Presidents Welcome

Welcome to MVCC.
You have started a new phase
of your life!

On behalf of everyone at Mohawk Valley Community College, it is my pleasure to welcome you to a new academic year.  During these uncertain times of COVID-19, we appreciate you choosing to enroll at MVCC.  We are committed to providing you with a safe and engaging student experience during the coming year and do everything we can to provide you with the support you need to be successful. Although a Student Handbook Welcome is not the usual and customary place for precautionary statements, we are encountering a very different environment.   You will be guided along the way to ensure that you have the most up-to-date-information. For now, face coverings are a necessary and required addition to your apparel and social distancing protocols must be followed. I thank you in advance for your attention to these minimum requirements.  

Whether you chose MVCC as a starting point for your education or as a vehicle to further your career, we are unwaveringly dedicated to your success. MVCC has been changing lives with exceptional academic programs, activities, support, and athletics for nearly 75 years, and we are perpetually looking forward. In a rapidly changing world, we recognize the importance of not only keeping up, but staying ahead of economic and societal trends, keeping our programs current and classes relevant to best prepare you for what the future holds.

Every day, we enthusiastically pursue our mission of student success. Our range of educational options, combined with a supportive learning environment and vibrant campus life, ensures that your experience at MVCC will provide a solid foundation for your own exciting future. Dedicated faculty and staff are here to help you learn and grow. Extra-curricular activities offer many opportunities for social and cultural involvement. Championship athletics are a great source of spirit and pride. Become a full partner in learning by dedicating yourself to your studies. Make MVCC your own.

We know that our success as a College is best measured by your experience, and we wouldn’t be here without you. We are here to help you achieve your educational goals. Best wishes for a productive year, and thank you for choosing Mohawk Valley Community College.

Randall J. VanWagoner, Ph.D.