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Residence Move-in 2019

The big day is almost here. While you pack for residence move-in day, take a look at all the information you’ll need to know to make sure you arrive on time, with everything you need and as stress-free as possible. Check this page for on-going updates throughout the summer!

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When is Move-In?

McMaster residence move-in will take place on Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th, 2019.

Your building assignment will determine which dates and times you are expected to move-in. Please refer to the table below for each building’s official move-in date and time.

Student Staff (CA’s etc.) will be informed of their move-in dates and times individually.

Saturday, August 24th 2019

Building/Time 8:00AM-12:00PM 1:00PM-4:30PM
Brandon Floors 11, 10, 9, 8, 2, 1 Floors 7, 6, 5, 4, 3
Hedden Floors 5, 3, 2 Floors 4, 1
Les Prince Floors 6, 4, 2, 1 Floors 5, 3
McKay All floors
Whidden Floors 4, 2, B Floors 3, 1
Woodstock All floors

 

Sunday, August 25th 2019

Building/Time 8:00AM-12:00PM 1:00PM-4:30PM
Bates Floors 5, 3, 1 Floors 4, 2, B
Edwards Floors 3, 1 Floor 2
Mary E. Keyes Floors 6, 4, 2 Floors 5, 3, 1
Matthews Floors 4, 2 Floors 3, 1
Moulton Floors 4, 2, B Floors 3, 1
PGCLL Floors 8, 7, 6, 5 Floors 10, 9, 4
Wallingford Floors 3, 1 Floor 2

What to Bring to Residence?

There’s a lot to consider when packing to move-in. For everything you need to know, read one of our recent residence student’s recommendations here.

 

Can I See My Residence Building Before Move-In?

Enjoy a tour of your residence building this August. Click below to book a residence-only tour!

HOW DO I GET TO MY RESIDENCE? WHERE DO I PARK AFTER?

To make move-in day as stress-free as possible, each residence building will follow their own specific move-in driving route, with a designated unloading zone and parking area. These maps are currently being updated for 2019 and when available will be viewable by building below.

We recommend that you do not use your GPS to navigate to your assigned residence building. Instead, please select your corresponding link below to find your entry point and follow the routes provided.

Move-in Duotone

Saturday Move-In Entry Points

Students living in the following residences will be entering campus from Sterling Street: Hedden, Les Prince, McKay, Woodstock. If you are unsure about how to get to the Sterling Street entry point, follow this link: Sterling Street Entry Point

Students living in Brandon and Whidden will enter campus from Main Street W. To find the Main Street W entry point for these residences, follow this link: Main Street W Entry Point

If your move in day is Saturday August 24th, you can view your move-in route map in the link below.

Sunday Move-In Entry Points

Students living in PGCLL and Edwards will be entering from Sterling Street. If you are unsure about how to get to the Sterling Street entry point, follow this link: Sterling Street Entry Point

Students living in the following residences will be entering campus from Main Street W: Mary E. Keyes, Matthews, Wallingford. To find the Main Street entry point for these residences, follow this link: Main Street W Entry Point

Students living in Bates and Moulton will enter campus from Cootes Drive. To find the entry point for these residences, follow this link: Cootes Drive Entry Point

If your move in day is Sunday August 25th, you can view your move-in route map in the link below.

What if I Need to Move-in Late?

We wish you could make it to move-in! Move-in weekend is an exciting time on campus and we hope that you’ll be able to join us on your designated move-in date.

Students who cannot move-in on their posted move-in date may apply to request permission for late arrival after Sunday August 25th, at 12 midnight. Students must complete the request for late arrival step on the residence portal prior to August 19th at 4:00 pm EDT to apply for permission for late arrival.

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Can I Bring a Mini-Fridge?

As per the Fridge Policy, you are not allowed to bring your own mini-fridge into residence. You are welcome to rent a mini-fridge through Coldex. If you are living in a traditional triple or quad room, you will receive a large mini-fridge on us.

If you are in any other room type and order your fridge before August 19th, it will be waiting for you when you move in.

If you order your fridge after August 19th, Coldex will be back on the McMaster campus August 30th to deliver those fridges to students. These students will have to meet the Coldex delivery truck on August 30th at the delivery time and location specified for their Residence Building.

Times will be communicated directly to students who have placed their order after August 19th. They will have to simply meet our truck outside their residence. We will have assistance to bring the unit up to their room.

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