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Welcome Week 2020


This year's Welcome Week is taking place from August 31–September 9. Discover your potential, make connections and explore new ways of learning through Welcome Week 2020 — a series of online programs and events to welcome you into the McMaster community and help you prepare for university academically.

During Welcome Week, you’ll also get to connect with peers, upper-year students, faculty and staff, and learn about valuable support services that can help make your university transition as smooth as possible.

McMaster Engineering Society Welcome Week

The McMaster Engineering Society (MES), one of the largest student groups on campus, supports about 20 groups and serves more than 5,000 undergraduate student members. Students are able to receive funding for various activities such as intramurals, conferences, special projects and more.

MES Welcome Week Events


Check out the #MacEngWW Takeovers on Instagram

Starting on August 31, learn everything you need to know about navigating your way through first year with 10 Instagram Takeovers in 10 days from 10 engineering students. Check out the schedule of takeover topics and participants below. Make sure to mark your calendars and have all of your questions ready! 


August 31 What to look forward to for McMaster Engineering’s Welcome Week 2020 @fabiolagonzalezr
Sept. 1 Five Lessons from first year @mcgriff2323
Sept 2 Everything you need to know about Co-Op @tracyfreakinhuynh
Sept. 3 Engineering Clubs and Teams: a how-to guide on getting involved! @sam.matarazzo3
Sept. 4 How to make the most of your undergraduate experience @jeffboluch
Sept. 5 How to prepare for the virtual classroom @aliciamorielli
Sept. 6 Five essentials for the best working from home set up @auriengrace
Sept. 7 How to improve your wellness while working from home @withlove_samia @mes_wellness @dylanmatsuda
Sept. 8 How to be a culturally responsible engineering student @brooklynschmidt212
Sept. 9 First impressions of Mac Eng @mattlonardi13

Participate in the #FireballFamily TikTok Challenge

Here’s what you have to do:

1. Follow @mcmastereng on TikTok.
2. Pick a challenge below (or all three!).
3. Post your TikTok and tag @mcmastereng OR DM your TikTok to @mcmastereng and we will share on our account. 

***NEW DEADLINE for submissions is September 9, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

Your challenges:

Challenge 1

Challenge 1

Show off how #stunnin you look wearing your Mac Eng fashion. Example.

Feel free to share more than one outfit; your working from home loungewear/Zoom meeting professional outfit/work out wear, etc. Make sure you wear one piece of McMaster-branded clothing or maroon and/or red.

Challenge 2

Challenge 2

Share your top 3 tips on how to stay motivated as a Mac Eng student working from home. Example.

Challenge 3

Challenge 3

Do the #yougotit challenge and show your support for your Fireball Family as you begin your first year of university in a virtual setting. Example.

Helpful Resources

Engineering Academic Advising

Academic Advisors are available to assist you with any problems or questions you may have. This includes course selections, changes to your enrolment, McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF), exams, taking courses at another university (for credit at McMaster), Petitions for Special Consideration, and much more.

Academic Advising Website      Your First Year

Registrar’s Office

The Office of the Registrar is here to help you navigate your journey as a McMaster Marauder. Learn how to enrol (register) in your courses, figure out how to pay tuition, learn about important dates and deadlines and more.

Fall 2020 Term Information


The Engineering Co-op Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to gain valuable engineering work experiences before they graduate. In 2018/2019, over 2,100 students participated in over 3,200 4-month co-op work terms across the globe.

Engineering Co-op & Career Services offers a wide range of resources and services to all McMaster Engineering students to support your career development and job hunt.

For more resources on networking, writing cover letters and resumes, interview skills and more, check out the recently launched Fireball Academy website.

Learn more about Co-Op

Get to know your Fireball Family


MacEng Fireball Diaries

A collection of stories and personal experiences from our incredible McMaster Engineering students.

Read the MacEng Fireball Family Diaries here


At McMaster Engineering, we offer you more than a best in-class degree. We offer experiences that help create global-ready, socially-aware citizens through project-based classes, flexible co-op work terms, research opportunities and dozens of clubs and teams.

You are the sum total of your experiences.

Meet Julee Minniti

Biotechnology, Year 3


Meet Maanav Dalal

Software Engineering, Year 2


Meet Varun Jain

Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences, Year 2


Meet Biya Kazmi

Computer Science, Year 5


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