COVID-19 Student Information

Online Classes

SLCC will maintain orange status with a "soft opening" beginning Monday, May 18. There will be limited student services available on campus. Most employees will continue to telecommute and classes will continue to be offered remotely/online through the end of summer semester.

While many classes will continue to be offered remotely and online, SLCC is preparing to resume in-person classes for the Fall semester following all state and county guidelinesand other safety protocols.

To help aid in this transition and to continue participating in classes through the remainder of the semester, all SLCC students should check their Bruinmail and Canvas for specific class instructions and exceptions, such as labs and clinicals.

SLCC has also prepared a Learn Anywhere guide with steps and resources that will help students adjust to moving their education online. If you need technical support from the Help Desk, assistance is available online only.


COVID-19 Self-Reporting

The health and safety of our College community is our top priority. As SLCC monitors the spread of COVID-19, we are asking all members of the SLCC community to fill out this form if they have tested positive for COVID-19, are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, or have travelled to/from countries with a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention level three travel health notice.

This information will allow the College to reduce the risk of any potential spread of COVID-19 and promote self-isolation and social distancing best practices. The College will not release personal information in accordance with HIPAA and FERPA. SLCC’s Center for Health and Counseling staff are committed to supporting the mental health needs of students.

All counseling services are being conducted over the phone. If you are in need of support, please call (801)957-4268 or visit the Center for Health and Counseling.

COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form


A Mask for Every Utahn

"A Mask for Every Utahn" is a state of Utah initiative, in partnership with the Utah Manufacturers Association, to help Utahns who may not have a face mask and are returning to the workplace or going out in public. The state will provide one mask to each resident who needs one, and will mail — upon request, once, and free of charge — up to six masks to each Utah mailing address.

COVID-19 Mask Order Form


Student Resources

You must attend an orientation before meeting with an advisor: Set Orientation Appointment

Academic Advising will remain open through phone appointments and/or using the platform WebEx. If you have questions and need assistance finding your advisor or help with making an appointment, please call the Academic Advising Front Desk:

  • Redwood 801-957-4978
  • Jordan 801-957-6215
  • South City 801-957-3361

If there is no answer, please leave a voicemail and we will get back to you shortly or email our Support Staff at Cami.Knapp@slcc.edu.

We highly suggest students take advantage of online appointments via WebEx as you will be able to communicate directly with an advisor and get the assistance you need to navigate the remainder of the semester and help you prepare for future semesters. Please know that advisors can address many of your questions via email only if you use your Bruinmail email address. We remain committed to assist you in your Academic Advising needs.

Bruin Pantries are operational on a limited basis. We will be assessing our protocols to ensure alignment with CDC guidelines. Visit: Bruin Pantry

The Bruin Pantries are distributing food boxes once per week on Fridays starting at 10am and alternating between South City and Redwood Campus. Details and community resources can be found on the Bruin Pantry website or signup for the Bruin Pantry email list to receive email updates.

Adjustments are being made to best serve our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand this may complicate things for you and encourage you to Dial 2-1-1 for resources in your area or apply for Food Assistance through the Department of Workforce Services:

For computer/wireless issues or problems contact SLCC's Help Desk directly at 801-957-5555 or Help.Desk@slcc.edu. Students will have computer access at our South City, Taylorsville Redwood and Jordan open computer labs, and libraries at the Taylorsville Redwood and South City campuses will remain open to provide resources for students.

As we review student and employee space needs, we may also be limiting the hours that buildings are open on various sites.

Our Center for Health & Counseling Services are available to students struggling and in need of support during these stressful times. We are continuing to provide services via telehealth sessions and our usual fees are temporarily suspended, so there is no cost for these services. Center for Health & Counseling

The DRC will be temporarily moving to a virtual work environment due to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, we are still here to assist you remotely through the Spring and Summer semester 2020 via the methods listed below:

  • If you have technology concerns during the Spring and Summer semesters, please contact Jamie Bird at 801-957-4506.
  • If you need assistance with ASL interpreting or captioning please contact Julie.smith@slcc.edu.
  • General questions regarding the DRC will be answered by calling 801-957-4659.
  • If you wish to confer with your DRC Advisor please email your advisor directly, or email drc@slcc.edu.
  • Students who need double time for testing will be accommodated through Canvas. Concerns? Please contact your instructor.
  • Other in-person accommodative testing can be arranged by calling
    • Redwood Campus at 801-957-4500

SLCC is doing its best to make funds available for students in crisis.

If you are a student in need of financial assistance, consider submitting an application for Emergency Student Aid.

Salt Lake Community College has received emergency student aid via the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. This aid is available to eligible students to pay for education-related expenses incurred due to COVID 19.

The ePortfolio Labs have moved to online and phone consultations with students. Most students will be able to successfully use online tutorials, but if personal consultation is needed, please make an appointment. Both are available at ePortfolio Remote Tutoring.

Please visit our page for current hours and locations.

Federal Pell Grants are now available year-round. You may be eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant, even if you received one during Fall and Spring Semesters. To apply, enroll in Summer classes and fill out a Summer Aid Application. After you enroll, Summer Aid Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.

Early application is encouraged due to fund limitations.

We've also expanded our Summer scholarship opportunities, make sure to apply!

For more information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships at 801-957-4410.

With SLCC Promise, eligible students could get help covering the costs of tuition and fees.

Students and faculty members are able to check out laptops and Wi-fi hotspots at the Markosian Library on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. Due to high demand for Wi-fi hotspots, additional units are being added to the collection and will be available later this week. For more details, as well as updates on services and hours, please call the library Reference Desk at (801) 957-4610 or visit the COVID-19 Library FAQ.

Please contact us by phone: 801-957-4610, e-mail, or text: 801-770-0996.

The Taylorsville Redwood Markosian Library and South City Campus Library are open with modified hours. All hours are subject to change. Call 801-957-4602 before attending.

  • Markosian Library's hours are Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • South City Library's hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The library will continue to check out books, DVDs, hotspots and other materials at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus and South City Campus locations. You can return your materials to the library by either dropping them off at the checkout desk or leaving them in one of the book drops located outside of the library buildings. The cafe at the Markosian Library will continue to sell food items to patrons.

  • SLCC Online Support Center
    • 801-957-5125
  • 24/7 Canvas Support
    • 801-957-5125
    • 1-844-334-0397 (toll-free student support)
    • 1-833-250-2077 (toll-free faculty and staff support)
  • SLCC Technical Help Desk
    • 801-957-5555
  • SLCC Online Testing Center
    • 801-957-4482

Please visit our site for current hours and locations.

Guest Students: gueststudent@slcc.edu

Outgoing Transcript Office: transcripts@slcc.edu

Records & Data Management: records@slcc.edu

Registration Appeals: registrationappeals@slcc.edu

Verifications: enrollmentverification@slcc.edu

Student Writing & Reading Center (SWRC) consultation services are available to all SLCC students online for the remainder of spring semester. It offers both synchronous (live) consultations as well as written feedback (also known as asynchronous response). To access SWRC services, create an account at https://www.slccswc.org, and then verify it through Bruinmail. For any technical support, please email slccswc@gmail.com .

Call 801-957-4500 for any testing questions. Effective 4/6/2020, all testing centers are closed until further notice. There will be no in person testing at this time. For your safety and the staff's safety. If you need to complete an exam for your course, please contact your instructor to further assist you.

Please visit Exam Registration to schedule an appointment. 

If you have made an appointment, do not come in. Cancel your appointment and reschedule when cleared to do so. This will help minimize the spread of germs. Please be patient while we strive to provide the safest environment possible. If you have questions, call 801-957-4500 or email us at TestingServices@slcc.edu for more information.

  • General testing questions, including credit hour placement testing and DRC testing: x4500
  • Online testing: x4164
  • SAT testing, including Proctorio remote proctoring: x3332

Below is an update on placement and assessment exams and expected availability according to the vendors:

  • Placement Process - We are offering the placement test remotely by appointment only.
  • ESL Accuplacer - We are not currently offering this assessment. Expected availability in a remote environment is 1-2 weeks.
  • TABE - We are temporarily not offering this assessment. Expected availability in a remote environment is 2-3 weeks.
  • HESI - We are temporarily not offering this assessment. Expected availability in a remote environment is undetermined.
  • TEAS - We are temporarily not offering this assessment. Expected availability in a remote environment is 2-3 weeks.
  • CLEP - We are not currently offering this assessment. It is not expected to be available remotely.

Accommodations - Students needing accommodations please call 801-957-4500.

The DRC will be helping students who need a reader/scribe for testing. If you are a student needing to take a test with a reader/scribe, please contact Jamie Bird at x4506 or Jamie.Bird@slcc.edu and she will work with the service providers and instructors to administer the test via remote meeting software.

As a result of COVID-19, STEM Learning centers will be closed during the Spring and Summer semester 2020, visit the link below to access online tutoring services: STEM Tutoring

Registration Appeals are only granted for documented extenuating situations. Changing from in person to online learning is not an eligible reason for a registration appeal, and the Registrar office will not drop students who are requesting registration appeals based on 2020 Semester changes to online delivery. Please refer to this guidance when working with students to review Withdrawal Options below.

We strongly encourage students who have questions to talk to their academic advisor, who can provide advice and/or direct students to the Registrar's Office, Financial Aid, etc. as needed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Salt Lake Community College Bruins, hang in there! We know you have lots of questions. We will try to keep this page updated with the information you need as we navigate this unprecedented situation together.

On March 25, SLCC courses transitioned from in-person classes to online delivery. Your instructors have sent messages to you about this transition to your Bruinmail account. Information about how your classes will be taught for the remainder of the semester can be found on Canvas.

While many classes will continue to be offered remotely and online, SLCC is preparing to resume in-person classes for the Fall semester following all state and county guidelinesand other safety protocols.

All colleges and universities in Utah are working together to ensure courses taken during the spring 2020 semester will easily transfer to a four-year university.

Withdrawing or dropping your courses may have a negative impact on your financial aid award this semester and may also impact your ability to receive financial aid in the future. Please see the Grading Options FAQ below.

Yes! Most Summer semester classes will be taught online. There may still be a few in-person classes taught in situations where hands-on instruction is the only possible teaching method.

When searching for Summer classes in MySLCC, look for the instruction method listed for the class. Some classes will still require virtual meetups on specific days and times.

The following computer labs are still open and available for student use:

Taylorsville Redwood 

Markosian Library (Mon-Th 8 am-9 pm, Fri 8 am-5 pm, Sat 9:30 am-4:30 pm)
Student Center (Mon-Fri 10 am – 2 pm)

South City 

Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm (Access the building from the south doors only.)

Jordan

Jordan Health Sciences Building (Mon-Th 7:30 am-8 pm, Fri 7:30 am-4:30 pm)

Students using the computer labs are separated as much as possible, and labs personnel are limiting the total number of students allowed to enter, depending on the size of the lab. Additionally, the keyboard and mouse are disinfected between each use, and SLCC’s custodial staff thoroughly clean and sanitize each lab per their enhanced disinfecting schedule.

In-Person tutoring is not available for the rest of the Spring semester, but online tutoring is available through tutor.com. Find details here.

If you have questions regarding STEM Learning Resources and workshops, find updates online at slcc.edu/stem and feel free to email us at STEMLearning@slcc.edu.

 

All SLCC testing centers are closed. Placement testing can be completed remotely by appointment. ESL Accuplacer, TABE, HESI and TEAS tests are temporarily unavailable while vendors determine remote options.

SLCC will maintain orange status with a "soft opening" beginning Monday, May 18. There will be limited student services available on campus.

See this list for more information.

Registration appeals to drop your courses for the Spring semester may be an option if you have experienced extenuating circumstances that prevented you from completing a course. These circumstances may include, but are not limited to, medical conditions, death, military or employment conflict.

Until April 30, you have the option to withdraw from your course. After that date, you have the option to change your grade to a Pass or Withdraw. Please see the Grading Options FAQ for more details.

Yes, SLCC is doing its best to make funds available for students in crisis.

If you are a student in need of financial assistance, consider submitting an application for Emergency Student Aid.

Salt Lake Community College has received emergency student aid via the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. This aid is available to eligible students to pay for education-related expenses incurred due to COVID 19.

Virtual FAFSA workshop sessions are held regularly.  A list of dates and times can be found at Financial Aid.

Contact Salote Brown, who will be happy to assist you.  She can be reached at 801-957-6401 or salote.brown@slcc.edu

Commencement is a rich and meaningful occasion for SLCC graduates, their families, and our faculty and staff to celebrate our students’ remarkable achievements. We are creating an online Commencement that will be available to watch beginning June 26. While an online ceremony can't replace a traditional in-person event, we still want to create a meaningful Commencement for those who want to participate.
If you would like to participate in this online Commencement, please check the Commencement webpage for full details and the ability to RSVP.

Grading Options FAQ

  • Keep a traditional letter grade, or
  • Elect a Pass/Withdrawal grade

If you do not want to change your current grading option, you do not have to take any action.

Talk to your academic advisor about any academic implications of the P/W If you have federal financial aidveterans benefits, or are an international student, please check with those areas to see if there are particular requirements around letter grades for the support you are receiving.

Once these important considerations have been taken into account, make a decision regarding your options on or before May 31, 2020.

A 'C' or above will result in receiving credit (P); a 'C-' or lower will result in a 'W.'
If you select the P/W option, the grade will not be included in the calculation of your grade point average. If changing life circumstances and the transition to remote learning disrupted your coursework, the P/W option will provide you protection against negatively impacting your GPA during the Spring 2020 semester.
Academic standing is impacted by graded courses only. Courses that are taken as P/W do not impact academic standing. By contrast, graded courses lower than a 'C' can lead to warning, probation, and suspension.
If your current academic performance is substantially lower that your overall grade point average, or you do not pass a course, you are strongly encouraged to discuss your options with your academic advisor.
This can vary tremendously. If you receive a scholarship that requires you to maintain a particular grade point average, and you aren't doing as well in a course as you need, it might be your best option. Before you do anything, talk to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships and have your scholarship requirements and/or financial aid packaging reviewed.
Complete the online form and submit on/before May 31, 2020.
Prior to April 30, 2020, use the 'Withdraw' option within the Class Registration system. Here is a simple, easy to follow tutorial: Covid Withdrawal Process

 

Please remember that everyone's situation is unique, and that the best option for one student might not be ideal for the next. We strongly encourage you to reach out to your academic advisor, and other appropriate campus supports before making a final decision. We are here to support you. If you have questions, please contact your academic advisor or the Registrar's Office.


We appreciate your patience as we work to get answers to your questions. We are fully committed to helping you be successful! In the meantime, take a deep breath, relax and stay enrolled. Together, we’ve got this!