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Non-Traditional Student Week

Two adult women students standing infront of a sign that says adult learner servicesEach year MVCC celebrates our non-traditional students by participating in the National Non-Traditional Student Week. Held the first full week of November, this week aims to recognize the non-traditional (non-traditional is defined as anyone over the age of 25, single parents, veterans, or those who work full-time) student population.

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During this time, MVCC hosts a variety of activities on both campuses exclusively for non-traditional students. In previous years we have honored our students with free coffee and halfmoons, provided information about other services on and off campus, and created workshops to assist them in their studies. This week typically culminates in a free dinner where adults and their families can dine together and be honored for their accomplishments.


Coffee Kick-Off - Rome Campus

Coffee Kick-Off - Rome Campus Nov 3, 2014, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Location: Plumley Complex Atrium

Free coffee is a great way to start off the week!  Join us for some along with some sweets to help you through the evening.  Don't forget to pick up a schedule of the week's events

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Stay Tuned for more information as we are currently planning Non-Traditional Student Week 2015!


Love to Write?

Enter our fourth annual Non-Traditional Student Week Essay Contest!

Subject: TBA

Guidelines: All responses should be typed and 12 point, Times New Roman or Arial font.  Length should be approximately 750 to 1,000 words.

Submissions: All submissions should be made via e-mail as an attachment to

Deadline: TBA

Spirit of Service Award 2015

The Adult Learner Services Office would like to honor a professor at MVCC who has made an impact on adult students.  The Spirit of Service Award will be given out to a faculty member as a part of Non-Traditional Student Week where we celebrate our adult learners on campus.  If you are interested in nominating a faculty member, it doesn’t matter whether they teach full or part time.

Deadline:  TBA


Past Sprit of Service Winners:


Michelly Kelly

Johnathan Meeter

David Nackley



John Susenburger



Timothy Thomas



Cheryl Plescia




Non-Traditional Student Week  2014 Schedules

Utica Campus

Rome Campus

Contact Information

Janet Visalli


Payne Hall 111
Phone (Utica): 315.792.5326
Email Adult Learner Service