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The Student Walk Home Attendant Team (SWHAT) is a volunteer service within the McMaster Students UnionĀ that will walk or bus with users during the evening hours, 7 days a week.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SWHAT walkers are not operational from September through December 2020.

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SWHAT is located on the second floor of MUSC, room 234.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Sunday (September-April): 7:00pm-1:00am

To request a walk:

  • In-person at the SWHAT office located on the second floor of MUSC, Room 234
  • Call us at 905-525-9140 x27500
  • Book through theĀ McMaster SafetyApp

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. 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!).

*When requesting a walk, please keep in mind that our volunteers need to be back in our office by 1AM.


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.

Become involved with SWHAT today. Meet great people, get a little exercise and have lots of fun!

For more information on volunteering with SWHAT, send us an email at: or visit us on social media.