Welcome to MxCC!
We are so happy to welcome our new and continuing students back to campus for the Fall 2020 semester. As we open back up amid a “new normal,” we have taken many steps to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors. Please review the video and information below to familiarize yourself with what to expect when visiting campus and prepare for a successful semester.
What To Expect When You Come to Campus
- While on campus you are required to properly wear a face mask (no neck scarves or bandanas). Masks must cover both your mouth and nose. (Read the CSCU COVID-19 Mask & Social Distancing Guidelines here.)
- Public Safety Officers are located at the entrances of each building to greet you, check IDs and sign you in and out as you travel through buildings.
- Please have your college ID on you at all times. If you need a new ID, please get one from the Communications Center in Founders Hall. Visitors to campus should make appointments whenever possible and carry a state-issued drivers license or ID.
- Practice social distancing of at least 6 feet. Markers are lining hallways to show where to wait.
- If you have symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come to campus. Taking your temperature before coming to campus is encouraged. (Review symptoms here.) Students, faculty, and staff who are traveling out of state or have tested positive for COVID-19 are asked to submit the form on this page.
- Both the upper and lower parking lots are now open. All buildings must be entered through their main entrances. All other entrances will be locked from the outside.
- Most campus offices are not open five days per week and will have reduced hours on the days they are open. Staff are teleworking when not on campus, to provide virtual services to you Monday through Friday. It’s advisable to make an appointment before coming to campus to meet with a certain person or department. Virtual meetings are preferable whenever possible.
Founders Hall is currently open Monday-Friday to allow students to study, connect to Wi-Fi, and utilize certain departments and services. Please note that not all offices are open each day. See sections below for more information. In many of the office areas, plexiglass shields have been installed to minimize any transfer of the virus when talking within the offices.
Building Hours of Operation (subject to change-these hours do not indicate individual office hours. Those should be referenced below)
- Mondays: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Fridays: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Mondays-Thursdays: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Fridays: CLOSED (virtual appointments available)
Business Office (Bursar)
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays: CLOSED
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays: CLOSED (virtual appointments available)
Career Development & Counseling
Mondays-Thursdays: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Fridays: CLOSED (virtual appointments available)
Advising & Retention
Mondays and Wednesdays 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tuesdays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Room 131A); Thursdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fridays: CLOSED (virtual appointments available)
Desks are either marked with markers or separated far enough to maintain social distancing. When entering the classroom, please proceed to the farthest dotted seat to avoid congestion in the aisles. Hallways outside the classrooms are marked to show proper distancing while waiting for classrooms to open up. Teaching areas are marked with “Teaching Zone” floor markers. Each classroom will have hand sanitizer stations and wipes. Please use the wipes to clean the area you are about to use. In computer classrooms, wipe the keyboard and mouse before each use. Please refrain from moving seats around.
Please knock before entering restrooms. If no one is in the restroom or if someone is in a stall, you may enter. Please avoid having more than one person at a time using the sink and urinal areas. Practice proper hand washing techniques.
The Learning Commons seating is arranged for social distancing. The computer lab is open by appointment. Other services available by appointment are book drop off and pick up and checking out equipment such as laptops and calculators. Library stacks are closed for self-service.
- Monday/Wednesday 9:00-3:00
- Tuesday/Thursday 11:00-5:00
The Academic Success Center, which helps with tutoring and more is available virtually only this semester. Find out more here.Updated Info and Make Appointments to use the Learning Commons
Cafeteria/Dining Services & Common Area Seating
“Mom’s Kitchen,” our deli-style food service, is closed this semester. Please bring food from home or use the various vending machine options. The cafeteria, student lounge, pavilion, and pavilion deck will have limited seating for social distancing. The Game Room will be closed.
The MxCC Bookstore in Founders Hall will be open to purchase books, snacks, and merchandise:
- Monday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Friday, Saturday & Sunday: Closed
When purchasing via our website, please ensure that you use a valid email address. Your MxCC email address is NOT your student ID # @. If you use your MxCC email please verify that it is correct prior to placing your order (see instructions for accessing your MxCC email here). When purchasing eBooks, please do not check out as a guest, since this may delay the delivery of the eBook information.
Magic Food Bus (Student Food Pantry)
The Magic Food Bus is now open. The bus is located in the upper parking lot, next to Snow Hall. During cold weather, it is located in Founders Hall, mezzanine.
This semester, the food pantry is CONTACTLESS. Food is prepackaged for pick up.
Magic Food Bus Middletown Hours-Fall 2020:
Tuesday- 12:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
Wednesday- 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday-9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Magic Food bus at Platt is also open this semester.
Magic Food Bus @Platt Hours-Fall 2020:
Monday-4 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
Tuesday- 4 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
Wednesday- 4 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
Thursday-4 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
Chapman Hall, Room 627
The Eyeglass Clinic is open by appointment only. Please email Bryan Goh (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make an appointment.
We have over 150 new frames in all the latest styles and colors. Frames start at $50 and complete pairs start at $99. We offer the latest lens technology at the best prices.Eyeglass Clinic
Most “in-person” events have been cancelled until further notice. See our events calendar for a list of upcoming “virtual” events, including many fun student activities.Events Calendar
This fall, roughly 70% of courses will be online, both in the traditional online format and with a new LRON, or “Online on a schedule” option. Some in-person courses will be held at the Middletown campus and Platt High School. Hybrid and OLCR courses, which combine online and in-person learning are also being offered. Late-Start courses, which are shortened semester classes that start after the normal first day of school are also available.Learn More About Course Offerings
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 and departments.MxCC Directories by Department and Names
The CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) provided federal funds in the form of emergency aid grants to eligible students enrolled during the Spring 2020 semester. The purpose of the grants were to help students with 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 were intended to address the pressing financial need of students due to the disruption of campus operations from the Coronavirus. If the federal government approves additional CARES Act grants, students will be notified through their college e-mail address.CARES ACT Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting: Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students
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.