Just got this email.
McMaster is currently in contract negotiations with the union representing support staff at the University. These employees are represented by the Canadian Auto Workers. Though we are continuing to negotiate and hope to reach a settlement, the union has established a strike deadline of September 1. While this does not mean there will be a strike, it is a possibility. The University will remain open and classes will continue if there is a strike.
We want to ensure that students are as prepared as possible before September 1. If a strike does occur, priority services will be maintained but office hours will be shortened and it may become difficult to get assistance without significant delays. Some non-essential services may be suspended.
If you intend to add or drop courses or modify your schedule, or if you have not yet completed your payment agreement, we strongly advise you to complete these activities before September 1. After that date, registration and other related activities may be suspended, and you may not be able to change your courses or schedule.
You may complete your registration through the following steps:
1. Log on to MUGSI and access SOLAR (which is under the ‘Academics’ button) and select your courses. (https://adweb.cis.mcmaster.ca /cis/ahtml/login.htm
2. Complete the Payment Agreement which is also located in SOLAR.
3. Log on to MUGSI and check your schedule – this can be found under the ‘Academics’ button and is called the ‘Undergrad Personal Timetable’.
4. If there are any conflicts in your schedule, resolve the issue(s) by choosing another section or by dropping/adding different courses.
First year students are encouraged to complete the New Student Form and submit it either in-person or via mail to the Office of the Registrar in Gilmour Hall Room 108, if you have not already done so.
You may also want to check your booklist and purchase your books. See http://titles.mcmaster.ca/
In addition, if you have applied for OSAP please ensure that you have submitted supporting documentation and signature pages, and pick up your OSAP as soon as funding has been issued according to the OSAP website. Please visit the financial aid website for details at http://sfas.mcmaster.ca/
We will be keeping students informed of key developments as we continue to negotiate with CAW. Please check McMaster’s Daily News http://dailynews.mcmaster.ca
website for updates on negotiations.
Office of the Registrar