New Student Survival Skills

This information below was part of the Survival Skills session at New Student Orientation. 

Download a PDF of the presentation slides.

MCC has 2 beautiful campuses!

Bedford Campus Lowell Campus


Parking is free for MCC Students but differs between campuses.

Student parking in Bedford is available in designated lots. Off-campus overflow parking is available at the nearby VA Hospital parking lot on Springs Road (with free MCC Shuttle Bus service to and from campus).

Student parking in Lowell is available at selected municipal parking garages near campus (with validation).

Transportation Options

Useful MCC Abreviations

Campus Distinction

BC or B – Bedford Campus

LC or L – Lowell Campus


Bedford Buildings

AR = Academic Resources

BH = Bedford House

CC = Campus Center

EC = Enrollment Center

HH = Henderson Hall

NA = North Academic

SA = South Academic

TH = Trustees House

Lowell Buildings

LA = Academic Arts Center

LC = Cowan Center

LD = Derby Building

LF = Federal Building

LH = Howe Building

LP = Pollard Building

LT = Talbot Building

Days of the Week

M= Monday   T= Tuesday    W= Wednesday    R= Thursday

F= Friday       S= Saturday   U= Sunday

Academic Terms

Syllabus - An outline of the course of study. Each course at MCC has one. It contains important class info. including due dates and expectations. 


Academic Map

On-time Registration - Each semester students must register by a certain date in order to enroll in classes for the following semester. For example a deadline of 8/28 for a 9/5 semester start.



Last Modified: 3/26/24