Letter from the President: November 24, 2020

Dear Students,

Whew! You made through a challenging fall semester.  Whether you took in-person classes or online classes or classes in each of the delivery modes, you demonstrated grit and flexibility, and, for that, you should be proud of yourself.  We are certainly proud of you.  As we all navigated through the semester, with health and safety and learning as our campus priorities, I hope that you felt that the College was helping you every step of the way to achieve your academic goals. Thank you for following social distancing, self-screening, mask-wearing, handwashing, and testing protocols.  Together we create a safe and productive learning environment.  

I would like to wish you a happy and healthy holiday.  Like many others, I am approaching this holiday with mixed emotions.  COVID-19 cases are on the rise nationally, which is of great concern.  I’ll be following the CDC guidelines by spending the holiday with those whom I live with and virtually celebrating with my extended family.  Please continue to follow all of the health protocols that have helped keep the number of cases low at our College.  With many holiday plans being simplified due to the pandemic, you may even decide to use the longer time between semesters to take a winter term class, or two, online. 

I encourage you to take a look at your progress to degree and reach out to the Enrollment Advisement Center (EAC) for advising and help as needed with registration, financial aid, and student accounts. Some campus buildings will be closed over December and will reopen at staggered times in January, but College services, for example Learning Commons tutoring, continue to be available remotely. Please see the MyCCC Student tab, Resources for Students, for information on the EAC location for December. Prior to coming to campus for a service, please contact the relevant office to check whether services are available in-person, in addition to remotely. As always the Student Resource Guide is a quick reference for office contact information. We encourage virtual meetings when possible.  

We look forward to seeing you in February for the spring semester.  The spring reopening plan, including information about testing, will be shared with you in the New Year.  We plan to offer in-person classes, as well as distance learning options, as indicated in the master schedule.  Faculty continue to strive to provide you with appropriately challenging and engaging learning experiences, regardless of whether a class section is all on-campus, hybrid, remote, or online.  

Thank you for continuing to pursue your studies here at SUNY CCC.  We’re here for you!

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving,

Dr. William P. Mullaney