Middlesex Community College is excited to announce that evening classes will be returning to the Meriden Center for the spring semester. Evening classes on Monday and Wednesday will be added to the course schedule to meet the needs of students.
Evening courses were removed from the fall schedule in an attempt to close the budget gap the College and the other Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System (CSCU) institutions are facing. In their place, Saturday morning classes were offered as an alternative for students who needed a flexible schedule around work and family life.
“We have been working closely with State Senator Danté Bartolomeo and the Board of Regents for Higher Education over the last several months to ensure that our students taking courses at the Meriden Center have the opportunities that align with their needs,” said Dr. Anna Wasescha, president of Middlesex Community College. “We have made the decision to add an evening schedule to the Meriden Center with input from students and several community partners, including Senator Bartolomeo, Meriden Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mark Benigni, and Midstate Chamber of Commerce President Séan Moore.”
“The College will continue to work with the Board of Regents and our community partners in both Meriden and Middletown to ensure that all students are receiving appropriate college services during this difficult budget time,” added Dr. Wasescha.
“Middlesex Community College offers opportunities for Connecticut students and is a vital piece of the growing vibrancy of downtown Meriden,” said Senator Danté Bartolomeo (D-Meriden), Senate Chair of the Higher Education Committee. “Since early this summer I have been working alongside Middlesex faculty and Board of Regents leadership as well as the other members of Meriden’s legislative delegation to bring evening classes back to the Middlesex Meriden Center. I am very happy to announce that these courses will be returning in the spring, expanding educational opportunities to more students and securing the future of Middlesex Community College in Meriden.”
The Meriden Center, located at 55 West Main Street, is a fully accredited instructional site for Middlesex Community College, offering a high level of student services and activities, a wide selection of credit and non-credit courses, and a modern and recently expanded facility.