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Table of Contents

  1. Latest Updates
  2. Review our FAQs. 
  3. Tips for Success In Online Classes
  4. CARES Act
  5. Questions & Feedback

Latest Updates



[Garden City, KS] August 4, 2021 -- A multi-phased Healthy and Safe Campus Plan has been developed through extensive discussion between the GCCC COVID Committee and the Finney County Health Department (FCHD), with considerations given to rapidly evolving medical guidance, increasing community positivity rate, and the goal of slowing the spread to protect the campus and community.  The operation phase level will be assessed weekly on Mondays. 

Phase 1 policy is "Masks Appreciated", Phase 2 policy is "Masks Required for All in Classrooms and Learning Environments and Student Life Programming Events Held Indoors. Masks Appreciated Elsewhere Indoors", and Phase 3 policy is "Masks Required for All on Campus when Indoors".  

GCCC encourages all employees and students to get vaccinated and will provide a $500 financial incentive for students, faculty, and staff who submit a verified immunization card showing their fully vaccinated status.  More information will be forthcoming to students and employees on this incentive. 

In coordination with the FCHD, GCCC will host vaccination clinics on campus as well as provide informational sessions about the vaccine to educate and encourage students and employees to get vaccinated.  

Students and employees will continue to complete daily health screenings through the GCCC Mobile App.  The GCCC Mobile App will assign color-coded Health Passes which communicate a person's current status.  Students will be asked to show their Health Pass in each classroom before entering.    

The top priority of Garden City Community Colleges is the safety and health of students, staff, and the community.  GCCC asks that you continue to be vigilant and help decrease the spread of COVID-19 by washing hands, social distancing, wearing a face mask in public places, and staying home if you are not feeling well.




The best way to stay connected to any GCCC information is to check your GCCC student email regularly and stay in contact with your instructors.

Tip: Make sure you have Flash installed and allow pop-ups as necessary. 

Computer labs are located in ACAD, Penka, and Joyce when there are not classes. There are also computers available in the Saffel Library. If you are Zooming classes from campus computers, you might want to purchase an inexpensive set of headphones/mic.



The best way to contact our Accommodations Coordinator is to email your question or concern to



Financial Aid

Please know WE ARE HERE to process financial aid and answer any financial aid related questions you might have!

All of our services and processes are continuing as normal, via phone, email and other methods. Contact us today: 620-276-9519. 

If your school has moved classes to an online format, you must continue to participate in the course work and follow your instructor's instructions to remain eligible for financial aid. If you have questions about the online format, contact your instructor or academic advisor.

Students dropping classes and/or completely withdrawing from their entire course schedule may have their financial aid negatively impacted.

For financial aid purposes, it's best to contact us prior to any potential changes to your schedules after your classes have already begun.

No, you still have time. Apply at using the 2022-2023 FAFSA.

Make sure all final official high school and college transcripts have been received by GCCC, and then contact our office about your eligibility.

You may already be eligible for grants and/or loans to help pay for your educational costs. Contact us directly to discuss.


 Expect loan processing to take 5-7 business days.

 Talk to us directly. We have flexibility to work with students like you to ensure you're able to stay in school.


We encourage you to contact us, as well as your academic advisor/coach or program coordinator, for additional guidance. Additionally, if you need to take a leave of absence as a result of the coronavirus, you should speak with us as soon as possible.
Email or call 620-276-9519 for any questions and/or information about current semester and next year scholarship information.


 Records and Registration

Enrollment is currently open for summer and fall classes. Please contact your advisor directly to enroll or request a Zoom meeting.


Residential Life

Pro-rated semester rates for students who have officially checked out of the dorms are currently being processed. Check your Bustermail next week for a message regarding your adjustment from Residential Life. 

Currently, the dorms are closed, and students are not allowed into the rooms to retrieve their items. In the rare case of a health or medical emergency, students should contact More information about move-out from Residence Life is forthcoming. We thank you for your patience.

Residential Life staff continue to do daily checks of all areas. This includes window and door checks. GCCC Campus Police will also continue to do routine checks on campus.

Mail and packages will continue to be accepted and processed as normal. Mail and packages will stay secure in our mailroom until you are allowed to return to collect it.
Residential Life staff is still available by phone or email and will check in with students still living on campus each week to determine any needs. Amenities such as custodial services, maintenance, foodservice, laundry, and mail will still be available to them. Foodservice will consist of grab-and-go meal options to ensure social distancing guidelines set forth by health officials.
  • In case of emergency or extreme distress, call 911. 
  • Contact Finney County Health Department at 620-272-3600. Avoid exposing public waiting areas by calling ahead to get instructions.
  • Contact GCCC College Health at 620-276-9601. 
  • Stay in your residential area, self-isolate in your room until the illness can be determined or until you receive further instructions.
  • Contact Residential Life (620-276-9516 or 620-805-4999) and/or the GCCC Nurse at 620-276-9601 to receive information regarding housing and health instructions.
  • If a confirmed or suspected case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been determined, the Residential Life staff will follow quarantine/isolation guidelines.
  • Contact your parent, guardian or emergency contact.
Normal policies are still in effect. The only exception is the visitation policy which currently prohibits off campus visitors.
If you lived on campus before Spring Break, you'll still automatically be counted as part GCCC's group quarters. If you live off campus or with your parents, you'll complete your census questionnaire like normal. Learn more on our Every Buster Counts webpage.



The Campus Closet is still available to students in Garden City and the surrounding communities. 

On Mondays from 10 AM to noon GCCC students can pick up non-perishable food items and hygiene products outside the southwest door of the Academic Building. This is a self-serve station. 

Students can also request items and alternative pick up day and times, within reason (all pick-ups will be at the southwest door of the Academic Building) by via email ( or the Remind App info: text "@gc3closet" to 81010 to join.

Items available include: non-perishable food items, hygiene products (shampoo, conditioner, lotion, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, laundry detergent, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.), bed sheets, blankets & pillows. 

The Finney County United Way is working with local government and non-profit agencies to make sure a variety of resources are available to meet as many needs as possible. If you have a need for non-perishable foods, paper goods, diapers, books, etc., please contact them at 620-275-1425 or 

Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas can also help with multiple concerns, including tracking down IRS Economic Impact Payments, counseling, homelessness, non-food pantry supplies, and other basic living needs. Contact them today at 620-272-0010 or


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