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Update: March 26, 2020 at 6:15 p.m.

Classes resume on Monday, March 30 – All courses delivered remotely.

(Updated March 29, 2020 at 6:15 p.m.)

Welcome back to the spring semester!  So much has changed for all of use in such a small amount of time.  There is no doubt we are all dealing with a little stress, maybe some fear and likely anxiety as we move forward in this new “stay at home” environment.  We can’t diminish our feelings without recognizing them and together we will find ways to continue to pursue our dreams and focus on the good around us.

At Palomar College there continues to be so much incredible work, time, and dedication focused on student success.  Hundreds of faculty have been working tirelessly to prepare their courses for remote delivery.  Staff have been working diligently to adjust to their new remote work environments and determining the best ways to continue to serve students.  Leading us to this day, there have been remarkable collaborative meetings, conversations and activities.

Together Palomar Makes It Possible!

Because we all have so much on our minds, it is always a good idea to re-state some reminders.  First and foremost, students should check their email for messages from instructor(s) on how to engage remotely with their course(s).

  • All spring semester classes begin MONDAY, March 30, 2020.
  • Students who took an 8-week class at the beginning of the semester, will start to continue the last week of their course MONDAY, MARCH 30!
  • 4-week courses are also finishing up starting MONDAY, MARCH 30.
  • The 8-week classes that were scheduled to begin Monday, March 30, now begin on Monday, April 6, will be taught for 7-weeks and end on May 23.
  • The final 4-week course offerings scheduled to start on April 27 will begin as originally scheduled and end on May 23.

Students who have specific questions regarding courses, should please try to contact their instructor or department chairperson.

There is a ton of information in our Student FAQs and in our Quick Guide to Student Services.  The Palomar Foundation continues to support the technology needs of students.  Students who are in need of a computer, textbooks, or emergency funds, should complete the Foundation application for assistance found here.

We are very proud of our TeachAnywhere website where faculty can find best practices for remote learning and teaching, and tips for success.  Training for faculty is continuous and a schedule is available in the Professional Development portal.

Last but not least, an update regarding an amended course withdrawal policy will be delivered via email to all emails later today.

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