In photos: Highlights from Welcome Week 2022

McMaster’s Student Success Centre (SSC), Faculties, Housing & Conference Services and the McMaster Students Union put on dozens of events throughout Welcome Week to help incoming first-year students transition to life at McMaster. (Photo by Christian Braun/McMaster University).

What a week.

Thousands of students. Hundreds of reps. Dozens of cheers. And countless memories.

Welcome Week at Mac is exactly that. A big, hearty welcome to a new graduating class of students who are now part of the McMaster family.

Here are just some of the highlights:

A collage of four photos showing Maryanne Oketch and the performers at Welcome Week's kick-off event

McMaster graduate and season 42 of Survivor winner Maryanne Oketch spoke to incoming students about life at Mac during Welcome Week’s kick-off event. Students were also treated to a performances by versaCello, Eddie Lartey and Feathers N Fringe.

A student wearing a maroon MSU jersey seated at a casino dealer's table

Reps doubled as dealers at a casino-themed event inside the McMaster University Student Centre (MUSC).

Two students smiling at the camera as they pet farm animals

We loved seeing friendships (even with our four-legged friends) budding on campus all week long.

Two students wearing rep gear posing for a photo

Let’s hear it for our reps who cheered, danced and celebrated all week long as they welcomed incoming students to campus.

McMaster's Ron Joyce Stadium full of students wearing colours that correspond to their faculty

What a sight! We love to see and hear Ron Joyce Stadium full of cheering students!

A collage of four photos of McMaster students posing for photos and cheering

Faculty pride was on full display all week long, but especially at Faculty Fusion.

Students running with large flags in front of a crowd at McMaster's Ron Joyce Stadium

It was LOUD. We loved the energy you brought, Marauders!

A collage of three photos of students cheering at the Welcome Week Faculty Fusion event

From ArtSci to HealthSci, welcome to the McMaster family!

Two performers standing on stage with their backs to a crowd of students with their hands raised

Hands up if you love Welcome Week at Mac! This was the scene at JHE Field Tuesday night during the McMaster Students Union’s Headphone disco party.

A student turns a wheel to win a prize as another looks on laughing

Campus played host to a carnival where students got the chance to play games and discover all the resources Mac has to offer.

A circus performer in stilts with one leg raised up high and their arms outstretched

Welcome Week is a great way for incoming students to get a leg up as they start their university experience. (Get it?)

Indigenous Student Services (ISS) reps welcomed new students with a canoe trip on the Grand River. 

A collage of three photos showing McMaster students climbing the Alpine Tower

Before they climb to new heights this year, some of our brave first-year students climbed the 50-foot-tall Alpine Tower as part of the Athletics & Recreation: Marauder’s Quest event.

Unita Assk posing with five McMaster students

Unita Assk, McMaster’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office‘s (SVPRO) own consent- and healthy relationships-educating drag queen, was on hand throughout the week to meet with students.

A collage of three photos showing McMaster students interacting with goats during a goat yoga event

Our students are the GOAT. Nuff’ said. Thanks for a great Welcome Week, Marauders.

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