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Thursday, August 29

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

Photo of a McMaster University concert.

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.

Note: First-year students will need to show their MacPass bracelet to enter the concert.

12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Gilmour Hall 110

Two students receiving their MacPass
Student receiving their MacPass
  • Supports for Students with Disabilities, 12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m., Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL) 1110
  • Reading Academic Articles and Textbooks, 12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m., LR Wilson (LRW) B1007
  • Note-Taking in University, 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m., LR Wilson (LRW) B1007
  • How to Get Involved, 2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m., LR Wilson (LRW) B1007
  • What I Wish I Knew in First-Year, 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m., LR Wilson (LRW) B1007
  • Kin 101 supported by SSC Academic Skills, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., LR Wilson (LRW) B1007

Photo of McMaster students in a classroom.
Photo of students in a classroom

The Breakfast Club

Instead of hitting the gym, hit the dance floor! Start your day with one hour of pop-yoga, followed by two-hours of upbeat dancing. Keep yourself energized throughout the day and join us in a sober dance party and a full, free breakfast. Need a boost? Head to our smoothie bar! So set your alarms, wake-up and party!

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Power Pop Yoga on the TwelvEighty Outdoor Patio

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Dance Party and Breakfast in TwelvEighty and the Grind

A large group of people dancing
A group of people doing yoga
A large group of people dancing

Faculty Fest

Signature Event

Get to know your Faculty and peers at this on-campus event. Faculties are gathered in one central location to take you on campus tours, answer your academic questions and attend academic workshops that will help you prepare to start classes.

Two reps at McMaster
Students on BSB field
Two reps at faculty fest

Mature Student Lunch (Nursing)

This is an opportunity for students who are in the RPN-BScN program, Accelerated program, or those entering university education at a later age to socialize and enjoy lunch on the patio of The Phoenix, a popular bar on-campus overlooking Cootes Paradise! It’s never too late to make friends and colleagues to help you get through the McMaster Nursing journey together!

12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The Phoenix

Baking & Board Games in ISP

Indigenous Students and Studies Event

Come visit the ISP space for a chill night of baking, board games, and crafting with your fellow IS&S students, staff, and faculty. Upper year students will be present to share advice about classes and programs, with a chance to get familiar with the friendly faces around ISP, and to meet the profs who will be teaching some of your classes. Take a photo at our IS&S photo frame for a chance to win swag! All students are welcome, and are encouraged to bring family and friends. Feel free to drop-in. Refreshments provided.

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Indigenous Studies Program Office – 1811 LR Wilson Hall

Students baking in the Indigenous Studies office

Kin 101 Lecture (Kinesiology)

During this time there will be speakers from all the different parts of the Kinesiology program to talk about courses, volunteer opportunities, ways to get involved, and much more! It is an awesome way to get to know more about what makes Kinesiology at McMaster so great!

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

L.R. Wilson (LRW) Hall B1007

Do you have a talent for performing or music? Grab your new friends and perform for other students at MacFactor! Join a team with your residence or off-campus group and get ready to shine! We have some bracelets you can make and some free stuff, because who doesn’t like free stuff? All first-year students living in residence, off-campus or commuting are welcome to attend!

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

BSB Field

Photo of students singing at MacFactor

KinSci Westdale Movie Night

As a parallel programming to the Mac Concert, we will be hosting a movie night at the landmark Westdale Theatre, where we will be screening Clueless! We will be meeting in MDCL and heading over to the Westdale theatre together!

6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Westdale Theatre, meet at Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL)

MacPass Concert

Signature Event

MSU Campus Events is pleased to bring Bryce Vine with special guest DUCKWRTH to McMaster for your MacPass Concert!

This concert is only open to McMaster University undergraduates. Students must present either their MacPass wristband OR an upper year ticket, as well as a valid McMaster undergraduate student card at the gates.

Visit the MSU Campus Events Facebook page for artist announcements coming soon!

7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

JHE Main Stage

Bryce Vine poster

Karaoke and Movie Night (Engineering and Nursing)

Not sure what to do on Thursday night? This event has a bit of everything! Enjoy popcorn and a movie in a lecture hall or step outside to belt your lungs out at some karaoke! Not to mention, meeting new students from the Nursing and Engineering Faculties.

7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Chester New Hall (CNH) 104

Movie Night in LR Wilson (ArtSci)

Arts & Science Studios presents: Pajama Party in LRW! Enjoy a low-key night and unwind by joining ArtScis for a movie night! Indulge in some movie theatre snacks after a fun-filled day! The movie will be voted on the night-of to ensure it’s a fan fav. Don’t forget to wear your PJs!

7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

LR Wilson Hall 3038