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FEATUREDAug 13, 2018

Useful Links & Deadlines For Incoming First-Year McMaster Students 2018!

Posted by Chad

With the start of school only a few weeks away... time to get prepped! Here are links to everything you need to get ready for your first week at McMaster.

  • Textbook tips (buying used, etc)
  • Tuition/OSAP Payment Deadline info and how to pay
  • Residence Move-in tips and what to pack
  • Moving off-campus tips
  • MACPASS info and pickup locations
  • Campus Map and Building acronyms info
  • Important Dates, and much more!

Click 'READ MORE' to view the full article...

Buying textbooks is something you should hold off on doing unless you're buying USED textbooks for required courses. For electives, wait until the first class to see if you like the course or not. Read all the textbook buying tips here.

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Sep 01, 2018

Finding Your Way Around McMaster Campus 2018

Posted by Chad

Congrats on choosing McMaster!

It's easy to get lost on campus when you're a new first-year student.

Here is a CAMPUS MAP:

The MARC building is not on the main McMaster campus, it's a few minutes down Main Street, at Longwood road, close to the highway.

If you're an incoming student.. we want to make sure you know everything you need to know before starting in September! We're going to be posting a series of McMaster basics to get you started.

The first is building abbreviations! Knowing your way around campus, and knowing which buildings to go to, is very important when you start in September and print off your class schedule.

See the building names below so you...

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Aug 22, 2018

McMaster Resident Move-in 2018 (Aug 25-26)

Posted by Chad

Living in residence this year? We have you covered! Here are all the dates, deadlines, tips, and advice to make sure rez move-in as smooth as possible!

First Year Students will move in on either Saturday, August 25 or Sunday, August 26, depending on your building assignment.

1) Print off this list of things to bring when preparing your suitcase and bags of stuff to bring to your room!

2) Check out these tips to prepare for Move-in Day

3) Soak in all the useful tips and advice written by past McMaster residence students in our Residence Survival Series

4) Looking to...

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Aug 22, 2018

Tips For Notetaking In Class (Paper vs iPad)

Posted by Chad

Do you prefer handwritten or typed notes?

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Aug 13, 2018

Concert Announced: Majid Jordan (August 31)

Posted by admin

Friday, August 31 Majid Jordan will be headlining our #WW2018 concert! 😁

Please Note:
•Limited Upper Year tickets will be available for purchase beginning at 8pm this evening.
•This concert is free for all MacPass holders.
• McMaster student card required for entry.

Link to purchase tickets can be found here:

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Aug 13, 2018

MCMASTER WELCOME WEEK 2018 - Tips & Schedule

Posted by admin

Welcome Week 2018 is coming up fast!

It's is designed to ease your transition to academic and campus life at McMaster University and to set you up for a successful first year in university.

The week includes an array of social, cultural, athletic and academic activities that showcase the range of services, supports, and opportunities available to undergraduate students. Get engaged in university life and participate in events and programs designed to help connect you with your Faculty and professors, residence hall community or off-campus society, the Hamilton community and, most importantly, other students!

Your MacPass and the #MacWW2018 experience is ALREADY PAID FOR if you are an incoming first-year student, because it's paid through a mandatory Orientation Fee that comes out of your tuition fees. So make the most of it!

#MacWW2018 takes place from Saturday, August 25 until Saturday, September 1. Events begin at 10:00 a.m. the earliest and...

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