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IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Coronavirus 2019 Disease Update (March 26 - April 2, 2020)

Provided by DMC College Relations Office

Updates are date and time stamped and are listed chronologically in reverse order.

Del Mar College COVID-19 UPDATE
Thursday, April 2, 2020 (5:45 p.m.)

 

Registration for all summer 2020 courses at Del Mar College - previously scheduled to start on April 6 - is being rescheduled as a result of COVID-19 precautions. At this time, a new registration start date has not been finalized. Students will be notified as soon as new information is available.

Meanwhile, students who plan to take summer courses can visit the DMC “Prepare to Register” web page for more information.

Please visit our COVID-19 web page for College-related updates and Frequently Asked Questions. If you have additional questions related to COVID-19, click here to visit the Texas Department of State Health Services website. Additionally, DMC library staff have created an online COVID-19 Resource Guide, which provides links to several national and state health organizations and the latest local and national news coverage.

 

 

Del Mar College COVID-19 UPDATE
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 (4:30 p.m.)

 

Due to evolving circumstances and the state and nationwide extension of precautions related to COVID-19, Del Mar College will continue with current online instruction through the end of the spring semester. The last day of class for the majority of online courses is scheduled for May 6. However, for classes that cannot complete by this date, special arrangements will be made and announced as finalized through Canvas. 

The College no longer plans to resume normal operations on Monday, April 13, as previously expected. We will continue operating online only, and access to facilities will remain restricted as long as the situation requires.

Students are encouraged to communicate with their instructors via Canvas regarding course end dates and any lab or clinical portions of their courses, projects or assignments that may be affected by this change. Click here to access Canvas.

We understand the difficulties and concerns the online transition has created among some students, and we remain focused on streamlining the process as much as possible. Our goal is for students to complete their courses on time and on schedule.

Additionally, the spring 2020 graduation ceremony previously scheduled for May 15 at the American Bank Center has been postponed. We are exploring possibilities for a rescheduled ceremony, and we will communicate details with graduating students at a later date. At this time, all events scheduled to be held on DMC campuses are cancelled through the end of May.

Please visit our COVID-19 web page for College-related updates and Frequently Asked Questions. If you have additional questions related to COVID-19, click here to visit the Texas Department of State Health Services website. Additionally, DMC library staff have created an online COVID-19 Resource Guide, which provides links to several national and state health organizations and the latest local and national news coverage.

 

 

Del Mar College COVID-19 UPDATE
Friday, March 27, 2020 (1: 35 p.m.)

Del Mar College welcomes students back – virtually – as online courses are set to begin on Monday, March 30. Students who haven’t already done so are urged to login to their Canvas account and begin communicating with their instructors before March 30. Click here to access Canvas.

Additionally, the Viking Helpdesk is offering extended hours over the weekend to assist students and faculty with technical needs. You may contact them this Saturday (March 28) and Sunday (March 29) between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at 361-698-2330 or at vikinghelpdesk@delmar.edu.

The College has transitioned as many courses as possible into an online format since precautions went into effect related to COVID-19. We are currently open and conducting business online only, and access to facilities is restricted through Monday, April 13.

Beginning March 30, DMC librarians are available by phone, email and chat to assist students with research assignments. Students can email librarians at refdesk@delmar.edu, and chat assistance is available by clicking “Ask a Librarian” on the libraries homepage. Students can call 361-698-1311 to speak with a librarian during these hours: Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; and Sat.-Sun., noon-5 p.m.

Please visit our COVID-19 web page for College-related updates and Frequently Asked Questions. If you have additional questions related to COVID-19, click here to visit the Texas Department of State Health Services website. Additionally, DMC library staff have created an online COVID-19 Resource Guide, which provides links to several national and state health organizations and the latest local and national news coverage.

 

 

Del Mar College COVID-19 UPDATE
Thursday, March 26, 2020 (5:10 p.m.)

Del Mar College is currently open and conducting business online only, and access to facilities is restricted through Monday, April 13, in accordance with COVID-19 precautions.

The College is closely following safety guidelines including the stay-at-home order in effect through April 8 for Nueces County residents and businesses. The order requires local residents to stay at home to the greatest extent possible, stay at least six feet away from others outside a residence and other guidelines.

While the College is operating remotely, we want students to know that the Counseling Center is available via email at dmccounseling@delmar.edu. Students who began counseling prior to Spring Break will be contacted by counselors via phone and/or email to resume telehealth counseling as appropriate. The Center is currently establishing an online request form for services and will begin accepting new clients as soon as they’re operational.

Students are encouraged to follow @dmccounseling on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for self-help, community resources and emergency information. Click here to view a message from the DMC Counseling staff.

For additional resources, please visit the DMC Counseling self-help page. Students can also text “Home” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741.

Please visit our COVID-19 web page for College-related updates and Frequently Asked Questions. If you have additional questions related to COVID-19, click here to visit the Texas Department of State Health Services website. Additionally, DMC library staff have created an online COVID-19 Resource Guide, which provides links to several national and state health organizations and the latest local and national news coverage.

 

 

About Del Mar College

Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.