From Bryan Newton, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services
Welcome to the summer 2020 semester! We are glad that you have chosen Wor-Wic Community College to continue/start your education. During this difficult time as we all work through issues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, I want to make you aware of information and resources that can help you succeed this summer:
Online for Summer I and Summer II
– Due to the state’s Stay-at-Home Order and the need for continued social distancing, Wor-Wic will offer all classes online this summer (note: there may be a few exceptions for clinical experiences and a few lab courses). Campus buildings remain closed to students until further notice, but we hope to be able to reopen some facilities later this summer. Stay tuned to your e-mail and instructor announcements for more information.
– We fully expect to have classes on campus this fall, as well as opportunities for continued online learning. Now is the time to register for your fall classes so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
to speak with an academic advisor and get registered as soon as is possible.
Student Success Support
– If you have any difficulties this summer please contact our Student Success department. Their mission is to help you succeed. You can reach Student Success at email@example.com
. Also, please never hesitate to talk with your instructor. Our faculty want you to have every chance to succeed, so please don’t be shy and ask questions!
Tutoring and Resource Labs
– Online tutoring for all subjects is available 24/7 through Brainfuse tutoring. You can find the link to Brainfuse in Blackboard for each of your classes. If you need assistance with writing papers and other reading/writing assignments, please contact our Reading and Writing Center at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Math tutoring and assistance is available virtually through our Math lab and students taking math will find the link to this assistance in their course on Blackboard. All tutoring at Wor-Wic is free so please take advantage of these resources to help you be successful.
: Hopefully you have access to Wi-Fi at home. If you are having difficulty with your Wi-Fi connection at home, please reference the document below prepared by our Information Technology department on how you can optimize your home Wi-Fi at https://www.worwic.edu/WorWic/media/ServicesSupport/TechnologyResources/Optimize-Home-WiFi.pdf
. Also, for additional technology assistance please check out our Technology Resources page on the college website at https://www.worwic.edu/Services-Support/Technology-Resources
. If you don’t have Wi-Fi at home you can park at Wor-Wic anytime from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and connect to our campus Wi-Fi. Instructions on how to connect can be found at https://www.worwic.edu/WorWic/media/ServicesSupport/TechnologyResources/Student-and-Public-Wireless-Access.pdf
Please park in the South 2 lot outside of Shockley Hall. In order to maintain social distancing orders enacted by the Governor, you cannot leave your vehicle while on campus and campus buildings will not be open for students (note – there will be no access to restrooms/vending). Public Safety will be on campus during these hours for your safety.
Financial Assistance for Technology and Basic Needs:
If you need technology (e.g., a computer, a Wi-Fi hotspot, etc.) or funds for basic cost-of-living expenses you can apply for emergency funds. You can apply for Higher Education Emergency Relief funds at https://worwic.academicworks.com/opportunities/1465
and you will need your Wor-Wic user name and password to access the application. Applications will be awarded using basic criteria created by our financial aid office, and awards will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Awards for basic needs will be pro-rated based on your total number of spring semester credits. If you have already completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), no further paperwork will be required. If you have not completed a FAFSA, we may require additional documentation from you. Only students that are eligible to file a FAFSA can receive Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds. If you need financial aid for the summer or fall you can still apply by completing the FAFSA and more information can be found at https://www.worwic.edu/Pay-For-College/Paying-for-Credit-Programs/Financial-Aid-Scholarships
. For questions regarding financial aid, please contact our financial aid office at email@example.com
If you are struggling with food insecurity, we have a Campus Food Pantry to help meet the needs of you and your family. Even though our campus buildings are closed, our food pantry is still operating by holding Drive-Thru Pantry days. Our next Drive-Thru pantry is this Thursday, May 14th
from 10-12 outside of Brunkhorst Hall. Please have your student id with you to access this service. You can contact Camesha Handy, Director of Student Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Whew! That’s a lot, but there’s a whole bunch of support from our college team to make your college experience at Wor-Wic successful this summer. Let us know if you have any questions, and good luck this semester!
Stay Home and Stay Well.