School Joins 26 Other Community and Tribal Colleges in Michigan Reconnect’s Recruitment Campaign to Help Adults 25 and Older Earn a Degree or Certificate

Monroe County Community College will host a special enrollment event, "Reconnect with MCCC," on July 17 from 1-4 p.m. in the Warrick Student Center Dining Room on the Main Campus.

The Main Campus is located at 1555 S. Raisinville Rd. in Monroe.

The event is being held in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Development’s Michigan Reconnect program, which has organized and promoted a week of events starting July 17 as part of a statewide campaign to connect working-age adults with postsecondary educational opportunities. 

MCCC and 26 other community and tribal colleges in Michigan will simultaneously host a variety of events the week of July 17 as part of  “Reconnect on Campus,” a coordinated effort led  by the Department of Labor and Economic Development and the colleges with support from other educational organizations, business leaders and former and current "Reconnectors."

Reconnect will be an an opportunity for new students and those who have previously enrolled but "stopped out" to explore enrolling at MCCC, with a special emphasis on those interested in the Michigan Reconnect program, which allows students who are age 25 and don't have a college degree to apply to attend tuition-free.

Prospective students will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from Admissions and Financial Aid, as well as educational advocates and deans representing the college's five academic divisions. 

Reconnect on Campus is open to the public, and no pre-registration is required.

“Our mission here at MCCC is to improve people’s lives by providing high-quality, accessible and affordable educational opportunities," said Joe Verkennes, director of marketing and communications. "Reconnect is a great program for anyone pursuing higher education for the first time or going back to school while balancing everyday life. We encourage anyone looking to upgrade their education and skills to pursue and land a good-paying job in a rewarding career to apply for Michigan Reconnect.”

According to the Department of Labor and Economic Development, Michigan Reconnect is the largest effort in state history to ensure that Michiganders who are 25 and older and do not have a college degree — more than 4.1 million in all — will have an opportunity to earn an associate degree or skills certificate  with free or discounted tuition. Since the program’s launch in February 2021, more than 100,000 state residents have been accepted into the program. 

To be eligible for Michigan Reconnect, a prospective student must must:

  • Apply for Admission to MCCC
  • Be at least 25 years old when applying
  • Be a Michigan resident for at least 1 year (U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen)
  • Be a resident of Monroe County
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (e.g., a GED)
  • Have not yet earned an associate or bachelor's degree

Additional eligibility requirements may apply.

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at (734) 384-4104 or

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition. The college’s mission is to enrich lives in our community by providing opportunity through student-focused, affordable, quality higher education and other learning experiences. MCCC is located at 1555 South Raisinville Rd., Monroe, Mich., 48161. Detailed information about MCCC is available at

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Marketing & Communications

Joe Verkennes
Director of Marketing and Communications
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI  48161

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