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September
2011
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08:04 PM
America/New_York

Message to all Mohawk College Students: What you need to know during the strike

Ontario's 8,000 college Support Staff workers are on strike as of midnight September 1. The strike affects about 370 full-time Support Staff at Mohawk College.


Here’s what you need to know:


Mohawk is open for business.



  • All of Mohawk College’s campuses will remain open during the strike and faculty will continue to teach students in all programs, including Continuing Education.

  • Orientation Day will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Check the Welcome Guide.

  • Classes will start on Wednesday, Sept. 7.


Key services are available.



  • Students can still register for classes.

  • Please make use of the college’s online tools for tasks such as registration.  This will help prevent long delays.

  • Students can pick up their OSAP loans Monday to Friday, 9 – 4 from room G08 in the MSA Student Centre.  Satellite campus loans will also be distributed from this location only.

  • The Square at the Fennell Campus will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for evening programs.

  • All three campus bookstores are open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday, and will closed Saturday and Sunday, and Labour Day.

  • All campuses and service areas will have hours of operation and lists of available services posted for students to review.

  • Detailed hours and service information will also be posted to Mohawk Matters, Mocomotion and Facebook.


Some services will not be available.



  • Wireless access will not be available at the Fennell, STARRT, Brantford Elgin and Brantford Laurier Campuses. Wireless will still be available at the IAHS Campus.

  • Wired connections will still be available at all campuses.


Here’s how we’ll keep you up to date.



  • Students and staff can stay up-to-date on the latest news and information from the college by checking Mohawk Matters, the college's main Facebook  page, Twitter and Mocomotion.

  • New information will be posted as soon as it is available.

  • Students can also call the campus emergency closures hotline at 905-575-2444 for an up-to-date message on the status of the college’s campuses.

  • A Hotline has been set up to answer program and service-related questions. Students can call 905-575-2000. Calls will be answered from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.

  • For strike complaints call the HR Hotline at 905-575-2354.Calls will be answered 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.


Thank you for your patience and understanding. Normal hours of operation and services will resume once the strike has ended.