Student Life

Helland Center


After a dramatic renovation and expansion, the beautiful new Helland Student Center and Fine Arts lobby opened in January 2012. Both spaces have been transformed and offer a number of amenities including a state-of-the-art Student Health Clinic (H.3400), a multi-purpose event space (H.1002), a convenience store and expansive study spaces. Also located within this newly renovated space is the Student Senate and City College News offices, as well as our Student Life Information Desk and spaces for student groups and study groups to meet, plan, study and learn.

As the center of MCTC community life, the Helland Student Center offers a space for Student Life to complement the academic experience through an extensive variety of cultural, educational, social and recreational programs. Through volunteerism, boards, committees and student employment, students will gain first-hand experience in citizenship, leadership, social responsibility and exercising their values.

Student Life and the Helland Student Center encourage self-directed activity, giving maximum opportunity for self-realization and for growth in individual social competency and group effectiveness. Our aim is to foster a sense of community that cultivates enduring loyalty to MCTC (the role of the College Union as applied to MCTC, Association of College Unions International, 1996).

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City College News, MCTC student newspaper

The MCTC student newspaper, City College News (CCN), finished first among two-year college newspapers at the Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest convention in 2015.

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Morgan O'Sullivan

“Sometimes I felt like I was on the outside looking in the window,” she said. “Now, thanks to the guidance I received from my mentors, I am on the inside looking out to my success on my new path.”

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