Spring 2024 Semester New Student Welcome!
Thursday, January 11, 2024
(In case of snow, the event will transition to Zoom)
This required event will give you the tools and information you need to get off to a terrific start in January and help you have a successful semester! Plus – who doesn’t love free food, goodie bags, and prizes?
All students attending MWCC for the first time in the Spring 2024 semester are required to attend the New Student Welcome. This includes students transferring in from another college or university, students beginning the PN (practical nursing) program, and any returning student who has been away from MWCC for more than two semesters.
Attending the New Student Welcome will ensure that you are fully prepared to begin classes on January 17th by giving you the tools to be successful at MWCC.
We understand that MWCC students have busy lives and often have many obligations outside of school, including children. For this reason, the New Student Welcome is a family-friendly event and you are welcome to bring your children and other family members (significant other, parents, etc.) with you if you desire. MWCC offers a limited Child Watch Service for students which will be available during New Student Welcome. Childwatch space is limited and will be offered on a first-come basis through your event registration.
If you are able, please bring with you whatever technology devices (laptop, tablet, phone) you will be using for your coursework, this will provide you an opportunity to ensure that you are able to connect to the college Wi-Fi and have access to any necessary college programs.
3:00 – 3:30 pm Early Arrival
Arrive early if you need to visit any campus departments, need assistance connecting to the college wi-fi, would like help finding where classes or resources are located or you simply want to connect with the MWCC community.
3:30 – 4:00 pm Check-in and Dinner
Get checked in, grab some food, and connect with fellow students and staff.
Note: Childcare will be provided for those who need it, however, Childwatch space is limited and will be offered on a first-come basis through your event registration.
4:00 – 4:30 pm Welcome to MWCC
Hear from members of the college community as you begin your journey at MWCC.
4:30 – 7:30 pm Workshops
Attend a series of workshops in small groups designed to ensure that you have the tools needed to be a successful student.
Your Path to Success – Advising: In this session, students will receive an overview of college resources, participate in short activities, and begin building a plan to reach their goals.
Introduction to Technology – Tools for Success: This workshop will include a review of a variety of digital tools such as the Learning Management System (LMS) Blackboard, just-in-time resources you can reference when you need them, and how to get technology help when you need it. We will highlight these and offer tips and tricks to help you on your way.
The College Classroom – A Primer: MWCC faculty will talk about how to be a successful college student, including tips and tricks on what your professors are looking for from you!
7:30 – 8 pm Check-out and Pick Up Student ID’s and Gift Bags (and children!) can be picked up prior to departure.
Be sure to request your student ID before January 8th to ensure that it will be ready for pick up at the New Student Welcome. Click here for Student ID request instructions.
If you have a disability and may require accommodations to participate fully in the program, please contact Student Services at 978-630-9855 to discuss your specific needs. In some cases, a two-week notice may be necessary, so please call as soon as you can.