SCCC moves to online classes March 23

Crusader News, Trzaska discuss COVID-19 and SCCC

Crusader News

Annette Meza and Elvis Polvon

In response to current conditions surrounding the Coronavirus disease, the Seward County Community College executive team decided to move classes online beginning March 23. Students are responsible to contact their instructors directly to obtain their coursework. Administration advises students to check email regularly for more information.

Crusader News sat down with Ken Trzaska, president of SCCC, to discuss college classes moving online and other issues that have arisen from this outbreak. See the above video for the entire candid conversation or we’ve pulled some highlights belows:

• Students will still be able to visit campus but only if it’s necessary. Ken Trzaska, president of SCCC, urges students to call before coming to campus. 

• All buildings will be open and resources will still be available for students who do not have WiFi or a computer at home. Surfaces will be disinfected regularly. 

• All sports, athletic events and practices, and events such as “Mamma Mia,” the spring band concert, commencement ceremonies, and the Annual Poetry Coffeehouse are cancelled for the remainder of the semester. 

• As of March 16, students are given the option to return to student housing and finish out the rest of the semester on campus, or to move out following SCCC housing contract guidelines. Students should contact SCCC Housing Director Jen Malin at 620-417-2102, or Vice President of Student Services Celeste Donovan at 620-417-1016 if any questions arise. 

• For students who have recently traveled internationally (visited the states of Washington, California, New York and three counties in Colorado) and return to SCCC, a 14 day self-quarantine is necessary. 

• The Cafeteria will remain open for students still living on campus at the SLC.

• Questions concerning work study can be answered by the financial aid office. 

For more detailed information, visit SCCC’s press release: