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COVID-19 information and updates

Find the most recent updates here, as well as FAQs and information for students, faculty and staff.

Fall 2020 FAQ

Next steps

Where can I find information about the conditions of my offer?

Please visit the Office of the Registrar website.

Where can I find more information about the deferral process?

Please visit the Office of the Registrar website.

How do I enrol in courses?

To view your enrolment appointment date and time go to MOSAIC > Student Centre > Enrollment Dates > Details. For more information, visit the Office of the Registrar website.

How do I speak to my Academic Advisor?

Visit our Academic Advising page on the Social Sciences website for more information.


What will fall online at McMaster look like?

Courses will be delivered in one of three formats.

  • Online courses: All materials (lectures, assignments, exams) will be posted on Avenue to Learn (A2L) for you to view and complete asynchronously.
  • Virtual courses: This format uses ‘live’ sessions using Zoom or a similar technology. Students need to be present at the scheduled time of the lectures, participate in discussions and may have exams.
  • Mixed courses: A blend of the first two formats. For example, an instructor may post lectures on A2L that can be viewed at any time (asynchronous), along with 'live' tutorials students will attend on given days. Exams may also be held during the regularly scheduled class time.

Instructors will provide information on the format of the course on their course outlines which will be available on department/program websites prior to the start of Fall term.

Student supports

How can I get connected on campus?

Archway is a new support team at McMaster that works with all incoming first-year students from the day they are accepted and right up until second-year. You will be connected with an Archway Coach and Mentor who will take the time to understand your goals and what you want out of your McMaster experience. This professional team will partner with you throughout the year to make sure you are connected to the right information, people and fellow students to make your year a success.

How will I be supported in Social Sciences?

Information about the Student Transition to Education Program in Social Sciences (STEPSS) coming soon!

Finances and internships

Where can I go to learn about tuition and financial aid?

Please visit the Aid & Awards page of the Office of the Registrar website. 

Are internships still being offered?

Yes, internships will still be available to students.

For more information visit the Experiential Education website.

International students

Where can I get more information about visas and study permits?

Please visit the International Student Services website.

I am located in a different time zone, how will I participate in class?

We will ensure that our students are fully able to access the course materials and are supported to be academically successful. Please ensure you are checking back to this page for more announcements.

Technology and residence

What technology do I need for fall term?

You'll need a computer, webcam and microphone (may be built into the computer/webcam). For details about technology resources for students visit the Office of the AVP & CTO website.

Where can I find residence information?

Please visit the Housing & Conference Services website.

Where are McMaster's COVID-19 updates?

Please visit the COVID-19 Information for Students website.