Student Engagement

Text "NCCC" to 76626 to join for updates and gamesThe Student Life Office invites students to connect, engage, and learn to lead at NCCC! Connect with your peers and faculty through student organizations and clubs, engage in campus traditions and events, and experience service learning through volunteerism and civic opportunities. 

Your Student Government Association provides funding through the student activity fee to sponsor campus events and community recreation to foster relationships, develop life skills, and feel a sense of belonging in our college community.


New Student Orientation is designed to help students become familiar with online learning technology and discover tips, techniques, and strategies to be successful in their overall college studies. We offer in-person orientation events, live-online Zoom info sessions, and a self-paced virtual orientation course in Brightspace, our Learning Management System.

To learn more or register for an upcoming New Student Orientation, visit our Orientation page.

North Country Community College strives to inform students and employees of voter registration procedures and to provide students with voter registration information and forms. It is important for college students to register to vote because many of the issues that impact students, such as education, war, and employment, are directly impacted by elected officials.

To learn more, visit our Voter Registration resource page.

The Student Government Association (SGA) is a group  of elected student leaders from all three campuses who represent the NCCC student voice in various meetings and committees across the College. Every fall and spring, students have an opportunity to run for vacant leadership positions to join the SGA. No prior experience is needed and meetings occur weekly over Zoom so all students can participate. 

The Student Trustee is also an elected student leader who represents all students on the North Country Community College Board of Trustees as a voting member. Meetings occur monthly in-person on the Saranac Lake campus with in-person or Zoom access for the public.

Other ways to be involved and use your student voice include:

  • Participating in our College Senate, a shared governance body of faculty, staff, civil service employees, students, NCCC Association, NCCC Foundation, and administration. 
  • Joining a college-wide committee

To learn more, contact 

Interested in getting involved or starting a new club? NCCC offers and encourages student-led clubs and organizations on all our campus as well as online. The Student Life Office coordinates club budgets, helps identify club advisors, and supports clubs with programming.

To learn more, contact 

The Student Life Office coordinates a variety of student events and activities with input from the Campus Activities Board (CAB). Members of CAB travel to the Association for the Profession of Campus Activities (APCA) every year to help select talent to bring to campus and build their event planning skills! 

Student activities are offered:
(A) on each of our three campuses  in Malone, Saranac Lake, and Ticonderoga
(B) virtually/remotely 

All students who pay the Student Activity Fee are welcome to attend activities. Regional activities, like bowling and movie nights, are also provided for students and their families.

Our Traditions:

  • Every October, NCCC students can enjoy Fright Fest at the Great Escape at a discounted rate!
  • Every winter, NCCC students can enjoy ski passes for a discounted rate at Whiteface Mountain!
  • NCCC participates in the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival every February, including one lucky student who joins the royal court as the Princess or Prince!
  • Each spring, a group of service-minded students apply to travel on our Alternative Spring Break to complete service projects in a destination community. Past trips have focused on food insecurity, housing development, and disaster relief.
  • Every May, a group of students adventure down the Hudson River on our annual Whitewater Rafting trip!

Stay informed by bookmarking our College Calendar of Events.

To learn more, contact


Student Life Office - General Inquiries, call 518-891-2915 or email  

  • Kathy Goodrow - Student Life Office & Health Records, ext. 1204
  • Angela Brice - Assistant Director of Student Life, ext. 1266
  • Bruce Kelly - Malone Campus Coordinator of Student Life, ext. 3226

Send your student engagement and activity ideas to studentlife@nccc.ed and bookmark our College events calendar.