Welcome new and returning students! Whether you go to Main Campus, Monroe, the Southside, take online classes, or attend classes at one of NCC's other sites, you'll find faculty and staff committed to helping you reach your goals.
Where it All Begins
Before you can start learning, you've got to get to class. Parking can be a bit of a challenge the first few weeks of classes. Leave early so you'll have time to find a spot so you aren't late for class. Consider car pooling, riding your bike, or taking the bus. Visit the Lanta Metro System website for a bus schedule for the Main and Fowler Family Southside Campuses or MCTA/Pocony Pony site for a schedule for the Monroe Campus.
Wherever you park, make sure it is an authorized space. The guards are lenient for the first week or two. After that, you may get a ticket.
Need textbooks? Forgot a pen and something to write on? Stock up on textbooks and supplies, as well as NCC clothing and accessories, at the bookstore. The Main Campus, Monroe Campus, and the Fowler Family Southside Center all have bookstores. No time to shop? You can purchase text books online. Or check out Northampton NOW's NicNac Trader. Students buy and sell used books, as well as other items, here.
Feeling Hungry for a Great Education?
Studies have shown that eating a good breakfast can help students perform better during the day. Don't go around hungry. The new food court on the second floor of College Center, will offer wraps, salads, sandwiches, pasta, pizza and more. Until the grand opening, you can grab a quick bite at the café al a cart in the lobby of the Arthur L. Scott Spartan Center. At the Monroe Campus you can purchase breakfast, lunch, or a quick snack at the Café. It's located just inside the main entrance.
Now That's Good Advice
It's a good idea to know who your advisor is and how to contact him or her in case you have any questions about your academic life here at NCC. An advisor can help you with anything from selecting courses to transferring. Visit the Academic Advising Office's site for more information.
To the Rescue
Struggling in class? Need some study pointers? Get some extra help or learn better study habits at The Learning Center. In addition to getting help in science, math, English, accounting, writing, and Spanish, you can also learn how to navigate Blackboard, Connect Web, or MyNCC and brush up on your computer skills. And it's all for FREE!
Stop by the library to find books, articles, cds, videos and more. You can get free help with research here, too, as well as online. Visit the Paul & Harriet Mack and Monroe Libraries web page for more information and for the SpartaBlog, where you can find library news, hours, events and more!
Staying Healthy, Body and Soul
If you've got a minor physical complaint, you can head over to the Main Campus' Health and Wellness Center, located on the first floor of College Center in Room 120. The Center offers first aid and treatment of minor illnesses.
Sometimes life can become stressful for students, especially those who are juggling school, work and family responsibilities. If you feel like you need someone to talk to, take advantage of the free counseling services offered here.
Students with a valid ID can use the Main Campus Fitness Center, located in the Arthur L. Scott Spartan Center, at no charge.
The Working World
Career Services offers a deal you just can't pass up. Lifetime help with your job search, including resume writing techniques, access to an exclusive on-line job database, and more all for free for NCC graduates! Current students get the same benefits and can also get help finding an internship or a part-time job.
Be notified instantly if there is a school closing, delay or emergency on campus by signing up for NCC's emergency notification system. You can also find information about school closings on the College's website.
You've Got to Have Friends
It's easy to meet students with the same interests as your - there are more than 50 clubs you can join! Whether your interests lie in anime, cycling, dance, art, sports, the outdoors, movies, martial arts, or more, there is something for everybody!
Whether you want to join a team or sit in the stands, there are plenty of opportunities to play for and cheer on the Spartans. Visit the official website of the Athletic Program for more information about home games and team try-outs. NCC athletes can participate in baseball, softball, tennis, men's soccer, golf, women's volleyball men's basketball and women's basketball. In addition, NCC also offers a variety of club sports.
Take in a Show
The Theatre Department stages a variety of productions all year at both Main and Monroe. For most admission is free or a small fee!
To find out everything going on around campus, from dances to club events, make sure to visit Northampton NOW, NCC's online news site, regularly.
NCC Is 99% Smoke Free
If you've got to light up, remember that smoking is allowed in designated areas only. These areas are clearly marked. If you are not sure, don't light up - you could be fined.
The Northampton Family
While you are working hard to reach your goals, make sure to stop and take the time to ask for help if you need it. A lot of people here care about you and want you to succeed.
Have a great semester!