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Faculty Day Events


9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Churchill Park

Meet your peers during this fun-filled day! We’ll have various activities happening all day and a huge group picnic at Churchill Park. Faculty reps will meet you at your respective residences and in front of L.R. Wilson! Lunch will be provided, but please bring your water bottle and bus pass.


10:00 a.m.
BSB Field

Meet your Business family and enjoy a laugh while trying your first case competition at DeGroote. Don’t be fooled, this competition will challenge your team of 10 to work together to solve some intense real life cases using unusual solutions. Confused? Perfect. That’s what we want! With the guide of your own knowledge, team members’ humour and Upper Year mentor, you will have succeeded at your case! Continue the fun after lunch with some relaxed mingling, camp style challenges or friendly competition stations!


9:00 a.m.
JHE Field

Faculty Day is a jam-packed day full of Engineering programming, including academic events like the success portfolio in the morning. After the portfolio, students are taken on a tour of important Engineering spots on-campus.

After receiving lunch, the Engineering olympics begin. The summer olympics occur outside where you face off head to head in smaller teams for a variety of action packed games. While indoors, our winter olympics are offered with more laid-back activities such as coding challenges and board games to relax. Our lovely Welcome Week reps will be picking you up from your residence or at Camp Off-Campus at 9:00 a.m. You can also come find us in front of JHE field from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Health Sciences

9:00 a.m.
L.R. Wilson B1007

Do you enjoy high-energy activities and sports? Are you an arts and crafts enthusiast? Confused about how to navigate campus or even university life in general? Health Sci Faculty Day has something for each and every one of you! Swing by L.R. Wilson B1007 at 9:00 a.m. to get introduced to your BHSc Office Staff and student body government, before getting going on a fun-filled day of activities that will give you the opportunity to connect with your classmates, and learn more about life at Mac. Activities will include bouncy castles and sports, craft-making, Q and A sessions with your pathogens, team-building activities, a quest around campus, and so much more! As an added bonus, the wolfpack will be moving right after faculty day activities to Faculty Fest where we will howl with the rest of our fellow Marauders! Truly, a must-attend event to make your Welcome Week experience complete!


10:00 a.m.
10 Acre Field

Navy Nation is bringing a music festival to McMaster! Spend the day with us listening to live music while learning about societies and clubs that will make your first year in Humanities one to remember! Challenge friends in our Hippo Chow Down Inflatable and Wipeout inflatable. Want to go home with a prize? Challenge yourself to our carnival games and enter some raffles to win prizes from our local Hamilton businesses! Need a break from all the games? Chill out and take pictures in our Flamingo Garden! Help chill off your reps by dunking them in our dunk tank.


10:00 a.m.
10 Acre Field

One of the largest events of the Week! Come spend the day with your fellow first years and Big Blues. We’ll play sports, learn the kin cheers and much more in this all day event. Faculty Connectors will be at your Res/MUSC atrium at 10:00 a.m. to pick you up and take you to 10 Acre Field. Bring water, sunscreen, running shoes, comfortable clothes and your FACULTY T-SHIRT. This is a day you will not want to miss. Lunch will be provided.

Social Sciences

10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Alumni Field

Get ready for a full day of SocSci fun and come out to meet your fellow SocSci peers! There will be inflatables (including an obstacle course!) and other fun activities for you to enjoy on the field. After that, we will head on over to MDCL 1305 to cool off with some pizza and beverages before going into the academic portion of the day. Our BluCru reps will teach you how to use Mosaic and Avenue2Learn, and answer any academic questions you may have while taking you on SocSci specific tours around campus! Reps will be picking you up at your residences at 10:00 a.m.


9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
10 Acre Field

Meet us on BSB Field at 9:30 a.m. to be sorted into your entry level programs!

Want to be prepared for classes AND have fun with people in your program? Between 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., be put into groups with your fellow students, meet some upper year students, check out a talk from a prof in your program, and participate in a number of other fun activities! Lunch will be provided.

From 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., join us with your new friends on 10 Acre Field for a carnival with the Faculty of Science! Come enjoy some snacks, listen to music, play games and jump on bouncy castles with people in your program!