Coronavirus information and support for MxCC students

As we transition to being a “virtual campus” amid Coronavirus precautions, MxCC will be attempting to maintain much of the same services that we offer our students regularly online. We have created this page to provide information that will hopefully make this transition easier for everybody.


Social Distancing spirit week

Taking Classes Online

All courses will be held online until at least April 5. When possible, classes will be held in an online format at the same times as your normally scheduled classes would have been. Please log into Blackboard as soon as possible to prepare for online learning. Instructions for logging into Blackboard can be found here. It would be beneficial, for success in online courses, to have a fairly good (robust) PC, Macintosh Computer, Laptop, or mobile device (like an iPad or tablet) with good speakers, microphones, or headset with speaker and microphone.


Help With School Work

Tutoring

The Academic Success Center is available for e-tutoring for MxCC students. Please see the following instructions for requesting online tutoring and submitting papers for review.

Retention Services

Are You…

  • Concerned about your academic progress?
  • Having difficulty in any of your classes?
  • Having a hard time adjusting to the online coursework format?
  • Facing personal issues that are affecting your academics?
  • Struggling to get it all done (time management)?
  • Need assistance with study skills, note taking, remembering what you learned, test-taking?
  • Considering withdrawing from a course?

I can be contacted through email: jmazgulski@mxcc.edu

Want/need to meet virtually? Email me to make arrangements.

Here are a few links from the Retention Services website www.mxcc.edu/retention that may help you as you finish out the semester:

Here is a link to the withdrawal form if you need it. Before you use it though, be sure to confer with your Professor about whether withdrawing is the wise option.  That is a topic I am available to talk with too.  There can be serious financial aid implications for withdrawing.

Remember, in time of change and stress (sounds like now) sticking with or getting into good habits is critical. Here is a link to an important infographic: What Successful Students Do


Virtual Library


Career Counseling Resources

As always, our Career Development and Counseling Center has a robust online resource library to help you with career and major exploration, transfer planning, and searching for jobs on the CDCC website.

Counselors are also available by email to assist students:


Magic Food Bus

Magic Food Bus shoppers can go to Amazing Grace Food Pantry, located at 16 Stack Street in Middletown on Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Please indicate you are an MxCC member – bring your student or employee ID just in case.


Bookstore

The campus closure means that the Follett Bookstore located in Founders Hall is also closed. This has caused adjustments to how you will obtain, and return, course materials through our campus bookstore.

In order to facilitate the learning process and make your eLearning experience more dynamic, our campus store is offering four options to supplement and support your efforts:
1 – FREE Online Shipping Offer.  Visit the campus store website for Free Shipping on all items with no minimum purchase.  This includes various formats of course materials, supplies, apparel, technology, and more.
2 – Access to eBooks AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.  Visit the campus store website to gain access to eBooks at no additional charge with your college email address (ending in .edu).  You can access up to 7 eBooks for the designated period free of charge.
3 – FREE Access to Lumen Learning OER Courseware.  Lumen Learning, the OER partner of Follett Bookstores, is offering FREE access to courseware to help supplemental content, and offer additional resources to faculty.  Click here to learn more
4 – FREE SHIPPING on all Rental Returns and Deadline Extensions.  The campus store is offering free shipping return labels and is also extending the non-return period without penalty to assist with increased returns by mail.  Click the COVID-19 message on the home page of the campus store website.
Free eTextbooks from Follett Bookstore

Enrollment Services

(Admissions, Registration, & Financial Aid)

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.

Financial Aid

If you need to reach the Financial Aid office, you may email them.

Scheduled Webex meetings are also available on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. Click here to join during the designated times.

2020 Summer Financial Aid Application

Continuing Education

Questions about Continuing Education courses? Email them here.

Registration for Continuing Students- Summer & Fall 2020

Registration for the Summer and Fall semesters is now open for Continuing Students. (New Student registration will begin on April 6. Instructions will follow as they become available.) Continuing Students only may register for fall and summer courses using the following instructions:

  1. Meet with their advisor virtually (email, WebEx, etc). See advising information below.
  2. Use the instructions to register themselves online or follow along with this video:
    • Login to myCommNet.
    • Access Banner Self-Service.
    • Click “Registration/Schedule.”
    • Select “Class Registration.”
    • Select the term for registration, then submit.
    • Enter your CRNs and click “Submit Changes” or click on the “Class Search” button to find courses.
    • Once you see “Web Registered,” you are registered and payment must be initiated.
    • Click “Billing/Payment” link at the top to initiate and follow the payment process. Click here to download instructions for paying online.
  3. If you run into issues – email MX-EnrollmentServices@mxcc.edu with questions.
  4. It is more important than ever to register ASAP – and you must use your student email for all communication.

Spring 2020 Pass/Fail Option

As part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Connecticut Community College students shall have the option to convert any or all of the letter grades they earn in any or all of their classes during the spring 2020 semester to Credit/No Credit grading. Students will be able to make this decision up until and through June 1, 2020.

Please download this Request Pass/Fail document for more instructions and required form.


Advising

Need to meet with an academic advisor?

Advising faculty and staff are working remotely and can be contacted through email.

Current students should reach out to their assigned academic advisor (usually, your program coordinator). You can find your assigned advisor by logging into myCommNet and accessing “DegreeWorks” or by reaching out to Elizabeth Slupski (eslupski@mxcc.edu). Search for individual faculty and staff email addresses in our employee directory.

New students should reach out to Elizabeth Slupski (eslupski@mxcc.edu). New students can connect with Elizabeth through email or book WebEx virtual meetings. Students can book an appointment through the Advising Appointment Calendar and will receive an email the next business day with information on how to connect to the WebEx virtual meeting.


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