Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff


Questions about the information and policies on this page? Contact a member of the Cabinet, Jenny Dunn, or your supervisor.


Monday, January 4 – Monday, January 11:  Staggered move-in for resident students.

Wednesday, January 13: First day of class. Please visit our FAQ about Academics During COVID-19 page for more details.
Friday, April 30: Last day of classes.
Saturday, May 1 - 5: Final examinations.

Being Pioneers Together means protecting each member of our campus community as we reopen SMC. We will all hold each other accountable in the spirit of helping, not hurting. And we recognize that we are all depending on each other to make SMC as safe as we can.

COVID-19 Guidelines for Spring 2021

You’re a valued part of the SMC family!  We want you to feel safe on campus this fall.

You’ll also play an important role in protecting yourself and others from COVID-19 as you come and go from campus.

To keep our campus open for everyone, all students, faculty and staff are required to follow Five Simple Rules. By doing these things each day, we can slow or prevent the spread of COVID-19.

#1. INDOORS: WEAR A MASK UNLESS YOU ARE ALONE (EMPLOYEES/STUDENTS) OR IN A RESIDENCE HALL SUITE (RESIDENT STUDENTS).   Wearing a mask keeps you from spreading the virus if you are infected and don't know it. Everyone will be given a supply of masks and you may also bring your own EXCEPT for masks with a front valve.
#2. SOCIAL DISTANCE: STAY SIX FEET APART FROM ANYONE WHO DOESN'T LIVE IN YOUR HOME (EMPLOYEES/COMMUTERS) OR IN YOUR RESIDENCE HALL SUITE.  Staying six feet apart protects you and others from virus droplets that can be spread through breathing, talking, sneezing or coughing.
#3. OUTDOORS: IF YOU SOCIAL DISTANCE, YOU DON'T NEED A MASK.  Virus droplets disperse quickly in the open air, making it safer to be outside. You MUST also remain six feet apart from anyone who doesn't live in your home or in your Residence Hall suite.
#4. WASH YOUR HANDS AND COVER COUGHS AND SNEEZES.  Hand washing kills COVID-19. Use warm water and soap, and scrub for at least 20 seconds. Do this frequently throughout the day. Or use a generous amount of hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol and rub for 30 seconds.
#5. TRACK YOUR HEALTH EVERY DAY. All students, faculty and staff will track their health every day of the week through our HealthChampion app. Assessments must be complete before arriving to campus or leaving Residence Hall rooms.

FULL details: how we'll work together to prevent COVID-19 spread on campus

Keeping the campus community protected from COVID-19 will take all of us: students, staff and faculty. Here's the full plan for how SMC will work across the four major areas of protection - hygiene, masks, social distancing and health tracking - to slow or prevent a COVID-19 outbreak from closing campus this fall.

As Pioneers Together, we'll do what's needed to protect others.

As Pioneers, we're used to being tough and moving forward, no matter what.  When it comes to COVID-19, it's tempting to tough it out and not worry about what could happen if you are exposed or feel sick.

But COVID-19 doesn't just affect us as individuals, it affects ALL of us. For that reason, we need to do things differently than we might normally.

All students, faculty and staff are required to quarantine or isolate if:

  • You are exposed to COVID-19
  • You test positive for COVID-19
  • You have symptoms of COVID-19

Further, you are required to notify the College of a positive COVID-19 test via the Communicable Diseases policy (view below). Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

The information below will help you know what to do if COVID-19 affects you. We're in this together, and you won't be alone. Pioneers take care of Pioneers!