College of the Mainland announces Fall 2020 plan
College of the Mainland administration continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and take the necessary actions to ensure that we provide a safe and successful learning experience for students during this challenging time. In light of the rising number of cases in the state, the college has made the decision to move all instruction possible to an online format for the Fall 2020 semester.
A limited number of skills-based, hands-on courses may require on-campus instruction for completion. In any circumstance where on-campus presence is needed, the college will practice all appropriate social distancing and sanitization measures. In addition, any person on campus will be required to wear a mask or face covering. As a reminder, individuals who are experiencing any signs or symptoms of illness, are asked to stay home as a measure to prevent the spread of the virus.
In the interest of the health and safety of students, faculty and staff, please note the following changes related to campus operations during the fall semester:
- The library, tutoring center and computer labs will remain open to students with reduced staffing, limited hours and limited capacity.
- The gymnasium and conference center will be closed until further notice.
- Most testing center services will be available online. Only limited testing center services, such as those needed for the Police Academy and Fire Academy, will be offered in-person.
- The December 2020 graduation ceremony will be held in some form, either virtual, in-person or hybrid. More graduation information will be forthcoming.
Fall classes begin August 24. Students who have questions regarding registration can contact their academic advisor for assistance. For a full list of all advisors or instructions on registering online, visit www.com.edu/student-services/academic-advising. New students can find the steps to enrollment online at www.com.edu/admissions/apply.
For more information, visit www.com.edu/coronavirus.