Every spring on Alumni Reunion Day, the campus comes alive as hundreds of alumni, friends, and family from around the world return to McMaster. This is the McMaster Alumni Association’s longest-standing program, previously called Grads’ Day and Alumni Weekend. Classes celebrating their 50th, 55th, 60th, 65th and 70th reunion traditionally hold their celebrations during Alumni Reunion Day. Faculty specific reunions for more recent classes and general events also take place on Alumni Reunion Day.

Alumni Reunion Day 2017 - Saturday, June 3, 2017!

The Classes of 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962 and 1967 will be celebrated!  Event details are below, and also being shared by mail and email April 2017.  If you do not receive these invitations, please contact Laura Escalante

To support McMaster students with a gift to your class fund, please visit our McMaster Class Gifts page.

Share Your McMaster Memories

As you prepare to return to campus to revisit and reminisce, we invite you to share a favourite McMaster Memory at memories.mcmaster.ca. This site displays memories, places and times that connect us through our shared McMaster experiences. While there, enjoy reading the funny, touching and sometimes zany memories posted by fellow alumni!

Reunions and General Events 2017

For class updates, watch your email or mailbox, or contact the Office of Alumni Advancement by phone at 905-525-9140 ext. 24224, toll-free at 1-888-217-6003 or by email at [email protected]

Hospitality Center

Great Hall, Alumni Memorial Hall
A casual, drop-in meeting space for alumni to gather over refreshments.  Alumni Reunion Day information is available at the Welcome Center, however nametags will be available at your first registered event. Note: Tickets are NOT mailed in advance for Alumni Reunion Day.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

President's Reunion Luncheon and Class Anniversary Reception 

Join McMaster’s President Patrick Deane (Hon. ’11), at this special annual reunion for all classes that have already celebrated their 50th anniversary.  This year's reunion classes of 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957 and 1962 are invited to the class anniversary reception prior to lunch.  The luncheon will provide the opportunity to dine with classmates and also visit with friends from adjacent years.  

Convocation Hall, University Hall, Room 213
Class Anniversary Reception ('42, '47, '52, '57, '62, '67): 11 a.m. 
Lunch: 12 noon

$25 per person (McMaster graduates of 1949 and earlier are complimentary, however registration fees apply for any guests)
Register (COMING SOON!)

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences - 50th Anniversary Celebration (June 2 & 3, 2017)

A series of events including a welcome reception, nostalgic breakfast gathering, tours and dinner are being planned over Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, 2017.  Registration is being taken separately, so please visit the anniversary webpage for full details and to register.  

Changing Face of Canada: Contributions of McMaster Graduates with Dr. Miriam Stewart ‘67

Hamilton Hall, Room 109

Time: 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
FREE (Open to all alumni and guests attending Alumni Reunion Day)
Register (COMING SOON!)

Campus Tours

Take a golf cart tour around campus highlighting the changes throughout McMaster history.

Tours depart regularly from Alumni Memorial Hall.  Registration not required.
Time: 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

McMaster Museum of Art

Open: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Mills Library

Open: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

NOTE: Campus Store (Formerly Titles Bookstore) is closed on Saturdays in June


1967 Members are also encouraged to attend the open events listed above, particularly Changing Face of Canada: Contributions of McMaster Graduates with Dr. Miriam Stewart ‘67!

Saturday, June 3, 2017  

Class of 1966 W. J. McCallion Planetarium Show IF SOLD OUT WHEN TRYING TO REGISTER (Please email: [email protected] for wait list)

McMaster's Planetarium provides spectacular shows of various themes to wide-ranging audiences year round, and 1966 classmates are invited to start your day with a private planetarium show.

Burke Science Building, B149 

12:30 p.m. (Engineering and Nursing grad show)
3:30 p.m. (General '67 members show)   
Register (COMING SOON!)

Nursing Class of 1967 Reception

Nursing 1967 classmates are invited to gather for a casual and social visit prior to dining together at the 1967 dinner.

West Room, Alumni Memorial Hall (University Club)
3:30 pm

Register (COMING SOON!)

Class of 1967 - Reception and Dinner

Casual and social and special reception and dinner for a chance to reconnect and reminisce with classmates. 

Convocation Hall, University Hall, Room 213
Reception: 4:45 p.m. 
Dinner: 6 p.m. 
Cost: $30 per person
Register (COMING SOON!)

Your Gift Will Be Matched!  

Gifts made in your anniversary year to the Class of 1966, 50th Anniversary Scholarship fund or Class of 1966, 50th Anniversary Bursary fund will be matched by an anonymous classmate.  Every dollar donated doubles!  To donate to the Class of 1966 Golden Anniversary Projects visit here.

General Details


Please check your mail in spring 2016 for your Alumni Reunion Day Mailing with details on how to register, or please click HERE to register online.

Questions? Email [email protected]

Most guests prefer smart casual wear.  We encourage you to dress as you are comfortable, but of course McMaster attire is always welcome!


We recommend parking in Lot E, accessed via the Sterling Street entrance (click here for map)

Shuttles will be available in the parking lots to take you to your first location.

Complimentary Saturday parking passes will be available upon registration at your first event. On campus parking on Friday June 5, 2015 is $7 after 4:00 p.m.


On Campus

To Book your "Summer Guest" stay in one of McMaster's residences on campus, visit our summer guest info site or call (905) 525-9140 ext. 26898 OR 24781

Visitors Inn (649 Main Street West)

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Visitors Inn Hotel, 1.5km away from McMaster. “Alumni Reunion Day” rooms can be booked up to May 3, 2016.

Visit www.visitorsinn.com or call toll free (from Canada and USA) 1-800-387-4620

Directions to McMaster

We look forward to welcoming all alumni back to campus!

Click here to view pictures from Alumni Reunion Day