To accommodate those impacted by the recent wildfires, Clackamas Community College has canceled the first week of fall term, which was set to begin Sept. 28. The first day of fall term will now be Oct. 5, and the end date of Dec. 12 is unchanged.
“Many of the college’s current and incoming students, along with CCC staff and faculty, were impacted by the wildfires,” said CCC President Tim Cook. “We want to provide some space for the college community to get their lives back on track before starting classes.”
The college itself was impacted by the fires, as it served as an evacuation location for hundreds of displaced residents, and later as a staging ground and rest area for as many as 1,000 first responders who were laboring on the front lines of the crisis.
Most fall and winter term classes are being offered in an online or remote format at CCC, due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic. A limited number of courses are offered on campus in either a fully or partially in-person format, following the safety measures in the college’s return to campus plan.
Clackamas Community College is closely monitoring the worldwide situation regarding the coronavirus, officials said, and continues to follow the guidance of the Oregon Health Authority, Clackamas County Public Health Department and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“Over the next several months, as our communities stabilize from the COVID-19 pandemic, Clackamas Community College will begin to bring students, faculty, staff and visitors back onto our campuses,” the college said in a release Tuesday.
Until further notice, all Clackamas Community College buildings are closed to the public. All student services, such as tutoring, advising, and admissions, are available remotely.
Along with its regular scholarships, the college also offers grant funding for students for child care, textbooks and transportation, along with emergency funding.
“We are in a time like no other, but that doesn’t mean our students need to put their educations on hold,” Cook said. “We have the dedicated staff and the resources students need to be successful, whether we are in person or online.”
For more information about Clackamas Community College, visit www.clackamas.edu.
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