Added: 07/01/2015
Revised: 07/01/2018
Last Reviewed: 07/31/2018
Effective: 08/01/2018

Each year, Student Life hosts countless events to enhance the University experience, and works with other campus offices to sponsor institutional events such as club rush, commencement, family nights, student leadership ceremonies, cookouts, concerts, fall festival, spring fling, week of welcome, outdoor recreation trips, and much more!


Club Rush

Each fall and spring semester, the Office of Student Life hosts this opportunity where students can visit representatives of all recognized student organizations to find out what they are all about, in addition to learning about community resources and opportunities to help students get involved.


Fall & Spring Festivals

Festivals are held in October and April on all campuses. These festivals feature live music, creative novelties, face painting, pumpkin carving, food tasting, games, outdoor and interactive activities in celebration of fall and spring.


Grad Finale

The Office of Student Life begins the “Countdown to Graduation” with events that celebrate the academic accomplishments of our students. Past events have included opportunities for a framed cap and gown keepsake photograph.



Family Night

Each semester, the Office of Student Life hosts Family Night. Here’s an opportunity for the whole family to enjoy an appropriate family friendly movie on the big screen on campus, off-campus venue, or an appropriate fun activity.


Graduation (Commencement)

The Graduation Ceremony each fall and spring provides the “pomp and circumstance” students deserve after completing their program of study at MGA. For more information on Graduation, see Section I of this Handbook.


Much, Much More

Watch for other great events throughout the academic year: trips, comedians on campus, music on the patio, pool parties, cookouts, health fairs, National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week events to name a few.