Parents of Prospective McMaster Students

Choosing a university is a very important decision and this web site is designed to help you learn more about what McMaster has to offer. You will learn about the resources available at McMaster, opportunities for involvement in non-academic activities and information about how to plan for a year away from home. We offer students a strong education with the support they need to succeed. Informed parents are a large source of this support.

There are many support services on campus …

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Parents of First Year Students

It is not uncommon for university students to have questions or concerns in any of the following areas: academic performance, academic integrity (e.g. decisions regarding cheating, plagiarism), alcohol and drugs, career choice, challenge of tolerance in a diverse community, changing relationships with family and friends at home, choosing the right course of study, credit card debt, involvement in campus life, sexual activity and choices, stress/depression, and any number of other things that no one anticipated.

Success at university is a matter …

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Parents of International Students

The decision to study abroad can be a difficult one, and as the parent of an international student, we recognize that you may have additional questions, issues or concerns regarding your son or daughter’s stay at McMaster. We want you to feel comfortable knowing that your son or daughter has access to many sources of support while away. As a result, we have compiled information and links to those resources that may be of particular interest to you.

The Younger International …

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Parents of Graduating Students

What an exciting time!  Your son or daughter has worked very hard to achieve their undergraduate degree.
It’s time to celebrate!

Explore the following information and links in preparation for the big day and beyond.

Graduation Details

Visit the Registrar’s Parents and Guests of Graduating Students section for graduation dates, tickets information, accessibility needs, parking, photos and other event related details.

Remind your gruaduant to review the Graduation – Student Checklist and to ensure they complete the Graduation Information Centre (GIC) Online Form to verify …

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