Wallace Community College Selma has extended its online courses through the spring semester and has postponed its graduation activities following a directive from the Alabama Community College System.
At this time, much of the nation remains in quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic, forcing schools to close down and continue educational activities online. WCCS stated in a press release that it may host a virtual commencement and an on-campus commencement ceremony in the fall.
“Every decision concerning the operations of Alabama’s community colleges is being made with the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and administrators at the forefront,” said ACCS Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker.
“While we couldn’t have imagined what this semester would look like for our colleges, I am incredibly grateful for the creativity, resilience, and commitment to learning shown by our faculty, staff, and students during this difficult time.”
The postponed graduation activities include Spring 2020 GED Graduation, Spring
2020 Nursing Pinning, and Spring 2020 Graduation. The 2020 Honors Ceremony has been cancelled.
Students will no longer be able to use the Wi-Fi connection at the campus parking lots because of the curfew imposed by the city. However, students may use Wi-Fi hotspots that are available in the city limits.
In the press release, WCCS encouraged students to take precautions such as “frequent hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, staying home if you have a fever, and taking flu antivirals as prescribed.”