General Information

Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services provides services and support to Wayne Community College students who require accommodations for equal access to programs, services, facilities and activities.  We are committed to providing equal and integrated access as our legal responsibility in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  

Our goal is to enhance disability awareness across campus and serve as a resource to faculty in helping them understand the laws and their obligation in providing equal access to our students with disabilities.  

Students who need accommodations must register with the Accessibility Services Office located in the Wayne Learning Center, Room 181.  Contact Accessibility Services at (919) 739-6729 - TTY (919) 583-8544 to register or for more information.

Wayne Community College has adopted an internal grievance procedure providing for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints that arise from any action prohibited by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Students with complaints should contact the Accessibility Services Counselor.


Wayne Community College maintains a bookstore for the convenience of students. Course supplies and required textbooks (new, used, e-text, rentals), gifts, clothing, electronics, and graduation attire may be purchased in the bookstore. Visit the website at for fast and easy textbook information and on-line ordering. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Extended hours are available at the start of each semester and other times as needed. Summer hours will vary. Current hours are posted on the bookstore's website.  The store’s return policy allows a student seven days from the start of the semester or two days from the purchase date if after the refund deadline. All materials must be in the same condition as purchased (shrink-wrap intact, codes unopened and/or scratched, packaging unopened). General merchandise may be returned up to 30 days from purchase in original condition.  Laptops are not returnable if opened and must be returned within 14 days of purchase. Refunds are provided by original tender only (cash provided for check transactions after 10 business days).  Students may sell books back at any time during the year except at the beginning of each semester while financial aid is open for charging. Let us help you with your textbook needs. Stop by, call (919) 705-0475, or visit the website from the link on the College home page.

Career Services

Career Services offers guidance to students and to the general public to assist individuals in making informed decisions concerning their education, employment and career goals. Individuals may interact with Career Services through a variety of methods including group activities, one-on-one sessions, interactive seminars and workshops, as well as through self-directed, web-based resources. General topics include: career assessment, career exploration, and the job search process. Career Services works closely with local employers to organize an annual Career Fair, on-campus recruiting events, and a Volunteer Fair. For more information, contact (919) 739-7005 or go to

Child Care Center

Wayne Community College operates a 5-star state-licensed child care facility offering full-time care for children ages six weeks to five years. The WCC Child Care Center is open to the public, but placement preference is given to WCC students, faculty, and staff. The Center is open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For enrollment information, students should contact the Center at (919) 739-6750.

Children on Campus

Children under the age of 18 who are not enrolled in a College or dual enrollment program are not permitted on campus other than while in the company of a parent or guardian who is conducting business with the College. Children are not allowed in classrooms, laboratories, offices, or the student lounge without permission of a College senior administrator. Children should not be left unattended in vehicles at any time. The College will not assume responsibility or liability for any minor children. Students bringing minors to class will be asked to leave and will be referred to the Associate VP of Student Services.

Programs approved by the College to use facilities will be exempt from this procedure if the children are supervised by designated adults. Campus tours and student groups visiting the College must be accompanied by a College staff member.

College Transfer Advising Center

The College Transfer Advising Center offers students pursuing an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation, Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation, Associate in Engineering, Associate in General Education-Nursing, and Associate in General Education degrees a central location to seek academic advising. The purpose of the Advising Center is to serve, guide, and support students preparing to transfer to a four-year college/university or preparing to apply to limited admission allied health programs. The Center is located on the first floor of the Wayne Learning Center. For more information, call (919) 739-6755.

Counseling & Clinical Services

Counselors are available to assist students with academic and personal concerns and to facilitate educational planning, career planning, and future planning. General academic information, counseling services for students with disabilities, short-term clinical services, assistance with the Allied Health limited admission process, career services, and placement testing are services provided. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, call (919) 739-6732.

Dental Assisting Clinic

The Wayne Community College Dental Department operates a dental assisting clinic for students, faculty, staff, and the general public from February to July by application process only. For information about an appointment, call (919) 739-6780 or come by the clinic Monday through Thursday to pick up an application.

Dental Hygiene Clinic

The Wayne Community College Dental Department operates a dental hygiene clinic for students, faculty, staff, and the general public. The days of operation of the clinic vary from semester to semester. Patients should be prepared to remain in the clinic for a morning appointment from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and for an afternoon appointment from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. For an appointment, call (919) 739-6780 or come by the clinic Monday through Thursday.

eLearning Services

The Department of eLearning staff are available in-person, by phone, or e-mail to assist students with issues or questions related to working in Moodle courses. The Department of eLearning is located in Wayne Learning Center, room 305. Alternatively, contact the eLearning help desk at (919)739-7023 or (919)739-7029 or by e-mail at: Students must present their WCC Identification or answer questions verifying their identity.


Each student at WCC will have a student e-mail account. To log in to your student e-mail account, go to and click on My Bison ID and select Okta Sign In. WCC has partnered with Google for both student and employee e-mail through Google Apps for Education. If you have ever used Gmail, you’ll find your student e-mail very familiar. You will also have access to many of the Google Apps for Education, such as Google Drive, Google Docs, Meet, and more. Gmail is user-friendly and full of features that can be customized to fit each student’s personal preference. Student e-mail accounts should be checked daily, as WCC uses e-mail as a primary method of communication with students.

Identification Card

All WCC curriculum students are required to obtain and maintain an identification card. Students must have their ID’s available and should display their ID’s at all times while on campus. Periodic ID checks are conducted by the Office of Campus Police and any employee may ask to see your ID.

Each student receives only one free ID card at the semester of entry. Damaged or lost ID cards will be replaced at a cost of $5 per ID. Call the Student Activities Office at (919) 739-6740 or (919) 739-6742 for office hours and other information.


Intellectual Property

The College acknowledges the need to protect ownership rights in intellectual property as illustrated by, but not limited to, literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and other intellectual and creative works as well as inventions, trade secrets, and computer software which are copyrightable or patentable.

Inventions, discoveries, copyrightable and other creative works that have the potential to be brought into practical use may result from the activities of Wayne Community College employees or students in the course of their duties or through the use, by any person, of Wayne Community College resources such as facilities, equipment, or funds.

The primary purpose of this intellectual property policy is to provide the necessary protections and incentives to encourage both the discovery and development of new knowledge and its transfer for the public benefit; a secondary purpose is to guide the generation of revenue for Wayne Community College and the Creators.

Upon the emergence of issues or disputes relating to intellectual property, the President will appoint an ad hoc Intellectual Property Committee composed of equal numbers of faculty and staff to make recommendations to the President concerning the disposition of the issue. In cases where a student is involved, a member of the Student Government Association will also be appointed to the committee. The President will make the final decision on the issue.

For more information and the full Intellectual Property Policy, go to

Lost and Found

Lost and found articles are kept in the Campus Police Office (1st floor, Wayne Learning Center, Room 195). Articles that are not reclaimed will be disposed of or turned over to appropriate agencies after 30 days.

Online Courses with Moodle

All classes at WCC will have some type of online component, whether it's as simple as students checking their email or using online resources such as My Math Lab, or fully online courses where students complete all coursework online via Moodle or other online resources. Fully online courses are offered as part of the College’s regular scheduled classes.

The College’s online platform, Moodle, is an e-learning management system used for online course delivery. Moodle allows instructors to place course syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, discussion forums and other resources online allowing students 24/7 access to the course. More information and Moodle support documentation is available online at Students must have Internet access in order to connect with Moodle, complete assignments, and communicate with instructors and students. Refer to the My Bison ID web page: to format username and initial password.

Open Computer Lab

The Open Computer Lab is located in the library on the third floor of the Wayne Learning Center building and is available to WCC students with a valid student ID card. It contains 46 PCs, printers, copier and a scanner. All instructional software offered by the College, along with Internet connectivity, is available. Consult the website for hours of operation.

Parking Decal

Students parking on the WCC campus are required to have a valid parking decal. Each student receives only one free parking decal. Decals are valid for one academic year (Fall, Spring, Summer). Additional parking decals can be purchased in the Business Office for $2 each. A valid license plate number is required to obtain a parking decal. Call the Student Activities office at (919) 739-6740 or (919) 739-6742 for office hours and other information.


Student publications may be published with sufficient student interest and administrative support. WCC maintains editorial authority and expects student publications to meet the same standard of quality as all other College publications. The College employee or editorial group overseeing the publication follows current College publication guidelines.


Tuition Refund Policy - Curriculum Students

In accordance with 1E SBCCC 900.98, a refund cannot be made except under the following circumstances:

  • A 100 percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws prior to the first day of class(es) of the academic semester as noted in the College calendar. Also, a student is eligible for a 100 percent refund if the class in which the student is officially registered is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.
  • A 75 percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from the class(es) prior to or on the official 10 percent point of the semester.
  • For classes beginning at times other than the first week (seven calendar days) of the semester, a 100 percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from the class prior to the first class meeting. A 75 percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from the class prior to or on the 10 percent point of the class.
  • A 100 percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from a contact hour class prior to the first day of class(es) of the academic semester or if the college cancels the class. A 75 percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from a contact hour class on or before the 10th calendar day of the class.
  • A 100 percent refund shall be made if the State Education Assistance Authority makes a final determination prior to the official 10 percent point of the semester and all of the following conditions apply:
    At the time of the student's registration, the State Education Assistance Authority made an initial determination that the student was a resident for tuition purposes, as defined by G.S.116-143 (a).
    After validation of the student's residency application, the State Education Assistance Authority subsequently determines that the student is a nonresident for tuition purposes. 

  The student officially withdraws from the course(s) within 10 calendar days of the College notifying the student of the change in residency status.

To comply with applicable federal regulations regarding refunds, federal regulations will supersede the state refund regulations stated in this rule.

If a student should die during the semester (prior to or on the last day of examinations), having paid the required tuition for a semester, all tuition and fees for that semester may be refunded to the estate of the deceased (upon request) or to the Department of Education if the student was a Pell recipient.

Financial Aid Title IV Refund

If a student completely withdraws from all classes prior to the 60% point of the term, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of Title IV funds as originally scheduled.  The student may owe all or a portion of tuition, fees, and book charges to the college or the US Department of Education.  This debt is known as a financial aid overpayment.  Failure to repay a financial aid overpayment may result in a hold being placed on the student's account.  A hold prohibits registration for future classes and from obtaining an official college transcript.

Military Tuition Refund

Upon request of the student, the College shall grant a full refund of tuition and fees to military reserve and National Guard personnel called to active duty or active duty personnel who have received temporary or permanent reassignments as a result of military operations that make it impossible for them to complete their course requirements; and buy back textbooks through the College's bookstore operations to the extent allowable under the bookstore's buy back procedures.  The College will use distance learning technologies and other educational methodologies, to the extent possible as determined by the College, to help active duty military students, under the guidance of faculty and administrative staff, complete their course requirements.

Student Activity Fee Refund Policy - Curriculum Students

A 100 percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws prior to the first day of class(es) of the academic semester as noted in the College calendar. Also, a student is eligible for a 100 percent refund if the class in which the student is officially registered is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

Financial Aid Drops, Withdrawals and Overpayments

Students who do not plan to attend classes are responsible for declining financial aid and for dropping any classes for which they are registered.  Classes are not automatically dropped when financial aid is removed.  Failure to cancel unwanted classes before the term starts may result in a balance owed to the College.

Students who reduce their course load during the term may not be eligible for the full amount of financial aid offered to them. Students are advised to consult with the Financial Aid Office to discuss the impact dropping classes may have.  Dropping classes and withdrawing from classes can impact overall satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards and the Pell Lifetime Eligibility Limit (LEU).

Complete withdrawal from all classes before completion of 60% of the term may result in a financial aid overpayment. In this case, the student may be required to repay all or a portion of unearned back to the College or to the Department of Education. 

If a student is offered NC Community College Grant or NC Education Lottery Scholarship funds and withdraws from all classes before the 35% point of the term, this may result in an overpayment.  The student may be required to pay all or a portion of these unearned funds back to the College or to the NC State Education Assistance Authority.

Failure to repay a student overpayment may result in a hold being placed on the student's account prohibiting registration for future classes at WCC and from obtaining an official academic transcript.  A hold will remain on the student's account until the debt has been paid in full.

Scheduled Student Events

Only activity fee-paying students who present valid WCC identification cards shall be permitted to attend any activity sponsored by Student Activities or the WCC Student Government Association.

Any student organization which plans to have a club event or activity should observe the following procedures and instructions:

  1. Approval must be obtained from the Student Activities Coordinator and the Student Government Association.
  2. The place and date for the event must be reserved and any necessary deposit paid. Campus facilities, in general, must be reserved through the R25 Event Scheduler.
  3. At least one club advisor must be present for the duration of the event.

College rules and regulations governing students and guests, including the Student Code of Conduct, are applicable to all club events and activities whether on or off campus. Clubs must adhere to the following:

  1. The sponsoring student organization must uphold the Student Code of Conduct and be accountable for the behavior and activities of all people attending the event, whether on or off campus, including travel.
  2. Failure to follow the above procedures and instructions will result in the postponement or cancellation of the event or the application of sanctions as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.
  3. A club event which, in the judgment of the advisors and administration, does not adhere to Wayne Community College standards is subject to denial or immediate termination.

No group or student organization may sell food on campus without permission of the Chief of Administrative Services -- at least three weeks in advance -- or the Coordinator of Student Activities.

(On Campus) SGA approved organizations must schedule all food sales, events, and/or solicitations with the Coordinator of Student Activities. All other organizations must receive approval from the Chief of Administrative Services or his/her designee.

(Off Campus) SGA approved organizations must have prior approval for off-campus functions by the Student Activities Coordinator.

Student Lounge

The College provides a Student Lounge for the convenience of curriculum students. Students are expected to follow rules as posted in the lounge. Failure to follow rules or instructions by College officials will result in dismissal from the Student Lounge.

Student Right-To-Know

Wayne Community College is committed to informing enrolled and prospective students about the probabilities of success in our programs as well as current job market information. The United States Department of Education requires that each institution of higher education publish completion rates for individuals who entered as full-time students and who completed their curriculum programs within one-and-one half times the time allowed for the program in the academic catalog. The average rate of persistence toward degree completion of students is available in the Office of Admissions and Records.

Technology at Wayne

Wayne Community College provides educational support technology services to all students, faculty and staff. Those services include open computer labs, open WiFi access, WCC e-mail and alert messaging, Moodle, WCC WebAdvisor, the WCC Library online, and the Online Resource Center. Students are expected to adhere to the WCC Technology Acceptable Use Policy (TAUP). For more details on services and the TAUP, go to Each student who registers for six or more semester hours credit is required to pay a $16 technology fee; each student who registers for less than six semester hours credit is required to pay an $8 technology fee.


Vending machines are located on the first floor of WLC (snacks/sandwiches/hot & cold food/drinks), 2nd floor of Magnolia (snacks/drinks), 1st floor of Hocutt (snacks/drinks), 2nd floor of Walnut (snacks/limited hot & cold food/drinks), outside the north entrance to Pine (drinks only), and at the Aviation Classroom Building (drinks only).