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Important Dates Coming Up

Posted by Chad

Some important dates and deadlines coming up you need to write on your calendar!

First, please note that SOLAR creates your first 'draft' version of your timetable automatically for you and then everyone gets to go back into SOLAR on JULY 7 to add/drop courses, then things close JULY 28 for 'sectioning' (ie. SOLAR makes your timetable for you) and then later on AUGUST 7 everyone rushes back into SOLAR when it opens up again for you to rearrange things.



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Jul 24, 2014

Friday is McMaster Welcome Day!

Posted by Chad

Thousands of incoming students and their parents will be on campus Friday for Welcome Day.


The annual open house and orientation day features campus tours, an information fair and sessions on everything from managing money to taking effective study notes.

The day is an opportunity for students and their families to get better acquainted with the University and to explore the city of Hamilton.

Here's a video from last year's Welcome Day:

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Jul 24, 2014

McMaster Student DJ Competition!

Posted by Chad

The Student Success Centre is holding a competition open to all McMaster students. The winner will have the opportunity to perform at a variety of Welcome Week 2014 events, as well as receive a $300 gift card to McMaster’s Campus Store. Deadline to apply is Aug. 1; voting takes place early-mid August.

Contestants must submit a completed application form and upload their five-minute video (overhead shot) to Vimeo with the title “WW2014(yourname)”.

Details and registration located on OSCARplus under Events. Good luck!

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Jul 24, 2014

Mac students use supercomputer to create fractal videos

Posted by Chad

A group of computing and software students have created some stunning videos using one of the most powerful computers in the world.

The fourth-year students used the Blue Gene/Q supercomputer, located at the University of Toronto, to generate fractals – never-ending patterns that repeat at different scales.

The shapes are generated with a simple mathematical formula, but create incredibly complex shapes.

“Each pixel in an image is assigned coordinates,” says Ned Nedialkov, associate professor in computing and software....

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Jul 24, 2014

McMaster Residence Checklist - What To Bring!

Posted by Chad

Moving into Residence at McMaster is not too far away! Have you checked out the MacInsiders Residence Survival Series?

Once you get assigned a residence, the next question you'll be wondering is.. what should you bring when you move into McMaster on one of the first few days of September?

Don't worry! MacInsiders has you covered! We've put together a list of 32 things for you that will answer many of your questions, as well as prepare you for the upcoming year. This list is by no means exhaustive, and not necessarily what all people would want to bring into residence.


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Jul 24, 2014

Win up to $1,000 for your computer at the Campus Store

Posted by staceygab

Win Your Computer
You could win up to $1,000 in gift cards when you buy your computer or tablet from the McMaster University Campus Store*

See online for details.*

The Contest Starts July 25, 2014
The draw will happen on September 5th, 2014.

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Jul 05, 2014

Textbook Buying Tips For September

Posted by Chad

I've seen a lot of questions about textbooks lately, so here's some great tips and resources to help!

Click here for our guide to buying new and used textbooks:

Click here to read why buying USED textbooks is much smarter:

Click here for a list of places you can buy new/used textbooks:

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