Your campus this summer

June 6, 2014
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It may be summer - but campus is still lively! Within the McMaster Students Union (MSU), there are a large variety of services operating May through August to serve the campus community.

Our advocacy and administrative efforts never cease.  The MSU Main Office (MUSC 201) is open Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. until the end of August. The planning and preparation of the academic year, including Welcome Week and Homecoming is conducted chiefly over the summer months.  As well, all full-time undergraduates maintain their 2013/2014 MSU-backed health and dental insurance plans until September. MSU staff are available to assist you with any health and/or dental plan related questions.  More information can be found online at In addition, if you ever feel like having a conversation, pitching an idea or are interested in hearing what the MSU is working on, swing by the office, send us a message or give us a call – the Board of Directors are always available to chat.

TwelvEighty will operate all summer on modified hours. Open Monday - Friday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., TwelvEighty is primed to host World Cup viewing parties on a new 70-inch flat screen. Beginning June 13, TwelvEighty will feature every FIFA World Cup game scheduled for noon – follow @MSU_1280 and like for updates. Not into soccer? Well, it is patio season and TwelvEighy’s patio is ready to soak up the sun. With an upcoming $13.00 beer bucket special, you should definitely consider stopping by for a well deserve break.

Union Market continues to be your one-stop-shop for both hot and cold drinks, as well as a wise assortment of health snacks and delicious pre-made sandwiches. The store is open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

If you are on campus for summer school, you will be glad to know that Underground Media+Design is open all summer long.  Located in the basement of the McMaster University Student Centre (MUSC), Underground Media & Design is prepped and ready to handle all of your printing and design needs. They are open Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Compass Information Center is conveniently situated on the main floor of MUSC. Remaining a one-stop-shop for all transit ticket needs, Compass offers a number summer attraction specials, including specials deals on admission to Canada’s Wonderland, African Lion Safari, Toronto City Pass and Cineplex. Stop by Compass any time Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Bike often? Need a tune up? MACycle offers a number of parts, accessories and has knowledgeable techs to help you out. Keep your ride in tip-top shape and take advantage of the great riding in and around Hamilton during the great summer weather. MACycle is located on the north end of the Ron Joyce Stadium below the stands, across from the Les Prince Hall Residence. The shop is open Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Emergency First Response Team (EFRT) is on campus and ready to respond Monday to Friday during the summer from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you need to obtain or renew your CPR and/or First Aid designation(s), EFRT offers a number of wide variety of courses from May to August, all of which can be found at

A now essential aspect of summer campus life is the Mac Farmstand. Offering fresh, locally grown fruit, veggies and more, the Mac Farmstand is set to open in June. Stay tuned @MAC_Farmstand and for details and the weekly schedule.

For the most up-to-date information on our services and what we have to offer in the summer - I highly recommend taking a look at the Services Directory on our website:, follow the MSU on Twitter @MSU_McMaster and like the MSU at

On behalf of the MSU Board of Directors, enjoy the summer sun!

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