Fall semester classes will begin as scheduled on Aug. 24 at Central Lakes College.

CLC expects to present students with a wide range of course and program delivery modes to choose from, including face-to-face, online and a variety of options in between. Each program will have the ability to adapt as the situation demands.

New “HyFlex” courses provide flexibility, as students can choose when they are ready and comfortable to return to campus. These courses include optional face-to-face, online delivery in real-time with the instructor or traditional online components.

CLC will continue offering all of our Student Support Services, both in-person and online. These services include advising, counseling, financial aid, tutoring, bookstore, accessibility services and IT support.

To make sure that every student is connected on day one, each new student will be paired with a mentor coach. Regular online get-togethers will ensure ready access to services, support, and information as we navigate the semester together.

Cafeterias, student housing and student life programs are ready to welcome students back on campus as well. Further, performing, cultural and studio arts, band and choir are ready for the return of students and our community members.

In every case where people are on campus, CLC intends to continue to follow state safety and health protocols, including social distancing, enhanced cleaning practices and clear communication to everyone about what is required.

Central Lakes College continues to monitor recommendations of the Minnesota Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Office of Higher Education to ensure we are providing the best education possible while keeping students, staff and faculty safe.