Glendale Community College
Action Items Related to COVID-19
March 26, 2020 (Thursday) (New updates are in highlighted in red.)
Spring Semester Status: All classes were closed from March 16 through March 22, 2020. On Monday, March 23, 2020, all classes moved to remote instruction until further notice.
Verdugo and Garfield Campuses are closed, however limited services are available via appointment.
Staff and faculty have transitioned to work remotely; only personnel in positions deemed essential are working on campus.
Student workers are restricted from working on campus, but will be paid for their assigned work schedule through the end of the semester. Managers will work with student workers to identify tasks and duties the student workers may perform remotely.
Academic Counseling is available online for students who would like to speak with a counselor. ONLINE COUNSELING. Students may also make appointments to meet with counselors by telephone by calling the main college number at (818) 240-1000 and then individual Student Services offices at the following extensions:
- Academic Counseling (Verdugo Campus) x5918
- EOPS x6900
- DSPS/Center for Students with Disabilities x5905
- Student Equity Program x3520
- International Students Program x6645
- Admissions & Records x5910
- CalWorks (Verdugo Campus) x5508
- CalWorks (Garfield Campus) x5681
- Academic Counseling (Garfield Campus) x5055 or x5035.
IMPORTANT The GCC Library is attempting to accommodate as many students as possible who do not have access to a computer. Unfortunately, all available laptops and ChromeBooks have been checked out. The Library has ordered more ChromeBooks, but there is no confirmed date of arrival. In the meantime, you can access Canvas from a smartphone or tablet. When possible, please use a smartphone or tablet to try to participate in your classes. If you would like to reserve a ChromeBook, you can email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 818-240-100 ext. 5586.
If you don’t have internet access, last week Comcast and Spectrum began offering free internet access for 60 days to eligible homes. Comcast: InternetEssentials.com or call 855-846-8376 for English or 855-765-6995 for Spanish; Spectrum: Call 844-488-8395
The Verdugo and Garfield Campuses Child Development Centers are closed until further notice.
Verdugo and Garfield Food Pantries are closed until further notice. Here is a link to other food pantries in the area. Call ahead to check hours and availability.
All public events All public events and other activities scheduled at the Verdugo and Garfield Campuses are cancelled. College athletics, drama, music, and dance events scheduled are also cancelled.
DSPS students who may need additional support to achieve a successful learning experience with the non-classroom environment may contact the Center for Students with Disabilities (818)240-1000 ext. 5905 to speak with a counselor who can make the appropriate assessments, referrals, or accommodations.
All college related travel for college employees and student trips is prohibited until further notice.
The Professional Development Center on the Montrose Campus will continue to work directly with those employers with whom there are contracts in place for employee training to determine the method of instruction and training to be provided.
Health Center is closed. Health Center nurses are available for health and mental health related questions and referrals by calling 818-551-5189 Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM.
Duplicating Center is closed until further notice.
All Food Service locations are closed until further notice. This includes The Vaquero Grill, Block and Barrel, Casa Solana, and CJ’s Convenience Store in Sierra Madre; Starbucks in Sierra Vista; The Shuttle in San Gabriel Plaza, The Café outside San Gabriel; and Snack Bar in Palm Plaza Garfield Campus.
Verdugo and Garfield Libraries are closed until further notice. Remote reference services and online library workshops will continue as scheduled and laptops are available for student checkout by appointment. http://campusguides.glendale.edu/libraryupdates
Financial Aid has transitioned to all remote service. They can be reached during regular business hours via phone at 818-240-1000 ext. 5916, or via email at email@example.com. Website: glendale.edu/fa.
Transfer Center in-person service is closed until further notice. Counseling appointments are being conducted remotely, by phone or online. Request an appointment by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (818-240-1000, ext. 5442). For more information: glendale.edu/transfer.
El Vaquero Newspaper has suspended print publication, but continues to publish stories online at elvaq.com.