First Days Information

Sunday, September 2nd - Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

The beginning of school is an exciting time for the campus and for our new students. We look forward to having all our new students join in our college community through this three-day experience. Our First Days program is sure to engage you in the spirit of our campus through community sharing opportunities, academic life components as well co-curricular experiences. Events throughout these days are carefully selected to assist with your transition into our MCLA college community.

Events that occurred within the First Days Program and as part of our Welcome Back series throughout September included:

  • Academic success workshops
  • PlayFair, community building speaker session: Shot of Reality
  • Campus Connections & Class Photo
  • Mystery Bus Trips
  • Traditional Academic Convocation followed by the President's Country Lunch
  • The Student Activities Council also hosts late evening programming: Welcome Back BINGO
  • Mt. Greylock Annual Hike: September 8th - open to new and returning students

In addition to participating in educational and social programming opportunities, First Days allows you to connect with students and staff across campus. During First Days you will meet the following people: your roommate or other commuter students, your Peer Adviser and Resident Adviser, your FYE Instructor, staff, administration and faculty members. Making connections with our campus is made easy and fun during First Days!

2018 First Days Schedule of Events

New Commuter Student Newsletter coming soon!

New Resident Student Newsletter coming soon!


Contact the Office of Student Development with any questions: 413-662-5102 or email