South Central College‚Äôs campuses are now open.  To ensure the continued health and safety of our students, faculty, students and visitors, the following protocols are currently in place.  

Face Coverings

Face coverings are no longer required on campus. However, if you have not yet been fully vaccinated, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends you still wear a face covering. Vaccinated individuals may also choose to wear masks as a preventative measure.

Campus Entrances:

During the summer, the following entrances will be available on our campuses:

  • Visitors and New Students:  Door 4 in Faribault and Door 1 in North Mankato
  • Current Students: Door 4 on the Faribault Campus and Door 15 or 30 on the North Mankato Campus
  • Employees:  Any of the above entrances or any door where your keycard works 
  • Campus hours are posted on our Faribault Campus Hours and North Mankato Campus Hours pages

Social Distancing

Social distancing of 3 feet is required in all classrooms and encouraged throughout other areas of our campuses whenever possible.


We continue to encourage  everyone to take the following steps to stay healthy and prevent the spread communicable illnesses, including cold and flu:

  1. Be vigilant with coughing and sneezing hygiene and handwashing practices to help you stay healthy.
  2. Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick whenever possible.
  3. If you are sick, stay at home until you are free of fever, signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants). SCC Students: Work with your instructors regarding any absences due to illness, based on their established processes. For an illness lasting more than two weeks, feel free to contact Kelly Karstad, Director of the Academic Support Center at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (507) 389-7339 for assistance.

Emergency Grants for SCC Students Impacted by the Pandemic

Current and new SCC students are eligible to apply for emergency relief fund grants to help pay for unforeseen education-related expenses due to COVID-19? Grants may cover:

  • Tuition, textbooks, course supplies and materials
  • Technology (e.g. computer purchase and internet)
  • Transportation (e.g. automobile service and public transportation)
  • Food, housing, utilities and childcare

Learn more on the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund page.