First, I would like to wish you luck on your final exams and those last-minute projects and assignments. Your dedication and commitment to learning continues to inspire me. We have made it to the conclusion of one of the most challenging semesters in recent memory. I am very proud of you all.
As college leadership started to look toward the Spring 2021 semester, and as we have continued to monitor what is happening in relation to the pandemic across our region, I have decided that MCC will begin the Spring 2021 semester with classes meeting virtually. Your classes will begin on January 11, but will be online and/or virtual.
It is my hope and intention to be able to have you back on campus for classes beginning on Monday, February 1. This date is a goal, but it will depend upon the circumstances at the time. I have made this decision in an abundance of caution for the well-being of our MCC family, both employees and students.
Technical and Health Sciences labs will be able to start in person by appointment using the protocols set forth in our #HealthyAtMCC plan. Expect to hear from your faculty soon on the processes for starting the semester. We will also have at least one computer lab on the North Campus and the Muhlenberg Campus open for students to use by appointment.
All campus locations will continue as currently operating. Visitors and students to campus will need to check in at the designated entrances for a temperature check and a mask (if needed). The following entrances will be available to students and visitors:
- Beshear Education Center front door
- JGH north entrance
- BBC front door
- Muhlenberg Center front door
- Baptist Allied Building front door
- Hatley Building front door
MCC is open for business to serve you! Your safety is our first priority. We will continue to keep you safe while making sure you can meet your educational goals. We are here for you. MCC is in your corner. Together we are MCC Stronger.
Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in our service area and across the Commonwealth, the college is preparing for a transition to remote learning for the remainder of the Fall 2020 semester. Beginning on Monday, November 23, all of our previously scheduled in-person lecture classes will be moved to Teams or BlackBoard Collaborate. You will receive communication from your instructors on how to proceed.
You will also be receiving information in the near future about the continuation of student services such as:
- financial aid, and
- registration for Spring 2021 semester.
We want you to know that we are still here to help you be successful in your classes.
In the meantime, please remember your health and safety are most important to us. Continue to practice good hygiene habits and observe the following recommendations:
- Wear a mask when you are in public or around other people.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds frequently.
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when you cannot wash your hands.
- Do your best to avoid touching your face.
- Practice social distancing.
- If you have a fever and/or have respiratory symptoms, let someone know, and stay home.
- Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow.
I have been very proud of you and your commitment to staying #HealthyAtMCC this fall. This move to remote learning is a response to the statewide and national situation and not anything that has happened specifically at the college. You have worn your masks, maintained social distance, and followed our local campus rules. I am very thankful for that.
Again, I want you to know that we are here to help you be successful even in the midst of this pandemic. If you have any concerns, please reach out to your advisor or our Dean of Students, Cathy Vaughan. Stay healthy, stay safe, and stay MCC Stronger