Campus and Coronavirus Updates

As of today there are no cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) on campus.

We're here to help you! All students services are accessible remotely. See below.

Check your Clinton email often!
Email is the primary form of communication with our students.

Applications for CARES Act Emergency Financial Grant is open.
For more details, please visit CARES Act page.

Student services are now being delivered remotely/online.
Email is the best way of communication.

Advisement and Registration for Summer and Fall will start as scheduled in April. Reach out to your advisor or any of the applicable contacts below. Advisement can be done by phone, email, or through virtual meetings, which will be set up as needed. After advisement, you can register through the student portal.

We are a call/email away from helping you with any questions, issues, or concerns. Some helpful contacts:

Call 518-562-4170 and leave a message.
We check the voicemails regularly and return calls throughout each workday.

Students experiencing any barriers should reach out directly as we want to ensure that you feel supported. We are able to connect with you through remote means and will be available daily, during regular hours of operation.

The college is operating with staff working remotely.
Students are asked not to come to campus.
All group events and activities on campus have been cancelled. 
Public buses (CCPT) suspended their operations until further notice.

Remote Learning for Spring Semester
The college is shifting to remote or online delivery modes for spring semester restarting March 30. Lab sections will be mostly taught in a distance format. Check your Clinton email for directions from your instructors as they may differ from course to course.

Academic Dismissals and Probation in Spring 2020
The College is suspending any academic dismissals or probation for students enrolled in the Spring 2020 semester. A student who would otherwise have been dismissed or placed on academic probation due to their cumulative grade point average, will instead be allowed to remain enrolled at CCC with no change to their academic status.  They will, however, be subject to FA SAP review and may incur a loss of financial aid eligibility. Those students who have been impacted by COVID-19 and the disruption to campus operations, and have lost financial aid eligibility, must email the FA office at financialaid@clinton.edu.  Their circumstances will be taken under consideration.

Help with remote/online learning
With the shift to distance learning, faculty will work with students to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure students can fulfill and complete their academic requirements remotely. Students who have concerns about access, equipment, and distance delivery should email their instructors so they are aware of the barriers students face. 

If your instructor is using Clinton Online (Moodle online platform), log in to check out the sandbox and get acquainted with the system.

Tutoring will be delivered through Zoom sessions.
Visit Online Tutoring page for more details including Tutoring schedule

Library
The on campus library is closed but is available online and through Ask Us 24/7. This service connects students with a professional librarian at all hours of the day. The library’s Research Guides are an excellent curated resource for all students. 

Due dates for all library materials, for students as well as faculty, will be extended to July 31st. Interlibrary Loan will not include delivery of physical resources for the time being. 

Financial Aid Refund Checks
Students expecting financial aid refunds will receive a check in the mail. Please do not come to campus to pick them up.

Spring 2020 Semester Costs
Per SUNY recommendations and calculating the Spring costs already accrued prior to COVID-19 epidemic, the college will follow its regular refund policies. There will be no additional refunds or credits for tuition and fees.

Application for the CARES Act funds for eligible students is open. 

As soon as application for that funding is available, it will be posted here and students will be notified through email. 

Financial Aid
At this time the office is working remotely. We'll use email as the primary mode of communication. Your forms can be submitted via fax - 518-562-4373, or you may email .pdf files to financialaid@clinton.edu. Android users simply scan with Google drive and IOS users scan with the NOTE app!

File your FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov. (Good for one academic year Aug thru May). Use your prior-prior year financial information.

Free Resource for Students Financially Affected by COVID-19 and for Student Loan Borrowers. 

We recognize that this is a difficult time, if you have a critical financial need please be in contact with the financial aid office.

May 15th graduation ceremony is being postponed in consideration for the health and safety of everyone. To those of you that are graduating, congratulations. We will be mailing diplomas to all graduates as well as listing all of your names with congratulatory notes on our website and continuing to explore other ways to celebrate your commencement. 

ALL YOUR BOOKSTORE NEEDS CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE
The Follett Bookstore on campus is currently closed due to the Covid-19 Virus, however, Follett has shared the following to make this transition to off-campus learning easier:

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. Since many online orders are fulfilled directly from your campus store, Follett will execute online orders as long as the store is accessible by staff.

Access to eBooks AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE: Visit the campus store website to gain access to eBooks at no additional charge with your clinton.edu email address. Each student can access up to 7 eBooks for the designated period free of charge.

Free Shipping on Rental Returns & 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, www.clinton.edu for the details.

For Faculty: FREE Access to Lumen Learning OER Courseware: Lumen Learning, our OER partner, is offering FREE access to courseware to help supplement content, and offer additional resources to faculty, click here for the Lumen offer.

For further information, contact Jay Pokorny, Follett Bookstore Manager, at Jay.Pokorny@clinton.edu.

All students will be notified by instructors of any schedule changes. Registration for future courses is currently postponed except for the online offerings that consist of Career Trainings and Professional Development Courses. In this difficult time, Clinton is working with OneWorkSource to offer funding for retraining and career changes to eligible students. Student loans may be also available. Email us for more information.

For students and their families who may be in need of help and support from basic needs like food supplies to health care in these trying times, local organizations are here to help. 

United Way - Community Resources for the COVID-19 impact.

United Way - Health and human services  contact information.

We're continuously monitoring the Coronavirus situation and any changes will be posted as they happen. Students and staff should check their email regularly for further updates. 

We ask that every one of you continue to take necessary precautions to stay healthy and the college will continue to closely monitor and provide you with the most up-to-date information.

For more information and resources visit SUNY Health Alert page.

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