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Sunday, August 25

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 (McMaster University Student Centre, 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

An acronym for “Inspiration, Reflection, Integrity, Success,” IRIS is McMaster’s theatrical arts production for first-year students. IRIS is a unique and interactive production that offers a glimpse of the issues, challenges and opportunities students may encounter throughout their time at McMaster. Come and experience an impactful performance created by upper-year students!

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

MDCL 1305/1307

IRIS cast on stage. There are three people in the shot.
IRIS cast on stage
IRIS 2019 Cast

Do you like outdoor activities? Join us at Beaver Games, the low-energy games day for off-campus students! Football, Frisbee and Freezies? We’ve got it all!

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Mills Plaza (Off-Campus Tent)

Picture of students playing with a giant beach ball.

O(ff-campus) Starry Night

Off-Campus/Commuter Student Event

Come hang with your new friends as we play more games, watch a movie, play some trivia and other fun stuff! Of course, snacks will be provided throughout the evening.

6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Burke Science Building Lobby

Photo of students playing a boardgame.