COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response

Rowan-Cabarrus is closely monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and both the Rowan and Cabarrus County Health Department(s) regarding the developing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Rowan-Cabarrus Leadership is being updated and is meeting as needed to review ongoing plans to help ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff.

September 16, 2020: Register to Vote and Complete the 2020 Census & Help Us Prevent Cybersecurity Attacks
As we continue our fall semester, some important deadlines are approaching for our state and nation. In addition to registering to vote and making your voice heard on November 3, make sure you complete the 2020 Census by September 30.

The Census is critical to making sure that state and local programs receive adequate federal funding. Census data is collected once every 10 years and is used to determine the distribution of money for public schools and colleges, as well as public services such as public transportation, health care, disaster recovery, public safety, road maintenance, and vital community assistance programs.

Did you know that every counted person in the Census brings almost $1000 to the county each year? Completing the survey is quick and easy. It takes less than 10 minutes to impact your community for the next 10 years. If you haven’t yet completed your Census questionnaire, there are three ways to participate:

Help Us Prevent Cybersecurity Attacks

Cybersecurity attacks are on the rise and have affected operations at some of our sister community colleges, so please help us keep our online campus community safe by watching for signs of unauthorized access.

Ransomware, one of the most common forms of cyber-attack, is commonly being used by hackers as a type of malicious software that takes over your computer and prevents you from accessing files until you pay a ransom. It can also have a significant impact on the entire College’s network, systems, and information.

Although Rowan-Cabarrus maintains controls to help protect our networks and computers from this type of attack, we rely on you to be our first line of defense. Here are some simple things you can do to help the College avoid a ransomware or malware attack:

Think Before You Click

The most common way ransomware enters college networks is through email. Often, scammers will include malicious links or attachments in emails that look harmless. To avoid this trap, please observe the following email best practices:

  • Do not click on links or attachments from senders that you do not recognize. Be especially wary of .zip or other compressed or executable file types.
  • Do not provide sensitive personal information such as usernames, SSN, address or passwords over email.
  • Watch for email senders that use suspicious or misleading domain names.
  • If you can’t tell if an email is legitimate, please contact the help desk immediately at helpdesk@rccc.edu or call 704-216-7200.
  • Be especially cautious when opening attachments or clicking links from external users.
  • Do not store, send or save personally identifiable information on your local computer, in OneDrive, or on a thumb drive.
  • Please do not accept or enable any macro on a Microsoft Office document you receive via email.

If Something Seems Wrong, Notify IT

If your computer is infected with ransomware, you will typically be locked out of all programs and a “ransom screen” will appear. In the unfortunate event that you click a link or attachment that you suspect is malware or ransomware, please notify IT immediately.

To contact IT, please email helpdesk@rccc.edu or call 704-216-7200. Thank you for helping to keep our network, and our people, safe from these cyber threats.

OneNav: Your One-Stop Organizational Tool

If you haven’t already checked out OneNav, log on today to find out how this new tool can help you stay organized online. This single sign-on portal provides students, faculty and staff with a central location to access frequently used applications such as Blackboard and Navigate – no more struggling to remember your login for multiple software apps!

OneNav is a timely solution to organizational struggles as the College continues distance learning and many employees work from home during COVID-19. The portal is easily customizable, so the apps you use the most are just a click away. OneNav is simple to use, similar to the way you manage the apps on your smartphone. Get started today!

Students: To log on, visit our website, go to OneNav under the Quick Links menu, and enter your Rowan-Cabarrus login credentials.

Employees: To log on, visit Sharepoint, go to OneNav under the Web Applications menu, and enter your Rowan-Cabarrus login credentials.

Mobile Hotspots Available to Students

The Rowan-Cabarrus Library is providing mobile internet hotspots to students who are in need of reliable internet access. Qualifying applicants will be able to borrow a mobile hotspot, free of charge, for use during the semester. Students may apply for service by completing a brief online application. Students will be required to attend a brief virtual training session before they receive the device.

Registration and Student Support

Registration is now open for the 8-week term that begins on October 19. Student Success Services is available to help students with registration, along with admissions, advising, testing, financial aid, wellness, and more. Hours for virtual or on-campus appointments for Student Success Services are as follows:

  • Virtual appointments are available Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and can be accessed via Zoom.
  • On-campus appointments are limited availability and are offered as scheduled or drop-in appointments, Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 8 am. to 2 p.m.

How to Get Help:

  • To make an appointment and get help completing an application, please email admissions@rccc.edu.
  • Financial aid assistance is available at fin.aid@rccc.edu or 704-216-7222 (choose option three). Any student who has not completed an application for financial aid may do so at fafsa.gov. We are currently awarding financial aid for 2020-2021, so students may check their award status and financial information on their WebAdvisor/Self-Service account.
  • Students enrolled for the fall term are eligible for our Laptop Loaner Program. If you need a device, email helpdesk@rccc.edu or call 704-216-7200.
  • Prepare for classes by logging in to your student accounts. You can find help on the IS Help Desk website.

To view the full list of Student Services support options online, visit the support webpage.

Federal CARES Act Funding Eligibility

You may be eligible to receive $250.00 in emergency funding the week of October 26, 2020 to assist you this semester.

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The intent of this funding is to be used to assist college students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet. This is grant money, which means it does not have to be repaid. It should be used to assist with student expenses such as cost of attendance, or other needs such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.

Who is eligible?

Due to COVID-19, many of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College students have been impacted by COVID-19 and the need to move many courses to remote teaching or a hybrid model. Students who fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and are deemed eligible based on the basic federal eligibility criteria including, but not limited to, having a high school diploma or GED, being a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen, having a valid social security number, being registered with the selective service if you are a male, and being enrolled in an eligible degree/certificate program.

We hope this emergency award will relieve some of your financial burdens and allow you to continue to succeed in your courses.

What do I need to do to receive the money?

Rowan-Cabarrus partners with BankMobile to securely deliver your refunds. To receive your refund, you are required to let BankMobile know how you prefer to receive the money. The easiest way to do this is by going to refundselection.com and entering your personal code. If you cannot find your code, go to refundselection.com and click on Need A Code

These are unprecedented and challenging times for all of us. We know you find yourselves with obstacles you never imagined having to overcome, and we want you to know we are here to help! We want you to continue your education, reach your goals, and fulfill your dreams of a better tomorrow.

If you have further concerns that we can help with, please let us know by completing the Student Assistance Form or by emailing fin.aid@rccc.edu.

Important COVID-19 Reminders

Please remember that College safety protocols are still in place. All faculty, staff and students must wear a face covering and undergo a health screening before entering any campus building. If you’re attending classes on North Campus, health screenings will take place in your car before you park. All other campus locations will have health screenings at one single-entry door before you enter the building.

You will receive a sticker verifying that you have completed the screening and are permitted to be on campus. Please wear this sticker so that it is visible at all times. Stickers are valid only for the day of the screening; once you leave the campus in your vehicle, you will need to be screened again upon returning. Students should plan to use the main entrances to all campus facilities, except on North Campus where students can enter buildings through the courtyard or the main entrance of Building 400. Students who enter buildings without a sticker will be asked to visit the screening stations on each campus prior to being admitted to class.

  • North Campus screening will be in front of Building 100.
  • On South Campus, all screening will take place at the main door to Building 1000.
  • At all other campus locations, screening will take place at the main door.

Employees, please remember that you must have approval from your Vice President or Chief Officer to be on campus. If you are approved to be on campus, your Cabinet member will arrange for you to have the necessary building access. If you have an approved need to be on campus regularly, your Cabinet member can arrange for a key or electronic access.

While on campus, all individuals are required to wear an appropriate face covering over the nose and mouth. Anyone who does not comply with the requirement to wear a face covering will be asked to leave campus and must have one before returning. Employees who fail to comply with campus safety protocols may face disciplinary action per the Personnel Actions for Violation of Employment Standards, and students who fail to comply will be in violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

Any student who believes they have a justifiable medical reason that will not allow compliance with the safety measures should submit a request for reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to Student Success Services. All employees who seek reasonable accommodations are encouraged to submit the ADA Accommodation Request form to Human Resources. All requests must be submitted with sufficient time for review and action before returning to campus.

While on campus, please practice the “3 Ws” as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Wear a face covering, wait six feet apart to avoid close contact with others, and wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer. If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with a tissue, then discard the tissue and wash your hands thoroughly. Take care not to touch your face after touching surfaces.

Important contacts information:

Thank you for your cooperation and support of Rowan-Cabarrus as we continue to work together to keep everyone safe and successful during the Fall 2020 semester.

September 9, 2020: Mobile Hotspots Available to Students & Registration and Student Support

We hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend! As we say goodbye to summer and head into cooler weather and fall activities, the focus of Navigation Nation is on continued health and academic success for the remainder of the semester.

As the majority of coursework remains online, we hope you will take advantage of OneNav, the new tool that can help you organize all of your applications in one place. This single sign-on portal provides students, faculty and staff with a central location to access frequently used applications such as Blackboard and Navigate – no more struggling to remember your login for multiple software apps!

OneNav is a timely solution to organizational struggles as the College continues distance learning and many employees work from home during COVID-19. The portal is easily customizable, so the apps you use the most are just a click away. OneNav is simple to use and similar to the way you manage the apps on your smartphone. Get started today!

Students: To log on, visit our website, go to OneNav under the Quick Links menu, and enter your Rowan-Cabarrus login credentials.

Employees: To log on, visit Sharepoint, go to OneNav under the Web Applications menu, and enter your Rowan-Cabarrus login credentials.

Mobile Hotspots Available to Students

The Rowan-Cabarrus Library is providing mobile internet hotspots to students who are in need of reliable internet access. Qualifying applicants will be able to borrow a mobile hotspot, free of charge, for use during the semester. Students may apply for service by completing a brief online application. Students will be required to attend a brief virtual training session before they receive the device.

Registration and Student Support

Registration is now open for the 8-week term that begins on October 19. Student Success Services is available to help students with registration, along with admissions, advising, testing, financial aid, wellness, and more. Hours for virtual or on-campus appointments for Student Success Services are as follows:

  • Virtual appointments are available Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and can be accessed via Zoom.
  • On-campus appointments are limited availability and are offered as scheduled or drop-in appointments, Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 8 am. to 2 p.m.

How to Get Help:

  • To make an appointment and get help completing an application, please email admissions@rccc.edu.
  • Financial aid assistance is available at fin.aid@rccc.edu or 704-216-7222 (choose option three). Any student who has not completed an application for financial aid may do so at fafsa.gov. We are currently awarding financial aid for 2020-2021, so students may check their award status and financial information on their WebAdvisor/Self-Service account.
  • Students enrolled for the fall term are eligible for our Laptop Loaner Program. If you need a device, email helpdesk@rccc.edu or call 704-216-7200.
  • Prepare for classes by logging in to your student accounts. You can find help on the IS Help Desk website.

To view the full list of Student Services support options online, visit the support webpage.

Federal CARES Act Funding Eligibility

You may be eligible to receive $250.00 in emergency funding the week of October 26, 2020 to assist you this semester.

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The intent of this funding is to be used to assist college students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet. This is grant money, which means it does not have to be repaid. It should be used to assist with student expenses such as cost of attendance, or other needs such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.

Who is eligible?

Due to COVID-19, many of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College students have been impacted by COVID-19 and the need to move many courses to remote teaching or a hybrid model. Students who fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and are deemed eligible based on the basic federal eligibility criteria including, but not limited to, having a high school diploma or GED, being a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen, having a valid social security number, being registered with the selective service if you are a male, and being enrolled in an eligible degree/certificate program.

We hope this emergency award will relieve some of your financial burdens and allow you to continue to succeed in your courses.

What do I need to do to receive the money?

Rowan-Cabarrus partners with BankMobile to securely deliver your refunds. To receive your refund, you are required to let BankMobile know how you prefer to receive the money. The easiest way to do this is by going to refundselection.com and entering your personal code. If you cannot find your code, go to refundselection.com and click on Need A Code?
These are unprecedented and challenging times for all of us. We know you find yourselves with obstacles you never imagined having to overcome, and we want you to know we are here to help! We want you to continue your education, reach your goals, and fulfill your dreams of a better tomorrow.

If you have further concerns that we can help with, please let us know by completing the Student Assistance Form or by emailing fin.aid@rccc.edu.

Important COVID-19 Reminders

Please remember that College safety protocols are still in place. All faculty, staff and students must wear a face covering and undergo a health screening before entering any campus building. If you’re attending classes on North Campus, health screenings will take place in your car before you park. All other campus locations will have health screenings at one single-entry door before you enter the building.

You will receive a sticker verifying that you have completed the screening and are permitted to be on campus. Please wear this sticker so that it is visible at all times. Stickers are valid only for the day of the screening; once you leave the campus in your vehicle, you will need to be screened again upon returning. Students should plan to use the main entrances to all campus facilities, except on North Campus where students can enter buildings through the courtyard or the main entrance of Building 400. Students who enter buildings without a sticker will be asked to visit the screening stations on each campus prior to being admitted to class.

  • North Campus screening will be in front of Building 100.
  • On South Campus, all screening will take place at the main door to Building 1000.
  • At all other campus locations, screening will take place at the main door.

Employees, please remember that you must have approval from your Vice President or Chief Officer to be on campus. If you are approved to be on campus, your Cabinet member will arrange for you to have the necessary building access. If you have an approved need to be on campus regularly, your Cabinet member can arrange for a key or electronic access.

While on campus, all individuals are required to wear an appropriate face covering over the nose and mouth. Anyone who does not comply with the requirement to wear a face covering will be asked to leave campus and must have one before returning. Employees who fail to comply with campus safety protocols may face disciplinary action per the Personnel Actions for Violation of Employment Standards, and students who fail to comply will be in violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

Any student who believes they have a justifiable medical reason that will not allow compliance with the safety measures should submit a request for reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to Student Success Services. All employees who seek reasonable accommodations are encouraged to submit the ADA Accommodation Request form to Human Resources. All requests must be submitted with sufficient time for review and action before returning to campus.

While on campus, please practice the “3 Ws” as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Wear a face covering, wait six feet apart to avoid close contact with others, and wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer. If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with a tissue, then discard the tissue and wash your hands thoroughly. Take care not to touch your face after touching surfaces.

Important contacts information:

As always, the College is committed to supporting students, so please let us know how we can help you navigate to success as the fall semester continues. We are all in this together!

September 2, 2020: Introducing OneNav & Information Technology Updates

As you continue to navigate your coursework online, we are excited to announce the launch of a new tool that will streamline your access to frequently used applications to help you stay organized. The single sign-on portal, OneNav, provides students, faculty and staff with a central location to access applications such as Blackboard and Navigate – no more struggling to remember your login for multiple software applications!

Now that the College has increased distance learning in addition to the many employees working from home, quick and easy access to commonly used applications is especially helpful. The OneNav portal is easily customizable, so all the apps you use daily are just a click away.

OneNav is as simple as downloading and managing the apps on a smartphone.

Rowan-Cabarrus continues to invest in the success of our students, faculty and staff by providing innovative solutions to technology and education needs. OneNav is easy to use, so get started today.

Student Access
To log on, just go to www.rccc.edu, select OneNav under the Quick Links menu, and enter your Rowan-Cabarrus login credentials.

Employee Access
To log on, just go to rcccedu.sharepoint.com, select OneNav under the Web Applications menu, and enter your Rowan-Cabarrus login credentials.

Information Technology Updates

The College will be updating our Colleague system, which will require a downtime from September 8 at 5:00 p.m. to September 9 at 5:00 p.m. Unfortunately, students will be unable to register for classes, pay tuition bills, etc. All course-related and email access will remain available during this time, including access to Blackboard, Outlook, and more. We apologize for this inconvenience and ask that you contact the help desk at helpdesk@rccc.edu if you have any questions.

What is ‘Get Connected’?

The Library received a grant from the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the North Carolina State Library to launch this program to help remove accessibility and affordability barriers by allowing access to reliable internet service.

Qualifying applicants may be able to borrow a mobile hotspot, free of charge, for use during the semester. Students may apply for service by completing our brief online application. Please note that the mobile hotspots are currently on order, so it will be a few weeks until they can be distributed. Students will be required to attend a brief virtual training session before they receive the device. (If demand exceeds available hotspots, a waiting list will be created.)

Health Screening and Masks Required on Campus

Please remember that our safety protocols are still in place. All faculty, staff and students must wear a face covering and undergo a health screening before entering any campus building. If you’re attending classes on North Campus, health screenings will take place in your car before you park. All other campus locations will have health screenings at one single-entry door before you enter the building.

You will receive a sticker verifying that you have completed the screening and are permitted to be on campus. Please wear this sticker so that it is visible at all times. Stickers are valid only for the day of the screening; once you leave the campus in your vehicle, you will need to be screened again upon returning. Students should plan to use the main entrances to all campus facilities, except on North Campus where students can enter buildings through the courtyard or the main entrance of Building 400.

  • North Campus screening will be in front of Building 100.
  • On South Campus, all screening will take place at the main door to Building 1000.
  • At all other campus locations, screening will take place at the main door.

Dates to Remember

  • Minimester 14-week term begins August 31
  • Second 8-week term begins October 19

Registration and Student Support

Registration is open for the 8-week term beginning October 19. Student Success Services is available to help students with registration, along with admissions, advising, testing, financial aid, wellness, and more. Hours for virtual or on-campus appointments for Student Success Services are as follows:

  • Virtual appointments are available Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. via Zoom.
  • On-campus appointments are limited availability and are offered as scheduled or drop-in appointments, Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 8 am. to 2 p.m.

How to Get Help:

  • To make an appointment and get help completing an application, please email admissions@rccc.edu.
  • Financial aid assistance is available at fin.aid@rccc.edu or 704-216-7222 (choose option three). Any student who has not completed an application for financial aid may do so at fafsa.gov. We are currently awarding financial aid for 2020-2021, so students may check their award status and financial information on their WebAdvisor/Self-Service account.
  • Students enrolled for the fall term are eligible for our Laptop Loaner Program. If you need a device, email helpdesk@rccc.edu or call 704-216-7200.
  • Prepare for classes by logging in to your student accounts. You can find help on the IS Help Desk website.

To view the full list of Student Services support options online, visit the support webpage.

Federal CARES Act Funding Eligibility

You may be eligible to receive $250.00 in emergency funding the week of October 26, 2020 to assist you this semester.

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The intent of this funding is to be used to assist college students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet. This is grant money, which means it does not have to be repaid. It should be used to assist with student expenses such as cost of attendance, or other needs such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.

Who is eligible?

Due to COVID-19, many of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College students have been impacted by COVID-19 and the need to move many courses to remote teaching or a hybrid model. Students who fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and are deemed eligible based on the basic federal eligibility criteria including, but not limited to, having a high school diploma or GED, being a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen, having a valid social security number, being registered with the selective service if you are a male, and being enrolled in an eligible degree/certificate program.

We hope this emergency award will relieve some of your financial burdens and allow you to continue to succeed in your courses.

What do I need to do to receive the money?

Rowan-Cabarrus partners with BankMobile to securely deliver your refunds. To receive your refund, you are required to let BankMobile know how you prefer to receive the money. The easiest way to do this is by going to refundselection.com and entering your personal code. If you cannot find your code, go to refundselection.com and click on Need A Code?
These are unprecedented and challenging times for all of us. We know you find yourselves with obstacles you never imagined having to overcome, and we want you to know we are here to help! We want you to continue your education, reach your goals, and fulfill your dreams of a better tomorrow.

If you have further concerns that we can help with, please let us know by completing the Student Assistance Form or by emailing fin.aid@rccc.edu.

Stay Well, Stay Connected

Our Fall 2020 plan, Stay Well. Stay Connected, outlines our priorities and procedures as we provide educational opportunities while ensuring the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. As the semester begins, Rowan-Cabarrus will continue online delivery for most courses, with a limited number of classes held in-person while maintaining safety guidelines as designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the North Carolina Community College System, state and local health offices, and our College leadership team.

Important COVID-19 Reminders

Employees, please remember that you must have approval from your Vice President or Chief Officer to be on campus. If you are approved to be on campus, your Cabinet member will arrange for you to have the necessary building access. If you have an approved need to be on campus regularly, your Cabinet member can arrange for a key or electronic access.

While on campus, all individuals are required to wear an appropriate face covering over the nose and mouth. Anyone who does not comply with the requirement to wear a face covering will be asked to leave campus and must have one before returning. Employees who fail to comply with campus safety protocols may face disciplinary action per the Personnel Actions for Violation of Employment Standards, and students who fail to comply will be in violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

Any student who believes they have a justifiable medical reason that will not allow compliance with the safety measures should submit a request for reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to Student Success Services. All employees who seek reasonable accommodations are encouraged to submit the ADA Accommodation Request form to Human Resources. All requests must be submitted with sufficient time for review and action before returning to campus.

While on campus, please practice the “3 Ws” as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Wear a face covering, wait six feet apart to avoid close contact with others, and wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer. If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with a tissue, then discard the tissue and wash your hands thoroughly. Take care not to touch your face after touching surfaces.

Important contacts information:

We hope your semester is off to a wonderful start and that you have a safe Labor Day weekend. We care about you, your health and your success.

August 26, 2020: 'Get Connected' Program & New Schedule for Registration and Student Support

This semester definitely feels different for us all, particularly as remote learning continues. We know that access to technology can be a significant hurdle, and the College has assistance programs in place to help. In addition to our laptop loaner program, which is open to any student who is enrolled for the fall term, the Rowan-Cabarrus Library is pleased to announce the “Get Connected” program, which will provide mobile internet hotspots to students with little to no internet access.

What is ‘Get Connected’?

The Library received a grant from the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the North Carolina State Library to launch this program to help remove accessibility and affordability barriers by allowing access to reliable internet service.

Qualifying applicants may be able to borrow a mobile hotspot, free of charge, for use during the semester. Students may apply for service by completing our brief online application. Please note that the mobile hotspots are currently on order, so it will be a few weeks until they can be distributed. Students will be required to attend a brief virtual training session before they receive the device. (If demand exceeds available hotspots, a waiting list will be created.)

Additional Library Support Available

While the Library continues to operate remotely due to COVID-19, many virtual services are available via the department webpage with your Blackboard credentials. Did you know that you can access “Ask a Librarian” 24-7 for help? Our knowledgeable librarians are here to help, whether you need assistance with research, guidance on avoiding plagiarism, or even a bit of technology troubleshooting. Check out this Three Things To Know About the Library video for highlights!

Health Screening and Masks Required on Campus

Please remember that our safety protocols are still in place. All faculty, staff and students must wear a face covering and undergo a health screening before entering any campus building. If you’re attending classes on North Campus, health screenings will take place in your car before you park. All other campus locations will have health screenings at one single-entry door before you enter the building.

You will receive a sticker verifying that you have completed the screening and are permitted to be on campus. Please wear this sticker so that it is visible at all times. Stickers are valid only for the day of the screening; once you leave the campus in your vehicle, you will need to be screened again upon returning. Students should plan to use the main entrances to all campus facilities, except on North Campus where students can enter buildings through the courtyard or the main entrance of Building 400.

  • North Campus screening will be in front of Building 100.
  • On South Campus, all screening will take place at the main door to Building 1000.
  • At all other campus locations, screening will take place at the main door.

Dates to Remember

  • Minimester 14-week term begins August 31
  • Second 8-week term begins October 19

New Schedule for Registration and Student Support

Beginning the week of August 31, we will begin our new fall schedule for Student Success Services. Students can get help with admissions, advising, testing and financial aid, or speak to someone in Student Life, the Wellness Center or the Registrar’s Office on North and South Campus.

Students can schedule virtual or on-campus appointments for Student Success Services.

  • Virtual appointments are available Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • On-campus appointments are limited availability and are offered as scheduled or drop-in appointments, Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 8 am. to 2 p.m.

How to Get Help:

  • To make an appointment and get help completing an application, please email admissions@rccc.edu.
  • Financial aid assistance is available at fin.aid@rccc.edu or 704-216-7222 (choose option three). Any student who has not completed an application for financial aid may do so at fafsa.gov. We are currently awarding financial aid for 2020-2021, so students may check their award status and financial information on their WebAdvisor/Self-Service account.
  • Students enrolled for the fall term are eligible for our Laptop Loaner Program. If you need a device, email helpdesk@rccc.edu or call 704-216-7200.
  • Prepare for classes by logging in to your student accounts. You can find help on the IS Help Desk website.

To view the full list of Student Services support options online, visit the support webpage.

Federal CARES Act Funding Eligibility

You may be eligible to receive $250.00 in emergency funding the week of October 26, 2020 to assist you this semester.

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The intent of this funding is to be used to assist college students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet. This is grant money, which means it does not have to be repaid. It should be used to assist with student expenses such as cost of attendance, or other needs such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.

Who is eligible?

Due to COVID-19, many of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College students have been impacted by COVID-19 and the need to move many courses to remote teaching or a hybrid model. Students who fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and are deemed eligible based on the basic federal eligibility criteria including, but not limited to, having a high school diploma or GED, being a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen, having a valid social security number, being registered with the selective service if you are a male, and being enrolled in an eligible degree/certificate program.

We hope this emergency award will relieve some of your financial burdens and allow you to continue to succeed in your courses.

What do I need to do to receive the money?

Rowan-Cabarrus partners with BankMobile to securely deliver your refunds. To receive your refund, you are required to let BankMobile know how you prefer to receive the money. The easiest way to do this is by going to refundselection.com and entering your personal code. If you cannot find your code, go to refundselection.com and click on Need A Code?
These are unprecedented and challenging times for all of us. We know you find yourselves with obstacles you never imagined having to overcome, and we want you to know we are here to help! We want you to continue your education, reach your goals, and fulfill your dreams of a better tomorrow.

If you have further concerns that we can help with, please let us know by completing the Student Assistance Form or by emailing fin.aid@rccc.edu.

Stay Well, Stay Connected

Our Fall 2020 plan, Stay Well. Stay Connected, outlines our priorities and procedures as we provide educational opportunities while ensuring the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. As the semester begins, Rowan-Cabarrus will continue online delivery for most courses, with a limited number of classes held in-person while maintaining safety guidelines as designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the North Carolina Community College System, state and local health offices, and our College leadership team.

Important COVID-19 Reminders

Employees, please remember that you must have approval from your Vice President or Chief Officer to be on campus. If you are approved to be on campus, your Cabinet member will arrange for you to have the necessary building access. If you have an approved need to be on campus regularly, your Cabinet member can arrange for a key or electronic access.

While on campus, all individuals are required to wear an appropriate face covering over the nose and mouth. Anyone who does not comply with the requirement to wear a face covering will be asked to leave campus and must have one before returning. Employees who fail to comply with campus safety protocols may face disciplinary action per the Personnel Actions for Violation of Employment Standards, and students who fail to comply will be in violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

Any student who believes they have a justifiable medical reason that will not allow compliance with the safety measures should submit a request for reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to Student Success Services. All employees who seek reasonable accommodations are encouraged to submit the ADA Accommodation Request form to Human Resources. All requests must be submitted with sufficient time for review and action before returning to campus.

While on campus, please practice the “3 Ws” as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Wear a face covering, wait six feet apart to avoid close contact with others, and wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer. If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with a tissue, then discard the tissue and wash your hands thoroughly. Take care not to touch your face after touching surfaces.

Important contacts information:

Once again, best wishes to everyone for a successful semester, and please remember that Rowan-Cabarrus is here to help. Don’t hesitate to ask!

August 19, 2020: Exciting Events and Helpful Tips & Federal CARES Act Funding Eligibility

We’re launching one of the most challenging semesters in Rowan-Cabarrus history, but we’re ready to make it one of the best. We’ve got this!

Exciting Events and Helpful Tips

Don’t miss the virtual student convocation tomorrow at noon as part of our Welcome Back Week. Connect online tomorrow at 12 p.m. for remarks from Rowan-Cabarrus President Dr. Carol Spalding, Vice President of Student Success Services Natasha Lipscomb, and Vice President of Academic Programs Dr. Michael Quillen. You’ll also hear students share thoughts on their personal educational journeys.

We may not all be together on campus, but we’re always here to help students navigate forward. Check out the Welcome Back Week webpage for a playlist of helpful videos designed to answer commonly asked questions about financial aid, using Blackboard, getting involved with clubs and student life activities, and how the library can help you with research and much more.

To mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s constitutional right to vote, Rowan-Cabarrus will host an exciting and informative women’s suffrage virtual event on Wednesday, August 26, from 1-2 p.m. via Zoom. The event, which is open to the public, will feature guest speaker Delores Johnson Hurt, president of the League of Women Voters Charlotte-Mecklenburg, as well as remarks by Dr. Carol Spalding. A panel discussion will follow including Ms. Hurt, Dr. Spalding and Rowan-Cabarrus Student Government Association President Taylor Brigman. For details and the program schedule, visit the event webpage.

Health Screening and Masks Required

All faculty, staff and students must wear a face covering and undergo a health screening before entering any campus building. If you’re attending classes on North Campus, health screenings will take place in your car before you park. All other campus locations will have health screenings at one single-entry door before you enter the building. You will receive a sticker verifying that you have completed the screening and are permitted to be on campus. Please wear this sticker so that it is visible at all times. Stickers are valid only for the day of the screening; once you leave the campus in your vehicle, you will need to be screened again upon returning. We will be limiting the doors that are open per building. Students should plan to use the main entrances to all campus facilities, except on North Campus where students can enter buildings through the courtyard or the main entrance of Building 400.

  • North Campus screening will be in front of Building 100.
  • On South Campus, all screening will take place at the main door to Building 1000.
  • At all other campus locations, screening will take place at the main door.

Registration and Student Support

Beginning the week of August 31, we will begin our NEW fall 2020 schedule for Student Success Services. Students can get help with admissions, advising, testing and financial aid, or speak to someone in Student Life, the Wellness Center or the Registrar’s Office on North and South Campus.

Students can schedule virtual or on-campus appointments for Student Success Services.

  • Virtual appointments are available Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • On-campus appointments are limited availability and are offered as scheduled or drop-in appointments, Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 8 am. to 2 p.m.

Additional Support:

    • To make an appointment and get help completing an application, please email admissions@rccc.edu.
    • Financial aid assistance is available at fin.aid@rccc.edu or 704-216-7222 (choose option three). Any student who has not completed an application for financial aid may do so at fafsa.gov. We are currently awarding financial aid for 2020-2021, so students may check their award status and financial information on their WebAdvisor/Self-Service account.
    • Students enrolled for the fall term are eligible for our Laptop Loaner Program. If you need a device, email helpdesk@rccc.edu or call 704-216-7200.
    • Prepare for classes by logging in to your student accounts. You can find help on the IS Help Desk website.

To view the full list of Student Services support options online, visit the support webpage.

Federal CARES Act Funding Eligibility

You may be eligible to receive $250.00 in emergency funding the week of October 26, 2020 to assist you this semester.

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The intent of this funding is to be used to assist college students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet. This is grant money, which means it does not have to be repaid. It should be used to assist with student expenses such as cost of attendance, or other needs such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.

Who is eligible?

Due to COVID-19, many of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College students have been impacted by COVID-19 and the need to move many courses to remote teaching or a hybrid model. Students who fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and are deemed eligible based on the basic federal eligibility criteria including, but not limited to, having a high school diploma or GED, being a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen, having a valid social security number, being registered with the selective service if you are a male, and being enrolled in an eligible degree/certificate program.

We hope this emergency award will relieve some of your financial burdens and allow you to continue to succeed in your courses.

What do I need to do to receive the money?

Rowan-Cabarrus partners with BankMobile to securely deliver your refunds. To receive your refund, you are required to let BankMobile know how you prefer to receive the money. The easiest way to do this is by going to refundselection.com and entering your personal code. If you cannot find your code, go to refundselection.com and click on Need A Code?
These are unprecedented and challenging times for all of us. We know you find yourselves with obstacles you never imagined having to overcome, and we want you to know we are here to help! We want you to continue your education, reach your goals, and fulfill your dreams of a better tomorrow.

If you have further concerns that we can help with, please let us know by completing the Student Assistance Form or by emailing fin.aid@rccc.edu.

Stay Well, Stay Connected

Our Fall 2020 plan, Stay Well. Stay Connected, outlines our priorities and procedures as we provide educational opportunities while ensuring the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. As the semester begins, Rowan-Cabarrus will continue online delivery for most courses, with a limited number of classes held in-person while maintaining safety guidelines as designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the North Carolina Community College System, state and local health offices, and our College leadership team.

Fall 2020 Dates to Remember

  • Our 16-week and first 8-week courses began Monday, August 17
  • Minimester 14-week term begins August 31
  • Second 8-week term begins October 19

Important COVID-19 Reminders

Employees, please remember that you must have approval from your Vice President or Chief Officer to be on campus for any essential tasks. If you are approved to be on campus, your VP/CO will arrange for you to have the necessary building access. If you have an approved need to be on campus regularly, your VP/CO can arrange for a key or electronic access.

As of now, employees are self-screening. Please do not enter a campus building if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.
For limited classes, labs and other training that are conducted on campus, we continue to follow recommended health screenings, social distancing, face covering and disinfecting measures. Students will undergo temperature checks and health screenings prior to entering buildings.

While on campus, all individuals are required to wear an appropriate face covering over the nose and mouth. Anyone who does not comply with the requirement to wear a face covering will be asked to leave campus and must have one before returning. Employees who fail to comply with campus safety protocols may face disciplinary action per the Personnel Actions for Violation of Employment Standards, and students who fail to comply will be in violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

Any student who believes they have a justifiable medical reason that will not allow compliance with the safety measures should submit a request for reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to Student Success Services. All employees who seek reasonable accommodations are encouraged to submit the ADA Accommodation Request form to Human Resources. All requests must be submitted with sufficient time for review and action before returning to campus.

While on campus, please practice the “3 Ws” as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Wear a face covering, wait six feet apart to avoid close contact with others, and wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer. If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with a tissue, then discard the tissue and wash your hands thoroughly. Take care not to touch your face after touching surfaces.

Below are important contacts for assistance:

Best of luck to everyone for a successful fall semester!

August 12, 2020: Welcome Back Week & Health & Safety Protocols on All Campuses

As we make the final preparations for a new semester of learning and achievement, we’re excited to kick off the new term with our Welcome Back Week beginning Monday, August 17 and culminating with student convocation on Thursday, August 20. We hope you will mark your calendars, so you don’t miss these wonderful events!

Monday, August 17 and Tuesday, August 18
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Doughnuts and Directions for students enrolled in on-campus classes
North Campus Building 100 at the Student Life tent
South Campus Building 1000 at the Student Life tent

Wednesday, August 19
11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Welcome Back Virtual Block Party via Zoom
Meeting ID: 991 5993 7063
Passcode: 048944

Thursday, August 20
Virtual Student Convocation
12 p.m. via YouTube
Welcome Back Week
This virtual event will feature remarks from Rowan-Cabarrus President Dr. Carol Spalding, Vice President of Student Success Services Natasha Lipscomb, and Vice President of Academic Programs Dr. Michael Quillen. You’ll also hear from some of our students who are continuing to navigate forward in the pursuit of their education.

To learn more about these events and view our Student Life videos on the top things you need to know, visit our Welcome Back Week webpage.

Health and Safety Update

As the fall semester begins on August 17, we will continue our health and safety protocols on all campuses. All faculty, staff and students must wear a face covering and undergo a health screening before entering any campus building. You will receive a sticker verifying that you have completed the screening and are permitted to be on campus. Please wear this sticker so that it is visible at all times. Stickers are valid only for the day of the screening; once you leave the campus in your vehicle, you will need to be screened again if you return. Please allow additional time to go through the screening process, and students and faculty should plan to arrive at least 20 minutes before the start of their class.

  • On North Campus, you will enter the campus via the Jake Alexander Boulevard entrance and proceed to be screened in your vehicle before parking. The screening will take place in front of Building 100, and there will be signage to direct you. Please note that the Building 600 parking lot will be closed, and faculty, staff and students will park in the lots adjacent to buildings 100 and 400.
  • On South Campus, all screening will take place at the main door to Building 1000. You must enter Building 1000 and proceed to other buildings from there.
  • At all other campus locations, screening will take place at the main door.

Registration and Student Support

Rowan-Cabarrus is making it easy for students to enroll and prepare for classes, with virtual and in-person support. Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should use virtual support.

  • Virtual Drop-In: Students who have a quick question may speak with advising and registration staff via Zoom from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday at or by emailing advising@rccc.edu.
  • In-Person Drop-In: Financial aid, advising and admissions help is available at North and South Campus through August 20, from 9 a.m. until noon Tuesday-Thursday. Students simply drive to the check-in tents in the parking lot upon arrival (Building 100 at North and Building 1000 at South), and we’ll call or text when staff is ready to see you. Students must wear a face covering on campus, undergo a screening before entering the building, and practice social distancing.
  • Additional Support:
    • To make an appointment and get help completing an application, please email admissions@rccc.edu.
    • Financial aid assistance is available at fin.aid@rccc.edu or 704-216-7222 (choose option three). Any student who has not completed an application for financial aid may do so at fafsa.gov. We are currently awarding financial aid for 2020-2021, so students may check their award status and financial information on their WebAdvisor/Self-Service account.
    • Students enrolled for the fall term are eligible for our Laptop Loaner Program. If you need a device, email helpdesk@rccc.edu or call 704-216-7200.
    • Prepare for classes by logging in to your student accounts. You can find help on the IS Help Desk website.

To view the full list of Student Services support options online, visit the support webpage.

Stay Well, Stay Connected

Our Fall 2020 plan, Stay Well. Stay Connected, outlines our priorities and procedures as we provide educational opportunities while ensuring the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. As the semester begins, Rowan-Cabarrus will continue online delivery for most courses, with a limited number of classes held in-person while maintaining safety guidelines as designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the North Carolina Community College System, state and local health offices, and our College leadership team.

Fall 2020 Dates to Remember

  • Fall registration is open, with 16-week and first 8-week courses beginning August 17
  • Minimester 14-week term begins August 31
  • Second 8-week term begins October 19

Important COVID-19 Reminders

Employees, please remember that you must have approval from your Vice President or Chief Officer to be on campus for any essential tasks. If you are approved to be on campus, your VP/CO will arrange for you to have the necessary building access. If you have an approved need to be on campus regularly, your VP/CO can arrange for a key or electronic access.

As of now, employees are self-screening. Please do not enter a campus building if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.
For limited classes, labs and other training that are conducted on campus, we continue to follow recommended health screenings, social distancing, face covering and disinfecting measures. Students will undergo temperature checks and health screenings prior to entering buildings.

While on campus, all individuals are required to wear an appropriate face covering over the nose and mouth. Anyone who does not comply with the requirement to wear a face covering will be asked to leave campus and must have one before returning. Employees who fail to comply with campus safety protocols may face disciplinary action per the Personnel Actions for Violation of Employment Standards, and students who fail to comply will be in violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

Any student who believes they have a justifiable medical reason that will not allow compliance with the safety measures should submit a request for reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to Student Success Services. All employees who seek reasonable accommodations are encouraged to submit the ADA Accommodation Request form to Human Resources. All requests must be submitted with sufficient time for review and action before returning to campus.

While on campus, please practice the “3 Ws” as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Wear a face covering, wait six feet apart to avoid close contact with others, and wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer. If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with a tissue, then discard the tissue and wash your hands thoroughly. Take care not to touch your face after touching surfaces.

Below are important contacts for assistance:

These are challenging times, but Rowan-Cabarrus is a place where challenges are met and conquered every day. Let’s navigate forward and make Fall 2020 the best it can be!

August 6, 2020: Phase 2 Extension & Student Enrollment and Preparation for Fall 2020

As Rowan-Cabarrus prepares to begin the Fall 2020 semester along with other colleges, universities and K-12 public and private schools, Governor Roy Cooper announced on Wednesday that Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan will be extended until at least September 11, keeping COVID-19 restrictions in place through the Labor Day weekend.

The College will continue to operate according to our established safety and screening protocols as we offer limited services and classes in person on our campuses. The majority of our instruction and services will be delivered remotely.

Student Enrollment and Preparation for Fall 2020

The College is making it easy for students to enroll and prepare for classes, with virtual and in-person support. Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should use virtual support.

Virtual Drop-In: Students who have a quick question may speak with advising and registration staff via Zoom from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday at https://zoom.us/j/96729227258 or by emailing advising@rccc.edu.

In-Person Drop-In: Financial aid, advising and admissions help is available at North and South Campus through August 20, from 9 a.m. until noon Tuesday-Thursday. Students simply drive to the check-in tents in the parking lot upon arrival (Building 100 at North and Building 1000 at South), and we’ll call or text when staff is ready to see you. Students must wear a face covering on campus, undergo a screening before entering the building, and practice social distancing.

Additional Support

  • To make an appointment and get help with completing an application, please email admissions@rccc.edu.
  • Financial aid assistance is available at fin.aid@rccc.edu or 704-216-7222 (choose option 3). Any student who has not completed an application for financial aid may do so at fafsa.gov. We are currently awarding financial aid for 2020-21, so students may check their award status and financial information on their WebAdvisor/Self-Service account.
  • Students enrolled for the fall term are eligible for our Laptop Loaner Program. If you need a device, email helpdesk@rccc.edu or call 704-216-7200.
  • Prepare for classes by logging in to your student accounts. You can find help on the IS Help Desk website.

To view the full list of Student Services support options online, visit their support webpage.

Stay Well, Stay Connected

While Fall 2020 may be different, we are confident that it will be a semester of great accomplishment. Together, we will prove our resilience and commitment to the goal of changing lives through the power of learning.

Our Fall 2020 plan, Stay Well. Stay Connected, outlines our priorities and procedures as we provide educational opportunities while ensuring the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. As the semester begins, Rowan-Cabarrus will continue online delivery for most courses, with a limited number of classes held in-person while maintaining safety guidelines as designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the North Carolina Community College System, state and local health offices, and our College leadership team.

Important Dates to Remember for Fall 2020

  • Fall registration is NOW OPEN!
  • Fall 16-week and first 8-week courses begin August 17
  • Minimester 14-week term begins August 31
  • Second 8-week term begins October 19

COVID-19 Safety on Campus

Employees, please remember that you must have approval from your Vice President or Chief Officer to be on campus for any essential tasks. If you are approved to be on campus, your Cabinet member will arrange for you to have the necessary building access. If you have an approved need to be on campus regularly, your VP/CO can arrange for a key or electronic access.

As of now, employees are self-screening. Please do not enter a campus building if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.
For limited classes, labs and other training that are conducted on campus, we continue to follow recommended health screenings, social distancing, face covering and disinfecting measures. Students will undergo temperature checks and health screenings prior to entering buildings.

While on campus, all individuals are required to wear an appropriate face covering over the nose and mouth. Anyone who does not comply with the requirement to wear a face covering will be asked to leave campus and must have one before returning. Employees who fail to comply with campus safety protocols may face disciplinary action per the Personnel Actions for Violation of Employment Standards, and students who fail to comply will be in violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

Any student who believes they have a justifiable medical reason that will not allow compliance with the safety measures should submit a request for reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to Student Success Services. All employees who seek reasonable accommodations are encouraged to submit the ADA Accommodation Request form to Human Resources. All requests must be submitted with sufficient time for review and action before returning to campus.

While on campus, please practice the “3 Ws” as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Wear a face covering, wait six feet apart to avoid close contact with others, and wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer. If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with a tissue, then discard the tissue and wash your hands thoroughly. Take care not to touch your face after touching surfaces.

As we all work together to meet the challenges presented by COVID-19, below are important contacts for assistance through the College:

These are challenging times, but Rowan-Cabarrus is a place where challenges are met and conquered every day. Let’s navigate forward and make Fall 2020 the best it can be!

July 29, 2020: In-person & Virtual Drop-ins with Financial Aid, Advising and Admissions & Import Dates to Remember

With less than a month from the start of the fall semester, we are working hard to continue to focus on student success. Student Success Services is offering virtual and in-person drop-in opportunities for students to receive admissions, financial aid, advising and registration services. Additional services, such as transcripts and records, veterans services, career and job-search resources and wellness center assistance, are available virtually, by appointment only.

In-Person Drop-In

Newly available in-person drop-ins with Financial Aid, Advising and Admissions are now available on campus through Thursday, August 20, on North Campus and South Campus, from 9 a.m. – noon, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Students who come on campus should proceed to the check-in tents upon arrival. Once students are checked-in, they will receive a phone call or text when it is time for their appointment.

Check-in Locations:

  • North Campus check-in is located at the corner of Building 100
  • South Campus check-in is located in front of Building 1000

Students choosing to drop-in must comply with College safety protocols and wear a face covering, maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet and be screened prior to entering the building for their session. Students should not come to campus if they are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 and should use virtual support options by emailing advising@rccc.edu.

Virtual Drop-In

Students who are unable to come to campus but have a quick question can take advantage of the new virtual drop-ins to speak with advising and registration staff. Virtual drop-ins are available through Zoom, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., now through August 20.

Zoom Drop-In Access: https://zoom.us/j/96729227258

Now through Thursday, August 20

Admissions Financial Aid, and Advising Support

Additionally, students can take advantage of other opportunities for support through Student Success.

  • The Navigation Station is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., by appointment only, to assist with applications, payments, residency requirements and other issues. To make an appointment, please email admissions@rccc.edu.
  • Our financial aid experts are available to assist with any financial needs. Any student who has not completed an application for financial aid may do so at fafsa.gov. We are currently awarding financial aid for 2020-21, so students may check their award status and financial information on their WebAdvisor/Self-Service account. For more information, contact fin.aid@rccc.edu or 704-216-7222 (choose option 3).
  • The advising team is available to help students find their best schedule, register for classes and explore their educational and career goals.

The following advisors are able to assist with specific areas:

Program of Study Rowan County Advisor Cabarrus County Advisor
Associate in Arts / Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts Donna Crook
donna.crook@rccc.edu
Joy Haynes joy.haynes@rccc.edu
Associate in Science / Associate in Engineering Brandi Wardell brandi.wardell@rccc.edu Katina Foster katina.foster@rccc.edu
Pre-Nursing Robin Seropian robin.seropian@rccc.edu Pat Cannon pat.cannon@rccc.edu
Pre-RAD, Pre-OTA, Pre-DA, Pre-PTA, Associate in General Education Ellen Troutman ellen.troutman@rccc.edu Marcia Miller marcia.miller@rccc.edu
AAS Degree Last Name A-M Autumn Kinnaird autumn.kinnaird@rccc.edu Victoria Renehan victoria.renehan@rccc.edu
AAS Degree Last Name N-Z Dr. A’Lelianne Warren alelianne.warren@rccc.edu Tammara Walker tammara.walker@rccc.edu

 

To view the list of support options online, visit https://www.rccc.edu/support/.

Rowan-Cabarrus is continuing to meet the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are grateful for the students, faculty and staff who have remained flexible and steadfast in the pursuit of our goal of changing lives through the power of learning.

As a reminder, the Stay Well. Stay Connected. Fall 2020 plan was shared last week to outline our priorities and procedures as we provide educational opportunities while ensuring the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. As the Fall 2020 semester begins, Rowan-Cabarrus will continue online delivery for most courses, with a limited number of classes held in-person while maintaining safety guidelines as designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the North Carolina Community College System, state and local health offices, and our College leadership team.

Important Dates to Remember for Fall 2020

  • Fall registration is NOW OPEN!
  • Fall 16-week and first 8-week courses begin August 17
  • Minimester 14-week term begins August 31
  • Second 8-week term begins October 19

COVID-19 Reminder

As a friendly reminder, employees must have approval from your Vice President to be on campus for any essential tasks. Otherwise, you should not come to campus. If you are approved to be on campus, your VP will arrange for you to have the necessary building access. If you have an approved need to be on campus regularly, your VP can arrange for a key or electronic access.

As of now, employees are self-screening and should not enter a building if they have any fever or symptoms of COVID-19.
For limited classes, labs and other training that are conducted on campus, we continue to follow recommended health screenings, social distancing, face covering and disinfecting measures. Students will undergo temperature checks and health screenings prior to entering buildings.

While on campus, all individuals are required to wear an appropriate face covering over the nose and mouth. Anyone who does not comply with the requirement to wear a face covering will be asked to leave campus and must have one before returning. Employees who fail to comply with campus safety protocols may face disciplinary action per the Personnel Actions for Violation of Employment Standards, and students who fail to comply will be in violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

Any student who believes they have a justifiable medical reason that will not allow compliance with the safety measures should submit a request for reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to Student Success Services. All employees who seek reasonable accommodations are encouraged to submit the ADA Accommodation Request form to Human Resources. All requests must be submitted with sufficient time for review and action before returning to campus.

While on campus, please practice the “3 Ws” as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Wear a face covering, wait six feet apart to avoid close contact with others, and wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer. If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with a tissue, then discard the tissue and wash your hands thoroughly. Take care not to touch your face after touching surfaces.

As we all work together to meet the challenges presented by COVID-19, below are important contacts for assistance through the College:

Again, we are only a month away from Fall 2020! Thanks to our entire Rowan-Cabarrus family for making sure students are prepared to navigate forward on August 17!

July 22, 2020: Stay Well. Stay Connected. Fall 2020 Plan

Stay Well. Stay Connected.

How Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is Navigating Forward during COVID-19

At Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, our students, faculty, staff and community are at the center of all that we do. Together, we continue to meet the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are grateful for the students, faculty and staff who have remained flexible and steadfast in the pursuit of our goal of changing lives through the power of learning.

During this time, it is more important than ever to Stay Well and Stay Connected. This plan outlines our priorities and procedures as we provide educational opportunities while working to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff.

As the Fall 2020 semester begins, Rowan-Cabarrus will continue online delivery for most courses, with a limited number of classes held in-person while maintaining safety guidelines as designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the North Carolina Community College System, state and local health offices, and our College leadership team.

We are consistently monitoring the rapid changes that accompany this pandemic. While we are optimistic that we will be on campus together soon, our top priority is to provide quality educational opportunities in a safe and healthy environment for our students, faculty and staff. Our fall plans have been developed with the most current information available and we may adjust our plans for delivering instruction and services as we receive new information throughout the semester.

For the complete plan, visit our Fall 2020 webpage.

July 15, 2020: Student Services Updates & Virtual Open House Information

As a friendly reminder, the majority of courses for the Fall 2020 term will be offered online. Courses with labs or that require a face-to-face component will be taught in a hybrid approach with both face-to-face and online instruction. The hybrid course delivery option allows us to ensure that we can provide appropriate social distancing in the classroom.

There are many resources available to support students as they register for fall courses and create their academic plan. Our student success team is accessible virtually and in-person by appointment only. As you finalize your fall plans, please utilize the resources below to help you navigate forward.

Admissions

  • The Navigation Station is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., by appointment only, to assist with applications, payments, residency requirements and other issues. To make an appointment, please email admissions@rccc.edu.

Financial Aid

  • Our financial aid experts are available to assist with any financial needs. If you need financial assistance for the upcoming year, you could be eligible for federal financial aid, which is a grant and not a loan. Pell grants (up to $6,345 per year depending on student eligibility) will cover more than the cost of the College’s affordable tuition.
  • Any student who has not completed an application for financial aid may do so at www.fafsa.gov. Financial aid packages are currently being awarded for 2020-2021, so students may check their award status and financial information on their WebAdvisor/Self-Service account. For more information, contact fin.aid@rccc.edu or 704-216-7222 (choose option 3).

Student Wellness Center

  • Students who need assistance can access free services through the Student Assistance Program for themselves and immediate family members 24/7/365. Counseling, legal services, financial services and online services can also be accessed by calling 800-633-3353.
  • The COVID-19 Assistance Form is also available. Please submit a form to let us know how we can support you during this time.

Advising

  • The advising team is available to help students find their best schedule, register for classes and explore their educational and career goals.

The following advisors are able to assist with specific areas:

Program of Study Rowan County Advisor Cabarrus County Advisor
Associate in Arts / Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts Donna Crook
donna.crook@rccc.edu
Joy Haynes joy.haynes@rccc.edu
Associate in Science / Associate in Engineering Brandi Wardell brandi.wardell@rccc.edu Katina Foster katina.foster@rccc.edu
Pre-Nursing Robin Seropian robin.seropian@rccc.edu Pat Cannon pat.cannon@rccc.edu
Pre-RAD, Pre-OTA, Pre-DA, Pre-PTA, Associate in General Education Ellen Troutman ellen.troutman@rccc.edu Marcia Miller marcia.miller@rccc.edu
AAS Degree Last Name A-M Autumn Kinnaird autumn.kinnaird@rccc.edu Victoria Renehan victoria.renehan@rccc.edu
AAS Degree Last Name N-Z Dr. A’Lelianne Warren alelianne.warren@rccc.edu Tammara Walker tammara.walker@rccc.edu

 

Virtual Open House

We hope you will join us in spreading the word about our virtual open house, “Zooming into Your Future,” scheduled for July 27-31. Current and prospective students can learn more about the College and hear from leaders all week. Each day, videos from different departments will highlight the programs, resources and experiences available at Rowan-Cabarrus.

Videos will be posted on the College’s Facebook page as follows:

  • Monday, July 27, 11:00 a.m. – Advising and Academics
  • Tuesday, July 28, 11:00 a.m. – Academic Program Chairs
  • Wednesday, July 29, 11:00 a.m. – Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, Information Technology, and Continuing Education
  • Thursday, July 30, 11:00 a.m. – Student Life and Wellness Services

The virtual open house will conclude with a live Zoom conference Friday from 12-1 p.m. To register, visit www.rccc.edu/voh. The first 25 people to register will receive a swag bag, and Zoom attendees will have a chance to win prizes.

COVID-19 Update

As a friendly reminder, faculty/staff must have approval from their Vice President to be on campus for essential tasks. If you are approved to be on campus, your Cabinet member will arrange for you to have the necessary building access. If you have an approved need to be on campus regularly, you may submit a School Dude request (with vice president/chief officer approval) for electronic access or a key.

As of now, employees are self-screening and should not enter a building if they have any fever or symptom of COVID-19.
For limited classes, labs and other trainings being conducted on campus, we continue to follow recommended health screenings, social distancing, face covering and disinfecting measures. Students will undergo temperature checks and health screenings prior to entering buildings.

While on campus, all individuals are required to wear an appropriate face covering over the nose and mouth. Anyone who does not comply with the requirement to wear a face covering will be asked to leave campus and must have one before returning. Employees who fail to comply with campus safety protocols may face disciplinary action per the Personnel Actions for Violation of Employment Standards, and students who fail to comply will be in violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

Any student who believes they have a justifiable medical reason that will not allow compliance with the safety measures should submit a request for reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Office of Accessibility in Student Success Services. All employees who seek reasonable accommodations are encouraged to submit the ADA Accommodation Request form to Human Resources. All requests must be submitted with sufficient time for review and action before returning to campus.

While on campus, please practice the “3 Ws” as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Wear a face covering, wait six feet apart to avoid close contact with others, and wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer. If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with a tissue, then discard the tissue and wash your hands thoroughly. Take care not to touch your face after touching surfaces.

As we all work together to meet the challenges presented by COVID-19, below are important contacts for assistance through the College:

Again, we are only a month away from Fall 2020! Thanks to our entire Rowan-Cabarrus family for making sure students are prepared to navigate forward on August 17!

July 8, 2020: Testing Center Working to Complete Student Testing & Wellness Counselors Available for Free Assistance

We’re less than six weeks away from the beginning of fall semester, and the entire Rowan-Cabarrus community is dedicated to making sure students will be enrolled, connected and prepared to navigate forward on August 17!

Instructors are focused on creating online classes that deliver the top-notch experience that Rowan-Cabarrus students have come to expect. Our students rave about the personal attention and care they receive from our faculty, and we are determined to continue to support, encourage and educate them in a manner second to none.

The Career and Academic Advising team are pros at providing one-on-one guidance to answer questions as students decide on their educational plan and career goals. They help students understand their schedule and assist with registering for classes. For assistance, please contact your advisor through Navigate or email the advising center at advising@rccc.edu to be connected to your advisor.

Our qualified testing center staff is working to make sure students and others can complete their testing and assessment requirements, including health program admissions, GED and placement testing. If you have questions or need information about testing, contact Kathy Hall at kathy.hall@rccc.edu.

We understand that students may find themselves struggling emotionally from the circumstances and challenges resulting from COVID-19. Our wellness counselors are available to offer free assistance, including resources for students who may have food insecurity. For wellness services, email Misty Moler at misty.moler@rccc.edu.

With the transition to online learning due to COVID-19, we want to make sure that students have access to the technology needed to complete their studies. Students who need a laptop may fill out the COVID-19 Assistance Form. The Information Services division offers technical support to students, faculty and staff.

To make sure that we provide a safe environment for everyone, Rowan-Cabarrus has all recommended protocols in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It is critical that all students, faculty and staff who need to be on campus comply with safety procedures. We are following recommended precautions including health screenings, social distancing, face covering and disinfecting measures.

All individuals will undergo a temperature check and health screening prior to entering campus buildings. While on campus, all individuals are required to wear an appropriate face covering over the nose and mouth. Anyone who does not comply with the requirement to wear a face covering will be asked to leave campus and must have one before returning. Employees who fail to comply with campus safety protocols may face disciplinary action per the Personnel Actions for Violation of Employment Standards, and students who fail to comply will be in violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

Any student who believes they have a justifiable medical reason that will not allow compliance with the safety measures should submit a request for reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Office of Accessibility in Student Success Services. All employees who seek reasonable accommodations are encouraged to submit the ADA Accommodation Request form to Human Resources. All requests must be submitted with sufficient time for review and action before returning to campus.

While on campus, please practice the “3 Ws” as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Wear a face covering, wait six feet apart to avoid close contact with others, and wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer. If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with a tissue, then discard the tissue and wash your hands thoroughly. Take care not to touch your face after touching surfaces.

As we all work together to meet the challenges presented by COVID-19, below are important contacts for assistance through the College:

Phase 2 of Governor Roy Cooper’s reopening plan for North Carolina remains in effect through Friday, July 17. All employees and students should continue to follow all recommended safety precautions.

All across the College, faculty and staff are dedicated to the same goal we have always had: improving lives through the power of learning. Thank you and stay well!

July 1, 2020: Small Business Center’s New BRACE Program & Practice the CDC's “3 Ws”

Rowan-Cabarrus is making strides in serving summer students and preparing for the upcoming fall semester. Everyone’s hard work is appreciated as we continue enrollment and plan the best course delivery strategies to ensure the safety of students and instructors.

Whether online, hybrid or in person, we are committed to making sure our classes offer an excellent academic experience, no matter what the circumstances. We know these are challenging and uncertain times for students, and we are providing a variety of support opportunities, including free tutoring, counseling and wellness services, financial aid and access to laptops, personal assistance from our advising team, and much more. We are here for you! Students can request help with any need by filling out the COVID-19 Assistance Form.

As registration continues for fall classes set to begin on August 17, we have hired three new career readiness advisors who will be available to assist current students as well as take appointments from the public to assist people looking for new careers or considering changing careers. Our entire advising team working hard to help students plan and register for the Fall 2020 term. Students may schedule advising appointments by contacting their assigned advisor or emailing advising@rccc.edu.

As always, Rowan-Cabarrus continues to support our community in many ways, including the Small Business Center’s new BRACE (Business Rebound as COVID-19 Evolves) program, which offers free professional counseling and recovery advice to businesses that have been affected by COVID-19 restrictions. Business owners in Rowan or Cabarrus counties interested in this service may email sbc@rccc.edu for details.

Since we are now conducting some classes and services on campus, it is critical that all students, faculty and staff comply with all safety procedures. While some precautions may be inconvenient, these measures are necessary in the COVID-19 environment, and everyone’s cooperation is required and appreciated.

We are following recommended health screenings, social distancing, face covering and disinfecting measures to diminish the possible spread of COVID-19. All individuals will undergo a temperature check and screening before entering campus buildings. Arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to go through the screening process.

While on campus, all individuals will be required to wear an appropriate face covering over the nose and mouth. Anyone who does not comply with the requirement to wear a face covering will be asked to leave campus and must have one before returning. Employees who fail to comply with campus safety protocols may be out of compliance with the Personnel Actions for Violation of Employment Standards and may face disciplinary action, and students who fail to comply will be in violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

Any student who believes they have a justifiable medical reason that will not allow compliance with the safety measures should submit a request for reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to Office of Accessibility in Student Success Services. All employees who seek reasonable accommodations are encouraged to submit the ADA Accommodation Request form to Human Resources. All requests must be submitted with sufficient time for review and action before returning to campus.

You should only come to campus if you are involved in an approved class, task or activity. Please remain on the floor where your class or service is located and maintain social distancing to the greatest extent possible, including during break periods and restroom visits. No more than three people should be in a restroom at the same time.

While on campus, please practice the “3 Ws” as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Wear a face covering, wait six feet apart to avoid close contact with others, and wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer. If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with a tissue, then discard the tissue and wash your hands thoroughly. Take care not to touch your face after touching surfaces.

If you are sick, please stay home. Anyone on campus who experiences fever, cough or any symptom associated with COVID-19 should leave immediately and seek clearance by a medical professional before returning. Instructors will work with students to make up any missed assignments.

As we all work together to meet the challenges presented by COVID-19, please remember that Rowan-Cabarrus is here to help:

Phase 2 of Governor Roy Cooper’s reopening plan for North Carolina remains in effect through Friday, July 17. All employees and students should continue to follow all recommended safety precautions.

June 24, 2020: Campus Safety Guidelines & Procedures & Classroom Instruction Methods for Fall

Thank you, Rowan-Cabarrus students, faculty and staff for your hard work, patience and perseverance as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 landscape. College leaders are meeting daily to determine the plan for delivery of classes and services for the fall semester, and additional details will be coming soon.

Summer Term Course Offerings

Although the majority of courses are currently being delivered online for the summer term, we are gradually returning some classes, services and activities to our campuses. During this time, it is critical that everyone understand and comply with all safety guidelines and procedures to ensure that we can provide a healthy environment for all. We understand that some of the precautions may be inconvenient, but these measures are necessary for us to move forward, and your cooperation is required and appreciated.

Campus Safety Guidelines & Procedures

At this time, only individuals involved in an approved class, task or activity should come to campus. Buildings will remain locked unless an approved course is being conducted within, and specific doors will be identified for entry. Building occupants may use any door to exit the building in case of emergency.

We are implementing all recommended health screenings, social distancing, face covering and disinfecting measures to diminish the possible spread of COVID-19. All individuals will undergo a temperature check and screening before entering campus buildings. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes early to allow time to go through the screening process.

While on campus, all individuals will be required to wear an appropriate face covering over the nose and mouth. COVID-19 spreads via respiratory droplets, and face coverings are one of the most effective tools for minimizing the risk.

Anyone who does not comply with the requirement to wear a face covering will be asked to leave campus and must have one before returning. Employees who fail to comply with campus safety protocols may be in violation of the Personnel Actions for Violation of Employment Standards and may face disciplinary action, and students who fail to comply will be in violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

Any student who believes they have a justifiable medical reason that will not allow compliance with the safety measures should submit a request for reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to Student Success Services. All employees who seek reasonable accommodations are encouraged to submit the ADA Accommodation Request form to Human Resources. All requests must be submitted with sufficient time for review and action before returning to campus.

While you are on campus, please remain on the floor where your class or service is located and maintain social distancing to the greatest extent possible, including during break periods and restroom visits. No more than three people should be in a restroom at the same time.

While on campus, please practice the “3 Ws” as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Wear a face covering, wait six feet apart to avoid close contact with others, and wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer. If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with a tissue, then discard the tissue and wash your hands thoroughly. Take care not to touch your face after touching surfaces.

The College is implementing enhanced daily cleaning and disinfecting, as well as providing disinfectant and cleaning supplies for faculty, staff and students to clean and sanitize their work spaces, classrooms and equipment.

If you are sick, please stay home. Anyone on campus who experiences fever, cough or any symptom associated with COVID-19 should leave immediately and seek clearance by a medical professional before returning. Instructors will work with students to make up any missed assignments.

Classroom Instruction Methods for Fall

The College continues to be committed to providing an excellent academic experience to our students. Registration continues for the fall semester, with classes beginning on Monday, August 17. The majority of courses for the Fall 2020 term will be offered online. Courses with labs or that require a face-to-face component will be taught in a hybrid approach with both face-to-face and online instruction. The hybrid course delivery option allows us to ensure that we can provide appropriate social distancing in the classroom. Our faculty and staff members remain committed to participating in a variety of training opportunities to continue to adopt best practices for online teaching. If you have questions about fall course offerings or are interested in registering, please contact an advisors via email at advising@rccc.edu. We are here to help!

The COVID-19 Assistance Form is still available for students who may need support to remain focused on their educational path.

Here are some additional resources for quick reference:

Phase 2 of Governor Roy Cooper’s reopening plan for North Carolina remains in effect through Friday, July 17. All employees and students should continue to follow all recommended safety precautions.

Once again, we appreciate your cooperation and continued commitment to Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. We are in this together as we meet the challenges of the unprecedented and constantly evolving situation presented by COVID-19. Thank you!

June 17, 2020: Cloth Face Covering Required on Campus & Follow CDC's Recommendation of the “3 Ws”

As you know, we have begun a gradual return of limited classes and services to our campuses with detailed health and safety guidelines in place. We are implementing all recommended health screenings, social distancing, face covering and disinfecting measures to diminish the possible spread of COVID-19 as we move through our summer session and look ahead to fall.

The majority of summer courses and most services continue to be delivered online, with some labs, trainings, testing and student services now being conducted in person. If you need to be on campus, please comply with all COVID-19 protocols to ensure that we maintain a safe environment for everyone.

All individuals will undergo a temperature check and screening before entering campus buildings. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes early to allow time to go through the screening process.

While on campus, all individuals will be required to wear a cloth face covering over the nose and mouth while in hallways, classrooms and common areas. COVID-19 spreads via respiratory droplets, and face coverings are one of the most effective tools for minimizing the risk.

Anyone who does not comply with the requirement to wear a face covering will be asked to leave campus and must have one before returning. Employees who fail to comply with campus safety protocols may face disciplinary action, and students who fail to comply will be in violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

Anyone who believes they have a justifiable medical reason that will not allow compliance with the safety measures put in place should submit a request for reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to Student Success Services. Requests must be submitted with sufficient time for review and action before returning to campus.

While you are on campus, please remain on the floor where your class or service is located and maintain social distancing to the greatest extent possible, including during break periods and restroom visits. No more than three people should be in a restroom at the same time.

In accordance with current Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations, remember to practice the “3 Ws” while on campus: Wear a face covering, wait six feet apart to avoid close contact with others, and wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer. If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with a tissue, then discard the tissue and wash your hands thoroughly. Take care not to touch your face after touching surfaces.

The College is implementing enhanced daily cleaning and disinfecting of occupied spaces, as well as providing disinfectant and cleaning supplies for faculty, staff and students to clean and sanitize their work spaces, classrooms and equipment.

Anyone on campus who experiences fever, cough or any symptom associated with COVID-19 should leave campus immediately and should not return until cleared by a medical professional. If you are sick, please stay home!

College administrators have been in close consultation with local and state authorities and health care providers throughout the COVID-19 crisis, and our procedures for returning to campus follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the North Carolina Community College System. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 developments and will revise protocols as needed to ensure the safety of our campus community.

Registration continues for the fall semester, with classes set to begin Monday, August 17. Advisors are available via email at advising@rccc.edu to assist and answer questions.

The COVID-19 Assistance Form is still available for students who may need support to remain focused on their educational path.

Here are some additional resources for quick reference:

Phase 2 of Governor Roy Cooper’s reopening plan for North Carolina remains in effect through June 26. All employees and students should continue to follow all recommended safety precautions.

Thank you for continuing to help Rowan-Cabarrus Community College continue to navigate forward through these unprecedented times. We truly care about your health and safety and thank you for your cooperation.

June 10, 2020: The College Offers a Variety of Activities and Resources & Online Registration Continues

While we are not all together as we settle into the summer term, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is as active and vital as ever. We continue to deliver courses online, enroll students for upcoming classes, conduct a limited number of labs and trainings on our campuses, and support our students as they continue on their educational path in a challenging and ever-changing environment.

As always, the College offers a variety of activities and resources to ensure student involvement and success. From online events moderated by the Student Life team to workshops offered by the library, there are many ways to stay engaged even when we cannot be together in person. Most recently, Vice President of Student Services Natasha Lipscomb and Associate Vice President of Academic Programs Angelo Markantonakis answered questions and engaged with students on Instagram Live. Be sure to check NavSync regularly and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date on what’s happening.

We continue to prepare for the planned reopening of our campuses, with careful measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety. College leaders have met regularly with state and local officials throughout the COVID-19 crisis as we plan to keep our students, faculty and staff as safe and healthy as possible.

As a limited number of students and employees are now working or attending classes on campus for selected courses as approved by the President’s Cabinet, we thank you for continuing to follow all COVID-19 recommendations to keep yourself and others safe. Please remember that cloth face coverings are required on campus at all times. Employees who are in single occupancy offices with their door closed may remove their face covering. Also, continue to wash your hands frequently and maintain social distancing.

Online registration continues, with fall classes set to begin Monday, August 17. Advisors are available via email at advising@rccc.edu to assist and answer questions.

With the many challenges and difficulties during this period, the COVID-19 Assistance Form is still available for students who may need support to remain focused on their educational path.

Here are some additional resources for quick reference:

Phase 2 of Governor Roy Cooper’s reopening plan for North Carolina remains in effect through June 26. All employees and students should continue to follow all recommended safety precautions. Please continue to stay at home and do not come to campus unless you have received permission from the College or your instructor.

We wish everyone continued good health as we continue to change lives through the power of learning.

June 3, 2020: A Thank You to All & The College’s Fall Calendar Remains the Same

Thank you, Rowan-Cabarrus employees, staff and students, for your extraordinary commitment to “navigating forward” during these trying times. Because of your dedication and determination, the Class of 2020 finished strong, and we have an impressive list of students on our Spring 2020 President’s List for achieving a 4.0 average during this unprecedented challenge. The entire Rowan-Cabarrus family deserves a hearty virtual round of applause!

Although we are delivering the majority of the College’s summer courses online, a limited number of labs and trainings must be conducted in person. With approval from the state, we are providing this instruction with all recommended health screenings, social distancing, face covering and disinfecting measures in place. Students will be notified in advance of any changes in the status of classes in which they are enrolled.

Registration continues for the fall semester. The College’s fall calendar will remain the same and courses will begin on Monday, August 17. Advisors are available via email at advising@rccc.edu to assist and answer questions, and the COVID-19 Assistance Form is still available for students who may need additional support to remain focused on their educational path.

At this time, the College’s COVID-19 Response Committee is meeting regularly to carefully consider the measures necessary for a phased opening of our campuses once it is safe to do so. Rowan-Cabarrus leaders continue to meet regularly with state and local officials to ensure that the College is operating and serving students as safely and efficiently as possible, now and in the future. All employees and students will be notified as any updates are available.

As a friendly reminder, Phase 2 of Governor Roy Cooper’s reopening plan for North Carolina remains in effect through June 26, so please continue to follow all recommended safety precautions for staying safe and protecting yourself from COVID-19.

We are all in this together, and your well-being and success are important to us. Here are some helpful resources for your quick reference:

Thank you for continuing to follow COVID-19 protocols. Please stay at home and do not come to campus unless you have received permission from the College or your instructor. We hope that everyone continues to stay safe and healthy as we navigate forward together.

May 27, 2020: Phase 2 of NC Reopening & Advising Staff Available for Fall Registration Help

As we kicked off our summer term last week, North Carolina also entered the “safer at home” Phase 2 of reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic, easing certain restrictions while keeping important safety measures in place across the state. Phase 2 remains in effect through June 26, and we urge everyone to continue to exercise caution and follow all safety recommendations.

The majority of the College’s summer classes are being delivered online, and appropriate health screenings, social distancing, face covering protocols and disinfecting measures are being executed for a limited number of classes, labs or trainings that must be conducted in person.

We are busy registering students for the fall semester, which begins on Monday, August 17. Our advising staff is available via email at advising@rccc.edu to help with registration and answer questions about fall class options and availability.

Rowan-Cabarrus leaders continue to meet regularly with state and local officials to ensure that the College is operating and serving students as safely and efficiently as possible. The College also formed a COVID-19 Response Committee, which has been meeting since March to closely monitor COVID-19 recommendations and carefully consider all measures that will be necessary for a phased opening of our campuses when it is safe to do so. The committee includes a cross-section of more than 25 College employees who will make recommendations to the President and Cabinet regarding the protection of our students, employees and visitors as we determine next steps. Updates on campus operations will be communicated to students and staff as soon as official decisions are made.

Rowan-Cabarrus continues to offer support to students during this time. We encourage you to reach out if there is anything we can do to assist you. We are all in this together, and your well-being and success are important to us.

Here are some helpful resources for your quick reference:

Thank you for continuing to follow COVID-19 protocols. Please stay at home and do not come to campus unless you have received permission from the College or your instructor. We hope that everyone continues to stay safe and healthy as we navigate forward together.

May 20, 2020: Congratulations Graduates, CARES Act Funding, & Fall Registration Open

Congratulations Class of 2020 on your graduation from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College! The Rowan-Cabarrus family is extremely proud of each one of you for your accomplishments and ability to press forward, despite the challenges presented by COVID-19. As you prepare for the next steps in your educational journey, take a moment to celebrate your success.

We hope you’ll join us for the in-person celebration on Friday, December 18, 2020, at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center in Concord. We look forward to honoring you with your family and friends in attendance. Again this year, we will hold two commencement ceremonies for students to receive degrees, diplomas and certificates – a morning ceremony for college transfer graduates, and an afternoon ceremony for graduates of technical programs and high school equivalency. In the meantime, you will receive your diploma by mail. Thank you for an amazing year, and we wish you the best in your future endeavors.

Additionally, the College received funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which will provide financial relief to students who were in in-person, blended or hybrid courses for Spring 2020 that were moved to online instruction. All students who were eligible to receive these funds received a separate communication in their student email account from financial aid earlier this week.

The summer term officially began Monday, May 18, and we are still following COVID-19 safety recommendations to ensure the safety of our students and staff. The majority of our face-to-face classes are online, and courses that cannot be delivered entirely online must practice the College’s recommended safety guidelines.

Fall registration is going on now, and the semester begins on August 17. We have built a flexible schedule that accommodates the needs of our students during this unprecedented time, and our advising staff is available to help with registration and answer questions about fall class options and availability. You may email advising@rccc.edu for assistance.

As some COVID-19 restrictions continue to change, the College’s leadership continues to meet regularly with state and local leaders to ensure that Rowan-Cabarrus is operating and serving students as safely and efficiently as possible. Updates on campus operations will be communicated to students and staff as soon as official decisions are made.

We encourage you to reach out to Rowan-Cabarrus if there is any way we can help you be successful. Together, we will get through this! Here are some helpful resources for your quick reference:

Students and all other employees should continue to follow any local or state mandates, stay at home, and not come to campus unless you have received permission from the College or your instructor. As always, we hope that you and your families stay safe and well!

May 13, 2020: Happy Graduation Week & Summer Term Begins Next Week

Happy graduation week, Navigation Nation! We congratulate each and every one of our graduates on a job well done. Despite the difficulties posed by COVID-19, you made it to the finish line! We are proud of you and wish you the best as you embark on the next chapter of your journey.

Across our institution, students, faculty and staff have pulled together to navigate through some unprecedented challenges. From completing classes and serving students online to holding some of our end-of-the-semester events via Zoom, it has truly taken a village to support the Class of 2020 so that you could finish strong. Yesterday, our nursing students participated in an online pinning ceremony with College leaders, faculty members and their families. It was a different experience than anticipated but created a very special memory for our nursing students to take with them as they begin their healthcare careers.

Although we have postponed our commencement ceremonies to Friday, December 18, 2020, we want all of our graduates to know how proud we are of their achievements, and we hope they are taking the time to reflect on their success and celebrate as they move to a career or the next step in their educational journey. We hope to see the Class of 2020 together, this December at the commencement ceremonies at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center in Concord. Again this year, we will hold two ceremonies for students to receive degrees, diplomas and certificates – a morning ceremony for college transfer graduates, and an afternoon ceremony for graduates of technical programs and high school equivalency.

Be on the lookout for dates and information about this year’s grad fair, which will be held in December in advance of graduation. If you have questions about the ceremonies, we invite you to visit the College’s graduation website, which now includes frequently asked questions and more information that can assist with your planning.

Many thanks to our students, faculty and staff for exercising incredible patience and perseverance as we continue to work through the challenges of COVID-19. We are now offering limited public safety courses on campus, in accordance with state guidelines. All public safety students will receive communication from their instructors concerning details and protocols.

For the summer term, which begins Monday, May 18, the College has transitioned the majority of face-to-face courses online. Courses that require a face-to-face component and cannot be completed entirely online, such as technical or healthcare programs, will begin in an online format. As the College continues to follow COVID-19 recommendations, we will resume face-to-face classes as soon as it is safe to do so. Students will receive at least one week’s notice before resuming a course in person.

Registration remains open, and the College has built a flexible schedule that accommodates the needs of our students during this unprecedented time. For information about registering or specifics of course delivery, please contact advising@rccc.edu.

The College’s leadership continues to meet regularly with state and local leaders to ensure Rowan-Cabarrus continues to operate and serve students as safely and efficiently as possible, no matter what. You can count on us – online or (eventually) in person – to help you be successful.

We encourage you to reach out to Rowan-Cabarrus if there is any way we can help you be successful. Together, we will get through this! Here are some helpful resources for your quick reference:

Students and all other employees should continue to follow any local or state mandates, stay at home, and not come to campus unless you have received permission from the College or your instructor. As always, we hope that you and your families stay safe and well!

May 6, 2020: Summary of the College's Operating Status & Registration Remains Open

Despite COVID-19, you are less than a week away from the end of the term and we wish you the best as you successfully finish your courses. If you are having any challenges completing your assignments or preparing for end-of-term tests, please reach out to your faculty, who can guide you to tutoring or other resources.

As you may have seen, Governor Cooper announced a modified Stay at Home order yesterday afternoon, which slowly eases certain COVID-19 restrictions effective Friday, May 8 at 5:00 p.m. This announcement does not alter the College’s current plans for the remainder of the spring semester or for the upcoming summer term.

Below you will find a summary of the College’s operating status:

  • The College will continue operating under a virtual status through May 11, 2020 (the end of the spring semester).
  • Limited public safety courses are now being offered on campus, in accordance with state guidelines. All public safety students will receive communication from their instructors at least a week in advance of the course start dates.
  • Summer Term Updates:
    • The College has transitioned the majority of face-to-face courses to online course delivery for the summer semester.
    • There are some courses that cannot be completed entirely online. These courses (such as many of our technical or healthcare programs that require a face-to-face component) will begin in an online format and, if it is safe for the course to meet in person at any time during the summer term, the College will work directly with students to provide at least one week’s notice prior to the course resuming face to face.

Many of you have already enrolled for summer and fall, and registration remains open. We’re here to help you stay on track with your education plan, and the College has built a flexible schedule that accommodates the needs of our students during this unprecedented time. If you are interested in registering for a course, but are unsure of how it will be delivered, please contact advising@rccc.edu or your instructor/program chair.

As a friendly reminder, this year’s commencement ceremony has been postponed to Friday, December 18, 2020. The ceremony will take place at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center in Concord. If you have questions about the ceremony, we invite you to visit the College’s graduation website, which now includes frequently asked questions and more information that can assist with your planning. We are so proud of your accomplishments and look forward to celebrating with you.

The College’s leadership continues to meet regularly with state and local leaders to ensure Rowan-Cabarrus continues to operate and serve students as safely and efficiently as possible, no matter what. You can count on us – online or (eventually) in person – to help you be successful.

We encourage you to reach out to us if there is any way we can help you be successful. Together, we will get through this! Here are some helpful resources for your quick reference:

Students and all other employees should continue to follow any local or state mandates, stay at home, and not come to campus unless you have received permission from the College or your instructor. As always, we hope that you and your families stay safe and well!

May 1, 2020: Additional Details Regarding Summer Courses

The College’s administration, faculty and staff have been diligently working to prepare for the summer semester. As a follow up to this week’s campus communication, we are pleased to provide additional details on what you can expect for summer courses.

As we reported on Wednesday, the College will continue operating under a virtual status through May 11, 2020 (the end of the spring semester) in accordance with the Governor’s statewide stay-at-home order, which currently expires on May 8, 2020. We also shared that the College will begin offering limited public safety courses on campus, in accordance with state guidelines, and all public safety students will receive communication from their instructors at least a week in advance of the course start dates.

We want you to know that your health and safety is our highest priority. As such, the College has transitioned the majority of face-to-face courses to online course delivery for the summer semester.

Some courses cannot be offered entirely online, including, but not limited to, healthcare programs that require clinical hours (such as occupational therapy assistant), technical programs that require lab coursework (such as welding or cosmetology) and others. It is our highest priority to help all of our students move forward with their educational goals as quickly and safely as possible. Therefore, many of the courses that cannot be completed online will begin in an online format and, if it is safe for the course to meet in person at any time during the summer term, the College will work directly with students to provide at least one week’s notice prior to the course resuming face-to-face. Students who are currently enrolled in these courses will be receiving communications from their instructors or program chairs with more details about each specific course.

If you are interested in registering for a course, but are unsure of how it will be delivered, please contact advising@rccc.edu or your instructor/program chair.

In today’s ever-changing circumstances, we thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this unprecedented time and work to find flexible solutions that help you complete your educational and career goals while keeping the health and safety of our faculty, staff and students as our highest priority.

The College’s leadership continues to meet regularly with state and local leaders to ensure Rowan-Cabarrus continues to operate and serve students as safely and efficiently as possible, no matter what. You can count on us – online or (eventually) in person – to help you be successful.

We encourage you to reach out to us if there is any way we can help you be successful. Together, we will get through this! Here are some helpful resources for your quick reference:

Students and all other employees should continue to follow any local or state mandates, stay at home, and not come to campus unless you have received permission from the College or your instructor. As always, we hope that you and your families stay safe and well!

April 29, 2020: College Continues to Operate Virtually Until May 11 & Commencement Date Update

Despite COVID-19, you are just two weeks away from the end of the term and we hope that you are successfully mastering your courses. If you are having any problems with completing your assignments and preparing for end of term tests, please reach out to your faculty who can guide you to tutoring or other resources.

We want to thank our faculty and staff for supporting our students in this uncertain time. We truly are in this together. We know this time and this term are important to your journey toward a better future.

Many of you may have seen that Governor Cooper extended the statewide stay-at-home order through May 8, 2020. The College will continue operating under a virtual status through May 11, 2020, which is the end of the spring semester. Limited public safety courses may resume on campus, in accordance with state guidelines, and all public safety students who are enrolled in these courses will receive communication from their instructors at least a week in advance of the course start dates.
The College’s leadership meets regularly with state and local leaders to ensure Rowan-Cabarrus continues to operate and serve students as safely and efficiently as possible, no matter what. You can count on us – online or (eventually) in person – to help you be successful.

Commencement Ceremony Update

We could not be prouder of this year’s graduating class, and we are excited to announce the formal plans for this year’s commencement ceremony. As a friendly reminder, the College postponed its commencement ceremony that was previously scheduled for May 15, 2020.

We know our graduates have worked incredibly hard to achieve their goals, and it is important to us to celebrate your accomplishments in the way that is most meaningful to you. As a result, we solicited feedback from students, faculty and staff on a variety of postponement options. The results are in, and we are pleased to announce that this year’s commencement ceremony will be postponed to Friday, December 18, 2020. The ceremony will take place at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center in Concord. We will be in touch soon with more details regarding the commencement celebration and hope you will save the date for this momentous event to celebrate your success.

Registration for Summer and Fall – Now Open!

We are so proud of your resiliency. Many of you have already enrolled for summer and fall, and registration remains open. We’re here to help you stay on track with your education plan, and the College has built a flexible schedule that accommodates the needs of our students during this unprecedented time. Sometimes even a slight change in circumstances can cause you to veer off course, but that doesn’t need to happen. We encourage you to focus on completion! Check Navigate and talk with your advisor to confirm the courses you need to take for the summer and fall terms. We are ready and available to help so that, once we emerge from the COVID-19 situation, you will be well-positioned to navigate forward!

We are proud of the way you have continued to push forward, and we are here to help you finish the semester strong. We are adapting to best serve our students by working to keep services as reliable and consistent as ever. Here is some helpful information and resources:

Students and all other employees should continue to follow any local or state mandates, stay at home, and not come to campus. As always, we hope that you and your families stay safe and well!

April 22, 2020: Good News About How the College Continues to Serve Our Students and Community

Rowan-Cabarrus continues to diligently respond to COVID-19 and we are pleased to share some good news today about how the College continues to serve our students and community. We remain open and are here for you. As an institution, we are committed to helping you reach your educational goals and are working with accrediting and regulatory bodies to ensure that you can graduate as soon as possible.

While the Governor’s statewide stay-at-home order is currently scheduled to lift at the end of the month, the College’s leadership continues to meet with state and local leaders to ensure Rowan-Cabarrus continues to operate and serve students as safely and efficiently as possible, no matter what. You can count on us – online or (eventually) in person – to help you be successful.

We are here to help you finish the semester strong. If you need help with anything during this challenging time, please do not hesitate to reach out to the College! Our IT department has worked tirelessly to keep our systems running smoothly and has facilitated the distribution of hundreds of laptops to students and employees to help them transition successfully to working online. Our advisors and financial aid staff are available to assist with registration and tuition assistance. We also have staff available to help with emotional support, financial assistance, and other issues that may arise during this time. No matter what your need, feel free to reach out via the COVID-19 Assistance Form on our website to let us know how we can assist you: https://bit.ly/rcccstudentsupport.

Here’s a quick look at some of the impacts COVID-19 has had on our institution thus far, and how we have reacted to ensure student success:

COVID infographic

Although we still have some unknowns to navigate together, registration is open and we’re here to help you stay on track with your education plan. Sometimes even a slight change in circumstances can cause you to veer off course, but that doesn’t need to happen. We encourage you to focus on completion! Check Navigate and talk with your advisor to confirm the courses you need to take for the summer and fall terms. We are ready and available to help so that, once we emerge from the COVID-19 situation, you will be well-positioned to navigate forward!

Now, more than ever, we are incredibly proud of the impact that our students, faculty, staff and alumni make on the community. During this crisis, students have cheered nursing home residents and delivered snacks to local health care workers, and our healthcare programs and continuing education division have donated items to hospitals and clinical partners. We continue to look for ways to help in any way we can.

We’re proud of our role as our community’s first-choice institution that trains many of our region’s most essential workers. Our graduates are out on the front line as we battle COVID-19, as healthcare workers, firefighters, police officers, EMTs, truck drivers and more. We are proud of them and grateful for their service.

We are adapting to best serve our students by working to keep services as reliable and consistent as ever. Here is some helpful information and resources:

Students and all other employees should continue to follow any local or state mandates, stay at home, and not come to campus. As always, we hope that you and your families stay safe and well!

April 15, 2020: Withdrawals and Incompletes Information & Commencement Ceremony Update

Rowan-Cabarrus has been responding to COVID-19 and has been providing updates each week on the College’s ongoing response to keep our campus community safe. We are so proud of our institution’s response to this unprecedented situation, which has been demonstrated through the resiliency of our students transitioning to online courses and resources, as well as the extraordinary dedication of our faculty and staff to continue supporting online coursework and College operations.

There are not many new updates to share today, but as the College continues to move forward with course options for students, we are pleased to share the following updated information.

Spring 2020 Withdrawals & Incompletes

We understand that you are doing your very best to successfully complete your courses and we congratulate you for staying on track with your educational and career goals.

The withdrawal date for Spring 2020 classes has been extended until May 11, 2020. If you are experiencing hardships that are preventing you from continuing in your current course, we want to help and encourage you to fill out the College’s COVID-19 Student Assistance Form to let us know how we can support you.

After connecting with your instructor and advisor, if you feel you need to withdraw or be considered for an incomplete, the following options will be available to you:

  • Withdrawal (Grade of W): You will be removed from the course and retake the entire course at a later date.
  • Incomplete (Grade of I): If granted by your instructor, you will have the opportunity to continue working on the course objectives beyond the current semester.

We know a change, sometimes even a slight change, in your educational plan could delay your completion. We encourage you to check Navigate or talk with your advisor to confirm the courses you need to take for summer and fall term. Our Rowan-Cabarrus team is working remotely and is ready to help you.

Commencement Ceremony Update

As a friendly reminder, given the evolving and ongoing nature of COVID-19 and based on the statewide guidance for safe social distancing practices, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s commencement ceremony will need to be postponed. We are working with College and student leadership to develop plans for rescheduling the ceremony in the near future. We know our graduates have worked incredibly hard to achieve their goals and it is important to us to celebrate your accomplishments in the way that is most meaningful to you. We will be in touch with graduates as soon as commencement plans are finalized.

Resources

We are adapting to best serve our students by working to keep services as reliable and consistent as ever. Here is some helpful information to stay in touch with us while we navigate forward together.

Students and all other employees should follow any local or state mandates, stay at home, and not come to campus. As always, we hope that you and your families stay safe and well during this time.

April 8, 2020: Message from Dr. Spalding & Commencement Update

Rowan-Cabarrus has been responding to COVID-19 and has been providing updates each week on the College’s ongoing response to keep our campus community safe. We are so proud of our institution’s response to this unprecedented situation, which has been demonstrated through the resiliency of our students transitioning to online courses and resources, as well as the extraordinary dedication of our faculty and staff to continue supporting online coursework and College operations.

This week’s campus community update is a special video message from President Carol Spalding.

Commencement Ceremony Update

As a friendly reminder, given the evolving and ongoing nature of COVID-19 and based on the statewide guidance for safe social distancing practices, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s commencement ceremony will need to be postponed. We are working with College and student leadership to develop plans for rescheduling the ceremony in the near future. We know our graduates have worked incredibly hard to achieve their goals and it is important to us to celebrate your accomplishments in the way that is most meaningful to you. We will be in touch with graduates as soon as commencement plans are finalized.

Resources

We are adapting to best serve our students by working to keep services as reliable and consistent as ever. Here is some helpful information to stay in touch with us while we navigate forward together.

Students and all other employees should follow any local or state mandates, stay at home, and not come to campus. As always, we hope that you and your families stay safe and well during this time.

April 1, 2020: North Carolina COVID-19 Updates & Commencement Update

Rowan-Cabarrus has been responding to COVID-19 and has been providing updates each week on the College’s ongoing response to keep our campus community safe. We are so proud of our institution’s response to this unprecedented situation, which has been demonstrated through the resiliency of our students transitioning to online courses and resources, as well as the extraordinary dedication of our faculty and staff to continue supporting online coursework and College operations.

While today’s campus connect message does not have many new updates, you will find additional information below about the Governor’s stay-at-home order and the College’s plans for commencement.

COVID-19 Updates

As you likely know, Governor Roy Cooper issued a stay-at-home order on March 27, 2020, which went into effect Monday, March 30, at 5:00 p.m. This proclamation is in effect for thirty days, and you can read the full proclamation on the Governor’s website for more details.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College offers essential services to students in the community and is permitted to operate as an essential business as defined in Section 2 “COVID-19 Essential Businesses and Operations as outlined below:

17. Educational institutions. Educational institutions including public and private pre-K-12 schools, colleges, and universities for purposes of facilitating remote learning, performing critical research, or performing essential functions, provided that the Social Distancing Requirements set forth below of this Executive Order are maintained to the greatest extent possible. This Executive Order is consistent with and does not amend or supersede prior Executive Orders regarding the closure of public schools.

As a friendly reminder, the College remains open and began operating virtually on March 26. Out of an abundance of caution, the College’s library and computer lab services are not available on campus at this time. The College’s campuses and centers are accessible only to employees whose presence is required to perform essential functions. The College will remain operating under a virtual status through April 29, 2020.

Commencement Ceremony Update

Unfortunately, given the evolving and ongoing nature of COVID-19 and based on the statewide guidance for safe social distancing practices, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s commencement ceremony will need to be postponed. We are working with College and student leadership to develop plans for rescheduling the ceremony in the near future. We know our graduates have worked incredibly hard to achieve their goals and it is important to us to celebrate your accomplishments in the way that is most meaningful to you. In that spirit, we have provided a link for students to fill out a survey in NavSync [now closed] to tell us which postponement option is preferred.

Employee Update

Please see the HR News for Critical Guidance on the Federal Family First Coronavirus Response Act. Additional information and guidance will be available on the HR SharePoint site. Please send questions to askhr@rccc.edu.

Resources

We are adapting to best serve our students by working to keep services as reliable and consistent as ever. Here is some helpful information to stay in touch with us while we navigate forward together.

Students and all other employees should follow any local or state mandates, stay at home, and not come to campus. As always, we hope that you and your families stay safe and well during this time.

March 26, 2020: The College Remains Open and Will be Operating Virtually & the College’s Library and Computer Lab Services Will No Longer Be Available

As an update to yesterday’s weekly communication, Cabarrus County has issued a stay-at-home order, which goes into effect today, Thursday, March 26, at 5:00 p.m. This proclamation is in effect until April 16, 2020, and you can read the full statement on the Cabarrus County Government website for more details.

The proclamation shared that educational institutions are considered essential businesses and operations: “including public and private pre-K-12 schools, colleges and universities – for purposes of facilitating distance learning, performing critical research related to COVID-19, or performing essential functions, provided that social distancing of six-feet per person is maintained to the greatest extent possible.”

The College remains open and will be operating virtually beginning today, Thursday, March 26, at 5:00 p.m., with the exception of the College’s testing center, which will remain open until noon on Friday, March 27. Out of an abundance of caution, the College’s library and computer lab services will not be available on campus at this time.

Starting this afternoon, Thursday, March 26, at 5:00 p.m., the College’s campuses and centers will be accessible only to employees whose presence is required to perform essential functions. The College will remain operating under a virtual status through April 16, 2020.

We are adapting to best serve our students by working to keep services as reliable and consistent as ever. Here is some helpful information to stay in touch with us while we navigate forward together.

Students and all other employees should follow any local or state mandates, stay at home, and not come to campus. As always, we hope that you and your families stay safe and well during this time.

March 25, 2020: College Remains Open with Limited On-campus Services & Limited Courses May Be Permitted to Continue Offering In-person

This is a Campus Connect Message from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. As promised, we will send weekly updates on the COVID-19 situation as long as necessary, with interim additional updates as needed.

The College is committed to keeping our campus community safe and has taken the following steps thus far:

  • Extended Spring Break through Sunday, March 22
  • Welcomed students back to class (virtually) on Monday, March 23
  • Transitioned the majority of face-to-face classes to online course delivery
  • Students who were enrolled in face-to-face classes that could be transitioned to a virtual format were automatically enrolled in an online course section.
  • Minimester courses that were originally scheduled to begin on Monday, March 16 began on Monday, March 23.
  • Suspended meetings of all face-to-face courses that are not able to be offered online beginning Friday, March 20. This change will remain in effect until April 1, with weekly evaluation of conditions for reinstating in-person instruction.
  • Canceled major events including the Rowan-Cabarrus Foundation Scholarship Luncheon on March 27 and the annual STEM Open House on April 2-3

The North Carolina Community College System is providing guidance on limited courses that we may be permitted to continue offering in-person. If the College reopens certain courses in the future, enrolled students can expect to receive communication regarding next steps from their program chair or manager at least one week in advance.

The College remains open with limited on-campus services and will continue to be open as we work together to fulfill our mission to improve lives and build community through public higher education and workforce development. We appreciate your patience as we adjust and modify as many services as possible virtually. All of our campuses remain open; however our College Station and CBTC locations are only open to faculty/staff with supervisor approval.

We are here for you during this unprecedented time. For more information on how to use Blackboard, which campus resources remain open (such as the library), online tutoring services and more, we invite you to visit the College’s Coronavirus website. The libraries on North Campus, South Campus and in the College’s building on the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC), are available from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday for students to access computers as needed.

You, our students, are important to us, and we understand that this is a very difficult time for many members of our Navigation Nation. If you need assistance during this time, we invite you to fill out this form to tell us more about the challenges you may be facing. Additionally, we invite faculty/staff to help us connect with students who may need assistance by filling out this form.

We’re all in this together, and while our resources are limited, we will do everything we can to help you be successful during this time.

Rowan-Cabarrus is committed to keeping our Navigation Nation updated during this rapidly evolving situation. Here are a few ways you can expect to hear from us as this situation continues to progress.

  • Rowan-Cabarrus Campus Connect Messages every Wednesday or as needed
  • The College’s Coronavirus website, which includes a frequently asked questions page and is consistently updated with the latest information.
  • The College’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.
  • College email: Please continue to check your college email regularly for important updates from faculty and staff.

We expect to learn more information from local and state government officials as early as tomorrow regarding potential stay-at-home mandates.

The campus community can expect to hear another update from Rowan-Cabarrus no later than Wednesday, April 1, unless we have new information to address.

We hope you and your family remain safe and well.

March 19, 2020: Face-to-face Classes Transitioned to Online & Suspended Face-to-face Courses not Offered Online

This is a Campus Connect Message from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. As we shared in our last communication on Saturday, March 14, the College has extended spring break for curriculum students through March 22.

The majority of face-to-face classes will be transitioned to online course delivery beginning on Monday, March 23. Students who are currently enrolled in face-to-face classes that can be transitioned to a virtual format will be automatically enrolled in an online course section. Minimester courses that were originally scheduled to begin on Monday, March 16 will now begin on Monday, March 23. Please contact your instructor directly if you have any questions.

Additionally, the College has suspended meetings of all face-to-face courses that are not able to be offered online beginning Friday, March 20. The curriculum and continuing education courses that are currently meeting in-person will no longer meet effective at close of business Thursday, March 19. This change will remain in effect until April 1, with weekly evaluation of conditions for reinstating in-person instruction. Students in these courses can expect to receive communication regarding next steps for their class from their program chair or manager in the near future.

The College’s leadership team is closely monitoring the evolving situation related to COVID-19 and we continue to meet with statewide and local leaders as we strive to implement measures focused around the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff.

College personnel will continue to evaluate current regulations and public health conditions to determine if courses for which instruction is either partly or totally delivered in-person will be reinstated. Students and faculty will be notified one week in advance of reinstatement of in-person instruction in order for students, faculty and staff to make arrangements for class attendance.

The College remains open with limited services and we will continue to be open as we continue our mission to improve lives and build community through public higher education and workforce development. We appreciate your patience as we adjust to modify as many services as possible virtually.

Additionally, the College is working with our housekeeping contractor to focus on disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces, common spaces and individual workstations.

In accordance with Governor Cooper’s mandate, all events of more than 50 people are canceled at this time. Unfortunately, this includes the Rowan-Cabarrus Foundation’s Scholarship Luncheon that was scheduled for Friday, March 27 and the College’s annual STEM Open House, which was scheduled for April 2-3.

The College is committed to keeping our Navigation Nation updated during this rapidly evolving situation. Here are a few ways you can expect to hear from us as this situation continues to progress.

  • Rowan-Cabarrus Campus Connect Messages: We will send notices every Wednesday and more as warranted.
  • Website: We encourage you to frequently check the College’s Coronavirus website, which includes a frequently asked questions page and is consistently updated with the latest information.
  • Social Media: We will continue to share information and communications with our campus community through our Campus Connect messages, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.
  • College Email: Please continue to frequently check your college email for important updates from faculty and staff.
  • The campus community can expect to hear another update from Rowan-Cabarrus no later than Wednesday, March 25, unless we have new information to address. We hope you and your family remain safe and well.

The campus community can expect to hear another update from Rowan-Cabarrus no later than Wednesday, March 25, unless we have new information to address. We hope you and your family remain safe and well.

March 14, 2020: Spring Break Extended through March 22 & Transition to Online Course Delivery

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is closely monitoring the evolving situation related to COVID-19, more commonly known as Coronavirus. The College’s executive leadership team has conducted numerous meetings with various state and local leaders in the recent weeks and as a result, we are implementing measures focused around the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff.

As a precautionary measure, the College will extend spring break for all curriculum students through March 22, 2020. The majority of face-to-face classes will be transitioned to online course delivery beginning on Monday, March 23, 2020. Students who are currently enrolled in face-to-face classes will be automatically enrolled in an online course section. Minimester courses that were originally scheduled to begin on Monday, March 16 will now begin on Monday, March 23. Please contact your instructor directly if you have any questions.

Corporate and continuing education courses are typically exempt from spring break and as such, these courses will continue to meet in their current format as normally scheduled throughout the duration of the extended spring break and beyond. If the delivery method of the course you are enrolled in changes, your instructor will contact you directly.

Although Rowan-Cabarrus is moving as many courses as possible to an online delivery method, the College remains open with limited services. During the week ahead, faculty and staff will be working together to transition as many courses as possible to an online format. At that time, there may still be the need for a limited number of in-person classes and attendance for courses such as those with labs and other hands-on requirements. For any in-person classes and labs, the College will look for ways to conduct these in-person portions of the class at a later time or in smaller groups of students. These updated plans will be directly communicated with students enrolled in these courses by their instructor or program chair.

Faculty and staff will return from spring break as regularly scheduled on Monday, March 16. Key college personnel will be on campus during regular business hours, while non-essential employees will be permitted to work from home. Faculty and staff will receive communications from their Vice President or Chief Officer with more details about scheduling and telework options.

As we all work to stay healthy, here are a few trusted resources to help keep you informed:

For further information on what to do if you’re sick, how to spot symptoms, and how to stop the spread of germs, please visit the CDC’s Coronavirus website.

The health and safety of our campus community remains our top priority. As always, please know that we are working to ensure that our students finish the semester successfully.

Thank you for your patience as we all work together to navigate this unprecedented challenge.