After Hours Drop Box
Assignments and CCE correspondence can be placed after office hours in our drop box, located on the 2nd floor, Downtown Centre.
For courses held at the Downtown Centre, the room numbers will be posted outside the 2nd floor elevators.
Centre for Continuing Education
2nd Floor (outside elevators)
Go to: Centre for Student Development
The Gallery Café is located in the basement of CCE.
The hours are as follows: (Hours are subject to change without notice.)
- September to June, Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m..
- July and August, Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..
Candy and soft drinks are also available in the Gathering Place.
The Gathering Place(Student Lounge)
The Gathering Place is an informal student lounge with:
Congratulations to the CCE students who have fulfilled all of their certificate/diploma requirements. This year's Graduation Ceremony will be held on Thursday November 1, 2012 at Michelangelo Banquet Centre, 1555 Upper Ottawa Street, Hamilton at 7:00 pm. Please arrive by 6:15 pm. Students will receive notification/invitations in the mail. If you think you should be graduating, but have not received any notification in the mail by September 30, please contact your program manager.
There are several public parking lots in the area. Rates vary at each lot.
Typical evening rates: from $2.00 to $3.00 (after 6:00 p.m.).
For directions to CCE, please go to Find Us.
Confirmation of certificate or diploma registration will be emailed to all course registrants. It is recommended that you register at least two weeks prior to the start date of a course in order to ensure you receive your confirmation prior to the first class. The confirmation will list course name, date, hours and location. Students will be issued an Income Tax Receipt, which will be available on MUGSI at the end of February. Under the provisions of the Income Tax Act, a student may claim allowance for tuition fees paid for certificate and diploma courses.
Confirmation of professional/personal development seminar and course registration will be emailed to all students upon receipt of registration. If the Centre is unable to process confirmations prior to the course start date, registrants will be notified by telephone. Under the provisions of the Income Tax Act, there is no allowance for tuition fees paid for professional/personal development seminars or courses.
Bursaries for MAPS students
These bursaries assist students in diploma or certificate programs who would otherwise be unable to continue their studies without such financial aid. Consideration is also given to students who cannot enroll at the University without some financial assistance.
For further information on bursaries and loans, go to MAPS Bursaries and Loans.
Some students may be eligible for financial assistance under the Ontario Special Bursary Program. Typically assistance is available for Addictions (correspondence and block lecture format only) students. Other CCE programs may soon be eligible for this program – approval is pending.
Applications are available from the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships.
Go to: http://careers.mcmaster.ca/
Go to: http://www.mcmaster.ca/uts
Go to: http://www.mcmaster.ca/bms/finance/
Official Grade Reports are mailed from the Registrar's Office approximately 4-6 weeks after the last day of class.
Students may also check MUGSI to view their grades.
Human Rights and Equity Services
Go to: www.mcmaster.ca/hres
MAPS (McMaster Association of Part-Time Students)
MAPS exists to look after the special interests of all part-time degree and certificate students who pay our fees and who have a different educational experience than full-time students. MAPS represents students by having a voice on various academic and administrative committees, lobbying for services and accessibility, providing bursaries and awards and other services. Tuition fees include an assessment (Supplementary Fee) to support the Association.
MAPS represents students taking Certificate and Diploma programs by:
Having a voice on various academic and administrative committees;
Publishing a newsletter - The LINK;
Keeping students informed of current issues;
Providing a handbook that guides students through the university maze;
Offering free seminars, such as Essay Writing, Preparing for Exams & Developing Research Skills;
Lobbying for services and accessibility;
Offering a "Getting Ready for University Workshop
" in August. For more info or to RSVP, contact MAPS
MAPS also offers an annual Centennial Award for Certificate/Diploma students. The purpose of this award is to recognize the outstanding efforts of part-time students who undertake many roles in addition to the academic. The recipient will have overcome particularly adverse circumstances in order to attend university or have demonstrated outstanding achievement or commitment in activities distinct from their university studies. The value of the award is $500 and a plaque. Applications can be obtained from the MAPS office. Deadline for applications is August 15.
MAPS Contact Information
McMaster University Student Centre, Room 234
(905) 525-9140, Ext. 22021
McMaster University Libraries
Go to: www.mcmaster.ca/library
McMaster University Main Campus Map
Go to: http://www.mcmaster.ca/welcome/campusmap.cfm
McMaster University undergraduate Calendar 2003/2004
Go to: http://registrar.mcmaster.ca/calendar/year2004/
MUGSI (McMaster University Gateway to Student Information)
MUGSI allows students to view their grade reports, financial information and contact information.
In order to access MUGSI, you must have a student number and a valid 14-digit bar-code. To activate your MacID, go to MUGSI and click on activate your MacID.
If you have questions on how to use MUGSI, please contact the help line at 905.525.9140 ext. 24357.
Go to: http://registrar.mcmaster.ca/
Student Code of Conduct
Student Health Services
Students who have previously taken certificate, diploma or degree credit courses at McMaster will have been assigned a student number. This number should be recorded on the registration form. New students will be assigned a number that should subsequently be recorded on all registrations. New students can expect to receive a student card and student number within six weeks after the first course registration by mail from the Office of the Registrar.
Transcript requests must be made to the Office of the Registrar. You can request transcripts either by fax (905-527-1105), by mail to the Office of the Registrar or in person. Your request MUST contain the following: your FULL name; student number; current mailing address; date of birth; number of copies required; exact mailing address of where you wish your transcripts to be sent, if different from your home address and your signature. Complete information can be found at http://registrar.mcmaster.ca/forms/trans_request.pdf