Alumni benefits

Take advantage of valuable services and benefits!

The McMaster Alumni Association has partnered with trusted service providers to bring exclusive offers to McMaster alumni on products and services you are likely to need. We hope you will look into the benefits of using an MAA affinity program and know that when you sign up for them, you are helping to support student and alumni programs – at no extra cost to you. Our affinity partnerships allow the MAA to fund student bursaries, contribute to student group initiatives and donate to major university projects like the McMaster University Student Centre.


BMO McMaster Mastercard

Reward yourself!

Get the BMO McMaster MasterCard. Reward yourself with 1 AIR MILES®† reward mile for every $20 spent or 1.0% CashBack® and pay no annual fee.1 With every purchase you make with your card, BMO Bank of Montreal helps support the McMaster Alumni Association in connecting you to fellow alumni through great programming and activities at no additional cost to you.

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1. Award of AIR MILES reward miles or CashBack is made for purchases charged to your account (less refunds) and is subject to the terms and conditions of your BMO MasterCard Cardholder Agreement.
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Life, Health and Dental Insurance

Comprehensive and affordable plans for alumni

The Alumni Association has teamed up with Manulife Financial to offer comprehensive and affordable insurance plans to alumni, including life insurance and health and dental coverage. Here are the plans available, all at great rates

  • Health & Dental Insurance
  • Term Life Insurance
  • Child Life & Accident Insurance
  • Income Protection
  • Major Accident Protection
  • Critical Illness Insurance 

Imagine the security this coverage can bring to you and your family. For more on these affordable insurance plans, including free insurance quotes and online applications, visit If you have any questions about Alumni insurance plans, please call 1-888-913-6333 or send an email.

McMaster Alumni Association insurance plans are underwritten by The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (Manulife Financial).

Home & Auto Insurance

Save more with TD Insurance

Most insurance companies offer discounts for combining home and auto policies, and for maintaining a good driving record. What you may not know, is that we offer these savings too, plus we offer preferred rates thanks to our partnership with your association.

You’ll also receive our highly personalized service and great protection that fits your needs.

For over 60 years, TD Insurance has been the recognized leader in group insurance. Contact us to find out how much you could save as a graduate of one of the universities eligible for our preferred rates.

As a student, graduate or faculty or staff member of McMaster University you have privileged access to the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex program, which provides savings through lower preferred insurance rates. Plus, by choosing TD Insurance you also give back. Our program contributes to McMaster University every year, so while you benefit from savings, you will also be supporting your alma mater.

Take advantage of your group privileges: You could save $415 or more when you combine your home and auto insurance with us.

We have been serving thousands of alumni like you for more than 65 years. We would be pleased to count you among our many satisfied customers.

Click here for more information and find out how much you can save.

Alumni Getaways

Vacations for all seasons

Alumni Getaways is a full service travel agency dedicated to offering you travel products and services online and through its call centre, including vacation packages, flights, hotels, cruises, car rentals, tours, group travel packages and more. Alumni Getaways staff are a team of dedicated individuals with extensive experience in travel and – most importantly – customer service. Fulfilling your travel desires and dreams will be the focal point of our day. Let us help bring the world home to you.

Go to the Alumni Getaways site to get started on booking your next trip.

To explore travel excursions with fellow alumni that McMaster Alumni offers through travel partners, check out our Discover Your Mac Adventure page

Athletics & Recreation

Get fit with McMaster!

Mac alumni are eligible for reduced membership fees to the Athletics and Recreation facilities in the David Braley Athletic Centre and Pulse Fitness Centre. One of the largest fitness centres at a Canadian university; the David Braley Centre includes a double gymnasium, certified indoor 200-Metre track, four international squash courts, multipurpose studios for karate, yoga, dance and tai chi, a climbing wall and a cycling studio. Alumni are also offered preferred rates for instructional classes at the David Braley Centre such as triathlon training, scuba diving, first aid, dance and much more!

For more information visit or contact Debbie Marinoff Shupe, Manager, Recreation Services at (905) 525-9140 extension 24640 for further information.

Clothing & Merchandise

Show your McMaster pride!

For alumni apparel, visit the McMaster Campus Store.

Convocation Photos

Professional photographers from Grad Images attend each convocation ceremony to capture the moment when your degree is conferred, as well as a few moments later when you pose with your diploma. These special shots provide the type of picture your folks can't get sitting in their seats! Within one week of your convocation, proofs are emailed to you for your review with no obligation to buy. Should you wish to purchase photos, simply order online. Grad Images will quickly forward your photos to you. Please feel free to visit Grad Images for further information or contact them toll-free at 1-800-424-3686.

Library Resources

Alumni can access McMaster Libraries free of charge! 

To apply for borrowing privileges, please visit the Library Services Desk at any campus library. To establish your alumni status, Library staff will ask for your alumni ID number or will contact the Office of Alumni Advancement for confirmation.

While many databases and e-journals are not available to alumni from off campus due to licensing restrictions, McMaster has licensed JSTOR and other significant collections. To access these e-resources, you will first need to set up an Alumni Access account. Once this is done you can access these resources directly from off-campus, but you must start your search from the Alumni Library Services page.

If you come to one of our libraries you will be able to access additional resources, but access is only on-site, on a temporary one-day basis.

For more information about the suite of services available to Mac alumni, go to the Alumni Library Services webpage or contact the Services Desk at 905.525.9140, ext. 22077.

The Office of Alumni Advancement is happy to confirm your status over the phone to campus partners, including the Library. Your alumni ID number is an easy way to access your eligibility for on-campus memberships. If you do not know you alumni ID number, please contact the Alumni Office by email or by phone at 905.525.9140 ext. 23900, or toll-free at 1.888.217.6003.

*Please Note: Interlibrary Loan Services are not available to alumni.


Get a free Alumni gift!

We always want to hear from our grads, especially when it's exciting news they have to share. Now, thanks to our Milestones programme sponsored by Manulife Financial we can help you celebrate your news with a small gift. Grads are encouraged to share news of a new job or business, wedding, new home or baby with the Alumni Association and we’ll send you a great little gift with our congratulations!

To help grads put their best foot forward in their new job, we'll send along a gift of a handy shoe buffer/lint brush. A sturdy tape measure is sent for new home buyers. Newlyweds receive a photo album. The most popular item though is an adorable stuffed "Mini Marauder" for the 'Marauders to-be'.

What’s Your Milestone? Tell us about your milestone and request your great little gift.

Manulife has partnered with the McMaster Alumni Association for 25 years, offering life, disability, and health and dental insurance, as well as critical illness insurance to alumni. For more information on their products, visit