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9:00am - 10:00am

Tour our new world class athletic facility and the Ron Joyce Stadium. Learn about opportunities for students to participate in sports, recreation and fitness activities. Guided tours are offered every 30 minutes from 9am to 1:30pm at the front entrance of the David Braley Athletic Centre.

First Year Parent Program This session is specifically geared to parents where they will have the opportunity to meet the University personnel who have primary responsibility for the care of student life on campus. Key University administrators will discuss the support services available to students, e.g. security, health risk management, residences, and student services.

Home Away From Home

Burke Science Building (BSB) 147

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Dr. Richard (Dick) Day, Professor in Psychology has been nominated for the MSU Teaching Award each year from 1987 (when he won for the Faculty of Social Science) until 1999. He is known as one of the University’s most enthusiastic teachers. Dr. Day will lead an exercise where you will participate in a mini lecture and learn step by step how to take create effective, smart, study notes.

Residence Tours David Braley Athletic Centre Tours (until 1:30pm)

MacPass Sales Today is your last day to take advantage of the early bird price of $125. The MacPass is your all access pass to all of the exciting events and activities of Welcome Week! Quantities limited, buy yours today! Beginning August 7th the cost increases to $150.00.

De-Bunking the Myths: Student Panel - HH 109

Finances Matter: Financial Aid - BSB 147

First Year Parent Program - BSB B136

Info Fair Meet your McMaster support network! Featuring over 40 student groups and services, the McMaster Info Fair will provide knowledge of various resources around campus that will lay the foundation for your academic and social success during your years at MAC!

Home Away From Home - CNH 104

Art Tours (11:00 & 11:30)

McMaster Museum of Art

First Generation Program - CIBC Hall


A BBQ lunch can be purchased for $4.00 for entrée and drink (located in Mills Plaza). Tickets can be pre-purchased at the Paradise Catering table located at the Info Fair.

De-Bunking the Myths: Student Panel - HH 109

Art Tours (2:00 & 2:30)

McMaster Museum of Art

Finances Matter: Financial Aid - BSB 147

First Year Parent Program - BSB B136

Home Away From Home - CNH 104

Art Tour Taking Effective Study Notes CIBC Hall

Features inspiring works from different artists throughout the year.

Taking Effective Study Notes CIBC Hall

Get to know the library that is tailored to your faculty’s academic success. INNIS - Business, MILLS - Humanities & Social Sciences, THODE - Engineering & Sciences, HEALTH SCIENCES - Health Sciences

Living Off Campus

Wondering what it will be like living offcampus in your first year? Not sure how to get connected and meet people? Come to this session for a little dose of reality. You’ll receive some tips on what it’s like living in a student rental and get some ideas on how to handle living at home and commuting! Hear all about SOCS (Society of Off Campus Students) and what they can do for you!

First Generation Program

If you are a student whose parents did not attend post-secondary education (college or university) in Canada then you are considered a First Gen! Research shows that First Generation students often have unique needs and face greater challenges with the transition to university.Research shows that these students often face barriers to post secondary education and the transition from high school to university that other students do not. This session addresses these needs and offers strategies on how to deal with the challenges first year university can present. Students will meet the coordinator of McMaster’s First Generation Program and learn how to take advantage of the services and resources available to them.

Residence Tours Living Off Campus MDCL 1105

Living Off Campus MDCL 1105


Library Tours

Taking Effective Study Notes

Mills, Innis and Thode Library Tours (every half hour)

Anxious to see the residence you got into? Now that you know, join us in a tour of your new “pad” conducted by the student leaders who already call your building home. You’ll be introduced to a typical room with all the incredible amenities available to you as a resident!

Totally Transit Tours Health Sciences Library Tours (every half hour)

Totally Transit Tours (leaving every 15 minutes)

Hop on a specially chartered HSR bus for guided tours of Hamilton’s Transit system. ‘Downtown & Beyond’ highlights some of Hamilton’s entertainment hot spots, like Hess Village, and transportation links, like the downtown bus terminal and connections to Stoney Creek, the Mountain, Niagara and Toronto.

Bus Stop at Sterling

This session will introduce incoming students to various aspects of the residence community, including a description of the student leadership system, the InterResidence Council, and helpful tips of living on-campus.

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Campus Residences

Burke Science Building (BSB) B136

What do I need to do between today and September to prepare for University? This session will focus on the role of the The Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships and explain financial aid opportunities available through McMaster. Specific topics will include bursaries, work programs and budgeting.

12:00pm - 1:00pm


Chester New Hall (CNH) 104

Finances Matter! Financial Aid and Managing your Student Account

11:00am - 12:00pm

McMaster Info Fair (MUSC Marketplace) and MacPass Sales/Info Desk (Titles Bookstore)

De-Bunking the Myths Will I gain the Freshman 15? Will I have mountains of homework? Will I meet people and make friends? Every question is a good question for new students approaching university. Let our panel of experienced students ease any anxieties incoming first years may have about starting their life at Mac.

10:00am - 11:00am

Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning & Development (MDCL) 1105

Hamilton Hall (HH) 109

David Braley Athletic Centre


David Braley Athletic Centre


Welcome Day Schedule 2010  

Here is the line up of events for Welcome Day 2010! Make sure to plan out your day to make the most out of this program!

Welcome Day Schedule 2010  

Here is the line up of events for Welcome Day 2010! Make sure to plan out your day to make the most out of this program!