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STLCC to Transition On-campus Classes to Live Virtual Lecture

woman using laptop computerDue to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the St. Louis area, St. Louis Community College will transition many on-campus classes to live virtual lecture (LVL) beginning Monday, Nov. 16

Classes that cannot be shifted to LVL will remain on campus, and College officials will continue to monitor this situation. The classes must be approved by the dean and chief campus academic officer. 

City or county guidance and directives may change STLCC’s planning in the days and weeks to come. Based on the current data, these precautions will be in place until a few weeks after Thanksgiving break. 

This transition will reduce the concentration of faculty and staff on campus, according to Dr. Jeff Pittman, Ph.D., STLCC chancellor. 

“While this shift to LVL classes may feel disappointing and disruptive, it is necessary for the health and safety of the STLCC community,” Pittman said. “We are hopeful that the recent rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations will slow down, and we will be able to hold exams at campus locations. However, carefully observing all established protocols and any additional precautions that may be recommended by city, county or state officials is necessary.”

Students should expect to meet with their class in Blackboard Collaborate, or the platform identified by the instructor, at the scheduled times starting Nov. 16. Faculty are aware of the transition and will keep students informed about specific class details. 

image of students wearing masksStudents, faculty and staff who must be on campus are required to wear a mask. They also are encouraged to keep a safe physical distance from one another and wash hands regularly. 

“We will continue to monitor the data and guidance, and we will adjust to meet the needs of our students in a safe way,” said Dr. Andrew Langrehr, Ph.D., vice chancellor for academic affairs. “As always, the health and safety of our College community is a priority.” 

Student Support Services Information

CARES Act Laptop Scholarship
Students who need a laptop might be eligible for a Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Laptop Scholarship.  Please complete the CARES Act Laptop Scholarship application form.

Student Loaner Laptop
Students who may need to borrow a laptop computer from the College can submit a request  online. Please read Working & Learning Remotely for details.

Campus WiFi Hotspots
STLCC has free internet access in designated parking lots at Florissant Valley, Forest Park, Meramec and Wildwood campuses. Service is available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-7p.m. Details about locations are posted on the Working & Learning Remotely page.

STLCC Libraries
STLCC campus libraries are available for students. For details about hours, locations, checking out materials, computer labs and more, visit the STLCC Libraries page.

Academic Success & Tutoring
Academic Success and Tutoring can provide support to you virtually with a variety of services – study strategies, math tutoring, writing center and more. For details, visit the Academic Success & Tutoring page.

Computer Labs
Campus computer labs are open at the following locations and times:

STLCC-Florissant Valley
Business Room 131
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, 3:30-7 p.m.

Business Administration, Room 201
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Science West, Room 110
Monday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday, CLOSED
Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Room 105
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

STLCC-Forest Park
Tower E, Room 219
Monday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

For more details about how STLCC can provide support to students during this pandemic and about safety procedures, please visit STLCC’s COVID-19 Information page.

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