Coming to Campus during Spring Semester

Spring Semester at South Central College runs from January 11 - May 12, 2021. South Central College, in coordination with the Minnesota State system and healthcare agencies, has implemented the following procedures to ensure a safe return to the campus spring semester, with particular emphasis on the high risk time in the first three weeks of the semester.  

  • Face Coverings:  Cloth Face Masks will continue to be required for all students at all times while on campus. Changes for Spring Semester
    • Neck Gators and Bandanas will no longer be allowed to be used as face coverings.
    • Face Shields will also be required during the high risk period of January 11 - February 1. A Face Shield must be worn in addition to the required Cloth Face Mask whenever you are on campus. If you are attending classes on campus, you will receive a Face Shield in your lab/classroom and be expected to use it until at least February 1. Face Shields will also be available at the check-in desks at each entrance during the first two weeks of class. 

  • Campus Access During the Frist 3 Weeks of Spring Semester:  To help prevent the spread of the virus during this high risk period, SCC is implementing the following additional measures from January 11 - February 1. 
    • You should only be on campus to attend classes or to see Student Affairs for assistance. If you wish to visit South Central College for purposes other than taking an in-person class, please consider calling or emailing before coming on campus. If you are a current or new student, our student affairs team is ready to serve you via phone, email, or virtual appointments. Reach out to them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 507-389-7200. 
    • If you have a class that is a combination of hands-on and lecture, your instructor may be letting you know that all lecture activity may be moved up to the beginning part of the semester and/or that all lectures will be offered online.
    • If you are on campus for a class, you are encouraged to stay in your lab/classroom as much as possible.
    • Gathering Space will be closed throughout campus until further notice.
    • Computer Labs: will be closed, but two computers will be set up in the lobby of each campus for you to use, with parking lot Wi-Fi access continuing to be available as well.
  • Campus Entrances: All current students should use the following doors to attend classes.
    • The Faribault Campus will continue to have only one entrance, Door 4.  
    • The North Mankato Campus will continue to have one entrance for Visitors and Potential Students visiting the Welcome Center (Door 1) and two entrances for Current Students and Faculty (Door 15 and Door 30).

  • Social Distancing: Everyone is  required to continue to maintain a distance of at least six feet from others when on campus.

  • Screening Tool: Every day you plan to be on campus for more than 15 minutes, you must complete a short health self-assessment utilizing our online Screening Tool before entering the facility (For more details, see the Video Tutorial and Frequently Asked Questions.

  • COVID-19 Symptoms, Positive Test or Exposure: If you are experiencing symptoms, have tested positive, or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, please do not come to campus. You should begin a period of quarantine for 14 days from the date of last contact with the positive case and contact your instructor.

  • Preparedness Plan: If you did not already do so for Fall Semester, before coming back to campus for the first time for Spring Semester, you will need to review SCC's Back-to-Campus Preparedness Plan and then complete the COVID-19 Permission to be on Campus Form.

  • Enhanced Cleaning and Sanitation: SCC continues to strictly follow the protocols recommended by the Minnesota Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and our state leaders. 

  • Enforcement: To help ensure everyone's safety, failure to comply with the above requirements will result in being asked to immediately leave campus., with student violations adjudicated according to student code of conduct procedure and employee violoations subject to disciplinary action.

College Case Status

The number of COVID-19 cases at all Minnesota State colleges and universities is available on the Minnesota State Case Reporting Dashboard.  To access our college's current data, select "South Central College" in the institution list. 

  • SCC confirmed case3s during the last recorded week 12/31/20 - 1/6/21:  3 students and 0 employees
  • SCC confirmed cases during the past recorded month 12/10 - 1/6:   22 students and 0 employees

The well-being of our students, faculty, and staff is of the utmost importance. South Central College continues to work with the Minnesota State system, healthcare agencies, and others, to take the precautions necessary to protect the health and safety of all.

Information for:

Spring Semester

Spring Semester Classes are being held online, on-campus, and in a combination of online and on-campus (hybrid) depending upon the program:

  • Classes with hands-on components are being held completely on campus or with a combination of on-campus and online instruction (hybrid). 
  • Classes without hands-on components will be held online.