Classes & Campus Events

Important Updates on COVID-19 

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

CARES Act Grants

What is the CARES Act Emergency Relief Grant?

The CARES Act Emergency Relief Grant Fund provides emergency financial aid assistance to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, as stipulated by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Please visit mitchell.edu/cares-act for more information on this grant, eligibility and methodology.

Classes & Online Learning/Technology

Will classes resume on campus this fall?
The College is working on several scenarios for the upcoming semester, but please know this – Mitchell will be open for learning this fall, and we look forward to educating and supporting our students. Mitchell College is part of Phase 3 of the Connecticut governor’s plan for reopening during the pandemic, which means that no one, except essential workers, is allowed on campus until August 24. We expect to communicate our reopening plan in early JulyWe follow the current guidelines put forth by the Centers for Disease Control, the State of Connecticut, the Department of Public Health and higher education organizations. It is important to keep this in mind; we might be forced to pivot quickly from one scenario to another if the governor’s plan or other circumstances change over the next several months.
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. 

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.

Is registration open for Summer Internships?

Yes, registration for Summer Internships is now open through June 8, 2020 at mitchell.edu/minimesters.

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 holding a Virtual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, June 27 at 11am. For more information visit mitchell.edu/commencement and check your email regularly for 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.

Student & Support Services

Will Bentsen Learning Center support continue to be available?

Yes, the BLC is providing individualized learning support for students remotely during MiniMesters! 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.

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.

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 Complete your FAFSA now to finalize 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 working on some amazing ways that we can remain connected with our campus community over the summer! Be sure to check the Mitchell Dock app or online at mitchell.presence.io for updates and follow us on social media:

Facebook: @MitchellCampusLife  | Instagram: @mccampuslife

Can I come back to campus to retrieve my belongings?

Move out from the Mitchell College residence halls is currently underway through June 9 and has been communicated to all resident students. For the health and safety of the campus community, move out is through scheduled times only. Students should have signed up for a time slot to move out or made arrangements to have their belongings packed and stored/shipped. For details about this process, please refer to instructions from Residence Life.

If you have any questions about move out, please contact 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.

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 hoping to visit. Can I still visit campus?

Although for now, we are unable to host on-campus student tours or visits, you may register for our June 17 Virtual President’s Reception for prospective students. Details on this event and other opportunities to connect 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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