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We’re working with local county, health, and emergency management officials to actively monitor novel coronavirus disease to protect the health and wellness of our campus community.

Latest College Updates

  • North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper mandated that the state will remain in Phase Two until July 17. He also announced that face coverings will be mandatory in public spaces beginning Friday, June 26, 2020 at 5 p.m. This means that faculty, staff, and students must wear face coverings at CFCC when a safe distance of 6 feet cannot be reliably maintained.
  • CFCC intends to offer in-person classes for the Fall 2020 term, in addition to online and hybrid options
  • Most summer classes are meeting online. Students should monitor their CFCC email and Blackboard correspondence daily.
  • We’re OPEN! Students and prospective students may come to campus to get assistance with application, admissions, advising, residency, financial aid, etc. Virtual assistance is still available.
  • As part of the federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act, Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) received $2.3 million, which will be provided as direct payments to students as an emergency financial aid grant for expenses incurred related to the disruption of campus operations due to Coronavirus. To learn more about how this emergency funding will be distributed, visit cfcc.edu/cares-act-criteria .
  • If you were enrolled for Spring 2020 and had Withdrawal Emergency (WE) grades due to COVID-19, you’re eligible to receive tuition assistance! Learn more about the eligibility criteria .

Local Resources

Technology Resources

  1. NC Department of Information Technology (NC DIT) interactive map of internet availability in North Carolina.
  2. Spectrum is offering Free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days (effective March 16, 2020) to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395 . Installation fees will be waived for new student households. (After 60 days, discounted fees would apply.)
  3. Comcast is opening up their Xfinity Wifi Network nationally for free and expanding services/support for existing and new customers: corporate.comcast.com/covid-19
  4. AT&T is offering unlimited internet data for their consumer home internet wireline (which uses cables or data lines to connect service) and Fixed Wireless Internet customers. For low-income households, internet access is $10 a month. Additionally, universities, schools, and businesses can connect through conference calls via Cisco Webex Meetings for three months free. Their WiFi hotspots are open to the public, as well.
  5. Verizon is offering unlimited data for teleworking or remote learning through its home broadband plans. Wireless consumer and business customers’ unlimited plans include WiFi hotspot capabilities. Additionally, the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Connection website includes resources for educators who are now working online. Check out resources from Verizon’s partner, Digital Promise .
  6. Sprint is offering unlimited data to current customers, and, as of Tuesday, March 17, allowing all handsets to set up hotspots for two months with no additional charge. By Thursday, March 19, customers with metered data plans will receive unlimited data per month for two months at no additional charge, according to the company. Current customers will also receive an additional 20GB of mobile hotspot data per month for two months at no additional charge.
  7. T-Mobile has introduced lower-cost prepaid plan s to respond to COVID-19.
  8. Cox Communications is offering the first month free of Connect2Compete service (a service for lower-income customers); $9.95/month thereafter. Cox will provide phone and remote desktop support through Cox Complete Care at no charge through May 12, 2020. For more information, visit Cox’s Coronavirus page .
  9. Suddenlink/Altice USA is offering free internet to college and K-12 students during coronavirus pandemic. For households with college and/or K-12 students who may be displaced due to school closures and who do not currently have home internet access, Suddenlink/Altice is offering our Altice Advantage 30 Mbps broadband solution for free for 60 days to any new customer household within our footprint. Free installation and free service for 60 days, no credit card or checking account needed. Call 888-633-0030 form more information or to enroll.
  10. Adobe is making temporary at-home access to the Adobe Creative Cloud available to students until May 31, 2020. Get more information.
  11. EveryoneOn – Search for low-cost internet service and computers by zip code
  12. Need WiFi? Have a Phone? This article from PC Mag might help.

Public Wifi Sites

Pender County

Pender County Board of Commissioners remind Pender County citizens that the Atkinson, Burgaw, and Hampstead libraries will continue to provide FREE public Wi-Fi Internet access.

“Under the recommendations of state health officials, social distancing is a must,” said Erik Harvey, Pender County IT director. “This FREE resource is available for both students and citizens who don’t have Internet access to stay connected and informed of the latest news on COVID-19.”

    Atkinson Municipal Library
    300 W Henry St.
    Atkinson, NC 28421

    Pender County Burgaw Library
    103 S. Cowan St.
    Burgaw, NC 28425

    Pender County Hampstead Library
    75 Library Dr.
    Hampstead, NC 28443

    Duplin County

    The following locations currently have free public wifi available for drive-up use, meaning that users can sit in their cars at these locations and download or upload school assignments, check email, or conduct brief business. This list will be updated as more locations become known.

    In the interest of public safety, we make the following recommendations:

    1. Users should remain in their vehicles while using the site.
    2. Users should be cognizant of the amount of time they are parked at the location to allow access to others.
    3. Utilize sites during daylight hours only. Some providers will also disconnect services at night.
    4. Notify law enforcement of any suspicious activity. Local law enforcement agencies will be made aware of the following public site locations to monitor activity.

    • Duplin County-Dorothy Wightman Library in Kenansville – 107 Bowden Dr, Kenansville
    • Duplin County Library in Rose Hill – 113 S Walnut St, Rose Hill
    • Duplin County Warsaw-Kornegay Library in Warsaw – 117 W College St, Warsaw
    • Calypso Fire Department – 103 SE Center St, Calypso (Do not block fire department operations. Wifi provided by Open Broadband, LLC)
    • Faison Recreation and Wellness Center – 184 Park Cir, Faison (Provided by Open Broadband)
    • University of Mount Olive Agriculture Building – 408 Garner Chapel Rd, Mt. Olive (On the Duplin/Wayne line. Provided by Open Broadband)
    • Alphin Insurance – 2330 Summerlins Crossroad Rd, Mt. Olive (Provided by Open Broadband)
    • Snow Hill Free Will Baptist Church – 1224 Red Hill Rd, Mt. Olive (Provided by Eastern Carolina Broadband)
    • Flea Market at the corner of Bennetts Bridge Rd and Garner Chapel Rd – Approx. 1810 Garner Chapel Rd, Mt. Olive (Provided by Eastern Carolina Broadband)
    • Beulaville Town Hall – 508 E Main St, Beulaville (Provided by Eastern Carolina Broadband)
    • Downtown Magnolia – Approx. at the intersection of Carroll St and Railroad St, Magnolia (Provided by Eastern Carolina Broadband)
    • Old Pink Hill School Media Center – 202 Central Ave, Pink Hill (just across the border in Lenoir County, provided by Eastern Carolina Broadband)

    Bladen County

    Beginning Friday, March 27th, Star Communications has agreed to provide free wifi internet connectivity access in specific locations in Bladen County for personal devices during the coronavirus pandemic. The free wifi access will be available from 8am until 9pm. Students should practice social distancing (at least six feet away from one another) while accessing this service. Unsafe practices and loitering on these premises after wifi connectivity hours is forbidden. Students would be able to use these access points in parking lots and the vicinity of the following locations:

    • Ammon Grocery & Grill – 13129 NC Hwy 242 N., Elizabethtown
    • Bladenboro Middle School – 910 S. Main St., Bladenboro
    • Bladen Lakes Primary – 9554 Johnsontown Rd., Elizabethtown
    • Centerville Baptist Church – 18577 NC Hwy 53 E, Kelly
    • Clarkton School of Discovery – 10000 N. College St., Clarkton
    • East Arcadia Elementary School – 21451 NC Hwy 87 E, Riegelwood
    • East Bladen High School – 21451 NC Hwy 87 E, Riegelwood
    • Elizabethtown Farmers Market – 106 MLK Drive, Elizabethtown
    • Rowan PFWB Church – 20759 NC Hwy 210 E, Ivanhoe
    • Star Communications – 3112 MLK Blvd., Elizabethtown
    • Tar Heel Middle School – 14888 NC Hwy 87 W, Tar Heel
    • West Bladen High School – 1600 NC Hwy 410 S, Bladenboro

    Free Wifi Internet Provided by MCNC (available now
    Bladen Community College – 7418 NC Hwy 41 W, Dublin, NC

    Other Free Wifi Internet(available now)
    Bladen County Public Library – 111 N. Cypress St., Elizabethtown


Student Services

Admissions

Connect with us virtually or in-person for admissions services. We will respond to your outreach within 24 hours, and if needed, can schedule a virtual meeting.

Schedule a virtual meeting

Email: admissions@cfcc.edu
Phone: 910-362-7557


Advising

The Academic Advising Center on the Downtown Campus is now open! Academic advising appointments can be scheduled virtually or over the phone. For more information, see how to make your academic advising appointment online.


Bookstore

CFCC bookstore locations are open. All orders can be placed online 24/7 at cfcc.edu/bookstore .


Counseling Services

Connect with us virtually or in-person for counseling services. We will respond to your outreach within 24 hours, and if needed, can schedule a virtual meeting.

Email:  counseling@cfcc.edu

You can also reach your assigned counselor through the Aviso system on your myCFCC Launchpad. 
Phone: 910-362-7017


Disability Services

Students who have a disability (i.e. physical, mental, learning, vision, or hearing) are encouraged to contact DSS to arrange a confidential discussion. Individuals wishing to  schedule an appointment with a DSS staff member  are encouraged to call ahead at  910-362-7800  or email at  dss@cfcc.edu . Walk-in appointments are accepted as staff is available.


Financial Aid

The Financial Aid office is open and advisors are available to speak with you. Connect with us by phone or email for Financial Aid services.

cfcc.edu/financial-aid/contact-us/
Email:  finaid@cfcc.edu
Phone: 910-362-7317

Health Science Enrollment Center

Connect with us virtually or in person with your questions regarding our health science programs and health science admissions.

Email:  healthsciences@cfcc.edu
Phone: 910-362-7719


Help Desk

The CFCC Help Desk is here to help you with any computer technical or myCFCC-related issues. For more information, visit my.cfcc.edu/web/helpdesk/home . If you need assistance with a third-party vendor’s product, please contact the vendor’s help desk. For Blackboard related issues, contact your instructor.


Learning Lab

The Learning Labs at both the Wilmington and North Campuses are open on a limited basis for face-to-face drop-in Math and Science tutoring. Tutors are available Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Online tutoring will continue to be provided for courses supported through Supplemental Instruction via Google Meet and for the most well-attended drop-ins through Blackboard. Additional tutoring is provided for selected courses through Smarthinking via students’ MyLab accounts.

For questions or specific course requests, please email Ken Seino at kseino@cfcc.edu .


Library

The Libraries at the Wilmington and North Campuses are open to currently enrolled students (and employees), with normal CFCC Summer Hours – 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 7:30 to noon on Friday. Librarians and Library e-resources are always available online at cfcc.edu/library . Curbside service is available by calling 910-362-7030 .

The Learning Labs at both campuses are also open on for limited face-to-face Math and Writing tutoring from 10:00 to 3:00, Monday through Thursday. Online tutoring for these subjects, and others, will continue throughout the summer and is conducted via Blackboard discussion boards and/or Google Meet. More information is available at cfcc.edu/learning-lab/ .

Ask a Librarian

Registrar

Visit us in person or connect with us by email for Registrar’s Office services. We will respond to you within 24 hours.

Email: registrar@cfcc.edu
Phone: 910-362-7015


Success Team

Connect with the Success Team in person or virtually.

cfcc.edu/title-3/contact-us/ Email: successteam@cfcc.edu

Testing Services

PSB Testing, Placement Testing, Pearson VUE professional testing and Pearson GED® testing sessions have been canceled until further notice.

With most or all GED® testing centers closed at this time until further notice, beware of scam offers of online GED® testing. There is no online option for GED® testing.


Prevention

  1. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  3. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  4. Stay home when you are sick.
  5. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  6. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
More information is available at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.

Feel Sick?

Call your doctor if you develop symptoms, have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or have recently traveled from an area with widespread occurrences of COVID-19 . Please CALL your health care provider before going in to avoid potentially exposing others and do not use public transportation to get to the doctor’s office, if possible.

You can also contact your county’s public health department; they will advise you on the appropriate next steps:

New Hanover: 910-798-3500
Brunswick: 910-253-2250
Pender: 910-259-1230

The North Carolina Division of Public Health also has a call line at 866-462-3821 to address general questions.

Follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines on what to do if you are sick.


CFCC consulted local and national resources to generate content on this page. For more information, visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Department of Homeland Security – Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) .

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