June 24, 2021

Dear MxCC Students,

Today, the Board of Regents voted to require all students who participate in on-campus activities this fall to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. That means if you plan on attending class or extracurricular activities in-person, you must first get vaccinated.

The vaccines that are currently authorized in the United States are safe, highly effective, and critical to resuming normal operations at our campuses this fall.

If you have not already done so, now is the time get vaccinated. With more infectious, more severe variants becoming more and more prevalent, getting your shot is the best way to protect yourself and your family.

More information is available on the CSCU website.

We will follow up with additional information on how students can document their vaccination status prior to the beginning of the semester.

Sincerely,

Dr. Steven Minkler, CEO

Middlesex Community College

 

Welcome to MxCC!

We are so happy to welcome our new and continuing students back to campus. 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.

Video Transcript

Medical professional administers vaccine in patient's arm
June 16 Wednesday

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What To Expect When You Come to Campus

Overview

  • 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.)
  • Practice social distancing of at least 6 feet. Markers are lining hallways to show where to wait.
  • Public Safety Officers are located at the main entrances of each building to greet you, check IDs and sign you in and out as you travel through buildings. All buildings must be entered through their main entrances. All other entrances will be locked from the outside. Both the upper and lower parking lots are open.
  • Please have your college ID on you at all times. If you need a new ID, please get one from the CICC (College Information and Communications Center) in Founders Hall.
  • Visitors to campus should make appointments whenever possible and carry a state-issued drivers license or ID.
  • 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 appropriate form on this page.
  • Most campus offices are not in-person five days a week and, on the days they are in-person, will have reduced hours. Staff are teleworking when not on campus to provide virtual services to you Monday through Friday. It is advisable to make an appointment before coming to campus to meet with a certain person or department. Virtual meetings are preferable whenever possible.
  • RESOURCES: Stay Informed and Learn More. (Available in English and Spanish)

Important Information About Spring 2021 Courses

  • On-ground classes that are lecture only (no clinicals, labs or studios) will begin the semester effective January 22 in a virtual setting.  This includes all classes at MxCC@Platt.
  • These virtual sessions will revert back to on-ground beginning Monday, February 8. Please check your blackboard site for details.
  • On-ground classes with clinicals, labs, and studios will begin the semester on-ground, as scheduled, effective January 22.  This includes both lab and lecture sessions if the lectures are scheduled to be on-ground.
  • As always, clinicals and internships will be scheduled under the direction of the Program Coordinators working in collaboration with host facilities.

Founders Hall

office with plexiglass shields

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 staffed in-person 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.


Enrollment Services
Tuesdays and Wednesdays: In-person 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays: Virtual Only 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Business Office (Bursar)
Tuesdays and Wednesdays: In-person 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays: Virtual Only 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Financial Aid
Tuesdays and Wednesdays: In-person 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Make an in-person appointment
Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays: Virtual Only 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Make a virtual appointment

Career Development & Counseling
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays:
In-person (by appointment) 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: Virtual Hours 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Advising & Retention

In-Person: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (appointments)
(appointments highly recommended as staffing is still limited)
Virtual: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (appointments)

(make a virtual appointment to connect with an advisor virtually)

*Evening virtual appointments available upon request.

Classrooms

classroomsDesks and seats are spaced to maintain social distancing or marked for appropriate use. When entering the classroom, please proceed to the farthest marked (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 and desks around.


Restrooms

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.


Learning Commons

Learning Commons

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.

SPRING HOURS: 1/25/2021-5/12/21

Spring 2021 Semester Virtual Hours
Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Fri: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

On-Ground: Appointment Only
Tues: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wed: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Questions? Please call the Library 860-343-5830

View the Spring 2021 Guide to Library Services

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

cafeteria

“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.


Bookstore

bookstore photosThe MxCC Bookstore in Founders Hall will be open to purchase books, snacks, and merchandise, and return book rentals.

Regular Spring 2021 Hours

  • Monday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Wednesday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Thursday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Friday online only
  • Saturday closed
  • Sunday closed
The MxCC Bookstore will be closed Wednesday, April 28.
*Please note, hours are subject to change. In the event that the College is closed for a holiday, inclement weather or any other reason, then the Bookstore is 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)

Magic Food Bus

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-Spring 2021:
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The Magic Food Bus@ Platt High School will be open the following hours effective February 8:

Magic Food Bus @Platt Hours-Spring 2021:
Monday-Thursday   4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Magic Food Bus

eyeglasses display

Eyeglass Clinic

Chapman Hall, Room 627

The Eyeglass Clinic is open by appointment only. Please email Bryan Goh (bgoh@mxcc.edu) 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

CAMPUS EVENTS

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

ct community colleges safe learning options fall 2020COURSE FORMATS

This semester, 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

Contact 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 and departments.

MxCC Directories by Department and Names

Self-Reporting/Self-Quarantine Out-of-State Travel Form

If you're a MxCC faculty, staff, or student, and are traveling out of state, and/or are exhibiting symptoms of or have tested positive for Covid-19, please fill out this form.

Have you recently been tested for COVID-19? Please report here >

Looking for testing sites?

Middletown sites can be found here.

-OR-

Find a CT Testing site using the tool here.

Through the state’s Community Testing Program, all residents have robust access to no-cost COVID-19 testing through multiple hospital, community health center and other pop-up sites. Results through this program are available within 72 hours or less in the vast majority of cases. At this time, insurance is not required though some providers may recommend appointments or pre-registration to facilitate expedited testing. It is recommended to verify hours and clinic sites on the vendor’s website or social media in the event that sites have changed or closed for weather, etc.

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.