Dear Rose State College Students,
We continue to work together during this challenging time to make informed decisions to protect our entire campus community and do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. To echo what others have said; nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our students. We are proud to see the Rose State Family pulling together at this critical juncture to support and encourage our students through the uncertainty.
We are continuing to monitor and react to the quickly-changing landscape created by COVID-19. In order to better protect you, the staff, and faculty on campus, we are taking the following measures as we come out of Spring Break.
Our first concern is for your health. If you feel sick, please follow CDC guidance for getting healthcare. If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, we ask that you self-report to the Vice President for Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All instruction will be moved online for the remainder of the semester.
Classes that were originally conducted via distance learning or online will continue as scheduled beginning March 23rd through the end of the semester as scheduled.
Classes that were conducted face-to-face will resume via online or alternative delivery beginning March 30th until the end of the semester. Students enrolled in Health Science programs and Science Labs will receive information from their professor. Faculty and students should watch for updates regarding class plans on the RSC website at www.rose.edu, through announcements on Canvas, as well as direct email communications, and social media.
Student Services will resume virtual services on March 23 - 27. This means that you may contact Admissions & Records, Financial Aid, Academic Advising, Student Engagement, Graduation via email or telephonically. These services will be open from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.
We will have the open computer lab space in the LRC available, with precautions taken for appropriate social distancing. Extra efforts will be made to sanitize those areas frequently. This service is intended specifically for students WITHOUT computer access.
Residents of the Village will have the option to early terminate their contracts without penalty. Residents who remain are requested to practice social distancing and other procedures as outlined by the CDC. We are committed to assisting our students in every way possible.
The Commencement Ceremonies scheduled for May 8, 2020 are postponed and unfortunately may ultimately have to be cancelled. We are looking for appropriate ways we can honor our graduates by considering alternatives to our traditional spring graduation events.
These are unprecedented times and I have no doubt that Rose State College will adapt and deal with whatever challenges come our way. We are committed to ensuring that every student is able to complete their academic goals.
Please know we care and are here to serve you.
Dr. Jeanie Webb