Dear Students, Families, and Supporters:
I want to thank each of you for the resilience and support you’ve exhibited during this time. This has undoubtedly been a time where our community has been disrupted to a level beyond what any of us could imagine. However, we will continue to move forward in working together and staying focused on our mission to provide accessible, high-quality educational opportunities to meet the diverse needs of our students.
MVCC is committed to providing our programs and services in a safe and responsible manner. Our Spring 2021 Return to Campus Guide provides detailed descriptions of protocols and procedures for what students, employees, and visitors can expect when they come to campus, as well as what will be expected of them. All of our protocols and procedures are subject to change to remain aligned with any changes in State or County directives. Thank you for your support and compliance with what we all need to do to keep our students, employees, and community safe and healthy during these difficult times.
Safety remains our top priority and the decision on how to return for the Spring is in the best interest of MVCC students, employees, visitors, and the community. The Return to Campus Guide aligns with guidelines set forth by the CDC and local, state and national health and government agencies, and based on continued guidance from the State University of New York and the State of New York, our plan will be flexible and evolve as practical and safety considerations dictate.
The Guide was developed with the following guiding principles:
- Following the State and regional guidelines for reopening
- Maintaining the health and safety of our students, employees, and community members
- Designing appropriate student experiences that balance health and safety with quality
- Maintaining a focus on quality teaching and learning
Working with current guidance, we will communicate regularly, so you can be informed on matters pertaining to the college community. And, as a reminder of why it’s never been a better time to be part of our community, please take a couple of minutes to watch the video below.
Randall J. VanWagoner, Ph.D.