With an increasing number of students, faculty and staff receiving COVID-19 vaccinations and transmission rates falling, SCC plans to be fully back on campus this fall.
As in any normal semester, most classes will be held in-person on campus. However, virtual face-to-face and online classes will still be available for students. Student services – advising, admissions, financial aid – will also welcome back walk-in services in the fall.
Will classes be in person this fall semester?
Yes! We are requiring masks for all indoor public spaces, regardless of vaccination status. Student services – advising, admissions, financial aid – will also welcome back in-person services in the fall. Remote and online classes and services will still be available to students.
Do I have to be vaccinated to attend in-person classes at SCC?
SCC will not require students, faculty or staff to be vaccinated this fall. However, the College and the CDC strongly recommends all eligible people receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Do I need to wear a mask on campus?
As of Aug. 2021, St. Charles Community College is requiring masks in all public indoor settings on campus, regardless of vaccination status. We will continue monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in the area, and make decisions regarding masks accordingly. If a change is made, we will inform the campus community.
Will Plaza Bistro be open this fall?
Yes. The Plaza Bistro
, proudly serving Starbucks coffee, will be open during regular hours.
Can I go to the Campus Store this fall?
Yes. The Campus Store
will be open during regular hours.
Will I have access to the fitness center, gym or student lounge?
Yes. However, access to these facilities could change. The College will continue following CDC and local health department guidelines and will monitor COVID-19 cases in the area to determine the best course of action.
Will in-person events, such as theatre performances and student events, happen in the fall?
Yes. St. Charles Community College will begin offering in-person activities in the fall. The College will continue following all guidelines from the CDC and the local health department regarding social distancing and wearing masks. While theatre and music performances will happen in person on campus, seating may be limited. Student events and activities will also be designed with safety in mind.
Will the Assessment Center, Learning Resource Center or ACE Tutoring Center be open this fall?
Yes. All services will be available on campus. The College will continue following all guidelines from the CDC and the local health department regarding social distancing and wearing masks.
What is SCC doing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19?
To keep our students, faculty and staff safe, SCC will continue to thoroughly clean campus facilities according to the CDC recommended guidelines. Additionally, hand sanitation stations have been placed around campus. Campus air filtration systems have been upgraded. Plexiglass will remain in place at many student-centric locations on campus.
What if I am sick, test positive or become exposed to COVID-19 even if I'm vaccinated?
All confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19, exposure to COVID-19 positive or suspected positive (symptomatic but awaiting testing) individuals, or persons presenting with symptoms of COVID-19, regardless of masking or vaccination status, should contact the respective contact tracing team for case triage to determine if quarantine away from campus and contact tracing is needed.
Employees can do that here.
Students can do that here.
The College recommends that faculty, staff and students follow current CDC guidelines regarding symptoms and exposure. View the guidelines here.
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