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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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.
For returning students
This self-paced, choose-your-own-adventure course offers confidence building tools and strategies for success to help you thrive this semester.
Earn While You Learn
As you complete Future Ready Orientation or Re-Orientation, you will have the opportunity to earn badges and receive credit on your Co-Curricular Record! For each badge you register, you will be entered into a draw to win multiple prizes.
The Student Life team will draw 10 winners every week for the first four weeks of classes. Prizes include Campus Store gift cards ranging from $50 to $500. Check out the course for more details on how to win!
The time commitment for this course will vary per student and per topic, but generally, each badge will take 10 to 20 minutes to complete.
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.
LIVE! Orientation Events & Programs
The following events and programs are offered in real-time in a virtual space to further support new students’ transition to the Fall semester at Mohawk College.
Use the links below to learn more and register.
Program and Career Launch
At Mohawk, your Academic Orientation is called Program & Career Launch. This is your opportunity to meet faculty virtually and learn more about your program and the career path ahead of you.
Most Winter 2022 launches will take place on Tuesday, January 4th, 2022. Specific details about your program's orientation details can be found in the Future Ready Orientation course.
Get Set for Winter
For new Semester 1 students - Before you start your winter semester as a new Mohawk student, you're invited to attend a virtual Get Set for Winter information session run by our Student Services Team - the same team that will help you succeed once you start college.
Sessions take place in November and December on the Zoom Online Platform.
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
Find out more about our next International Events.
First Year Experience (FYE)
Get connected with an upper-year student from your faculty who can support your transition to college life and introduce you to other new students in your FYE virtual house. Plus, get access to virtual social and transition events in your first semester. Learn more about the program online and register today! Students will get added to the program starting the week of January 3, 2022, and will run throughout the winter semester.
The Future Ready Toolkit is full of helpful information to support your college journey. However, we know there are times when you need more immediate support. The following resources will help you get the support you need.
- Need help using technology such as MyCanvas or Microsoft Office? Contact the Academic Technology Services
- Having technical issues logging in or accessing your accounts? Contact Student Technical Support
Online virtual support through Live Chat
- Library resources
- Understanding APA
- Searching databases
- Finding ebooks
- Curbside pick- Reserve your books to pick-up using safety protocols
- Access to the on-campus Library through bookable seats for both computers and study use
- An open course in MyCanvas: research and Library resources, check for plagiarism & citing with Turnitin.
Academic Program Support
- Connect with your Program area using the program search
- Connect with your Student Success Advisor
- Connect with a peer tutor Learning Support Center | Mohawk College
Mental Health and Wellness
Contact: counselling [at] mohawkcollege.ca
Visit: Mohawk College Counselling.
All other questions
Email Ask to get connected to a Mohawk College employee to have your questions answered.