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

Friday, January 5, 2024

Get the details about your program and meet some of your instructors.

College Welcome

Friday, January 5, 2024

Attend a session to hear welcome remarks from college staff and participate in activities.

Check out when sessions are running, and the full Day One schedule.

Doors Open Mohawk College

Friday, January 5, 2024

Explore all that campus has to offer by visiting service areas, locating your classrooms, and participating in activities.


Begin Well, Do Well, EYES-on-PSE

Open October 25 - January 12

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

Welcome Back Celebration

Monday, January 8, - Thursday, January 11, 2024

Start your semester right with fun & games.

International Students Welcome

More details coming soon

Learn about the services and resources available to you as an international student. Read more about International Students welcome events.

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