April 19, 2005

McMaster and City of Hamilton prepare
for student move-out

Hamilton, ON - As the end of the school year approaches at McMaster University, many students are moving out of on-campus residences and local neighbourhoods. McMaster University is working in co-operation with Hamilton Police Service and the City of Hamilton to help ensure a smooth transition for students and permanent residents alike.

As in previous years, extra police and bylaw officers are patrolling the areas around the University throughout April. Crews are focused on noise and yard waste and maintenance. As well, special duty Hamilton Police Officers hired by McMaster to patrol west Hamilton on weekends during the school year will continue their patrols for the last weekends in April.

On-campus, extra McMaster Security officers and residence staff will ensure a successful year-end and move-out.

To help reduce the amount of garbage left during move-out, MACgreen and the City of Hamilton, Waste Reduction Division are holding Swap-O-Rama. Between Friday, April 29 and Sunday, May 1, students and residents in the L8S postal code area are encouraged to put reusable items that they no longer need out on their curb. Students and the community at large can then take those items for their own houses. Waste Management will collect any material that is left on Monday, May 2 and crews will continue to monitor the area to see that items from the move-out are cleaned up.

McMaster University, named Canada’s Research University of the Year by Research InfoSource, has world-renowned faculty and state-of-the-art research facilities. McMaster's culture of innovation fosters a commitment to discovery and learning in teaching, research and scholarship. Based in Hamilton, the University has a student population of more than 23,000 and more than 112,000 alumni in 128 countries.