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As a student, saving money is usually the first thing that comes to mind when the topic of textbooks is brought up. Textbooks can be expensive, especially if your course requires a newer textbook and there are no used copies available.
First thing's first... print off a list of all the textbooks you need for your courses.
WHEN SHOULD YOU BUY TEXTBOOKS?
You DON'T want to be buying books yet! There is no rush to buy books before school starts. Wait until your first day of class especially for electives you took, because sometimes you don't need every book on the book list for each class, and also remember... you might not like the elective class you're in and want to switch out of it during the add/drop period (where you can go back into...
Welcome Week 2015 will take place from Saturday, August 29, 2015 Sunday, September 6, 2015
Here is the official schedule:
Event Schedule for 2015 McMaster Welcome Week
MacPasses can be picked up from the McMaster University Student Centre (MUSC) Marketplace:
Saturday, Aug. 29 from 9 a.m. 5 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 30 from 9 a.m. 5 p.m.
MacPasses will then be available for pick up in Gilmour Hall (GH) 110:
Monday, Aug. 31 from 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. 4 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. 1 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 4 from 10 a.m. 1 p.m.
If you're planning to live off-campus in September and are thinking about having a roommate in a student house near McMaster, or split the costs and share an apartment, there are a few things to consider. Especially if you're sharing a student house with roommates you don't know personally or are close friends with.
There are many advantages to having a roommate; however, there are also disadvantages. When these disadvantages are severe they can result in an uncomfortable living environment in some situations and even a dangerous living environment in other situations. There are a couple of ways a renter can protect themselves when sharing their rental property with a roommate. This includes screening the potential roommate carefully and including the roommate on the rental agreement.
The Advantages and Disadvantages to Having a Roommate
Upper year McMaster student looking to move out of residence and into your own apartment or student house with friends? Apartment hunting can be very daunting for some potential renters. With so many appealing options it can be difficult to choose just one. However, there are some tips which can help to ease the process of apartment hunting. The process of finding the perfect apartment can be broken down into three simple steps. The first step is to set a budget. Next the renter should research their available options and then comparison shop to determine which option is the best.
Set a Budget First
For many renters the most important consideration is how much they are willing to spend on an apartment per month. For this reason it should come as no surprise that the first step in the apartment hunting process should include establishing a budget....
Be part of the programs, concerts, faculty events, social nights and other orientation activities during Welcome Week 2015 by confirming your MacPass. MacPass confirmation closes on August 23 at 11:59 p.m. MacPasses will be available for pick-up on campus: Saturday August 29, Sunday August 30, and Monday August 31.
Be ready to party in the Hollow on Wednesday, September 2 for the MacPass Welcome Week concert featuring international electronic duo The Chainsmokers.
The Chainsmokers have become the hottest young American EDM DJ duo. Their signature sound has its foundations in indie, progressive and pop music. Their latest tracks, Roses and Waterbed, have topped the charts all summer!
Even better, this year were taking it one step further and bringing in...
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