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Fall 2020 Reentry – COVID Response
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.
The programs that will hold in-person labs are:
Diesel, Truck, & Heavy Equipment
Fine Woodworking & Cabinet Making
Fire Science Technology
Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, & Heating
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.
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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?
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.
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.
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.
It is very important to access this application through MyEMCC so it will be pre-populated with your student data.
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