posted your first sneak peek of the 2018 Welcome Week schedule. Visit the Welcome Week website for more details!


SSC Academics: Online is now in session!

Nervous about University academics? Over the summer, we will be posting about ways to get ready for University. Check out SSC Academics: Online to learn more.

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We’ve got drop-ins.

Did you know we take academic drop-ins during the summer? Drop by GH 110 on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Thanks again for all you are doing to help our students! I have heard many positive comments about your workshops and some of our students are already applying some of what they have learned. That's the mark of success!

McMaster University Faculty Member

Did you know?

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Between summer orientation and Welcome Week, over 2,000 students participated in our first-year academic programming last summer.

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There’s lots to love about McMaster! We’re sharing some of McMaster’s hidden gems on our Instagram account this summer. Follow us here.

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Trying to figure out your career? Don’t know how to get started? We can help. We offer alumni career counselling for up to ten years after you graduate!

From the Blogs

Well, if you are going to procrastinate, we recommend you do it here. We’ve got two blogs. Stories From The Arch shares stories of McMaster students on-campus and in the Hamilton community, told through the perspective of a new student blogger each year. Stories From Abroad captures student experiences from across the globe.


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Tales of an A+ Procrastinator

There’s officially less than a month until classes start! It’s no doubt that this summer is going by quickly and although I never took part in the #inmyfeelings challenge that flooded Insta, the one thing challenging my feelings at the moment is the thought of going back to school. Since I’ll be going into my final year this September, I wanted to reflect on my habits and ways of managing my stress levels during the school year. I realized that like many other students, the habit that affects my life the most is… procrastination.


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Building Your International Network

Last winter, I departed the Great White North to undertake a new adventure in the UK, studying at the University of Warwick. Like most, exchange presented me with an amazing opportunity to meet dozens of people from around the world with diverse experiences from my own. However, one of my goals for exchange was to go beyond just meeting students at my university or roommates in hostels. I wanted to meet professionals on a similar career path and expand my international network.

International Student Services

ISS provides support for international students and internationally-minded Canadian students at McMaster University to promote an internationally informed and cross-culturally sensitive community with a shared purpose: the student experience. Services include: UHIP insurance, help with immigration matters, MacAbroad, transition and academic success.

Employer & Community Partners

With an international reputation for innovative educational programming, McMaster prepares students with the technical, creative and interpersonal skills required to excel and achieve success. Connect with McMaster to meet your organizational needs.

Alumni Career Services

The Student Success Centre and McMaster Alumni Association/Office of Alumni Advancement are pleased to offer continuing opportunities for McMaster alumni to stay connected with the university. Whether you are a recent graduate in career transition or an established professional looking to share your knowledge and experience, discover the opportunities to help you achieve your goals.

Mac’s Money Centre

Invested in your financial wellness, Mac’s Money Centre has been developed for you, the students, to enhance your money management skills.  Explore the resources and services available to provide you with the knowledge and abilities to make informed financial decisions.