Attention: This is a constantly changing situation and will be continually monitored. EAC's intended plan may change should circumstances warrant it.

We are putting the safety of our community first.

Eastern Arizona College is committed to doing our part in flattening the curve and preventing COVID-19 cases in our area.

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Campus Closures

Some campus buildings may be temporarily closed to the public, but our staff is still available to help.

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Virtualization

EAC courses are still scheduled to move to remote learning when classes begin on Monday, March 30.

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Commencement

In addition to other events and large gatherings, our Spring Commencement ceremony has been cancelled.

Frequently Asked Questions

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March 25, 2020

COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation and this document is subject to change

 

Academic Instruction

How do I access my classes?

  • The majority of instruction will move to remote learning when classes begin on Monday, March 30. If your course schedule entirely allows for online delivery, you are encouraged to stay home to complete your coursework.
  • Courses requiring “hands-on” instruction, such as labs, performance- and technical-based classes, and healthcare clinical training, will continue in person. These courses will be restricted to groups of 10 or fewer and will utilize social distancing procedures.
  • Students will hear directly from faculty about how each class will be handled in a remote format. Some faculty will share content over class Canvas platforms, some will create Zoom classes, and some hands-on classes may meet in-person in groups of 10 or less.

If my classes move online, what do I do if I don’t have a computer or internet access?

  • If your classes move online, you may need to have access to reliable Wi-Fi service to access your course materials. Your instructors will probably ask you about your Wi-Fi availability, and if they do not, please make them aware of your access.
  • Comcast , Spectrum , and Charter Communications have offered to provide at least 60 days of free internet to homes with students that don’t currently have service.
  • If you remain near an EAC campus, all computer labs and the library will remain open; however, each facility will only allow groups of 10 or fewer and strictest social distancing will be enforced.
  • If you have any problems understanding how to use any new technologies, or need assistance accessing your courses online, please contact our Center for Teaching and Learning at (928) 428-8397 or greg.watson@eac.edu.

Will attendance requirements be the same online?

  • Your instructors will establish attendance requirements for each course. Students are expected to communicate with their instructors regarding any absences. Faculty will communicate with students regarding any changes in their attendance practices.

If my class requires an online meeting, when will it be held?

  • If classes are held by Zoom, they will meet the same day and time as your original in-person class was scheduled.

Student Services and Campus Operations

Will campus operations remain open?

  • EAC is open and all student services are operating remotely via video conferencing, phone, and email . The Student Services Building is currently closed to the public, but administrative staff is working and still available to help. Please use the following information to contact administrative services:

What’s the status of the Alumni Library, Inspire’s Academic Coaches, and computer labs?

  • The Alumni Library is open but is limiting access and practicing social distancing procedures. All online resources are still available at www.eac.libguides.com/libraryhome. To speak with a librarian, please contact (928) 428-8308 or Kristen.becker@eac.edu.
  • Inspire’s Academic Coaches are available Monday through Friday to help with tutoring needs. Please use the following information to set up a tutoring session by phone, Skype, Zoom, or email:

  • All computer labs remain open but will limit access and practice strict social distancing procedures. Anyone with a valid EAC identification card may use the computer labs at the following locations:

Will Campus Police still be available?

  • Campus Police remains operational 24/7/365. For emergencies, call 9-1-1. For non-emergencies, please call (928) 428-8240.

Will there be any kind of refunds for this semester?

  • EAC continues to provide courses and will not issue refunds for the semester.
  • Dorm and meal plans will be refunded on a pro-rated basis for students vacating on-campus housing. Refunds will not be issued if fees were paid for by an institutional scholarship.
  • Graduation cap and gown fees will be refunded.
  • If an event was completely canceled, and will not be rescheduled for the fall, refunds will be issued.
  • If an event has been rescheduled for the fall, refunds will be issued upon request, otherwise all payments will be valid for the fall event.

On-campus Housing

What should students in on-campus housing do? If I left belongings in the dorms, how do I retrieve them? What about food service?

  • All students have been asked to make other living arrangements. EAC’s Housing Office is maintaining services for a few students who cannot travel home at this time.
  • Students who left campus for spring break are encouraged to wait until April 2 to collect their belongings. All belongings are secure.
  • Sodexo is offering a very simple meal service for the few students who currently remain on campus.

Events

Are all campus events canceled?

  • In addition to all indoor group activities, concerts, and functions, large-scale outdoor events have been canceled through the end of the semester.
  • Out of an abundance of caution, EAC’s Commencement ceremonies at all campuses have been cancelled. We are currently looking at ways to hold alternative commencement ceremonies that celebrate student achievements. Cap and gown fees will be refunded.

What is the status of EAC’s sports schedule?

  • At the direction of the National Junior College Athletic Association, all athletic events have been canceled.

Travel

Has College travel been canceled?

  • All EAC-sponsored travel has been canceled through the remainder of the spring semester for faculty, staff, and students.

What if I have recently traveled out of the state or country?

  • In light of the escalating situation across America, and because the health and safety of our staff is essential to our mission, employees who have traveled out of state will not be allowed back on campus until 14 days after their return .

Working Remotely

Can College employees work from home?

  • The faculty and staff are using the week of March 23-27 to determine how administrative functions can operate remotely, and to discuss alternative work schedules and ways to offer services remotely to students and the public.

I have a student job on campus. Will that continue?

  • EAC is currently reviewing how work study employment will continue. If you are a work study student, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (928) 428-8287.

If You are Sick

What if I am sick or have a sick family member or child care disruptions?

  • If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, or are sick in any capacity, please stay home and contact your healthcare provider. Please communicate with your supervisor to determine how your job responsibilities can be covered. Please use your sick time and your vacation time, and contact Lauri Avila at (928) 428-8915 or lauri.avila@eac.edu if you have a hardship or exhaust your available time.

For More Information

Where can I get COVID-19 updates about EAC?

  • The most up-to-date information can be found at www.eac.edu. Also, students should check their Monster Mail regularly for new information .

What is the best source for local, national, and international COVID-19 updates?