First Year Experience Program

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The First Year Experience (FYE) Program at Mohawk College is designed to support you in your transition to college life! New students can opt into the program to get sorted into an FYE House with other first-semester students in their faculty. FYE Houses are lead by upper-semester FYE Leaders who will welcome you to our community and help connect you to the college as you dive into semester one!

The program runs throughout the fall semester, but you are encouraged to register early.

Sign up for the FYE Program today! Students will be added to the program and sorted into a house starting August 16, 2021.


Program participants will:

  • Gain valuable tips on how to succeed
  • Get to know other students through virtual hangouts and message boards
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions in a low pressure student-to-student environment
  • Get to know an FYE Leader one-on-one with virtual chats

*Important Notice: The FYE Program is being offered this year through Microsoft Teams. As a Mohawk student, you have access to Microsoft 365 which includes Microsoft Teams. For more information on how to access Office 365, visit the Digital Skills Toolkit Teams Guide.


Meet our 2021 FYE Leaders!

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Marita Linde
FYE Leader: Group Facilitator


Marita is a second-year software student at Mohawk College who is very passionate about accessible and inclusive education. She is the vice-president and social media coordinator of WiTT, a group that seeks to create more opportunities for women and gender-diverse people in technology and the trades. She loves to plan events and help other students feel more involved and excited about their Mohawk experience, so she is thrilled to be working as an FYE leader! She loves that Mohawk is so inclusive and accessible and works hard to make success possible for every student.

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Nicole Mulure
FYE Leader: Faculty of Health & Community Services


Nicole is a third-semester Pharmacy Technician student who believes that true growth occurs in a community where everyone has an opportunity to follow their ambition. In her opinion, Mohawk College has provided a great space for students to choose their path of success and she is excited to be an FYE leader so that she can support others to triumph in their own way as she also learns from them. In her spare time, Nicole loves to read, sing and dance. She also enjoys volunteering for and participating in charity events, both in Hamilton and her home country Kenya.


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Juan Garcia
FYE Leader: Faculty of Engineering Technology and Aviation


Juan is a second-semester student at Mohawk College who loves the college's appreciation for diversity and respect. Juan chose to become an FYE leader to get more involved in the virtual college community, and help support a new cohort of students. He believes that the knowledge and skills that we acquire becomes even more valuable when shared with others. When Juan isn't studying or being an FYE Leader, he loves going out for a walk with his dog and sipping a good cup of coffee.

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Julie Gem
FYE Leader: Faculty of Business, Communications, Creative Industries & Liberal Studies


Julie wanted to become an FYE Leader to get more involved in the virtual Mohawk College community. She believes that this program can be very helpful for first-semester students and would love to contribute in any way that she can. She also wants to help students navigate their first year at Mohawk, since she felt like she would have benefited from it in her own first semester.

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Frances Braga
FYE Leader: Faculty of Skilled Trades & Apprenticeship


Frances is an international student at Mohawk College, starting her third semester this fall. She has been taking remote classes since she started her program and knows firsthand how hard it can be to navigate college life in a virtual setting. She would like to be that helping hand for first year students, to help guide them through their first semester. Frances loves how Mohawk cares for all of its students, and how it strives to deliver programming that can offer the best holistic learning experience. She also loves music, wellness, food and nature.