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Campus Tools and Resources

MacID

Change your password, activate, verify or retrieve your MacID. Activate your McMaster email account.

Mosaic

Mosaic is McMaster's administrative information system. It currently handles multiple functions, including: student enrollment (registration) system, grade and course history, transcript requests, a unified application process for many scholarships and financial aid awards and more.

OSCARplus

OSCARplus is McMaster's undergraduate portal. It's filled with job postings, internship postings, and it is the system where you will sign up for career development, recruitment and experiential education activities.

Avenue to Learn

Avenue to Learn is a web-based course management system designed to create a rich online learning environment for students. Avenue to Learn includes features such as an electronic dropbox, an automated gradebook, discussion boards, and quizzes which lets you access information provided by your professors.

Microsoft Office 365 for Students

Microsoft Office 365 is free for all Undergraduate and Graduate Students currently enrolled at McMaster, including all affiliate campuses (Conestoga-McMaster and Mohawk-McMaster)..

Lynda.com

Active McMaster students, faculty and staff enjoy free, unlimited access to over 5,000 video tutorials related to business, media and technology through Lynda.com, a self-service training site.

Academic Supports

A list of academic supports for McMaster students.

Academic Advising

The Faculty of Social Sciences has a team of advisors to provide undergraduate students with the information and guidance they need to plan and succeed in their academic careers.

SSC Academics: Online

SSC Academics: Online will help prepare you for school by answering questions and introducing you to skills needed to be successful.

Academic Skills Programs

The Student Success Centre offers support in the form of, academic skills workshops, leadership opportunities, service-learning, volunteerism, educational planning, employment and career transition.

Students with Disabilities

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) supports students who have been diagnosed with a disability or disorder, such as a learning disability, ADHD, mental health diagnosis, chronic medical condition, sensory, neurological or mobility limitation.

Libraries

Find books, journal titles, online resources and other materials in all four campus libraries and affiliates.

7 Tips for Buying Textbooks

Tips, tricks and answers to common questions about buying textbooks and other course materials.

Writing Supports | Graduate Students

The School of Graduate Studies offers programming, resources, and partnerships that will help equip our graduate researchers with the skills they need to become a successful academic writer.

Tutoring

The Undergrad Peer Tutoring Network (UPTN) connects McMaster undergrad students with accessible, affordable and quality tutoring to undergrad McMaster tutors. Your first seven sessions per semester are subsidized.

Academic Integrity Office

The Office of Academic Integrity strives to assist instructors and students with issues of academic integrity. Learn how to avoid plagiarism, how to submit your work to Turnitin to check for originality and plagiarism and what to do if you are accused of academic dishonesty.

Plagiarism Check

McMaster has an institutional membership with Turnitin.com, a web-based service that detects internet plagiarism.

Incoming Students

You've made a great decision to spend the next few years studying at McMaster University. We've put together a list of services to help get your started!

Future Student | Undergraduate Programs

Thinking about going to McMaster University for Social Sciences? Find the information you need to make your decision including McMaster University rankings, tuition, scholarships, and individual program information.

Future Student | Graduate Programs

The Faculty of Social Sciences offers over 20 graduate programs. These lead to masters or doctoral degrees and one post-graduate diploma program. Our flexible programs aim to widen the base of your expertise. Here, you can find information on application process, awards, funding, and much more.

Part-time Students

McMaster Association of Part-Time Students (MAPS).

Welcome Week

Orientation week for first year students.

Safety & Security

The Security Services Department responds to emergencies on campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In an emergency dial 88 from any University phone.

MUSST Safety App

The McMaster Safety App for your smart phone. Contact for the Student Walk Home Attendant Team (SWHAT), the Emergency First Response Team (EFRT), and more!

Food Services

Hospitality Services has meal plans for both on and off campus students.

Residence Admissions

Applying for residence.

Off-Campus Housing

Search for undergrad and graduate student housing in the McMaster area.

Transit

City bus, GO Transit, VIA Rail, Greyhound.

Parking

On campus parking rates and locations.

School of Graduate Studies

Resources, news, and services for graduate students.

Health and Wellness

At some point just about every student finds they have health issues or concerns on their mind that may interfere with their success, happiness, and satisfaction at university. McMaster University offers a range of support services.

Student Wellness Centre

Counselling options, medical services and wellness education resources.

Chaplaincy Centre

Help with academic, relational, faith/spiritual and crisis situations.

Sexual and Gender Identity

Queer Students Community Centre (QSCC).

Money Matters

Scholarships, bursaries, funding opportunities and resources to help McMaster students manage their money.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

OSAP, bursaries, work programs, financial aid, and scholarship programs.

Student Accounts and Cashiers

Paying your fees.

Career Services

Information and resources that will help you explore and navigate on your career journey.

Career Ready with Experiential Education

Our Office of Experiential education offers a number of opportunities to develop your employability skills including a free, online TypeFocus personality and skills assessment.

Student Career Services

Career exploration, job search resources, networking events and more offered through the Student Success Centre.

Hire McMaster

Hire McMaster is the centralized service for connecting employers like you to our talented students.

Career Access Program for Students

The Career Access Program for Students (CAPS) provides a customized approach to skill building and career development for students and alumni who identify as persons with disabilities, First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities, First Generation students and LGBTQ+- identified persons.

Career Exploration through SSC

The Student Success Centre (SSC) provides information and resources that will help you explore and navigate on your career journey. It is a process of learning more about yourself in the world of work, while also clarifying your interests and skills to help you explore the career options suitable for you.

Academic Job Search

How do you go from student to faculty member? The School of Graduate Studies provides an overview of the academic hiring and application process.

International Students

On campus resources specifically designed for international students.

International Student Services

The Office of International Student Services (ISS) is there to help you access trained counsellors and other resources to help you deal with all your academic and/or student life needs during your time at McMaster. The ISS Office can help you meet other international and Canadian students and offer workshops to help you improve your language skills.

Speakeasy Program

The Office of International Student Services (ISS) also offers English as a second language supports through the Speakeasy Program. The Speakeasy Program has many services to help our English-as-an-Additional-Language (EAL) speakers to improve their verbal and written English and learn more about Canadian culture and customs.

English Courses | Graduate Students

McMaster Effective English Courses (MEEC) are tuition-free, non-credit online English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) modules that are offered through the School of Graduate Studies. The online learning modules focus on the daily language needs of graduate students and postdoc learners at McMaster.

Writing Supports | Graduate Students

As a graduate student, writing is a focus of your academic life. The School of Graduate Studies offers free programming and workshops to help you fully develop the writing skills you will need to become a successful academic writer.

Study Permits

If you decide to accept your admission to McMaster University, you will need to apply for a study permit.

Visa and Passports

You will need a visa to enter and leave Canada during the duration of your studies.

Letters of Change of Status

International students may need McMaster to issue different types of letters for different purposes. We have put together a list of possible letters you might need.

Working in Canada

Registered full-time international students currently studying at a Canadian university (and, in some cases, students who graduated from a Canadian university) may seek employment in Canada in four situations: on-campus employment, co-ops, working off-campus, and post-graduation work permits.

Immigration Consulting

McMaster students receive free access to our Immigration Consultant.

Health Care

Learn what you need to know about the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) and wellness services.