Help For Students
We have created a dedicated page to help MxCC students as we transition into a “virtual campus.” Find information about logging into classes, advising, tutoring, library and career development resources, and more here.
Help For Employees
Please see this page for links that may be useful to MxCC faculty and staff transitioning to working and teaching remotely.
COVID-19 UPDATE: 6/26/2020
This update contains NEW information that supersedes previous updates. Please read carefully.
As you have no doubt heard, the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak is spreading globally and has now been designated as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. We are working closely with the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities President Mark Ojakian to keep our college community as safe and healthy as possible and continue to take every precaution to mitigate potential impact on campus.
The campus is still officially closed for the Summer of 2020. All services and classes (with very few exceptions) are online.
A handful of classes will take place in Snow Hall from this Friday until mid-August: non-credit allied health courses with specific skills that cannot be performed or assessed online; and “make up” sessions for students enrolled in Spring 2020 fine art studio courses that could not be completed online. These will be done in small-group format to maintain social distancing. Faculty will need to sign students into the building, which will be locked after everyone is in.
Registering for Fall 2020 Courses
To register for fall courses, please follow the instructions on our registration page.
Beginning Tuesday, July 28th: Founders Hall will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am-3:00pm so that our Enrollment Services and Business Offices can assist students by appointment.
Notes for in-person appointments:
- All visitors must wear masks upon entering the building and follow social distancing protocols.
- Please follow all campus signs for the designated building entrance. (Only the upper parking lot will be open.)
- You may not bring family members or guests into the building with you.
- Please bring a pen/pencil, and if possible, your own tablet, smartphone, or laptop. We will try to avoid all paper forms and show you how to access them digitally from your device.
- Be prepared! Know your Banner ID and your student email address. You will need both to conduct in-person business. (Check our website for help in locating these.)
- Only Founders Hall will be open. No other campus buildings are open to students at this time.
- Depending on how many people are in Founders Hall at the same time, you could be asked to wait outside or in your car, so bring water and snacks.
- No lounges or social areas are open on campus.
- No computer labs are open on campus.
- All visitors must sign in and out when visiting Founders Hall.
- These guidelines are valid from July 28 to August 25, 2020. More information about what students can expect on campus this fall will be published in the coming weeks.
How to Reach Us
Most departments, faculty, and staff are available to help you virtually. If you’re interested in learning about the different programs we offer, please see this page. Please use our directory to look up individual employees. Please note, we do not have access to our fax machine at this time. Please email us for faster service.
Need to talk to someone in enrollment services? The following times have been designated for WebEx meetings with our Enrollment Services staff. They will be ready to chat about everything to do with applying to the college and enrolling for classes. Click on any of the days/times below during the designated times to join the chat.
If you would prefer, you may email Enrollment Services staff, they will respond in a timely manner. Please note that all official college business must be conducted via the student’s college assigned email.
If you need to reach the Financial Aid office, you may email or call 860-343-5741 to speak with a Customer Service Representative. Please note that all official college business must be conducted via the student’s college assigned email.
Drop-In Financial Aid Webex meetings are also available on:
- Mondays from 2-4:30 p.m.
- Tuesdays from 9-11:30 a.m. and 2-4:30 pm.
- Wednesdays from 9-11:30 a.m. and 2-4:30 pm.
- Thursdays from 9-11:30 a.m. and 2-4:30 pm.
- Fridays from 9-11:30 a.m.
MxCC’s Financial Aid Office will offer “virtual” help sessions for current and prospective MxCC students who need help completing their 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or have FAFSA related questions. Students will meet remotely with a Financial Aid Representative via a WEBEX chat room. Students must be able to access the FAFSA website from their own computer to complete the application. We kindly ask that you visit the FAFSA site to create your FSA User ID (if you/parent does not already have one) and fill out as much of the FAFSA as you can, such as the demographic information, prior to the virtual meeting.
Questions about Continuing Education courses? Email them here.
- The CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) are federal funds to provide emergency aid grants to eligible students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the Coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care). These funds are intended to address the pressing financial need of students due to the disruption of campus operations from the Coronavirus.
- CARES ACT Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting: Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students
- All “in-person” events have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. See our events calendar for a list of upcoming “virtual” events.
- While the campuses remain closed to the public, MxCC employees will telecommute during this time. All employees are expected to maintain their normal work hours by being available and fit for duty. This includes responding to emails and office voicemails, and being available for conference call meetings during that time.
- Student workers who have summer assignments will work with their supervisors on assignments that can be completed remotely.
As one might expect, the situation and conditions are changing by the day—sometimes by the hour. Be assured that we continue to work closely with President Ojakian, the Connecticut Department of Public Health, and the Governor’s Office to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all members of our campus community.
Please be safe and be well,
Dr. Steven Minkler, Campus CEO
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Disclaimer
Beginning March 2020, Connecticut along with the rest of the United States suffered the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Day-to-day life as it existed before the pandemic changed drastically, and individuals and institutions adapted to new practices and behaviors. Normative actions now include wearing facial masks, maintaining social distance, and working and learning remotely. Learning about and adherence to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance has become a way of life. As we plan for the next academic year, so much is uncertain, including the continuing threat of COVID-19.
The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) must adapt to meet this reality. Going forward, it is up to all of us – faculty, staff and students – to do our part to ensure our campus community stays as healthy and safe as possible. This is a shared responsibility, and every member of our community must adhere to national, state, and local health guidelines and requirements, and adhere to those measures Middlesex Community College deems safe and appropriate for the campus. This will include social distancing, wearing masks or other facial coverings, not reporting to class or work if sick, and isolating when required.
Although Middlesex Community College is readily developing a schedule of courses that include some in-class and on-ground instruction, no one knows what the future may hold. In the case of an outbreak of the coronavirus or other illness, the institutions reserve the right to adapt the format of any class to an entirely online/distance learning modality as public health conditions warrant. Such change will not result in any increase or decrease of tuition and fees. We all understand that tuition and fees are in exchange for learning, academic credit, and certain non-academic services regardless of whether taught on-ground, in a hybrid environment or entirely remotely.
Most important to CSCU and Middlesex Community College is the health, safety and welfare of every member of its community. Yet, despite campus efforts to comply with health and safety guidelines, it is not possible to guarantee a disease free environment, or to guarantee that campuses will not close and return to an online-only learning environment. These are the realities of working and learning during a pandemic. If you choose to return to campus during the pandemic, you accept that you are willing to do your part to keep the campus safe and acknowledge that you may be required to complete your course work in an evolving or remote learning environment.
The Middlesex Community College community is looking forward to welcoming you back.