Union County College Plans Spring Welcome For New Students

CRANFORD – Union County College will be hosting its Spring Welcome on Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Victor M. Richel Student Commons at the Cranford campus. This event is an opportunity for new students and potential new students to take a tour of the Cranford campus, join one of our many clubs, meet fellow students and alumni, learn about e-advising, attend a registration session, explore portal/email and Web Services information, and have your college questions answered.

The college’s Cranford campus is located at 1033 Springfield Avenue. The event is free and students are welcome to bring their family. If you are planning on attending, RSVP to counselingsrv@ucc.edu or call 1-908-709-7525. The snow date for the event is Jan. 19.

Union County College is a public comprehensive community college. The college operates major campuses in Cranford, Elizabeth, Plainfield and Scotch Plains. Union enrolls almost 40,000 credit, non-credit, and continuing education students and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Union has had the largest non-credit enrollment among the nineteen New Jersey County Colleges.

Known for excellence among regional colleges and universities, programs at Union lead to the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science degrees, and Certificates. Students who complete two-year programs may transfer to four-year institutions for their junior and senior years or seek employment in their fields of study. Union is one of the most racially and ethnically diverse county college in New Jersey. The Institute for Intensive English is a National model for teaching English as a Second Language. Each year over 2,000 students representing over 80 countries and speaking 40 different languages enroll in ESL classes on the Elizabeth campus. The Professor Elmer Wolf Engineering Program has been preparing students for transfer to prestigious colleges and universities throughout the country for decades. Graduates of Union’s renowned American Sign Language Program are sought after for employment and transfer to baccalaureate programs.

Union County College is the largest educator of undergraduate allied healthcare professionals in New Jersey, offering degrees and certificates in nursing and licensed practical nursing, physical therapy, emergency medical services, radiography, and nuclear medicine technology. Union County College is the partner in cooperative programs with the Trinitas School of Nursing, Elizabeth, New Jersey, the JFK Muhlenberg School of Nursing, Plainfield, and the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey in Scotch Plains.


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