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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 you to meet new people, get prepared for the semester, and have some fun!

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Wednesday Knight Pride

Wednesday Knight Pride

Every Wednesday the students, faculty, and staff at 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 28

Students for a Democratic Society Club Meeting

October 28.12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
 

This SDS Meeting, which will be hosted online is for NECC students.

Wed 28

The Environmental Club Meeting

October 28.1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
 

The Environmental Club Meeting, which will be hosted online is for NECC students.

Nov 04

Community Outreach Group (COG) Meeting

November 4.12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
 

This COG Meeting, which will be hosted online is for NECC students.

Nov 04

Student Life WKP Open Mic Night

November 4.7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
 

This Open Mic Night, which will be hosted online is for NECC students.

Nov 18

Community Outreach Group (COG) Meeting

November 18.12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
 

This COG Meeting, which will be hosted online is for NECC students.

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.

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.

Nov 23

Giving Thanks Courageous Conversation

November 23.11:00 am to 12:00 pm
 

This Courageous Conversation, which will be hosted online is open to NECC students.

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

Mon 26

All College Assembly (ACA) Governance Forum

October 26.12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
 

Students Attend The ACA Forum!  The purpose of the All College Assembly is not to perform administration but to advise on executive and operating policies both before they are adopted and after implementation. The CharterMORE

Mon 26

Award-Winning National Speaker Erika Gilchrist, “Leadership Isn’t A Title, It’s An Action”

October 26.12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
 

This speaker event, which will be hosted online is for MA Community College students.

Mon 26

Week of Tarot Card Reading: 20 Minute Sessions

October 26.1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 

This Tarot Reading event, which is held online with Zoom is open to NECC students only.

Tue 27

Week of Tarot Card Reading: 20 Minute Sessions

October 27.1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 

This Tarot Reading event, which is held online with Zoom is open to NECC students only.

Tue 27

Knights Connect Virtual Happy Hour

October 27.1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
 

This virtual happy hour session which will be hosted online is for NECC students.

Wed 28

NSLS Zoom Open Office Hours for Current Members

October 28.11:00 am to 12:00 pm
 

This NSLS info session, which will be hosted online is for current NSLS members only.

Wed 28

Students for a Democratic Society Club Meeting

October 28.12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
 

This SDS Meeting, which will be hosted online is for NECC students.

Wed 28

Week of Tarot Card Reading: 20 Minute Sessions

October 28.1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 

This Tarot Reading event, which is held online with Zoom is open to NECC students only.

Wed 28

The Environmental Club Meeting

October 28.1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
 

The Environmental Club Meeting, which will be hosted online is for NECC students.

Thu 29

Global Politics Club Meeting

October 29.12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
 

This Global Politics Club Meeting, which will be hosted online is fro NECC students.

Thu 29

Week of Tarot Card Reading: 20 Minute Sessions

October 29.1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 

This Tarot Reading event, which is held online with Zoom is open to NECC students only.

Thu 29

Anime Club Meeting

October 29.2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
 

Anime Club Meetings, which will be hosted online are for NECC students.

Fri 30

Week of Tarot Card Reading: 20 Minute Sessions

October 30.1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 

This Tarot Reading event, which is held online with Zoom is open to NECC students only.

Nov 04

Community Outreach Group (COG) Meeting

November 4.12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
 

This COG Meeting, which will be hosted online is for NECC students.

Nov 04

Student Life WKP Open Mic Night

November 4.7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
 

This Open Mic Night, which will be hosted online is for NECC students.

Nov 05

Global Politics Club Meeting

November 5.12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
 

This Global Politics Club Meeting, which will be hosted online is for NECC students.

Nov 05

Anime Club Meeting

November 5.2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
 

Anime Club Meetings, which will be hosted online are for NECC students.

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