CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: MCC's buildings are closed and expected to reopen April 14. Classes continue to be delivered online during this time. Student support services remain available online and through Live Chat. Visit www.montcalm.edu/coronavirus for updates.

Student Information

The health and safety of Montcalm Community College’s students, staff, visitors and those they come
in contact with, as well as upholding our standards for academic quality, continue to be our top priority
as we continue to work through continuing to deliver coursework during the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
pandemic.

 

We will continue to provide MCC-specific updates on our website at www.montcalm.edu/coronavirus.

message from MCC President- March 23, 2020

MCC students are encouraged to read this student-specific update from college President Stacy Young, Ph.D. 

Montcalm Community College Student Resources and Updates
Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Revised March 30, 2020 

 

General announcements

 

MCC’s campuses are closed, but classes continue online

Montcalm Community College’s campuses are closed. We expect to reopen on Tuesday, April 14.

 

MCC moved its classes to an online format on March 16. We will continue to deliver course instruction online. Students should continue to look for course updates from your instructors in Canvas. If you are in a course that requires lab time, you will receive updates directly from your instructor on options for completion. In addition, the college will continue to deliver support services through online methods to the extent possible. Those options are outlined below.

 

Recreation facilities are closed

The college’s recreation facilities, including its pool, gym, fitness center, as well as its food service provider, the Woodside Café, are closed. We expect to reopen Tuesday, April 14.

 

Cancellation of events

All MCC-sponsored events have been canceled or postponed until further notice. Visit www.montcalm.edu/events for details.

 

 

Spring break

No classes during spring break

MCC classes will not be held during spring break, March 30-April 4.

 

Bookstore

The MCC Bookstore, operated by Barnes & Noble, is closed until Tuesday, April 14. 

 

CIS Lab

The CIS Lab offers online consultations through April 14 for assisting students with computer software questions by emailing cislab@montcalm.edu.

 

Class required labs

If you are in a course that requires lab time, you will receive updates directly from your instructor on options for completion.

 

IT Services

 

Technology assistance

Do you need help with your technology? MCC’s Information Technology Services (ITS) Department service desk offers students assistance. Visit http://my.montcalm.edu and select "Report Issue" on the home page or call MCC’s ITS service desk at (989) 328-1246. 

 

Internet Access

Charter is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. 

Comcast is offering free high speed Internet for 60 days to low income students in areas serviced by Comcast. To sign up with Comcast, applicants can simply visit www.internetessentials.com. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish. 

All AT&T consumer home internet wireline customers, as well as Fixed Wireless Internet, can use unlimited internet data.  Additionally, AT&T will continue to offer internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month through their Access from AT&T program. AT&T has expanded eligibility to Access from AT&T to households participating in the National School Lunch Program and Head Start. Additionally, AT&T is offering new Access from AT&T customers two months of free service.

 

Library

The MCC Library will offer online services until the college reopens, by emailing librarystaff@montcalm.edu or through Live Chat. Hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, 1 to 3 p.m., and 5 to 7 p.m. Visit www.montcalm.edu/library for more information.

 

Math Center

MCC’s Math Center will continue to offer online math coaching unit the college reopens.  To see a schedule of hours, and to schedule a consultation, please visit www.montcalm.edu/math-center. Please email Mathematics Instructor Dan Long at daniell@montcalm.edu with questions.

 

MCC Food Source in Student Services

The MCC Food Source is closed and is expected to reopen on Tuesday, April 14.

 

Student Success Center

Online Academic Counseling/Advising

Additional hours, including evening and weekend appointments, continue to be available for online counseling and advising. To participate, students may set up an appointment to speak with a counselor/advisor by telephone or by using MicroSoft Teams. Appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling MCC’s Student Success Center at (989) 328-1264. 

 

Walk-in and in-person Counseling/Advising

All in-person and walk-in counseling and advising is canceled now through April 14. Appointments for online counseling and advising may be made by contacting MCC’s Student Success Center at studentsuccess@montcalm.edu or call (989) 328-1264. 

 

New student orientation

New students who have registered for orientation will be contacted directly by MCC’s Student Success Center with updates on the delivery of orientation.

 

Academic Coaching (formerly tutoring)

Free online academic coaching (formerly tutoring) is available to all registered MCC students. The simplest way to continue tutoring is for students to email the academic coaches (tutors) they have been working with to determine availability of appointment times. If students are not already working with an academic coach, they should contact the Student Success Center at studentsuccess@montcalm.edu or call (989) 328-1264.

 

Online academic coaching through NetTutor®

With MCC’s classes being moved to an online format March 16 through April 5 due to Coronavirus, additional online resources for academic coaching (formerly tutoring) are available through NetTutor®. NetTutor provides 24/7 live academic coaching in many subjects. To access NetTutor®, click on NetTutor® on the course navigation inside your Canvas class site. For more information, contact MCC’s Student Success Center at studentsuccess@montcalm.edu or call (989) 328-1264. 

 

Proctored Testing

Proctored testing will not be available now through April 14. For more information, contact MCC’s Student Success Center at studentsuccess@montcalm.edu or (989) 328-1264.

 

ACCUPLACER testing

ACCUPLACER testing is now available online. Students must have an Internet connection and Webcam to complete the testing. For more information, contact MCC’s Student Success Center at studentsuccess@montcalm.edu or (989) 328-1264.

 

HESI Testing

HESI testing will not be available now through April 14. For more information, contact MCC’s Student Success Center at studentsuccess@montcalm.edu or (989) 328-1264.

 

Writing Center

MCC’s Writing Center will continue to offer online writing consultations. To make an appointment, please email writingcenter@montcalm.edu. You may also schedule online using Starfish or make an appointment by choosing Library in the Live Chat drop-down menu on MCC’s website. Limited phone service will be available by calling the library for appointments at (989) 328-1261. For more information, visit www.montcalm.edu/writing-center. Hours are:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and  5 to 8 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Outside resources

United Way 2-1-1

Need help with food, shelter or utilities during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? Call 2-1-1. United Way 2-1-1 offers confidential, free assistance with social and community services including: Housing and utility services; food pantries; fraud and identity protection; disaster relief; tax preparation; veterans services; counseling services; childcare; alcohol treatment; job assistance; legal services; healthcare; credit counseling; and more. It is available to all Michigan residents. To access it, simply dial 2-1-1. The 2-1-1 service also has details about the food resources being offered by local K-12 school districts at this time.

 

General assistance

If you are homeless or in need of assistance, please contact MCC’s counseling office by calling 989-328-1264. You can also contact local resources directly. These include:

  • RAVE, domestic violence shelter in Ionia – 1-800-720-7233
  • Straight Street, addiction recovery facility in Greenville – 616-754-7951
  • Randy’s House, addiction recovery facilities in Greenville – 616-498-4608
  • EightCAP, housing assessment resource agency in Greenville and Ionia – 616-754-9315
  • Have Mercy, homeless services provider/interim housing facilities in Greenville – 616-225-8055.

How to follow updates to MCC's response to COVID-19

 

  • Continue to check your MCC email for future updates.
  • If you have not yet done so, please register for MCC’s Omnilert mass notification system to receive instant messages in case of emergency, including college closings. Accounts expire after two years. Visit www.montcalm.edu/closings-and-cancellations to sign up for Omnilert or to login to view your profile.
  • Visit https://montcalm.edu/coronavirus for future updates.