Attention: Fall 2020 SCC Students

Attention: Fall 2020 SCC Students

Posted: Aug 10, 2020

Important Message from Sabrina Terry, Dean of Student Services

Schedule Changes:
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.

Online Orientation
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.

Knight Chat
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

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