Meet Your Peer Navigators!

We want to make your experience at MCC successful and engaging!

We are here to support and encourage you. If you have a question, we can assist you in finding the right answer. Visit us any time in the FYE and Orientation Office (3-129) or the Admissions Office (1-211) or The Office of Campus Life, Suite 218 at the Downtown Campus.

Over the semester, we will present numerous programs: social activities to meet new friends, life skills workshops and more. Take a look at some our upcoming events!



Kristian Graham is a Communication and Media Studies major who thinks a good college experience involves an encouraging environment, a healthy social life and balancing school with other outside forces.  When he was younger, Kristian was a huge anime/manga fan. Now already a producer and radio technician, this Bishop Kearney graduate eventually wants to create his own visual marketing company. So, why did Kristian choose MCC? “It’s a great institution [where I can] establish a good solid foothold on what I want to make out of my college career and beyond.”

Kristian's advice to a new MCC student? “Don’t be afraid to initiate a conversation with someone.”

MCC Student Dillan


My name is Dillan Moore, and I'm a chemistry major here at MCC.  My hobbies include climbing, playing guitar, and hanging out with friends.  

I chose MCC is because it is probably the nicest and most accessible community college I looked at when I was looking for schools.  MCC has excellent programs for the money, but the most important part is that while going to MCC, you can boost your GPA if you do well in your classes.  My GPA from high school was less than amazing and my aspirations are high for what I want to do when I'm done with school, so going somewhere that could help me with that while saving me money is ideal. 

A tip I would have for students coming to campus would be to just explore! People are incredibly helpful and friendly, so asking those important questions are not only crucial, but less difficult for those who have trouble with this kind of thing.

MCC Student Nischal


Hello, I'm Nischal. I graduated from Rush-Henrietta and my favorite quote is “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us."

I chose MCC because of the dental hygiene program. After I become a hygienist, I hope to become a dentist as well. I love the fact that MCC is a pillar of the community not just in Rochester but all over New York. Providing opportunities for individuals of all races, colors, gender, and age.

One tip for all students attending MCC is to focus, and work hard. Ask for help and use the library.

MCC Student Alfred


My name is Alfred, Army veteran and first-time student at MCC. I enjoy solving complex problems and pushing technology to its limits.

I am studying Information and Network Technology at MCC. I chose MCC because I wanted to have control over how I earned my degree. With the option to choose part-time, full-time, certification training, 2+2 transfer, online and lecture learning, it was a no-brainer for me.

One thing video games taught me, when you encounter enemies you're making progress. Learn from everything and everyone.

MCC Student Kiara


Hi, I’m Kiara Blue and I am a first-year student at MCC. My end goal is to become an elementary school teacher.

I chose to further my education at MCC because it is close to my hometown, that means I can still eat home cooked meals! Also, I loved the idea of completing a 2+2 program to give me a chance to really know what profession I want to take on. I will be majoring in childhood education. 

Become a peer navigator! I have made lifelong friends and learned many life skills.

MCC Student athlete Tilden


Hey, I'm Tilden.  What can I say, soccer is my life, it's also why I chose MCC.  I want to be a physical education teacher, and am excited to be a part of this program.

MCC's best kept secret is that it's a pretty fun place.  There are tons of supports for you outside of the classroom, and the people from the professors to my classmates have all become friends.

Will you like MCC? YEAH! Don't be afraid to introduce yourself and ask for help!