Jul 21, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
    
2023-2024 College Catalog

Student Life


Wellesley Hills Campus / Framingham Campus

Outside the classroom, MassBay offers many services and activities that can enhance the college experience. Diverse co-curricular activities are available to foster a sense of community and to afford students the opportunity to seize leadership and decision-making roles. The MassBay Student Handbook is an important resource for students, describing in detail various services available, as well as rights and responsibilities. The condensed Handbook includes an academic year calendar/ planner, and the full Handbook can be found online at www.massbay.edu.

Athletics

The College supports an intercollegiate athletic program. Full-time status (12 or more credit hours per semester) and a cumulative GPA of 2.00 are eligibility requirements for student participation in all intercollegiate programs. Team selection is determined through tryouts. MassBay offers the following athletic programs, depending on demand:

  • Men’s Basketball
  • Men’s Cross Country
  • Women’s Cross Country
  • Men’s Golf
  • Women’s Golf
  • Men’s Soccer
  • Women’s Volleyball
  • Esports
  • Unified Sports

MassBay is a DIII member of the Massachusetts Community College Athletic Conference (MCCAC) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). MassBay student-athletes compete for state, regional, and national honors and championships. All MassBay students are admitted free to all home games. Other club sports may be offered as well, depending on student interest. All full and part-time students are invited to participate in these activities.

Recreation & Wellness Center

The MassBay Recreation & Wellness Center (RWC) is home to numerous recreation and physical fitness opportunities, offering a multi-purpose gymnasium and a fitness & wellness room with exercise equipment. The RWC signifies the College’s commitment to provide an environment that promotes the total fitness and wellness of its students. The RWC is available free of charge to students. A campus identification card is required to use the facility, its equipment and locker rooms.

Student Government, Clubs and Organizations

All enrolled students at MassBay are members of the Student Government Association (SGA). The SGA serves as an advocate to address student concerns and sponsors a variety of student activities and student-interest programs. The elected governing body of the College SGA is the Student Senate, comprised of representatives elected by the student body at-large. All clubs and social organizations that receive funding are under the jurisdiction of the SGA. A copy of the Student Government Association Constitution is included in the MassBay Student Handbook. Social, cultural, and recreational activities, as well as trips, outings, and informal get-togethers, are planned by committees of the Student Senate and the Office of Student Engagement each semester. Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to assume and continue to hold a leadership position in the SGA or in a club. Contact the Office of Student Engagement or visit Student Engagement for a current list of active clubs. Students may join an existing club or start a new one by contacting the Office of Student Engagement.

Student ID (MassBay OneCard)

The OneCard is the official identification card of MassBay Community College issued to every student and employee and is essential to campus life. It is an official form of identification, a HELM Library Network card and necessary for printing on campus. The OneCard allows access to the Recreation and Wellness Center and also access to our MWRTA Shuttle Services (between MassBay Wellesley Hills, MassBay Framingham and Framingham State University). OneCards are available to MassBay students and college employees. The OneCard Office is located in the Enrollment Center Room 103G on the Wellesley Hills Campus. 

The OneCard should be carried at all times and may not be used by anyone other than the person named on the card. It remains the property of MassBay Community College and must be surrendered upon demand. When necessary, students are required to identify themselves and to show their MassBay OneCard at the request of a college official (this includes, but is not limited to, admission to exams, buildings, and college events). Alteration or use of the card for any unauthorized purpose will result in confiscation and/or disciplinary action.

For more information, please contact the OneCard office: onecard@massbay.edu or call 781-239-2518.

Bookstore

Textbooks for classes are available for purchase or for rental from the bookstore located on the Wellesley Hills campus, and online at MassBay Bookstore. Used textbooks may be available at a 25% savings off the new book price. Many textbooks are also available in digital format. A book buyback program throughout the year is also offered, where students can sell their unwanted textbooks for cash (market prices apply). The bookstore offers extended hours during the first and last week of each semester.

Parking and Transportation

Parking is available free of charge to MassBay students displaying a valid MassBay student decal (available from Public Safety). Please park in lots designated as “Student Parking.” MassBay offers limited shuttle service to and from the Riverside MBTA stop to the Wellesley Hills and Framingham campuses. Current schedules are distributed during orientation and are available in the Office of Student Development and on the College website throughout the year.

Mental Health Counseling Services

The mission of Counseling Services is to help MassBay students overcome interpersonal, emotional, and psychological barriers to academic success. Our licensed mental health professionals can help with common barriers such as anxiety, stress, depression, suicide prevention, anger, relationships, trauma, and addictions. Services are free and confidential for enrolled students. Contact 781-239-3142 or counseling@massbay.edu for Mental Health Counseling Services.

Career Services, Internships and Mentoring

MassBay’s Career Services, Internships and Mentoring Office provides a full range of career development services for students and alumni. This office helps students:

  • Explore careers and identify skills and strengths
  • Set and reach career/academic goals
  • Develop and launch a strategic job and internship search
  • Write a winning resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile
  • Polish interview and networking skills
  • Connect with employers and mentors
  • Create professional branding using social media

International Student Services

MassBay celebrates our diverse College community. The College is committed to supporting the academic success of international students by providing services to meet their specific needs. The Office of Admissions offers comprehensive support for international students on both academic and personal levels. Services include but are not limited to international admissions, immigration compliance and advice, orientation and informational sessions, work authorization and cultural adjustment, and academic support.