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Student Support Services

Besides the counselling, health, and wellness education resources available at the Student Wellness Centre, you can also find assistance from other services right here on campus.

Information Box Group

Student Assistance Plan (Undergraduate) Learn More

Psychological counseling (offered in-person, over the phone, or over secure video) and academic-life services (legal consultation, financial consultation, life coaching, nutrition consultation and wellness resources offered virtually or in-person.


Student Care - Conversation (Graduate Students) Learn More

As many students do, you may find it challenging to get adequate and affordable mental health support. But did you know that Conversation, a service offered in partnership with Dialogue, helps reduce barriers to care by ensuring fast access to support? No more waiting lists and high fees!

The service allows students to register and book appointments on its online platform. Sessions take place virtually on the Dialogue platform, which means that you can see a mental health professional wherever you like, quickly and confidentially. 

The Spiritual Care and Learning Centre

The Spiritual Care and Learning Centre (SCLC) is a multicultural network of community leaders and groups working in collaboration to provide spiritual care services. At the SCLC, we value each individual as a person (mind, body and spirit) deserving of love and care. We acknowledge the importance of community in our daily lives and the significant role it plays in our larger sense of identity, whether that identity is religious, secular, spiritual or otherwise.

Visit us in the McMaster University Student Centre (MUSC), room 212. Our office hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET.

Youth Wellness Centre - Mobile Team Learn More

Youth Wellness Centre Mobile Team of Mental Health Professionals serving McMaster students who experiencing concerns related to:

  • Substance use
  • Mental health
  • Sexual and gender identity

Equity and Inclusion Office

UH 104
ext. 27581

The Equity and Inclusion Office (EIO) works closely with staff, students and faculty members to advance equity and inclusion by promoting an environment of respect, safety, collegiality and openness.

Food Collective Centre

(Formerly Mac Bread Bin)
(MSU Service) MUSC 201

The Food Collective Centre is a service run by students dedicated to cultivating stronger food systems in the McMaster and surrounding community.

Indigenous Student Services

LRW 1010
ext. 23788

Academic & social counselling, employment aid

International Student Services

GH 104
ext. 24254 

International Student Services (ISS) is a division of the Student Success Centre (SSC) that provides individualized support and programs for international undergraduate, visiting and exchange students at McMaster University. Visit International Student Services to get help with immigration advising, success coaching, peer support and events, health insurance (UHIP) and more.

Registrar's Office Student Services


Connect with Registrar’s Office Student Services

Emergency funding, government funds, work programs

Ombuds Office

MUSC 210
ext. 24151

Advice for students, staff, and faculty regarding academic and non-academic concerns

Open Circles

Student Open Circles mentors and empowers students from diverse backgrounds in personal and spiritual reflection, community service, and leadership development

Sexual Violence Response Coordinator

UH 104
ext. 20909

If you’re not sure what to do or where to turn, a good starting point is talking with the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office.

Student Accessibility Services

ext. 28652

Disability services, assistive technology support

Student Success Centre

ext. 24254

Academic skills assistance, job search, volunteering

Student Support and Case Management

GH 207
ext. 23845

Student rights & responsibilities

SWHAT - Walk Safe Program

(MSU Service)
Ext. 27500

The Student Walk Home Attendant Team (SWHAT) is a volunteer service within the McMaster Students Union that will walk or bus with students during the evening hours 7 days a week, in all kinds of weather!

David Braley Sport Medicine & Rehabilitation Centre

Prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries

WB127, David Braley Athletic Centre

Sport Medicine Clinic Website

CAPS Learn More

Career Access Professional Services (CAPS) are for students and alumni who identify as a member of an equity-deserving group or have barriers to employment.

Equity-deserving groups include people who experience discrimination and social barriers that prevent them from receiving equal access to services and opportunities. Some equity-deserving groups include women; racialized persons; First Nations, Métis and Inuit; persons with disabilities; and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

The CAPS team provides individualized support to assist with all aspects of career development including exploration, preparation and the building of skills and confidence.