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MCI Traditions

There are a number of Maine Central Institute traditions that students have enjoyed for decades. Our Homecoming celebration in the Fall pulls together athletic and class competition, and our annual Winter Carnival in March is the most fun our students have all year. From competitions like Snow Sculptures and Sled Racing to our annual Sno Ball dance, these MCI traditions carry on a long history of school spirit and enthusiasm on our campus.

The first week of March our students gather for a series of class competitions based in the wintery snow that Maine is known for. From common sports like Basketball and Volleyball, to unique competitions like Sledding Relays and Snow Sculptures, each MCI student gets to take part in our Winter Carnival and make what are some of their best memories on campus.

Homecoming weekend marks the time when many MCI alumni venture back to our campus, and the occasion is marked by a variety of sports contests, events, and class competitions. Taking place in the Fall, this is often the first large moment of bonding and school spirit with our students, and it is always a lasting memory here at MCI.

International Food Festival

Since 2007, MCI features our popular International Food Festival to celebrate the rich cultural diversity of our students and faculty. Students and advisors plan and prepare food offerings, showcase music entertainment from their home countries, develop promotional materials, and host the open-house event that has become a fun, family event in April for hundreds of area foodies and school supporters.

Commencement and Senior Chapel

Our Commencement and Senior Chapel ceremonies are the crowning achievement for our MCI students as they officially graduate from our institution and move on to wherever life takes them. Whether you spent all four years at MCI or just joined our MCI community recently, walking across that stage is a moment that will last a lifetime.