August 06, 2024 to August 23, 2024

Congratulations on becoming a Marauder! We’re excited to welcome you to our McMaster community

MacStart is a free summer program designed to help you transition to university learning. Our goal is to support the needs and interests of incoming students with disabilities.

This orientation program is offered in a choose-your-own-journey style. This means that you register once for the whole program and attend only the workshops that interest you. Through this program, you will have a chance to make connections and become acquainted with like-minded peers before you even start classes.

MacStart is offered in partnership between the Student Success Centre (SSC) and Student Accessibility Services (SAS). If you are seeking academic accommodations for the school year, you must register with SAS. You don’t need to register with SAS to participate in MacStart.

For questions about participating in MacStart, contact sastransition@mcmaster.ca.


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