Update: March 25, 2020

Coronavirus/Covid-19 update as of March 25, 2020

Requesting College Transcripts from Central Maine Community College

Effective immediately, all requests for transcripts from Central Maine Community College will be processed online through Parchment. All orders placed through Parchment are submitted electronically to the institution(s) you choose. Electronic transcripts costs $6.00 per transcript.

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A Message Sent to Students from Dean of Student Services Nicholas Hamel
Campus closed to Students and the General Public; CMCC Parking Lot Computer Lab; Resources to Help Students by email and CMConnect; New withdraw dates with no academic penalty; virtual clubs and events coming soon

Dear CMCC Students,

As the College prepares to resume the spring 2020 semester on Monday, March 30, I wanted to reach out to provide an update about our response to COVID-19.  As you are aware, all classes are transitioning to remote instruction and your instructors will communicate with you this week about what their plan is.  Please be in the habit of regularly checking your CMCC email for communication from your instructors or others at the College.

The last email I sent said that the College was going to have a computer lab open for students, however, we have come to the conclusion that this is no longer a possibility.  We now find ourselves in a situation where the College has had to take further steps to limit the number of people on campus, which unfortunately means that CMCC buildings are closed to students and the general public.  Realizing that some students will need computer or wi-fi access, a “parking lot computer lab” is offered in the parking lot behind the College Store.  Any student who needs to connect to the wi-fi can do so in the parking lot and laptops will be available for you to use.

If you would like to use the “parking lot computer lab” please call 212-9529 to reserve a timeslot on Monday – Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  Calling ahead will ensure there will be a laptop available for you when you get to campus.  When your appointment time comes, drive to campus and take the first right to go behind Lapoint Center and park near the third outside door labeled “Central Services” (there is a sign there that says “parking lot lab”).  Once you are parked, call the telephone number provided above and an IT Technician will bring a laptop to you in the parking lot.  You will need to give the IT Technician your driver’s license and CMCC ID.  When you are done using the laptop, please call the same number as provided above and the IT Technician will get the laptop and give back your driver’s license and CMCC ID.

In addition, I want to remind you about two resources that the College has developed in order to help you during this College-wide transition to remote instruction:

  • You can email StudentSupport@cmcc.edu if you have questions or concerns and a campus representative will respond to help you.  If you have questions about a specific course, please contact your instructor first, but if, for example, you are unsure how to contact your instructor or how to login onto CMConnect, you can email this address.
  • The Remote Learning tab on CMConnect is available with resources to help you and contains information about how to access academic and student support services such as tutoring, advising and the Learning Commons.

I understand you may be anxious about remote learning, particularly if you have never taken an online class before.  Therefore, withdrawal dates have been extended.  For full-semester (15 week) courses, the new date to withdraw without academic penalty is Friday, April 10, however, the College will not accept any withdrawal requests the week of March 30 because we want you to give yourself time to try remote learning.

The add/drop and withdrawal dates have also been extended for short-term classes that start on Monday, March 30.  The last day to drop a short-term course without record is now Friday, April 3.  The last day to drop a short-term course without academic penalty is now Friday, April 24.  If you are in second semester short-term classes, you can order books at www.cmccshop.com and get free ground shipping.  You can also contact the bookstore at 2024mgr@follett.com or call 755-5215 to arrange to get your books.  Please do this as soon as possible if you do not have your course materials yet.

It is important that we continue to stay connected so I am happy to share that student organizations and clubs will be offered virtually.  A calendar of activities, to include club meetings, fitness classes and a virtual Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremony, will be posted soon and added to as new activities are scheduled.

Lastly, I encourage you to practice social distancing, which is keeping at least 6 feet from others, not gathering in groups of more than 10, and going to places like the grocery store only as needed.  To stay up-to-date on the latest information about CMCC’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic you can visit https://www.cmcc.edu/coronavirus/.

Certainly, this is not the situation any of us expected to be in, but the faculty and staff at the College are dedicated to helping you successful complete the semester.  Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need assistance.

Be well and stay safe,

 

Nicholas Hamel

Dean of Students

Central Maine Community College

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