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Our Offices of Student Life want you to get involved on campus. Join one of the dozens of student clubs (or start your own), get involved in Student Senate and leadership programs, read or write for a student-run campus newspaper or literary journal, explore service-learning and civic engagement opportunities, or attend one of the dozens of Student Life-sponsored events. 

Sign up for Student Life text message alerts by texting "Rockville", "Germantown", or "TPSS" to 766-26. 

Student Life Virtual Events

Please see each campus for additional campus specific events. For more information, please contact stlifer@montgomerycollege.edu.

See all virtual events for the week of April 19 (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) .

  • Impact MC Month – Student Projects! (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)
    Various events throughout April
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    Participate in IMPACT MC student-led projects! Prizes, pizzas, outdoor activities, social media campaign, speakers and more!
    For questions and accommodations based on disability, contact hannah.stocks@montgomerycollege.edu or scott.ganske@montgomerycollege.edu. Accommodations require a two-week advanced notice prior to the event. 

  • Photo Contest
    April 19 – April 23 
    To submit: mc.env.club@gmail.com
    Take a photo in nature of something that speaks to you. Submit your work with a written caption describing the photo and how it relates to earth day to mc.env.club@gmail.com by Friday, April 23 at 5 p.m. In your submission include whether your picture was taken with a phone or a camera. Also include your name and your MC email.
    For questions and accommodations based on disability, contact val.melgosa@montgomerycollege.edu. Accommodations require a two-week advanced notice prior to the event. 

  • Upcycling Competition
    April 19 – April 23
    To submit: mc.visualarts.tp@gmail.com 
    Join the Visual Art Clubs Upcycling competition: Use items that are “unusable” or "broken” and create a piece of artwork! This project is about taking something that is old or not useful anymore and turning it into a piece of art. Submit photos of your artwork by Saturday, April 23 at 5 p.m. to mc.visualarts.tp@gmail.com with a brief caption of your work, your name, and your MC email. 
    For questions and accommodations based on disability, contact val.melgosa@montgomerycollege.edu. Accommodations require a two-week advanced notice prior to the event.

  • Carbon Capturing Event  (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)
    April 19 – April 23
    To submit: mc.visualarts.tp@gmail.com 
    Join the Engineers without Borders Club in their Carbon Capture Invention competition! Draw your invention and tell us in a brief paragraph how it works and how it helps the environment. Submit any questions to ewb.mc.students@gmail.com. All submissions of work are due Friday, April 23 at 5 p.m. In your submission make sure to include your MC email and name. 
    For questions and accommodations based on disability, contact val.melgosa@montgomerycollege.edu. Accommodations require a two-week advanced notice prior to the event. 

  • Carbon Capturing Competition
    Monday, April 19, 1:30–3:00 p.m. 
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    Join the Engineers without Borders Club to learn about sustainable projects they are working on, including carbon capturing.  Sponsored by the Engineers without Borders Club, Climate Action Now Club, and the Environmental Club.
    For questions and accommodations based on disability, contact val.melgosa@montgomerycollege.edu. Accommodations require a two-week advanced notice prior to the event. 

  • Sip and Draw (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)
    Monday, April 19, 4:00–5:00 p.m. 
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    Bring a beverage and join the Visual Arts Club as you draw and learn about endangered species. Club members will discuss facts about different endangered species as they are being drawn.
    For questions and accommodations based on disability, contact val.melgosa@montgomerycollege.edu. Accommodations require a two-week advanced notice prior to the event. 

  • Conflict Resolution Workshop (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)
    Tuesday, April 20 at 4 p.m.
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    The workshop will explore what conflict means and how and why individuals react in different ways to conflict. Techniques about how to develop productive ways to communicate with a partner, co-worker, neighbor, family member, and acquaintances will also be discussed.  
    For questions or accommodations based on a disability, contact Kimberly.jones@montgomerycollege.edu. Accommodations require a two-week advance notice prior to an event. 

  • Vegan Cooking Workshop (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)
    Tuesday, April 20, 4:30–5:30 p.m. 
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    Learn about the benefits of a Vegan/Plant-Based Diet for the planet, animals, and human health, as well as resources to help on the journey. The first 40 to register by April 2 will receive a free vegan snack to enjoy during the workshop. Sponsored by the Climate Action Now Club and Environmental Club.
    For questions and accommodations based on disability, contact val.melgosa@montgomerycollege.edu. Accommodations require a two-week advanced notice prior to the event. 

  • Environmental Trivia Night (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)  
    Tuesday, April 20, 6:00–7:00 p.m. 
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    How well do you know your environmental facts? Test your knowledge at our Trivia Night and challenge your friends. Sponsored by the Environmental Club and Climate Action Now Club.
    For questions and accommodations based on disability, contact val.melgosa@montgomerycollege.edu. Accommodations require a two-week advanced notice prior to the event. 

  • Outdoor Yoga Lesson (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)
    Wednesday, April 21, 9:00–10:00 a.m. 
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    Spring is officially here! Join the Yoga Club for a virtual outdoor yoga lesson. Grab a towel or your yoga mat and take in the beauty, smells, sounds, and sensations around you with this outdoor virtual class.
    For questions and accommodations based on disability, contact val.melgosa@montgomerycollege.edu. Accommodations require a two-week advanced notice prior to the event. 

  • Make your own Terrarium
    Wednesday, April 21, 4:30–5:30 p.m.
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    This virtual activity allows you to craft, plant, water, and grow your own mini-ecosystem. The first 40 to register by April 5 will receive a free kit with succulent seeds and everything you need to make your own terrarium, which will be assembled together on April 21. Sponsored by the CAN and Environmental Clubs.
    For questions and accommodations based on disability, contact val.melgosa@montgomerycollege.edu. Accommodations require a two-week advanced notice prior to the event. 

  • HAPPY EARTH DAY!
    Thursday, April 22– All Day
    To celebrate this day, grab a water (in your reusable water bottle, of course) and get outside to enjoy nature! Take a hike, pick up trash in your neighborhood, ride your bike, or just simply spend time in nature! For other ways to celebrate Earth day, visit Earth Day, 2021new window.
    For questions and accommodations based on disability, contact val.melgosa@montgomerycollege.edu. Accommodations require a two-week advanced notice prior to the event. 

  • Carbon Footprint Seminar
    Friday, April 23, 3:00–4:00 p.m. 
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    In this seminar, learn what a carbon footprint is and how increases in greenhouse gases affect climate change. What's your carbon Footprint? Visit Carbon Footprint Calculaternew window to find out. Bring your results to the meeting for the chance to win a prize. Sponsored by the STEM, Climate Action Now Club, and Environmental Club. For questions and accommodations based on disability, contact val.melgosa@montgomerycollege.edu. Accommodations require a two-week advanced notice prior to the event. 

  • Natural Tie Dye Workshop (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)
    Friday, April 23, 4:00–5:00 p.m. 
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    Learn more about the importance of natural dyes in the fashion industry through a natural dye workshop. This workshop comes with natural plant-based dyes and fabric for participants to learn about the natural dying process. The first 40 to register by April 5, 2021 will receive a natural tie dye kit. Sponsored by the Climate Action Now Club and Environmental Club.
    For questions and accommodations based on disability, contact val.melgosa@montgomerycollege.edu. Accommodations require a two-week advanced notice prior to the event. 

  • Movie Night (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)
    Saturday, April 24, 5:00–7:00 p.m. 
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    Enjoy watching ''Kiss the Ground" via Teleparty! The first 20 to register by April 5, 2021, and attend the event will receive a snack kit to munch on during the event. Sponsored by the Student Senate and Climate Action Now Club.
    For questions and accommodations based on disability, contact val.melgosa@montgomerycollege.edu. Accommodations require a two-week advanced notice prior to the event. 
Events for the Week of April 26
  • Virtual Photobooth (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)
    Monday, April 26, Noon–2:00 p.m.
    *Instructions to access the virtual photo booth are available on ALL Student Life social media accounts.

  • The Vision Board Event (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)
    Monday, April 26, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
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    Join the Student Senate and the Offices of Student Life for a fun filled evening of vision board planning. Create a vision board and plan for your successful future.
    For questions or accommodations based on a disability, contact Kimberly.jones@montgomerycollege.edu.  Accommodations require a two-week advance notice prior to an event. 

  • Virtual Escape Room (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)  
    Tuesday, April 27, 6:00–7:00 p.m.
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    Join the Offices of Student Life for a night of mind-twisting fun!
    For questions and accommodations based on disability, contact stlifer@montgomerycollege.edu. Accommodations require a two-week advanced notice prior to the event.

  • Esports Tournament: FIFA21 (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)
    Wednesday, April 28, 6:00 p.m.
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    Are you a gamer? Do you have what it takes to win? Join the Offices of Student Life to play FIFA21 in our upcoming E-Sport tournament.
    For questions and accommodations based on disability, contact stlifer@montgomerycollege.edu. Accommodations require a two-week advanced notice prior to the event.

  • Springfest Comedy Show (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)
    Thursday, April 29, 7:00 p.m.
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    Looking for a night filled with laughter? Join the Offices of Student Life for a night of comedic relief at our Springfest Comedy Show.
    For questions and accommodations based on disability, contact stlifer@montgomerycollege.edu. Accommodations require a two-week advanced notice prior to the event.

  • Impact MC Student Project Presentations 
    Friday, April 30, 1:00–2:15 p.m.
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    Learn about community impact projects completed by MC students during spring 2021! Flyer attached “Final Presentation Promotion”.
    For questions and accommodations based on disability, contact hannah.stocks@montgomerycollege.edu. Accommodations require a two-week advanced notice prior to the event. 

  • Raptor Slam: Grand Finale (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)
    Friday, April 30, 7:00 p.m. 
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    Calling all artists, poets, singers, and creatives!! Join the Offices of Student Life and the MC Shaw Center for Raptor Slam “The Series.” Come show MC what you are made of! All participants who advance to the final round get a chance to win BIG!!
    For questions and accommodations based on disability, contact stlifer@montgomerycollege.edu. Accommodations require a two-week advanced notice prior to the event.
Events for the Week of May 3
  • Just Breathe! Meditation Workshop
    Monday, May 3, 1:00 p.m.
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    Learn how to do mindfulness meditation and why breathing is an act of peaceful practice to manage stress.
    For questions or accommodations based on a disability, contact Kimberly.jones@montgomerycollege.edu.  Accommodations require a two-week advance notice prior to an event. 

  • MC Graduation Cap Decorating Party (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)
    Monday, May 3, 6:00 p.m.
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    Graduating this semester? Join us for an evening of creativity and virtual celebration to decorate your grad cap!
    For questions or accommodations based on a disability, contact Kimberly.jones@montgomerycollege.edu.  Accommodations require a two-week advance notice prior to an event. 

  • Breaking up with Stress, for Healthier You! Stress Management Workshop 
    Tuesday, May 4, 1:00 p.m. 
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    Is stress controlling you? Come join us and we will help you to identify the strategies to help reduce stress.
    For questions or accommodations based on a disability, contact Kimberly.jones@montgomerycollege.edu.  Accommodations require a two-week advance notice prior to an event. 

  • GRIT for College Students (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)  
    Tuesday, May 4, 5:00 p.m.
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    Want the insider about persistence and college completion? Join the Offices of Student Life as we learn how to bounce back from challenges and move toward a bigger future!
    For questions and accommodations based on disability, contact stlifer@montgomerycollege.edu. Accommodations require a two-week advanced notice prior to the event.

Student Life Offices 

Campus club rush
Germantown Student Life

Student Affairs and Science (SA) Building, Room 113
stlifeg@montgomerycollege.edu  
240-567-7840

Get Involved in Germantown
Rockville campus
Rockville Student Life

Campus Center (CC), Lower Level, Room 005
stlifer@montgomerycollege.edu  
240-567-5092

Get Involved in Rockville
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TP/SS Student Life

Student Services (ST) Center,
Room 217
stlifetpss@montgomerycollege.edu  
240-567-1482

Get Involved in TP/SS
Student Life Events

Get outside your comfort zone and try something new. Check our calendars for upcoming events on all three campuses.

 

Service learning outing
Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

MC’s Service-Learning Program engages students, faculty, and community organizations in meaningful, collaborative, and mutually beneficial projects. Get involved today.

Leadership development
Leadership Development Programs

Our signature programs give students a deeper understanding of how to be a successful leader on an individual, group or community level. Find a leadership program on your campus.

Student Life employee shaking hands with a student
Student Clubs 

Clubs are student groups that are designed to meet a specific interest of students. Clubs work with the Office of Student Life to develop leadership skills and accomplish program goals. All clubs also have faculty or staff advisors. Find or start a club on your campus:

Student senators in an office
Student Senate and Activities Board

Each campus has a Student Senate consisting of students elected by their peers to represent the entire student body. Students can also join the activities board to help plan campus events and activities. 

Student-Run Newspapers and Literary Journals

Germantown: The Globe

Each issue of The Globe Newspaper new windowholds the latest news and events of interest to MC students plus coupons, surveys, and a place to send your questions about just about everything.

The Gryphon Literary Magazine is a student-composed magazine containing poetry and short stories. To get involved, contact Germantown Student Life. 

Rockville: The Advocate

Run by MC students, The Advocate is a public forum for news, information, and expression of MC students, faculty, and staff. The site also serves as an opportunity for training in journalism, leadership and professional development for the student staff members.

Takoma Park/Silver Spring: The Excalibur

At The Excaliburnew window, we work to shine a light on the stories, art, contributions, and issues of our area. We seek to not only report the events of our campus, but to expand our focus to the areas of Takoma Park, Silver Spring, DC, and national news as well. 

 Special Events

New Student Orientation (NSO)
NSO offers an “insider’s” introduction to Montgomery College and provides essential information to help students navigate and get connected to Montgomery College. Students meet fellow students, faculty, staff, and administrators and discover the many campus resources available. When new students make these connections early on, they are more likely to experience a successful transition and enjoy their college experience.

Welcome Week (First week of each semester)
This event welcomes new and returning students to the campus. Students can meet new friends and catch up with the old ones while enjoying fun, music, food, and giveaways.

Club Rush (Early each semester)
This event provides students an opportunity to learn more about the numerous ways they can get involved on campus. Various student clubs and organizations have tables to share information about their particular group, recruit new members and identify potential faculty/staff advisors.

Constitution Day (September 17th)
Join the Montgomery College community on this American Federal observance of the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens.

International Education Week (November)
International Student Week provides the campus community with the opportunity to showcase the diversity of our students via programs provided by the Office of Student Life, student clubs & organizations as well as others. The events join students, faculty, staff and community members so that they may celebrate and enjoy the diversity of our campus.

Advocacy Day (February)
Advocacy Day is an annual event where students from Maryland’s sixteen community colleges visit the state capitol to meet with legislators and advocate for the interests of community colleges.

Earth Week (April)
Student clubs, community volunteer and advocacy organizations, and academic departments come together to celebrate the Earth and its people, learn ways to care for our environment, and volunteer.

Annual End-of-the-Year Awards Ceremony (May)
This event recognizes the hard work and dedication of students who are involved in campus clubs and organizations. Students and advisors are recognized for club of the year, club program of the year, advisor of the year, club member of the year and other awards.

Volunteer Fairs (Once a semester)
Learn about volunteer opportunities with local community organizations.

Days of Service (throughout the year)
Meet other students on these days of volunteering throughout the county. Special opportunities for first-year students and clubs are scheduled throughout the year.

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