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
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.
Virtual New Student Orientation
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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.
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.