Student Walk Home Attendant Team (SWHAT)
What is SWHAT?
The Student Walk Home Attendant Team (SWHAT) is a volunteer service within the McMaster Students Union that will walk or bus with users during the evening hours 7 days a week. No matter the weather, our walkers can walk with you to your destination while providing safety and company (we also have umbrellas to help keep you dry!).
Who is SWHAT?
SWHAT is run by student volunteers. When you call us, you will be joined by a team of two walkers. They will not have obvious uniforms. As well, all walkers are equipped with a flashlight and a radio to allow communication with the SWHAT office and McMaster Security as required.
When can I use SWHAT?
SWHAT is open 7 days a week from September to April.
Hours: 7PM to 1AM
Where does SWHAT walk?
SWHAT will walk any McMaster student anywhere on campus or off campus from University Plaza to the 403 to the edge of the escarpment. We will even take the bus with you if requested.
Check out this map of the McMaster area for a visual!
How do I request a walk?
You can drop by the SWHAT office located on the second floor of the McMaster University Student Centre (MUSC Room 234). Alternatively, you can call us with either the office extension x27500 or the McMaster SafetyApp and we can come to you! Walks can also be booked in advance online through the "Book A Walk Online" tab on the left. When requesting a walk, please keep in mind that our volunteers need to be back in our office by 1AM.
Can I volunteer for SWHAT?
SWHAT is an excellent service to volunteer for! You meet great people, become involved with an important MSU service, get a little exercise and have lots of fun! For more information on volunteering with SWHAT, check out the “Join SWHAT” tab on the left.
Free, safe, confidential, and convenient accompaniment on and off campus
Open 7PM - 1AM, 7 days a week!
Walk safe, walk SWHAT!
- 7 months ago Unfortunately, this means SWHAT will also be closed! Stay safe all! ❄️ https://t.co/HeEyQD4cld
- 7 months ago Hello all! SWHAT will be closed tonight due to inclement weather! Stay safe and warm! https://t.co/QsOFfsjwBm
- over 1 year ago Studying late on campus? Call SWHAT for a walk home at 905-525-9140 x27500 👣