COVID Response

Update: November 5, 2020 – Please be aware that the Governor’s Office has amended its Executive Orders on face masks. Due to the drastic increase of cases across the state, the following changes are effective immediately:
Face coverings must now be worn in public settings regardless of how far apart you are from other people”
What this means is regardless of whether you’re indoors or outdoors, on- or off-campus, you are required to wear a face mask even if you are able to social distance. 
Especially for those of you who are in on-campus labs, please note that the EMCC COVID Response Guidelines are reflecting these changes and you will now be required to wear a mask at all times while on campus.
Please contact responseteam@emcc.edu with any questions.

As uncertain as the fall may seem, Eastern Maine Community College is proud to be committing to the health and safety of our students this fall with a comprehensive reentry plan that our community can count on.  

Technology students in Automotive Technology, Building Construction, Culinary, Diesel Truck and Heavy Equipment, Electrical, EMS, Fine Woodworking & Cabinet Making, Fire Science, Medical Assisting, Medical Radiography, Nursing, Plumbing, Refrigeration and Heating, Surgical Technology, and Welding, will have certain lab placements that will take place on campus.  

General education courses will be taught remotely in the fall! This may seem like a large shift, but our faculty and staff have been working since March to offer the best remote learning experience possible. EMCC and the Maine Community College System have been working with new software and equipment in order to make this transition as easy as possible for you. 


Programs that WILL be hosting on-campus labs 

COVID Testing Procedures

Housing/Residence Life Information 

Online learning – FAQs

Student Services

Parent Resources

CARES Funding

COVID-19 Response Archive 


 

In-person programming

The programs that will hold in-person labs are:  

Automotive Technology
Building Construction
Culinary Arts
Diesel, Truck, & Heavy Equipment
Electrical
EMS
Fine Woodworking & Cabinet Making
Fire Science Technology
Medical Assisting
Medical Radiography
Nursing
Plumbing
Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, & Heating
Surgical Technology
Welding 

Each program operating on campus will present a comprehensive plan noting all sanitation procedures, PPE requirements, social distancing practices, and lab maintenance to faculty, staff, and students in order to document preventative measures being taken while on campus. 


Testing

If you are experiencing symptoms, it is recommended that you get tested through your medical provider or through PCHC, by way of the EMCC Student Health Services.


Residence Life/Housing

Residence Life will be operating at an appropriate capacity in order to reduce health risks. Priority for housing will be given to students who have in-person labs set to be held on campus and those with extenuating circumstances. Rooms and shared spaces will be grouped to house students in the same program together to create “families” and to reduce the possibility of spread across campus. 

It will be recommended that once students come to campus, they should not be traveling or going away on the weekends until the semester is over. 

Foodservice will be available to students who live on campus in deliverable boxed meals.

We encourage you to get your housing application completed as soon as possible to be considered, as space is very limited. 

If you have an extenuating circumstance, please fill out this form and let our team know. These will be evaluated on a case by case basis.  

Move-in will be staggered on the weekend before classes are set to begin. Once you are accepted, more information will be provided to you in the weeks prior. 


FAQ’s

What is Synchronous vs. Asynchronous? 

Online classes denoted as “synchronous” will have a set meeting time in which students will have to be live online and in their virtual classroom to receive credit for attending. Classes listed as “asynchronous” do not have a set weekly meeting time, instead, students can complete their work at any time each week while adhering to due dates and deadlines. 

How will I get my class schedule? 

Once you have completed your application and admissions process you will be officially accepted to EMCC. As an accepted student you will need to complete online orientation. These instructions will be emailed to you. Once complete, an advisor will create a recommended schedule for you. If there is a need for any changes, you can work with your advisor directly. 

What if I need help setting up my technology, or getting the technology necessary? 

If you are having technical issues, please submit an IT helpdesk request

If you need assistance obtaining equipment necessary for remote learning, you can contact finaid@emcc.edu. 

How can I engage and meet other people if all my classes are online? 

There are plenty of ways to engage with your peers this fall! Like the Student Life Facebook page which hosts virtual events like a weekly trivia tournament and karaoke. The College Facebook always provides community updates and news that are fun and exciting, any larger virtual events will be posted there as well.  

As clubs return in the fall in a remote format, be on the lookout for emails inviting you to join zoom calls to learn more about their ongoing activities and events. 

You can also join our Virtual Student Summer Town Halls where you can learn more about a number of topics. Visit this page to see the full summer schedule.

How can I get my Student ID?

Please fill out THIS FORM to request a new student ID. If you are a returning student and have a photo on file already, that is the photo we will be using.
If you are a new student and do not have a photo on file, please email a clear photo, from your shoulders up, facing the camera, in .jpeg format, to Lisa.Cusolito@student.emcc.edu. Please make sure you include in your email your first and last name as well.
On-Campus Students
Only some students and programs will be coming to campus for labs this fall. If you are one of these students, your instructors will be giving you your ID’s when you come to class. Student ID’s will have a color-coded bar to correlate with your program and your program area. Ex: Nursing students will have a purple bar, Culinary Arts will have a yellow bar, and so on. This is to make sure everyone knows what area of what building they are supposed to be in and to limit contact between program ‘families’.
Resident Students
Any resident students will be able to get their ID from their resident director as it will be programmed for you to be able to enter Kineo Hall.
Off-Campus Students/Remote Learning
If you are a student who will be learning through remote instruction this semester with no need to come to campus, you can still request an ID with the above form and it will be mailed to you. Again, if you are a new student, please send your photo to the above email following all noted instructions.
If you have any questions, please contact security@emcc.edu. On-campus student ID’s will be our first priority to complete, but we will make sure anyone who requests one will receive their ID in a timely manner.

Student Services

Advising, counseling, tutoring, and accessibility services will still be available to all students this fall remotely, as EMCC understands the difficulties imposed on students unfamiliar with an online environment. 

Advising

Counseling

Tutoring  

Accessibility Services 

You are your own best advocate! Check your email often and communicate with those that can help you on a regular basis. It is their job to help you through your time at EMCC and now more than ever the importance of their work is amplified. They are here to help you however they can, especially during this time of uncertainty and transition. 


CARES Funding

The Federal CARES Act provides financial assistance to EMCC students who incurred expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus. We urge you to apply for this funding to help offset expenses you incurred due to the campus disruption caused when your classes were moved to remote or online instruction in March.

July 9, 2020 Update
October 29, 2020 Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report
There will be additional application periods for summer enrolled students and notifications will be sent to students during each application period.
The information has been provided below regarding eligible expenses, student eligibility requirements, and how to apply.
ELIGIBLE EXPENSES MAY INCLUDE:
·        Continued cost of attendance at EMCC, including
·        food,
·        housing,
·        course materials,
·        technology (including computer and internet access),
·        health care and
·        child care
STUDENT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
·        Enrolled at Eastern Maine Community College
·        Have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
·        Meet basic eligibility criteria for federal financial aid and who have the greatest financial need can be considered for these funds. The EMCC Financial Aid Office will use Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) data to determine eligibility. If students are eligible to file a FAFSA but have not yet filed for 2019-20 and need assistance, please file a FAFSA at studentaid.gov.
APPLICATION for CARE Act Funds:
If you get questions from students please direct them to MyEMCC/Financial Aid/Federal CARES Act Application”. to apply.

It is very important to access this application through MyEMCC so it will be pre-populated with your student data.

Visit this page to learn more.

Contact finaid@emcc.edu with any questions.