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Back to School Issue – Advice for a Smarter College Experience

August, 2018
  • QCC Nursing Student Kim Grant works on her schedule with Senior Enrollment Counselor Rebecca Brownstein .
    QCC Nursing Student Kim Grant works on her schedule with Senior Enrollment Counselor Rebecca Brownstein at the Student Success Center, during Saturday's One Stop event.

Welcome Back to Quinsigamond Community College - Home of the Wyverns! We’re excited to welcome you to a new semester at QCC and our goal is for your experience to be the best it can be.

Below are several tips to help make your time at QCC as productive and enjoyable as possible.                    

  • Utilize the Student Success Center located at the Welcome Center on QCC’s main campus in at the Harrington Learning Center. The Student Success Center provides you with all the support services you need in order to succeed at the college. The Center offers you a way to find whatever you need easily, and quickly all in the same location. From financial aid, admissions to advising and transfer services the Student Success Center is the go-to place for all your college needs. Unsure where to go on your first few days on campus? Go to the Welcome Center where a friendly face will greet you and help you find your way.
  • Become empowered in your education with a little help from QCC’s Tutoring Center, which features both a Math and a Writing Center. There is no need to go it alone; help is always available.
  • Take a break and become part of student life at QCC. The college offers a robust student life at the Fuller Student Center. Stop by to connect with other students, contribute to the student newspaper, join a special interest club or maybe you might even want to get involved in the Student Senate. A wide-range of student activities, both on and off-campus, give you a chance to expand your horizons, build leadership skills, share ideas and meet new people. There’s always something going on at the Fuller Student Center, so make sure to stop by.
  • Whether or not you are a STEM (that’s Science, Technology Engineering and Math) major, the college’s QuEST Center is one location every student at QCC should check out. The QuEST Center features a high-tech CAD/CAM studio, classroom space and cutting edge labs, as well as the only Fab Lab at a Massachusetts community college. QCC’s Fab Lab enables students to use a vast array of high tech tools; from digital 3D printers, laser cutters to CAD design software and an industrial embroidery machine. During open lab space hours QCC students, faculty and staff are given the opportunity to stop by and make a project. It’s the perfect way to be creative and learn more about all that the lab has to offer!
  • Download QCC’s Mobile App to get all the latest information right to your phone! The QCC Mobile App offers you access to course information, grades, and online resources. You can make bookstore purchases, utilize QCC Library services, campus maps, and much more.
  • Having your student ID is important when it comes to campus events, checking out library books, using the gym and other services. Returning students who need an ID or new students who were unable to attend an orientation should visit the Athletic Center. The Athletic Center is located on QCC's main campus. Stop by during one of the following dates and times to get your ID:
    • September 4 from 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
    • September 5-6 from 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
    • September 7 from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
    • September 10-13 from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
    • September 14 from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Whether this is your first time on a college campus or you are a seasoned college student, QCC has all the resources you need to succeed. To learn more about what QCC, visit Quinsigamond Community College.