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The world has changed, and to ensure we are continuing to meet your educational needs, South Central College (SCC) is evolving with it. At the same time, we take seriously our responsibility to protect the health and safety of our students, our faculty and staff, and any visitors to our campus. Keep Learning was created to provide you with information and resources you need to find success at SCC and beyond. We will be continuously updating this page, so please check back regularly!

Staying Safe During Fall Semester

South Central College, in coordination with the Minnesota State system and healthcare agencies, has implemented the following procedures to ensure a safe return to campus this fall. 

Course Delivery - Fall semester classes will be delivered in a variety of formats, including online, on-campus, and a combination of online and on-campus (hybrid), based on your individual program needs.

Bookstore Online Ordering - Fall semester textbooks are available to order online only through the SCC Bookstore Website. Orders will be processed & shipped for free or students can choose curbside pick-up on select days at both campuses. pdf

Student IDs - Student IDs can be obtained by appointment. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the Library Hours of Operation page for more information.

Parking Permits - Parking permits can be purchased Mon-Thurs from 11:30 AM-5:00 PM through Campus Security on both campuses. Purchases can be made at a table outside the Welcome Center (near Door 1) on the North Mankato campus and at a table by Door 4 on the Faribault campus.

Student Start-Up - Student start-up is available online. It is required for all new students but may be helpful for returning students as you transition to a hybrid environment. To access Start-Up 2020, sign in to D2L and select Student Lounge - Fall 2020 - OSL20213fall from your Classes. Click the “Materials” to reveal a drop-down and select “Content.” Start-Up 2020 is a module on the left side navigation.

Enhanced Health and Safety Measures - To ensure everyone's health and safety, SCC is implementing the following requirements for all students, faculty, and staff, and visitors while on campus:

  1. Preparedness Plan:  Before coming back to campus for the first time, you will need to review SCC's  Back-to-Campus Preparedness Plan and then complete the COVID-19 Permission to be on Campus Form
  2. 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).
  3. Face Coverings:  You will be provided with a face covering that needs to be worn at all times while you are on campus. Certain programs and closed offices may be exempt, but please assume you will be wearing a face covering until you hear otherwise from your instructor or an SCC employee. If there is a medical reason you are unable to wear a face covering or if need an accommodation, please contact our disability services office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 507-389-7222. 
  4. Social Distancing:  All campus areas have been addressed to enable six-foot social distancing between individuals. 
  5. Enhanced Cleaning and Sanitation SCC continues to strictly follow the protocols recommended by the Minnesota Department of Health, the CDC, and our state leaders.
  6. Door entrances: Current students should use the following doors to access their classes.

Contact Information

If you have additional questions, please contact us at 507-389-7200 or via the Fall 2020 Keep Learning Form.