Orientation Programs

Welcome, first-year Marauders!

We believe university is a time to transform your ideas and ignite change in both yourself and your fellow first-year students. We invite you to discover your potential, make connections, explore new ways of learning and start making an impact through our orientation programming. Most programs take place in the summer, with some longer programs continuing throughout the year.

Mondays on the @MacSSC Instagram are for you this summer

This summer, we’re hosting Instagram takeovers dedicated to you and your fellow incoming first-year students every Monday. Stay tuned to find out how we can help make your transition to university a successful one! Plus, remember to check your McMaster email throughout the summer, starting in July. There, you’ll get updates about Welcome Week and other orientation programs.

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Wondering what the fall term will be like?

Check the Back to Mac website for information and updates about the return — or the introduction, for all the first-year students — to McMaster campus. Two town halls for students and faculty/staff are scheduled for mid-June. Get answers to your questions and learn what you need to have a safe and welcoming introduction to McMaster.

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Students walking through campus

Planner and Rep Programming (May–September)

Coming soon

Neil Pasricha smiling in a Zoom virtual event.

The Lit(erary) Club (Fall)

Coming soon

The McMaster Archway program is here to ensure every first-year student feels connected and supported.

Find your path with Archway

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