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Information For New Students

Welcome to MCC! We are thrilled you will be joining us this semester!

We know that starting at a new college means that there can be a lot to learn and many steps to get set up. Please follow the steps on this page to get started for a successful first semester.

1. Setup Your Student Accounts

As a student at MCC, you will rely heavily on your online student accounts. Visit our Student IT Helpdesk to get started today.

Tip: Check your personal email for the CCSNH email with login credentials.

2. Connect With Your Advisor

It is very important to connect with your academic advisor for help with placement and class registration. Find your advisor today to get started.

3. Connect With The Accessibility Counselor (as needed)

Have an IEP or 504 in high school? Something that impacts your learning? Connect with the Accessibility Counselor today if these pertain to you.

4. Find All That Important Stuff

Find your class schedule, faculty information, books and materials.

5. Make Your Plan To Pay For School

To avoid disruption in your college education, it is important to make sure your plan to pay for school is a solid one.

Did you apply for financial aid? Review this document for details on how to check and accept your Financial Aid award. And don't forget to check out the other useful information on Financial Aid.

If you are ready to make a payment, be sure to review the Payment Options page for details on how to accomplish that.

6. Attend Orientation

At Orientation you will familiarize yourself with the campus (for when we do actually return to being on campus!), our faculty, staff, and the many valuable services available to you.

Our Fall Orientation events will be held on campus on Wednesday, August 24th from 5:30-8:30pm and Thursday, August 25th from 10am-1pm. Get all the details on our New Student Orientation page.

7. Never Miss Your First Day!

Be sure to review your class schedule and attend, or for online classes, log in and participate.

It’s ok to be nervous for the big first day! Here are some tips to prepare and be ready for the semester...

Be on time!

Plan for how long it will take to get to campus, and for the increased traffic when school starts. You may need extra time to find a parking spot or your classroom.

Parking & busing

See the front desk for a parking sticker (no cost) or a bus pass.

Find your classes and how to get around campus

Your class detail schedule in SIS includes the class format (online or in person), building and room number. A campus map can be found here.

Materials to bring

Be sure to bring what you need for your class(es). Pen & paper or laptop, charger, snacks, a water bottle.

Access Canvas & email prior to your first class

Log on and check announcements, syllabus, emails before class, some faculty reach out beforehand and may give important first day information. If you need help accessing your accounts, contact the IT Help Desk.

Have a plan how to organize your assignments

Do you prefer a paper planner? A homework app? Online calendar? There are lots of ways to organize your assignments for the semester. The important part is that you have a system.

Be outgoing, introduce yourself to peers and teachers

It’s uncomfortable for everyone when you don’t know anyone. Introduce yourself! Start building relationships. It can lead to study groups, easier communication with faculty, and new friendships with your peers.

Where to study

While on campus, check out places to study. There are lots of places around campus that are available to students. Figure out what works best for you!

Need support?

If you had an IEP or 504 in high school, or have learning needs you’d like to discuss, learn more about accommodation planning or contact Melissa Olson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you are looking for non-academic support such as community resources, and mental health support, please contact Kristen Butterfield-Ferrell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ask questions

If anything is unclear or you have any questions, just ask. You can ask your faculty, your advisor, someone at the front desk, a librarian – many people are here to help you!