In photos: Students return to campus for first week of classes

Students seated inside a classroom while an instructor speaks at the front of the room

This week marked the start of a new academic year and it was great to see campus full of activity once again.

Below are a few photo highlights of the return to fully in-person classes.

A crowd of students walking on McMaster's campus

McMaster is home to over 35,000 students from all over the world and we are so happy to have you back on campus!

Students seated studying inside McMaster's Mills Library

Our libraries are once again filled with students studying and taking advantage of their many resources. We are happy to report that the Thode Makerspace, a place to learn, collaborate and experiment with a range of technologies, is – after two years – once again open.

A student seated outdoors looking at their open laptop

Third-year biochemistry student Janki Vaghela takes a break to study in BSB Field after checking out the McMaster Students Union’s Welcome Week Sidewalk Sale where students got to connect with businesses in the Hamilton community.

Several students seated studying inside LR Wilson Hall

Students find a cozy study spot in the sun in LR Wilson Hall. The 150,000 square-foot building is home to a 350-seat concert hall, interactive classrooms and nearly 20,000 square-feet of space dedicated to McMaster University’s Indigenous Studies Department.

Six smiling students all holding one coffee cup and looking directly at the camera

The return of classes also means the return of some student-run businesses like The Grind. So good to see you back on campus! You can find The Grind in the basement of the McMaster University Student Centre (MUSC).

Four students seated at a table working together while their professor looks on

Students get guidance from Robert Wilton, professor of social geography, in their society and space course. “Being back on campus is just so different from virtual learning,” says third-year student Emmanuel Gill.

Four students seated looking at their phones as they sit outside the Burke Science Building. Another student is walking down the stairs to the building's entrance

Students, students, everywhere you look – including here on the steps of the Burke Science Building (BSB). So good to have you back on campus, Marauders!

Students seated in a lecture hall while an instructor teaches. A document is projected up onto a screen at the front of the room.

Best of luck with your academic studies this semester, Marauders. Only thirteen more weeks until exams!

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