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9/11/23 Student Update

Hello Cambridge College Students,


We hope you are doing well and settling into the fall term. As you begin your academic journey this semester, remember that establishing good work habits early on is the key to success. Consistency, time management, and dedication are your allies in achieving your goals. However, it's important to recognize that challenges may arise, and that's okay. Don't hesitate to reach out for support when needed – whether it's from your professors, advisors, coaches, tutors, or peers. Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. Together, we can overcome obstacles and pave the way for a bright future filled with accomplishments!


Stay Informed

If you haven't already, we encourage you to connect with us on social media. This is a fantastic way to stay updated on news and upcoming events, as well as become an active part of our vibrant community. Your likes, comments, and shares are not only appreciated but also help us better understand and connect with you. Join us in building a closer bond!


To make it easy, here are our social media handles: 


Facebook (@cambridgecollege)

LinkedIn (@cambridge-college)

  X – formerly Twitter (@CambridgeCollg)

Instagram (@cambridgecollege_edu)



Please note that the last day to add/drop Cambridge College Full Semester classes is Tuesday, September 12.


Health Insurance Waivers

VERY IMPORTANT: If you have health insurance and are taking classes in Massachusetts, you will need to complete the health insurance waiver, so you are not charged for health insurance that you do not need. You must do this by September 30, 2023For more information, visit this page>>.


Laptop Loan Program

Laptop computers are essential for student success. If you do not have a dedicated computer, we encourage you to obtain a loaner laptop. For more information or to request a laptop, contact Leah Barcan at



All registered CC students should have received an email with a link to set up their Grammarly Premium account. If you did not receive the invitation, please contact Leah Barcan at For an overview of Grammarly, please see the Tutorials page on MyCC and scroll to the bottom of the page. To access Grammarly support videos, click here>>.


This fall we will continue to offer our free weekly workshops. Please come and join us!


Understanding the Assignment and Getting Started 

Tuesday, September 12, 3:00-4:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>

Sometimes starting is the hardest part! Learning Specialist Leah Barcan will teach you some tips and tricks to understanding your assignments and how to get started on your work. 


APA Bootcamp

Tuesday, September 12, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>

Join Cambridge College Librarian Jeff Cronin for a workshop on the American Psychological Association (APA) 7th edition citation style. We will cover APA basics, including how to format the most used sources for papers, and the basics of in-text citations. We will conclude by covering resources you can use to help with APA. There will also be an opportunity for questions. If you need any additional information, please contact Jeff Cronin at After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Resources for Success at Cambridge College

Thursday, September 14, 3:00-4:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>

Cambridge College has many free resources to support students! Come learn about TutorMe, CC Tutors, Read & Write Gold, and Grammarly. Learning Specialist Leah Barcan will teach you how to get the most out of these valuable tools.


Job Search Effectiveness

Thursday, September 14, 6:00-7:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>

Students will learn about traditional and non-traditional job searches and so much more! We can help you kick start your job search, talk to you about networking, or addressany other job search related questions you might have. Even if you are not looking for a job, you are encouraged to attend to learn how to prepare for the future. This is a workshop you will not want to miss!


English Conversation Group 

Our English Conversation Group is designed to help English language learners practice conversational skills in a safe and structured environment. English Conversation Groups meet virtually via Zoom every Monday and Thursday (except federal holidays). There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.

Every Thursday, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. English Conversation Group with Charlie DiSilva. If you are interested, please register here>>.  


Canvas Training Course

If you need Canvas training, you can take the self-guided Canvas training course. All students are automatically enrolled in the CST100: Canvas Student Training course. When you log into MyCC, go to the gray area left menu bar (Quick Links) where you will find a link to “Canvas.”  Click on that link for Canvas access. If you haven’t already accepted it, the top of the screen may display a message informing you of your enrollment in the CST100 Canvas Student Training. Click on “Accept” and you are ready to begin the course starting at the “Home” page. This Canvas course is self-guided, not timed, and contains the same material covered in the live monthly scheduled Zoom sessions.  


Good luck with your coursework this term! Do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Remember that Cambridge College has many resources available to help you succeed.


Tracy McLaughlin and your Student Success Team 



Tracy McLaughlin, Ph.D.  

Associate Provost 

Cambridge College 


Cambridge College is committed to ensuring that its events, services, and facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities, under requirements from the ADA of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. If you need accommodations to help you access our events, services, or facilities, please contact the Office of Disability Support at or 617-873-0614.

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