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.

2016 Unique Opportunities:

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ACCELERATED FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE (FYE) SEMINAR:

August 2-4 or August 9-11

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 23 • 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 25 • 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:

August 30 • 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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ADULT STUDENT ORIENTATION

August 30 • 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 adult students (students that have been out of the classroom for a period of time) . This program will give you the opportunity to meet other adult 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 EXPERIENCES

Community Service Experience - The Wish Project, Lowell, MA
August 30 • 10:00am-2:00pm

Transportation provided from both campuses and lunch will be served.  Space is limited - Register Early.  Deadline to register is August 24, 2016 - RSVP studentengagement@middlesex.mass.edu.

Adventure Experience - Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park, Portland, CT
August 30 • 7:30am-6:00pm

Space is limited - Register Early.  Deadline to register is August 24, 2016 - RSVP studentengagement@middlesex.mass.edu.  Students must sign a waiver to participate.  If under 18, a parent or guardian must sign prior to boarding bus.
 

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INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION:

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

This open house & orientation is especially designed for International students! Representatives from MCC and the community will introduce resources available to support International students and to ease their transition to college by helping them to explore the steps needed to be successful 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.

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DEANS & DONUTS

September 13 • 10:00am-11:00am, Lowell Cowan Center, Lobby

September 14 • 10:00am-11:00am, Bedford Campus Center,
Main Street

MCC Deans are anxious to meet our students.  Stop by and ask a question, introduce yourself and have a Free cup of coffee and a donut.    

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PARENT & FAMILY NIGHT

September 13 • 5pm-8pm, Lowell Cowan Center, Lower Cafe

September 14 • 5pm-8pm, Bedford Campus Center, Café East

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.

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WELCOME GATHERING FOR ADULT STUDENTS
 

September 21 • noon-1pm, Lowell Cowan Center, Lower Cafe

September 22 • noon-1pm, Bedford Campus Center, 217

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: 7/28/16