MSU office and several services open May-August

May 15, 2017 at 15:51 pm

The MSU office as well several services will operational over the spring and summer months. Compass Information Centre, the Emergency First Response Team, Union Market, MACycle, Underground Media + Design, and Mac Farmstand will be available on campus. The Horizons Leadership Conference is currently recruiting staff for the annual conference at the end of July. Additionally, health and dental plans from the 2016-2017 year will continue to provide coverage until the end of August.

Compass Information Centre

Monday-Friday 9:15am-5:15pm, closed for lunch 12:45pm-1:45pm

Currently featuring group tickets for Canada’s Wonderland and discounted movie passes, among other offers, Compass will be facilitating access to entertainment and transportation throughout the spring and summer terms. For more information, visit Please direct questions to:

Customer Service Representative

905-525-9140 ext. 21000

Emergency First Response Team (EFRT)

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

EFRT responders may be reached at 905-522-4135, by dialing 88 on any campus phone, through the MUSST app, or through the emergency poles located across campus. Two responders will always be available during business hours from now until Welcome Week, when full 24 hour service will resume. The change of hours does not affect weekend or after-hours first aid courses. For more information, visit Please direct any questions to:

Samantha Aung
EFRT Director

905-525-9140 x24117

Union Market

Monday-Thursday 8am-9:30pm
Friday 8am-6pm

Locally renowned Donut Monster donuts will continue to be featured at Union Market every Thursday and Friday. Information about food and beverages available at Union Market can be found at Please direct questions to:

Connor Blakeborough
Union Market Manager

905-525-9140 ext 22544


Thursday: 1-5pm
Friday: 4-8pm
Saturday: 1-5pm

MACycle Co-op is located beneath Ron Joyce Stadium bleachers, opposite Les Prince Hall. Please note that memberships renew each May; 2017-2018 memberships are now available for $10. For more information, visit Please direct any questions to:

Richard Chen 
MACycle Coordinator 
905-525-9140 ext. 26629

Underground Media + Design

Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm
Friday 9am-2pm

Over the summer, Underground is a go-to resource for students looking to print and bind assignments, new grads seeking McMaster business cards, and student groups preparing to produce rave cards, flyers, and table banners for the upcoming year. Visit for printing and copying rates and available services. Please direct any questions to:

Emilia Lussow
Underground Coordinator

905.525.9140 x28684

Mac Farmstand

Wednesday-Thursday 11am-4pm

Mac Farmstand is set to open at the beginning of June, with their annual launch event on Wednesday June 7. From May-August, Farmstand will be found outside Starbucks in the Student Centre, offering fresh and in-season local food at affordable prices. . More information is available via Please direct any questions to:

Shailee Siddhpuria
Farmstand Director


Horizons Leadership Conference

July 28-30

Horizons is a leadership conference for incoming first year students who wish to develop their leadership skills, challenge themselves, and cultivate lifelong friendships. Horizons is currently recruiting staff members to facilitate the conference. For more information, please visit Please direct any questions to:

Christine Yachouh 
905-525-9140 ext 27202

Health & Dental Coverage

The MSU Health and Dental Insurance plans covers full-time undergraduate students at McMaster University enrolled in 18 units or more. Coverage runs from September 1 to August 31. This means that students who graduated this spring are still covered until the end of August. More information about health and dental coverage can be found here.


All other MSU services operate on an administrative basis over the summer.  Please contact the coordinator at their respective email for more information about September programming or volunteer opportunities.

The MSU Main Office, located in MUSC 201 will be open 9-5 Monday-Thursday and Fridays until 2pm from May through August. Each member of the Board of Directors is available, and can be contacted via phone or email.

For additional information regarding any service of the McMaster Students Union, please contact:

Preethi Anbalagan
Vice-President (Administration)

905-525-9140 ext. 23250

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