Off-Campus/ Commuter Student Events
Welcome Week is a great opportunity to make friends and learn more about McMaster. In addition to campus-wide, all-students events, we will have specific events just for Off-Campus/Commuter Students where you will have an opportunity to meet other students living off-campus/commuting to McMaster this September.
We will share more as event details get confirmed. Come back to this page for updates throughout the summer.
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)
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
Neon Nights (Dinner, Dance, and Games!)
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 & Grill (Kenneth Taylor Hall basement)
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)
O(ff-campus) Starry Night
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
Welcome Week Sleepover
Don’t want to go home? We don’t blame you! Stick around after the campus-wide movie night and headphone disco for the ultimate slumber party! Bring a pillow and blanket, plus toiletries anytime you get to campus on Tuesday and we will store it for you. We will have snacks, activities, and the whole gym floor for you to sleep on!
This is one of our most popular events and you sure don’t want to miss it! We even provide breakfast the next day!
So, you made it to Mac? What about Hamilton? Explore your city, new or old! We’re going to check out some cool places all over Hamilton! All first-year students living in residence, off-campus, or commuting are welcome to attend!
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Bus pick-ups at 11:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Mary Keyes (near the Greyhound stop)
Join your off-campus reps for one final hoorah! We are having a pep rally in the lead up to the final event of the week – Airbands! Join us in Mills Plaza for churros, music, dance, face paint and fun times!
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.