All Winter and Spring 2021 classes will be held online, and all admissions and student support services are available remotely. Visit the Virtual Student Resource Center to access the assistance you need.

Keeping Our Community Safe | August 26

I’m happy to bring you our regular communication about news related to COVID-19. We’re just less than two weeks away from the beginning of the semester, and I want to make sure you have the latest information for your knowledge and to answer any questions. The College is dedicated to making this fall a successful experience and enabling you to continue on your higher education journey.

—Dr. Donald Guy Generals 
President, Community College of Philadelphia 

Computer Options

Loaner laptops are being made available for the fall semester for enrolled students who need them. In order to request a laptop, you will need to contact your instructor regarding your need for a computer. In your communication, please include the following information: your J number, email address and mobile phone number. Here is more information about laptop loaner program

Computer Options for Students

Virtual New Student Orientation

To help our new, first-time students succeed in these uncertain times, we are offering a one-hour Virtual New Student Orientation that will help students acclimate to the College. During these sessions on Aug. 26 and 27, new students will have the opportunity to meet fellow peers and Student Development staff, who will help answer any questions and concerns about starting their first semester at the College.

ID Cards

Public Safety will be processing ID cards only for students who need to gain access to classroom instruction this fall. If you have a class on campus and need an ID card, you must contact the Public Safety Office to make an appointment at In this email, please include your name, J number, and date and time you can be at the College to pick up your ID. Please keep in mind that the College requires, at a minimum, one business day to process requests, so same-day appointments will not be available. You will receive a confirmation email confirming your appointment to obtain your ID card. Please bring a current registration form and photo ID to your appointment.  

Appointments for ID cards are available from Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

ID Cards

Updated Student Services Hours

Now that the College is back to a five-day work week, office hours are being updated as we start the semester. We have been offering our support services remotely since March, and offer on-campus services by appointment only. Find out what services best fit your needs.

Athletics Update

To keep our students safe, the College has decided not to participate in cross country this season. We look forward to the day when we’re able to cheer on our teams once again, but must do what’s necessary to ensure everyone stays healthy.  

Practices for women’s volleyball will start Sept. 15, and the track and field team will begin training on Oct. 15. If you are interested in cross country, you can practice with the track and field athletes. Contact Athletics for more information.

From the Faculty

During this time, we know students may need extra support and encouragement as they spend the semester learning online. This week, Paul Geissinger, associate professor and head of the Music Department, shares a message about his online teaching experience and what Music students can look forward to this semester. 

Virtual Learning

Keeping You Up to Date

This situation is ever-evolving, and information is changing quickly. Your patience and dedication to your education are greatly appreciated during this time. Please take care and stay well. 


Donald Guy Generals, Ed.D.