Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The NCCU First-Year Experience

Ever asked the question, "What is the first like for an NCCU student?"
Our student bloggers will document their first-year experiences to help answer this question. The following blogs and vlogs (video blogs) may include first-year students' experiences about living with a new roommate, challenging college academics, or social and educational activities they have experience on campus and around Durham! Read and watch what it takes to be an Eagle....

Meet the 2010-2011 NCCU First-Year Bloggers:

Brittney Jenkins
Transfer Student
Fayetteville, NC

William Edmond
Rocky Mount, NC

EriKa Allen
Baltimore, MD

Sage Hewett
Washington, DC

Chy-Lea Hicks
Greenville, NC

Mahalia Frost
Jacksonville, NC

Briana Mack
Snellville, GA

Risheen Williams
Jacksonville, NC

Monday, September 13, 2010

Top 10 List for New NCCU Students....

From the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Friday, September 10, 2010

'10-'11 NCCU First-Year Bloggers Coming Soon!

The 2010-2011 NCCU First-Year Bloggers are working hard to set-up their new blogs for you!

Pictured to the right are Nikki, Sage, Chy Lea, and Vintoria! These four, along with a handful of other Eagles, will be blogging about their first-year experiences at NCCU throughout the 2010-2011.

The blogs are still in the development stages. But stayed tuned for the new era of NCCU First Year Bloggers coming soon!

Eagle Pride....Amplified!!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Seeking NCCU First-Year Bloggers, 2010-2011

Dear New Eagles:

Four first-year students will be chosen to be the 2010 NCCU First-Year Bloggers for 2010-2011. We are looking for new students who are willing to share the story of their "first-year experience" through blogging and vlogging!

To be considered, complete the application linked below, and the NCCU Office of Orientation and FYE will be in touch soon regarding the interview process.


Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and 4 bloggers will be chosen on a rolling basis. Bloggers will be chosen based on their displayed potential to sustain creative and innovative blogs throughout the 2010-2011 academic year.

The 2009-2010 year was the inaugural year NCCU had first-year bloggers, and they were very popular with incoming students and parents! Now, YOU have the opportunity to reach out and tell the story of YOUR first-year experience to other prospective Eagles.

For an idea about how other UNC schools are blogging, check these out:
App. State: http://www.admissions.appstate.edu/student-bloggers
NC State: http://admissions.ncsu.edu/blogs/
UNC-Wilmington: http://uncw-admissions.blogspot.com/

The Office of Orientation and First-Year Experience is registered with the Academic Community Service Learning Program, and you can acquire your required service hours by being chosen for this project.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

In Truth and Service,
NCCU Orientation and First-Year Experience

Monday, April 19, 2010

Summer 2010 Orientation - Register Now!

Freshmen and Transfer students can choose from a range of dates throughout the summer to attend the Eagle Institute Orientation.

Freshmen: Click here

Transfer Students: Click here

Family members may also attend an optional Family Orientation session. More information is located here.

Prior to orientation, also make sure to read about the experiences of other '09-10 first year students by clicking here.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

NCCU Maroon and Gray Days in a City Near You!

Early Testing, Family Information Sessions, and On-Site Admissions

RSVP online at www.nccu.edu/orientation

You're invited to wear your maroon and gray, and join us for a session that meets your respective enrollment needs!

Attend this session to take your placement test early! Your placement tests results will help your academic advisors guide you to register for the appropriate first-year classes during the summer orientation session. For sample placement test questions, please click here.

While your student is testing or meeting with an admissions officer, you are encouraged to attend a workshop session to learn more about the enrollment process and academic expectations. Use this opportunity to meet NCCU departmental representatives and have your questions answered.

Attend this session to meet with admissions officers and be considered for fall 2010 acceptance to NCCU. Make sure to bring your completed NCCU admissions application, an official high school transcript, and an official copy of your SAT/ACT score

Monday, March 15, 2010

Eagle CORE Orientation Leaders Attend Leadership Conference

Over the weekend, 12 Eagle CORE Orientation Leaders attended the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop (SROW) in Louisville, Kentucky! They learned valuable skills about working with first-year students and families, and had a lot of fun as well!

Get ready, Class of 2014. You'll have the chance to meet this lively group this summer during the Eagle Institute Orientation session!

Oh, and did I mention they had fun this weekend? See below...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Follow us on Twitter!

The NCCU Office of Orientation and First-Year Experience is now on Twitter!

Follow us here: http://www.twitter.com/nccuorientation

We will post all the latest updates and announcements on our Twitter page throughout the year!

Remember that the online registration for summer 2010 orientation is now open. Visit www.nccu.edu/orientation to register today!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


North Carolina Central University hosted the LEAD/WHOLE Conference on Saturday, February 20, 2010!

LEAD is an annual student leadership conference sponsored by the North Carolina College Personnel Association. In 2010, LEAD combined with the WHOLE Conferece, which is an annual conference at NCCU centered on the WHOLE woman with a mission to create unity among all African-American females.

The theme for the conference was "Back to the Future." During the Opening Session, Dr. Kevin Rome issued a "remix challenge" to students in attendance. Colleges and universities took about 15 minutes to come up with a remix to TV show theme songs from the past!

See these great performances below! (Sorry about the video quality; not the best!)

Monday, February 22, 2010

NCCU Family 101 Event - Video Recap

Check out the video below!

Eagle parents and families can be involved on-campus too! The mission of the NCCU Parents and Family Association is to foster a positive relationship between families of NCCU students and the university community through active engagement, involvement, and communication with the institution resulting in greater student academic success.

Visit www.nccu.edu/parents to learn more!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Admitted NCCU Students for Fall 2010....Sprint into Action!

Have you been admitted to NCCU for Fall 2010?

Speed into action, and take the necessary steps for enrollment!

It's simple....Visit:

Send an e-mail to orientationfye@nccu.edu or call 919-530-6336.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

FAFSA HOORAY! A Great Financial Aid Video....

The NCCU Office of Scholarships and Student Aid found this great video online! It teaches you some great information about applying for college financial aid....in a fun way!

Check it out today to learn about the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Click here to complete your FAFSA today.

FAFSA Hooray!

You can also click here to watch the video.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

College and Stress - Hear it from Kelcey, NCCU College Girl

Kelcey, or NCCU College Girl, has had a busy start to the semester! But she's finding ways to manage her time and handle the stres....

"I have been swarmed with homework and writing assignments just yesterday I was given the assignment of reading W E B Dubois book "Souls Of Black folk" which is a 300page book and I have to write a 3-5 page summary by next Thursday. I only have a week and a half to do this assignment. WOW!! Only a short time, but hey when you are in college you get these assignments. It seems like a challenge but I am sure and determined to get this assignment done and turned in on time."

Read her entire blog by clicking here.

Friday, January 22, 2010

NCCU First-Year Blogger Keeps it Real in 2010.....

".....I want to remind you to always stay focused. Whether it be a short or long term goal, don't forget the goals you set for yourself. Sometimes people and things can get catch our attention and try pulling us away from our focus, but I'm here to tell you.. STAY FOCUSED!"

Read Ashley's full blog by clicking here!

See a list of all the NCCU First-Year Blogs by clicking here.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

NCCU’s Blood Drive Needs You to ‘Keep the Dream and People Alive’

As the university celebrates its Centennial year and the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, North Carolina Central University is working to bank a record-breaking blood drive.

NCCU, Durham, and Triangle communities are invited to schedule appointments but walk-ins are welcome to the Miller – Morgan Building on Nelson Street on Monday, January 18, from 3 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, January 19, from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, January 20, from 12 noon – 5:30 p.m.

To schedule appointments, please contact Lois Pettiford at (919) 530-6422 or at loisjean@nccu.edu. You may also log on to the following website: https://www.membersforlife.org/cbsr/schedule/

Click on "Search by Sponsor Code," enter sponsor code 3333, your personal information and email address for confirmation. Please bring photo identification.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

NCCU Eagle Institute Orientation - Summer 2010

The summer 2010 orientation dates are now available on our Orientation and FYE website.

These sessions are designed for incoming fall 2010 NCCU students. During the sessions, you'll meet with an academic advisor, register for fall courses, meet other NCCU students, and participate in activities and workshops to help you learn about life at NCCU!

Remember that orientation is $125 for incoming freshmen and $50 for transfer students. The orientation fee is due at the time of registration. The online registration process for orientation sessions will begin on January 31, 2010.

Incoming fall 2010 Freshmen: Join us on Facebook! Log into Facebook and search for the NCCU Class of 2014 (Official). As of today, there are almost 100 students in the group and growing! Join the group to meet other students, find a roommate, or ask questions!

If you are logged into Facebook now, click here to join the group today.