Campus Update for Students – May 8: Distance Education Continues Through the Fall

May 08, 2020

Dear Students,

As we prepare for the summer and fall semesters, our faculty and staff remain eager to support you. We had hoped that we could all return to campus again this fall, but unfortunately, that will not be the case.

Fullerton College is committed to the safety and well-being of students, faculty and staff and will continue to offer classes in the form of distance education and remote student support services throughout the summer and fall semesters. There were many factors that led to this decision. Our North Orange County Community College District Chancellor Dr. Cheryl Marshall shared details about this difficult decision, and I invite you to read Chancellor Marshall’s memo.

Although we will continue with distance education and remote services through the fall semester, our commitment remains strong to support you. We have a wide variety of course offerings and our faculty are more committed than ever to deliver high-quality instruction that not only expands your understanding of the world but also prepares you to earn a degree or certificate and transfer to a four-year college or university. We will offer more than 400 course sections this summer and 2,400 sections in the fall. Additionally, our student and academic support services teams have all transitioned to provide support remotely and will continue to develop new and innovative ways to help you.

Although there is no guarantee, there is a possibility that we could offer a limited amount of in-person courses that have not been able to transition to distance learning. It is my hope to bring additional clarity on the fall schedule well in advance of registration, which begins in early July.

In the last six weeks, our faculty and staff have rapidly retooled and developed new support programs to meet your needs. I encourage you to take advantage of these services. We know that this has not been an easy time, but I assure you that we will do all that we can to lift you up because we are a Hornet Family.

Financial Support

Currently enrolled students may be eligible to receive a $500 federal grant and are encouraged to submit a form to check their eligibility with the Fullerton College Financial Aid Office. Learn more…

Distance Education 

With distance education expanding through the fall, we are continuing to refine and provide distance education support for our students and training for faculty. Learn more…

Food and Basic Needs

Fullerton College offers a free weekly meal distribution to students on campus and referrals to many community resources. Learn more… 

Technology Support 

Continuing students may sign up to borrow a laptop. We also provide free Wi-Fi in Parking Lot 4 and referrals to free and low-cost Wi-Fi services. Learn more…

More Services   

All academic and support services are offered remotely. Learn more…

Upcoming President’s Open Forum 

I am hosting the last President’s Open Forum for the spring semester on May 18 at 4 p.m. I encourage you to attend and provide feedback about your student experience and how we can better support you. The Zoom details can be found on our Facebook page. I invite you to participate if your schedule permits.
Greg Schulz, Ed.D.
Fullerton College