Welcome to the McMaster community. We view parents as our partners in educating students. We value this relationship and want to ensure that it remains strong. This section of the Student Affairs site is designed with parents in mind. We hope that you will visit often for information and resources that will help your young adult make their time at McMaster a success, and to stay connected to what is going on in your student’s life.

Important Academic Dates

Fall and Winter Term 2016

Item Date(s)
Classes begin Tuesday, September 6
Last day for enrollment (registration) and changes Wednesday, September 14
Mid-term recess Monday, October 10 to
Sunday, October 16
Last day for cancelling courses without failure by default Friday, November 4
Test and Examination Ban (no tests or exams may be held during this period) Thursday, December 1 to Thursday, December 8
Classes end Wednesday, December 7
Final Examinations Friday, December 9 to Thursday, December 22 (12 days)
Deferred examinations Tuesday, February 21 to Friday, February 24

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Parent Campus Connection e-Card

Sign up for periodic Parent Campus Connection e-Cards that will let you know about some of the events on campus as well as direct you to timely information.

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