06
July
2011
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08:01 PM
America/New_York

Mohawk College officially opens new centre for student services tomorrow morning at the Fennell Campus

Renewal of Mohawk’s largest campus continues with completion of major renovations that will make it easier for students to get the help they need to graduate to success.


The Square, Mohawk’s new centre for student services at the Fennell Campus, officially opens at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 7. A team of 120 staff will provide a comprehensive range of services and supports, including financial aid, registration, recruitment, admissions, counseling, New Canadian and International advising, campus employment and accessible learning services.  The Square will serve 7,000 full-time students at the Fennell Campus, Mohawk’s 42,000 continuing education registrants and support student services offered at the college’s other four campuses in Hamilton and Brantford.


The Square consolidates services that were previously offered at 17 locations across the Fennell Campus.  Renovations to transform the former library into the new home for one-stop student services began earlier this year and the $1.35 million project was completed on time, on budget and accident free.


The 17,000 square foot student services centre is part of the largest campus renewal project in Mohawk’s history and follows the official opening of the Mohawk Learning Exchange and the Harold Cummings Library and Collaboratory in January.  In addition to renovating classrooms, hallways and the cafeteria, more common areas have been created for students to collaborate before, between and after classes.


With the goal of further enhancing the quality of facilities and services, the ongoing Fennell Campus renewal project is earning high marks from students. Based on results from the Ontario government’s latest Key Performance Indicator survey, Mohawk ranks first among all colleges in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area for quality of learning, programs, facilities and services and finished first for overall student and graduate satisfaction.