First Year at KVCC
In 2005, KVCC participated in the Foundations of Excellence in the First Year through the John H. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. During that experience, a task force was formed, represented by an array of College departments. This group reviewed literature, College policies and procedures, as well as current programming. From this experience, a First Year Committee was created. This committee is dedicated to creating initiatives for new students.
Research shows and experience proves that it’s all about a student’s first year experience. This is a time when becoming connected, staying engaged and asking questions is important to success not only in the first year but in the years thereafter.
Below you will find more information on current initiatives in place for new students.
New Student Folder
Once accepted, new students will receive a folder in the mail with helpful information on the next steps to take.
Included in the New Student Folder:
- Acceptance Letter (technology user name and password is included)
- Immunization Form
- New Student Checklist
- MCCS pamphlets on Sexual Harassment and Alcohol & Drugs
- Financial Aid Resource Sheets
- Map of the College’s two (2) campuses
- Frequently called phone numbers
Accepted Student Night
Each program provides an opportunity to meet with other new students, your advisor and program faculty at Accepted Student Night. The schedule for Summer 2018 has not been set. The schedule will be posted soon. If you have questions about this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
KVCC Week of Welcome
The Week of Welcome offers students the chance to participate in several activities. Watch your KV email for more information. In addition to these activities, faculty and staff are available in the King Hall Lobby in Fairfield and the Lobby of the Sustainable Ag Building on the Alfond Campus to answer questions, provide directions, refer students to resources on campus and distribute student IDs. This table will be staffed Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
First Year Seminars
FYE-125 is a seminar course designed to be taken during a student’s first semester. The goal of this seminar is to help students acquire college success skills, become connected with the College and the local community, and to learn about campus resources & services. These seminars are facilitated by experienced faculty and staff.
First Year Experience Contact Information