McMaster Welcomes New and Returning Students

Welcome week 2017 at McMaster takes place from Saturday, August 26 to Saturday, September 2. There are over 100 events planned this year.  For a full list of events please click here.  Majority of events are taking place on campus but there are a few like the annual PJ Parade and Shine Day (donation link below) where the community will have the opportunity to meet and welcome the students.

***Update*** Click here to download a letter from McMaster University.

All events end by 11pm.


On-campus move in days are Saturday August 26 and Sunday August 27.  McMaster is expecting approximately 3,600 students to arrive.

Off campus students will also be expected to arrive at various times throughout the week.   Classes begin Tuesday September 5.  Please allow extra time for increased traffic from move in and wayfinders as many students explore the area.

Hamilton Police Service, By-Law Officers and McMaster Security will have extra patrols starting from Saturday August 26 and continuing to Tuesday September 4. 

If neighbours experience any problems, please contact Hamilton Police Service at 905-546-4925 or Hamilton By-Law at 905-546-2782 (8:30am to 4:30pm) or after hours at 905-546-2489 or by email    

For anyone who is able, here is a link to donate to Shine Day online: