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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 Spring 2021 WOW (Remote Edition 2.0) will be Mon. 1/25 to Wed. 2/10.

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 complete this form by Thursday, January 14, 2021.

Mon 25

Weeks Of Welcome (WOW)

All Day Event  

Join Us For WOW!  Weeks Of Welcome (WOW) is a series of programming during the beginning weeks of the semester with campus-wide participation. WOW is a NECC tradition that you don't want to miss! Staff,MORE

Mon 25

Cengage Textbook Help

January 25.12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
 

Four Students Taking Business, Accounting, and Economics Courses: Find out how to save money on your Cengage textbooks through Cengage Unlimited and how to access your Cengage e-books and course material. Our Cengage representative willMORE

Mon 25

Radiological Technology Club Meeting

January 25.6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
 

Join the Rad Tech Club!  The Radiological Technology Club is intended to aid the student participants in the enhancement of their profession by exploring opportunities for employment and continuing education in the Radiological Sciences. TheyMORE

Mon 25

Zumba With Tallie

January 25.7:00 pm to 7:45 pm
 

Come Dance Zumba With Us!  Join the Office of Student Life for a free 45 minute Zumba dance class hosted by Tallie Abernathy a licensed Zumba instructor and mother of a NECC Knight. Dancers ofMORE

Tue 26

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Meeting

January 26.12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
 

Beta Sigma Lambda Chapter Members Are Invited To Attend!  Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, also ΦΘΚ or sometimes PTK, is the international honor society of two-year colleges and academic programs, particularly state colleges and communityMORE

Weeks of Welcome Resources

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 27

Tutoring Meet & Greet

January 27.12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
 

Get To Know Our NECC Tutoring Staff! Students will get a chance to meet some of the tutoring staff and learn how touring can benefit them. Sign up using this link to receive an emailMORE

Wed 27

Choose Your Own Prize BINGO

January 27.4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 

Join Us To Play BINGO! Take a break with the office of Student Life to play BINGO. Students will need access to the internet and Zoom to play. The winner of each round will getMORE

Wed 27

Art Club Meeting

January 27.7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
 

Join The NECC Art Club!  Art Club provides the opportunity for NECC students to meet regularly to discuss and engage in art-making and art appreciation.  Art Club will explore diverse styles of art-making, collaborate onMORE

Feb 03

Art Club Meeting

February 3.7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
 

Join The NECC Art Club!  Art Club provides the opportunity for NECC students to meet regularly to discuss and engage in art-making and art appreciation.  Art Club will explore diverse styles of art-making, collaborate onMORE

Feb 10

Stuff A Bear

February 10.3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
 

Sign Up To Make A Free Stuff A Bear!  The Office of Student Life is hosting a FREE virtual Stuff A Bear event. Students will need to sign up, choose from the six (6) optionsMORE

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.

Feb 16

Virtual Re-Uknighted Fair

All Day Event  

Attend Our Virtual Re-Uknighted Fair! Click HERE for instructions on how to submit a video.  The virtual Re-UKnighted Fair is sponsored by the Office of Student Life. The purpose of this event is to exploreMORE

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.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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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Thu 21

Anime Club Meeting

January 21.2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
 

Join The Anime Club! Anime club brings students together with a common interest in Anime. Members will be introduced to a plethora of genres within the medium and will leave with a deep appreciation andMORE

Thu 21

Student Government Association (SGA) Meeting

January 21.4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
 

Everyone Is Welcome To Attend!  The Student Government Association (or SGA) is an independent, student-run organization that represents student rights, interests, and concerns; it serves as the voice of NECC students. SGA works to enhanceMORE

Mon 25

Weeks Of Welcome (WOW)

All Day Event  

Join Us For WOW!  Weeks Of Welcome (WOW) is a series of programming during the beginning weeks of the semester with campus-wide participation. WOW is a NECC tradition that you don't want to miss! Staff,MORE

Mon 25

Cengage Textbook Help

January 25.12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
 

Four Students Taking Business, Accounting, and Economics Courses: Find out how to save money on your Cengage textbooks through Cengage Unlimited and how to access your Cengage e-books and course material. Our Cengage representative willMORE

Mon 25

Radiological Technology Club Meeting

January 25.6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
 

Join the Rad Tech Club!  The Radiological Technology Club is intended to aid the student participants in the enhancement of their profession by exploring opportunities for employment and continuing education in the Radiological Sciences. TheyMORE

Mon 25

Zumba With Tallie

January 25.7:00 pm to 7:45 pm
 

Come Dance Zumba With Us!  Join the Office of Student Life for a free 45 minute Zumba dance class hosted by Tallie Abernathy a licensed Zumba instructor and mother of a NECC Knight. Dancers ofMORE

Tue 26

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Meeting

January 26.12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
 

Beta Sigma Lambda Chapter Members Are Invited To Attend!  Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, also ΦΘΚ or sometimes PTK, is the international honor society of two-year colleges and academic programs, particularly state colleges and communityMORE

Tue 26

Learning Accommodations Open House

January 26.2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 

Attend the Learning Accommodations Open House! Staff members from the Learning Accommodation Center/ Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services and MAICEI program will be available to answer any questions you may have about services forMORE

Tue 26

Cengage Textbook Help

January 26.4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 

Four Students Taking Business, Accounting, and Economics Courses: Find out how to save money on your Cengage textbooks through Cengage Unlimited and how to access your Cengage e-books and course material. Our Cengage representative willMORE

Wed 27

Tutoring Meet & Greet

January 27.12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
 

Get To Know Our NECC Tutoring Staff! Students will get a chance to meet some of the tutoring staff and learn how touring can benefit them. Sign up using this link to receive an emailMORE

Wed 27

I’m First! PACE Program – TRIO Student Support Services

January 27.2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 

Join Us For A PACE Info Session!  PACE is a program at NECC designed to support first-generation students to persist, graduate, transfer to four-year colleges AND earn scholarships along the way. Join the session toMORE

Wed 27

Choose Your Own Prize BINGO

January 27.4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 

Join Us To Play BINGO! Take a break with the office of Student Life to play BINGO. Students will need access to the internet and Zoom to play. The winner of each round will getMORE

Wed 27

Art Club Meeting

January 27.7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
 

Join The NECC Art Club!  Art Club provides the opportunity for NECC students to meet regularly to discuss and engage in art-making and art appreciation.  Art Club will explore diverse styles of art-making, collaborate onMORE

Thu 28

Explore Handshake – NECC’S Online Job Board Tool

January 28.11:00 am to 12:00 pm
 

Join Us To Explore Handshake! Learn all about Handshake, the college's online job board, and career platform. See the exciting benefits of activating your account and building your Handshake Profile! Trivia Game included. Sign upMORE

Thu 28

Hangout In The Virtual NECC Student Center & Meet Your Peers

January 28.12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
 

Join Us In The Virtual NECC Student Center & Meet Your Peers! Hangout with the Office of Student Life on 1/28 anytime between 12 PM and 1 PM and meet other students in our VirtualMORE

Thu 28

Anime Club Meeting

January 28.2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
 

Join Our Anime Club!  Anime club brings students together with a common interest in Anime. Members will be introduced to a plethora of genres within the medium and will leave with a deep appreciation andMORE

Thu 28

Business Center: Getting to Know Us

January 28.5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
 

Open To All Business, Accounting, and Hospitality Majors. Meet the Center for Business & Accounting faculty & staff as well as your peers. Learn about all the services provided by the Business Center, including accountingMORE

Fri 29

Pet Cam

January 29.12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
 

Bring Your Pet(s) To Our Pet Cam Event!  Join The Office of Student Life on Zoom with your pet(s) or some pictures of your pet(s).  Participants will be able to meet others around the collegeMORE

Fri 29

Meet Your Friendly Library Staff

January 29.1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
 

Come Meet Your Friendly Library Staff! Meet your friendly library staff! Learn about all the services provided by the library, including research help, technology assistance, database access, and more. We will show you how youMORE

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