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Summer 2020 - Student FAQ

This information will be regularly updated when changes occur. In light of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, and recommendations from health authorities, adjustments may be made before they can be accurately reflected below.

Thank you for your patience and assistance as the College works to respond to the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 situation.

At this point, College leaders maintain careful contact with partners at Michigan Department of Health and the Governor's office. We have and will continue to adhere to the cautious advice and direction of these entities.

Such precautions include:

  • Building closures for all students and members of the public
  • Cancelation of all gatherings of 50+ people
  • Accommodating those at elevated health risk
  • Remote delivery of student services as needed
  • Remote delivery of course content for the Summer 2020 semester
    • Semester Lab-based courses may begin May 18, but no face-to-face labs will be available prior to June 22.
      • The College has reopened some of its facilities for a limited number of lab-based courses that require in-person, hands-on instruction. The College will take all necessary precautions to ensure that safe and healthy practices are followed. Students can expect to receive additional information directly from their instructors.
  • Additional disinfecting and social distancing practices at campus facilities

Don't see your question answered below? Want to contribute your ideas, participate in planning, or add to the list of what is being considered? We want to involve you!

Use the Question/Feedback Form below to submit unanswered questions, share ideas for how we can serve you more effectively, or offer feedback. We will continue to update this page and thoughtfully consider all submissions we receive.
  • For specific course-related questions, reach out to the appropriate instructor.
  • For accommodations, contact accommodations@midmich.edu

FAQ

When do courses begin? And will they be online, Zoom, or canceled?

Please note: You may receive specific communication from your instructors about course meeting times and delivery that differs from the information below. In these circumstances, please rely on what was provided to you by your instructor(s).

  • All Summer 2020 course content will be delivered remotely via online and real-time virtual technologies, like Zoom, through June 21.
  • Lab-based courses will begin May 18, but no face-to-face labs will be available prior to June 22, with extensions possible.
  • The College plans to reopen some of its facilities starting June 22 for a limited number of lab-based courses that require in-person, hands-on instruction. The College will take all necessary precautions to ensure that safe and healthy practices are followed. Students can expect to receive additional information directly from their instructors. Reopening date is subject to change based on the evolving COVID-19 situation.
  • The Remote Teaching and Learning website offers guides for how to use Zoom and access courses.

Labs

  • There will be no face-to-face courses or labs available prior to June 22, with extensions possible. Students will not attend on-site labs/courses during this time.
  • Some labs will move to remote delivery (online strategies). Others will not be able to achieve course goals through online means, and instructors will communicate directly with their students about how lab work will continue.
  • The College plans to reopen some of its facilities starting June 22 for a limited number of lab-based courses that require in-person, hands-on instruction. The College will take all necessary precautions to ensure that safe and healthy practices are followed. Students can expect to receive additional information directly from their instructors. Reopening date is subject to change based on the evolving COVID-19 situation.

Proctored Tests

Testing Center Hours July 8-August 7
  • Harrison (Room HA 220—large lecture hall in the Science wing)
    • Mondays 9am-1pm | Two-hour sessions will begin at 9am and 11am.
    • Wednesdays 12:30pm-4:30pm. Two-hour sessions will begin at 12:30pm and 2:30pm.
  • Mount Pleasant (Room DC 136)
    • Tuesdays 9am-1pm. Two-hour sessions will begin at 9am and 11am.
    • Thursdays 12:30pm-4:30pm. Two-hour sessions will begin at 12:30pm and 2:30pm.

Testing Center Procedures for Summer 2020

  • Testing Center hours will be BY APPOINTMENT ONLY and for no more than 2 hours at a time per student beginning July 8.
  • Appointments must be made via email at lltestproctors@midmich.edu 24 hours in advance of the test time.
  • Testing sessions will begin at 9am and 11am on Mondays and Tuesdays and at 12:30pm and 2:30pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. These session times were selected to avoid testing disruption for all test-takers.
  • Students may not continue taking tests beyond the 2-hour time limit and tests will be collected at the end of the allotted time.
  • Any student requiring additional time should consult with their instructor and accommodations should be made by the instructor to meet the students’ needs.
  • Please note that the testing center offices will NOT be available for drop-in appointments and will close to students and the public if no appointments are scheduled.
  • We have limited spaces available to ensure social distancing.
  • MASKS are required.
  • Students will be responsible to bring their own materials. We will not have any pencils, scantron sheets, or calculators available per health guidelines.
  • If you have questions contact the LLS at library@midmich.edu or learningservices@midmich.edu.

When will courses return to on-campus delivery?

Course content will be delivered remotely for the Summer 2020 semester until June 21. Summer 2020 lab-based courses will begin May 18, but no face-to-face labs will be available prior to June 22. Communications about adjustments to course delivery will come from instructors.

The College plans to reopen some of its facilities starting June 22 for a limited number of lab-based courses that require in-person, hands-on instruction. The College will take all necessary precautions to ensure that safe and healthy practices are followed. Students can expect to receive additional information directly from their instructors. Reopening date is subject to change based on the evolving COVID-19 situation.

On July 6, the College will begin slowly bringing back employees to on-campus work. Individual incompletes that require on-campus work can be scheduled after July 6.

Can I come to campus? Are any buildings open to me?

Campus main entrances are open to students, visitors (community members, vendors, etc.), faculty, and staff based on course scheduling. These hours of operation are likely to differ from pre-COVID operating hours. If you need to access campus facilities outside of your course schedule, contact Safety & Security to ensure access will be available. All students, visitors, faculty, and staff are required to wear a face covering and practice social distancing.

Student and Employee Screening Protocols

The College is closely following the local health department recommendations, which include requiring self-screenings. Before entering campus locations each day, every student, visitor, and employee must self-assess for COVID-19 symptoms and any risk factors. If you have any of the following symptoms, do not come to campus.

  • Fever
  • Shortness of Breath or difficulty breathing
  • Coughing
  • Chills
  • Repeated Shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Recent loss of the sense of taste or smell

Again, if you have any of these indicators, do not come to campus. Please inform your instructor(s) or supervisor of your absence. Thank you for doing your part in making Mid a safe and healthy environment for everyone!

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Throughout July, access to certain services will return to on-campus delivery through a phased approach. Communications will be distributed and remote service delivery will continue as needed. The services/teams listed below have been identified as returning to campus during the month of July:
  • Orientation
  • Library & Learning Services
  • Testing Center
  • Accommodation Services
  • Mid Mentors, Financial Aid, and Registration & Records
  • Information Technology/Help Desk
  • Finance & Facilities
  • Safety & Security
  • Campus Stores
  • Human Resources
Mid will gradually shift additional services/teams back to campus over time as the situation allows.

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Wireless internet access continues to be available in campus parking lots.

I have limited internet access. What can I do to join my classes remotely?

There are some Internet Provider offers that may assist you with internet access during the pandemic.

Charter is offering free access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi for 60 days for K-12 and College students who do not currently have internet.

Comcast is offering free internet for 60 days to new families signing up.

ATT is also responding with internet service options.

Most Telecom companies are supporting the Keep America Connected pledge. In most cases, late fees are waived and data limits are removed in order to expand cell and data availability. Connect with your current providers to learn about programs for which you are eligible.

Wireless internet access continues to be available in campus parking lots.

I do not have a connected device. What can I do to join my classes remotely?

Device Check-Out

The College has a very limited number of devices that can be checked out by students. Because of the limited quantities, the College asks that students respectfully refrain from requesting these devices unless they have no other options. Those students who need to check out a device can do so by submitting a HelpDesk ticket.

Are Student Services still available?

Yes. Student Services are available on-campus and via remote delivery methods.


You can request virtual advising and meetings in order to receive financial aid, academic advising, admissions, and enrollment assistance.

There are a few ways to connect remotely with these teams.

  • Virtual “Walk-In” Assistance: You can quickly video/voice conference with one of our friendly staff members Monday-Friday from 9am-3:30pm. You will first enter the Virtual Waiting Room. When you reach the front of the queue, you will be directed into a private breakout room with the staff member who can best answer your question(s) or meet your need(s).

Enter the Student Services Virtual Room


  • Phone/Zoom Appointments: If you would prefer to schedule an appointment with a Mentor, please complete our Request Form. Once your request has been processed, you will be contacted via your Mid email to confirm the details of your appointment.
  • Email:

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Throughout July, access to certain services will return to on-campus delivery through a phased approach. Communications will be distributed and remote service delivery will continue as needed. The services/teams listed below have been identified as returning to campus during the month of July:
  • Orientation
  • Library & Learning Services
  • Testing Center
  • Accommodation Services
  • Mid Mentors, Financial Aid, and Registration & Records
  • Information Technology/Help Desk
  • Finance & Facilities
  • Safety & Security
  • Campus Stores
  • Human Resources
Mid will gradually shift additional services/teams back to campus over time as the situation allows.

How do I come to campus safely?

Check-In/Health Screening Protocols

  • All students, visitors (community members, vendors, contractors, etc.), and employees must complete a self-screening for COVID-19 symptoms and risk factors. If any of these symptoms are present, individuals are advised not to come to campus.
  • Sign-in is not required.
  • Main entrance doors are open based on course scheduling.These hours of operation are likely different from pre-COVID operating hours. If you need to access campus facilities, contact Safety & Security to ensure access will be available.
  • Face coverings and practicing social distancing are required inside all campus buildings.
  • Signs with directions on how to sign-up for E2Campus emergency notifications are posted on all entry doors. If you sign up, you will be notified of any COVID-19 occurrences on campus.
  • Signs on Health Screening are also posted on all entry doors.

The College is closely following the local health department recommendations, which include requiring self-screenings. Before entering campus locations each day, every student, visitor, and employee must self-assess for COVID-19 symptoms and any risk factors. If you have any of the following symptoms, do not come to campus.

  • Fever
  • Shortness of Breath or difficulty breathing
  • Coughing
  • Chills
  • Repeated Shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Recent loss of the sense of taste or smell

Accommodations

  • If a student is unable to wear face covering of any type, they will be referred to Accommodations.
  • If an employee is unable to wear a face covering of any type, they will be referred to Human Resources.
  • If a campus visitor is unable to wear a face covering of any type, they will be referred to Safety & Security.
  • Medical documentation will be required in order to receive an accommodation for not wearing a face covering.
  • The Coordinator of Student Accommodations or the AVP of Human Resources will provide Safety & Security a list of those who are not required to wear face covering while on campus.

Enforcement of Face Coverings Inside Campus Buildings

  • Safety & Security is responsible for monitoring and enforcing the use of face coverings inside all campus buildings, and will approach anyone not wearing a face covering, without an accommodation, inside any campus building. Faculty and employees may call Safety & Security if they have a student or visitor who is not wearing a face covering.
  • Safety & Security will inquire if the individual has some type of face covering available and if so request that they wear it. If they do not have a face covering available, one will be provided.
  • If the individual says they cannot wear a face covering, Safety & Security will refer them to Accommodations or Human Resources.
  • If the individual says they do not want to wear a face covering, Safety & Security will inform them that face coverings are required inside any campus building and provide them with a face covering.
  • If the individual refuses to wear a face covering, Safety & Security will escort them to the closest exit. If they refuse to leave, the police will be called and they will be escorted out of the building.
  • Safety & Security will then complete an Incident Report for tracking purposes and a Maxient Report will be submitted.

Is the Campus Cupboard Food Pantry still available?

Yes, the Campus Cupboard is open. We've doubled the amount of items that students can request.

Each week, our security team will fill requests received before Noon on Thursday and have them ready for outside pickups on Fridays.

You can submit an online request and pick up your order on campus.

What if I’m at elevated risk, sick, or facing challenges that prevent me from attending class?

Communicate, communicate, communicate!

We all need to work together and support one another during this time. Keep your instructors, your Mid Mentor, and other Mid staff informed and aware about how you’re feeling, what concerns you have, and what you think you need.

Learn about ways to prevent spread and recommendations about who is at elevated risk.

If you get sick, please stay at home.

What College events have been canceled?

Events scheduled to take place will be evaluated and announcements are coming soon regarding their status.

Lifelong Learning Classes: Visit the Lifelong Learning web page for complete class schedules and information.

Short-Term Training and Professional Development: Visit the appropriate page on the Corporate and Continuing Education site to learn about these offerings.

Are Library and Learning Services available?

Yes. Remotely.

Limited on-campus services resumed July 6 and remote services are also available.

  • For online databases, students or faculty without a Library/student I.D. card should use a generic barcode number that can be used to authenticate into the Electronic Research Database: 23243004626908
  • Laptop checkouts are available in very limited amounts. We encourage only those students with no other device access to check these out. Requests can be made through a HelpDesk ticket.

All Learning Services are available, with many moving to online delivery.

  • Writing and Reading Center: Consultations can be accessed through Moodle online submission and via Zoom sessions. All students will have 24-hour access to assistance with turnaround timeframes varying by method. Here is a video to help students submit assignments online for feedback, and students can fill out this form to set up a virtual face-to-face meeting. Full details available on the Library and Learning Services site.
  • Math Lab: The Math lab continues to be available during its regular hours, but tutors will not be available on campus. Instead, students should access services through the online math lab link. This link allows students to schedule a tutor. Services will be provided at an arranged time through a Zoom meeting.
    Testing Center Hours July 8-August 7
    • Harrison (Room HA 220—large lecture hall in the Science wing)
      • Mondays 9am-1pm | Two-hour sessions will begin at 9am and 11am.
      • Wednesdays 12:30pm-4:30pm. Two-hour sessions will begin at 12:30pm and 2:30pm.
    • Mount Pleasant (Room DC 136)
      • Tuesdays 9am-1pm. Two-hour sessions will begin at 9am and 11am.
      • Thursdays 12:30pm-4:30pm. Two-hour sessions will begin at 12:30pm and 2:30pm.
    Testing Center Procedures for Summer 2020
    • Testing Center hours will be BY APPOINTMENT ONLY and for no more than 2 hours at a time per student beginning July 8.
    • Appointments must be made via email at lltestproctors@midmich.edu 24 hours in advance of the test time.
    • Testing sessions will begin at 9am and 11am on Mondays and Tuesdays and at 12:30pm and 2:30pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. These session times were selected to avoid testing disruption for all test-takers.
    • Students may not continue taking tests beyond the 2-hour time limit and tests will be collected at the end of the allotted time.
    • Any student requiring additional time should consult with their instructor and accommodations should be made by the instructor to meet the students’ needs.
    • Please note that the testing center offices will NOT be available for drop-in appointments and will close to students and the public if no appointments are scheduled.
    • We have limited spaces available to ensure social distancing.
    • MASKS are required.
    • Students will be responsible to bring their own materials. We will not have any pencils, scantron sheets, or calculators available per health guidelines.
    • If you have questions contact the LLS at library@midmich.edu or learningservices@midmich.edu.

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Throughout July, access to certain services will return to on-campus delivery through a phased approach. Communications will be distributed and remote service delivery will continue as needed. The services/teams listed below have been identified as returning to campus during the month of July:
  • Orientation
  • Library & Learning Services
  • Testing Center
  • Accommodation Services
  • Mid Mentors, Financial Aid, and Registration & Records
  • Information Technology/Help Desk
  • Finance & Facilities
  • Safety & Security
  • Campus Stores
  • Human Resources
Mid will gradually shift additional services/teams back to campus over time as the situation allows.

I’m struggling to use Zoom and/or Moodle. How can I get help?

We’ve assembled resources for students at the Remote Learning and Teaching webpage.

The Writing & Reading Center also has staff members available to help you navigate your online classes.

For specific tech questions, submit a HelpDesk ticket.

How will the College communicate with me about important changes and updates?

We want you to stay informed and aware. The College will continue emailing you and updating its midmich.edu/covid19 web area.

For course-specific updates and information, you should expect to hear directly from your instructors. Consult your syllabi or communications from them about the ways information is shared in each course.

How does this affect athletics?

Athletic practices and events are temporarily suspended. Updates will be announced when available.

What about student workers and their jobs?

Communication is Key

Specific information will be provided to student workers by their supervisors. Every student job is different, so we encourage student workers to connect with their supervisors about how their role will be impacted and how to shift to remote work.

General Info for Student Workers

As we head into this time of restricted access to campus grounds and buildings (March 19-July 5), the College recognizes the impact on its student workers. We realize that many student workers rely on their College job pay, and as such, Mid will honor their employment when at all possible.

Student employees will be given access to remote working tasks and projects equal to their average hours. They can also decide that they want to reduce their hours going forward or determine they do not want to work during this time.

The College is working to quickly determine details and to answer more questions, which will be communicated to student workers by their supervisors.

Are the campus stores open?

Campus Stores are operating with limited hours, and are available via the website and email. Contact us at campus-store@midmich.edu for operating hours or if you need assistance.

How do I return a textbook that I rented?

If you rented a textbook from a Mid Michgian College Campus Store, you will receive an email with the following instructions and UPS Quantum View link.

UPS Quantum View provides instructions on how to get a shipping label, how to prepare your package, and how to drop off the package or arrange for a pickup. This process is ONLY for RENTAL books from Mid Michigan College.

How do I sell back my textbooks?

Will I receive CARES funds from Mid?

Mid Michigan College has received funds from the federal CARES Act to support students during the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize that the effects of this crisis are both immediate and long term and that all students are facing unforeseen hardships and expenses.

In addition, qualifying students who are facing economic hardships can request funds from Mid's CARES Student Support Fund.

For complete details, visit midmich.edu/cares.

Can I connect with the Career Center remotely for assistance?

Career discussions, polishing resumes, and practicing mock interviews can be effectively done remotely using real-time virtual technologies like Zoom. Career Center staff are available via email, phone, and Zoom 8am - 4:30pm Monday – Friday. To schedule an appointment, contact us at least 12 hours in advance of the preferred appointment time at careercenter@midmich.edu or (989) 317-4613.


Visit the Career Center web area for additional resources including local job postings, career exploration tools, and a simple form you can use to contact us.

Are face coverings required on campus?

All students, visitors, faculty, and staff are required to wear a face covering and practice social distancing.

In order to provide a safe environment on campus and to protect the health and wellbeing of students, faculty, staff, and visitors, the College has made the follow statement in regards to face coverings. Face coverings are required to be worn by all students at all times. Students who cannot wear a mask for a documented reason must contact Amy Dykhouse (adykhouse@midmich.edu) in Accommodations. Violations of this policy are considered a breach of the Student Code of Conduct and will be referred to Security and the Director of Student Conduct as appropriate.

How do I know if I should come to campus?

Please note: You may receive specific communication from your instructors about course meeting times and delivery that differs from the information below. In these circumstances, please rely on what was provided to you by your instructor(s).
Campus main entrances are open to students, visitors (community members, vendors, etc.), faculty, and staff based on course scheduling. These hours of operation are likely to differ from pre-COVID operating hours. If you need to access campus facilities outside of your course schedule, contact Safety & Security to ensure access will be available. All students, visitors, faculty, and staff are required to wear a face covering and practice social distancing.

Student and Employee Screening Protocols

The College is closely following the local health department recommendations, which include requiring self-screenings. Before entering campus locations each day, every student, visitor, and employee must self-assess for COVID-19 symptoms and any risk factors. If you have any of the following symptoms, do not come to campus.

  • Fever
  • Shortness of Breath or difficulty breathing
  • Coughing
  • Chills
  • Repeated Shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Recent loss of the sense of taste or smell

Again, if you have any of these indicators, do not come to campus. Please inform your instructor(s) or supervisor of your absence. Thank you for doing your part in making Mid a safe and healthy environment for everyone!

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Throughout July, access to certain services will return to on-campus delivery through a phased approach. Communications will be distributed and remote service delivery will continue as needed. The services/teams listed below have been identified as returning to campus during the month of July:
  • Orientation
  • Library & Learning Services
  • Testing Center
  • Accommodation Services
  • Mid Mentors, Financial Aid, and Registration & Records
  • Information Technology/Help Desk
  • Finance & Facilities
  • Safety & Security
  • Campus Stores
  • Human Resources
Mid will gradually shift additional services/teams back to campus over time as the situation allows.

 
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