August 21, 2024 to August 23, 2024

Ignite Program

Congratulations on becoming a Marauder! We’re excited to welcome you to our McMaster community. We’re here to help you make the most of your time at McMaster. Ignite is a pre-orientation program designed to connect you with the information, resources and support you need before the school year begins.  

Why participate?

  • Explore McMaster University and Hamilton, your new home away from home, with fellow international students.
  • Connect with peers and make friends.
  • Meet with your Faculty.
  • Get organized with basic needs like opening a bank account, choosing a phone provider, and arranging on-campus residence.
  • Gain a sneak peek into university life before the fall semester starts.
  • Discover valuable information about student services and opportunities to get involved on campus.
  • Take the chance to explore the lively city of Hamilton.


Ignite is open for all new first-year international undergraduate students living in residence. This program is first-come, first-serve. You must commit to all three days of the program to participate.  

Ignite is presented in partnership with Housing & Conference Services and Faculty Offices. 

More information and program details will be available on the iCent app soon.