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Residence Move-in 2020-2021

Move-in may look a little different this fall, but the big day is almost here. While you pack for your residence move-in day, take a look at all the information you’ll need to know to make sure your touchless check-in goes as smoothly as possible!

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The Peter George Centre for Living and Learning

Pick Your Move-In Date anD Time

We want to make this process as seamless as possible for you. Following public health guidelines of physical distancing, and to allow international and out-of-province students flexibility in booking flights, we are limiting the number of students who can move-in at one-time over specific dates.

Students will be required to select a move-in date and time on the Residence Portal before arriving to campus. Please make sure to select a time slot as soon as possible as spots are only available on a first-come, first serve basis.

A maximum of 2 students will be able to move into residence per hour. Each student will be assigned to an elevator and will only be able to bring 2 helpers with them to move into residence.


The Peter George Centre for Living and Learning is in the North Quad of McMaster’s campus.
  • Enter McMaster from the Sterling Street entrance, turning right on Stearn Drive.
  • Parking is available in Lot G to the North of the building, Accessible from Michell Crescent.
  • Students being dropped off should proceed to the west entrance on Stearn Drive.

Where CAN I GET my keys? 

A  touch-less self-check-in process has been developed so allow you flexibility in your arrival dates and times.
  • Students will receive an email from Residence Admission with lock box instructions.
  • Keys are located on the wall of the Commons Building breezeway opposite PGCLL. They can be found behind the bike racks, underneath the No Smoking Sign.
  • Download this image and save it to your phone for reference when you arrive.


    • Enter the campus from Sterling Street and turn RIGHT on Stearn Drive
    • Follow Stearn Drive to the second stop sign and turn LEFT
    • PARKING: Turn right on Michell Crescent and park in LOT G
    • DROP-OFF: Follow Stearn Drive and drop-off in parking to west of PGCLL (signs for “McMaster Children’s Centre”)



As per the Fridge Policy, you are not allowed to bring your own mini-fridge into residence. Thank you to our partners at Coldex, all long-term residence students will be receiving a complimentary mini-fridge rental for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Thank you, Coldex, for your generosity and support!

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