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

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

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

College Welcome

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

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

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

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


Begin Well, Do Well

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

A one-day transition program for students with accessibility needs. Read more about Begin Well, Do Well.

Welcome Back Celebration

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Start your semester right with fun & games.

International Students Welcome

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

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

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 Orientation Supports

First Year Experience (FYE) Program

The First Year Experience (FYE) Program at Mohawk College is designed to support you in your transition to college life!

New students can opt in to the program to get sorted into an FYE House, get matched with an FYE Leader, and get access to a variety of weekly workshops and sessions designed to help you succeed as you dive into semester one!

Join FYE

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