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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!

Sep 04

Start Your Brand New Beginning At NECC Interactive Session

September 4.4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 

This interactive session which will be held online is open to NECC students.

Sep 09

Student Life WKP Virtual Scavenger Hunt

September 9.10:00 am to 7:00 pm
 

This Virtual Scavenger Hunt which will be hosted online is open to NECC Students.

Sep 09

I’m First, PACE Program!

September 9.4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 

I'm First, PACE Program which will be held online is open to NECC Students.

Sep 10

Learning Accommodations Center and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Welcome Week Drop-in

September 10.12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
 

Learning Accommodations Center and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Welcome Week Drop-in, which will be held online is open to NECC Students.

Sep 10

Open SGA Student Leadership Positions Info Session

September 10.6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
 

This SGA Info Session, which will be held online is open to NECC Students.

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.

Sep 09

Student Life WKP Virtual Scavenger Hunt

September 9.10:00 am to 7:00 pm
 

This Virtual Scavenger Hunt which will be hosted online is open to NECC Students.

Sep 16

Virtual Yoga For Beginners

September 16.1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
 

Virtual Yoga, which will be held online is open to NECC Students.

Sep 21

Wednesday Knight Pride (WKP) T-shirt Design Competition

All Day Event  

Contribute to Our Wednesday Knight Pride (WKP) T-shirt Design Competition! The Office of Student Life is hosting a month-long t-shirt design competition beginning on 9/21 and ending on 10/23. We are encouraging those within ourMORE

Sep 23

Student Life Wednesday Knight Pride (WKP) Virtual BINGO

September 23.3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
 

WKP BINGO, which will be held online is open to NECC Students.

Sep 30

Do It Yourself (DIY) Room Decor Project

September 30.7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
 

This DIY Project Event, which will be held online is open to 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.

Oct 16

Deadline To Submit Flip Grid Videos For The Fall Virtual U-Knighted Fair

All Day Event  

Submit Your Flip Grid U-Knighted Fair Videos Today!  The Office of Student Life is hosting a virtual U-Knighted Fair this fall on 10/21 via Flip Grid. Friday 10/16 is the last day to submit videosMORE

Oct 21

Virtual U-Knighted Fair

All Day Event  

The Virtual U-Knighted Fair, which will be hosted online is open to NECC students, faculty, and staff.

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

Hispanic Heritage Month Begins

All Day Event  

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With NECC!  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,MORE

Sep 15

SGA Hispanic Heritage Month Social Media Campaign Begins

All Day Event  

This social media campaign, which will be held online is open to followers of the SGA social media accounts.

Oct 02

Hispanic Heritage Month Trivia

October 2.4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 

This trivia event, which will be hosted online is open to NECC students only.

Oct 05

Hispanic Heritage Month Courageous Conversation

October 5.12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
 

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

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.

Oct 05

Hispanic Heritage Month Courageous Conversation

October 5.12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
 

This Courageous Conversation, which is 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

Fri 14

Virtual Trivia

August 14.2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 

Virtural Trivia which will be held online will be open to NECC students.

Tue 18

Club, Organization, & Interest Group Social

August 18.2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
 

Club, Organization, & Interest Group Social which will be held online will be open to NECC students.

Wed 19

Meet & Greet With Our New Dean of Students, Jonathan Miller

August 19.1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
 

Meet & Greet With Our New Dean of Students, Jonathan Miller which will be held online will be open to NECC students.

Mon 24

Movie Monday Showing Black Panther

August 24.7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
 

Movie Monday which will be held online will be open to NECC students.

Thu 27

Virtual Tour of Yellowstone National Park

August 27.10:00 am to 5:00 pm
 

Virtual Tour of Yellowstone National Park which will be held online will be open to NECC students.

Mon 31

NECC Golf Tournament

August 31.8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Haverhill 
Haverhill

The tournament, which will be held at the Renaissance Golf Club, is open to the public including businesses, and also NECC alumni, students, faculty, staff.

Sep 04

Start Your Brand New Beginning At NECC Interactive Session

September 4.4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 

This interactive session which will be held online is open to NECC students.

Sep 09

Student Life WKP Virtual Scavenger Hunt

September 9.10:00 am to 7:00 pm
 

This Virtual Scavenger Hunt which will be hosted online is open to NECC Students.

Sep 09

I’m First, PACE Program!

September 9.4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 

I'm First, PACE Program which will be held online is open to NECC Students.

Sep 10

Learning Accommodations Center and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Welcome Week Drop-in

September 10.12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
 

Learning Accommodations Center and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Welcome Week Drop-in, which will be held online is open to NECC Students.

Sep 10

Open SGA Student Leadership Positions Info Session

September 10.6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
 

This SGA Info Session, which will be held online is open to NECC Students.

Sep 11

I’m First, PACE Program!

September 11.11:00 am to 12:00 pm
 

I'm First, PACE Program which will be held online is open to NECC Students.

Sep 14

The National Society of Leadership & Success Info Session

September 14.4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 

The NSLS Info Session, which will be held online is open to NECC Students.

Sep 15

Hispanic Heritage Month Begins

All Day Event  

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With NECC!  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,MORE

Sep 15

SGA Hispanic Heritage Month Social Media Campaign Begins

All Day Event  

This social media campaign, which will be held online is open to followers of the SGA social media accounts.

Sep 15

Learning Accommodations Center and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Welcome Week Drop-in

September 15.9:15 am to 10:15 am
 

Learning Accommodations Center and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Welcome Week Drop-in, which will be held online is open to NECC Students.

Sep 16

Virtual Yoga For Beginners

September 16.1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
 

Virtual Yoga, which will be held online is open to NECC Students.

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