Please note, this page will be updated with developments as necessary. Latest update: Aug. 13, 2020
Fall classes begin August 19 and will be offered on-campus at this time. Regularly-scheduled online and hybrid classes also begin August 19. Please check your email and Sakai daily for important updates from your instructors. You may receive important updates on COVID-19 protocol specific to your course.
General Campus Information
- Current COVID-19 campus safety requirements for learners, faculty & staff, and visitors are as follows:
- Enter campus at the A-10 or E-42 entrance for a no-touch temperature check, NSCC ID scan, and respond to COVID-19 health screening questions.
- Wear a face covering; a limited number of disposable will be available. Face coverings are required in all spaces on campus unless a face covering accommodation is approved by the accessibility services coordinator.
- If your temperature is 100.4 degrees or higher, you will not be permitted to enter campus.
- Practice social distancing.
- Learner services offices are open:
- Monday & Tuesday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., on campus and remote
- Wednesday & Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., on campus and remote
- Friday: 8 a.m.-noon, remote
- Please contact the individual office to see if an on-campus appointment is available, or if the office can better serve you through a virtual visit.
Information for Students Regarding Classes
- Fall courses will be provided in person, along with regularly-scheduled online and hybrid classes. Fall classes begin August 19.
- See our fall learner services update and fall classes FAQ with more important information for students.
- Offsite learning, such as externships and College Credit Plus, etc. will continue as scheduled at the discretion of the administering facility.
Additional Information for Students
- To order textbooks for the fall semester visit books.northweststate.edu. There are two ordering options:
- Have the textbooks shipped to you.
- Visit the on-campus bookstore Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Fall payment is due August 13. If payment or payment arrangements are not received by Friday, August 14, you may be dropped from your fall 2020 classes. If a balance is due, please visit, call or email the business office for more information. In-person payments are being accepted Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
- Counseling services are available for students by texting NSCCHELP to 419.591.6487.
- Watch Sakai video tutorials
- Find your local internet service provider.
- Find out more about local food, housing and utility assistance
- Student-related COVID-19 news
- Check your campus email for more information about our “Campus Conversation” virtual events.
Information Regarding Events
- See NorthwestState.edu/events for announcements as they become available
Information for Faculty & Staff
- Online early warning system instructions
- Free learning technology resources
- Additional technology & online learning resources, courtesy of Alex Cummins, NSCC grad and technology director at Millcreek-West Unity Local School District
Contacts for Questions
- For our students, please direct any questions regarding coursework to your course instructor. For all other areas of inquiry or concern, please contact the NSCC Advising Center at 419.267.1390 or advising@NorthwestState.edu.
- For our faculty and staff, please direct all questions to your direct supervisor.
- For our friends and neighbors in the community, please direct any questions to our Welcome Desk at 419.267.5511.
- Twenty-three of Ohio’s community colleges have donated PPE to hospitals and first responders. If you have PPE to donate, please email email@example.com.
- Find local information from the Henry County Health Department, including instructions on how to make and wear face masks
- See Henry County’s COVID-19 guide
- The latest news on COVID-19 is available at www.coronavirus.ohio.gov
- Fore more information on what COVID-19 is, visit the World Health Organization
- For more information on transmission, symptoms,prevention and treatment, visit the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
CARES Act Emergency Grant Funds to Students
On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, Northwest State Community College was granted $481,467 in Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. To receive these grants, students must apply through the HEERF Emergency Grant Application, be Title IV eligible, be enrolled at Northwest State Community College during the spring 2020 semester, and have been attending at least one in-person course when courses were switched to remote delivery.
In addition to disbursing these funds, NSCC must report to the public within 30 days of receipt of the funds how the funds are being used and then update this report every 45 days thereafter. Please see our July 11, 2020, 45-day report.
CARES Act Institutional Relief
Northwest State Community College has also been granted $481,466 in emergency relief funds for the Institutional Portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Formula Grants Authorized by Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act, which establishes and funds the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), directs institutions of higher education to use up to 50 percent of funds received under Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus. NSCC must report to the public within 30 days of receipt of the funds how the funds are being used and then update this report every 45 days thereafter. Please see our July 5, 2020, 30-day report.