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


Accepted Student Night

Accepted Student Night provides an opportunity to meet other new students, your advisor and program faculty. This event will occure on Tuesday, January 15th on the Alfond Campus. The event will begin at 4:30 and conclude by 7:30.  Check-in will begin at 4:00 PM.

Programs included in this event are Early Childhood, Phlebotomy, Liberal Studies, General Science tracking, Mental Health, Psychology and Business. If you changed your program and are new to a program, you will also attend!

A great opportunity to meet your faculty, have dinner and maybe win a new laptop in the raffle!!

If you have questions about this event, please contact or (207) 453-5822.


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 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 Experience Contact Information
(207) 453-5877

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