Unique Opportunities for Students



Learn about special resources and offerings and connect with other students. If you identify with one or more of these populations contact us for more information.

2015 Unique Opportunities:

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ACCELERATED FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE (FYE) SEMINAR:

August 4-6 or August 11-13

The Accelerated First-Year Experience (AFYE) is a one-credit seminar for new students offered in the summer, helping new students make a successful transition to college before the fall semester begins. This course meets three consecutive days for a total of 15 hours. During this time, students learn essential student success skills, behaviors and habits of mind that they are then able to apply to increase their success with other courses. With an emphasis on self-assessment and reflection, students are introduced to MCC’s Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs) and engage with MCC’s academic, student support and co-curricular services to develop and strengthen those skills and abilities. This course supports the student development of Written and Oral Communication, Critical Thinking and Personal and Professional Development.

Contact Faithe MacElliott at MACELLIOTTF@middlesex.mass.edu or (978) 656-3349 for more details.

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AVANCE LATINO ORIENTATION:

August 25 • 9:00am-2:00pm, Lowell Cowan Center, Multicultural Center

Avance Latino is a specially designed program to support Latino students and to ease their transition to college by helping them to explore the steps needed to be successful students. Avance Latino gives students the opportunity to meet and build connections with faculty and International and Multicultural staff members and provides students with a sense of community where they can celebrate their heritage and have their voices heard.  This program is open to all students that are new to the college.

For more information contact: Marie Sims at simsm@middlesex.mass.edu or 978-656-3258

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ASIAN/AFRICAN-AMERICAN ORIENTATION:

August 27 • 9:00am-2:00pm, Lowell Cowan Center, Multicultural Center

This orientation provides opportunities for Asian/African-American students to learn how to maximize available resources which will help them adjust to college life and become more successful college students. Asian/African-American students have a chance to build a community and to be connected with other students as well as faculty and International and Multicultural staff members.  This program is open to all students who are new to the college.

For more information contact: Marie Sims at simsm@middlesex.mass.edu or 978-656-3258.

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VETERANS ORIENTATION:

September 1 • 9:00am-2:00pm, Lowell Cowan Center, Multicultural Center

This program will give you the opportunity to meet other veterans, as well as faculty and staff and help you transition into college life.  At this orientation, you will learn about the great resources that MCC has to offer and tour the Lowell campus.  This is your first step in becoming a successful student and enhancing your experience at Middlesex Community College.

For more information contact: Marie Sims at simsm@middlesex.mass.edu or 978-656-3258.

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PRE-ORIENTATION EXPERIENCE - SEASONS OF SERVICE:

September 2 • 11:00am-2:30pm, Merrimack Valley Food Bank, 735 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA

New students are invited to register for an opportunity to meet other new students while giving back to the community. 

Transportation and Lunch will be provided. New student volunteers will be working at The Merrimack Valley Food Bank. Bedford students will depart from Parking Lot D at 11:00am and return to Bedford around 3:00pm.  Lowell students will meet in front of the Cowan Center at 11:30am to catch the shuttle.  This program is limited to 15 students. 

Volunteers must register before Friday, August 28 with Sheri Denk at DENKS@middlesex.mass.edu.

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ADULTS/INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION:

September 3 • 9:00am-2:00pm, Lowell Cowan Center, Multicultural Center

Save the date for this open house & orientation! Representatives from MCC and the community will introduce resources available to new and returning students. This program will give you the opportunity to meet other students, as well as faculty and staff.  At this orientation, you will learn about the great resources that the college has to offer and tour the Lowell campus.

For more information contact Marie Sims at simsm@middlesex.mass.edu or 978-656-3258.

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PRE-ORIENTATION EXPERIENCE:  WHITEWATER RAFTING

September 5 • 7:00am-4:00pm, Deerfield River Rafting - Monroe Bridge Section, Deerfield, MA

Get a start on making friends and having a great time!  MCC students will be accompanied by staff and led by experienced guides through class 3-4 rapids!  Snacks and a BBQ lunch are provided.  The bus will depart from Parking Lot D on the Bedford Campus at 7:00am.  Don't be late as the bus WILL leave without you!  A $20 deposit is required (refunded after the trip).

Deadline to register is Monday, August 24.  Register at studentengagement@middlesex.mass.edu.

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NEW STUDENT PARENT & FAMILY NIGHT

September 15 • 5:30am-8:00pm, Lowell Campus Cowan Center, Café
September 16 • 5:30am-8:00pm, Bedford Campus Center, Café

You are invited to learn more about MCC programs and services, and meet staff members.  Representatives from various departments will also share information and answer your questions.  Parents and family members are important partners in student success.  Join us for an interactive and informative evening.  Light refreshments will be served.

Register by Friday, September 11 to studentengagement@middlesex.mass.edu
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WELCOME GATHERING FOR ADULT STUDENTS


September 22 • 12:30pm-1:30pm, Bedford: Campus Center, Room 217 - rsvp by September 18
September 23 • 12:30pm-1:30pm, Lowell: Cowan Center Building, Room 302 - rsvp by September 18

Coming back to school for the first time (or in a long time)?  You are not alone! Meet other returning adult students and learn strategies for getting off to a great start this academic year.  Refreshments will be served.  RSVP if you plan to attend. 

RSVPyeom@middlesex.mass.edu  or 978-656-3257

Last Modified: 8/7/15