June 2020 Student Emails
June 18 - Update on Fall semester classes
June 9 - Online student services and resources
June 8 - Fall and Winter athletics
June 4 - What to expect when returning to campus
June 1 - CARES Act Student Emergency Fund
We know you’ve been wondering what to expect for the fall semester following the College’s shift to online courses this spring and summer due to the COVID-19 outbreak. That leads us to four words we’ve been eager to say: Welcome back to campus! (At least on a limited basis.)
Up to 40% of Fall 2020 courses will take place at Tri-C campuses and training locations. Most involve hands-on training that require face-to-face instruction and access to specialized equipment.
The return to campus will come with noticeable changes to campus life. The social distancing protocols and health monitoring we’ve grown increasingly accustomed to within the past few months will be in place.
The majority of fall courses will continue to take place online — a decision that allows you to limit your potential exposure to the coronavirus while continuing to work toward graduation. A robust selection of online courses will be offered in a variety of formats, including:
- Online classes with set meeting times. In this setup, days and times will be posted in the course registration system and will appear on your schedule. Your instructor will tell you how to join the virtual meetings. Attendance and participation in these virtual sessions is important and required.
- Online classes with no set meeting times. These courses do not require virtual sessions with the instructor. This option is the most flexible, as you can complete coursework within deadlines based on your schedule and availability.
- Online classes with some on-site components. These courses take place primarily online but require some on-campus sessions in order to use specialized equipment or lab facilities. Your instructor will schedule on-campus sessions as appropriate.
- On-campus with set meeting times – these classes will be taught on-campus with set meetings throughout the semester. The days/times are listed. Whenever on campus, students will be required to wear face coverings and practice safe distancing.
Registration is open for Tri-C’s Fall 2020 semester. Classes begin Aug. 24. Visit tri-c.edu or call the Enrollment Center at 216-987-6000 for more information.
More details on the continued phased reopening of College campuses and sites will be made available later this summer. Adjustments may be made if deemed appropriate by public health officials.
We look forward to seeing you this fall as you continue your higher education journey at Tri-C.
As you are aware, in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) has moved all face-to-face summer classes online. The College’s Online Learning and Academic Technology (OLAT) department has created materials to help you transition to online learning. The Online Student Resource Guide includes instructions, explanations, direct weblinks, how-to videos and more to help you navigate the online learning environment.
This guide is subject to change as the COVID-19 situation progresses. Visit Tri-C’s COVID-19 resource page for the latest information.
We wish you all the best in your academic endeavors this summer!
After much deliberation, College leadership has made the difficult decision to suspend fall and winter athletic programs due to risks presented by the coronavirus pandemic. This decision was driven by a concern for the safety of student-athletes, coaches, and college and community spectators.
We know that this is disappointing news, but it would be challenging — if not impossible — to implement the precautions and protocols needed to ensure a safe environment during games, practices and other aspects of athletic programs. A growing number of universities that chose to begin fall sports programs are now reporting coronavirus cases among athletes.
We are not alone in our decision. Two of Tri-C’s rivals in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference — Owens Community College and Sinclair Community College — have also suspended sports for some or all of the 2020-2021 academic year. Others around the nation have taken similar action.
Student-athletes make a big commitment to Tri-C. Some relocate to join our programs; all dedicate their time and energy to represent the College while pursuing their studies. We will fulfill our commitment to them by honoring their scholarships and working with them to identify other resources as needed.
Tri-C values its athletic programs for the sense of Triceratops pride created in the institution and for the measurable impact on student persistence and success. Student-athletes consistently have above average graduation and transfer rates.
As Phase I of our reopening plan gets underway, a limited number of buildings at each campus are now open to provide essential student services and some on-ground skills labs. We’re excited to begin this process and wanted to let you know about the many precautions we’ve taken to create a safe, healthy environment for students, faculty and staff.
Watch this video to learn more about what we’ve done and what you can expect, including:
- One clearly marked entry point to each building.
- Required face coverings for all students, faculty and staff.
- No-touch temperature scans. If your temperature is 100.4 degrees or above, you will not be permitted to enter the building.
- Return-to-Campus Certification. Students and visitors must complete this online form in order to enter any Tri-C facility. If unable to comply, they can access all student services online.
- Free Wi-Fi is now available in designated outdoor locations for students.
As the Summer 2020 semester is now underway, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) is pleased to share an emergency funding opportunity with students through the federal CARES Act Student Emergency Fund.
Eligible students, who have not received funds for the Spring semester, may apply for this funding opportunity for up to $1,500.
Funds from this grant will be paid directly to students and can be used for emergency expenses including technology (laptops, computer, Wi-Fi, etc.), food, housing, course materials, health care, child care and other education-related expenses.
To qualify for funding, students can view the questions and responses in our Student Emergency Fund FAQ and be enrolled in at least one Summer 2020 course.
Students must connect with the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships Office to apply. The Financial Aid team can also connect you with additional resources to help you continue your Tri-C education.
Questions? Contact the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships team: