COVID-19 Information & Fall Plans

Coronavirus Update - March 16

March 16, 2020

Dear Students,

The news about COVID-19 has been changing by the hour. This rapidly evolving situation has led us to refine our plans.

After carefully reviewing all available facts and best practices given this unprecedented situation, Northampton Community College will transition to fully remote credit instruction for the foreseeable future, effective March 23.

  • We understand that some students may have difficulty, due to limited technology, spotty or no internet access. To help you avoid any disruption in learning, please complete this survey to help us assess your needs.
  • In the next couple of days, we will be sending you additional information to help you prepare for online instruction.
  • This week the faculty is meeting to prepare for moving their credit courses to fully online instruction and by the week’s end, you will hear directly from each of your professors about how to proceed in your courses.
  • Students who live on-campus and are currently away for spring break should not return to their residence until further notice. Students with extenuating circumstances should speak with Residence Life Staff about their options. If you need to pick up personal belongings from your room, please contact Residence Life to arrange a time to do so, as your access card will not work.
  • If you need to return briefly to campus to pick up any course work and related materials, you may do so at this time.

As we make this transition, I understand you may have questions. Please know we will keep in regular contact with you this week and beyond to clarify the services and support the college will be providing during this challenging time.

Thank you for your continued patience and resilience as we navigate an ever-changing global situation. Our priority continues to be the health, safety and security of our students, faculty, staff and community.

Sincerely,
Dr. Mark Erickson
President, Northampton Community College