Resident Students

Resident Students

LATEST UPDATES: 

SMC will reopen campus for the fall semester, with classes scheduled to begin on Wednesday, August 19.

A virtual Town Hall meeting with campus reopening information for students and families was held on June 25. A link to the meeting recording has been sent to your SMC email and to the parent/family email address on file.

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Need help? Questions?
ACADEMICS: Mark Gibbs, Provost, gibbsm@smcsc.edu
CAMPUS LIFE: Courtney Shelton, VP for Professional Development and Design, sheltonc@smcsc.edu



IMPORTANT DATES

Wednesday, August 5 – Monday, August 17:  Staggered move-in for resident students
Wednesday, August 19: classes begin
Tuesday, November 24: on campus classes end. All students finish the last week of the semester and final exams online
Friday, December 4: last day of classes
Wednesday, December 9: last day of exams





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COVID-19 Guidelines for Fall 2020

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.

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.

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#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.
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#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.
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#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.
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#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.
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#5. TRACK YOUR HEALTH EVERY DAY. All students, faculty and staff will track their health each day on a health app. More info will come soon about how you'll do this, but it will only take a couple of minutes each day. We'll make it easy for you to remember to check in with the College about COVID-19 symptoms.

As Pioneers Together, we'll work 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 power through if you are exposed to COVID-19 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 and isolate if:

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

We'll help you decide the right action to take based on your situation and will be there to support you every step of the way. But because COVID-19 is serious, the College takes it seriously and expects that you will, too. Failure to quarantine or isolate can have consequences like suspension or expulsion, not to mention consequences for others. So, let's do the right thing, Pioneers!

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