Resources for the New Semester!

Welcome to our new and returning students!

The fall 2019 semester begins on August 26. Here's to a successful semester! If you have any questions, you'll find a lot of the answers below. Still puzzled about something? Ask any of our faculty and staff. We are all committed to helping you reach your goals.

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Safety First!
In case of emergency, an accident on campus or any other matter of concern, contact Public Safety at any time on campus. They're willing and able to help you and make you feel comfortable on campus! Find contact phone numbers and other safety information here.

Everything at Your Fingertips: MyNCC
When you sign in to MyNCC with your student login and password, you'll be able to access your student email, check your grades, view your transcripts, monitor your financial aid, and much more. 

Blackboard Assistance
Stop by the help table at the Bethlehem Campus for assistance from the Office of Online Learning from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM most Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the fall semester. The table will be set up in College Center, 2nd Floor, Laub Lounge. If you need help outside of these hours, please call 610-861-5413. If you have questions relating specifically to course content, contact your instructor as your primary resource.

Snow Day?
Be notified instantly if there is a school closing, delay or emergency on campus by signing up for NCC Alerts. You'll receive a text or email as soon as a decision is made! You can also find information about school closings on the College's website, as well as Facebook and Twitter.

Hungry?
Find pizza, wraps, salads, sandwiches, snacks and more at the Food Courts at Bethlehem (second floor of College Center) and Monroe (Pocono Hall). Or, grab a bite at the delicious new Zime on the first floor of the Fowler Family Southside Center!

When Is Fall Break? Or the Last Day to Withdraw from a Class? 
Or the date when priority registration begins for the spring? Keep a copy of the academic calendar handy to remind you of important dates.

Buy Book(s) and Supplies
...as well as NCC clothing and accessories, at the bookstore online or in person. The Bethlehem Campus and Monroe Campus have bookstores. 

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Free! Free! Free!
Wow! You'll be amazed at all the valuable services offered to students at no cost. Here's a quick look:

Free Tutoring
Get some extra help with your courses or learn better study habits at The Learning Center closest to you. Tutoring is even available online, so if you're an online student, we've got you covered.

Pro tip: Don't wait until you are failing to seek out a tutor. Get help at the beginning of the semester in classes you know might be a challenge for you.

Free Job Search Help
How do you get from here (NCC) to there (your dream job)? With help from Career Services! Get a resume review, brush up on your interview skills, learn about internships in your field of study, and attend workshops, job fairs and other events.

Free Dental Cleanings
If you are currently registered for credit classes, you're eligible for free dental cleanings by NCC dental hygiene students at the Southside Center. Call 610.861.5442 to request an appointment, and find out more details.

Free Fun
Parties, films, speakers, art exhibits, and music, theater, dance and poetry performances are just some of the events that are free (or a small fee) for students! Check your weekly student email from Northampton_NOW for a list of the upcoming week's events.

Pro Tip: Never miss an important email from a professor. Set your student  email to forward to your personal email account. Here's how.

Free Fitness
If you have a valid NCC student  ID, you can use the Fitness Centers free of charge! The Bethlehem Campus center can be found in the Spartan Center. If you want to break a sweat in Monroe, head to Pocono Hall.

Free Counseling
Sometimes life can become stressful for students, especially those who are juggling school, work and family responsibilities. If you feel like you need someone to talk to, take advantage of the counseling services offered at the college.

Class Outside

Thanks for the Great Advice!
It's a good idea to know who your academic advisor is and how to contact them in case you have any questions about your academic life here at NCC. If you're a full-time student, your advisor will also have to clear you before you can register for classes for the spring semester. If you're not sure who your advisor is, you can find out by logging into MyNCC. Find contact information for the Advising Office here.

Hitting the Books
There's a lot to choose from at the libraries at both campuses! Not only will you find books galore, but periodicals, newspapers, audiovisual materials, and electronic resources.  You can get free help with research here, too, as well as online.

There's More to College Than Taking Exams!
Have fun and learn valuable life skills by getting involved on campus! It's easy to meet students with the same interests as you - there are more than 50 clubs you can join at the Bethlehem and Monroe campuses!

Don't Miss Out!
There are many great events held at NCC! To find out everything going on around campus, from club events to speakers, make sure to visit NCC News regularly. Or check the events calendar.  Find NCC on Facebook and Twitter to keep up-to-date on the latest events. Many departments and clubs have their own Facebook pages, too.

Photos and recaps of all major events will be posted on the news section of the NCC website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat (northamptoncomm), Flickr, and YouTube.

Even your parents can be up-to-date on all the latest NCC news! Let them know they can sign up for a newsletter for parents of students here.

Go Spartans!

Whether you want to join a team or sit in the stands, there are plenty of opportunities to play for and cheer on the Spartans. Visit the official website of the Athletic Program for more information about home games and team try-outs.

Flag football, basketball, soccer, volleyball and floor hockey are now available at Monroe. For more info, contact the Recreation and Fitness Administrator, Kelly Anthony, at kanthony@northampton.edu.

Commuter College

Even though NCC is the only community college in Pennsylvania that offers on-campus housing on the Bethlehem Campus, most students commute to class. Keep that in mind when you're looking for a parking spot, especially at Bethlehem Campus. Leave early so you'll have plenty of time to find a spot and won't be late for class. Please drive safely in all NCC parking lots!

If you're taking public transportation, visit the LANTA Metro System website for a bus schedule for Bethlehem and Southside or MCTA/Pocono Pony for Monroe.

For Cuts and Scrapes 
The Bethlehem Campus Health and Wellness Center can help you out with that and other minor illness. Find more information online here.

NCC Is 99% Smoke Free
If you've got to light up, remember that smoking is allowed in designated areas only. These areas are clearly marked. If you are not sure, don't smoke - you could be fined.

The Northampton Family

Congratulations. You are now one of us! While you're working hard to reach your goals, keep in mind that a lot of people here care about you and want you to succeed. Take the time to ask for help if you need it, and pretty soon, you'll be the one in the cap and gown!

Have a fantastic and successful semester. Let's do this together!