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Take Advantage of Our College Field Trips, Events, and Workshops

Field Trips Info

Field Trips Requirements

Requirements

Trips are all 100% FREE of charge for PACE students. You must be an active NECC/PACE student, registered for the current semester, in good academic standing, and enrolled in a major in order to join us.

Field Trips Departure

Field Trips Departure

Field trips depart from Haverhill Campus (HAV) outside of the Student Center and Lawrence Campus (LAW) from 78 Amesbury Street. You can find detailed schedules for every trip on the PACE Blackboard site.

Contact for Trip Details, Questions, or to Reserve Your Spot

Contact for Trip Details, Questions, or to Reserve Your Spot

PACE Offices – Haverhill CPAC, Student Center cubes 2-5 & Lawrence Dimitry Building Room L101.

To Make an Appointment

Call 978-556-3403

Or contact:

Kristen Arnold, PACE Director
Phone: 978-556-3418
Email: karnold@necc.mass.edu

Workshops

PACE students, take advantage of the many in person and online workshops listed below, including topics such as financial literacy, student loans and smart borrowing, scholarship essay writing, tips on transferring, and more. Workshops that have already met are currently available for PACE students to complete online through the PACE Blackboard course. Don’t let faulty or nonexistent technology impact your classroom performance! We have a student computer and printer available for YOU to use in both offices – come by!

Spring 2018 Schedule

1/22, Event #1 - Welcome Back!

1/22, Event #1 – Welcome Back!

Happy New Semester and Happy 2018! Stop by to say hi and pick up the latest and greatest PACE schedule! Workshops, scholarships and field trips galore.

Date and Time

January 22, 2018. All day during PACE Office hours.

Location

PACE offices

1/22, Event #2 - Summer Opportunities

1/22, Event #2 – Summer Opportunities

Looking for productive ways to spend your summer? Are you interested in participating in a paid research project? Finding an awesome internship? Or having some fun on a budget? Let PACE help – we will check out job opportunities, low cost events, programs and much more!

Date and Time

January 22, 2018, Opens

Location

Blackboard

1/23 - NECC Farmer’s Market

1/23 – NECC Farmer’s Market

Do you have a PACE bag to carry all your fresh fruits and veggies home? Stop by anytime to pick one up if you haven’t already.

Register

Pre-register to shop or volunteer by the week before the market. Registration is required before each Farmers Market.

Fill this form out to register.

Date and Time

January 23, 2018.
Haverhill: 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Lawrence: 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Location

Main Distribution is on the Haverhill Campus
Sport & Fitness Center, D Building

Mini Mart on Lawrence Campus
LC El-Hefni Allied Health and Technology Building

1/29 - Scholarship Essay Writing Workshop

1/29 – Scholarship Essay Writing Workshop

This workshop will help you figure out what to include in your scholarship essay. Submit drafts to PACE staff or Smarthinking online tutoring for tips to make it shine!

Date and Time

January 29, 2018, Opens

Location

Blackboard

2/01 - Completing the 2018 NECC/PACE Scholarship Application Workshop

2/01 – Completing the 2018 NECC/PACE Scholarship Application Workshop

Once your essay is done, check out the Blackboard workshop and/or stop by in person for assistance is submitting the 2018 application. 100% of students who submitted a complete application last year received AT LEAST scholarship – what are you waiting for?! SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE May 1st

Date and Time

February 1, 2018, Opens

Location

Blackboard & PACE offices

2/12 - Scholarships 101 Workshop

2/12 – Scholarships 101 Workshop

Last year alone, PACE students earned over $600,000 in scholarships and financial aid. YES, REALLY! Come find out how to get a piece of the pie and reduce YOUR college expenses. We’ll also hear from PACE scholarship superstars of years past and get their advice on how to cash in!

Date and Time

February 12, 2018

Location

Blackboard

2/16 - Trip to Fitchburg State University!

2/16 – Trip to Fitchburg State University!

Lunch, Information Session & Campus Tour

R.S.V.P

Email: jrocker@necc.mass.edu

Date and Time

Depart Haverhill: 11:00 am
Depart Lawrence: 11:30 am

Return Lawrence: 4:30 pm
Return Haverhill: 5:00 pm

Location

Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA

2/27 - NECC Farmer’s Market

2/27 – NECC Farmer’s Market

Do you have a PACE bag to carry all your fresh fruits and veggies home? Stop by anytime to pick one up if you haven’t already.

Register

Pre-register to shop or volunteer by the week before the market. Registration is required before each Farmers Market.

Fill this form out to register.

Date and Time

February 27, 2018.
Haverhill: 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Lawrence: 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Location

Main Distribution is on the Haverhill Campus
Sport & Fitness Center, D Building

Mini Mart on Lawrence Campus
LC El-Hefni Allied Health and Technology Building

3/05 - External Scholarship Opportunities Workshop

3/05 – External Scholarship Opportunities Workshop

Find out about the many scholarships offered by outside organizations. PACE can help you get organized and apply!

Date and Time

March 5, 2018, Opens

Location

Blackboard

3/12 - 3/16 Spring Break Activities: Trips to Boston, NH, and Quarrybrook, and a Scholarship Retreat

3/12 – 3/16 Spring Break Activities: Trips to Boston, NH, and Quarrybrook, and a Scholarship Retreat

Look for detailed trip schedules on Blackboard!

Dates and Times

Tuesday March 13: “The Boston Trip,” UMASS Boston and Boston University’s Metropolitan College, More info on Blackboard
Wednesday March 14: “The NH Trip,” SNHU & Currier Art Museum, More info on Blackboard
Thursday March 15: Scholarship Retreat & Spring ROCKS: 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Friday March 16: Quarrybrook Outdoor Education Center Trip, More info on Blackboard

Location

The three trips are off campus activities.
Location for the Scholarship Retreat & Spring Rocks: Riverwalk, Room LRW-325

3/19 - Student Loans & Smart Borrowing Workshop

3/19 – Student Loans & Smart Borrowing Workshop

Just about everyone has to take out student loans to pay for a bachelor’s degree.  Did you know even if all your expenses are covered by a Pell Grant at NECC, they won’t be at a 4-year school, even if your financial need stays the same?  PACE will teach you what you can do to be a smart borrower.

Date and Time

March 19, 2018, Opens

Location

Blackboard

3/26 - CLEP Workshop

3/26 – CLEP Workshop

Do you speak a second language? Find out how you can earn college credits for knowing a second language!

Date and Time

March 26, 2018, Opens

Location

Blackboard

3/27 - NECC Farmer’s Market

3/27 – NECC Farmer’s Market

Do you have a PACE bag to carry all your fresh fruits and veggies home? Stop by anytime to pick one up if you haven’t already.

Register

Pre-register to shop or volunteer by the week before the market. Registration is required before each Farmers Market.

Fill this form out to register.

Date and Time

March 27, 2018.
Haverhill: 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Lawrence: 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Location

Main Distribution is on the Haverhill Campus
Sport & Fitness Center, D Building

Mini Mart on Lawrence Campus
LC El-Hefni Allied Health and Technology Building

3/30 - Trip to UMass Amherst!

3/30 – Trip to UMass Amherst!

Trip Schedule is TBD

Date and Time

Anticipated date is March 30, 2018, Time: TBD

Location

UMASS Amherst

4/02 - Community Engagement & Service Learning Workshop

4/02 – Community Engagement & Service Learning Workshop

Interested in learning more about ways you can get involved and give back to our communities?  Find out how to get involved on campus and in our community!  Giving back not only feels great, it builds your resume and scholarship opportunities. Get started today!

Date and Time

April 2, 2018, Opens

Location

Blackboard

4/13 - Retention Scholarship Day

4/13 – Retention Scholarship Day

Stop by for information and help applying for the Retention Scholarship!

Date and Time

April 13, 2018
Haverhill: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Lawrence: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Location

PACE Offices

 

4/19 - Alumni Transfer Success Dinner & Panel

4/19 – Alumni Transfer Success Dinner & Panel

We have some very special former PACE students coming to talk to us about their experiences after leaving NECC. Their wisdom about transferring, earning scholarships, and finding success despite facing obstacles is truly invaluable!

Date and Time

April 19, 2018, 5:00 pm

Location

NECC Lawerence Campus
Dr. Ibrahim El-Hefni Health and Technology Center
414 Common Street, Lawrence, MA 01840

4/23 - PACE Service Project

4/23 – PACE Service Project

Participate in the PACE Community Service project this semester. This is a great way to add to your resume, boost scholarship opportunities & have fun!

Date and Time

April 23, 2018, Time: TBD

Location

TBD

4/24 - NECC Farmer’s Market

4/24 – NECC Farmer’s Market

Do you have a PACE bag to carry all your fresh fruits and veggies home? Stop by anytime to pick one up if you haven’t already.

Register

Pre-register to shop or volunteer by the week before the market. Registration is required before each Farmers Market.

Fill this form out to register.

Date and Time

April 24, 2018.
Haverhill: 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Lawrence: 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Location

Main Distribution is on the Haverhill Campus
Sport & Fitness Center, D Building

Mini Mart on Lawrence Campus
LC El-Hefni Allied Health and Technology Building

4/27 - Trip to UMass Lowell!

4/27 – Trip to UMass Lowell!

Trip Schedule is TBD

Date and Time

Anticipated date is April 27, 2018, Time: TBD

Location

UMASS Lowell

4/30 - Powers & Loads Workshop

4/30 – Powers & Loads Workshop

We all need to balance our energy.  We need to have enough energy that is required to do all the things we have to do.  This workshop will help you find out if your energy is in balance!

Date and Time

April 30, 2018, Opens

Location

Blackboard

5/01 - Finals Check In

5/01 – Finals Check In

Stop by and check in with PACE about your finals!

Location

Pace Offices

5/03 - Community Engagement & Service Awards Ceremony

5/03 – Community Engagement & Service Awards Ceremony

Did you participate in service this year? Come have dinner, be recognized and celebrate with other service-minded students and staff on campus!

Date and Time

May 3, 2018, 5:00 pm

Location

Haverhill Campus
Hartleb Technology Center
Room TC-103

5/19 - Commencement Day

5/19 – Commencement Day

Congratulations graduates! Stop by “the PACE table” so we can congratulate you in person! PLUS, find out the perks of being a PACE/TRiO Alumni!

Date and Time

May 19, 2018, 10:00 am

Location

Haverhill Campus
Quad Tent


TRIO Student Support Services

PACE is a Student Support Services program funded by a TRiO grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

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