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Student Life

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

Week 8, the Week of October 18
  • Intro. to Blackboard for Club Leaders
    October 18, noon1:00 p.m.
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  • Zumba Against Breast Cancernew window
    Join the Offices of Student Life, The Department of Exercise Science, and the Next Generation Wellness as we ZUMBA against Breast Cancer!! Be Sure to wear Pink!!
    When: Wednesday, October 20th, 2021, from 4-5pm

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  • Maximize Your Buzznew window
    “Join the Offices of Student Life and the MC SHaW Center as we get equipped with safe practices to make healthier choices, reduce high-risk drinking, and taking care of friends who over-indulged.”
    When: Thursday, October 21st, 2021, from 3-4pm
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  • Virtual Club Marketing, Recruitment and Virtual Activities Workshop
    October 21, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
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  • How to Use a Budget in a Virtual Setting
    October 22, 11:00 a.m. –noon
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Week 9, the Week of October 25
  • Raptor Scream
    Tuesday, October 26, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
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  • Drive-In Movie Night: Hotel Transylvanianew window
    Join the Office of Student Life and the Rockville Student Activities Board for a night of family fun as we watch Hotel Transylvania!
    When: Friday, October 29th, 2021
    Time: 7pm
    Where: Lot 11 (Near CB building)
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Week 10, the Week of November 1
  • Benefits of Veganism
    Tuesday, November 2, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
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  • Kahoot! Trivianew window
    Join the Office of Student life as we put your knowledge to the test on local and national voting issues!! Winners will receive Craveboxes!!
    When: Thursday, November 4th, 2021, from 11am-12noon
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  • Club Connection
    November 4, 7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Week 11, the Week of November 8
  • Zoom Basics for Clubs
    November 8, 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

  • The Kaepernick Effect
    Monday, November 8, 1:00 p.m.
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  • Breaking Up with Stress Workshop
    Tuesday, November 9, noon
    Wednesday, November 10, 4:00 p.m.
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Week 12, the Week of November 15
  • Pow Fitnew window
    Join the Offices of Student Life as we commemorate Native American Heritage Month through the art of dance expressed through Pow Wow Culture!
    When: Friday, November 18th, 2021, from 6-7pm
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  • Caribbean Dance Workshop
    Friday, November 19, 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
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Week 13, the Week of November 22

Thanksgiving Holiday Week 

Week 14, the Week of November 29
Week 15, the Week of December 6
  • Just Breathe Meditation Workshop
    Monday, December 7, 5:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, December 8, 3:00 p.m.
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Student Life Offices 

Campus club rush
Germantown Student Life

Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard Student Affairs and Science Building (SA), Room 113  

Get Involved in Germantown
Rockville campus
Rockville Student Life

Campus Center (CC), Lower Level, Room 005  

Get Involved in Rockville
TP/SS Student Life

Student Services (ST) Center,
Room 217  

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.

Germantown Student Life Calendar | Rockville Student Life Calendar | Takoma Park/Silver Spring Student Life Calendar


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.