Tools and resources for new and current students to prepare for learning and life at Mohawk.


At Mohawk we know that a good start leads to a strong finish, so we’ve developed a series of virtual orientation and re-orientation experiences for new and returning students to set you up for success wherever you are learning this semester.

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On-Campus Orientation Events

Academic Orientation

Monday, May 6, 2024

Academic orientation will take place in your first class the week of May 6–10.


Begin Well, Do Well

Tuesday, August 27, 2024 (stay tuned for registration details)

EYES-on-PSE (Open)

An online transition course for students with accessibility needs. Self-register for the Eyes on PSE My Canvas course now.

Orientation Week Activities

Monday, May 6, 2024 – Friday, May 10, 2024

Start your semester right with fun & games.

International Students Welcome

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Learn about the services and resources available to you as an international student.

11:30am – 1:30pm | Fennell Campus | Starbucks Indoor Patio (H-Wing)

Virtual Orientation Supports

Future Ready Orientation

For new students

All new students will be automatically enrolled in Mohawk’s Future Ready Orientation course on MyCanvas, Mohawk’s learning management system.

Designed to be completed at your own pace, this course will help student prepare for the semester ahead.

Visit the Future Ready Orientation course

Virtual and In-Person Orientation Supports

First Year Experience (FYE) Program

Join the FYE program to get connected with other first year students in your faculty area, receive weekly announcements, participate in weekly challenges, win cool prizes and connect with an upper-semester Mohawk student!

The FYE Program is tailored to ensure that your first semester at Mohawk College is both enjoyable and enriching. We can't wait for you to form meaningful connections and friendships with peers who are embarking on the same journey as you. As a member of the FYE Program, you'll gain exclusive access to a range of workshops and events that are specially curated for first-semester students. These events are designed to help you excel academically, build essential life skills, and make the most out of your college experience.

Learn more about the FYE program on our webpage.

Virtual Orientation Supports

Virtual Learning Basket

Weaving together our knowledge and gifts

First Nation, Metis and Inuit (FNMI) students in all years of study are encouraged to enrol in Mohawk’s Virtual Learning Basket series on MyCanvas, Mohawk’s learning management system.

Created in collaboration with peers, alumni, Elders, Knowledge Keepers and educators, this resource will help FNMI students prepare to address physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and relational needs this semester and beyond.

Register for the Virtual Learning Basket

International Students

The Language & Culture Centre in partnership with International Student Services hosts many international student workshops, social and cultural events to support your transition to Mohawk College.

Here are a few specially designed for new students:

  • How to Succeed at Mohawk
  • Welcome to Hamilton
  • International Student Welcome

International Events