Terra State closes campus
Today, State of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine made the decision to close all physical non-life-sustaining business in Ohio. In response to this, Terra State Community College will be closing its campus, effective immediately, including all classrooms, on-campus labs, student services, computer labs, offices and conference center.
Terra State students and employees will not be able to return to campus and offices will be staffed remotely by employees working from home. Employees critical to the operation of the physical plant will report on an as-needed, limited basis. Classes will still continue online beginning Monday, March 23. Students will be contacted by their instructors for more details via Canvas or Terra State email.
Students with required on-campus labs will receive a temporary incomplete on their grade report and will receive an additional four weeks to complete the lab(s). The Spring 2020 Dean’s List will not be released until after these students have completed the classwork. The 2020 commencement ceremony has also been postponed.
College officials met with students living in The Landings at Terra Village on Friday, and individual plans were created to address students’ living arrangements.
Student support services, including academic advising, tutoring, library resources and assistance with admissions and financial aid will be available online or via phone.
Students should continue to check their Terra State email and Canvas for further updates. Other details regarding COVID-19 are available at terra.edu/covid19.
“Terra State Community College is committed to continuing to provide education and services to our students. The College has been maintaining best practices from the CDC and the Ohio Department of Health throughout the COVID-19 public health crisis, and is now following directives of Governor DeWine. We will adapt as needed during this unprecedented time, and continue to monitor the situation. As a husband and father, and community leader, I urge you to follow the Governor’s directives so that we pass through this challenging time as quickly as possible,” said Terra State President Dr. Ron Schumacher.