COVID-19 Announcements

Mendocino College remains operational via remote delivery of instruction and student services for the Summer 2020 semester. Only students and staff are allowed at all Mendocino College locations in order to complete essential business that relates to remote instruction/education. Anyone on campus must adhere to social distancing requirements (CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE).
Hours: 
Ukiah gate: Monday through Thursday, 7 am - 7 pm (locked Friday, Saturday, Sundays)
Library: Monday and Thursday only 11 am - 3 pm
Coast Center, Lake Center, & North County Center: Wednesday only 11 am - 1 pm

For a list of Student Support Resources online please visit: www.mendocino.edu/resources-online
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or a list of student frequently asked questions during the COVID-19 shelter in place please visit: https://www.mendocino.edu/FAQS

Mendocino College is following the direction of Mendocino County Public Health (click here for more info) and the California Community College Chancellor's Office (click here for more info) regarding the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and will send relevant updates to students as new information becomes available. See a copy of all email commuications regarding Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) sent below: 

April 13, 2020

Dear students,

Welcome back from Spring Break! We hope you had some time to relax and re-charge. This is certainly a trying time and your well-being is of utmost importance to us.

 

Based on information available to us at this time, we have decided to only offer online courses for the summer semester. We have a number of summer classes available for viewing now, which you can see by going to https://service.mendocino.edu/student/courses. We will begin increasing the number of summer courses over the next week now that we have made this decision.

 

By April 25, when open registration begins, the entirety of our summer course offerings will be available for you to review. Students with priority registration can begin registering on April 20. You can register for classes by visiting https://my.mendocino.edu/. (For guidance on how to register through MyMendo, please visit https://www.mendocino.edu/mymendo). 

 

Additionally, we will be moving forward with both online and on-ground courses for the fall 2020 semester. The schedule will be available to view beginning next week. Students will be able to begin registering for the fall in the first week of May. For more information on registration dates, please visit: https://www.mendocino.edu/admissions/registration/registration-dates. Please be assured that we will continue to monitor the advice of public health officials in the coming months regarding social distancing and will make adjustments to on-ground offerings if needed. 

 

We hope you remain well, healthy, and safe during this time.

April 6, 2020

Dear Students,

 

We hope this email finds you well and safe. Your resilience during the last few weeks is to be admired. We thank you for continuing to pursue your educational goals and we are committed to assisting you in those efforts. As an institution of higher education, we have worked tirelessly to provide you with as seamless a transition as possible during this most uncertain time. The world and our community is experiencing something we’ve never experienced before. However, we are committed to your academic success and will continue to support you as you continue your studies this semester.  

 

In order to assist you with your transition to remote/online education, Mendocino College will continue to provide you with remote resources and support. Many support services have transitioned online, you can learn more by visiting: https://www.mendocino.edu/resources-online. Please remember to keep in close contact with your instructors in order to make sure you stay on track. 

 

We have also added a list of our student’s most frequently asked questions during the COVID-19 shelter in place, you can view them by visiting: https://www.mendocino.edu/FAQS.   

 

Due to the situation, we have made the decision to extend remote instruction and services in the current format through the end of the Spring semester. Unfortunately, this means that we will need to seek alternatives to our traditional commencement ceremony. Students who will complete their degree requirements can still graduate (please complete the petition to graduate form in time for the April 20 deadline: https://www.mendocino.edu/sites/default/files/docs/admissions/graduation_petition_revised.pdf).  

 

Lastly, registration for Summer 2020 begins April 25 (priority registration begins April 20). At this time, we have published only online classes for the Summer 2020 schedule. We are still determining whether or not we will be able to offer classes face-to-face at our locations. Once more information is available, we will provide it to you. You can access the most up-to-date Summer schedule by visiting https://service.mendocino.edu/student/courses. We also hope to have more information regarding the Fall semester soon, stay tuned! 

 

Be safe, stay healthy, and know that we are here, in our homes, doing our best to support you during this difficult time.  

 

We wish you a relaxing Spring Break! 

March 18, 2020

Mendocino College is committed to protecting your health and safety. Due to COVID-19 and its impact on our community, we will have transitioned all courses and services to an online or remote platform by Friday, March 20.   

We are now expecting for the current situation to last through the end of the Spring semester. The situation is changing rapidly, please check your college email frequently. Updates will continue to be emailed to you and will also be posted at www.mendocino.edu/announcements and Mendocino College’s Facebook page.  

As an “essential business,” the college is still allowed to stay open to support students, faculty, and staff in delivering virtual instruction during the recent “shelter in place” order from Mendocino County’s Public Health Official. We will soon be posting a list of all staffed departments and hours on our announcements page on the college website.  

Instruction 
By now, you should have heard from your instructors regarding their plan to transition instruction to an online or remote format. Instructors and staff will remain available to you to ensure that you are able to successfully complete your educational goals. If you haven’t already, please download the Canvas and Zoom apps on your phone if possible. If you are having trouble accessing your student email or setting up email forwarding to your personal address, here is a video tutorial on how to do so:  https://youtu.be/q5JOCQVbb4c 

If you are having trouble accessing Canvas, Zoom, student email, account password resets, or any other instructional technology, please contact it-help@mendocino.edu.  

Student Support Services 
While some offices on campus remain open as of today, we have transitioned services to other formats. For example, you can connect with financial aid staff and some counselors via Cranium Café, a video chat platform. Please review a list of all currently available online resources by visiting: https://www.mendocino.edu/resources-online.  

Mental Health Counseling 
Our counseling office is ready to provide mental health support for students in need. This is a very challenging time for many, and we want to make this important resource available to all. If you would like to schedule a virtual or phone appointment with a mental health counselor, please call: 707-468-3048 or visit www.mendocino.edu/counseling-online for virtual support. 

Child Development Center 
As of noon on March 18, 2020 the Mendocino College Child Development Center will be closed.  

Events on Campus 
Due to recommendations by California State Governor Gavin Newsom, Mendocino College will not be holding any non-essential meetings or events on campus until at least June 1st.   We are being advised to consider alternatives to our traditional commencement ceremony.  

Lastly, we kindly remind you to observe the COVID-19 risk mitigating measures ordered by the Mendocino County Public Health official: https://www.mendocinocounty.org/home/showdocument?id=33062

We appreciate you and are making every effort to ensure you are able to complete the semester while remaining safe and healthy. 

We will provide updated information as it becomes available. 

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Buenas Tardes, 

El Colegio de Mendocino esta comprometido a protejer su salud y seguridad. Debido al virus COVID-19 (coronavirus) y el impacto en nuestra comunidad, a partir del viernes, 20 de marzo todas las clases y los servicios en persona serán trasladados a formato virtual (en línea).   

Esta situación probablemente se prolongue por el resto del semestre.  La situación esta cambiando muy rápidamente y constantemente. Les pedimos que revisen con frecuencia su correo electrónico del colegio. También, se proporcionará información actualizada por medio de correo electrónico y también se publicarán en www.mendocino.edu/annoucnements y la página de Facebook de Mendocino College. 

Como un “negocio esencial”, al colegio se le es aun  permitido mantenerse abierto para apoyar a los estudiantes, profesores y personal que esta proviendo instrucción o servicios virtuales durante la orden de “resguardarse en casa” (“shelter in place”) emitida por la oficial de Salud Pública del condado de Mendocino.  Pronto estaremos publicando en nuestra página de internet, una lista de todos los departamentos que se mantendrán con personal y su hoario de oficina durante este tiempo. 

Clases 
Quizá usted ya ha de haber recibido información de sus maestros sobre su plan de trasladar las clases presenciales a formato virtual.  Los maestros y personal estarán disponibles en línea para asegurar que puedan completar sus metas académicas.  Si les es posible, por favor bajen las aplicaciones de Canvas y Zoom a su teléfono celular. Si tienen problemas para acceder a su cuenta de correo electrónico del colegio o para mandar sus correos del colegio a su cuenta de correo electrónico personal, en el siguiente link es un video tutorial sobre cómo hacerlo: https://youtu.be/q5JOCQVbb4c 

Si tienen problemas para acceder a Canvas, Zoom, correo electronico estudiantil, contraseñas o cualquier otra forma de tecnología relacionada con sus clases, por favor comuníquese con nostoros a     it-help@mendocino.edu

Servicios de Apoyo para Estudiantes 
A pesar de que algunas oficinas en el colegio se mantienen abiertas, hemos trasladado los servicios a otros formatos. Por ejemplo, pueden comuniquarse con el personal del departamento de ayuda financiera y algunos consejeros por medio de Cranium Café, esta es una aplicación que les permite hacer “video chat”.  Por favor revisen una lista de los recursos disponibles que tenemos en: https://www.mendocino.edu/resources-online.  Las computadoras en el Learning Center y la Biblioteca en el campus de Ukiah al igual que los centros en Lake, Willits y Fort Bragg estarán disponibles mientras sea posible.  No se podrán hacer citas en persona con el personal del colegio por el restro del semestre. 

Consejeria de Salud Mental
Nuestra oficina de consejería está lista para dar apoyo de salud mental a nuestros estudiantes.  En estos tiempos se presentan muchos retos para todos nosotros y queremos que tengan acceso a este recurso importante.  Si necesitan hacer una cita con un consejero de salud mental, por favor llame al: 707-468-3048. 

Guardería infantil/Child Development Center 
A partir de las 12 p.m. del 18 de Marzo, 2020, la Guardería Infantil en Mendocino College estará cerrada. 

Eventos en el Colegio de Mendocino 
Debido a las recomendaciones del Gobernador del estado de California Gavin Newsom, Mendocino College no tendrá reuniones no esenciales ni eventos, por lo menos hasta el primero de junio. 

Poliza para darse de baja de clases/Recibir rembolso 
Mientras la mayoría de estudiantes podrán hacer la transición a completar sus clases de manera virtual, entendemos que esto será difícil o imposible para algunas personas.  Si necesitan darse de baja de una o más de sus clases y recibir un reembolso, pueden completar una forma de apelación utilizando la forma llamada “Academic Review Petition” que se encuentra aquí: https://www.mendocino.edu/sites/default/files/docs/admissions/revised_academic_review_petition_00000006.pdf. Si van a tomar esta opción, completen toda la forma e incluyan la razon por su apelación.  Si se están dando de baja debido al cambio de manera de dar clase (virtual en lugar de presencial, etc.), no necesitan incluir documentación para apoyar su apelación ya que la Oficina de Admisiones y Registros podrá verifcar la información. Pero no olvide incluir eso como la razón que de su apelación. 

Las apelaciones completas deben de ser enviadas a la oficina de Admisiones y Registros por fax (707-468-3430), correo electrónico (registration@mendocino.edu), o por correo (1000 Hensley Creek Rd., Ukiah, CA 95482).  Los estudiantes pueden entregar las apelaciones a lo largo de este semestre.  Si tiene preguntas acerca de este proceso pueden contactar a la Directora de Admisiones y Registros, Anastasia Simpson-Logg al 707-468-3102 o asimpson@mendocino.edu 

Esperamos que puedan hacer una transición exitosa al formato virtual de clases. Esperamos que puedan completar sus clases y recibir sus créditos de este semestre.  Sin embargo, entendemos que quizá para algunos alumnos sera mejor darse de baja de sus  clases e intentar tomarlas de nuevamente en un semestre con clases presenciales. 

Por último, les recordamos que sigan las órdenes para prevenir la transmisión del virus COVID-19 ordenados por la Oficial de Salud Pública del Condado de Mendocino: https://www.mendocinocounty.org/home/showdocument?id=33062

Apreciamos mucho a nuestros estudiantes y estamos haciendo todo los posible para asegurar que puedan completar el semestre mientras permanecen seguros y saludables. 

Estaremos enviando información actualizada a medida que esté disponible. 

 

March 15, 2020 

As announced last week, due to COVID-19 concerns, Mendocino College continues to move most courses to an online or other remote instruction method. It is expected that this transition will be complete by the end of this week (March 20). Students should reach out to their instructors about how this transition will be facilitated if they have not already heard from them. Students should attend class unless they are sick or have heard otherwise from their instructor(s). Our Ukiah campus and centers will remain open so that students can continue to access the important support they need to continue their education. The safety of our students, faculty, and staff remains our top priority and we will continue to work with local health officials regarding how best to move forward. There continues to be zero confirmed cases in Mendocino or Lake counites. We will send updates as they become available. We encourage you to remain calm, patient, and flexible during this time. 

Como se anunció la semana pasada, Mendocino College continúa trabajando para transferir la mayoría de las clases y servicios a la modalidad “en línea” debido a la preocupación que existe debido al coronavirus (COVID-19). La transición a la modalidad “en línea” (por internet) se espera completar a finales de esta semana (20 de marzo). Los estudiantes deben comunicarse con sus maestros sobre cómo se llevará a cabo esta transición si aún no han tenido noticias de ellos. Los estudiantes deben asistir a clase a menos que estén enfermos o hayan escuchado lo contrario de sus maestros. Nuestro campus en Ukiah y centros de instruccion permanecerán abiertos para que los estudiantes puedan continuar accediendo el importante apoyo que necesitan para continuar su educación. La salud y seguridad de nuestros alumnos, maestros y personal siguen siendo nuestra mayor prioridad y continuaremos trabajando con la Oficial de Salud Pública local en relación de la mejor manera de avanzar. Seguimos sin ningún caso confirmado de coronavirus (COVID-19) en los condados de Mendocino y Lake. Seguiremos enviando información actualizada cuando este disponible. Le pedimos que se mantenga tranquilo, paciente y flexible durante este tiempo.

 

March 12, 2020

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority. As of today, March 12, 2020, we continue to have zero confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Mendocino and Lake Counties. Information and advice regarding the COVID-19 virus is changing very rapidly and we continue to follow guidelines set forth by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office and Mendocino County Public Health.

La salud y seguridad de nuestros alumnos, maestros y personal son nuestra mayor prioridad. Hasta el día de hoy, 13 de marzo del 2020, seguimos sin ningún caso confirmado de coronavirus (COVID-19) en los condados de Mendocino y Lake.  La información y recomendaciones acerca del virus COVID-19 están cambiando de manera muy rápida y continuamos siguiendo las recomendaciones de la Oficina Central de los Colegios Comunitarios de California (California Community College Chancellor’s Office) y del Departamento de Salud Pública del condado de Mendocino. 

We are not canceling classes or suspending operations at this time, but are making every effort to move as much of our instruction and student services to an online platform as possible. To be clear, we are not moving all classes and services online at this time. For now, we are planning for that future possibility with the understanding that any change to our status could come very quickly. Students should attend class (unless they are sick) so they can hear from their instructors about how this will be facilitated and whether it is appropriate for their class(es). Please contact instructors for specific information about your classes.

Por el momento, no estamos cancelando o suspendiendo las clases ni operaciones en el colegio, pero estamos haciendo todo lo posible para transferir la mayoría de nuestras clases y servicios a los estudiantes en línea.  Para ser claros, por el momento no estamos cambiando todas las clases y servicios en línea.  Por ahora, estamos haciendo planes para el futuro con el entendimiento de que puede haber cambios rápidos a nuestro estatus. Los estudiantes deben asistir a clases (al menos de que estén enfermos) para que escuchen anuncios importantes de sus maestros acerca de cómo se cambiaran las clases a en línea y si esto es adecuado para sus clases.  Por favor comuníquense con sus maestros para información específica sobre sus clases. 

Due to recommendations by California State Governor Gavin Newsom and our local public health official, Mendocino College will not be holding events with gatherings of more than 250 people until it is deemed safe to do so.

Debido a las recomendaciones hechas por el Gobernador de California, Gavin Newsom y la Oficial de Salud Pública local, el Colegio de Mendocino no llevará a cabo eventos en los que asistan más de 250 personas, hasta que se determine que es seguro hacerlo.  

We ask that you continue to wash your hands often for 20 seconds, avoid touching your face, cover your coughs and sneezes, stay home if you have flu-like symptoms or a fever, and inform your professors and/or supervisors if you are experiencing these symptoms.

Les pedimos que continúen llevando a cabo las recomendaciones del Departamento de Salud Pública, como lo es lavarse las manos frecuentemente (por lo menos por 20 segundos cada vez), evitar tocarse la cara y taparse la boca al toser o estornudar, quedarse en casa si tienen síntomas de resfriado o fiebre y problemas para respirar. Informen a sus profesores y/o supervisores si tienen estos síntomas.  

All college custodial teams continue to follow best-practice guidelines and take extra steps to deep clean our campuses, particularly “high-touch” points such as doorknobs, railings, door handles, bathroom push doors, and light switches.

El equipo encargado de limpieza del colegio está siguiendo las recomendaciones de las prácticas más eficaces para limpiar las instalaciones de todos nuestros planteles, en especial las áreas que las personas tocan frecuentemente como lo son las manijas de las puertas, pasamanos, las puertas de los baños, e interruptores de luz.  

This is a dynamic situation, so we are preparing for any change in the direction from public health experts. We will continue to provide updates via district-wide email.

Esta es una situación que constantemente puede   cambiar y estamos preparándonos para cualquier cambio en las recomendaciones que surjan por parte los expertos en Salud Pública.  Seguiremos enviando información actualizada sobre esta situación por medio de correo electrónico.  

 

March 9, 2020

At this time, there are still zero confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mendocino and Lake Counties. The campus community shares the responsibility of ensuring we are all taking precautions in order to minimize spread and prepare for any possible impacts of COVID-19. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has updated their guidance regarding COVID-19 for higher education institutions. Mendocino College currently falls under Scenario 1 in their guidance information (no current community transmission cases of COVID-19), see below:

Scenario I: Measures already underway to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Pursuant to prior guidance released, campus administrators have or should immediately take steps to slow the spread of respiratory infectious diseases, including COVID-19. CDPH has recommended implementing the following steps:

Review and update emergency operations plans, including continuity plans for teaching and learning if students are excluded from campus.
Exclude students, faculty, or staff who have a travel history over the course of the last 14 days to an area identified by the CDC as Level 3 Travel Health Notice (see CDC’s Evaluating and Reporting Persons Under Investigation). Additionally, exclude those who have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 from the campus for 14 days from the day of their last exposure.
Send students, faculty, and staff who present with fever and/or respiratory infection symptoms home immediately. Encourage flu vaccine for those who have not had it this season.
Develop a communications plan to use with the campus community.
Contact your county emergency operations center if it has been established or your local public health department immediately if you notice any concerning clusters of respiratory disease or spikes in absenteeism. For contact information, please search the local public health department website.
Encourage all students, faculty, and staff to take everyday preventive actions:  Stay home when sick. Remain at home or in your dorm until fever has been gone for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicines. Seek immediate medical care if symptoms become more severe, e.g., high fever or difficulty breathing.

Mendocino College follows the direction of Mendocino County Public Health and the California Community College Chancellor's Office regarding the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and will continue to send relevant updates to students, faculty, and staff as new information becomes available. In an emergency situation, Mendocino College will communicate with the campus community via email and text through the college’s emergency communications system (Regroup), the college website (https://www.mendocino.edu/announcements) and the official Mendocino College Facebook Page.

As always, thank you for helping keep all of our college locations safe and healthy!

 

March 5, 2020

Mendocino College continues to monitor the developments of Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Yesterday the County of Mendocino declared a local emergency following the declaration of the state of California to help prepare for a broader spread of COVID-19. With that said, at this time, the risk to our community remains low with zero cases in Mendocino and Lake County. According to our local county health representatives the goal of the local emergency declaration is to prepare and reduce the risk of COVID-19 and in order to do so, we can all take the following precautions to stay healthy:

Do not shake hands with others
Wash hands frequently
Avoid crowds if possible
Stay six feet away from others if possible
Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces (Mendocino College Custodial Staff is paying extra attention to cleaning door handles and other surfaces that are frequently touched).

Any student, faculty, or staff member who has symptoms of cold/flu illness, such as fever and/or cough should stay home from work or school. Mendocino College employees: please contact your supervisor regarding working from home if you are experiencing cold/flu and or fever/respiratory symptoms. Students: please contact your instructor(s) if you are unable to attend classes because you are experiencing cold/flu and or fever/respiratory symptoms in order to make arrangements for course work makeup.

In the unusual event that you are a student, faculty, or staff member who has symptoms of respiratory illness, such as fever and cough, AND traveled from mainland China in the prior 14 days: Please contact the local health department immediately at (707) 234-6052.

For additional information and a list of resources from the California Community Colleges Chancellors Office please visit: https://www.cccco.edu/About-Us/Chancellors-Office/Divisions/Communications-and-Marketing/Novel-Coronavirus

Thank you for helping us keep our campus safe and healthy.

 

February 28, 2020

The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is extremely important, which is why we want to provide you with updated information about the Novel Coronavirus, now referred to as COVID-19.  

The California Department of Public Health has not recommended the cancelation of public events and have identified the current public threat in California as being low.  We have received communication from the Chancellor’s Office that they are working closely with the Governor's Office and state health officials. As a state institution of higher education, our official guidance will come from the California Department of Public Health. The CDPH has provided the following information on their website regarding COVID-19: 

Typically, human coronaviruses cause mild-to-moderate respiratory illness. Symptoms are very similar to the flu, including: 

Fever 
Cough 
Shortness of breath 

What is the treatment for COVID-19? 

Most people with illnesses due to common coronavirus infections recover on their own; there are no specific treatments for coronavirus infections. For patients who are more severely ill, hospitals can provide supportive care.  

The California Department of Public Health recommends the following steps to prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses: 

Washing hands with soap and water. 
Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.  
Avoiding close contact with people who are sick are all ways to reduce the risk of infection with a number of different viruses.  
Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough. 

Health officials caution the public not to fall prey to rumors and unofficial speculation circulating on the Internet and social media platforms.  Instead, stay informed by regularly checking these official public health websites: 

California Department of Public Health 

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/nCOV2019.aspx 

California Department of Public Health Guidance for Schools and School District 

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH%20Document%20Library/Coronavirus+Colleges+Guidance+2_11_20.pdf 

Centers for Disease Control 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 

As we keep a close eye on this situation, we urge the campus community to remain calm. We are working on strategies to employ should we have to address the virus locally and will keep everyone updated as appropriate. 

 

 


Additional information regarding our move to remote/modified education and student services, resources and facility hours can be found below. 

Instruction/Clases



By now, you should have heard from your instructors regarding their plan to transition instruction to an online or remote format. Instructors and staff will remain available to you to ensure that you are able to successfully complete your educational goals. If you haven’t already, please download the Canvas and Zoom apps on your phone if possible. If you are having trouble accessing your student email or setting up email forwarding to your personal address, here is a video tutorial on how to do so:  https://youtu.be/q5JOCQVbb4c 

If you are having trouble accessing Canvas, Zoom, student email, account password resets, or any other instructional technology, please contact it-help@mendocino.edu.  

 

Quizá usted ya ha de haber recibido información de sus maestros sobre su plan de trasladar las clases presenciales a formato virtual.  Los maestros y personal estarán disponibles en línea para asegurar que puedan completar
sus metas académicas. 

Si les es posible, por favor bajen las aplicaciones de Canvas y Zoom a su teléfono celular. Si tienen problemas para acceder a su cuenta de correo electrónico del colegio o para mandar sus correos del colegio a su cuenta de correo electrónico personal, en el siguiente link es un video tutorial sobre cómo hacerlo: https://youtu.be/q5JOCQVbb4c 

 

Si tienen problemas para acceder a Canvas, Zoom, correo electronico estudiantil, contraseñas o cualquier otra forma de tecnología relacionada con sus clases, por favor comuníquese con nostoros a     it-help@mendocino.edu

Student Support Services/Servicios de Apoyo para Estudiantes

 
While some offices on campus remain open as of today, we have transitioned services to other formats. For example, you can connect with financial aid staff and some counselors via Cranium Café, a video chat platform. Please review a list of all currently available online resources by visiting: https://www.mendocino.edu/resources-online.  

A pesar de que algunas oficinas en el colegio se mantienen abiertas, hemos trasladado los servicios a otros formatos. Por ejemplo, pueden comuniquarse con el personal del departamento de ayuda financiera y algunos consejeros por medio de Cranium Café, esta es una aplicación que les permite hacer “video chat”.  Por favor revisen una lista de los recursos disponibles que tenemos en: https://www.mendocino.edu/resources-online.  Las computadoras en el Learning Center y la Biblioteca en el campus de Ukiah al igual que los centros en Lake, Willits y Fort Bragg estarán disponibles mientras sea posible.  No se podrán hacer citas en persona con el personal del colegio por el restro del semestre. 

Mental Health Counseling/Consejeria de Salud Mental


Our counseling office is ready to provide mental health support for students in need. This is a very challenging time for many, and we want to make this important resource available to all. If you would like to schedule a virtual or phone appointment with a mental health counselor, please call: 707-468-3048 or visit www.mendocino.edu/counseling-online for virtual support. 

Nuestra oficina de consejería está lista para dar apoyo de salud mental a nuestros estudiantes.  En estos tiempos se presentan muchos retos para todos nosotros y queremos que tengan acceso a este recurso importante.  Si necesitan hacer una cita con un consejero de salud mental, por favor llame al: 707-468-3048. 

Events/Eventos  


Due to recommendations by the California Community College Chancellor's Office, Mendocino College will not be holding any non-essential meetings or events on campus until June 1st or until further notice. We are being advised to consider alternatives to our traditional commencement ceremony. Some events have been postponed, for a list of these events, visit: www.mendocino.edu/events

Debido a las recomendaciones del Gobernador del estado de California Gavin Newsom, Mendocino College no tendrá reuniones no esenciales ni eventos, por lo menos hasta el primero de junio. 

Drop/Refund Policy/Poliza para darse de baja de clases/Recibir rembolso 

While most students will be able to transition to an online or remote platform to complete their courses this semester, we understand it may be difficult or impossible for others.  If you should need to adjust your spring enrollment, there are four options available to you.

 

1. Extension of Pass/No Pass Deadline - You may request a change to the grading basis of your course(s) through the end of the semester. Before changing to Pass/No Pass grading, we encourage you to meet with a counselor to learn if this option is best for you. By changing the grading basis from a letter grade (i.e. A, B, C) to a Pass/No Pass (P/NP) you can limit the impact of the course outcome on your Grade Point Average (GPA). By earning a grade of ‘C’ or better you will be issued a grade of ‘P’. The ‘P’ grade will give you credit for passing the course but will not factor into your overall GPA. If you do not end up earning a ‘C’ or better, you will be issued a grade of ‘NP’ (No Pass).  While you will not earn units for a No Pass, it will not factor into your GPA as a ‘D’ of ‘F’ grade would, nor will the No Pass grade be counted towards progress probation or dismissal if it is due to Covid-19 related reasons.  If you choose this option, submit the Petition for Pass/No Pass via email to registration@mendocino.edu no later than May 22, 2020.  Financial Aid students should not be adversely affected. 

 (Note: While the Chancellor’s Office is in discussion with the CSU’s and UC’s the potentially adverse transfer implication of a pass or no-pass grading option remain in effect).  

 

2. Withdrawal – You can use MyMendo to withdraw from your course. This will result in a W notation on your transcript and will calculate towards probation or dismissal statuses.  You can select this option through April 24, 2020 for full semester length courses. Please check with Admissions and Records for short-term class deadline dates.  Financial aid repayment and SAP regulations may apply. 

 

3.  Excused Withdrawal (EW) - Completion of an online form, or submission of an Academic Review Petition to Admissions and Records is required for this option.  A notation of EW will be noted on your transcript, but will not affect your GPA or calculate toward probation or dismissal statuses.  A refund will be given to you with this option.  If you are a financial aid recipient, this is your best option! The federal government passed the CARES Act, which allows withdrawal without repayment issues or Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) consequences, along with several other benefits for financial aid students. 

 

4.  Withdrawal with Refund – This option is available when there is a natural disaster beyond the control of the student. You can petition to have the withdrawal (from option 1 above) removed from your record and receive a refund.  Completion of an online form, or submission of an Academic Review Petition to Admissions and Records is required for this option.  This option removes the course from your record as though you had never enrolled.  If you are a financial aid recipient, this is not a recommended option! If you have no record as though you were not in classes, you may not have established eligibility for financial aid. If you choose this option, you may be required to repay all the financial aid you received. 

Before requesting Pass/No Pass grading or dropping your course, please make certain the choice you make is best for your circumstances.  If any of the following apply to you, please connect with staff in the program to ensure you have all the information needed to make the best decision for you. 

 

Dual Enrollment and Middle College Students 

If you are a dual enrolled or Middle College student, please check in with your high school counselor before withdrawing from your Mendocino College courses. 

 

EOPS 

Withdrawals at this time will not impact your EOPS eligibility. Continue to meet with your EOPS counselor or staff to discuss changes to your schedule. Please visit https://www.mendocino.edu/eops-online or email eops-mc@mendocino.edu  to connect with EOPS staff. 

 

Financial Aid 

For more information on how withdrawals may affect your financial aid, connect with Financial Aid Office staff at: https://www.mendocino.edu/financial-aid-onlinefinancialaid@mendocino.edu or 707-468-3110 

 

First Year Institute (FYI) 

Withdrawals will not impact your status with FYI.  To contact an FYI staff person, or make an appointment with your FYI Counselor, please call or text 415-484-5953 or email fyi@mendocino.edu

 

Graduation or Transfer Requirements 

Please meet with your counselor to discuss any impact Pass/No Pass Grading or a withdrawal may have to your graduation or transfer requirements.  To contact a counselor, please visit www.mendocino.edu/counseling-online or call 707-468-3048. 

 

International Students 

If you are an international student, you are expected to maintain a full course of study.  Please contact Admissions and Records staff at international@mendocino.edu to receive guidance on the consequences of withdrawing before withdrawing from any classes.

 

Veterans and Dependents Using Educational Benefits 

Please contact the Veteran Resource Center to discuss any spring enrollment changes.  Staff can be reached via email at veterans@mendocino.edu.  

 

Mientras la mayoría de estudiantes podrán hacer la transición a completar sus clases de manera virtual, entendemos que esto será difícil o imposible para algunas personas.  Si necesitan darse de baja de una o más de sus clases y recibir un reembolso, pueden completar una forma de apelación utilizando la forma llamada “Academic Review Petition” que se encuentra aquí: https://www.mendocino.edu/sites/default/files/docs/admissions/revised_academic_review_petition_00000006.pdf. Si van a tomar esta opción, completen toda la forma e incluyan la razon por su apelación.  Si se están dando de baja debido al cambio de manera de dar clase (virtual en lugar de presencial, etc.), no necesitan incluir documentación para apoyar su apelación ya que la Oficina de Admisiones y Registros podrá verifcar la información. Pero no olvide incluir eso como la razón que de su apelación. 

Las apelaciones completas deben de ser enviadas a la oficina de Admisiones y Registros por fax (707-468-3430), correo electrónico (registration@mendocino.edu), o por correo (1000 Hensley Creek Rd., Ukiah, CA 95482).  Los estudiantes pueden entregar las apelaciones a lo largo de este semestre.  Si tiene preguntas acerca de este proceso pueden contactar a la Directora de Admisiones y Registros, Anastasia Simpson-Logg al 707-468-3102 o asimpson@mendocino.edu 

Esperamos que puedan hacer una transición exitosa al formato virtual de clases. Esperamos que puedan completar sus clases y recibir sus créditos de este semestre.  Sin embargo, entendemos que quizá para algunos alumnos sera mejor darse de baja de sus  clases e intentar tomarlas de nuevamente en un semestre con clases presenciales. 

COVID-19 Resources

Health officials caution the public not to fall prey to rumors and unofficial speculation circulating on the Internet and social media platforms.  Instead, stay informed by regularly checking these official public health websites: 

California Department of Public Health 

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/nCOV2019.aspx 

Centers for Disease Control 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 

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