Current News


Financial Aid Makes College Possible

July 18, 2018

Come meet with a financial aid advisor to find out about grants, scholarships, loans, and work study.  Chelsea Cooley just joined our team of advisors, and is available to meet with you in person or by phone.

A lifelong Alaskan who has worked for the University for almost 5 years, most recently as an advisor in the Aviation Technology Division in Anchorage, Chelsea brings a wealth of knowledge.  She earned a degree in Air Traffic Control from UAA and is now pursuing a Bachelor’s in Applied Leadership. In her free time, she loves hiking, off-roading with her husband, and spending time with her boxer puppy, Moody.  

She’s excited to be working with students interested in managing their finances. Chelsea’s advice: Think ahead and picture what your life will be like after you finish college. Talk to someone with experience, so you make choices now that will benefit you later.

We are grateful to have Chelsea join the Arctic Dragon community!

Call Student Services at (907) 745-9762 to make an appointment with an advisor today.

Summer Study Movitation

July 16, 2018

In the middle of summer, it can be tough to stay motivated to study.

Here are 3 tips to keep you study-motivated this summer:

1-Keep your goals in mind. If you need to pass an English class to graduate this year, write your goal down somewhere to remind you daily of your path.

2-Map out your hours. With all the activities going on (hiking, camping, fishing) it is important to schedule time for your studies.

3-Treat yourself. Build in rewards to keep you going. If you finish your assignment on time or make that study session, a small/inexpensive reward goes a long ways.

July Advisor Drop-in Appointments

July 9, 2018

For the month of July, MSC Student Services is dedicated to helping students prepare for fall term.

On Wednesdays, walk-in anytime during business hours and speak with a student success advisor, no appointment necessary!

Here is your opportunity to have questions answered about coursework, financial aid and class schedules answered by a knowledgeable, friendly advisor.

Happy Independence Day

June 29, 2018

Mat-Su College will be closed July 4-5th in observance of Independence Day.

Campus is closed on Wednesday, July 4 and Thursday, July 5, re-opening Friday, July 6.

No classes are held Wednesday through Friday, July 4-6.


Photo Shoot at MSC

June 21, 2018

Are you an Instagram star? Want to be part of a professional photography session?

You can be the face of Mat-Su College by joining our fall photo shoot!

Just call 907-745-9762 to register for the MSC photo session in August.

Follow Up: Colony Days Parade

June 15, 2018

The Mat-Su College Colony Days Parade float was a resounding success!

Each year, our students, faculty, and staff gather to walk and represent Mat-Su College at its best.

This year, we collaborated with the UAF Experimental Farm to create our best float ever. With lots of staff and students, including the new Student Government officers, we gave away all of our candy and spread the good word about Mat-Su College.

Colony Days Parade

June 3, 2018

Join Mat-Su College in participating in the Colony Days Parade 

Each year, our students, faculty, and staff gather to walk and represent Mat-Su College at its best.

This is your opportunity to get out and ride on the float, walk in the parade, and give away candy!

When: Saturday, June 9 at 10:30 AM

Where: Downtown Palmer

Student Showcase Winners Announced

May 31, 2018

This year's Student Showcase featured presentations on a variety of subjects, from DNA forensics to gender pay gaps in America.

This year's winners are: 

  • 1st Place: Noelle Flodin - From Broken Childhood to Aduthood: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adult Health
  • 2nd Place: Ben Henderson - The Ethics of Genetic Enhancement
  • 3rd Place: Graham Dinkel and Courtney Mulkins - The Ladder Problem

Presenters are recommended to the Showcase committee by their professsors for coursework receiving an A during the school year.


Latest edition of Mat-Su Monitor

May 23, 2018

Check out the summer issue of Mat-Su Monitor online or in person. You can find print copies of the Monitor when you are on campus to visit with your advisor.

And for the first time, the Mat-Su Monitor is now published online as an Accessible PDF for screen readers and other assistive technology.

We want to extend a HUGE thank you to Audrey Badger and Micah Muer, the Mat-Su Monitor staff advisors, for their tireless work making the newspaper accessible for all!

Machetanz Arts Festival

May 10, 2018

Mat-Su College is hosting the annual Machetanz Arts Festival Workshops. 

Each year, we invite local artists from various disciplines to share their knowledge, insights, and artistic passions.

Workshops are scheduled for full and half-day sessions. This is your opportunity to learn a new technique, such as needle felting, or continue your journey in a discipline, like watercolors.

See all of the course descriptions and register here!

When: Saturday, June 2

Where: Mat-Su College

Congrats 2018 MSC Graduates!

May 4, 2018

Commencement is scheduled for Friday, May 11th at 7:30 pm and will take place at The Glenn Massay Theater on the Mat-Su College Campus, 8295 E. College Drive, Palmer AK  99645

When: Friday, May 11 at 7:30pm

Where: The Glenn Massay Theater

Highway and Trail Cleanup

May 3, 2018

As a land grant institution, Mat-Su College is dedicated to protecting and preserving our environment. On May 9th, we will spring into action and pick up litter on the trail system surrounding campus.

You are invited to pitch in and help make our land grand!

When: May 9 from 11 AM to 4 PM

Where: Mat-Su College Atrium

Spring Student Art Show & Sale

May 1, 2018

The Mat-Su College Art Department proudly presents the 2018 Spring Student Art Show and Sale.

Witness the talents of our studio arts students as they display amazing works of art, lovingly created over the last year.

Stop by and be wowed by the show/sale between Friday, May 4th and Friday, May 25th in the art department of the Mat-Su College campus, FSM200.

When: Friday, May 4 - Friday, May 25

Where: FSM 200 at MSC