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1.7.22 Student Update

1/5/2022 Academic Affairs Weekly Student Update


Greetings Cambridge College Students:


We hope you all had a chance to relax over the holidays and decompress after another challenging year. Please know that we all admire your resilience and commitment to your education, and we challenge you to keep going ... you will get there! With that, welcome to the new year! Here are a few reminders as we look toward the spring term.


Spring Registration

Classes for the spring term start on January 18th. If you have not yet registered, be sure to do so as soon as possible as some classes are filling up (Registration Video, 8:35). You may want to check in with your advisor or success coach for class recommendations. Also, if you have a financial or business hold, please reach out to Student Financial Services at or call (617)-873-0403.


bell hooks Tribute Reading

bell hooks, prolific author, poet, activist, educator, and trailblazing feminist, passed away on December 15, 2021. Author of more than three dozen wide-ranging books, hooks’ works, ideas, and scholarship addressed the intersections of race, gender, class, sexuality, and place. Her impact on our lives, inside and outside of the classroom, is profound. The entire Cambridge College community is invited to a celebration of her life and work. Please save the date: Thursday, February 3, 2022, from 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm via Zoom. If you are interested in reading or speaking at the event, please contact Rebecca Heimel at


Preparing for Success Tips

After you are registered for your classes, take some time to prepare for the term. Here are some tips that will help set you up for success in your classes:

§  Visit your course portal – log into the portal and check the course syllabus. Review the course requirements, assignments, deadlines, and schedule. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the portal layout and sections. You can access helpful videos and resources under the “Tutorials” Tab>>.

§  Purchase any texts or materials – Check the syllabus for textbooks and materials and purchase them prior to the start of class.

§  Email your professor – If you have any questions about the course, assignments, or requirements, reach out to your professor directly by email. You can also email through the portal system.

§  Arrange your schedule – Be sure to block off time for your classes on your schedule. If you are taking a synchronous course, add the course time block to your schedule. Also be sure to block time for completing coursework and assignments. You should expect 4-6 hours of outside work per class, per week, or 7-9 hours for an asynchronous online class.

§  Arrange your space – Be sure to set up an adequate space to study and complete coursework. This is especially important for Connected Zoom classes, in which you will be on video.



All registered CC students should have received an email with a link to set up your Grammarly Premium account. If you did not receive this invitation, please email

§  To read our Grammarly announcement and directions, click here>>.

§  To access Grammarly support videos, click here>>.


Enjoy the last few weeks of the break as you prepare for the spring term. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to staff at your school or in our business offices.




Stephen Healey. Ph.D.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


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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