IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The Virtual Commencement Video is Here!

Check out the 2021 Virtual Commencement Video
Let's join the 2021 graduates in celebrating their achievements!

Congratulations to all of the 2021 CMCC Graduates!

Let's Get Back to Normal, Let's Get Vaccinated

Are you looking forward to starting the Fall semester at CMCC? You are not alone! Hear from students, faculty, and staff what they are looking forward to this Fall in the video below.

The best way to ensure a normal Fall semester is to get a! Find your local vaccination clinic here:


"What are You Looking Forward to this Fall?"
Are you graduating this summer?

Have you completed your degree requirements this summer? If you answer yes, then it is time to complete your Graduation Confirmation Form by Friday, July 30!

To find the Graduation Confirmation Form, login to CMConnect and under the Student Tab locate the link for "Graduation and Commencement Information" located on the left side of the screen.

Congrats on completing your degree!
NEW!!! Introducing Direct Deposit for Student Financial Aid Refunds

Students now have the option of signing up for Direct Deposit! This new feature will allow you to receive your financial aid refunds electronically, rather than having a paper check mailed to you. No more waiting for paper checks to arrive via snail-mail.

Sign up today! All that you need are your bank or credit union’s routing number and your account number.

To sign up for Direct Deposit:
·        Log in to your CM Connect account
·        Go to the Students tab
·        Go to the Payments and Student Billing page
·        Click on the Set Up Direct Deposit Account button and follow the instructions; you
will need your bank account number and bank routing number.
There is still time to register for courses. Contact your advisor to make a plan.
 
Contact your program advisor or the LAC staff at: advising@cmcc.edu. Do you need a quick video refresher on how to register? View the Learning and Advising Center registration tutorial!
Mustang Food Pantry
Mondays: 9:00am - 11:00am
Thursdays: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
 
Located by Central Services, use the College Store entrance and signs will direct you to the pantry.
 
For more information, or to request curbside pick-up, or assistance outside the regular hours, contact:
Jean Blais at jblais@cmcc.edu or
207-755-5293.
Need A Student ID Card?
1. Send an email to Central Services at centralservices@cmcc.edu requesting a student ID card.
2.  Include your student ID number, full name and mailing address.
3.  Attach a vertical head and shoulders (no head tilting) photo of yourself for the card. Snapchat and other app pictures with filters cannot be processed for Student ID cards.
4.  We'll print your card and mail it to you!
 
Have questions? Call Central Services at
(207) 755-5294 or email at centralservices@cmcc.edu.
MUSTANG MOBILE

Check out the weekly "Did You Know" series showcasing CMCC's student success resources on Mustang Mobile's Student Feed!
STUDENT WORKER JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Student Security Officer
Join the Central Maine Community College Security Team.

Interested?
Scott Watkins
Learning Commons Peer Tutors
Learning Commons peer tutors help other students find and use credible information.

Interested?
Jim Allard, Learning Commons Librarian
Peer Tutors in the Math & Science Center
Earn good money tutoring via Zoom for The Math & Science Center! Receive a badge from Purdue University in Tutor Essentials.

Interested?
Diane Hamel, Math Science Coordinator dhamel@cmcc.edu
To view all open positions, log into CM Connect go to the Students tab, and then Student Employment on the left.
FINANCIAL AID NEWS
CARES Emergency Grants

Students who have unanticipated expenses due to the ongoing pandemic and who are currently enrolled for the summer semester at CMCC may apply for emergency assistance. You do not have to be eligible for regular financial aid. Applications are reviewed every day and processed by the Office of Financial Aid on a rolling basis.

To complete the application:
-         Log in to CMConnect;
-         Choose the ‘Students’ tab;
-         Choose the ‘Financial Aid’ page;
-         Choose the ‘CMCC Emergency Grant’ section and click on the application link
Maine State Grant Extension

It is not too late to apply for financial aid and be considered for all available sources of funding. The May 1st priority filing deadline for the Maine State Grant has been waived and you don't have to be a full-time student to qualify for financial aid. Grant money is still available, so complete your FAFSA today at www.fafsa.gov.

Please contact the Office of Financial Aid if you have any questions or need assistance at finaid@cmcc.edu or calling 207-755-5382.
What is the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program?

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for low-income households. If your household is eligible, you can receive:

  • Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals
  • Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)

Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household.
New SNAP Eligibility
Who is eligible?
SNAP eligibility has been temporarily expanded to include college students who are enrolled for at least half time (6 credits per semester) and who:
  • Have a zero expected family contribution (EFC) from their FAFSA; or
  • Are eligible to participate in a work-study program
How to apply:
  1.  Apply online with DHHS
  2. Click on Option 1 "My Maine Connection" then click on the red ‘Sign Up Now” button.
  3. Contact the CMCC Office of Financial Aid and request a ‘SNAP Eligibility Letter’. Include your CMCC ID in the email. Forward this letter to Farmington.DHHS@Maine.gov.
Are you looking for a scholarship? Visit available Maine Community Foundation
WORKFORCE & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Career Training
Entry-Level Software Developer
Registration form: https://bit.ly/AlfondRegForm
Generously funded through the Harold Alfond Foundation and offered through CMCC's Center for Workforce and Professional Development.
Behavioral Health Professional certification
No-cost training
Cohort 3
July 26, online
Live via Zoom on August 19 & 20, 2021 from 11am to 3pm.
Cohort 4
August 23, online
Live via Zoom September 16 and 17, 11am to 3pm.
To register: bit.ly/CWPDRegister
CAMPUS ACTIVITIES AND CLUBS
Mustang Fitness Center Classes
Classes are via Zoom unless otherwise stated. Call the Mustang Fitness Center or email Jordy if you are interested in participating in fitness classes.
207-755-5165; jknoren@cmcc.edu.

  • Spin - M & Thur., 6:00am - 6:50am 

  • Piloxing Booty-Builder - Thur, 7:00pm- 7:30pm

  • Chair Yoga - Sat.,10:15am-11:15am

  • Hatha Yoga - Mon, 8:00am - 9:00am 

  • Bootcamp - M, 6:00pm - 7:00pm; W, 5:15pm - 6:15pm; Thur., 6:00pm - 7:00pm (all Bootcamp in person with masking)

  • Zumba - T, 6:15pm - 7:15pm; Wed., 6:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Zumba Toning - W, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Piloxing - T., 5:00pm - 6:00pm; Sat 9:00am -10:00am

  • Piloxing Knockout - M, 5:00pm - 5:30pm

  • Tri-Group - Fri, 5:45am - 7:00am
TRIO STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES NEWS
TRIO CAN HELP YOU GET READY FOR FALL CLASSES
Do you need to brush up on your math or Do you think you might qualify for TRIO? TRIO is offering free non-credit review seminars to improve your skills and/or help you place into college level math. This will be available either in person or virtually - very flexible formatting. Join us for:
 
Algebra Aptitude MWF July 12-July 23
 
Contact Trio@cmcc.edu to register. FREE!
NEW VIDEO!!!!
Curious about TRIO?
Check out these videos:
 
About CM TRIO Tutoring:
 
TRIO is offering FREE summer tutoring! Online and in person
Contact us at Trio@cmcc.edu or call 207-755-5205.

CAREER AND TRANSFER NEWS
  • Unsure about career options? View Candid Career!
  • Looking for work? Check out Community partner Jobs.
  • For transfer or career-related questions, visit the Placement and Transfer Services Offices in Student Services or email Liz Oken or call her at (207)755-5239.
LEARNING COMMONS & TUTORING
Open Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM
207-755-5218 reference@cmcc.edu
.Learning Commons Appointment Schedule

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

How to make an appointment or for research help:
Call - 207-755-5218
Learning Commons Homepage - "librarian Help" button

The Learning Commons staff will need to know about your appointment ahead of time and plan ahead as requests received after hours will not be seen until the next business day.
Learning Commons Movie Minute: A short-animated-tour of a Learning Commons subject guide.
YouTube: YouTube
Panopto: Panopto

Visit Academic Videos Online for more movie options.
FREE Zoom Math & Science Tutoring Available to all CMCC students
Free!! The Chronicle of Higher Education online is free through the Learning Commons.
 
To access on campus: https://chronicle.com
 
Connect with Librarians via Zoom

Morning Zoom – Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 11:00 am: https://zoom.us/j/98676075391

Afternoon Zoom - Mon – Fri 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: https://zoom.us/j/92845673913
Zoom Basics Workshop

The Learning Commons will be hosting a Zoom Basics workshop on Tuesday, July 13th. The workshop will be available online & live on the big screen in the Learning Commons during open house.

The Writing Center Options!
Zoom Virtual Writing Center

The Writing Center Zoom schedule for the summer semester beginning May 17 to August 16

If these Zoom times don't work with your schedule, e-mail Dennis directly with your preferred times and he will schedule an appointment at your convenience. dcamire@cmcc.edu
Brightspace Submission

To access this resource, easily get the Online Writing Center listed in your courses.

  1. Go to the Discover tab at the top of your Brightspace homepage
  2. In the Discover search bar, type On-Line Writing Center
  3. Click “enroll” and the On-Line Writing Center will always be available in your list of courses.

Once you have enrolled in the Online Writing Center, click on the Online Writing Center window and follow the instructions for submitting your paper. Tutors are notified your paper has been uploaded and will generally respond within 24-48 hours with feedback.

On-line W/C tutors: Rachel King: rking@cmcc.edu and Ethel Bowden: ebowden@cmcc.edu