Orientation Open House Helps Prepare Students for Spring Semester


Nash Community College administration, faculty, and staff helped prepare students for the upcoming semester during Orientation Open House Thursday, January 10.

Despite the cold temperature, welcome tents were set up and employees were available to provide directions and more information about the event. Remaining focused on helping meet student needs beyond the classroom in order to promote student success is one of the many reasons attending NCC is special.

Students were assisted in printing their course schedule, touring the campus, locating classrooms, and verifying financial aid. Spring semester classes begin Monday.

“The Orientation Open House prepares students for success in their upcoming semester. We offer a wide variety of assistance during the event to eliminate those ‘stress inducing’ occurrences that affect students negatively during the first few days of the semester. The stress of not having needed textbooks and supplies or being lost while looking for your next class can all be eliminated when students attend,” Amanda Guy, Director of Advising & First Year Experience said.

Attendees also received assistance with email and online resources, purchased textbooks and supplies, and got their student ID, parking pass, and library card. Additionally, representatives from UNCW, ECU, Barton College, NCWC, NC A&T and NCSU were on-site to assist returning and new students interested in transfer.

In addition to offering guidance before the start of classes, NCC has enhanced its student support resources in the Advising Center. The new center provides a physical space on the second floor of the library where staff assist students with advising and registration. “The Advising Center was created to provide a higher quality of advising to students. College success is so much more than just registering for classes. It’s about coaching students along their path. Each path is different and each student deserves individual advice for their goals,” Guy said.

Other resources exist such as tutoring services and the Student Wellness Center where students are empowered with personal, social, and community resources for self-development and personal enrichment. NCC also provides students with free cardio and weight room access and other fitness and wellness resources including a 2.5-mile fitness and nature trail in an effort to promote healthy lifestyles.