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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 Government Association (SGA) 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 71444.

Student Life Offices 

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Germantown Student Life

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

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Rockville campus
Rockville Student Life

Long Nguyen and Kimmy Duong Student Services Center (SV), Room 104A  

Get Involved in Rockville
TP/SS Student Life

Student Services (ST) Center,
Room 217  

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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


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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.

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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.

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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:

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Student Government Association and Activities Board

Each campus has a Student Government Association 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.