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How The Grinch Stole Finals

The Grinch hated finals! The whole finals week!
Now, please don't ask why, the reasons are bleak.
"They’ll be studying tonight!" he snarled with a sneer,
"Tomorrow is finals! It's practically here!"

Then he growled, his Grinch fingers nervously drumming,
"I MUST find some way to stop finals from coming!"
For tomorrow, he knew, he’d see all the looks,
When they wake bright and early to rush for their books!

Students, young and old, would sit down for a test.
And they'd click and write ‘til their scores were the best.
And THEN They'd do something he liked least of all!
Every student on campus would earn A’s for the Fall.

They'd stand hand-in-hand all wearing their masks.
And they’d celebrate and sing, they completed their tasks.
"Why, for fifty-eight years I've put up with it now!"
"I MUST stop finals from coming! But HOW?"

Then he chuckled, and clucked, and logged in to The Q,
To type an announcement “No finals for you”!
When the students awoke and checked their Qmail,
A miracle had happened, nobody could fail.

Finals were canceled for the whole school?
No way said the students, not me, I’m no fool.
They all went to class and took their exam
No QCC student could fall for that scam.

So they earned their degrees and fantastic careers
And the Grinch was sadder than he had been in years.
Some time had passed, and then it was Spring
He realized that Grinching may not be his thing.

He enrolled at Quinsig for his nursing degree,
Then he looked in the mirror and said “look at me!”
I was a miserable, furry, terrible mess,
I went from worst to nurse in 2 years or less.

And that minute his heart didn't feel quite so tight,
He whizzed with his stethoscope to work through the night.
The patients came in and he treated them well,
Sometimes even the worst can break their own spell.

What is it today that we learn from this lesson?
Determination can bring a rewarding profession.
Finals aren’t cancelled, procrastination is done
Now run off and study for every last one.

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Help Paying For Books

QCC offers a few different options that you may not be aware of to assist students with their books.

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Fall Safety Info for QCC Students

Our Fall 2021 semester begins on September 8. We are excited to provide courses on campus this Fall, and look forward to the return of in-person student life, academic, and athletic activities.

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Best. Back to School. EVER!

WOW! We've missed you and we are very much looking forward to seeing your smiling faces on campus next week! We have a lot of catching up to do. Whether you are starting college for the first time,  going back after a long time or a second year student who hasn't actually been on campus we are happy to have you. Starting college can be an intimidating experience and after the year we have had, it may feel god to get out of the house or may be a little intimidating. If that's the way you feel, have no fear, we are here for you.

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Help End Domestic Violence

Seeing someone you know or love experience domestic violence can be scary, and starting the conversation can be difficult as well. Men or women going through a difficult time may not want to discuss the abuse they’re experiencing for any number of reasons, including fear, shame, or even concern for their partner who has abusive behavior. Quinsigamond Community College is committed to providing victims and survivors of domestic violence confidential resources right here on campus.

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Healthcare Agreement for Humans and Animals

Great news for students at Quinsigamond Community College and Mount Wachusett Community College. A new articulation agreement will allow students the ability to transfer seamlessly and take advantage of quality, affordable education at both schools. An articulation agreement is a formal partnership between two or more institutions of higher education. Typically, this type of agreement is formed between a community college and a four-year institution with the goal of creating a seamless transfer process for students. Community colleges can also develop similar agreements that give students access to programs their community college doesn’t offer. In this case, MWCC partnered with QCC to offer programs in which MWCC does not currently offer, and QCC did the same with programs that it currently does not offer.

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Talent Meets Opportunity

QCC has moved our job board to Handshake for hiring events, career fairs, job postings, internships, resume critique and to schedule appointments with Career Services & Credit for Prior Learning. All of the Massachusetts Community Colleges are using Handshake, which means that current QCC students and alumni will have access to even more jobs, events, career and interview tips and networking opportunities.

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2021 Alumni Board Election Results

Today, we have more than 34,000 alumni that can be found in virtually every industry in our region and across the United States. They come from diverse backgrounds, they span generations and their career goals vary, but what they all have in common is the drive to succeed. We are incredibly proud of their hard work and accomplishments and love to see where life is taking them. 

Every two years, we hold an election for our Alumni Board. The Alumni Board is a valuable resource that works to promote alumni involvement in Central Mass and brings them together to network, enjoy events, and stay engaged with each other and the QCC community. The 2021 election is officially in the books and we would like to thank all of you who participated in the elections and took the time to cast a vote! The votes are in and 3 highly qualified candidates have officially earned their seats.

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New QCC Location in Southbridge

We have officially moved our Southbridge location to the Southbridge High School. This will make it easier for those in Southbridge and the surrounding communities to have access to quality, affordable higher education. QCC at Southbridge will begin in-person and online classes for the fall 2021 semester.

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Wait, What? No Waiting?

The big moment is here! We have officially begun transitioning to more in-person services and courses as we prepare for the comeback this Fall.

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