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Saturday, August 24

We will share more details as events get confirmed. Check back throughout the summer!

Residence Move-In

McMaster residence move-in will take place on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, 2019.

Your building assignment will determine which dates and times you are expected to move-in. Please refer to each building’s official move-in day.


  • Brandon Hall
  • Hedden Hall
  • Les Prince Hall
  • McKay Hall
  • Whidden Hall
  • Woodstock Hall


  • Bates Residence
  • Edwards Hall
  • Mary E. Keyes Residence
  • Matthews Hall
  • Moulton Hall
  • Peter George Centre for Living and Learning (PGCLL)
  • Wallingford Hall

Photo of a student next to their car on move-in day.
Move-in day photo of Welcome Week reps welcoming a student as they get out of their car.

MacPass Pick-Up

The MacPass is your all-access pass to all Welcome Week activities. Stop by to pick up your MacPass bracelet and your one-of-a-kind Faculty t-shirt! Please note that shirt sizing and selection will take place on a first come, first served basis.

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

CIBC Hall (MUSC, third floor)

Student receiving their MacPass
Two students receiving their MacPass

Faculty Swag Distribution

Pick up your Faculty society swag. Your Faculty reps will be there to get you set up.

If you miss picking up your swag, contact your Faculty planners directly to pick it up during the week. (We will provide more information closer to Welcome Week!)

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

McMaster University Student Centre (MUSC) Marketplace

Marauders Football and Fans

Do you have what it takes to navigate campus? Well after this space mission you will! Join us and other first-years in a scavenger hunt around campus to help you learn where things are and make some new friends too! Don’t want to explore yet? That’s cool too! We’ve got games and other activities on hand all afternoon.

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Mills Plaza (Off-Campus Tent)

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McMaster University Student Centre

Want to get to know off-campus upper-year students and meet your Welcome Week Planning Team? Need to chat with an upper-year student, learn some cheers or just hangout? Join us before our dinner to go over the highlights of Welcome Week and to learn about what’s going on in your first year!

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Chester New Hall (CNH) 104

Picture of Welcome Week reps.

Neon Nights (Dinner, Dance and Games!)

Off-Campus/Commuter Student Event

Want a free dinner? Us too. Join us at TwelvEighty Bar and Grill on campus for some good food and good company! We’ve got a dance, board games, photobooth, video games, arts and crafts and more!

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

TwelvEighty Bar and Grill (Kenneth Taylor Hall basement)

Photo of students dancing.