First Year Experience


First Year Experience

Community Day 2013 Group Photo 

Community Day

2013 Entering Class


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 Harrassment and Alcohol & Drugs
  • Financial Aid Resource Sheets
  • Map of the College's two (2) campuses
  • Frequently called phone numbers  


Community Day

Appearing as FYE 010 on your fall schedule, Community Day is an annual fall tradition at KVCC. The goal of Community Day is to engage all new students with their academic programs in an event that begins to build community among faculty, staff and students. Throughout this event, students will have the opportunity to meet their program coordinators and academic advisors.To learn more about this event, click here.


Week of Welcome

During the first week of each semester, faculty and staff are available in the King Hall Lobby to answer questions, provide directions, refer students to resources on campus and ditribute student IDs. This table will be staffed Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 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 & servcies. These seminars are facilitated by experienced faculty and staff.





First Year Experience Contact Information
(207) 453-5877

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