CVCC Announces Fall Semester Guidelines

LYNCHBURG, VA - Officials at Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) have issued general guidelines for the upcoming fall semester of classes at the college.  These guidelines focus on maintaining a safe and functional environment for students, faculty and staff.

For the fall semester 2020, CVCC will continue to offer most classes online and the majority of the related student support services remotely.  Most general education and transfer courses will be offered to students using the college’s learning management system, Canvas.  Skills for career and technical education courses, FastForward programs, and lab experiences that require in-person instruction will meet on campus in small groups as needed to complete course requirements.  Some courses may also be delivered synchronously through Zoom video conferencing.  The schedules and course delivery for Early College, STEM Academy, and high school dual enrollment students will be determined upon consultation with each of the regional K-12 divisions as they work to implement their own guidelines.

In all cases, these courses will adhere to appropriate safety protocols, including precautions for social distancing and regular cleaning and disinfection of equipment. CVCC will work aggressively to make available computer labs, and possibly loaner computers, to students who need access to technology and reliable Internet connectivity.  

CVCC President Dr. John Capps said, "Our mission is to meet the diverse educational needs of the students and communities we serve – and to do it in the safest possible way.  Amid so much uncertainty, we believe that this approach represents the most effective and most responsible way we can fulfill that commitment."

For CVCC, fall classes are scheduled to begin on Monday, August 24. The last day of classes will depend on whether the semester ends early due to the course of the pandemic.  With most student and academic support services continuing to be delivered remotely, CVCC will build on the capacity it has developed in the spring and summer to ensure that students’ needs are met. 

CVCC has dedicated faculty and staff to help students consider their options and answer any questions they may have about the college.  CVCC also hosts virtual information sessions to help students with important information and updates.  For more information please visit the college website at https://centralvirginia.edu/.

The exact fall schedule will be updated as soon as possible to reflect all changes in delivery modes on the college’s official fall academic calendar found on the college website at https://centralvirginia.edu/admissions/calendar. 

In addition, CVCC will offer telework options for employees who can effectively work remotely.  In this case, the college will continue to follow the recommendations of the CDC, the governor’s office, the Virginia Department of Health, and the Virginia Community College System office.