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 the 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 Spring Semester
Spring Semester at South Central Colleges runs 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, with particular emphasis on the high risk time in the first three weeks of the semester. To help ensure everyone's safety, failure to comply with these requirements will result in being asked to immediately leave campus and will be adjudicated according to student code of conduct procedure.
Spring Semester Safety Protocols
- Face Coverings: Cloth Face Masks will continue to be required for all students at all times while on campus. Neck Gators and Bandanas are not acceptable face coverings.
- Campus Entrances: All current students should use the following doors to attend classes or visit student affairs:
- Social Distancing: Everyone is required to continue to maintain a distance of at least six feet from others when on campus. Socializing in groups outside of classrooms/labs is also discouraged, with formal gathering spaces continuing to be closed at this time.
- 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.
- COVIDAwareMN: Consider downloading the Minnesota Department of Health's free COVIDawareMN app, which will notify you if you have been near someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and anonymously notify anyone you have been near if you test positive.
- 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.
Spring Semester Student Services
- Funding for students will continue to be available through CARES Emergency Fund Grants to help cover expenses resulting from the pandemic.
- Computers: Computers: Student computer labs and parking lot wi-fi are currently available on both campuses. In North Mankato, B-120 is available to students and in Faribault, C-230 is open. See the Campus and Student Services page for more details.
- Bookstore Online Ordering - Spring semester textbooks will be available to purchase Online Only through the SCC Bookstore Website. Orders will be processed and shipped for free.
- Library: Please check the Library Hours webpage for current hours and details about changes in services. Library services will be available virtually through February 1. If you need to return materials, the drop-off book bins outside both libraries will be accessible.
- Parking Permits: Parking permits will be available to purchase starting on January 4, 2021. Enforcement will not begin until the end of January.
If you have additional questions, please contact us at 507-389-7200 or via the Spring 2021 Keep Learning Form.