Fall Preview will offer ‘one-stop shop’ for prospects and families

Fall Preview

The annual Fall Preview will bring thousands of prospective students and their families to campus on Oct. 26 and Nov. 16.

McMaster’s Fall Preview will bring thousands of prospective students and their families to campus on Saturday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Nov. 16.

The annual affair offers a chance for guests to explore the University’s pedestrian-friendly campus, tour residence buildings, chat with current students and staff and learn more about academic programs and services. Attendees can also use the hashtag #MacFallPreview on Twitter to share thoughts and photos and engage with McMaster’s online community.

“This event is crucial, because it offers the first real opportunity for prospects to do a ‘one-stop shop’ on campus,” said Paula Johnson, assistant director, Student Recruitment. “First-time visitors are always pleasantly surprised by the greenery, architecture and natural landscape surrounding the University, as well as the innovative programs and services offered to students.”

An estimated 7,000 high school students are expected to visit campus during the two sessions.

Events during both dates for this year’s Fall Preview include:

Campus Tours
(10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
These mini-tours will be offered every 15 minutes on a drop-in basis. Your tour guide will be a current McMaster student, and will be happy to share experiences with you about life on campus. Each tour will take roughly 30-40 minutes, and the last one leaves at 3:30 p.m.

Residence Tours
(10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Drop-in to any of McMaster’s 12 residences, and a friendly volunteer will be happy to show you a student room. Click here for more information about McMaster student residences.

Student Services Preview
(10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
Student service displays will be set up in the MUSC Marketplace for guests to browse. This is a great opportunity to meet reps and students from each area, and ask questions.

Academic Information Sessions and Displays
(View the full list of locations and times online)
These 30-45 minute presentations are designed to give attendees an overview of all the direct-entry Level I programs that McMaster offers. Outside of each presentation room, staff and students will be available to answer specific questions.

Parking for visitors: 

The Student Recruitment Office and Security & Parking Services are pleased to offer complimentary parking to Fall Preview visitors. All guests are asked to use the Cootes Drive entrance to McMaster.

After parking your vehicle, simply hop aboard one of the shuttle buses which will deliver you to the centre of campus.

Please note: the Marauders football team is playing a home game at Ron Joyce Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. Drivers and pedestrians are asked to proceed cautiously, as traffic near the Sterling Street entrance will be busy prior to and following the game.


All guests are asked to please RSVP online for the October and November sessions.

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