Campus Access

All Mohawk College campuses are open to students and employees with no access controls at this time.

Please note that the protocols and information shared on this page are based on current information and can change on short notice. Mohawk continues to take direction from Public Health authorities and will update the college community if anything changes.

Students and employees are urged to check this site often as information may change on short notice.

Questions or comments? Contact us at questions [at] mohawkcollege.ca.


On this page:

*Important Information for Students (International and Canadian) Arriving from Outside Canada

Please refer to the Entering Canada website for updated information on all travel and quarantine requirements and the steps you are required to take prior to your travel or re-entry into Canada.

 

Daily Health Screening

Mandatory daily health screening will be suspended, effective April 18. Self-monitoring remains an important step in stopping the spread of the virus. Please continue to monitor your health daily and do not come to campus if you are feeling ill.

 

Transportation and Parking

Parking

Paid parking will return to Mohawk College on September 1, 2021.

Beginning September 1, 2021, all employees and students who will be coming to the Fennell, Stoney Creek campuses, and the Centre for Aviation Technology at the Hamilton Airport, will be required to purchase parking.

With many students continuing to study through a mix of in-class and virtual and remote learning, the Parking Office will be offering expanded and flexible parking permit options to accommodate a variety of parking needs.

Students will need to purchase parking permits if they will be coming to campus on or after September 1. Permits can be purchased online on the Parking website.

In addition to parking, campus is accessible by public transit and active transportation like cycling, walking, and rolling. For updates on these services and links to COVID-19 safety information for carpooling, ridesharing and transit, visit the Transit section of the Campus Access website.

Flexible permit options are available through the Honk Parking App.

Flexible parking permits will be available for purchase through the HONK parking app. Flex Passes are pre-purchased passes that are validated at the time of parking. Passes can be purchased in blocks of 5 or 10, and are valid for use within the academic semester they are purchased in. Please note that if you choose this option you must activate the permit via the Honk App when you arrive on campus.

Paid Parking is required at the Mohawk Centre for Aviation Technology.

Beginning September 1, 2021 paid parking will be enforced at the Mohawk Centre for Aviation Technology at the Hamilton Airport. Students and employees will be required to purchase a permit online. You will then be sent a physical permit that must be displayed in your vehicle. The physical permit only needs to be displayed while parking at the Centre for Aviation Technology.

Parking at the IAHS Campus at McMaster University.

Parking at the IAHS is managed by McMaster University. For information about parking at the McMaster University campus visit McMaster Parking.

If you have any questions regarding parking, please contact Parking Services by email @ parking [at] mohawkcollege.ca.

Parking information for IAHS employees

Monthly parking at the IAHS campus at McMaster will remain at no charge until August 31st 2021. Monthly parking fees will restart on Sept 1 2021. Sales for fall monthly permits will begin July 15 2021.

Flexible parking pass options to accommodate new or increasing levels of in-person activities on campus will be available this fall including a part time permit.

Part Time Permit

On a temporary basis (from September 2021 to December 2021), a part time permit option will be offered.

It is suitable for those working hybrid schedules of some remote and some on site shifts.

  • It will be valid for 10 visits in a calendar month.
  • Each sequence of in/out on campus will be deducted as one visit from your transponder i.e. if you leave mid-day to go out for lunch you would have 2 visits deducted that day.
  • There will be no refunds available for unused visits.

For parking rates refer to the McMaster Parking website.

Inter-zone Hours

Changes to inter-zone hours will be made on Sept 1 2021. For the fall term, staff and faculty with a monthly permit will have the following access:

  • 24/7 access to Underground Stadium and Lot H. Ward Ave Permits will also have 24/7 access to Lots NP.
  • Access after 12:30 pm to Lots B, C, D, G and Q.
  • No access to all other lots.

Shuttle Bus - West Campus (applicable to Lots N/P and Ward permit holders)

Shuttle bus hours in the fall will be 6:30 am to 7:00 pm Monday to Friday

What IAHS employees need to do:

Please email parking [at] mcmaster.ca by August 7 2021 to let us know whether you intend to resume parking for Fall 2021. We can also be reached by phone at 905 525 9140 extension 24232 for assistance.

Transit

HSR Bus Pass

The student HSR U-Pass fee is being reinstated for the Fall 2021 semester.

Until the fee is reinstated, if you require access to local transit, you can load funds onto your PRESTO card for individual rides or monthly passes. This can be done online at prestocard.ca or at any of the PRESTO Customer Service locations within Hamilton.

Use the HSRNow trip planner to plan your route to campus.

See COVID-19 related service and safety updates from HSR.

See COVID-19 related FAQs for Transit Customers from HSR.

GO Transit

Use the GO Transit trip planner to plan your route into Hamilton.

See COVID-19 related safety updates from GO Transit.

Cycling and Walking

Secure Bike Parking Facility

The secure bike parking facility is open for the fall semester and a sanitizing station has been provided. Unenclosed bike racks are also available - please follow all public health guidelines when locking and removing bikes from the racks.

The Secure Bike Parking Facility is found on Fennell campus, between the P3 Short-Term Parking Lot and the B-Wing. To activate your free bike parking membership, register via the digital form: Secure Bike Parking Request Form.

There are 2 self-service bike repair stations at Fennell Campus that will help ensure your cycling commute to Mohawk is a safe one.

Bike Loan Program

The bike loan program through the Mohawk Library is currently suspended due to COVID-19. Hamilton Bike Share offers a network of bikes for loan that are available throughout central and west Hamilton. For a fee, Hamilton Bike Share bikes can be picked up and dropped off to any of the designated locations around the city. New Hope Community Bikes offers refurbished bikes for sale.

Community Resources

Visit the City of Hamilton cycling page for route maps and other information.

The Keddy Access Trail is a 2.7-kilometer lane that spans between Hunter Street and West 5th that is accessible and safe for pedestrians and cyclists.

The Mountain Climber Program allows cyclists to take the HSR bus up or down the escarpment for free at certain locations.

There are 5 sets of escarpment stairs in the City of Hamilton that allow pedestrians and cyclists a safe and effective way to climb the escarpment.

Electric Vehicle Charging

Mohawk has 16 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at the Fennell and Stoney Creek campuses. Charging is free for parking permit holders. Electric vehicle charging stations remain available for use. Charging is allowed up to 4 hours daily per vehicle. Please follow all public health guidelines when using the stations.

Zipcar

Due to COVID-19, Zipcar is not currently offering its car-sharing vehicles at Fennell Campus. Zipcar is still available in other areas of the city for use by the Mohawk College community. Learn more and sign up.

 

Health Protocols

Requirements for face masks

The use of masks is supported and encouraged.

Mohawk College supports and encourages the use of masks as an added layer of protection against the COVID-19 virus. The use of masks is not mandatory at this time but may be reinstated on short notice if conditions change.

Please be kind to others and show respect for the choices people make around masking.

Disposable masks will be available for anyone who wants one at the Security offices at each campus.

For more information on the dos and don'ts of mask wearing, please view this poster from the Government of Ontario.

Attention students and employees at the IAHS campus.

All students and employees at Mohawk College’s Institute for Applied Health Sciences (IAHS) campus are reminded that they are required to follow McMaster protocols while attending that campus. Please visit the McMaster University website for up-to-date information.

Masks required in designated locations on campus.

Until further notice, anyone visiting the following health services locations on campus will be required to wear a college-supplied mask while accessing the services provided at these locations.

  • Health and Wellness Centre – C109, Fennell Campus
  • Massage Therapy Clinic at the David Braley Athletic and Recreation Centre
  • Health Services Testing Clinic – B114

Public Health authorities recently updated mask requirements for Ontario. The spaces listed above are considered health care services and are required to comply with the direction from Public Health. Each location will have masks available for those who do not bring their own. In addition to the health care service locations, masks are also required in the following settings or situations:

  • For individuals who had COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms, masks must be worn in public places from day 6 to day 10, if the isolation period is 5 days.
  • For individuals who are close contacts, masks must be worn in public places for 10 days after exposure.
  • In addition to health services providers, masks must also be worn on public transit, hospitals, Long-Term Care homes, retirement homes, shelters and clinics.

Thank you for your cooperation.

What to do if you develop symptoms while on campus

If you are a student and begin to feel ill, please notify your faculty member.

If you are an employee, please notify your supervisor.

Go home and contact your healthcare provider and follow their directions.

What to do if you test positive for COVID-19 test or have symptoms consistent with the virus

*Important Information for Students (International and Canadian) Arriving from Outside Canada
All international students travelling to Mohawk College from outside of Canada are required to self-isolate for a period of 14-days. Also, any other students returning to Canada within 14-days of the start date of their program must also complete a 14-day self-isolation period. These rules apply after any subsequent international travel for as long as the self-isolation requirement remains a directive of the Government of Canada.

Where Mohawk College becomes aware of any compliance issues within the 14-day mandatory self-isolation period; and/or any cases of COVID-19 infection during the 14-day mandatory quarantine period, we will coordinate with Public Health Authorities and other local authorities where necessary.

Self-disclosure of confirmed/suspected COVID-19 illness for employees and students

Consistent with the Health Risk to College Procedure, Mohawk College is asking that students and employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have had symptoms that are consistent with COVID-19 complete this online COVID-19 Self Disclosure Form so that we can help reduce the spread of the virus. Mohawk College will not mandate this request.

Once you have submitted the form, one of our team members from Student Wellness or Human Resources will follow up with you directly. You can expect questions about how long you have had symptoms, which part of the campus was visited and who you were in contact with during the time of feeling ill, in addition to 14 days prior.

Sharing this information will help us to set plans to help reduce the risk of infection for you and others. No personal information or names will be shared with others. Mohawk College will work with local Public Health to determine next steps including possibly notifying everyone that has been in contact with “an individual” while at Mohawk College so that others can decide if they should self-monitor or seek medical attention.

If you have any questions, or want to learn more about COVID-19 in Ontario, here are some Important Public Health links for you:

PCR tests available to students and employees

Mohawk College’s Health Services team is offering COVID-19 PCR testing for students and employees.

What is a PCR test?

Molecular Polymerase Chain Reaction (or PCR) testing, is a type of test that is used to diagnose COVID-19. A PCR test is not the same as the Rapid Antigen Tests required by anyone who has received an exemption from the college, or those who are not fully vaccinated.

For more information on PCR tests visit: Information on PCR Testing

Who is eligible for PCR testing?

PCR testing will be available by appointment only for Mohawk students and employees (including contractors, the Mohawk Students’ Association, Paragon, Chartwells, etc).

In order to qualify for PCR testing, you must first complete the Ontario COVID-19 self-assessment. If the assessment recommends that you be tested for COVID-19, you can either download a PDF copy of the assessment result or take a screenshot of the result and email it to Healthservices [at] mohawkcollege.ca to request an appointment time.

PCR tests are covered by the province and are only available to those who have been deemed by their Public Health unit to be a close contact of an active COVID-19 case, or those who are experiencing symptoms of the virus.

PCR tests will also be available to anyone who tests positive at a Mohawk College Antigen Screening Clinic. The PCR test will be used to confirm the results of the rapid antigen test.

PCR Test Clinic Hours of Operation.

Tests are available by appointment only, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. -4 p.m. Testing location will be provided at the time of appointment.

PCR tests will not be done at the Health and Wellness Centre located in C109 at the Fennell campus. PCR tests will also not be available at the Rapid Antigen Testing locations on campus.

Timing to get results.

Test results will be accessible online, and follow up from any positive test result will be through the Public Health unit where you reside.

In order to maintain a healthy campus community, if you become symptomatic on campus or you have been notified that you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, you are asked to leave the building immediately and to begin self-isolating as soon as possible. You can then contact Health Services by email to book a PCR test. Health Services will arrange to have a nurse meet you at a safe location on campus.

 

Campus Services

All in-person Student Service locations are closed but services are fully available online.

Mohawk Student Association (MSA)

For MSA hours of operation and services visit the Mohawk Students' Association (MSA) website.

Food services

For Food Service availability please visit the Food Services page.

IAHS (Institute for Applied Health Sciences) campus at McMaster University

For food options at McMaster University, please visit McMaster University's Hospitality Services page.

Locker Rentals

Lockers at the Fennell & Stoney Creek campus are available for rent for those students with labs and in person classes starting Tuesday, September 8, at 9:00 am.
Locker Rental instructions

Residence

The Mohawk Residence at the Fennell campus is offering accommodations to enrolled for the 2020-2021 academic year. For more information, and to request accommodations, please visit the Mohawk Residence webpage.