First-Year Experience

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Engage! Enrich! Empower!

At Nassau, it's all about community: connecting with classmates, professors, clubs, sports, campus services, and other resources that will enrich your college experience. NCC's First-Year Experience (FYE) program is one of the best places to make those connections.

Our common reading for 2017-2018 (Laura Bates' Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard), "Conversations About College" workshops, campus-wide Day of Service scheduled for April 19, 2018, and FYE blog ("What's Up, NCC?") all offer paths to community on campus. So be good to yourself!  Browse this link and learn more about FYE programs and opportunities. Take advantage of all that's available. You'll learn plenty,  meet interesting people, and have a great time too!

(FYE) Day of Service

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Looking for a way to touch the world (and maybe make it a little better)?  Join members of the NCC campus community for the First Year Experience program's Day of Service.  There will be more than forty service projects taking place on the Nassau campus that day--everything from food and clothing drives to fund raisers, charitable auctions, environmental activities, and campus beautification projects.  It's a great opportunity to do something important for others.

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Common Reading: Behold the Dreamers

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Behold the Dreamers is the 2016 debut novel by Imbolo Mbue.  The novel details the experiences of two New York City families during the 2008 financial crisis: an immigrant family from Cameroon, the Jonga family, and their wealthy employers, the Edwards family.

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Conversations About College - Workshop Series

A new school, a new routine, new friends, new freedom, new choices—college produces tons of changes in students' lives. The First-Year Experience program's "Conversations About College" workshops offer practical advice about handling these changes and challenges.

Whether it's managing your time effectively, becoming a better test taker, finding the right career, working with your professors, or making smart decisions about alcohol or sex, you'll come away from "Conversations" workshops with strategies, solutions, and food for thought.

Wednesday, Sept 26

11am - 12:15pm
Are Online and Hybrid Courses Right For Me?
Cheryl Novins, CCB 252/253

Tuesday, October 23

11:30am - 12:45pm
Using Social Media Appropriately
Gina Sipley, CCB 252/253

Monday, Nov 26

9:30am - 10:45pm
Doing the Right Thing
Rich Conway, CCB 252/253