What you need to know about Welcome Week 2021

August 26, 2021 | Hamilton | Ontario
Contributed by McMaster University

Welcome Week 2021

Welcome Week 2021 is September 1-8

Welcome Week is set to greet the incoming class of McMaster Marauders on September 1–8, 2021.

This year, more than 7,000 first-year students, from 142 countries across six continents, are coming together to form the incoming first-year student community. And Welcome Week is their time to connect, discover and get involved.

Here’s what you need to know for Welcome Week 2021.

Most events are taking place online, with limited on-campus activities happening throughout the week

  • The hybrid format ensures that all incoming students — regardless of their physical location — can experience a sense of belonging to the McMaster community and access the support they need to transition to university life.
  • Asynchronous activities and multiple event times are being offered where possible to accommodate students in different time zones.
  • September 5 and 6 are designed for Faculty-specific on-campus events.
  • Additional in-person activities are taking place throughout the week.
  • COVID-19 protocols are in place to ensure the safety of everyone involved on campus. Visit the Welcome Week website for more information on what students need to do to prepare to come to campus and participate in on-campus events.

Visit the McMaster Welcome Week website and registration platform for the full schedule of online and in-person events

  • Browse the Welcome Week website, where students can explore and RSVP for events and activities.
  • Currently, there are more than 200 options, with more being added every day, including in-person activities.
  • Students can follow along on Instagram (@MacSSC and @MacWelcomeWeek) for exciting announcements about new events and activities.

Students can discover campus services and build their McMaster community through diverse events and activities

  • This year, all events are guided by the following Welcome Week themes: promotion of health and well-being, academic preparedness and advancement of equity and inclusion.
  • Faculty-specific opportunities include Faculty Day, Faculty Night, Faculty Fest and more, happening on various platforms throughout the week.
  • Activities for all students include events hosted by the Archway Program, Equity and Inclusion Office (EIO), Housing and Conference Services (HCS), McMaster Students Union (MSU), Student Accessibility Services (SAS) and Student Success Centre (SSC).
  • International students have access to events hosted by International Student Services within the Student Success Centre, including the mandatory pre-Welcome Week orientation session on August 30.

Continue reading to learn all about Welcome Week 2021 events!

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