CFCC 2020-2021 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Sep 18, 2020  
CFCC 2020-2021 Catalog & Student Handbook

General Information

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Change of Name/Address

It is extremely important for the College to have accurate name and address information for each student.  Students must have their name formally changed with the Social Security Administration and the Department of Motor Vehicles in order to process a name change.  Name changes can only be done in person or by contacting the Registrar’s Office for possible options on how to submit online. Students with new addresses may complete a form with the Registrar’s Office or update their address online through WebAdvisor/Student Planning. 

Children on Campus Policy

Children cannot be taken into classrooms, laboratories or shops unless authorized by College personnel.  Children cannot be left unattended on campus including the Learning Resources Center, lounge areas, registration sites, administrative offices or parking lots.

Failure to comply with this policy will lead to disciplinary action as outlined in the College Catalog, Student Handbook and Faculty and Staff Handbook.  Visitors violating this policy will be notified of the violation and continued violation will result in the individual being asked to leave campus.

Dress & Attire

In an effort to provide a professional and safe learning environment that is inclusive for all students, CFCC expects all individuals to dress appropriately and in a manner that will not disrupt or distract from the educational purpose of this institution.  Students are required to wear shoes at all times to ensure safety and promote good hygiene.  Clothing or attire that is objectively offensive, and/or sexually explicit is not acceptable.  Students enrolled in certain Technical/Vocational or Health Science curriculum, may be required to wear special attire for clinical or laboratory classes. If special attire is required, students may not attend classes, laboratory, or clinical site work if their dress is in violation of specific program requirements. 

Furthermore, students’ should take positive steps to exercise good hygiene and personal care in order to improve their physical and mental well-being, and overall health. If a student’s dress or hygiene interferes with the learning process, the student will be referred to counseling and/or the Dean of Students.  Failure to adhere to these minimum standards and guidelines could result in the denial of admission, re-enrollment, and/or removal from CFCC premises/property.

Use of Personal Protective Equipment

Cape Fear Community College is committed to the safety of our students, faculty and staff.  Accordingly, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) may be required for students and visitors to campus in certain areas or within classroom or laboratory spaces as directed by instructors and/or external requirements such as those set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and/or the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  Notification will be provided on our website and other media when PPE is required in CFCC buildings and public spaces due to a public health emergency. PPE requirements for specific classes and instructional spaces will be listed on class syllabi. 


The College does not have housing facilities. However, upon request and if known, college officials will provide students information concerning available housing.  Students are advised to have a clear understanding with landlords regarding all rental and/or lease agreements.  Students are urged to make housing arrangements well in advance of enrollment.

Lost and Found

The Campus Safety Office will accept articles found on campus. If contact information is available, the owners will be notified.  Inquiries about lost or misplaced articles may be made by calling Campus Security at (910) 362-7855. Anyone claiming property must be prepared to present proper identification and sign for returned items. Articles will be held for thirty days and then donated to charitable organizations and/or departments within CFCC. 


To park on any CFCC property, you must clearly display a CFCC parking decal. Parking decals, along with rules and regulations, are obtained in the Business Office. Violation of parking policy may result in citations, towing or booting of vehicle, or further disciplinary action.

Downtown, the College offers student surface parking lots and a parking deck at 200 Hanover Street. In addition to the parking decal, students must have a CFCC Student ID card to enter and exit the parking deck. Student IDs may be obtained from the Downtown or North Campus Business Office by bringing another form of photo identification and a current class schedule.  The North Campus, the Burgaw Center and the Alston W. Burke Center offer surface parking lots.

Handicap parking is provided at each of Cape Fear Community College’s campuses and centers. Downtown, anyone displaying a DMV Handicap placard or license plate may park in any of the metered parking spaces without paying.

For complete rules and regulations, along with the most up to date information regarding parking and traffic conditions, please refer to or follow us on Twitter @cfccparking.


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