Coronavirus FAQs - Updated March 30, 2020

Is the college open?

Classes and student support services are all offered online through May 1, and possibly longer.  Aside from a few essential employees who are maintaining campus operations, the campus is currently closed for in-person instruction and services.

What about student support services?

Student support services will continue to be offered online.  Please check specific department web pages for hours of operation, instructions for online help, etc.  Click on Student Support Services in the red menu to get a list of departments and a link to their web pages.

Is the Bookstore open?

The bookstore is closed but the website remains open and is offering free ground shipping to avoid disruption. The bookstore wants to ensure that students have access to textbooks and other essential items.  Please check www.bkstr.com/saddlebackstore/home for more information.

Students that receive Financial Aid will be able to order books online.  At the payment screen, select Financial Aid or scholarship as the payment method, and enter student ID number.  Applicable scholarship or financial aid will populate for the student to select. Students that have received gift cards for textbook purchases may also use them for online purchases.
Have events on my calendar been canceled?

All events during the spring semester have been canceled.  Some workshops may be offered online.  Check the calendar on the website for updates.  Commencement has been postponed  (information will be provided on this later). All athletic events have been canceled. All Spring sports have been canceled. As we are no longer allowing visitors on campus, all events for the public are canceled.

How will the college communicate with me during the closure?

Aside from professors who will communicate with you frequently regarding your classes, communications from the college will continue through email as our primary means of direct communication.  While we understand that texting may be preferred by many of our students, cellular networks across the globe are taxed in the face of the rapidly evolving situation we are currently facing. As such, texting may not always be available and email remains the most reliable way of communicating with you.  

In the coming days and weeks during our closure, please refer to the website for the most current information on college operations.  We know you have many questions and we are committed to ensuring that we are keeping you informed so that we can minimize any confusion for you while you focus on your studies. When significant updates are available, we will notify you by email.