On-Campus Classes and Events
Question: Are my classes still taking place on campus?
Answer: There are no in-person classes taking place on the Oxnard, Moorpark, or Ventura College campuses from March 16 through the end of the Spring semester. This includes all lecture-based courses, labs, physical activity, and performance-based classes. However, your classes will continue to have online/virtual assignments and requirements that you are responsible for – if you have not heard from your professor yet, please contact them directly. Additionally, the 2020 summer session will consist exclusively of online/virtual instruction classes.
Question: When will classes resume?
Answer: Classes for the remainder of Spring semester 2020 will all take place in virtual/online formats. All Summer 2020 summer classes will be online/virtual as well. No classes will physically take place on campus from March 16 through the end of the Summer 2020 session. To help us provide you with additional updates, we highly suggest that all students and employees update their emergency contact information. See the RESOURCES section at the bottom of this page.
Question: Will graduation ceremonies be cancelled?
Answer: Yes. Unfortunately, all commencements and other recognition ceremonies have been canceled. We’re looking into some alternative options and will update you later.
Question: Are Moorpark College, Oxnard College, Ventura College, Ventura College East Campus, and the District Office still open?
Answer: No. Although classes are continuing online/virtually, our campuses and the District office are not open to students or the public from Tuesday, March 17th through Friday, April 10th (the end of Spring break). But our employees are still here to help you so please call or email us. We’ll update you again closer to Spring break.
Question: Is the Child Development Center closed?
Answer: Yes. The Child Development Centers on the Moorpark, Oxnard, and Ventura College campuses are closed from March 17 through April 10 at this time.
Question: I'm feeling anxious and stressed about everything that's going on. With the Student Health Center no longer open on campus, can I still call them?
Answer: Yes. If you have medical questions or need mental health services, you can call your Student Health Centers. If you have a medical or mental health emergency, please call 911. Our Student Health Centers or other community resources can be reached at:
- MC: 805-378-1413; https://www.moorparkcollege.edu/departments/student-services/health-center
- OC: 805-678-5832; https://www.oxnardcollege.edu/departments/student-services/student-health-center
- VC: 805-289-6346; https://www.venturacollege.edu/departments/student-services/student-health-center
- Ventura County Behavioral Health Crisis Team: 866-998-2243
- Didi Hirsch 24-hour Suicide Hotline 877-727-4747
- USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Tele-Mental Health
- Text "Courage" to 741741for FREE 24/7 for mental health support.
Question: With campus and the libraries closed, what can I do to access the internet?
Answer: Comcast is offering two months of free internet to households with students as classes are moving online. Click here to learn more. You can also call our campus libraries for additional tips.
Question: What if I need help with an assignment or research paper?
Answer: Librarian services are still available. Contact them at:
- MC: 805-378-1450; https://www.moorparkcollege.edu/departments/student-services/library
- OC: 805-678-5819; https://www.oxnardcollege.edu/departments/student-services/library-learning-resource-center
- VC: 805-289-6482; https://www.venturacollege.edu/departments/student-services/library
Question: Is my campus bookstore open?
Answer: All of our bookstores are closed to the general public, but you can shop online and enjoy free ground shipping on all orders. Visit your campus bookstore website
Question: Is tutoring still available?
Answer: All tutoring services are available and are transitioning to an online format
Visit your college website for more information
Spring and Summer Semesters
Question: Will this affect my grade?
Answer: No. If you’re in touch with your professors and following all of their instructions and updates, you’ll still receive the grade you earn.
Question: Will I still graduate?
Answer: Yes – if you’re still meeting all the requirements for your certificate or degree, and you applied for graduation, you’ll still be graduating. That’s part of why we've moved our classes online. If you have any additional questions, contact a counselor.
Question: What if I’ve never taken an online class before?
Answer: There are many resources and tutorials on how to use Canvas, the platform for online classes. Learn more here.
Question: Are there still events planned on campus?
Answer: No. All events have been canceled at this time.
Question: Will summer classes still take place?
Answer: Yes. At this point, the 2020 summer session will only include online/virtual instruction.
Question: Will registration for summer and fall classes continue?
Answer: Yes, check your MyVCCCD student portal for your registration date. Please call our counseling or admissions offices for help, do not come to campus.
Question: I'm a Nursing student. What happens to my rotations and upcoming testing?
Answer: All nursing students are encouraged to contact their dean and faculty to receive the most up-to-date information.
Question: I'm an International Student - how does this affect me?
Answer: SEVP has allowed our schools to move the F2F courses to online as a temporary measure, without penalty to F1 students. Students are allowed to travel as they would under normal circumstances, but they must be aware of the consequences of traveling. Travel restrictions are being implemented daily. We encourage international students to stay put until further notice especially if they are planning to continue their studies in the US.
General Health Information
Question: Has there been an outbreak of COVID-19 at any of your campuses or offices?
Answer: Yes. On March 21 we learned that a Moorpark College student had tested positive for COVID-19 (i.e., Coronavirus). This is the first and only known confirmed case of COVID-19 at Moorpark College. This student last visited the MC campus on Monday, March 9, and has since received medical care in Los Angeles County. On March 26 we learned that a Ventura College student recently tested positive for COVID-19. This is the first and only known confirmed case of COVID-19 at Ventura College and the second within the Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD). This student last visited the VC campus on Tuesday, March 10. VC Public Health is aware of this case.
Question: How do I know if I’m sick and what should I do if I’m not feeling well?
Answer: If you’re not feeling well, please avoid public places and contact your primary care provider or clinic. If you begin feeling any flu-like symptoms (like a fever, cough, or shortness of breath), contact your local emergency room. Our Student Health Center is available for phone evaluations. Meanwhile, be sure to email your professor and keep them updated. It is generally advised that you not spend time in public spaces until you’ve gone at least 24 hours without a fever (and that 24 hours should also be without the help of any fever-reducing medication).
Employees and Student Workers
Question: I’m a VCCCD employee and I’m 65+ years old and/or have underlying health issues (e.g., blood disorders, chronic kidney disease, asthma, chronic liver disease, compromised immune system, pregnancy in the last two weeks, metabolic disorders, heart disease, and other serious health conditions) that make me more susceptible to the coronavirus. Do I need to report to my office for work?
Answer: No. In line with Governor Newsom’s March 15th announcement, you should work with your supervisor regarding remote work options from home. You are not required to report to campus.
Question: If I'm working remotely, will I still get paid?
Answer: All employees (faculty, staff, student workers, and probationary and provisional employees), whether working on-site or working remotely from home, will continue to get paid for normal work hours throughout the duration of this situation. Details and work-plans for this week and moving forward will be communicated directly to you by your supervisor.
Question: I’m a VCCCD employee with travel plans for work. Can I still go?
Answer: All non-essential travel has been canceled for now.
Question: What happens to Student Employees? Will we get paid?
Answer: Yes, all student employees and peer mentors will get paid, even if they are not able to do their assigned jobs. We will be sending out an email to student workers soon. Please see the VCCCD Alerts page March 17 at 4pm – that message includes information about student workers. We understand this is a difficult time and we are trying to do everything we can to help.
Question: How do I update my Emergency Alerts contact information?
-Students may update their ALERTS information on the MyVCCCD portal
-Once you are in the portal, click the MyCollege tab then click on Maintain Emergency Alert Information.
-On the next screen, click on Maintain Emergency Alert Information and update your information
-Employees may update their ALERTS information on the MyVCCCD portal
-Go to MyVCCCD portal
-Visit the Work Life tab – click on Personal Information.
-On the next screen, click on Maintain Emergency Alert Information and update your information
Question: Can I get FREE Internet?
Answer: We know that many students are challenged with finding the necessary tools that are needed in order to succeed with online classes. We understand that both ComCast and Spectrum are now offering free internet service for students who are not current customers. Visit their web page https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19 or call 1-844-488-8395 for more information
What else should I be doing?
- Remember to keep an eye out for emails from faculty, the college or Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD).
- Keep taking regular precautions to avoid getting sick. Wash your hands, avoid being around people who are sick, avoid touching your face, cough/sneeze into your arm, and wipe down regularly-touched objects and surfaces with disinfecting wipes and sprays.
- There’s always more information to follow at the Ventura County Public Health office and the VCCCD alerts page.