This bulletin is for incoming domestic students. If you’re an international student, access your bulletin here.
It’s time to upload your student card photo! You need to upload a photo by July 16. Go to the Mosaic Student Center to upload your photo (Personal Information, Demographics).
In order to be accepted, your photo must:
- Be recent and similar to a passport (head shot only, looking straight into the camera)
- Have a neutral or smiling expression
- Be in colour, in focus and of good quality (scanned photos of your legal ID are not acceptable)
- Be on an uncluttered background and of you alone (no other people or animals permitted in photo)
- Not contain props (i.e. hats, sunglasses or graduation caps)
Stay tuned to your email for next month’s bulletin with details for on-campus student card pick up dates.
- Your student card will be mailed out by early August. Make sure your mailing address is up-to-date in Mosaic by going to your Student Center and then the personal information section. Go to the demographic data section if you need to make changes to your address.
- We’re focusing our planning on providing safe and meaningful in-person experiences for you this fall, including in-person learning opportunities. Learn more in the Provost’s letter.
- Follow along with Back to Mac this summer as updates are posted for the Fall term. Missed the Back to Mac student town hall? Watch it here.
- Visit our term information page for fall term FAQs, updated as new information is announced.
- Follow us on Instagram for important updates from our office on next steps, fees, scholarships, bursaries and more.
- If you haven’t already applied to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), there’s still time to do so! OSAP offers student loans and grants to help students with financial need pay for school. The recommended deadline was June 30 in order to get your funding in time for the start of term, but you can still apply now.
- We have created a payment plan option for the coming academic year to help reduce some of the financial stress.
- The fall payment deadline is September 25 but you can choose to pay your fees in equal amounts over the four months of each term. No interest will be charged during the 4 months. There will be a one-time deferral fee of $80 to choose this option each term. You can only enrol in the fall term payment plan option from September 16 to 25.
- Fees are not charged to your student account until after the long weekend in August. After that, you will be able to review the balance due on your Mosaic student account to ensure you are paying the correct amount.
- Clearing conditions is more than just submitting final grades. For example, you may need to submit final official transcripts or completion of your high school diploma. Double check your offer letter on Mosaic for a list of your conditions.
- Remember that you will not receive a final offer of admission. You will, however, receive an email once all of your conditions have been cleared.
- Do you need to confirm your enrolment for your RESP plan? RESP enrolment verification letters indicate whether you are registered as a full- or part- time student. You can request one through the Mosaic Student Center, My Academics, Enrolment/Financial Letters. Enrolment verification is only available after you have enrolled in your classes.
- Need a form completed/signed by our office? Please create a Service Request through Mosaic and upload your form. Note: Canada Pension Plan (CPP) forms are not accepted until September 8.
- Did you receive an entrance award with your offer of admission? You may notice that your award no longer shows on your account after you accepted your offer. Don’t worry, you will still receive it! Entrance awards will appear on Mosaic as “pending aid” in late August and apply to your student account after the add/drop deadline in September.
- It’s time to familiarize yourself with the Undergraduate Calendar! This is the official document where you can find all degree, program and course requirements, along with award information and rules and regulations for the coming academic year.
- Once you have your MAC ID set up and have enrolled in your courses, your McMaster email will become active. A link to your McMaster email will be sent to your applicant email address. Please continue to monitor your applicant email address in the meantime.
- This is the last email you’ll be getting to your applicant email. Once set up, monitor your @mcmaster email address for important information from the Registrar’s Office.
- Now that you have enrolled, you can get started with your McMaster Microsoft 365 services (email, Teams, Word, PPT, etc.). Please note, it may take up to 48 hours after enrolment for your access to kick in. More information and instructions on how to get started here.
- When you access your McMaster Microsoft 365 services, you will be prompted to set up your Self Service Password Reset (SSPR) tool. This tool will help you reset and recover your MacID password whenever you need to. Learn more here.
- Later this summer you will be required to change your MacID password. This is part of scheduled McMaster IT Security activities. You will be able to do so using your SSPR tool. Stay tuned for more information!
- For McMaster IT assistance, visit the University Technology Services (UTS) website to access their chat, self-service and other contact options.
- Our chatbot, MAC, is here 24/7 to help answer your Student Services questions. If MAC doesn’t know the answer to your question, you will be directed to a Student Services Professional (SSP) for help during the live chat hours of Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST. Remember to ask MAC your questions in short, simple sentences. Connect with MAC through the online chat button on our website.
- Don’t forget to review resources like the OUAC and Registrar’s Office websites or Mosaic to see if your question can be answered there!
- Our team of SSPs is presenting at the MAC 101 “Financing Your Education” webinars on July 24 11 to 11:45 a.m. & 2 to 2:45 p.m. and the online Student Services Fair on July 26 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Academic advising: Have questions about your courses? Your Faculty is here to help you!
- Archway: Your personal compass, here to help you navigate your first-year experience. Your Mentor will connect you to your Archway Community, while your Coach will work with you one-on-one to provide personalized support.
- Mac101 (July 20 to 27): This summer, join students, staff and faculty for Mac101, a series of sessions, discussions and activities to ease your transition to university life. Learn about strategies, skills, programs, tools and campus resources to support your success at McMaster.
- MacStart (July 5 to August 11): MacStart is Student Accessibility Services’ (SAS) free orientation program to help incoming students with disabilities prepare for their first year at McMaster.
- McMatch: McMatch is an online platform where students can connect with each other to find housemates for their off-campus homes.
- Technology resources: From online security recommendations to free software – make the most of your learning experience by taking advantage of these tips, tricks and resources.