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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.

Been Exposed? Need Help?

See our Campus Exposure Procedure or call our Campus Health Hotline at 910-362-7725 .


Latest College Updates

  • Fall 2020 Return: This plan provides a roadmap for navigating the unprecedented challenges we will confront this fall and outlines the steps we will take to create an environment in which our students can thrive, safely.
  • Fall 2020 Class Schedule Modifications: Some classes scheduled for on-campus instruction will now be offered online, while others will be offered with both on-campus and virtual/online learning options. These modifications will allow us to practice social distancing in all of our instructional spaces by minimizing the number of students, faculty, and staff on CFCC campuses.
  • 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 back-to-school promotions including cell phone service partnered with Verizon, as low as $14/month.
  3. Comcast is offering new customers 60 days of Internet Essentials.
  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 could be as low as $10 a month depending on residential area. Call 1-844-703-1366 for more information. 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. Cox Communications is offering the two months free of Connect2Compete service for customers who sign-up before September 30, 2020; $9.95/month thereafter. Cox will also provide phone and remote desktop support through Cox Complete Care. For more information, visit Cox’s Coronavirus page .
  8. Suddenlink is offering Atlice Advantage free internet for 60 days for college students. After the 60 days are up, students can cancel or continue the service for $14.99 per month. Call 888-633-0030 form more information or to enroll.
  9. Adobe at-home access to the Adobe Creative Cloud has expired as of July 6, 2020. Teachers and students can save over 60% on a personal purchase of Creative Cloud. Get more information.
  10. EveryoneOn – Search for low-cost internet service and computers by zip code
  11. Charter Communications is offering free broadband and WiFi service for 60 days to households with students in college and younger who don’t already have a subscriptions. Installation fees will be waived. Call 1-844-488-8395 to enroll.

  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
    910-283-7143

    Pender County Hampstead Library
    75 Library Dr.
    Hampstead, NC 28443
    910-270-4603

    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 – 910-296-2117
    • Duplin County Library in Rose Hill – 113 S Walnut St, Rose Hill – 910-289-2490
    • Duplin County Warsaw-Kornegay Library in Warsaw – 117 W College St, Warsaw – 910-293-4664
    • Calypso Fire Department – 103 SE Center St, Calypso (Do not block fire department operations. Wifi provided by Open Broadband, LLC) – 919-921-0996
    • Faison Recreation and Wellness Center – 184 Park Cir, Faison (Provided by Open Broadband) – 910-267-0115
    • University of Mount Olive Agriculture Building – 408 Garner Chapel Rd, Mt. Olive (On the Duplin/Wayne line. Provided by Open Broadband) – 919-658-2502
    • Alphin Insurance – 2330 Summerlins Crossroad Rd, Mt. Olive (Provided by Open Broadband) – 919-658-9800
    • Snow Hill Free Will Baptist Church – 1224 Red Hill Rd, Mt. Olive (Provided by Eastern Carolina Broadband) – 919-658-7309
    • 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) – 910-298-4647
    • 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) – 252-568-3681

    Bladen County
    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
    • Bladen Community College – 7418 NC Hwy 41 W., Duplin, NC – 910-879-5500
    • Bladen County Public Library – 111 N. Cypress St. Elizabethtown, NC – 910-862-6990
    • Bladen Lakes Primary – 9554 Johnsontown Rd., Elizabethtown – 910-247-4608
    • Bladenboro Middle School – 910 S. Main St., Bladenboro – 910-863-3232
    • Cape Fear Farmer’s Market – 106 Martin Luther King Dr., Elizabethtown, NC – 910-862-2066
    • Centerville Baptist Church – 18577 NC Hwy 53 E, Kelly – 910-669-2488
    • Clarkton School of Discovery – 10000 N. College St., Clarkton – 910-647-6531
    • East Arcadia Elementary School – 21451 NC Hwy 87 E, Riegelwood – 910-669-2934
    • East Bladen High School – 21451 NC Hwy 87 E, Riegelwood – 910-247-4610
    • Elizabethtown Farmers Market – 106 MLK Drive, Elizabethtown – 910-862-2066
    • Star Communications – 3112 MLK Blvd., Elizabethtown
    • Tar Heel Middle School – 14888 NC Hwy 87 W, Tar Heel – 910-862-2475
    • West Bladen High School – 1600 NC Hwy 410 S, Bladenboro – 910-862-2130


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 .


Childcare Expense Assistance

Additional funding is now available for CFCC students to assist with childcare expenses. The NC Child Care Grant is designed to assist student-parents with the financial responsibilities for child care expenses so they may stay enrolled and complete their educational goals. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, when many of our K-12 schools have moved to remote learning, help with child care expenses is needed now more than ever. CFCC recognizes this need and has expanded the grant program for 2020-21 to include expenses for the following types of licensed businesses or organizations that provide childcare services. Learn about how to apply.


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 for face-to-face drop-in math, science, writing, foreign language (French and Spanish), and computer tutoring. Tutors are available Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Online tutoring will continue to be provided for courses supported through Supplemental Instruction via Google Meet. Additional tutoring is provided for most CFCC courses through ThinkingStorm Online Tutoring via the Blackboard homepage.

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

Placement Testing and Pearson VUE professional testing sessions have been canceled until further notice.


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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