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7 best spots for students in the new Hatch CentreOctober 17, 2017

The grand opening event for the new Gerald Hatch Centre for Engineering Experiential Learning took place on Wednesday, October 18. We invited current and future students to get familiar with this new space!

McMaster Engineering undergraduate students contributed $2M to the new Hatch Centre and helped design the three-storey, 28,000-square-foot building, located beside the John Hodgins Engineering (JHE) Building. The new space serves as a hub for several engineering teams, clubs, societies, student support services and collaborative workspaces.

Here are the 7 best spots for students in the new Hatch Centre:

1. Study and socialize in The Junction, a beautifully designed natural light social space, located on the second floor.

2. Hang out between classes and chat late into the night inside the David Wilkinson Lounge on the first floor. 

3. Develop your ideas and projects in style or host events in the collaborative learning room on the third floor.


4. Working on a massive project too big for your room? Think big with Build Spaces, where Engineering clubs and teams like the McMaster Solar Car Project and the Baja Racing team can work on big projects. Build Spaces can be found on the first floor. 


5. Worried about school or life in general? The Faculty of Engineering’s Academic Counselling and Engineering Co-op and Career Services (ECCS), located on the third floor, will help you develop your academic skills and help you find experiential opportunities.

6. Always looking for places to meet? 3 new meeting rooms and boardroom are bookable by students and allows you to meet with teams of any size.

7. To buy events, swag, and other items, The Drain has been relocated from the BLUE lounge to the first floor of the Hatch Centre.

Take a virtual tour of the new Hatch Centre:


 — Blog post by Brian Zheng