Connect & Win!
Welcome Week 2021
TERM & CONDITIONS
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8.
2021 McMaster Univeristy
1280 Main Street West.
You can also win a ton of cool Mac Eng swag by participating in contests, both in-person and virtually. Plus, you will have the opportunity to reserve our community tent and lawn games to connect and have fun with your own clubs, teams and departments. COVID-19 protocols are in place for all activities to ensure the safety of everyone involved on campus. Learn more about how we're working to keep our community safe on the Back to Mac website.
September 7th to 16th 2021 | JHE Lawn
We invite all students, faculty and staff to spark new friendships and reignite long-time connections
with some exciting engagement opportunities this fall.
Sample culinary delights from some of Hamilton’s best food trucks; get in touch with nature on a hike through Cootes Paradise; make a creative contribution to our community art installation and so much more! Activities are happening rain or shine. Some activities require registration so please make sure to take a look at the schedule and register today!
Welcome back to campus Fireball Family!
BOOK THE TENT
Visit our friendly staff members under the community tent and ask all of your MacEng questions from where to find the best coffee to where your first in-person class will be! While you’re there, pick up some cool MacEng swag, including your own McMaster-branded mask by Niko Apparel! PLUS, participate in our photobooth and have an Instagrammable moment with our fireball neon sign, made by our students. Share your photos on Instagram for a chance to win even more great swag!
Explore the natural beauty of our campus and take a hike through Cootes Paradise. Located behind the University grounds, the Royal Botanical Garden’s largest and most diverse sanctuary features a 320-hectare river-mouth marsh, 16 creeks and 25 kilometres of shoreline. Meet at the entrance to Cootes Paradise behind the Athletics complex/at Millers Grove at 8 AM.
Fireball Family Community Tent: Wayfinding, Swag Pick-up and Photobooth
10 am - 3 pm
MacEng Cootes Hike
8 am - 9:15 am
Tie-dye is all the rage these days but have you ever heard of ice-dye? Using ice cubes, dye and a MacEng Reignites t-shirt, create stunning wearable work of art.
Have you ever wanted to play spike ball with your favourite professor? Here’s your chance! Participate in a variety of lawn games and get to know your Fireball Family through some friendly competition. Please sign out games when you arrive at the tent. First come, first serve.
Art of Engineering
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Drop-In Lawn Games
12 pm - 3 pm
Get outside of your Zoom bubble and meet up with colleagues in-person over some coffee and treats. Registration today!
Coffee & Conversations - Staff & Faculty Only Event!
10 am - 11 am
Art of Engineering
Enjoy culinary delights from two local food trucks; stuffed. and Pappas Greek. Registration not required- first come, first serve!!
Taste of the City Food Trucks Event
12 pm - 3 pm | JHE Lawn
Drop-In Lawn Games
Celebrate being back on campus with your own teams and rent our community tent and lawn games for your own club, team or department!
Book your own event in the tent!
Book your spot now!
Check out for
amazing initiatives happening in September!
Coffee & Conversations Registration
Discover your inner Monet and make a creative contribution to our community art installation. Interpret what hope means to you by painting on a giant blank canvas. Participants will need to be creative and build an easel.
No registration required.
Tie-dye is all the rage these days but have you ever heard of ice-dye? Using ice cubes, dye and a MacEng Reignites t-shirt, create stunning wearable work of art. Participants will need to be creative and build an easel. Register today!
Discover your inner Monet and make a creative contribution to our community art installation. Interpret what hope means to you by painting on a giant blank canvas.
We are excited to meet you
at JHE lawn
MacEng Reignites Schedule
MacEng Cootes Hike Registration
Whether you’re at home or on campus, there are so many ways to engage with your Fireball Family for a chance to win!
Gather your colleagues and friends and have your photo taken at our photobooth and with our fireball neon sign made by our students. Not coming to campus? No problem! Choose from several virtual backgrounds and have fun with emojis with our virtual photobooth. Share your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #MacEngReignites and tag @mcmastereng for a chance to win even more great swag!
We’ve been working on some fun new filters to celebrate Welcome Week and we’re challenging YOU to find the best ways to use them.
Challenge accepted? Here’s how the contest works:
Mac Eng Photobooth (In-person and Virtual)
#MacEngReignites Filter Contest
Don’t forget to spread the word to all your friends.
1. Head over to our Instagram page.
2. Give us a follow!
3. Find the filter icon under our profile (looks like three little stars).
4. Click on the filter you want to use and select the "Try it" icon in the corner.
5. Get creative! Grab a friend, show off your swag, take us on your Welcome Week Journey using one of our filters to add to your story.
6. Share your photo or video on Instagram with the hashtag #MacEngReignites and tag @mcmastereng for a chance to win some more great swags
Virtual Photobooth Link Here
First year students are invited to enjoy over 200 events that include both academic and social programming, interactive games and activities, Faculty-based events and opportunities to connect with other incoming and upper-year students along with staff and faculty.
Note: If you’re a second-year student, check out the Second-Year Welcome page for all the activities happening just for you and your peers on September 11. These events aren’t listed with the Welcome Week 2021 schedule.
Meet the Redsuits and enjoy an incredible week of events planned out for first year students, including games, panels, competitions, coding & CAD challenges, yoga, and endless opportunities to meet fellow first-years and upper-year reps.
Come along with us over the next couple weeks as several students takeover our stories to bring you on a Welcome Week ride! Get a glimpse into the Welcome Week experience, learn what you need to know to prepare for your first year, and take a tour of everything McMaster has to offer!
First Year Welcome Week Info
First Year Welcome Week 2021
September 1 - 8, 2021
#MacEngReignites Instagram Takeover Series
Engineering Welcome Week Info
Engineering Welcome Week 2021
Along with our takeovers, we’ve pulled three #FireballDiaries from the vault to showcase throughout the week.
Welcome to Welcome Week
A Home Away from Home
Hamilton Food Finds
Your guide to fall 2021 at McMaster, including ongoing COVID-19 reporting and campus updates for students, faculty and staff.
Academic Advisors are available to assist you with any problems or questions you may have. This includes course selections, changes to your enrollment, McMaster Student Absence form(MSAF), exams, taking courses at another univeristy(for credit at McMaster), Petitions for Special Consideration, and much more.
The Office of the Registrar is here to help you navigate your journey as a McMaster Marauder. Learn how to enrol (register) in your courses, figure out how to pay tuition, learn about important dates and deadlines and more.
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Fall 2021 Information
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