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  • The LCCC Elyria campus along with all outreach centers will be closed to the public, students and to all non-essential personnel.
  • All student services and business operations have moved to remote delivery. These functions will continue to be provided without interruption via remote delivery.
  • All events in Stocker Arts Center and the Spitzer Conference Center have been canceled through May 15. This includes events taking place in the Hoke Theatre, Cirigliano Studio Theatre, Cinema Hall and Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery. For information on ticket refunds, call (440) 366-4040 or visit http://www.lorainccc.edu/stocker.
  • All LCCC athletics have been canceled for the remainder of the spring semester.
  • LCCC’s food pantry, Commodore Cupboard, will remain open for curbside pick-up only.

 

LCCC’s Response to COVID-19

In order to best ensure compliance with directives provided by Governor DeWine, the White House and Center for Disease Control to limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect the safety of the campus and community, all LCCC courses will continue in an online or alternative format for spring semester. This decision aligns with plans already announced by several colleges and universities throughout the state of Ohio.

Additionally, all student services and business operations have moved to remote delivery.  LCCC’s Elyria campus and learning outreach centers are closed to the public.  No date has been set for re-opening of facilities.  College leaders will continue to work with local and state officials to assess the situation and plan to re-open the facilities as soon as possible and safe. 

Remote delivery for all lecture-based courses has been extended through the summer semester which begins on May 26.

At this time, summer lab courses requiring in-person instruction or other courses that cannot be delivered remotely using distance learning technology (e.g. apprenticeship courses, some culinary courses, etc.) will continue to be scheduled on-campus and will be delivered utilizing appropriate social distancing protocols.  These on-campus course offerings may change if the Covid-19 pandemic emergency prevents us from delivering any courses on campus.  

 

Live Chat

We are available during business hours to assist our students on Live Chat. Click the “Live Chat” icon to see available offices and hours. 

 

Student Classes and Services

In-Person Classes

 

Classes will remain in alternative/online format for the remainder of the semester. Students will receive a communication from their instructor about how each class will be modified. 

 

Summer Classes

 Remote delivery for all lecture-based courses has been extended through the summer semester which begins on May 26.

At this time, Lab courses requiring in-person instruction or other courses that cannot be delivered remotely using distance learning technology (e.g. apprenticeship courses, some culinary courses, etc.) will continue to be scheduled on-campus and will be delivered utilizing appropriate social distancing protocols.  These on-campus course offerings may change if the Covid-19 pandemic emergency prevents us from delivering any courses on campus.  

Online Classes

Online courses will continue as scheduled. 

Academic Advising and Enrollment Services

All student services including Academic Advising are available by phone, email, virtual meetings and live chat. These functions will continue to be provided without interruption via remote delivery. 

Accessibility Services

If you need accommodations due to a disability, please contact Accessibility Services at accessibility@lorainccc.edu  for assistance. 

We can assist you by:

Canvas Help

Students may contact eLearning at (440) 366-7582 or eLearning@lorainccc.edu for help using Canvas.

Students are also able to get technical support for their online needs in Canvas by clicking on the HELP button (24/7 Canvas Support is available for students). More information can be found on the Student Resource page.

eLearning is available to help you by: 

Career Services

All Career Services are available by phone, email, virtual meetings and live chat.  Individual appointments available to support your Career Exploration, resume and interview preparation, job/internship search.  Register in CareerLink to apply to area jobs, register for virtual workshops, and online appointment scheduling.   

Catalog Policy Changes

Enrolled students should still refer to the 2019-2020 LCCC Catalog for college policies and procedures. LCCC is continually monitoring the COVID-19 impact on students’ academic and financial situations, as well as state and federal guidelines, and may make temporary adjustments to catalog policies and procedures to accommodate Spring 2020.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following catalog sections have been temporarily adjusted for Spring 2020:

Course Withdrawals

Existing 2019-2020 Catalog Withdrawal Information  

Temporary adjustment for Spring 2020: LCCC has extended the student withdrawal date to May 1, 2020 (for all terms active after March 25). Students are strongly encouraged to consult with the instructor, assigned academic advisor and programs from which they receive financial resources (Financial Aid, Veterans’ Services, and public assistance programs) to understand the potential academic, career, and financial impact of a course withdrawal. This deadline change has been noted on the LCCC Academic Calendar.

Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory Grade Option

Existing 2019-2020 Catalog Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Information.

Temporary adjustment for Spring 2020: While some colleges and universities are moving to pass/fall or satisfactory/ unsatisfactory grade scales, community colleges need to weigh these options carefully given the impact on students’ future transfer plans. LCCC’s S/U policy will remain as published for Spring 2020.

However, to allow students adequate time to consult with their academic advisor and transfer destination schools prior to submitting a S/U grade request, LCCC has adjusted the deadlines to do so. Full-term and 10-week classes have an S/U request deadline of April 16. 8B and 5C class S/US request deadlines have not been changed. Deadline changes have been noted on the LCCC Academic Calendar.

Academic Standing

Existing 2019-2020 Catalog Academic Standing Information 

Temporary adjustment for Spring 2020: LCCC will temporarily suspend its Academic Standing calculations for Spring 2020, including Academic Recovery (Probation), Dismissals, and Deans’ List. LCCC will adjust notations on transcripts to indicate Academic Standing calculations were suspended for Spring 2020 due to the college’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commodore Cupboard

LCCC’s food pantry, Commodore Cupboard, will remain open for curbside pick-up only. Please contact Commodore Cupboard at (440) 366-7486 commodorecupboard@lorainccc.edu for more information. 

Computer Access

Recognizing some students may experience additional costs due to the purchase of technology to support online learning, students are encouraged to complete a Computer Request Form or reach out to the Advocacy and Resource Center (440-366-4ARC, arc@lorainccc.edu) and Financial Services (440-366-4034, finaid@lorainccc.edu) to connect to resources for help. 

Financial Aid/Financial Services

Financial services now offers all services using remote delivery. Online chat is available during business hours. 

 

Food, Community Resources and Emergency Aid Help

LCCC understands the impact of the coronavirus may reach other areas of students’ lives, and are here to help. The Advocacy and Resource Center (ARC) can help students to access food, financial, counseling, and other resources during this time. Students may also submit a Request for Help Form to the ARC remotely, and a member of the ARC team will reach out to connect you to services that can help.  

Graduation

In light of the rapidly evolving coronavirus COVID-19 situation and the priority on safety for the campus and community, we have decided to cancel the spring commencement ceremony originally scheduled for Saturday, May 16. At this time no date has been set to reschedule the College’s 56th commencement ceremony. We are, however, looking at potential options and updates will be communicated as soon as possible. 
 
Anyone on track to graduate is not in any way impacted by the decision to cancel the ceremony. Students will still receive their diploma by mail if all graduation requirements are successfully fulfilled. 

Apply Online for Graduation

Internet Access and Scanning

 

Internet Access

For students who do not have internet access, several providers have stepped up to provide low-cost or even free internet to students.

If none of these options are available to you, you may be able to use financial aid to pay for internet access at home. Please reach out to Financial Services at finaid@lorainccc.edu or via Live Chat for a review of your current financial aid availability.

 

Scanning

The following mobile apps may help if you do not have access to a scanner at home.

  1. Scan documents on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using the Notes App. Learn more at Apple Support.
  2. The HP Smart App can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play. You will just download the app to your device and follow the prompts.
  3. Tiny Scanner App can be downloaded to your Android device from Google Play. Tiny Scanner turns your android device into a portable document scanner and scans everything as images or PDFs. With this pdf document scanner app you can scan documents, photos, receipts, reports or just about anything. Tiny Scanner is optimized to run very fast.
Labs and Classes That Cannot Be Delivered Remotely

LCCC faculty and staff are monitoring changes to clinical sites and identifying needs to support student academic progress. LCCC also recognizes certain courses, such as labs, may need alternative solutions to support student progress. Students are encouraged to continue checking their LCCC student email and Canvas messages for updated information regarding arrangements for clinical and lab classes.

Library

The library staff are available to help students access online resources. 

We are available to help you by: 

  • Chat/Email—Send the Library research and library account questions.
  • Text—(440) 220-6777
Non-Credit Classes

Students taking in-person, non-credit courses will be contacted by the instructor for more information about alternate delivery options. 

All cooking classes offered through the Culinary Arts Institute have been canceled. 

Registration for Summer and Fall Classes

Students can register for summer and fall classes without coming to campus. Visit our Apply and Register page for more information. Registration for summer and fall semester is now open.  

Technology Help from Computer Lab Aides

Our computer lab aides are available to help you with general technology questions by: 

  • Chat/Email—with our computer lab aides
  • Text—(440) 588-8388
Testing Center (College Center) and Placement Assessment

The Testing Center is closed. Remote placement assessment resources will be available soon. 

Textbooks

While the bookstore on campus is closed to customers, staff continue to process online orders. 

Students are encouraged to place all orders for any late starting classes immediately. Shipping fees for UPS Ground delivery are being waived for all online orders containing required course material. Expected delivery time is 24-48 hours for home delivery.

To place an order, log in to MyCampus and select “Books for Spring Schedule.” This will load a custom list of the materials for your courses. Add the desired items to your cart and follow the onscreen prompts to complete the checkout process.

Contact the bookstore if you have any questions.

Tutoring Center

The Math Studio and Academic Support Center will continue to provide online services through a free Canvas course. In this course, tutoring will occur through the conference feature, which is comparable to Skype but with academic benefits. Students can self-enroll in online tutoring

The Academic Support Center can also help students navigate technology, including computers and Canvas. 

Our tutoring staff can be reached by: 

  • LCCC Online Tutoring—In this self-enroll Canvas site, students can connect with the Tutoring staff, schedule tutoring appointments, and access those web conferencing appointments online.
  • Phone/Text—(440) 340-3555
  • eTutoring—24/7 tutoring in writing, math, biology, and chemistry available from tutors across the state.
  • Email—tutoringcenter@lorainccc.edu
University Partnership Classes

University Partnership students with in-person UP classes held on LCCC’s campus should check with the partner university or instructor for information about the status of their class.

Withdrawing From a Class

What should I consider before withdrawing from a class this Spring?

Due to changes in course delivery, and to allow students enough time to settle back into classes before making informed decisions, LCCC has adjusted its course withdrawal deadline to May 1, 2020, for all full-term, 8B, and 5C classes. Students are encouraged to begin classes, ask for help where needed, and consult with the instructors, academic advisor, and financial services before withdrawing from a class.

 

Business Operations

Athletic Events

Athletic events including softball and baseball games have been suspended.

Children's Center

LCCC’s Children’s Center will be closed through May 15.

Dining Services

All Campus Dining locations are closed. 

Fab Lab

The Fab Lab is closed. 

Fitness Center

The LCCC Fitness Center is closed. 

Sage & Seed Restaurant

Sage & Seed Restaurant is closed. 

Scheduling of Events

No new college events will be scheduled through at least May 15.

Spitzer Conference Center

Based on the latest recommendations by the CDC and the White House, which include avoiding social gatherings of 10 or more people for the next eight weeks, we have decided to close Spitzer Conference Center through May 15.

Stocker Arts Center

All events scheduled in the Stocker Arts Center through at least May 15 are postponed or canceled.  

The Stocker Arts Center Art Gallery is closed. 

 

General Coronavirus Information

Hygiene and Cleaning Enhancements

For several weeks, LCCC has implemented extensive and frequent cleaning, increased access to hand sanitizer and hospital grade disinfectant wipes, educated faculty, staff, student and community visitors on preventive measures such as social distancing and more frequent hand washing. We remain in direct and frequent communication with local and state officials to closely monitor any modifications we need to make to our plans.

LCCC's Preparation to Respond to COVID-19

LCCC established a leadership task force several weeks ago to address the emerging concerns surrounding a COVID-19 outbreak. The College’s planning and recommendations are based on guidelines set forth by the Ohio Governor’s office and the Ohio Department of Health.

Stay Informed

Check lorainccc.edu/security/coronavirus and student or employee email for frequent updates. You may also sign up for text alerts at http://www.lorainccc.edu/rave

Symptoms and Health Precautions

If you are experiencing fever, chills or respiratory symptoms, seek medical care right away. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.

  • Avoid contact with others
  • Do not travel while sick
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing

Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available

Travel Recommendations

All non-essential college-related travel is currently suspended. To review the CDC’s travel guidelines visit this link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

Students traveling during spring break can view the CDC’s Spring Break Travel Guide for valuable information. 

Ohio Department of Health Resources

The Ohio Department of Health has opened a call center to answer questions about COVID-19. The call center is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. Call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH or (833) 427-5634. 

Ohio Covid-19 Website

Additional Resources

 

 

 


 

 

Video Updates from LCCC Virus Expert Dr. Harry Kestler

LCCC’s own Dr. Harry Kestler keeps us informed about the coronavirus and how we can all work together to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Prior to his position at LCCC, Kestler held faculty positions at the Lerner Medical College of the Cleveland Clinic and the department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Harvard Medical School.

 

April 6, 2020 – Is it safe to go out yet?

 

April 4, 2020 – COVID-19 Mortality

 

April 3, 2020 – Do you get COVID-19 twice? Masks, Vaccines, and Questions

 

See the complete COVIDeo series by Dr. Kestler. 

 

Do you have a question for Dr. Kestler? 

Share your questions using the link below. Dr. Kestler will respond questions from our students and community in future videos.

Ask Dr. Kestler

 

 

 


 

 

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