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Pensacola State College COVID-19 Communications

Pensacola State College COVID-19 Update #7 from President Ed Meadows: Thursday, March 26, 2020

All PSC campuses, centers, and buildings will remain closed to the general public through May 6, including the theatre, planetarium, pool, art gallery, gymnasium, dental clinic, testing center, fitness centers, and libraries.

All PSC events have been cancelled through May 6, such as the Lumberjack Festival, Lyceum Performances, and Art Exhibitions.

Personnel will continue to work remotely next week, March 30 through April 5, unless contacted by their supervisor to report to campus.

Pensacola State College is transitioning face-to-face classes, including most labs and clinicals, and dual enrollment classes, to an online format beginning Monday, March 30. We continue to face many challenges as we navigate uncharted waters and there is much still to be done to prepare faculty and students for this transition. Nevertheless, I know the PSC family will rise to the occasion to maintain the quality of services and instruction our students deserve. Instructors will contact students no later than Wednesday, April 1, or students may contact their instructors via email.

Registration for summer classes will begin April 15 and fall registration begins June 1 at Pensacolastate.edu.

If you need to speak with someone on campus, you may contact us by using Live Chat on the website at Pensacolastate.edu, email us at AskUs@pensacolastate.edu, or call us at 850-484-2000, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Additional details in the form of FAQs are available on the PSC website at Pensacolastate.edu/COVID19.

Social distancing is extremely important. Be safe and stay healthy.

 

Ed Meadows

President, Pensacola State College

Pensacola State College COVID-19 Update #6 from President Ed Meadows: Monday, March 23, 2020

Dear PSC students, faculty and staff,

As you may already know, all Pensacola State College campuses, centers, and buildings will be closed to PSC students through March 29 and the general public through May 6.  Classes, including all online classes, are suspended through Sunday, March 29. In addition, all college and campus events have been cancelled through May 6.

This week, the deans and department heads are working diligently with faculty to transition face-to-face classes, including most labs, and clinicals, to an online format for when classes resume on March 30.  In addition, a plan of completion for clock hour programs will be provided to each relevant class.

If you need to speak with someone on campus this week, you may contact us by using Live Chat on the website at Pensacolastate.edu, email us at AskUs@pensacolastate.edu, or call us at 850-484-2000.  We have staff monitoring phones and messages and we will respond as quickly as possible.  You may also contact your instructor via email or Canvas.

We know that you will continue to have questions as we navigate through this unprecedented crisis. Additional details in the form of FAQs are available on the PSC website at Pensacolastate.edu/COVID19.  Please check them often as they will be updated regularly.

 

Ed Meadows

President, Pensacola State College

Pensacola State College COVID-19 Update #5 from President Ed Meadows: Thursday, March 19, 2020

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

As I stated in my correspondence to you yesterday, I  know that you must have several questions regarding our plans to move forward with your education and employment in the wake of this serious global COVID-19/Coronavirus crisis.  Please know that I, along with your College administration, are taking every precaution to ensure the health and well-being of all PSC students, faculty, staff, and the community, while continuing to provide quality instruction and transparency. 

I am sure that you know by now that the Governor has closed the college campuses to the general public through the spring semester.  For our college, this includes the theatre, pool, gymnasium, art gallery, library, fitness center, testing center, and planetarium. Our situation is fluid and continues to change daily; therefore, on Monday, March 23, only employees directed by their supervisors will report to campus and all other employees will work remotely as assigned.

We are committed to student completion through the spring semester and will be registering individuals for the summer and fall terms.  This communication will be followed as soon as possible by additional information regarding delivery of instruction for students. Our spring commencement ceremony has been postponed until August.  In addition, all student and college events have been postponed through the end of the spring semester. 

As a method of providing you with essential information, we are in the process of creating a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and a resource guide that will be stored on our website at PensacolaState.edu/COVID19.   

All full-time and part-time college employees will continue to receive the same pay that would normally be received in the regular course of business.

We are in unchartered waters in dealing with this type of situation.  Our country has not experienced a pandemic situation like this in recent years.  I ask you for your patience as we navigate through this crisis.  Please make sure that you frequently check your emails, the PSC website, social media, and the local media for further updates from the College.

 

Ed Meadows
President, Pensacola State College

Pensacola State College COVID-19 Update #4 from President Ed Meadows: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

I know that everyone has questions regarding the rapidly changing situation with secondary, university, and college closings, and new guidelines from the Governor’s and Commission of Education offices. This email is to let you know that we are working to provide you additional information tomorrow.

I will be sending out information regarding such things as postponing commencement and other College and student events. We are in uncharted waters in dealing with this type of situation that affects the health and economic well-being of every individual in our nation. I ask that everyone be patient, stay safe, and healthy. I will continue to send you updates as I know all of you have concerns about the evolving health crises in our nation.

 

Ed Meadows
President, Pensacola State College

Pensacola State College COVID-19 Update #3 from President Ed Meadows: Saturday, March 14, 2020

The Pensacola State College Administration is committed to the health and well-being of all PSC students, faculty, staff, and the community. We are in constant communication with the Florida Department of Education, the Governor’s office, local health officials, and state agencies regarding the COVID-19 virus.

As you know, the College will be on Spring Break the week of March 16 through March 22. In addition, coinciding with the Governor’s required K-12 closings, all Pensacola State College classes are suspended from March 23 through 29.

During the time that classes are suspended, the College Administration will monitor conditions to determine what further actions are needed after March 29.

All full-time employees will report to work the week of March 23. Kelly Services staff and work-study students will be permitted to return to work the week of March 23, as well. Any employee with special circumstances that will prevent them from returning to work should contact their supervisor as soon as possible.

All College events have been postponed through the end of April, for example, the Lumberjack Festival that was scheduled for March 28.

We are asking that PSC students, faculty, and staff frequently check their email, the PSC website, social media, and the local media for further updates from the College.

 

Ed Meadows
President, Pensacola State College

Pensacola State College COVID-19 Update #2 from President Ed Meadows: Friday, March 13, 2020

The health and well-being of Pensacola State College students, faculty, staff, and the community are always the most important priority of the PSC administration. PSC is in constant communication with local county health officials as well as state agencies regarding the COVID-19 virus, and we are continually monitoring the situation.

As of today, we will resume operations and classes following the spring break on Monday, March 23, 2020. Should the situation change during the spring break (scheduled for March 16-March 22) by order of the Governor or a decision by the PSC Board of Trustees, we will alert faculty, staff, and students through the PSC Alert system, email, text messages, social media, and the local media. The College administration recognizes that consideration should be given to individuals with special health circumstances and will address these situations on a case-by-case basis.

We are asking any employees, faculty and staff who return from travel to China, Iran, Italy, Japan and South Korea or any other areas affected by COVID-19 to self-isolate and not return to campus for 14 days after their return.

Additionally, the College is not approving college-sponsored out-of-state travel until further notice.

Effective immediately, the NJCAA, which is our national athletic association, has suspended all athletic competition until April 4.

Other college events will be assessed on a case-by-case basis for the next several weeks.

We are asking that PSC students, faculty and staff check their emails and other information sources during spring break to get updates from the College administration that may change the decision to open on Monday, March 23, 2020.

 

Ed Meadows
President, Pensacola State College

FAQs

Please check these FAQs regularly as the College will be updating them often.   

Last updated – 3/28/2020 at 6:23 p.m.   

General Questions

What are you doing to keep us safe?

Ensuring the health and well-being of our employees and students is paramount, and our decisions are focused on keeping people safe.  The College is taking the threat of COVID-19 seriously and is following the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Florida Department of Health, and local emergency management officials.   

The College’s campuses and buildings will be closed to the general public for the remainder of the spring term.  Currently, all College campuses and buildings are closed to students until March 30.  Most employees are transitioning to remote work, and classes are transitioning to online formats.  No physical gatherings of more than 10 people will occur at any College site.   

The College has implemented additional sanitation measures, including increased cleaning of frequently touched surfaces.  

 We encourage everyone to follow preventative measures suggested by the CDC at cdc.gov and the Florida Department of Health at floridahealthcovid19.gov.  

What preventative measures should I take?

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the following: 

– Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 

– Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 

– Avoid close contact with people who are sick and avoid others if you are sick. 

– Practice social distancing and stay 6 feet away from people when possible.  

– Stay home if you are sick. 

– Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues away.  Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.   

– Avoid grasping shared surfaces, such as tables, light switches, gas pumps, countertops, handles, keyboards, faucets, and sinks.  

– Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched objects. 

Additional information can be found at the CDC website at cdc.gov or at http://floridahealthcovid19.gov/

Are the campuses open to the public?

All campuses and College buildings are closed to the general public for the remainder of the spring term, which ends on May 6.

Is the pool open?

The pool is closed for the remainder of the spring termwhich ends on May 6.

Can students be on campus?

All College campuses and buildings are closed to students until March 30

What offices are open?

All offices are closed to the general public through the end of the spring termwhich ends on May 6, and to students until March 30.  Most employees have transitioned to remote work and will be monitoring emails and voice messages. 

Will the graduation ceremony be held in May?

Due to the CDC guidance to limit all gatherings to 10 or fewer people, Pensacola State College made the hard decision to postpone the May graduation ceremony.  Currently, we are planning to reschedule the ceremony for a later date, possibly in August.  

Will my graduation status be impacted since there will not be a May graduation ceremony?

Most spring term classes will transition to an online format so that students will be able to complete their classes and graduate on time. 

What about Continuing Education classes such as Kids College?

All classes are suspended until March 30.   

More information about Kids College will be provided at a later date.  

What about Corporate and Professional Development Training classes?

All classes are suspended until March 30.  

What about non-profit center classes?

All classes are suspended until the end of April. 

What if I need to speak to someone on campus?

During the week of March 23 when offices are closed to the general public and to students, the College will be working to ensure that all services will be available remotely.  During this time, you may email, call, or meet virtually with advisors or other College employees when necessary.  You may contact us using Live Chat on our website at pensacolastate.edu. You can email us at AskUs@pensacolastate.edu.   You may call us at 850-484-2000.  We have staff monitoring phones and messages and we will respond as quickly as possible.  

Academics

Are all classes suspended through March 29 or only face-to-face classes?

All classes are suspended through March 29 and will begin again on March 30.

I am in a class that was already online. Is that classwork continuing the week of March 23?

Online classes are suspended through March 29 and will begin again on March 30.

Will I be able to complete my class?

Most classes will transition easily to an online format.   

During the week of March 23, the deans and department heads will be working with faculty to develop a plan to transition all face-to-face classes, including labs, clinicals, and classes incorporating hands-on work, to an online format so that, when classes resume on March 30, we will be prepared to help you complete your class.  

How will clinicals be completed?

In several of the health-related programs, students have already met the clinical hours required by the state or by accrediting agencies or for licensure.   

For students who need additional clinical hours, the state and most accrediting agencies are allowing simulation and virtual hours to count toward clinical hour requirements.  During the week of March 23, the deans and department heads will be working with faculty to develop a plan to transition labs and clinicals to an online format so that, when classes resume on March 30, we will be prepared to help you complete your class.

I am in a class that includes a lot of hands-on work; how will this class be done online?

During the week of March 23, the deans and department heads will be working with faculty to develop a plan to transition classes such as welding, cosmetology, etc., that include individual, hands-on work, to the online format so that, when classes resume on March 30, we will be prepared to help you complete your class.

For hour-based programs, how will I make up the hours needed for licensing?

During the week of March 23, deans and department heads will be working with faculty to develop plans for students to complete all necessary course requirements.  Additional information will be shared later with each relevant class.   

What should I do when my classes move to an online format?

During the week of March 23, deans and department heads will be working with faculty to develop plans for students to complete all necessary course requirements.  Faculty members will be asked to reach out to students by the end of the week to provide additional information. 

Will my course schedule change when the College moves to an online format?

Faculty will maintain the same class times that were established at the beginning of the semester.

Will I take my tests and exams online?

It depends, but most assignments will be completed online.

Will my professor still hold office hours?

Yes.  Faculty members will hold office hours virtually, such as through Zoom in Canvas. 

I have never had a class in Canvas. How do I access Canvas?

Access the PSC website at pensacolastate.edu.  In the upper righthand corner, click on the eLearning button. Then select How to log into Canvas. You’ll find detailed directions there. 

What if I am sick and am unable to participate in an online format?

Please let your professor know about your illness and see what accommodations can be made.  

What if I need accommodations for the online format of my class?

The staff of the Student Resource Center for ADA Services are available to assist you by email, telephone, or Zoom video-conferencing.  You may reach out to the staff by emailing ada-services@pensacolastate.edu or calling 850-484-1637. 

What tips are there for doing well in an online class?

PSC recognizes that many students who did not register to take an online course will be taking one or more this term.  All of us at PSC are here to help you make the transition. Here is some advice: 

  1. Login to your course(s) in Canvas as soon as possible beginning March 30. 
  2. Communicate often with your teacher. 
  3. Create a regular study space if you can. 
  4. Stay organized. 
  5. Eliminate distractions. 
  6. Manage your time—login to Canvas and participate often. 
  7. Most important, don’t be afraid to ask for help. 

What if I do not have access to a computer or the internet?

During the week of March 23the College will work to identify campus locations where students can have computer and internet access, recognizing that this plan may change if the situation worsens and the campuses get closed to everyone.  Computer labs will limit the number of students who can be in the room at one time and will enforce social distancing recommendations. 

Are the last days to withdraw and receive a W for spring term still the same?

The withdrawal deadlines have been extended for one week.  The new deadlines are listed below. 

A session withdrawal deadline:     April 9 

C session withdrawal deadline:     April 16 

D session withdrawal deadline:     April 27 

If PSC transitions to online instruction, how long will instruction be online?

Instruction will be online at least through the end of the spring term. 

Why is PSC replacing face-to-face instruction with remote instruction?

Transitioning to remote instruction is the solution for currently enrolled students to complete their courses this term; with remote instruction, the teaching and learning process can continue while also meeting CDC guidelines on limited social gatherings and practicing social distancing.

Should I register for summer and fall classes?

Yes!  Registration for summer term will begin on April 15 and registration for fall term will begin on June 1.   

Will dual enrollment students be able to complete classes? (UPDATED: 3/25/2020)

Dual enrollment students enrolled in online classes at the College will be able to complete their classes beginning when classes resume on March 30.   

Face-to-face or hybrid classes at the College are transitioning to a live online format and will resume on March 30, so that students can complete their classes on time.  Classes will be held at the scheduled days and times and recordings will be made available in Canvas. 

Dual enrollment classes offered at the high schools with transition to online courses the week of March 30. 

Student Support

Is the Math Lab open?

The Math Lab is closed to students until at least March 30.  Virtual tutoring is a helpful resource and students will still be able to receive tutoring online.

Is the Writing Lab open?

The Writing Lab is closed to students until at least March 30.  Virtual tutoring is a helpful resource and students will still be able to receive tutoring online.  The Writing Lab also an Online Writing Lab (OWL); you can email your paper to an online tutor and receive feedback via email. 

What if I have a book that is due to the Library? (UPDATED: 3/26/2020)

Dues dates for library books or other materials that have been checked out are extended until the end of the spring term.

Are computer labs open? (UPDATED: 3/27/2020)

Computer labs are closed to students through March 29. Beginning on Monday, March 30, computer labs will open on a limited basis to currently enrolled students only. Students will be asked to present a valid PSC student ID card. Use of the labs should be for students who have absolutely no other means of accessing courses or completing coursework. If alternatives are available, such as use of a cellphone or a family member’s computer, those options should be utilized first. 

Computer labs will open in the following locations: 

Pensacola Campus 

Building 21, Room 2163 

Monday-Thursday 8:00 am to 9:00 pm 

Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm 

Saturday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm 

  

Warrington Campus 

Building 3100, Room 3142 

Monday-Thursday 8:00 am to 9:00 pm 

Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm 

Saturday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm 

  

Milton Campus 

Building 4400, Room 4413 

Monday-Thursday 8:00 am to 9:00 pm 

Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm 

Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm 

  

The College will limit use of the computer labs to no more than 10 students at a time in any area on a first come, first served basis. If high demand requires it, a time limit will be set. Students will also be required to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from each other at all times. Finally, use of the computer labs by vulnerable populations is highly discouraged because Florida’s Surgeon General issued a Public Health Advisory on March 25, 2020 advising that those vulnerable individuals should remain in their residence. Vulnerable populations include all individuals over the age of 65 and all individuals of any age with high-risk conditions, including, but not limited to, chronic lung disease; moderate to severe asthma; serious heart conditions; immunocompromised status (as a result of cancer treatment, bone marrow or organ transplant, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, or prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications); cancer; severe obesity (body mass index [BMI]>40); diabetes; renal failure; and liver disease. 

Is the Testing Center open?

The Testing Center is closed to students until at least March 30.   More details will be provided soon. 

I have an appointment in the Testing Center during the week of March 23, what should I do?

No testing will occur this week. Testing Center staff will be reaching out to discuss the cancellation of your test as well as rescheduling tests.  

How do I talk to an advisor?

Advisors will be available between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. this week to assist currently enrolled students.  Advisors will be available virtually between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Currently enrolled students may call 850-484-1630 or email advising@pensacolastate.edu and an advisor will respond to them. If a currently enrolled student would like to schedule an appointment via QLess they may use this link https://www.pensacolastate.edu/pirateq/advising/ or text to 850-745-2924 and enter pensacola state college when prompted.   

Individuals who have not completed a college application and have general questions may also send an email to advising@pensacolastate.edu.

Is the Bookstore open? (UPDATED: 3/28/2020)

The bookstore supports learning regardless of where it takes place.  Currently, all College campuses and buildings are closed to students until March 30, which includes all campus bookstore locations.  The PSC bookstore websites remain open and are accessible at follett.com/bookstores.  The bookstore has extended free ground shipping on all orders. Please note that some items may have limited availability.  These items are noted as backordered because they may ship from locations affected by a COVID-19 closure.  If backordered items are purchased, they will ship as soon as they are able.  

As a service to customers, the bookstore has partnered with RedShelf and participating publishers to provide FREE eBooks where available to affected students.  For details, use this link follett.com/RedShelf. 

As of 3/30/2020:

The Milton and Warrington campus bookstores will have staff in the store limited hours.  Students should call their campus store with questions and to arrange coming in if absolutely necessary.

The Pensacola campus bookstore will be open 10am-2pm M-F for clerk service only (staff will get products for customers) to PSC students, faculty & staff only.  We will limit the number of customers in the store – there will be a doorbell to alert us.

Again, we recommend that students get their information/materials in this order:

  1. Visit our website at https://www.pensacolashop.com click on the COVID-19 area for FAQ – answers most questions regarding rental returns; free shipping for purchases; free access to RedShelf titles
  2. Call us at 484-1515 or email at PNSbookstore@pensacolastate.edu with questions or concerns
  3. Call us first to arrange coming into the store to drop off rental books.  Limited hours apply – limited access to store – clerk service only.

PSC bookstore FAQ (.pdf)

If you have general questions, please email the bookstore at PNSbookstore@pensacolastate.edu. 

What resources are available to me during this stressful time?

We understand that this is a confusing and perhaps scary time for students. The College is committed to providing support and our Pirates CARE team is available to assist. If you would like to speak with someone please use this link: PiratesCare/COVID19.  You can also text “GULF” to 741741 to be connected with a crisis counselor.

Emotional Wellness Resources for Students, Faculty, and Staff (.pdf)

I have a trip planned next month with a club. Will that travel still occur?

No, all College travel is suspended through June 30. 

Are the campus food pantries open?

Due to the closure of the College campuses we want to make sure that you have the food resources you need if you’ve utilized the PSC Food Pantry this year.  We have taken our remaining food pantry items to  Manna Food Bank in Escambia County Manna Food Bank will be able to put together a more complete package of items for you and your family at this time.  You may contact the food bank to schedule an appointment at 850-432-2053. We also encourage you to continue to check our social media pages for additional resources to serve our students and their families.  

Are meetings and events held by student organizations still occurring?

No physical meetings will occur through the end of the semester.  Student organizations can arrange virtual meetings.   

Financial Aid

Is the financial aid office open?

The College will be closed to the general public and is closed to students until March 30. However, the Financial Aid call center will be available to assist with questions.  Our FAVA inbox will be monitored closely to ensure timely responses.  The Financial Aid call center can be reached as 850-484-1680 or email the Financial Aid Office at fava@pensacolastate.edu. 

Will my financial aid disbursement (payment) process?

Financial aid will continue processing. You will get an email notification to the email address that you provided Bank Mobile once a refund has been disbursed.  

Is the financial aid office available for questions and help?

Yes, Financial Aid is available to answer questions. Feel free to contact our call center at 850-484-1680 or email our general inbox at fava@pensacolastate.edu.  Please continue to monitor your PirateMail for additional requirements. 

If I don’t successfully complete a class I started, will that affect my financial aid or scholarship?

If you take an incomplete grade or withdraw from some but not all of your classes, there may be an impact to your eligibility to receive financial aid in future semesters.  Please see our Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress policy for more details.  The College understands that this is a challenging time and will do our best to support you so that you can make the decision right for you.  We highly recommend you connect with your instructors about alternative options before making any decisions to withdraw Your instructors will be able to help support you and your individual needs. 

Do I have to pay money back if I drop or withdraw from classes?

If you withdraw from all of your classes for the spring term, you may need to repay a portion of your federal financial aid.  Depending on the official date of withdrawal, you may have to repay a portion of your federal financial aid. The federal government has not exempted this requirement because of COVID-19. 

Are online classes treated differently for financial aid purposes?

No. Classes do have to be within your degree plan to count towards graduation, but online credit hours are viewed and processed the same way that in-person credit hours are viewed. 

I need more financial aid because of COVID-19.

There are some special circumstances that allow the Financial Aid Office to review the income amount from your FAFSA. If your income changes enough that it will make a substantial difference in the amount of financial aid you will get, the Financial Aid Office may recommend a Special Circumstances Review. 

Can I get my financial aid early if I have an emergency related to COVID-19?

It is a priority to ensure that the College processes all financial aid disbursements as quickly as possible The process of disbursement involves compliance with all federal and/or state government regulations and requirements.  Please continue to monitor your PirateMail for any additional documents required so we may resolve issues as quickly as possible. 

Will I be paid as a student worker during the College closure?

Institutional, federal, and VA work-study students will be paid for their regularly scheduled hours during the College closure due COVID-19 and will not be required to work. Students will need to submit their time sheets for approval by their supervisors in order to be paid. 

Will federal student loans be waived or payments delayed?

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that the Office of Federal Student Aid is providing student loan relief to tens of millions of borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency. 

All borrowers with federally held student loans will automatically have their interest rates set to 0% for a period of at least 60 days.  In addition, each of these borrowers will have the option to suspend their payments for at least two months to allow them greater flexibility during the national emergency.  This will allow borrowers to temporarily stop their payments without worrying about accruing interest. 

Please refer to Student Aid for more information and guidance: https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/coronavirus. 

If my classes are moved online, will my GI Bill benefits be impacted?

No, on March 19, 2020, The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provided the following guidance: 
The Senate and House passed S.3503 and the bill will be headed to POTUS to sign, which will give the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) the authority to continue GI Bill payments uninterrupted in the event of national emergencies.  The new law allows for VA to continue to pay benefits regardless of the fact that the program has changed from resident training to online training.  Also, students will continue to receive the same monthly housing allowance payments that they received for resident training until January 1, 2021, or until the school resumes normal operations of resident training.  VA is working to immediately implement the new changes to address current and future school terms to ensure students continue to receive their education benefits. 

If you have questions, please contact our Veteran Services general inbox: veterans@pensacolastate.edu or phone 850-484-1670. 

Is it too late to submit the scholarship application for the summer and fall term?

No, new deadlines will be posted soon. We highly encourage you complete the scholarship application on our Tuition and Aid page. 

Athletics

Is the College currently participating in intercollegiate athletics? (UPDATED: 3/26/2020)

The National Office of the NJCAA has cancelled all College athletic competition through the end of the current academic year.  If no further changes to the schedule are made, Women’s Volleyball and Women’s Cross Country will begin their seasons on August 1, 2020.

Is the College currently offering intramural sports?

All intramural sports are suspended through the end of the spring term.

Is the Fitness Center open?

The fitness centers are closed to the general public and to students through the end of the spring term, which ends on May 6. 

Events

Is the College still holding special events?

No, all events are postponed through the end of the spring termwhich ends on May 6.  

I paid for an event that has been postponed. How do I request a refund?

Please contact the Cashier’s Office at 850-484-1782 or cashier@pensacolastate.edu to request a refund. 

Employees

I am an employee and I need to stay at home. Who should I contact?

Most employees have transitioned to remote work.  If you were asked to report to work on campus but have issues keeping you from reporting, please contact your immediate supervisor. 

May I work remotely?

Most employees have transitioned to remote work.  If you were asked to report to work on campus but have issues keeping you from reporting, please contact your immediate supervisor. 

Will we still be having meetings at work?

Most meetings will occur virtually via Zoom, conference call, or other technology.  Any meetings that must occur in person will be limited to 10 people and recommendations for social distancing will be followed.

May I use accrued leave during this time?

Yes.  Standard procedures for approval of sick leave and annual leave are being followed.

I have a trip to a conference planned; will I still be able to go?

All travel is suspended through June 30. 

Are there restrictions from returning from travel?

If you have travelled recently, please contact your supervisor for direction. 

How to fill out your time sheet for the period Saturday, March 21, 2020 through Friday, April 3, 2020.

Faculty – You do not need to enter anything.  Your Supervisor will certify your time and you will be paid your regular salary.

Exempt Professional Staff – You do not need to enter anything.  Your Supervisor will certify your time and you will be paid your regular salary.

Non-Exempt Professional Staff – You do not need to enter anything.  Your time sheet has been automatically filled in with your regular work hours.  Your Supervisor will approve your time sheet and you will be paid your regular salary.

Career Service – You do not need to enter anything.  Your time sheet has been automatically filled in with your regular work hours.  Your Supervisor will approve your time sheet and you will be paid your regular salary.

Adjunct – You do not need to do anything.  Your Department Head will submit your contracted hours on the payroll input screen.

Faculty Overload – You do not need to do anything.  Your Department Head will submit your contracted hours on the payroll input screen.

Part Time Staff Paid by the College – You do not need to do anything.  Payroll will enter your time.

Budget and Work Study Students – You do not need to do anything.  Payroll will enter your time.

Kelly Services Employees – You will be or have been contacted by Kelly Services and they will give you instructions to follow for this time period.

Supervisors will be sent a separate email with instructions for approving and submitting time for this pay period.

If you have any questions please contact me at gemond@pensacolastate.edu or 850-484-1728.

Coronavirus Precautions

Everyday good hygiene routines are the best way to avoid exposure to the virus.  Those routines include:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Questions?
The Florida Department of Health has launched a dedicated call center for questions related to COVID-19. If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms, please call 866-779-6121 or email COVID-19@flhealth.gov. The COVID-19 Call Center is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.