BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — In accordance with Governor Gretchen Whitmer extending the stay-at-home order until May 15, Kellogg Community College announced today it is extending the closure of its buildings and facilities until Monday, May 18 to prevent gatherings of people during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The college formally closed its physical campuses in Barry, Branch and Calhoun counties as of noon, March 18 and most recently announced it would reopen May 4 in alignment with the State of Michigan's stay-at-home executive order. As of today, KCC plans to reopen its facilities to employees only on May 18.
Access to buildings during the closure is limited to essential personnel who are specifically identified to conduct minimum basic operations.
During the facility closure, KCC is continuing its current Spring 2020 semester in an online-only format. KCC also will continue accepting registrations for students who wish to sign up for Summer 2020 classes, which begin as early as May 11.
The summer semester, which also is online-only, will begin May 11 as planned.
"Our campus doors remain closed as we do our part to slow the spread of the virus, but our online instruction and institutional operations are proceeding," KCC President Dr. Adrien Bennings said. "Our faculty and staff continue to deliver education to our Bruins, thanks to our institution's dedication to student success and our agility in leveraging online learning platforms."
Students are encouraged to monitor their KCC email accounts daily and communicate their questions and concerns directly to their instructors.
Additionally, they may submit specific questions regarding services for financial aid, online tutoring and more on KCC's Virtual Services web page at www.kellogg.edu/virtualservices.