Student Resources & FAQ
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Table of Contents
- Read our latest message from Dr. Ruda.
- Review our FAQs.
- Tips for Success In Online Classes
- Questions & Feedback
Thursday, March 26, 2020
In the wake of COVID-19 and our ongoing public health challenge, we've had to physically close our doors to protect our campus and our community at large. However, we want you to know that we are still very much open for business and accessible to you through virtual means.
For your convenience, we've set up this resources page with health and safety information and answers to frequently-asked questions that you may have specific to your online coursework, enrollment questions, and more. We'll be updating this page regularly as we make new decisions based on new information.
In addition, in this time of social distancing, our advisors, faculty, and other professional staff are available by video conferencing during normal business hours to work with you one-on-one, help you enroll for summer or for fall, and help you meet your academic goals.
These are unprecedented times, and we don't have all the answers yet. However, we promise to be flexible and compassionate as we navigate these challenges together and make this semester a successful one for us all!
It's a GREAT day to be a Buster!
Sincerely, Dr. Ryan Ruda
Office of the President
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.
Visit our Tips for Success in Online Courses to learn how to prepare and manage your new online course load.
There have no changes to classes or their schedules that were already online.
You can explore our campus through our virtual tour! To speak with an Admissions representative, please call us at 620-276-9608 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall enrollment begins on April 28. If you are interested in setting up a time to speak with an advisor and enroll via Zoom, please fill out the Enrollment Day registration form online.
Enrollment is currently open for summer classes. Please contact your advisor for more information. If you don't know who your advisor is, you can set up a Zoom meeting with an advisor in your program area here.
The best way to contact our Accommodations Coordinator is to email your question or concern to email@example.com.
Please contact the Broncbuster Bookstore: 620-276-9790 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
Shop online! Visit http://bookstore.gcccks.edu/Home.
Please call us at 620-276-9790, and we will work with you.
Please know WE ARE HERE to process financial aid and answer any financial aid related questions you might
All of our services and processes are continuing as normal, via phone, email and other methods. Contact us today: email@example.com 620-276-9519.
Students dropping classes and/or completely withdrawing from their entire spring course schedule may have their financial aid negatively impacted.
No, you still have time. Apply at www.fafsa.gov and submit the 2019-2020 FAFSA for Summer 2020 and the 2020-2021 FAFSA for Fall 2020.
Make sure all final official high school and college transcripts have been received by GCCC, and then contact our office about your eligibility.
In consideration of the health and safety of all parties involved, GCCC made the difficult decision to cancel our in-person ceremony, originally scheduled for May 8, 2020. A virtual commencement ceremony was held on the same date and is available on YouTube through our Buster TV channel for viewing.
If you missed the deadline to apply for graduation, please contact your advisor right away to complete the necessary paperwork.
Summer 2020 classes will be offered online. For those students in a technical program, please contact the program lead or visit with your advisor for more information.
The college continues to closely monitor the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and evaluating
what changes will be necessary for Fall 2020. Our highest priority is the safety of
our students, our community, and our faculty and staff.
We are committed to developing a plan that balances that commitment to safety with continuing our mission of helping students prepare for their goals at an affordable cost. Regardless of delivery, GCCC promises an engaged, high-quality experience. We want to be a part of your future because we know that "from here you can go anywhere!"
Currently we are not allowing students to return to live in the residence halls if they have left and traveled outside of the city or state.
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. Students will also receive updated copies of their semester bill from our Business Office or can check their student accounts on Busterweb starting next week.
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 Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
- 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.
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 (email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.