Ready for Fall 2020 Semester to Begin
Message to students and employees
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August 24 kicks off the beginning of Fall Semester and Minneapolis College is ready to welcome students, staff and faculty back with many safety measures put into place. While most will be returning to campus via online tools, some activities that cannot occur in a virtual environment are being addressed using a thoughtful, safe and limited approach.
A great place to start looking for information about Fall Semester is minneapolis.edu/return-campus-fall-2020 where the following information, and more, can be found:
- College Hours & Access – what services are available on campus during what hours and what is available remotely
- Frequently Asked Questions – how virus symptoms are reported, where face coverings are required on campus
- The Course Schedule showing how and where classes are being offered
- COVID-19 Self-Assessment tool – required for all to complete before entering campus
- Back-to-Campus Preparedness Plan
- Campus hours and parking
For students who are struggling with the financial aspects of attending college, there are several options available to provide support:
- The Random Acts of Kindness Fund helps students meet basic needs such as one-time emergency expenses, transportation costs, food, the cost of taking certification exams after graduation and many other things. Students in need of this kind of support should email email@example.com or call 612-659-6712.
- There are two Foundation Scholarships (Graco Machine Tool Scholarship and Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship) which have funds available for Fall Semester.
- For eligible students, there remain a limited amount of CARES emergency grants.
- Expanded opportunities for Work Study positions are available including several Public Safety Student Ambassadors being hired to serve in a customer service capacity on campus.
Protecting the health and safety of the entire campus community remains the top priority for Minneapolis College. Everyone’s patience with this new way of operating is greatly appreciated and compliance with protocols will help ensure a healthy semester for everyone!