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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Signature Events

Signature Events are annual Welcome Week events that happen on a larger scale.

Click here to download our printable schedule of Signature Events.

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All Students

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Off-Campus Students

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Residence Students

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International Students

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MacPass Pick-up

1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
CIBC Hall

This is your first stop to experiencing all things Welcome Week! Drop by to pick-up your t-shirt, faculty swag, and “all-access pass” to events. You can’t miss us. We’re the ones in the lime green and bright pink t-shirts!

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North Quad Move-in Day

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Edwards, McKay, Whidden, Hedden, Brandon, Woodstock, Les Prince

Saturday is the residence move-in day for Edwards, McKay, Whidden, Hedden, Brandon, Woodstock and Les Prince. Welcome home, North Quad!

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North Quad Opening Ceremonies

4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location to be announced mid-August

Join your residence for opening ceremonies, where you will have the opportunity to meet new friends in your building, discuss the activities taking place during Welcome Week, and learn more about life in McMaster’s residence community!

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Off-Campus Students:
IRIS Show

3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
L.R. Wilson Hall

Do you want to check out the performing arts scene on-campus? Are you nervous about your first year at university? It can feel like a lot, but luckily, IRIS is here to make it a little easier and fun, too! Come see a creative theatre production about the first year experience, put on by upper year students in our beautiful new concert hall.

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Off-Campus Students: Community Dinner and Dance

6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
TwelvEighty Bar & Grill

Opening Ceremonies, a FREE DINNER, and some evening entertainment! Opening Ceremonies will take place right after our free dinner at TwelvEighty Bar & Grill. Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m., followed by Opening Ceremonies at 7:00 p.m. The outdoor patio dance will be accompanied by an indoor coffee house and board game night in The Grind. This is a great opportunity to come hang out, dance it out, and get to know some other people living off-campus! Bring the friends you made on the first day of Welcome Week or come meet some new friends. We have an awesome DJ, a photo booth, snacks, and a ton of other activities to keep you entertained all night long!

Other Amazing Welcome Week Events

We recommend checking out all of these other amazing Welcome Week events!

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Shinerama

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International Student Services

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Indigenous Student Services

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Faculty

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Marauder Zone

9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
BSB Field

Join the Maroons for board games, sports, a tent/place to chill and other activities!

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Piggy Painting

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
MUSC

Drop by and make your mark on the Class of 2022 McMaster Shinerama Piggy Bank!

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Faculty Swag Pick-up

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Arts Quad

Pick up your Faculty swag!

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