Canton, NY According to governor Andrew Cuomo, a $4 million project to improve Mohawk Hall at SUNY Canton in St. Lawrence County is complete. The project is part of $47 million in Capital Projects being completed on SUNY campuses statewide by DASNY.
“This investment helps put SUNY Canton on the map as a competitive, 21st century school offering top-notch living and community space for students,” governor Cuomo said. “Making these necessary improvements will help New York continue to attract the best and the brightest to the Empire State and support the development of the next generation of leaders.”
The $4 million improvement project included the total rehabilitation of one of the three wings in Mohawk Hall. The project included installation of new electrical and heating systems, renovation of 36 rooms and 12 bathrooms, and new furniture purchased for the wing. As a whole, the upgrades make the wing brighter and more modern.
The project was financed through DASNY’s SUNY Dormitory Facilities Program, which issues low-cost tax-exempt bonds supported by student residence hall fees.
Mohawk Hall also houses the college’s “Pet Wing.” Since 1997, the “Pet Wing” has enabled students to bring a variety of pets with them to live on campus, including cats, ferrets, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, and fish. There are about 140 beds available in the “Pet Wing.” SUNY Canton was twice named to Petside.com’s Top 10 Pet Friendly Colleges list, and Great Value Colleges.net named the college as one of the best in the U.S. for animal lovers.