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McMaster student residences will require COVID vaccinations

Ontario’s new, updated guidance for university planning for fall 2021 is encouraging universities to expand their planning to include more student activities on campuses, no physical distancing, and to maintain the use of masks indoors. As activities levels are expected to increase, McMaster has decided that students who’ve chosen to live in residences will require […]

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More outdoor spaces on campus to connect in the fresh air

  To welcome more McMaster community members back to campus this fall, outdoor spaces are being equipped with additional seating and increased Wi-Fi capacity to provide more opportunities to safely learn, study and collaborate in the fresh air. These new, distanced spaces are currently available for individuals who presently work on campus and will be […]

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McMaster COVID-19 update

McMaster continues in its commitment to be increasingly open to our community based on the latest guidelines and direction from the province and local public health authorities.  With Ontario announcing Friday afternoon that the province will move into Step 3 earlier than anticipated on July 16th, there is increased optimism that fall 2021 could mean […]

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Campus cleaning plan focuses on disinfecting high-touch surfaces

  For more on McMaster’s ventilation systems, please read this Back to Mac update. Safety is the top priority as McMaster’s Facility Services team prepares campus for the return of more students, staff and faculty members in the Fall of 2021.   “As the Fall approaches, cleaning processes continue to be informed by the latest scientific research and public […]

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Campus ventilation systems are being assessed and upgraded

  For more on McMaster’s campus cleaning plan, please read this Back to Mac update. As McMaster’s Facility Services prepares campus for the return of more students, staff and faculty members in the Fall of 2021, safety measures are guided by Public Health and the latest scientific research.  Evidence indicates that COVID-19 is primarily transmitted by droplets and aerosols in […]

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Student fee refunds; summer camps; new COVID-19 fundraising

Student fees refunds   As certain services are no longer being delivered on campus, the university is making changes to some supplemental fees for students. There will be no Athletics and Recreation Activity fees for courses that run through May to August. In addition, students who paid the student services fee for Athletics and Recreation […]

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Together, we are meeting the challenge: President’s letter

March 20, 2020 Dear Members of the McMaster community, When the world is fundamentally shaken, what do we need to do? That question had to be answered by all of us – in every hour, of every day this week. I have witnessed truly outstanding commitment to our students, to the important work that happens […]

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New today: Updates on virtual classrooms, research and campus operations

As the McMaster community works together to deal with the COVID-19 situation, what’s top of mind is how students are going to complete their year successfully. Students have been assured that the university is doing everything possible to help them finish the academic year in a way that is fair and equitable. When in-person classes […]

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Important information on moving out of residence

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, McMaster has made the difficult choice to require all students to move out of residence as soon as possible, but no later than Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 4 p.m. Those with exceptional circumstances, including out-of-province students who may need more time to move and international students, may apply […]

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