NCMC SHIFTS FROM ON-GROUND CLASSES TO ONLINE CLASSES
March 17, 2020
Due to the recent public health considerations surrounding COVID-19, please note the following:
- Instruction: Beginning March 23, 2020 and continuing for the remainder of the semester, classes will be delivered online. There will be no on-ground coursework. Please continue to check your Pirate email and Blackboard Learn for details regarding how each of your courses will be conducted for the rest of the semester.
- Campus: Unless circumstances dictate otherwise, campuses will remain open and continue to maintain business operations. Offices will remain open. Students will be encouraged to access services remotely as much as possible such as phone, email, text, and other technology efforts. Our computer labs and WiFi will continue to be available at this time. Our goal is to minimize contact as much as possible, while still providing the necessary resources for students to be able to complete the semester successfully.
- Residence Halls: Students are being asked to vacate the halls for the remainder of the semester. Move-out dates will be between March 19th– March 27th between 10AM-6PM. Specific directions for residential students will be sent to your pirate email address.
- Commencement 2020: Commencement events have been cancelled. More information will be forthcoming and sent via Blackboard. We’re so sorry!
- Returning from Spring Break – Please review the attached document. It covers things you can do to protect yourself and your family. Stay safe, Pirates!
- Ketcham Center: The Ketcham Community Center will close at 5:00 p.m. today and remain closed through March 31, 2020. KCC will tentatively reopen for normal hours of operation on April 1, 2020.
- Spring sports: NJCAA spring sports season is cancelled.
- Events: For all other updates regarding cancellations/postponements visit Current Cancellations
For recommendations and updates please refer to our COVID-19 website. Thank you!
March 16, 2020
MARCH 23-APRIL 3. COLLEGE REMAINS OPEN FOR BUSINESS. ON-GROUND CLASSES RESUME APRIL 6.
North Central Missouri College has proactively monitored and responded to daily developments as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread in Missouri and across the United States.
Administrators have met with local health agency personnel to assess and carry out protocols and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and other medical authorities.
Our highest priority remains the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. Therefore, we will shift to online instruction for all courses on March 23 for a period of at least two weeks. This shift to online instruction includes all campus locations.
We are taking this action proactively to protect not only our campus community but the larger community as well.
March 13 – Residence halls will close at noon to visitors and for those residents who depart for spring break. Those student-athletes who have competition over spring break may remain in the halls, per approval of their coach and hall directors.
March 22 – Residence halls and food service will be open to international students or those who are unable to travel to their permanent residence due to distance and finances. These individuals should contact Student Affairs (1418) by March 19th to confirm housing will be needed.
March 23 – April 5 – Classes will be held via online instruction.
April 4 – Residence halls are anticipated to re-open at noon to visitors and all other residents.
April 6 – On-ground classes are anticipated to resume.
- Beginning at the end of the academic day on Friday, March 13, and through at least April 6, NCMC will move from on-ground instruction to online instruction and other alternative methods.
- During the two-week period of online instruction following spring break, the College will remain generally open for normal business operations.
- Students should plan to leave campus for spring break and the two-week period after.
- Students who leave campus should take with them any devices, textbooks and other materials they will need to continue their coursework remotely.
- Residential students should take any personal effects, valuables or other items they might need for an extended period of time away from campus.
- Campus services will remain open and operational with limited or reduced services for students during the two-week online instruction period, such as admissions, financial aid, advising, testing center, and library services. The Ketcham Center will also remain open.
- Student workers who are scheduled to work can continue to report to work, unless notified by your supervisor.
- Official guidelines around special events will be forthcoming.
- The College will continue to implement CDC-recommended social distancing on campus.
- The College will provide guidance on athletic events and competitions based on coordination with the NJCAA.
- Despite changes to the delivery of academic content and our residential status, North Central Missouri College remains open and fully operational.
- Faculty and Staff will play an important role in helping transition coursework to online content and continuing the operations of the institution. As such, faculty and staff who are well are expected to report to work as normal in their regularly assigned work locations.
North Central Missouri College will continue to closely monitor and evaluate information and guidance provided by local, state and federal agencies. As you know, this is a rapidly changing, dynamic situation, and we appreciate your patience as we continue to make decisions that keep our College and community safe. Please continue to check the NCMC website for updates.
*Emergency Notification 3/12/20