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Update: March 16, 2020

The health, safety and success of our students remains our top priority.  During this unprecedented time, we have implemented the following for our students.

Quick Guide to Student Services:  This guide provides  a comprehensive list of resources that students may find helpful as they navigate the process of taking courses online.  The Guide is available here.

Emergency Computer Distribution Program:  We are also very aware that not all of our students have a computer and access to the Internet, making it difficult to succeed in their online coursework.  Thankfully, our Foundation has been able to secure funding to provide computers to students who do not have a viable operational computer.  The supplies are limited and students will need to complete an application to begin the process of receiving a free computer.

Anita & Stan Maag Food & Nutrition Center:  This week, Monday through Friday, the Food & Nutrition Center will be open
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  We have implemented heightened hygiene guidelines which require Center staff to assist patrons in selecting items.  On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week, a cart with food items will be placed in front of the Library/LRC.  In addition, we now have Online Ordering (all items based on availability). Our team will notify individuals when the order is ready for pick up.  The Center will be closed on weekends and during spring break.  However, a list of food and nutrition resources is available in the Quick Guide to Student Services.  The Center is preparing to reopen on Monday, March 30, unless otherwise determined.

Commencement  We know that Commencement is the culmination of a ton of hard work, a lack of sleep, and due to a lot of support from family, friends, faculty, staff and fellow students. We are disheartened  to share that we have canceled the 2020 Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 22.  Our decision is based on our determination to do everything that we can to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).  The information we have been provided by public health experts indicates that our region will continue to be impacted by COVID-19 throughout this semester and we feel the cancellation of this year-end celebration is the best action we can take to support the health and safety of our region.  All Palomar College graduates, should remain on the lookout for a congratulatory message from the Acting Superintendent/President that will outline the next steps in receiving your diploma cover and commemorative chords, stoles and program.  

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