August 28, 2023 to September 01, 2023

Let’s start the year together

First of all, congratulations and welcome to our Marauder family! We’re glad you’re here with us.

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.

More information is coming soon. Bookmark this page for updates.

Stay connected with us

Starting in July, check your McMaster email for updates about Welcome Week and orientation. Also, follow us on Instagram, @MacSSC and @MacWelcomeWeek. We have 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!

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