Student Handbook

Welcome to Manchester Community College. This handbook is designed to answer the questions most frequently asked by students about services, programs, expectations, and procedures. More detailed information and procedures are available in the College Catalog, in other areas of the MCC website or on the Connecticut Community College’s student information system at

If you do not find the answer to your questions in the handbook, please contact a returning student, a student senator, or a faculty or staff member who will be more than happy to help you.


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Please note: The college reserves the right to make any necessary changes in the information listed in this publication.

Manchester Community College is committed to access and equal opportunity. Should you require special accommodations in order to participate in any of the programs offered, please contact Services for Students with Disabilities at 860-512-3320. Alternative formats of this material may be provided upon request.

From the Dean of Student Affairs

On behalf of the Student Affairs Division, I want to personally welcome you to Manchester Community College. Our division is designed to support you from the moment you arrive on campus, all the way through to walking across the stage and receiving your diploma. These services include: admissions, registration, financial aid, advising, counseling, transfer counseling, career services and placement, first year and new student programs, mentoring programs, recruitment and retention services, services for students with disabilities, assessment testing, veterans services, commencement, the bookstore and food services. These areas, along with many others on campus, provide support, knowledge and assistance that will aid you in your pursuit of your academic goals.

The best piece of advice I can give you is to create a place for yourself here at MCC. Find someone on campus you can connect with and learn from; someone that can help you navigate the sometimes rocky path of education without stumbling. MCC staff and faculty are always willing to serve their students in the best way possible. We all want you to be successful, so please ask us how we can help!

It is important to establish yourself with staff or faculty and research shows that students who engage in co-curricular activities are more likely to be successful in college. So join a club, go to a campus event outside of classroom hours, or stop by a student-run show on campus. You will be supporting your fellow students and building a lasting relationship with MCC!

This is your college and, now, it is a part of your educational journey. Do everything you can to experience it fully. I hope you have a great year!


Peter C. Harris
Interim Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services