COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is the current status of the campus?

GCC has now finalized our class schedule for the fall semester, in conjunction with social distancing requirements and Dept. Public Health and CSCU recommendations.  The schedule is published Here!

We will have a variety of class options for students, with most classes being offered online either synchronously or asynchronously.  Workforce programs requiring hands-on labs will be offered on-campus with appropriate safety measures in place.

Connecticut’s FREE community college program, known as PACT will be available but students MUST register by July 15th.  This is the perfect time to save money and kickstart your future at GCC!

General Questions

What does online-only format mean for me?

Faculty and students will utilize available online resources from off-campus locations to continue classwork. These include common tools such as Email, Blackboard, myCommNet, WebEx, and Office 365. Refer to the Course Continuity Resources page for detailed information regarding these services.

What about staff and non-teaching faculty during this time?

GCC campuses will be closed to the public through the remainder of the semester. All faculty and staff except those designated by their individual institution as Level 1 – and that number will be extremely limited – will continue to work from home.. Questions regarding payroll, timesheets, student workers, EA positions can be directed to the Human Resources and payroll departments.

What if I have off-campus clinics, internships, or other experiential activities?

Students who engage in off-campus clinics, internships, and similar experiential activities, may check with their site supervisor or instructor.

Where do I find my instructor or other faculty’s contact information??

Please refer to our online directory for all faculty and staff contact information.

What online resources are available to me during this time?

Faculty and students, please refer to our Online@GCC page to find more details regarding the online services available to you during this time.

What if I need support for these online resources?

Please visit our 24/7 CSCU Support Site for phone, chat, and knowledge base support.

I will be traveling for Spring Break, is there anything I need to do?

ALL GCC-sponsored travel outside of the state of Connecticut is suspended until further notice.

Faculty, staff and students are discouraged from traveling during Spring Break, however, if you must travel, we ask that you keep GCC administration updated on your travel plans by completing our travel survey.

What about previously scheduled campus events?

All campus events are canceled until the end of the Spring semester, including those sponsored by external clients.

What about previously scheduled individual meetings/assistance?

Please confirm the meeting is still scheduled with the staff or faculty member directly. This also includes students with individual assistance in labs or scheduled meetings with faculty advisors.

What about scheduled on-campus placement tests?

All placement test for the near future are canceled. Please check back with the CES office for any other details.