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Whether you’ve been on campus throughout the pandemic, are returning to a familiar place, arriving in Hamilton for the first time, or joining us remotely, welcome back to McMaster!

Trending topics: Fall 2021

Mandatory vaccine requirement 

All university community members or visitors who wish to access a McMaster campus or facility, including faculty, staff and students, are required to provide proof of vaccination.  Learn more details about the vaccination mandate.

Anyone working, studying at or visiting a McMaster campus or facility is required to complete screening and training before coming to campus. See steps for students, faculty, staff and researchers outlined here.

Workplace checklists, guidelines and supervisor requirements are available on the HR website.

Masks or face coverings are mandatory on campus for all indoor spaces, and in outdoor settings when 2 metre/6 feet distance cannot be maintained.

The Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities provided new direction to all universities and colleges on physical distancing requirements for the Fall. Effective September 7th:

  • Physical distancing requirements will no longer be required for indoor instructional spaces. (e.g., classrooms, laboratories, libraries, in-person experiential learning etc.).
  • Physical distancing continues to be required in all other indoor non-instructional spaces on campus, including offices, athletics, cafeterias, hallways, and other areas.

More details on distancing update here.

McMaster’s ventilation plan involves assessing and making any required updates to the ventilation systems in buildings on campus and maximizing fresh air and keeping air recirculation at a minimum in all buildings with mechanical ventilation systems. Visit the Health & Safety page for more information.

Hospitality has opened main locations (11 of 18 outlets) for fall 2021. La Piazza in MUSC is now open, and other locations will open in the coming weeks. Details here.