Thursday, August 25, 2011

FAQ on Germanna Community College earthquake status

Has Germanna closed for the semester?

No. On Aug. 30, Germanna Community College nursing and dental hygiene students will restart classes. All other students will resume classes on Sept. 6. Details will be available via email and on the Germanna Web site within 24 hours.(CLARIFICATION: Only nursing classes start on Aug. 30. Other classes being taken by nursing students start on Sept. 6.)
Check Blackboard, Germanna email and germanna.edu for the class schedule with new room assignments.

Is the Sept. 6 restart date (for non-nursing students) effective for online classes as well?


Yes.


Has the Fredericksburg Campus closed?

No. One building, FAC I, also known as the Dickinson Building, suffered structural damage that has put it out of commission for the semester. FAC II, the Workforce Building, was not damaged. Officials are working to move classes into FAC II. All classes will resume. Some students may have to go to classroom/online hybrid classes or to online classes to avoid moving to a classroom in another location. College officials are also considering space near the Fredericksburg Campus for classrooms.

Will the semester be extended? Will the final exams schedule change?

No and no.

Were other Germanna locations damaged in the quake?

The Locust Grove Campus and the Stafford Center are in good shape. The Daniel Center in Culpeper sustained minor damage to tiles in the auditorium ceiling and to an overhead projector. But classrooms at the Daniel Center were not affected. There was some damage to the George Washington Carver Center in Culpeper, where automotive program classes are to be held in the Fall. Culpeper County is determining how serious the damage is.

Will I be able to buy my text books before classes resume?

Yes. The book store will be operating out of the Locust Grove Campus and all of the text books are also available for order online. Those who had books waiting for pickup at the FAC I store will now have to drive to LGC to get them.
UPDATE: If you ordered books and have received an email advising you that your order is ready for pick up, you may pick up your order at the Locust Grove Campus bookstore beginning Wednesday, August 31st. We'll continue to post updates as we receive them.


What will the Fredericksburg Campus be like this semester?

FAC II will be cramped. There will be no room for lounging or studying, no food service and no cafeteria. Students will need to find other places to hang out, study and eat.



27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is the September 6 restart date effective for online classes as well?

Anonymous said...

What about the testing center? or has that not been decided yet?

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Anonymous said...

Will the Locust Grove Testing Center still be open during the semester? Does any of this change the current final exam schedule in terms of starting and ending dates? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Will classes be extended beyond the original end date of December 10th?

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Jen Wittemore-Norton said...

The Fall 2011 semester calendar shows college closed on September 27th, is it still closed on Sept 27th, and do we still get Thanksgiving break, also on the semester calendar, thank you for answering my questions and thank goodness you are restarting so I can hopefully graduate on time!!!!!

Germanna publications said...

We're still closed on Sept. 27 for a college-wide faculty-staff meeting Jen. And the Thanksgiving holiday is not affected.
Also:
The semester will not be extended.
The final exam schedule will not change.
All classes will resume.
A new class schedule will be posted very soon.

Anonymous said...

Should students taking nursing pre-requistites at the Locust Grove Campus return to class on Aug. 30th as well?

My microbiology said he'd see everyone Aug. 3oth teacher on Blackboard Announcements.

Germanna publications said...

If you have not been formally
accepted into the nursing program yet, you are on the same schedule as other non-nursing students.

Anonymous said...

Will schedules change significantly for students not attending the FAC campus?

Germanna publications said...

No, they won't.

Jen Wittemore-Norton said...

Will the bookstore be moved to Locust Grove and will it be open on Wednesday August 31st? Thanks.

Germanna publications said...

Yes, Jen, the book store is being moved to the Locust Grove Campus and will be open on Wednesday.

Also:

The semester will not be extended.

There will be no change to the schedule for final exams.

Anonymous said...

I am trying to register for this semester (which the calendar reflects 8/27 as the last day to do so). As enrollment is currently disabled in PeopleSoft, will this date be extended to some time next week? I believe one of my classes would require approval which would have to be done on-campus.

Germanna publications said...

Yes, those dates will be changing. The last date to add a class will be midnight, Sept. 5.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the quick response! Be safe this weekend.

Germanna publications said...

You, too! Look for an email in your Germanna account in the next few minutes with information about the new schedule being posted at www.germanna.edu

Anonymous said...

What's being done about Student ID's? Will we be able to get one?

Germanna publications said...

ID pictures will be taken. Look for information on that in either a student email to arrive Monday afternoon or at www.germanna.edu and on Blackboard.
Be safe this weekend!

Anonymous said...

What will the bookstore hours be on the 31st at LGC campus?

Anonymous said...

What do we do if two of our classes are now scheduled at the same time?

Germanna publications said...

On the class conflict, please communicate with counseling at the Fredericksburg Campus personally.
Ph: (540) 891-3021
faccounseling@germanna.edu

Germanna publications said...

Please contact the campus bookstore for bookstore hours and textbook information. Textbooks may be purchased at the campus bookstore or online from the bookstore website www.efollet.com. (Or others, such as Amazon.com) There is now one bookstore location for Germanna Community College – on the Locust Grove Campus (540)423-9129.
Please call that number for new hours.

Caitlan said...

Will there be a library in the second building where we can check out books, print, copy papers, etc?

Anonymous said...

Will we be able to register for classes online?

Anonymous said...

If Sept 5th is the last day to drop a class, will there be a day to actually "swap" classes? I need to change a class and the system will not allow me to do so.