Life at Montgomery College
Life at any of the three Montgomery College campuses is thought-provoking and lively. With more than 130 specialized clubs, arts, athletics, and cultural groups, there's something for everyone. Our diverse student population includes people from nearly 160 countries and makes MC a place where you can learn more about the world around you.
Our campuses are your community, with amenities and services designed to make your life easier. Whether you are hungry, need space for your study group, want to swim a few laps or hang out with friends, there’s a place for you. Here are just a few of the extras you’ll find at MC:
- Cafeterias, gathering spaces, and lounges
- Free shuttle service between campuses and free Ride On buses
- Bookstores for your classroom and school spirit needs
- Libraries, both on campus and online
- Computer labs and tutoring
- Fitness facilities, including weights, cardio equipment, pools, tennis courts, and walking tracks
- College events, lectures, and symposia
- Serenity/meditation spaces
- Germantown Early Education Center
- Print/copy/desktop publishing services
Our athletic programs for men and women feature several nationally and regionally ranked teams, plus club, intramural, and just-for-fun sports.
MC is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference (MDJUCO). Join our mascot, the Raptor, and come out and play ... or cheer from the stands!
Clubs & Organizations
Clubs, multicultural groups, student government and professional organizations, newspapers and literary magazines, radio stations, and performing arts groups cover a wide variety of interests. Join a group or create one of your own.
Safety & Security
The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management is responsible for the protection of the College community, first aid, emergency assistance, 24-hour escort service (upon request), enforcement of campus parking regulations, and the lost and found service. Officers on each campus are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Since November of 2015, important enhancements have been made to MC’s safety and security operations, including: supplemental security staffing to be posted in key locations, such as the libraries, assessment centers, dining areas, Workforce Development & Continuing Education centers, and College enrichment centers; updated safety and security staff uniforms have been procured to enhance visibility; new signage at the Mannakee Building entrance advises visitors to sign in with the safety and security officer on duty; increased patrols by security officers on all campuses; safety messages transmitted by texting to MC Alert, exterior audible alarms for campus emergencies or inclement weather alerts, interior visible strobe lights and audible alarms, interior messaging display boards for emergency messages; training of security personnel and updates to current practices; and enhanced placement of security cameras throughout all campuses.