MPCC changes class schedules, cancels event

Published: Mar. 13, 2020 at 10:21 AM CDT
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Mid-Plains Community College is taking steps to protect students, staff, and the communities from the spread of the Coronavirus. President Ryan Purdy says classes will continue through March 20th. Purdy says MPCC will be on an extended spring break for the two weeks beginning Sunday March 22 through Saturday April 4.

Online classes will continue as scheduled. Faculty will return to campus on March 30 to prepare to teach through remote learning as of Sunday, April 5th. Applied tech courses and other courses with labs will be taught on campus.

Purdy says there will be some exceptions, and students are to work with their instructors. Dual credit and early entry students taking courses at one of MPCC’s campuses should check with their college instructors on upcoming changes. Students taking courses at high school locations should continue to follow their high school schedules.

Scheduled on-campus events are on an event-by-event basis dependent on the size of the anticipated audience for each event and the final decision to proceed, postpone, or cancel will be made by the appropriate Vice President in conjunction with the President. North Platte PTK Induction, scheduled for Sunday, and North Platte Inter-High Day, scheduled for next Wednesday, March 18, have been cancelled.

Residence halls, food service, student services and all other college functions will continue to operate and serve those students remaining on campus. MPCC will provide student services to students in a virtual environment for advising, and registration.

Intercollegiate athletes will continue to participate in competitions as long as the NJCAA and Region IX continue to hold competitions.

All athletic facilities will be accessible by college for-credit students only and will be closed to the general public effective immediately.

Out-of-state travel for college-related business will be suspended until further notice.

This plan is continuing to evolve and is subject to change as needed. Purdy says they appreciate everyone's patience as we do our best to communicate and adjust our strategy keeping everyone’s health, safety, and well-being in mind.