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Coronavirus Bulletin 2020

Important Message from Hocking College

Hocking College is dedicated to promoting the health, safety and well-being of our student and employee populations. Hocking College is dedicated to promoting the health, safety and well-being of our student and employee populations. Decisions are made for the college to maintain academic progression without jeopardizing students’ graduation goals and maintain business operations as regularly as possible. In support of that goal, we are releasing this information bulletin to inform you of the actions we are taking to assess, prevent, protect and respond to the coronavirus. 

Hocking College is here to serve as a resource to our community. Staff that are experiencing flu-like symptoms, should stay home. 

We ask that everyone remain flexible as we continue to make changes as the situation evolves and more information becomes available. Please check this page for updates and other information.

While there are no Hocking College campus-associated cases of the coronavirus, we are being proactive in an effort to prevent illness. We continue to align our recommendations with and follow guidelines from Governor DeWine, the Ohio Association for Community Colleges (OACC), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization, and the Ohio Department of Health

The series of updates below will allow us to continue the education of our students while protecting our community. These changes are being implemented with the safety of our campus community as our top priority. If you have any questions, please contact us at marketing@hocking.edu or if you are a staff member, please contact your direct report.

Update as of 5/19/2020

Our primary goals are your safety and keeping you on track academically. Ohio’s Stay at Home Order has greatly influenced how you’ll take your courses. We’ve worked hard to quickly develop plans to provide you with the educational pathway you’ll need to be successful. However, the situation remains fluid and we ask for your patience and cooperation. 

Spring 2020  – Room/Meal Financial Determinations

Depending on your status (graduating SP2020/not graduating), you will receive either a refund or credit on your account.  Please note that the college is working throughly to ensure the proper amount is credited toward your account. This means that each student's account will be examined individually and processing will be staggered. You will receive an individual letter that includes the amount of your refund or credit based on the following:

  • Students graduating Spring 2020 – will receive a refund (minus any outstanding balance) upon graduation for your room and meals. 
  • Students that are not graduating Spring 2020 – will receive a credit (minus any outstanding balance) on your account for room and meals for the 2020-2021 academic year to be used for tuition, room, board, and/or fees. 
  • Amount of refund - will be equivalent to 8-weeks, or your last day in the dorm, whichever is less (minus any outstanding balance).

Summer 2020

All Summer 2020 courses will be conducted online, with a few exceptions for courses where a field experience has been deemed necessary. Courses that require field experience are listed below by school. This revised schedule does not have any negative impact on your financial aid. 

These dates are subject to any possible extension of the stay-at-home order issued by the director of the Ohio Department of Health. For additional questions about these courses, contact the dean of the appropriate school.

The lists for Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 are different. Please review the correct list to make sure you know what is happening with your courses.

Autumn 2020

We are planning to begin with the regular calendar as scheduled. The executive team is planning alternative scenarios in case they will be needed. If you are interested in a dorm for Fall 2020, complete the housing application form found here.

Dorm Eligibility for Summer 2020

Dorms will be limited to students who are taking courses that require field experience to be completed on campus during the spring and summer semesters. For more information or to request a dorm while you complete your field-experience courses, please email housing@hocking.edu.

 

We ask that everyone remain flexible as we continue to make changes as the situation evolves and more information and direction from health officials become available.

Summer 2020 Commencement

  • PLAN A, a traditional commencement ceremony is planned for Aug. 8, 2020, for both spring and summer graduates. If you are a spring graduate, your degree and transcript will reflect a May graduation date. We hope to hold graduation outside this year. Stay tuned for more details.
  • PLAN B, if social distancing requirements prohibit large gatherings, a virtual graduation ceremony will be held on Aug. 8, 2020.

 

Update as of 4/10/2020

Hocking College Dorm Residents:

I hope your classes are going well for you. Please let me know if you are having challenges. Our primary goals are your safety and keeping you on track academically. Ohio’s Stay at Home Order has greatly influenced your move-out process for Spring semester. The decision about how to handle your personal effects left in the dorms is in your hands. 

Please provide the College with guidance as to how you want us to handle your dorm belongings by completing the online form found HERE by April 15, 2020, 5:00 pm.

The information below will provide you with answers regarding your courses and financial determinations. 

Spring 2020 – Courses

  • All courses will continue online for Spring 2020 with a few exceptions for courses where a field experience has been deemed necessary.  
  • Courses requiring field experience that are not able to be delivered on-campus due to the Stay at Home Order are scheduled to be completed on-campus July 6-31, 2020. 
  • Courses that require field experience will be released via email separately so continue to check your Hocking College email and contact your advisors with questions
  • This revised schedule does not have any negative impact on your financial aid. 

Summer 2020 Courses

  • All courses for Summer 2020 will be delivered online except for courses where field experience has been deemed necessary.  
  • SU2020 Courses that require field experience will be released via email separately so continue to check your Hocking College email and contact your advisors with questions. Contact your advisor with questions.

Summer 2020 Dorm Eligibility

Summer 2020 dorms will be limited to students who are taking courses that require field experience to be completed on campus and students in the Summer Internship Program (contingent upon state orders). You will receive a separate email that includes the application process for the Summer Internship Program which will be contingent upon State Orders.

Fall 2020 Courses and Dorms

We are planning to begin with the regular calendar as scheduled. The executive team is doing scenario planning if an alternative is needed.

 


 

Update as of 3/20/2020

Course Access and Course Materials

Hocking College has multiple tools available to assist you in successfully completing online courses which include: Moodle, BlueQuill, and Blackboard. To access your courses and training videos click here

Check your email. Your instructors will send you an email with everything you need, including access information, course materials, etc. 

Virtual Class Meetings

You will continue to meet VIRTUALLY during your regularly scheduled class time in Blackboard Collaborate or BlueQuill Big Blue Button. These tools allow students and instructors to meet over computers and mobile devices, share content, and conduct presentations.

Example: If your class was scheduled to meet on campus at 1:00 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, your class will continue to meet at 1:00 pm on Mondays and Thursdays VIRTUALLY.

Your instructor will send you instructions for your virtual class meetings.

Questions About Your Courses

Contact your instructor with questions regarding your course. 

Tutoring

Tutoring services are available remotely via Blackboard Collaborate or Zoom. To schedule an appointment contact Allison Nowak, Manager of Library Services, at nowaka@hocking.edu or (740) 753-6338. For more information regarding tutoring click here

Accessibility Resources

Students requesting academic accommodations due to disability should contact Erin Bowald at bowalde@hocking.edu

Technical Assistance

If you are having technical difficulties, please contact the helpdesk at 800-984-2192 or email helpdesk@hocking.edu.

 


 

Update as of 3/19/2020

Student Employment 

ALL student employment is suspended, until further notice, except:

  • Peer Tutors
  • Campus Safety Officers (CSOs)
  • Barn / Fish Hatchery
  • Resident Assistants (RAs) that are already living on campus. RAs that are not currently on campus are NOT allowed to return to campus. 

 


 

Update as of 3/18/2020

FINANCIAL AID

You have the power to stop COVID-19 from impacting your progress and financial aid. The benefits of maintaining your active enrollment status mean you will:

  1. Avoid having to return aid you recently received.
  2. Stay on track to graduate.
  3. Have access to support resources from our Academic Success Center (details below).

What You Need to Know:

  • The second half of federal loans have been processed based on your current enrollment status. Any changes could result in you having to return aid you recently received.  
  • Failure to continue your studies may require you to return funds.  
  • Financial aid will continue to be processed based on your eligibility and enrollment status for the Spring 2020 semester.  
  • The Financial Aid Office will continue to review FAFSA applications, documents and appeals for Spring 2020. Documents can be submitted by mail or as an attachment to financialaid@hocking.edu.

What You Should Do:

ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER

The Academic Success Center is available, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., online by appointment only. See directions below. Resources available to keep you on track to graduate include:

Accessibility Resources Office

Students requesting academic accommodations due to disability should contact Erin Bowald at bowalde@hocking.edu.

Testing Center

The Testing Center will continue to proctor all scheduled certification tests (TEAS, HESI, ACE, NHA). For information or an appointment, contact Roger Barrows at barrowsr@hocking.edu.

Hocking College Tutoring 

Educational Specialists are available to provide tutoring and assistance with all general study courses. Peer tutors are also available to assist with many of the technical courses offered at Hocking College. 

Services are available remotely via Blackboard Collaborate or Zoom. To schedule an appointment contact Allison Nowak, Manager of Library Services, at nowaka@hocking.edu or 740-753-6338.

Ohio E-Tutoring Collaborative 

Students can also receive free tutoring through the Ohio E-tutoring Collaborative. To access this resource, click here.

If you forgot your password, click on “Forgot Password?” If you have not set up an account, click on “Need an Account”. Still having trouble logging in? Please contact your Campus eTutoring Coordinator at library@hocking.edu.

The Ohio E-tutoring Collaborative provides tutoring in the following subjects:

  • Algebra
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Programing 1 & 2
  • Computer Science
  • Digital Literacy
  • Java
  • Math
  • Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word
  • Physics
  • Statistics

 


 

Update as of 3/18/2020

To ensure the safety of all students, employees and our campus community, the following rules are effective immediately for all residence halls through April 17, 2020.

Students Not On Campus

  • Shelter in Place: Students not currently on campus are not allowed to return to campus at this time.
  • Requesting Items from your Dorm: If you need personal items from your room, contact Kim Coy at  coyk@hocking.edu to make arrangements.
  • Access Cards: All access cards for students not currently on campus will be deactivated.

Students Currently On Campus

Rules for living on campus:

  • Visitors: No visitors are allowed. 
  • Curfew: Students must be in their rooms by 10 p.m.  Badge access will be turned off each day from 10 p.m. – 8 a.m. 
  • Identification: Students must have a student ID visible at all times
  • Sanitation: Students will be provided with the resources to clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • Violations : A violation of any of these rules is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and may result in disciplinary action.

Committee Review:

A committee will be reviewing each the situation of each student who is currently living on campus to make a determination if staying on campus is in their best interest. Students that do not have alternate housing will be provided with accommodations.

You will be notified by Friday, March 20th if you are not eligible to remain on campus at this time.

Quarantine Procedure:

To protect those around you, if at any point you are experiencing some/all of the following symptoms, you will be isolated per CDC Guidelines for 14 days or until you have no symptoms and you have not been on any medication (including over the counter) for 48 hours - whichever is longer. Those symptoms include:

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty breathing

Isolation includes, but is not limited to:

  • Visitors: Student must stay in your room and may not have any visitors.
  • Maintenance: Maintenance will only be performed for emergencies. 
  • Laundry: You will be provided with laundry detergent and drying racks so you can hand wash clothes in your room.
  • Meals: Meals will be left outside your door at 10 a.m. each day. You will be required to eat all meals in your rooms.

Financial Determinations

This is a very fluid situation and constantly changing, in order for us to make the best decision possible based on all of the facts, we will be making all financial determinations at the end of the semester. We will send information and process at that time. 

Prevention Protocol

We encourage you to practice social distancing and other prevention protocol per CDC Guidelines which include:

1. Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

2. Avoid close contact

3. Stay home if you’re sick

4. Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

5. Wear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

6. Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

Click here for additional details, please visit the CDC's website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html 

 


 

Update as of 3/16/2020

Courses

 The remainder of Spring semester has been divided into two parts.

  • Part One (March 23 – April 19) all courses will be offered online.
  • Part Two (April 20 – May 15) will be determined at a later date as more information becomes available. Consideration will be given to mandatory accreditation requirements in order to minimize any disruption in academic progression and the ability for students to graduate. 

Students will receive instructions and resources via their Hocking College email later this week on how to complete their courses beginning March 23, 2020. This information will also be posted at www.hocking.edu 

For questions, contact the Hocking College Help Desk at helpdesk@hocking.edu or (800) 984-2192.

Spring Commencement

Commencement is always a big celebration at Hocking College, and this year Hocking celebrates its 50th year of graduating students.

 

Our list of successful alumni is long, and we are proud of their accomplishments and look forward to your success stories as you become a Hocking College alumni. We have plans for a member of the first graduating class, who has had a great career with his Hocking education, to give the commencement address this year.

 

The big question is when will we be able to have commencement. Here is the plan as things stand today:

 

  • PLAN A, a traditional commencement ceremony is planned for Aug. 8, 2020, for both spring and summer graduates. If you are a spring graduate, your degree and transcript will reflect a May graduation date. We hope to hold graduation outside this year. Stay tuned for more details.
  • PLAN B, if social distancing requirements prohibit large gatherings, a virtual graduation ceremony will be held on Aug. 8, 2020.

 

Production of our caps and gowns — which are made right here in Ohio — has been halted due to the stay-at-home order. As soon as they become available, we will mail them and any cords to your home address.

 

If our Plan A works, you will be responsible for bringing your cap, gown and cords with you to the event.

 

If we move to Plan B, we will ask you to take pictures and submit them for the virtual commencement.

 

As mentioned earlier, if you are a May graduate, your transcript will reflect that date. You may request an official transcript before the graduation ceremony so that you can continue on your “pathway to prosperity” as a Hocking College alumnus.


 

Update as of 3/11/2020

To allow staff to initiate safely initiatives prior to students and faculty returning to campus, there will be no classes held Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 20, 2020. Due to the technical nature of our programs, classes will resume on Monday, March 23, 2020.* Faculty and students should continue to check Hocking College email next week for announcements regarding which classes will be offered online.

If we become aware of any condition that would make our campus unsafe, please rest assured that we will implement immediate safety measures until those conditions have been addressed. Again, the health and safety of our campus community are our top priority and we are committed to doing our part to help keep you safe.  

*A separate communication will be sent to all faculty teaching courses this term providing additional guidance related to procedural changes resulting from this extension and any additional exceptions that are necessary to maintain a safe environment while also ensuring academic quality.

Update as of 5/19/20 

Reopening Campus

As workers across Ohio return to their places of business, some of Hocking College's staff and faculty began returning to campus on Wednesday, May 6.

Following strict procedures, staff and faculty will work in certain buildings across the college's three campuses.

Employees are screened every morning when they report to work, to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Start times are staggered by employees' last names to avoid large gatherings at check-in. Temperatures are recorded as being lower than 100 degrees or 100 degrees or higher and properly fitting face masks are confirmed. Once that check is complete, they are issued a color-coded wristband for that day.

If an employee's temperature is 100 degrees or higher, they are sent home to follow the college's pre-established procedures for faculty or staff who are possibly ill.

Any visitors to campus must check-in at the Hocking College Police Dispatcher Station, where they will be issued a wristband after their temperature and face mask have been checked.

 


 

Update as of 4/14/2020

Summer 2020

In addition to courses held this spring, all Summer 2020 courses will be conducted online, with a few exceptions for courses where a field experience has been deemed necessary. Courses that require field experience are listed below by school. This revised schedule does not have any negative impact on your financial aid. 

These dates are subject to any possible extension of the stay-at-home order issued by the director of the Ohio Department of Health. For additional questions about these courses, contact the dean of the appropriate school.

 

The lists for Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 are different. Please review the correct list to make sure you know what is happening with your courses.

 

Autumn 2020

We are planning to begin with the regular calendar as scheduled. The executive team is planning alternative scenarios in case they will be needed. If you are interested in a dorm for Fall 2020, complete the housing application form found here.

 

We ask that everyone remain flexible as we continue to make changes as the situation evolves and more information and direction from health officials become available.

 


 

Update as of 3/20/2020

Course Access and Course Materials

Hocking College has multiple tools available to assist you in successfully completing online courses which include: Moodle, BlueQuill, and Blackboard. To access your courses and training videos click here

Check your email. Your instructors will send you an email with everything you need, including access information, course materials, etc. 

Virtual Class Meetings

You will continue to meet VIRTUALLY during your regularly scheduled class time in Blackboard Collaborate or BlueQuill Big Blue Button. These tools allow students and instructors to meet over computers and mobile devices, share content, and conduct presentations.

Example: If your class was scheduled to meet on campus at 1:00 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, your class will continue to meet at 1:00 pm on Mondays and Thursdays VIRTUALLY.

Your instructor will send you instructions for your virtual class meetings.

Questions About Your Courses

Contact your instructor with questions regarding your course. 

Tutoring

Tutoring services are available remotely via Blackboard Collaborate or Zoom. To schedule an appointment contact Allison Nowak, Manager of Library Services, at nowaka@hocking.edu or (740) 753-6338. For more information regarding tutoring click here.

Accessibility Resources

Students requesting academic accommodations due to disability should contact Erin Bowald at: bowalde@hocking.edu

Technical Assistance

If you are having technical difficulties, please contact the helpdesk at 800-984-2192 or email helpdesk@hocking.edu.

 


 

Update as of 3/19/2020

Full-time Faculty and Staff

  • All full-time employees will continue to get paid. 
  • During regular business hours, Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm, employees are expected: 
    1. Check your voicemail,
    2. Return phone calls daily, and 
    3. Respond to your email daily.

Reminders:

  • Contact your supervisor with questions.
  • Update your voicemail per the instructions sent to you via email this afternoon. This can be completed remotely. 
  • If you are sick and cannot work, or if you choose not to work, leave policies apply. Continue to inform HR of your intentions and contact them with questions.

Part-time Employees

  • Part-time employees that have been asked to work will continue to get paid for the hours worked.
  • Part-time employees that have NOT been asked to work will receive an email with information regarding their pay. Our intention is to continue some level of compensation.

 

Sick Policy – Reminder

If you, or someone you live with, is experiencing active symptoms including fever, running nose, sore throat, and cough - STAY HOME. Likewise, if you develop these systems over the next few weeks, notify HR and DO NOT COME TO WORK! Symptoms include:

  • Cough 
  • Fever
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty breathing 

Children on Campus Policy

Children are not allowed in offices on campus as an alternative to regular childcare provisions. See the Children on Campus Policy for additional details.

 


 

Update as of 3/11/2020

Staff are expected to return to work as originally scheduled beginning on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Employees are encouraged to notify their supervisor and remain home when ill, and disclose symptoms of acute respiratory illness and travel history to their healthcare provider.

All leave policies will apply, staff should contact the Office of Human Resources regarding leave management and associated workplace issues.

Update as of 5/19/2020

Hawks Center for Well-Being

The Hawks Center for Well-Being is closed at this time.

Hocking College employees are eligible for Families First Corona Virus Response Act.  This will provide assistance for anyone who has the virus or needs to care for someone due to the virus.

Dining Services

Carry-out only from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. / Monday - Sunday

Business Offices

The following offices are open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.:

  • Registrar
  • Housing
  • Financial Aid
  • Cashiers 
  • Academic Success Center (online services also available – more information forthcoming)

The following buildings/offices are closed: 

  • Career and University Center
  • Rhapsody and Catering
  • Logan Campus
  • Student Center 
  • Sylvania Building
  • Washington Hall
  • Distillery 

Classrooms and Labs

All classroom doors and labs will be locked. Do not unlock doors that are locked.

Identification

Everyone on campus must wear a name badge, student ID, etc.

External Background Checks

External background checks have resumed. For more information, contact HCPD at (740) 753-6598.

Update as of 3/11/2020

All Hocking College events scheduled through March 30, 2020 will be postponed until further notice. We will be contacting external organizations with events scheduled on our campus to determine appropriate next steps to ensure safety.

No new, non-essential events will be scheduled on any Hocking College campus through April 10, 2020.   

We will continue to monitor events and will share plans prior to April 10, 2020 to end this restriction early, or, if needed, extend it.

Update as of 3/11/2020

Effective immediately and until further notice, all College-sponsored travel is suspended. This includes new travel as well as any currently booked trips for the next thirty days.

All domestic travel on behalf of the College is prohibited for the next thirty days unless approved by the president.

Update as of 3/11/2020

Our housekeeping and sanitation efforts have been greatly expanded. We are frequently disinfecting often-touched surfaces such as door handles, countertops, keypads, and restroom surfaces. 

To help employees and students with disinfecting efforts, hand sanitizer bottles and wipes can be found at the front desk of each building and in many of the more commonly used administrative areas. Spray bottles containing bleach, paper towels, and gloves will be provided to students in dorms upon their return to campus.

We embrace our diverse culture. Although we are not recommending widespread use of face masks or respirators at this time for asymptomatic people outside of a clinical setting, some individuals may choose to wear a mask during cold and flu season. Please continue to treat all employees and students with mutual respect and consideration.

Update as of 3/11/2020

Individuals experiencing flu-like symptoms should seek medical attention and follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with others, especially people who exhibit symptoms of infection
  • Stay home while you are sick and seek medical treatment and to prevent further exposure
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Avoid unnecessary travel

Students – if you are unable to meet the requirements of your course(s), contact your Advisor to discuss a plan for your success.

The Hawks Center for Well-Being

  • Location: John Light Hall on the Nelsonville campus in room 241
  • Hours of Operation - Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10 AM - 2 PM
  • Cost – FREE for students and staff
  • For more information visit the Hawks Center for Well-Being

In the event of a campus community outbreak, the Hocking College Emergency Management Team will share plans for continuity of operations with employees and students.

Due to the rapidly evolving nature of the current situation, guidelines are subject to change as new information emerges. We will continue to monitor regularly and make any necessary modifications as needed with a focus on providing a safe environment for our College community. Please check www.hocking.edu for updates and other information.

If you have any questions, please contact Jacqueline C. Hagerott, Vice President, Student Affairs & Campus Relations at (740) 753-7006 or hagerottj@hocking.edu.  

Thank you all for your flexibility and cooperation while we work together as a community to create a safe environment in response to this rapidly changing matter.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Hocking College has applied for CARES Act federal grants to provide assistance across campus and as soon as those become available, we will begin disbursing to students.

Please contact Gina Russell at russellg@hocking.edu to indicate your request for assistance.

In the meantime, if you are experiencing financial hardship, the Hocking College Foundation has set up a fund for students to request help. These funds are entirely comprised by Hocking College staff, faculty and community coming together to support our students. The application is available on our website: https://foundation.hocking.edu/student-emergency-fund

Depending on your status (graduating SP2020/not graduating), you will receive either a refund or credit on your account.  Please note that the college is working throughly to ensure the proper amount is credited toward your account. This means that each student's account will be examined individually and processing will be staggered. You will receive an individual letter that includes the amount of your refund or credit based on the following:

  • Students graduating Spring 2020 – will receive a refund (minus any outstanding balance) upon graduation for your room and meals. 
  • Students that are not graduating Spring 2020 – will receive a credit (minus any outstanding balance) on your account for room and meals for the 2020-2021 academic year to be used for tuition, room, board, and/or fees. 
  • Amount of refund - will be equivalent to 8-weeks, or your last day in the dorm, whichever is less (minus any outstanding balance).

We are planning to begin with the regular calendar as scheduled. The executive team is planning alternative scenarios in case they will be needed. If you are interested in a dorm for Fall 2020, complete the housing application form found here.

The college's number one priority is delivering our student the best education possible in a time of transitioned learning. Events will be rescheduled once we have a better idea how to conduct safe public gathering from the proper authorities.

We hope that we will be able to invite your family on our beautiful campus soon. If you would like to indicate significant interest in an event being rescheduled, let us know at marketing@hocking.edu 

Hawks Nest Dining is open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for take-out only. 

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