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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!

The Weeks of Welcome team is excited to announce Fall 2021 Virtual Weeks of Welcome will be Monday, 9/13 to Friday, 9/24. Save the dates!

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Save the date for Fall 2021 Weeks of Welcome (WOW)

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 Fall 2021 Weeks of Welcome (WOW) Event Signup Form

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 NECC email account with the Zoom access link and passcode 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! 

Sep 13

Fall 2021 Virtual Weeks Of Welcome

All Day Event  

Save the dates: Fall 2021 Virtual Weeks of Welcome will be Mon. 9/13 to Fri. 9/24.

Sep 13

The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) Info Session

September 13.4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 

Learn More About The NSLS,

Sep 15

Student Center Mural Unveiling

September 15.3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Haverhill 
100 Elliott Street Haverhill

Kick-Off Hispanic Heritage Month at the Behrakis Student Center!

Sep 16

Learn About Handshake NECC’s Online Job Board Tool

September 16.1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
 

Learn About Handshake And Win A Raffle! 

Sep 16

Student Government Association Meeting

September 16.4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
 

Open to All NECC Students! 

Learn more about Credit for Prior Learning by watching this video and looking at this flyer. View the Credit for Prior Learning webpage for more details on this opportunity. Please contact Donna E. Felisberto, M.Ed.  by sending her an email for more information and questions.

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.

Wed 11

NECC WKP Cup Decorating

August 11.4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 

Students Show Your NECC Pride And Decorate A Tumbler For FREE!

Sep 15

Student Center Mural Unveiling

September 15.3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Haverhill 
100 Elliott Street Haverhill

Kick-Off Hispanic Heritage Month at the Behrakis Student Center!

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

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.

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 Hispanic Heritage Month. We use this time to show our pride of being a Hispanic Serving Institution as well as to educate others on the histories, cultures, and contributions of the American citizen’s whose families came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Sep 15

Student Center Mural Unveiling

September 15.3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Haverhill 
100 Elliott Street Haverhill

Kick-Off Hispanic Heritage Month at the Behrakis Student Center!

Sep 24

Hispanic Heritage Month Trivia BINGO

September 24.2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 

Join in on the fun!

Community College Student Leadership Association (CCSLA) Conference

Community College Student Leadership Association (CCSLA) Conference

During the fall semester 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. 

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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Mon 02

Trivia

August 2.3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
 

Students sign up to play trivia for a chance to win!

Thu 05

Connecting Together

August 5.4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
 

Join other students and CAPS online for a 30-minute break to connect with everyone weekly!

Wed 11

NECC WKP Cup Decorating

August 11.4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 

Students Show Your NECC Pride And Decorate A Tumbler For FREE!

Thu 12

Connecting Together

August 12.4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
 

Join other students and CAPS online for a 30-minute break to connect with everyone weekly!

Thu 19

Connecting Together

August 19.4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
 

Join other students and CAPS online for a 30-minute break to connect with everyone weekly!

Thu 26

Connecting Together

August 26.4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
 

Join other students and CAPS online for a 30-minute break to connect with everyone weekly!

Sep 02

Connecting Together

September 2.4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
 

Join other students and CAPS online for a 30-minute break to connect with everyone weekly!

Sep 13

Fall 2021 Virtual Weeks Of Welcome

All Day Event  

Save the dates: Fall 2021 Virtual Weeks of Welcome will be Mon. 9/13 to Fri. 9/24.

Sep 13

The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) Info Session

September 13.4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 

Learn More About The NSLS,

Sep 15

Student Center Mural Unveiling

September 15.3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Haverhill 
100 Elliott Street Haverhill

Kick-Off Hispanic Heritage Month at the Behrakis Student Center!

Sep 16

Learn About Handshake NECC’s Online Job Board Tool

September 16.1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
 

Learn About Handshake And Win A Raffle! 

Sep 16

Student Government Association Meeting

September 16.4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
 

Open to All NECC Students! 

Sep 21

Switchboard Games Game Show

September 21.3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
 

Enjoy playing your favorite game shows from the comfort of your home!

Sep 24

Hispanic Heritage Month Trivia BINGO

September 24.2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 

Join in on the fun!

Oct 07

Student Government Association Meeting

October 7.4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
 

All NECC Students Are Invited to Attend! 

Oct 19

Switchboard Games Trivia

October 19.3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
 

Join us on Zoom for some Trivia fun!

Oct 21

Student Government Association Meeting With President Lane Glenn

October 21.4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
 

Join The SGA Meeting And Meet NECC's President! 

Nov 04

Student Government Association Meeting

November 4.4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
 

All NECC Students Are Invited to Attend! 

Nov 16

Switchboard Games

November 16.3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
 

Join Us On Zoom For Our Virtual Games Event! 

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