Spring Term Start Delayed One Week

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Provost and Executive Vice President Paul Jarrell

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 2:22pm

Hello LCC students,

I am writing to update you all of changes to college functions as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

The start of spring term will be delayed by one week and will begin April 6th. 

The end of spring term will not change. Spring term will be April 6th through June 13th. Finals week will be cancelled and faculty will make alternative plans for administering finals (no final exam, alternative assignments, exam administered on last scheduled class day, etc.). We are working with Financial Aid office to develop a disbursement plan that minimizes the financial impact of this change. You should expect to receive an email from the Financial Aid office regarding your disbursement.

All instruction will be delivered by remote methods at least through May 8th

In-person instruction will be prohibited through May 8th except where mandated by external accrediting and/or licensing agencies. Your instructor will be in touch with you should this apply to any of your courses.

All non-essential college meetings will be cancelled or postponed for Spring term. This includes governance meetings, student clubs and activities, and other workgroups. 

All campus events remain prohibited through May 8th. This applies to events at LCC’s Center for Meeting and Learning (CML), and all college and community-related performances, activities, and athletic events.

All non-essential college-sponsored travel remains prohibited until further notice.

We understand that this is a challenging situation for you and will take extra effort by all. We are working to increase student supports through remote methods during this time. We remain committed to your success.

Please remember to continue following good personal health habits: wash your hands frequently, cover coughs and sneezes, stay home if you are sick, and call first before going to a health care provider. These are important steps we can all take now to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Thank you again for your continued cooperation and understanding. 

All my best,

Paul Jarrell
Provost and Executive Vice President