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Housing & Conference Services

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Conference & Event Services

Our goal is to deliver a most memorable experience to you and your attendees. We bring together our many campus partners to help organize your requirements for accommodations, food & beverage, meeting space, audio-visual and parking. We invite you to consider other unique on-site attractions to enhance your event and plan an Alpine Climb, tour the Nuclear Reactor, Planetarium, Museum of Art, or visit LIVELab, to name a few.

For any questions about food & beverage on campus, please review the Campus Food and Beverage Policy.

While here, you will want to discover our backyard as well! McMaster is well known for its natural surroundings, bordering Cootes Paradise and the famous Royal Botanical Gardens. Several trails can be accessed from the McMaster property and will take you down to the shores of the marsh that ultimately lead to the Hamilton Harbour. All yours to enjoy while visiting us!

Some things are worth seeing for yourself, so please let us know when we can host you for a site visit and tour.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Warm Regards,

Conference & Event Services Team

Housing & Conference Services operates as part of McMaster’s ancillary services. To learn more, kindly read the following memorandum about Optimizing McMaster’s Ancillary Units in Support of the Operating Budget Memo.

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Housing & Conference Services is committed to upholding McMaster University’s standards and maintaining a Tobacco & Smoke Free campus. Click this link to see detailed information on the Tobacco & Smoke Free University Policy.

The university’s Alcohol Policy is a useful tool assisting in managing regulations and expectations of alcoholic beverages served on campus or off-campus during sanctioned events. 

For information related to domestic animals on campus, the Domestic Animals in the Workplace Program provides resources for acceptable conditions and a safe environment for everyone. Please note that this program does not apply to service animals.


Book a Space

Please note that due to COVID-19 we are currently not accepting requests for bookings.

The Freedom of Expression, Protest and Dissent: Guidance for Event Organizers and Participants is a useful resource to guide events towards an environment supporting the free exchange of opinions and ideas for knowledge and understanding. 

Kindly read the Policy on Discrimination and Harassment: Prevention & Response to learn how McMaster strives to foster a welcoming environment free of discrimination and harassment on campus.

Unsafe noise levels can lead to hearing loss, it is suggested to review the Noise Control and Hearing Protection Program to protect all faculty, staff, students, visitors and contractors who may be exposed to hazardous noise levels.

Our Other Services

Questions about using computing resource on campus? The Information Security Policy is the resource that can assist in making positive decisions to help protect the university’s and your own privacy and property.

Information specific on internet use network connection can be accessed at the University Network Policy and Terms of Service.