Administration

Coronavirus-COVID-19 Previous Updates

SCF Return to Campus Hotline: 941-752-5015 

December 17 Update: As we look back on this particular fall semester and year, one thing will never change: we are grateful for all your hard work and dedication and hope you all enjoy some well-deserved time off. Please take the opportunity to rest, reflect and recharge, especially during socially distanced celebrations.

While preparing for the new year, please note the following important information:

Winter Break: SCF is closed for Winter Break starting Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, and will reopen Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.

Spring 2021 Enrollment: Spring semester begins on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, and registration for classes is open at MY.SCF.edu or through the SCF Mobile app. SCF gives students the opportunity to pursue a degree at their own pace with courses offered on campus, online or through Go Live with SCF Online.

Decenber 2 Update: We hope everyone had the opportunity to enjoy some time off. As we diligently work toward the end of the semester, here is key information to keep in mind:

Spread Kindness, Not Germs: If you are sick, stay home and use the Student and Employee COVID-19 Reporting Form to report your illness. Follow the recommended COVID-19 safety guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and reference below for additional information.

Manatees Get Degrees: Our Winter 2020 drive-through graduation ceremony will be held Friday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. Participants must RSVP by Friday, Dec. 4. Don’t forget to call our dedicated graduation hotline at
941-752-5330 in advance to leave congratulatory messages!

Spring 2021 Enrollment: Registration is open for Spring 2021 classes at MY.SCF.edu or through the SCF Mobile app.

November 24 Update: As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, we are grateful for the opportunity to enjoy some time off away from campus and our coursework. And we look forward to hearing the creative ways our college community has celebrated in consideration of the recommended safety precautions.

As you return to campus, please take the below preventative actions and adhere to the common guidelines as they relate to any illness or the coronavirus.

October 15 Update: As we continue our Fall 2020 semester, we would like to share the following reminders:

  • SCF continues to require students, faculty, staff and permitted visitors to wear face coverings on campus including, but not limited to, classrooms, conference rooms, shared work spaces, academic and administrative buildings, lobbies and lounge areas, student unions, performance spaces, retail spaces, libraries and dining facilities.
  • There are no classes or labs prior to 4 p.m. on this Friday, October 16 in observance of All College Day.
  • SCF campuses are open to students, prospective students, and their families as well as contractors, vendors and business partners essential to SCF operations.
  • SCF campuses remain closed to visitors and the public until further notice.
  • SCF has resumed our regular hours of operations with the following exceptions:
    • The Library & Learning Center on the Bradenton campus will be closing at 2:00 p.m. every Friday for the remainder of the semester.
    • The Learning Commons on the Lakewood Ranch campus will be closing at 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday for the remainder of the semester.
  • All on-campus SCF events and activities are cancelled or will be conducted virtually.

August 13 Update: As we prepare for our Fall 2020 semester beginning Monday, August 17, we would like to share the following updates:

  • SCF requires students, faculty, staff and permitted visitors to wear face coverings on campus including, but not limited to, classrooms, conference rooms, shared work spaces, academic and administrative buildings, lobbies and lounge areas, student unions, performance spaces, retail spaces, libraries and dining facilities.
  • SCF campuses will be open to students, prospective students, and their families as well as contractors, vendors and business partners essential to SCF operations. Our campuses remain closed to visitors and the public until further notice.
  • SCF is resuming regular hours of operations, including the Libraries, Resource Centers and Student Services.
  • All on-campus SCF events and activities are cancelled or will be conducted virtually.
  • Frequently Asked Questions and COVID-19 Decision Tree documents are available below. These references help employees and students to answer questions such as, what if I am sick? and what is SCF’s plan to keep me safe?
  • A COVID-19 Student Code of Conduct Addendum has been posted for students to review.
  • A COVID-19 reporting form has also been added below. This allows SCF students, faculty and staff to report a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, suspected positive diagnosis, self-isolation requirements because of a direct exposure or presumed exposure.

SCF Return to Campus Guidelines

June 19 Update:  SCF Return to Campus Taskforce Recommendations.

June 11 Update: We continue to prepare for phase three of our Return to Campus plan that includes welcoming back students, faculty and staff on our campuses for our Summer B term and Fall semester per the current recommendations of the CDC, DOH, local and state officials.  Early next week, we will distribute our plan that communicates the many safeguards we are taking for your return and identifies resources and reference materials to help our College community during this ongoing transition. 

May 7 Update:  At SCF, we continue to take every precaution for the wellbeing and safety of all our students, faculty and staff in alignment with the recommendations of the CDC, DOH, and local and state authorities. With the expiration of the “Stay at Home” order, SCF will be reopening our campuses using a slow and gradual, phased approach that is flexible and sensitive to the needs of our College community. 

April 10 Update: On Friday, May 1, we will honor our Spring 2020 graduates with a virtual ceremony from 3-5 p.m., to be broadcast on Sarasota Community Radio WSLR, 96.5 FM and streamed live on the College’s Facebook page, facebook.com/StateCollegeOfFlorida. This will be a unique way of celebrating this milestone in our students’ journey and will include some traditional graduation ceremony elements and many that are not. Please monitor your SCF email and SCF's social media channels for more on this unique celebration.  View the announcement, May 1 SCF Spring 2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremony Announcement

March 20, 2020 Update: As we all adjust to this new and temporary environment, we wanted to reflect on how proud we are of our students, faculty and staff. Thank you to our resilient students who continue to exemplify what it is to be #SCFProud. You lead by example and demonstrate how grit and determination not only earns you a degree but carries you through the most trying situations. Our sincere gratitude to our faculty and staff who operationalized our institution to function virtually and transition to a 97% online learning environment within a week’s time. Your dedication to our students and their success is what makes SCF our community’s beloved state college and fulfills our vision to be the region’s first choice. Our team will continue to meet regularly to assess and communicate recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Florida Department of Health (DOH), the Florida Department of Education (DOE), the Florida College System (FCS) and other local authorities. In the interim, please practice social distancing, be well and know that we are here to support you.

March 17, 2020 Update: Our team continues to meet regularly to assess and communicate recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Florida Department of Health (DOH), the Florida Department of Education (DOE), the Florida College System (FCS) and other local authorities. Ongoing discussions regarding faculty and staff telecommuting, online instruction beyond April 3 and College events continue in the event we need to implement additional plans.

March 16, 2020 Update: We continue to prepare for the transition to an Online Learning environment, to the extent possible, effective Thursday, March 19, 2020.  Please note ALL SCF Campuses are closed to students and the public today through Wednesday, March 18.  Only faculty and staff should be on campus to help us prepare for this transition. 

March 13, 2020 Update: For the wellbeing and safety of all our faculty, staff and students as well as our community, SCF will transition to an Online Learning environment, to the extent possible, effective Thursday, March 19, 2020.

March 11, 2020 Update: Out of an abundance of caution, and for the safety of our students, faculty and staff, we wanted to share that an individual has been excluded from College activities in accordance with the Department of Health (DOH) recommendations. Due to their possible contact with a person or items handled by a person who has since tested positive for COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the individual is self-isolating for 14 days. It is important to note that the individual is currently well.  For the safety and privacy of our students, faculty and staff, SCF will not be disclosing any additional information.

For questions, concerns or additional information, please contact the Return to Campus Hotline at 941-752-5015.

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