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SHELTON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE MOVES TO REMOTE INSTRUCTION FOR SPRING SEMESTER AND POSTPONES SPRING COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES

Tuscaloosa, Alabama – Following a directive from the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) released earlier Friday morning, Shelton State Community College’s previously announced plan to move temporarily to remote instruction will continue for the duration of the spring semester.  Additionally, due to restrictions on event sizes by state and federal officials, the College will postpone its spring commencement exercises.

 

Postponed spring commencement exercises include Spring 2020 GED Graduation, Spring 2020 Nursing Pinning, and Spring 2020 Graduation. New dates will be announced as they are available.  The College’s 2020 Honors Convocation has been canceled.  Honorees will be notified of their award(s) via their myShelton email.

 

“Every decision concerning the operations of Alabama’s community colleges is being made with the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and administrators at the forefront,” said ACCS Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker. “While we couldn’t have imagined what this semester would look like for our colleges, I am incredibly grateful for the creativity, resilience, and commitment to learning shown by our faculty, staff, and students during this difficult time.”

 

Beginning Monday, March 30, 2020, Shelton State’s online classes will resume.  Also on March 30, students previously enrolled in on-campus courses at the College will complete coursework via remote instruction.

 

In order to comply with curfew restrictions imposed by the City of Tuscaloosa, students may not utilize WiFi in campus parking lots as previously stated.  In order to assist those with limited internet access, the City of Tuscaloosa will allow students to use WiFi hotspots available in the city limits.  (Visit Tuscaloosa Hotspots for a map of available locations.)

 

Shelton State Community College has no reported or suspected cases of COVID-19, however, we are continuing to encourage simple precautionary measures for staying well – frequent handwashing, covering coughs and sneezes, staying home if you have fever, and taking flu antivirals as prescribed.

 

This situation is ongoing, and updates will be provided as they are available.  For more information, visit sheltonstate.edu/covid19.