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New Graduate Student Orientation Hub: Fall

Our Graduate Student Community will be welcoming its newest members very soon. The Orientation Hub is the place where you will find step-by-step information, as well as links to resources, supports, online activities, events and sessions to help you navigate your graduate journey. We update this page regularly, so please check back for the latest information!

Before joining our graduate community ...

Step 1: Register How to enrol

On-time registration opens July 4 and runs until August 1. To avoid late fees, please register before the on-time registration deadline.

Step 2: About your Mac ID Learn more about Mac ID

Your Mac ID is essentially your username for accessing services and systems at McMaster.

Step 3: Your McMaster email address

Once you have your MAC ID set up and have enrolled in your courses, your McMaster email will become active. A link to your McMaster email will be sent to your applicant email address. Please continue to monitor your applicant email address in the meantime.

Step 4: Upload your photo for your student card Learn more about photo upload

Image requirements, upload details, and information on how to receive your McMaster ID card are available on our site.

Please upload your photo through Mosaic by August 11.


Step 5: Update your personal information Go to Mosaic now

It’s important to update your personal and contact information – especially your  address – in Mosaic, so that you receive all important information. You can add a new address or revise an existing one. Your “Mailing Address” will be the address to which you receive any mail from the university.

Step 6: How to enrol in – and complete – SGS 101, 201 SGS 101 and 201

All new graduate students must complete SGS 101 and 201. Learn more about enrolling and completing the courses by the Fall deadline: September 30, 2023.

Step 7: Receiving your scholarship monies, research funds and TA pay Fees and payment

Make sure you update and/or set up your information to ensure you receive your scholarship and research funds when expected, as well as your teaching assistant (TA) pay on time (for those students have have a TA position).

Step 8: Review all dates and deadlines See dates and deadlines

Dates and deadlines to help you

  • avoid late fees and interest payments
  • receive your first grad pay on time
  • more

NOTE: The Graduate Calendar is the most accurate source for sessional dates and deadlines.

Resources, supports, events and sessions to help you navigate your grad journey!