Student Activities

Student Activities provides opportunities for students to nurture their personal growth and development outside of the academic environment. Students are encouraged to participate in student clubs, the Student Government Association (SGA) and the numerous special events sponsored by student clubs and OSA. Affiliation and involvement in student clubs provides students with the opportunity to gain hands-on leadership, enriching their college learning experience and providing them with the ability to explore personal and career-related interests. OSA also strives to engage our students, faculty and staff in local communities.

Office Hours and Location

Location: Student Services Center, SSC L155

Michelle Nickerson, Director of Student Activities

Phone: 860-512-3282
Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Evening hours are available by appointment and on the days when the office is hosting a special events, Exceptions may be made for evening events/activities and appointments when necessary.

Activity Welfare Manual
This document guides all Student Activity Fee fund-related decisions.

Student Club Handbook
This document explains requirements and policies regarding student clubs.

Special Events/Offers

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) sponsors several bus trips each semester. When scheduled, trip details will be listed below, along with the price for students and non-students to participate. Please sign up for trips at Student Activities, SSC L149. Unless otherwise noted, all trips depart campus from the SBM Charitable Foundation Building  driveway. Spots are not reserved until payment is made at the Bursar’s Office and a completed liability waiver is submitted. For all trips, prices are subject to change.


Student Activities administers the campus’s co-curricular program and offers a variety of services that may include leadership workshops, event planning assistance, monitoring the Student Activity Fee fund, games and equipment rentals, student photo IDs, lockers, referrals and general information.

Digital Signage

Student Activities operates the digital signage located throughout the campus. The signage is available to student clubs and campus departments to advertise meetings and events. Anyone interested in posting information on the digital signage should contact Michelle Nickerson via email or call 860-512-3282.

Locker Rentals

Lockers are available for students to use throughout the semester and are located at various locations throughout campus. The cost is $5 for the semester and students must supply their own lock.

Student Clubs

Student Activities manages the operations of all student clubs on campus.
Contact information for student clubs

Bulletin Boards

Bulletin boards are used to inform the campus community of campus events, activities, policies and notices. Space is provided for items of an educational, cultural, civic or recreational nature, rather than for commercial or partisan political purposes. The bulletin boards are also offered as a community service to publicize local groups, meetings, cultural events, non-partisan political events, fund-raising events for nonprofit organizations and educational opportunities. If you have something you would like to post, bring it to Student Activities for prior approval.

Student IDs

Student IDs are available to currently enrolled Manchester campus students and can be used for discounts, identification and more. Students should obtain their IDs from their home campus.  There is no cost for the first ID, however there is a $10 replacement cost if you lose your ID. 

Beginning May 17, the AST Welcome Center where IDs are made will be closed for the summer.  Student IDs will only be created during New Student Orientations on July 17 and August 1.

Questions?  Please contact Laura Bruno by e-mail or phone 860-512-3287.