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

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Welcome Week

August 24 – August 30, 2019

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.

This year Welcome Week will run from August 24 until August 30. Welcome Week offers a wide variety of programs and events related to academic preparedness, faculty connection, wellness, safety, community building, and entertainment. Programming features important strategic priorities including mental health and wellness, preventing and responding to sexual violence, responsible substance use, and inclusivity.

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Community Engagement & Volunteer Fair

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

McMaster University Student Centre (MUSC)

Attend the annual Community Engagement and Volunteer Fair to learn about opportunities to support local organizations that can help you develop your skills and provide a valuable experience. Visit the website to find out who’s attending.

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Fall Career Fair

Thursday, September 19, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sport Hall

Meet face-to-face with employers hiring for full-time, part-time, co-op, paid internship and summer job opportunities. Explore the Career Fair page to find out who’s attending and to learn more about our pop-up events to get ready.

Access hour for the Fall Career Fair. There is a smaller room of students and employers.

Fall Career Fair: Access Hour 2019: Mobilizing your Diversity

Thursday, September 19, 2019

To be announced


Equity-seeking students are invited to attend an Access Hour that features Career Fair employers who are leading in Diversity & Inclusion workplace practices. Learn more and register to attend on (under the Events Calendar).

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Student Services Fair

Thursday, October 31, 2019

To be announced

McMaster University Student Centre (MUSC)

We’re bringing back a McMaster student favourite – the Student Services Fair! Students who attended last year gave this event a 4.7/5! Find out more about the fair by following @MacSSC on social media.

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McMaster Exchange Fair

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

McMaster University Student Centre (MUSC)

Join us for the annual McMaster Exchange Fair. Chat with returned and current exchange students about their experiences studying abroad. Visit our website for more information on the McMaster Exchange Program.