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New Student Convocation

Welcome to Frederick Community College! 


New Student and Parent Convocation is a FUN and FREE program and a partner program to our Required Orientation Advising Registration (ROAR). It is a chance to share important information that will be helpful as you prepare for your first week of classes. We will share tips to be successful, helpful resources and services, and give you things to think about for your short-term and long-term goals. Attendees will also have a chance to ask questions on anything you need help with to begin classes. There will be a chance to win fun prizes and interact with other students, staff, and faculty. Don’t miss this great virtual event!

The virtual program begins promptly at 10am.

All attendees who register for the event will be entered in a drawing for great prizes!

Students and Parents/Guardians must register separately! Sign-up here:



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Frederick Community College makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities for College-sponsored events and programs. If you have accommodation needs or questions, please email or call 301-846-2408 and leave a message. To request a sign language interpreter, please visit If you have interpreting related questions, please email Sign language interpreters will not be automatically provided for College-sponsored events without a request for services. To guarantee accommodations, requests must be made at least five workdays in advance of a scheduled event.


Students will have a chance to learn about:

  • What’s expected of college students
  • The campus, buildings and services available
  • Tips for college success
  • Important resources and services
  • Academic Programs and transfer and career options
  • Ways to get involved and stay connected


Parents will have a chance to learn about:

  • College resources
  • Parent rights & responsibilities
  • Counseling & advising services
  • Financial aid
  • Student employment
  • Campus safety and security


If you have any questions about the event, please email


10:00am Overview of the Day 
Jeanni Winston-Muir, Executive Director, Center for Student Engagement

Official Welcome from the President 
President Elizabeth Burmaster

Greetings from the Vice President of Learning Support 
Dr. Nora Clark

COVID-19 Procedures and Virtual Learning and Course Formats
Robin Shusko, Director of College Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness 
Dina Yagodich, Professor of Mathematics

Greetings from the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs, Continuing Education and Workforce Development
Dr. Tony Hawkins

Understanding the College Community and Sharing Your Perspectives
Chianti Blackmon, Director of Multi-Cultural Student Services

Making the Most of Your College Experiencee
Jennifer Moxley, Coordinator of Student Leadership and Service
11:30am Academic Program Orientations
Students will hear from faculty program managers, department chairs, and academic advisors as they share information about academic programs and tips for success both inside and outside of the classroom.
12:45pm Live Panel of FCC Staff and Students - Insights and Information!
Current students share tips for success and best practices for making the most of the first year of College.  Learn how to get involved, where to find support, and how to navigate the College experience. Members of our faculty and staff share personal tips and professional insights, many of whom are parents of college students or graduates.  Parents or Guardians will hear first-hand how and when to best advocate for your student (and when to step back) to ensure academic and career success.
1:30pm Making Connections and Contacts
Support Services – drop in sessions to meet the experts
  • Academic Advising
  • Adult Services
  • Career and Employment
  • Disability Services
  • Financial Aid
  • Honors College
  • Learning Centers & Tutoring
  • Multicultural Student Services
  • Records and Registration
  • STEM Scholars Orientation (Invitation Only)
  • Student Engagement
  • Veterans and Military Services
Class Information

Cost and Finances

Advising & Support

General Information


FCC Faculty and Staff are available at their regular email addresses.  A directory of Faculty and Staff emails can be found here.
To view the Program Contact List, click here.


Student Support and Assistance

FCC Support Staff are available to assist and help you. Please contact departments using the following information. If you are struggling to figure out how to get the support you need, email or call (301) 846-2469.


Department Departmental Email Telephone
*Student Help Line* 301.846.2469
Admissions 301.624.2716
Adult Services 301.846.2483
Athletics 301.846.2500
Center for Student Engagement 301.624.2793
Counseling & Advising Advising Contact Form 301.846.2471
Dual Enrollment 301.624.2893
Financial Aid 301.846.2620
Financial Aid/Federal Work-Study 301.846.2620
Financial Aid/Student Loans 301.846.2620
Financial Aid/Satisfactory Academic Progress 301.846.2620
FCC Foundation Scholarships 301.624.2851
Multicultural Student Support  301.846.2531
Registration Records 301.846.2431
Services for Students w/ Disabilities 301.846.2408
Student Finance (Cashier's) 301.846.2456
Veterans & Military Services 301.624.2836


Expect Something Different.