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First-Year Experience "FYE" Programs

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Engage, Enrich, Empower…
We hope your first-year experience at Craven Community College is one that ENGAGES your mind in and outside of the classroom, ENRICHES your life with opportunities to grow and develop personally and professionally, and EMPOWERS you to initiate, lead and pursue your passions.


Craven is committed to your success and wants your experience here to be educational and fulfilling.

We encourage you to take advantage of these first-year opportunities as one of the most important steps you will take towards your own success as a college student.



Philosophy of the First Year

Craven Community College believes the first-year experience is critical to the academic success and personal growth of our students as it is the foundation upon which future educational endeavors are built. Craven is committed to creating a comprehensive first-year experience program that integrates students into the college community as engaged learners and participants in campus life and facilitates their transition to college.
To reach this goal, we are committed to creating:

  • A welcoming environment both in and outside of the classroom that is sensitive to individual needs, backgrounds and experiences of all first-year students.
  • Connections across campus and points of contacts for students with faculty, staff and experienced students.
  • A vibrant student learning community that challenges and inspires students to actively engage in learning, achieve their maximum potential and become independent, lifelong learners.

The college recognizes this commitment obligates all members of the Craven community to cooperatively and intentionally structure their programs, activities and services to promote first-year success.


First-Year Experience (FYE) Brochure - (pdf)

Foundations of Excellence

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Contact Information

If you have Questions, please contact our First-Year Experience Coordinator.

First-Year Experience Programs
Melinda Finkle, Coordinator
Student Center 100
800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28562
Phone: (252) 638-4463
Email: fye@cravencc.edu