Classes & Campus Events

Important Update on COVID-19 | Mitchell College moving to remote learning

To read the College’s communications concerning our COVID-19 response and remote learning status, visit https://mitchell.edu/coronavirus-information/resources-information/

Classes & Online Learning/Technology

Will all of my classes be online?

Yes, instructors are working to provide all necessary course content online. Most instructors will use Moodle/Open LMS but some may use other platforms as well. Your instructors will be in touch with you to share specific details. Watch your email for further information about Session II.

Will my classes meet at a specific time?

Instructors will hold class in various online formats (chat, discussion forum, Zoom video conferencing, etc.) during your regularly scheduled class time.  Instructors will also be available during office hours. Look for email communications from your instructors for specific details.

What if my home is in a time zone different from than the College's?

If you are unable to attend due to a time difference, contact your instructor to make alternate arrangements.

What if I don't have a computer at home?

If you do not have access to a computer while at home, please contact your academic advisor for guidance. Advising team contact information may be found here.

Who do I contact if I am having log-in issues?

Please contact technology support at 860-701-5190 or support@mitchell.edu for all login issues. Library staff is also available to assist with Moodle/Open LMS and library database login help (asklis@mitchell.edu; 860-701-5156).

Will the library be open?

Although the library’s physical space will be closed, the library’s online databases and ebooks are available 24/7 from off-campus at mitchell.libguides.com (login with the library barcode on the back of your college ID). Library staff support will also be available virtually by phone, online chat, email, and appointment through Starfish. 

What do I do if I don't have internet service at home?

If you do not have access to a computer while at home, please contact your academic advisor for guidance. Advising team contact information may be found here.

Academics, Advising & Registrar

Will my advisor be available?

Yes, academic advisors are available via email (advising team contact information may be found hereand are working regularly scheduled hours. You may set appointments with your academic advisor via Starfish.

Will tutoring and the Writing Zone be available?

Yes. Tutor.com is available 24/7; review how to access here. Limited individual online tutoring sessions with Mitchell College tutoring staff will also be available. You may set up appointments via Starfish. The Writing Zone will be available for synchronous help during regular Writing Zone hours. A dropbox will be available in Open LMS/Moodle to submit paper for review during regular Writing Zone hours.

Can I still withdraw from a class?

Last day to withdraw from a class in Session I is March 27, 2020. Advisors will email forms to students if needed and will accept electronic signatures via email as well.

Does Fall 2020 registration still begin on March 30, 2020?

Yes, the F20 Class Registration period begins Monday, March 30 and runs through Friday, April 10. Current students, please make an sappointment with your academic advisor via Starfish. Open registration begins on Monday, April 13. 

Is registration open for May and June Minimesters and Summer Internships?

Yes, registration for May and June Minimesters and Summer Internships is now open at mitchell.edu/minimesters. Thames students, please consult with your advisor prior to registering online.

Is the Registrar’s Office and its services still available?

Yes, all services are available, although there may be a delay in transcript requests. To learn more or for contact information, visit mitchell.edu/registrar.

I am a graduating senior. What about Commencement?

We are committed to celebrating the achievements of our senior class, therefore, we are postponing our 76th Commencement Ceremony. Please watch your email for more information and updates.

Will there be a Thames End of Year Celebration?

We are committed to honoring the accomplishments of our Thames Class of 2020, therefore, we are postponing our Thames End of Year Celebration. Please watch your email for more information and updates.

Will there be an Academic and Student Affairs Awards Ceremony?

We are committed to honoring the accomplishments of our students, therefore, we are postponing our Academic and Student Affairs Awards Ceremony. Please watch your email for more information and updates.

Integrative Career Development (ICD)

Do I still have access to ICD services while I am taking classes online?

Absolutely! Although we will not be meeting students in person during this time of remote learning, ICD will be holding regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5pm) for virtual appointments. Paul Dunn will be available via phone and email at 860-701-7739 or dunn_p@mitchell.edu.

What are expectations regarding continuing my spring internship or practicum?

You are expected to communicate with ICD, your internship/practicum faculty supervisor and your internship/practicum site supervisor to navigate your current internship/practicum experience. You should continue your internship/practicum hours at the host site, pending site opening restrictions. If continuation at assigned site is not feasible you should contact ICD and supervising faculty to create a completion action plan.

Student & Support Services

As a Thames student, how will I stay connected?

In addition to your online class time and support, we will also be sending all course assignments and requirements and updates regularly to Thames students. Be sure to check your email twice daily, morning and evening.

 

Also, be sure to check out all of the fun events on the Mitchell Dock App or online at mitchell.presence.io with our NEW Virtual Campus Life! We’re staying connected with our friends through activities like:

  • Closed Cafe Kitchen with Mike & Brandon: online cooking tutorials
  • Coffee Chat with Jess & Jess
  • Mitchell College Spotify Playlists
  • Mariner Internet Challenges including Photo Challenges and Dance Challenges
  • Online Bingo
Will Bentsen Learning Center support continue to be available?

Yes, the BLC is providing individualized learning support remotely ! Learning Specialists have provided students with service delivery information. If you have any questions, please contact each individual learning specialist or Alice Murallo at murallo_a@mitchell.edu.

Will there be various options for remote BLC support based on individual student need?

Yes, arrangements will be made between the Learning Specialist and each student to develop a plan that best meets your needs.

Will my BLC appointment times be the same?

Yes, BLC appointment times will remain the same, but Learning Specialists will be contacting you about any necessary changes, i.e. time zone conflicts.

I’m in the Mystic cohort. How will my weekly Mystic meetings be conducted?

Katrina Feyerherm will reach out to Mystic students; please plan for a weekly phone or video call. Katrina will also be available by phone or video call for students who need support beyond the weekly check-in as you transition to online learning. You may contact Katrina at feyerherm_k@mitchell.edu or 860-701-5045.

How can I reach Accessibility Services if I am concerned about my accommodations?

Antaya Lee, Accessibility Coordinator, can be reached via email at lee_a@mitchell.edu or via phone at 860-701-5790.

What if I have an online test and I have an extended time accommodation for tests?

Students and faculty should collaborate to ensure documented accommodations are addressed.

What if I have access to notes as an accommodation?

Faculty are working to make sure that information is accessible to students, including any notes. If you have concerns, you should email your professor first. If you need further assistance, please contact Antaya Lee, Accessibility Services Coordinator at lee_a@mitchell.edu.

Will I have access to behavioral health/counseling services?

Yes, you will be able to make appointments with Dr. Dufore through Starfish.

If I have a question about my financial aid or paying my bill, will I be able to reach someone?

Yes, although we will not be meeting in person with students during this time of remote learning, College offices remain open for your questions. You may contact Dan Brewer at brewer_d@mitchell.edu or 860-701-3510 or Kelby Chappelle at chappelle_k@mitchell.edu or 860-701-5043.

I haven’t yet completed my FAFSA. Can I still do this?

Yes, now is a great time to complete and submit your FAFSA for next year’s financial aid. For each year you are requesting financial aid, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at FAFSA.gov. Mitchell College School Code is 001393. By completing the FAFSA now, you will get a jump start on your aid package for 2020-21. If you have questions, please contact Kelby Chappelle at chappelle_k@mitchell.edu or 860-701-5043.

Residential & Campus Life

How can I stay connected to campus life and res life?
Our student life and residential life team is busy creating some amazing activities that you can participate in virtually to help us all stay connected with our friends! Here are just a few of the things we are planning for our new Virtual Campus Life:

  • Closed Cafe Kitchen with Mike & Brandon: online cooking tutorials
  • Coffee Chat with Jess & Jess
  • Weekly Internet Challenges including Photo Challenges and Dance Challenges
  • Mitchell College Spotify Playlists
  • Sip & Paint: Create a painting or drawing by following staff instruction
  • Online Bingo

Be sure to check the Mitchell Dock app or online at mitchell.presence.io every day for updates and follow us on social media:

Facebook: @MitchellCampusLife

Instagram: @mccampuslife

Can I come back to campus to retrieve my belongings?

No, due to the nature of the pandemic, and the Connecticut Governor’s executive order that went into effect on March 23, campus access is limited to College personnel and approved contractors until further notice. We are developing a plan for move-out and will communicate it to students as soon as possible. If you have questions, please email housing@mitchell.edu.

Will dining be open?

No, dining services will remain closed until further notice.

Can I get mail that is delivered to Mitchell while I’m away?

The mail will continue to be delivered to the College’s mailroom while students are away from campus. The College is able to forward mail to you by request. Please contact the mailroom at bassetti_m@mitchell.edu with your request, including the address you would like your mail forwarded to.

Who do I contact if I have a question about housing?

Please email housing@mitchell.edu

Athletics

I'm a spring student-athlete. What happens to my year of eligibility?

Following the NCAA’s statement announcing the cancellation of all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships due to the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, the NCAA Division III Administrative Committee took the following actions regarding student-athlete eligibility:

For the most up-to-date information regarding Mitchell College Athletics, follow us on Twitter at @AthleticsMC  or at https://mitchellathletics.com.

What decisions has our conference, the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC), made about spring competition?

The NECC has made the following statement: 

  • “With the safety and well-being of our students and campus communities being of paramount importance and based on the ongoing spread of COVID-19, the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Presidents’ Council voted unanimously to cancel the 2020 NECC spring regular season conference schedule and all NECC spring championships, effective immediately.” For more information about this decision, please visit http://neccathletics.com/landing/2019-20/covid.

For the most up-to-date information regarding Mitchell College Athletics, follow us on Twitter at @AthleticsMC  or at https://mitchellathletics.com.

 

Are student-athletes or other Mitchell or Thames students able to use the fields to practice on?

No. For the safety of all, during the time that the College has closed campus to students, and until further notice, no students or teams are allowed onto fields, campus facilities or property to practice, work out or play.

Can I go to the Fitness Center?

No, for the safety of all, during the time that the College has closed campus to students, and until further notice, campus access is limited to College personnel and approved contractors. 

Are the trainers available for treatment?

Starting Saturday, March 14 at noon the campus access is limited to College personnel and approved contractors, therefore the athletic trainers will not be available for treatment of student-athletes until regular athletic activity resumes. 

Admissions

I’m a prospective student with a scheduled visit, or hoping to visit. Can I still visit campus?

Although we are not able to host student tours or visits now through the end of April, you may register for our May 15 or June 17 Open House for prospective students or, if you are an accepted student, our May 15 or June 17 Presidents Reception, at mitchell.edu/visit-us

Cleaning Protocols

What cleaning will the college do during this time when students are away?

The housekeeping department will be cleaning surfaces with EPA suggested quaternary disinfectant and Clorox wipes for common area hard surfaces and deep cleaning and disinfecting flooring.

 Information on these pages is not intended to be all-encompassing and should not be considered to be providing medical or legal advice. In all instances, you should consult with a relevant expert for guidance specific to your circumstances.

A few words on fit.

 

"Fit” is the modern buzzword of the college search process. And frankly, rightly so. As you consider your college experience, we encourage you to look for a place that feels right. It’s also a good idea to make a list of the qualities and characteristics that make a college and you a winning combination.

 

If you are looking for a college that: 

 

  • Gets to know and understand each student as a uniquely talented individual

  • Identifies potential and encourages students in very intentional ways

  • Fosters growth in each student, giving them a foundation for life and career success

  • Is small enough to deliver on the promise of a personalized experience

  • Goes beyond “career services” and offers a progressive 4-year career development model, partnering with local businesses and nonprofits for professional experience

  • Promotes an inclusive culture that encourages students to experiment in new clubs and activities

  • Is nationally recognized for its academic support systems, from professional content tutors (not students) to proven comprehensive support for students with learning differences

  • Connects students to service opportunities that impact their world

  • Is in a location that offers access to New England’s natural places and some of America’s greatest cities

 

 

 

…Mitchell College delivers in a powerful way.

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