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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.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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 21

DIY Plants Event

April 21.12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
 

Students are invited to join us for this DIY event.

May 05

ESL Interest Group Meeting

May 5.7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
 

All English as a second language (ESL) students are invited to join.

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.

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 13

Student for a Democratic Society and Amnesty International Club Meeting

April 13.12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
 

The Student for a Democratic Society and Amnesty International Clubs meet together every week.

Tue 13

Experimental Comedy Therapy with Amy Tee

April 13.6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
 

Experimental Comedy Therapy believes that humor is vital to a person’s well-being, join us to stay healthy and have fun!

Wed 14

Environmental Club Meeting

April 14.1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
 

Join the Environmental Club and show your passion for the environment.

Wed 14

All Club Engagement (ACE) Training

April 14.3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
 

This training session is designed for the student leaders of our clubs, organizations, and interest groups.

Wed 14

Art Club Meeting

April 14.7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
 

Art Club provides the opportunity for NECC students to meet regularly to discuss and engage in art-making and art appreciation.

Thu 15

Applying for a Job with a Disability: Should You Disclose? – Accessibility Resources and Services Event

April 15.2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 

When applying for a job with a disability, how to decide whether to disclose that you have a disability and when, and requesting accommodations on the job.

Thu 15

Anime Club Meeting

April 15.2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
 

Anime club brings students together with a common interest in Anime.

Thu 15

Student Government Association (SGA) Meeting

April 15.4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
 

SGA serves as the voice of NECC students and meetings are open to students and employees.

Fri 16

American Sign Language(ASL) Club Meeting

April 16.10:00 am to 11:00 am
 

ASL Club meetings are sound off, ASL only.

Mon 19

Radiological Technology Club Meeting

April 19.6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
 

Radiological Technology Club Meetings are open to all Radiological Technology students.

Tue 20

Deaf Culture and Technology – Accessibility Resources and Services Event

April 20.11:00 am to 12:00 pm
 

Acquire a basic understanding of Deaf Culture and the technology used inside and outside of the classroom.

Tue 20

Student for a Democratic Society and Amnesty International Club Meeting

April 20.12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
 

The Student for a Democratic Society and Amnesty International Clubs meet together every week.

Tue 20

Fostering Better Teaching and Learning for Students with Disabilities, Webinar by the Association on Higher Education and Disability, AHEAD – Accessibility Resources and Services Event

April 20.3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
 

Innovative ways that colleges can support faculty in their work with students who have disabilities.

Wed 21

ADHD: Misconception Correction – Accessibility Resources and Services Event

April 21.11:00 am to 12:00 pm
 

Join this information packed, myth-busting presentation and panel on living with ADHD!

Wed 21

DIY Plants Event

April 21.12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
 

Students are invited to join us for this DIY event.

Wed 21

Community Outreach Group (COG) Meeting

April 21.12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
 

This online club meeting is open to NECC students.

Wed 21

Technology That Works for You: Apps for Learning Success – Accessibility Resources and Services Event

April 21.1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
 

This workshop will help students identify apps for mobile devices and computers for use in the classroom and beyond, and offer strategies on using technologies to success as a college student.

Wed 21

Art Club Meeting

April 21.7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
 

Art Club provides the opportunity for NECC students to meet regularly to discuss and engage in art-making and art appreciation.

Thu 22

College Students with Autism: An Expanding Frontier, presented by Guest Dr. Jane Thierfeld Brown, Director of College Autism Spectrum – Accessibility Resources and Services Event

April 22.10:00 am to 11:00 am
 

Students with Autism add richness and diversity to our college communities. Are college campuses informed of the needs of the Autistic community? Are we celebrating neurodiversity and differing perspectives? We will discuss this unique perspective and the impact that COVID has had in creating positive outcomes for students.

Thu 22

Anime Club Meeting

April 22.2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
 

Anime club brings students together with a common interest in Anime.

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