COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) Updates
NTC Expands Physical Campus Closure
The following is a past update which may contain outdated information. For all current information, please see the latest update.
I wanted to take this opportunity to inform you that we have made the difficult decision to extend the closure of all NTC campus locations through the end of May to ensure the ongoing health and safety of our students and staff. We anticipate that we will reopen to the public on Monday, June 1st though that may be subject to change.
We understand that this semester has brought new challenges to your learning. Many of you are trying to complete your coursework, while also managing many other stressors during these unprecedented times. While this isn’t the semester that any of us hoped for, we remain committed to providing you the support you need to be safe, healthy and successful. While we are hopeful to finish as many students as possible within the existing semester timeframe, we recognize that extenuating circumstances and limited lab and clinical availability may extend the semester for some students. Any student who needs additional time to complete is required to complete an extension agreement with their faculty member outlining how they plan to complete their course by June 30th.
We acknowledge the critical need for hands-on labs and they will be our priority as we reopen campuses. Our intention is to stagger the labs for programs including culinary, cosmetology, welding and others. Upon reopening, all lab and classroom spaces will have processes for routine disinfection and strict sanitation measures. Please know we are also making plans to ensure the safety of all returning students and staff through the purchase of masks and social distancing signage.
As the College that Cares, I am not surprised that our staff is already donating their time and resources toward the development of protective masks for students, staff and the community. This week we will be announcing how you can support the “Sewing Masks, Sewing Hope” campaign through making and donating masks, donating materials and supplies and/or donating funds to purchase mask supplies. Please watch for more information and instructions on how you can participate in this important initiative.
Lastly, we are pleased to announce that we plan to celebrate May graduates through both a virtual ceremony and a delayed in-person ceremony.
May 16th Virtual Commencement
- Featuring Presidential and Student Address, Scrolling List of Graduates and Faculty/Staff Farewell Messages
December Commencement Ceremonies
- Saturday, December 12th at 9:00 a.m. | School of Business, Community Services and Virtual College, School of Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing, School of Agriculture, Utilities and Transportation
- Saturday, December 12th at 12:00 p.m. | School of Health, School of Public Safety, School of General Studies
While there is still so much uncertainty, we are doing our best as an Executive Leadership Team to plan for the future with a commitment to the wellbeing of our students and staff. This situation continues to change rapidly, and we will continue to provide updates as soon as we have them.
In closing, I want to again reiterate my sincere appreciation and gratitude for all you have done and continue to do to progress in your work and in your learning. I know that questions and concerns will continue to arise but I encourage you all to remain connected to one another. We may feel far apart but in so many ways we are all growing closer together as a campus community.
May you continue to stay safe and well in the weeks to come.
All the best,
President Lori Weyers