Beginning November 30, 2021, Mohawk College will be limiting access to email user accounts to active students and employees only as part of the college’s new IT User Account Lifecycle Policy. This means that former students and employees, including alumni and retirees, will no longer have access to their Mohawk College email account and MyMohawk after November 30, 2021.
Current Mohawk College students will retain access to their email accounts and MyMohawk for one year after the date of their last class. If a student re-enrols at a later date their original email account will be restored with an empty mailbox and again remain accessible until one year after the date of their last class.
Employees will retain access to their email accounts for as long as they remain employees of the college. Faculty accounts will retain e-mail only access for 1 year after their last day of work, while Support and Admin staff access will end on the last day of work.
Why is Mohawk College doing this?
Providing email access to active students and employees only is necessary to ensure we can continue to provide a high quality of service while maintaining the integrity of the college’s IT systems.
- Fewer email accounts helps lower the cost for acquiring cloud-based services that are based on the total number of accounts, ensuring Mohawk can continue to provide students with access to the best IT tools and technology available.
- Email accounts can be easy targets for cyber criminals. Reducing the number of email accounts helps to reduce the risk to the college’s IT systems.
- Mohawk is not in the business of providing email accounts. Most colleges and universities, and most employers, do not provide email access to students or employees once they have left the institution.
For student mailboxes, see the Student Email support page for information on exporting contacts and calendar information from Office 365. For staff, see below.
Note: Students with T2202 Tax forms stored on MyMohawk must download these files before their accounts expire on November 30, 2021. All other students still enrolled should prepare to download their T2202 tax forms as soon as they become available the last day of February each year.