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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

Week 12, the Week of November 15

International Education Week Fall 2021 (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)
Please join us to celebrate Virtual International Education Week Fall 2021. Students, clubs, organizations, and groups have encompassed a variety of cultural events and activities that highlight the benefits of international education. The purpose is to raise awareness and appreciation of MC’s cultural diversity, international student population, and celebrate campus pride. Please support by promoting and attending their events! See date, time, and links below.


    • Mini Language Lesson - Latin, noon–12:30 p.m.
      Germantown Campus Humanities Department
      Come try your Latin language skills with our mini- language lesson. 
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    • What is a Muslims Prayer? 1:30–2:15 p.m.
      Muslim Student Association Club, 
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    • Art Society, Lettering Event, 7–8 p.m.
      Lettering has been particularly important in Islamic Art and is a term that covers the art of drawing letters, instead of simply writing them. The first 15 who register will receive a free brush pen and marker pad (to be picked up in the Office of Student Life). 
      Register Nownew window (deadline is 11/11 by 5 p.m.)


    • Service Project: World Flags, Maps & Cards for Children at NIH, 1–3 p.m.
      Stop by the Germantown Campus outside SA building to make a card and package a gift for a child who is staying at National Institute of Health. The theme: world flags and maps! Drop-ins welcome. 
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    • Yoga Club, Exploring the Cultural Roots of Yoga, 5–6:30 p.m.
      Join us to watch an insightful documentary about the cultural origins of yoga, participate in a traditional yoga session, and discuss the western cultural appropriation of yoga. 
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    • Mini language Lesson - French, noon–12:30 p.m. 
      Germantown Campus Humanities Department
      Come try your French language skills with our mini-language lesson. 
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    • Mini Language Lesson - Spanish, 12:30–1 p.m.
      Germantown Campus Humanities Department
      Come try your Spanish skills with our mini-language lesson. 
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    • International Student Experiences, In Our Own Voices, 2:30–3:15 p.m.
      Join us to hear some of our MC Students from Dr. Luna Escudero-Alie’s French and Spanish classes share their international student experiences of being born in another country and coming to the US to live. Students, staff and faculty are welcome. 
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    • Creative Writing Club, Movie Screening -Memoirs of a Geisha, 5–7 p.m.
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    • Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles Club (CARP), How to Build True Authentic Relationship, 5–6 p.m.
      Discussion and activities on understanding how your cultural back ground affect developing friendship.
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    • MC Christian Fellowship, Get to Know God! Have YOU ever wondered about...? noon–1:30 p.m. 
      What is the Gospel? How does this relate to others around the world? Join us for a fun, fruitful discussion on these topics and MORE! You could get a FREE GIFT! 
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    • International Experience, My Journey From Brazil to the US, 2:30–3:00 p.m.
      Join a conversation with MC Staff member, Lucilene Singleton, as she talks about her journey the the US, struggles of leaving her country and how to make it easier. 
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    • The STEM Education Community Club, The Effects of Climate Change on International Communities, 5:45–6:45 p.m.
      Join the discussion on this topic and MORE!
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    • Office of Student Life, Rockville, Pow Fit, 6–7:00 p.m.
      Join the Offices of Student Life as we commemorate Native American Heritage Month through the art of dance expressed through Pow Wow Culture! 
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    • The Agapé Christian Fellowship Club, Virtual Muckbang, 8:30–9:30 p.m.
      Join us for an interactive discussion of various international foods, cultural topics, and MORE!
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    • Mini Language Lesson - Arabic, 11–11:30 a.m.
      Germantown Campus Humanities Department
      Come try your Arabic language skills with our mini-language lesson. 
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    • Cryptocurrency in Emerging Economics, 10–11 a.m.
      Student Business Association Club

    • Germantown Campus, Global Grab-and-Go Snack/International Trivia, 11:00 a.m.–noon
      Students are invited to experience a taste of the world! Stop by our table in the BE lobby for a grab-and-go international snack and partake in our International Trivia game for a chance to win candy from around the globe. 

    • The Writing, Reading, and Language Center Rockville Studio and the Creative Writing Club are co-sponsoring a Multilingual Poetry Open Mic, 1–2 p.m.
      Join us and feel free to share your own poetry or your favorite poets' work in any language. There will be door prizes. 
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    • Office of Student Life, Takoma Park/Silver Spring, Caribbean Dance Workshop, 3–4:00 p.m.
      Come learn to dance and experience some Caribbean culture. First 30 students to register by Nov. 10 will receive a free flag to represent the country of their choice.
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    • Calligraphy Workshop with Darold J. Pinnock, 5–6:30 p.m.
      Come learn about this international art form. Learn how to do brush stroke in this hands-on session! First 30 students to register by Nov. 10 will receive free calligraphy materials.
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    • Raptor Eats: International Cuisine Night, 5–6:30 p.m.
      Join the Offices of Student Life as we celebrate International Education Week through a virtual cooking class led by the Rockville Hospitality Management students!
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Week 13, the Week of November 22

Thanksgiving Holiday Week 

  • Emotional Intelligence — Join our workshop to learn how to improve your emotional intelligence and enhance your ability to self-manage more effectively. 
    When: Monday, November 22nd, 2021, at 3p.m.
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Week 14, the Week of November 29
Week 15, the Week of December 6
  • Curated Calm (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) Join the Yoga Club and the Rockville Office of Student Life as we prepare for finals through a relaxing yoga session paired with guided meditation. Beginners are welcome!
    Monday, December 6, 2021, 4–5 p.m.
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    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.