Important Message from Sabrina Terry, Dean of Student Services
As you are probably already aware, Surry Community College plans to hold
seated, hybrid, and online classes this fall. The semester will begin
as scheduled on Monday, August 17.
Over the past couple of weeks, we have made several changes to courses
to allow for social distancing. For many classes that were scheduled to
be on campus two days, this means that half of the students will come to
campus one of those days and the other half will come to campus on the
other day. For example, if you were registered for an ENG 111 class that
was scheduled for MW, you may now only be scheduled to attend the
Monday seated class while the other half of the class attends the
Wednesday seated class.
Blended/hybrid courses will meet one or two days per week depending on
the number of contact hours for the course. The remainder of the course
will be held in synchronous, virtual sessions or asynchronously online.
Please email your instructor for information on how the course will be
structured and the expectations for online learning.
Most SCC online classes are designed so that students can access
information around their work and home schedules; however, some sections
have synchronous ("live" online at a designated time) components.
Please note any designated meeting times for online (I sections). All
sessions will be recorded in case students need to view synchronous
sessions at a later time.
We encourage all students to check their Self-Service account to review
their updated schedules. Instructions to do so have been sent to your
student email account. Also, keep in mind that while the vast majority
of schedule changes have been made, there will be a few additional
changes this week, so we recommend that you check your schedule again
the weekend prior to classes beginning. Pay close attention to the
building and room numbers of your course.
A link to SCC’s Online Orientation will be available to new students on
Monday, August 10. This link will be sent via email and text message on
Monday prior to 6 p.m. All new students should complete the New Student
Orientation module before the beginning of the fall semester.
On Monday, August 10, students may begin charging their financial aid in
the Bookstore. Students may order their books online and have them
shipped, or pick them up in the Bookstore. Or, you may bring a copy of
your schedule to the Bookstore, located in the “C” building on the main
campus in Dobson.
Join me on Facebook Live on Tuesday, August 11 at 7 p.m. or Friday,
August 14 at noon to get all of your Fall 2020 semester questions
answered. I hope to see you there! Also, if you are a high school
student, you are still invited to join me for the Knight Chat, but check
your email for a Q&A session that is scheduled specifically for
your high school that will be hosted by your SCC assigned Success
Advisor. These sessions are designed for both parents and students.
If you have any questions, contact Student Services at (336) 386-3264 or email@example.com.
Choosing a college is an important decision, and we’re pleased that you’re interested in Surry Community College.