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NECC Student Life Traditions

The Office of Student Life plans and implements many traditions annually for our students to build a sense of NECC Knight pride. Check out the sections below to learn more about our campus traditions.

Weeks of Welcome (WOW)

Weeks of Welcome (WOW)

Weeks Of Welcome (WOW) is a series of programming during the beginning weeks of the semester with campus-wide participation. Staff, faculty, and student organizations offer events and activities to introduce students to the resources available to help them succeed at NECC. Participating in the WOW events and activities allows students to meet new people, get prepared for the semester, and have some fun!

SAVE THE DATES

The Weeks of Welcome team is excited to announce Spring 2022 Weeks of Welcome will be Monday, 1/24 to Wednesday 2/2. Save the dates!

HOST AN EVENT

We are developing our upcoming WOW event calendar with programming that may include virtual guided activities, games, workshops, guest speakers, Q&A sessions, meet & greets, etc. The more interactive the better!

If you have a remote event you would like us to include in the Weeks of Welcome calendar to promote to students, please submit your event on the Spring 2022 Weeks of Welcome (WOW) Event Signup Form

ATTEND WOW EVENTS

To participate in our WOW events visit our WOW calendar below, click on the event you would like to attend, and fill out the sign-up form via the link in the calendar post. The day before the event you will receive an email in your email account with the Zoom access link and passcode and/or location information to attend the event. We will continually be adding events to our sign-up form so make sure to check back as WOW gets closer to sign up for more events! 

WOW RESOURCES

Check out recorded WOW events on the Student Life Blackboard Community.

  1. CLICK HERE to access the Student Life Blackboard Community
  2. Click on Student Events on the navigation bar on the left
  3. Click the WOW folder 

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Wednesday Knight Pride

Wednesday Knight Pride

Every Wednesday the students, faculty, and staff aCredit for Prior Learning Opportunities rest the college are welcome to participate in Wednesday Knight Pride (WKP) by wearing your NECC gear or school colors (blue & gold). Student Life typically hosts WKP events for our college community to participate in. Keep an eye out on the college events calendar to learn about what we have planned. When posting pictures of your school pride please use the hashtag #NECCWKP.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Constitution Day

Constitution Day

Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the U.S.or by naturalization, have become citizens. Every year on September 17 we provide programming for our campus community to celebrate constitution day.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Advocacy Day

Advocacy Day

Advocacy day occurs in the month of October, annually. Massachusetts community college students, faculty, staff, and presidents gather at the State House once a year for Community College Student Advocacy

Day to meet with members of the Legislature and urge that they support the state’s community college system in providing a better-funded, more accessible, high-quality education for its students. All NECC students are welcome to attend the MA Community College Advocacy Day with the Office of Student Life.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

U-Knighted Fair

U-Knighted Fair

The Office of Student Life hosts the U-Knighted Fair every fall semester within the first two months of classes. Our office hosts the Re-UKnighted Fair during the spring semester within the first two months of classes, as well. Staff, faculty, and student organizations are invited to host a table at the fair to advertise to our campus community about what they offer. Typically the Office of Student Life will provide free food and activities for students to engage in at the fair.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

 Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

Each year, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) from September 15 to October 15 in a variety of ways at NECC. 

The Office of Student Life along with many other areas of the college hosts events and activities for our campus community to engage in during the Month. We use this time to show our pride in being a Hispanic Serving Institution. 

Our HHM hashtag is @NECCCelebra

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Community College Student Leadership Association (CCSLA) Conference And Events

Community College Student Leadership Association (CCSLA) Conference And Events

Every year the Massachusetts Community College Student Leadership Association invites students from the 15 MA community colleges to attend their annual student leadership conference. Conference attendees have the opportunity to attend sessions to strengthen their leadership skills. This is an overnight conference and the students selected to attend must get permission from their professors to miss classes. The Office of Student Life selects the students that will attend and pays for their conference fees, hotel room, food, and travel. 

Each semester the 15 community colleges in Massachusetts plan events for students who attend a community college in MA can attend. These events are a great way to get to know students statewide. Events that were held in the past include monthly trivia, leadership speakers, Zuzu African Acrobats, Hip- Hop And Mental Health, Kevin D. Richardson-When They See Us: The Story of the Central Park Five, and The Year-End Virtual Festival. 

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Courageous Conversations

Courageous Conversations

Courageous Conversations at NECC are dialogues in which participants commit to engaging each other with honesty, open-mindedness, and vulnerability; to listen deeply to better understand each other’s perspective, and to sustain the conversation when it gets uncomfortable or diverted. The topics of the Courageous Conversations vary. Ground rules are set prior to each conversation and all participants are asked to agree to the ground rules to show responsibility to each other and to the conversation.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (March 5) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equity. International Women’s Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific. 

Student Life at NECC partners with other areas of the college to provide an IWD celebration annually. 

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Spring Jam

Spring Jam

Spring Jam is an event hosted by The Office of Student Life during the spring semester, typically in the month of April to celebrate being a NECC Knight. Student Life provides food, drinks, activities, and more for our campus community to come together and celebrate our year’s accomplishments. Student Life partners with the Admissions Staff and opens our Spring Jam event to the high school students who attend the admissions College For A Day event which occurs on the same days as Spring Jam. This is a great way to show potential NECC students what campus life is like at Northern Essex Community College.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Student Life Activities

In addition to our annual campus traditions, The Office of Student Life provides events and programs for students to engage in to enhance the student experience outside the classroom. Check out our full list of activities below or view the current month here.

All Student Life Activities

All Student Life Activities

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Tue 26

Table Top Games Club Meeting

October 26.2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Haverhill 
100 Elliott Street Haverhill

Take A Break, Meet Some New Friends, and Have Some Fun! 

Tue 26

Understanding Gender Identity 101

October 26.3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 

NECC Has Been Invited To This Event Hosted By MWCC

Wed 27

Table Top Games Club Meeting

October 27.12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Lawrence 
45 Franklin Street Lawrence

Take A Break, Meet Some New Friends, and Have Some Fun!

Wed 27

Students For A Democratic Society (SDS) & Amnesty International Club Combined Meeting

October 27.12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
 

Join Two Clubs, Attend One Meeting! 

Wed 27

Community Outreach Group (COG) Meeting

October 27.12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Haverhill 
100 Elliott Street Haverhill

Attend our meetings when you can and become a member!

Wed 27

Phi Theta Kappa Meeting

October 27.3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Haverhill 
100 Elliot Street Haverhill

All Students Are Welcome To Attend! 

Wed 27

NECC’s Halloween Collaborative Event

October 27.5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Haverhill 
100 Elliott Street Haverhill

Come To Campus And Participate In Our Festivities! 

Wed 27

Art Club Meeting

October 27.7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
 

Join The NECC Art Club!

Thu 28

Anime Club Meeting

October 28.2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
 

Join Anime Club! 

Nov 01

American Sign Language Club Meeting

November 1.12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
 

Attend the ASL Club Meeting on Zoom

Nov 01

Gender and Sexuality Alliance Meeting

November 1.4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Haverhill 
100 Elliott Street Haverhill

All students are welcome to attend the weekly GSA meetings.

Nov 02

Table Top Games Club Meeting

November 2.2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Haverhill 
100 Elliott Street Haverhill

Take A Break, Meet Some New Friends, and Have Some Fun! 

Nov 03

Table Top Games Club Meeting

November 3.12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Lawrence 
45 Franklin Street Lawrence

Take A Break, Meet Some New Friends, and Have Some Fun!

Nov 03

Students For A Democratic Society (SDS) & Amnesty International Club Combined Meeting

November 3.12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
 

Join Two Clubs, Attend One Meeting! 

Nov 03

Environmental Club Meeting

November 3.2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Haverhill 
100 Elliott Street Haverhill

Attend The Environmental Club Meeting!

Nov 03

Environmental Club Plugs Pond Cleanup

November 3.2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Haverhill 
Haverhill

Volunteer With Environmental Club! 

Nov 03

Art Club Meeting

November 3.7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
 

Join The NECC Art Club!

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