August 26, 2024 to August 30, 2024

Let’s start the year together!

First of all, congratulations and welcome to our Marauder family! We’re committed to providing you and the entire incoming class with the best transition and orientation experience to get you ready for university life at McMaster. We’ve planned an exciting Welcome Week for you that includes academic and social programming, interactive games and activities, Faculty-based events and opportunities to connect with other incoming and upper-year students along with staff and faculty.

Check your McMaster email for updates and announcements, and follow us on Instagram, @MacSSC and @MacWelcomeWeek.

More information coming soon

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McMaster Student Success Centre, McMaster Residence Life, McMaster Equity and Inclusion Office, McMaster Student Accessibility Services, McMaster Student Wellness Centre, McMaster Indigenous Student Services, Black Student Success Centre, McMaster Athletics & Recreation, Office of Alumni Advancement, University Health and Safety, and the McMaster Students Union (MSU), including the McMaster Science Society, McMaster Social Sciences Society, McMaster Humanities Society, McMaster Engineering Society, DeGroote Commerce Society, Society of Arts & Science Students, McMaster Kinesiology Society, McMaster University Nursing Students Society, Bachelor of Health Sciences Society


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