Campus Pandemic Information

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MI Vacc to Normal Challenge

WE ARE HERE
48.8% VACCINATED as of April 29, 2021
  • Michigan residents (16+) who have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination.
STEP 1
55% PLUS 14 DAYS
  • Lift the state's requirement for employers to require remote work when feasible.
STEP 2
60% PLUS 14 DAYS
  • Increase indoor capacity at sports stadiums to 25%
  • Increase indoor capacity at conference centers/banquet halls/funeral homes to 25%.
  • Increase capacity at exercise facilities and gyms to 50%
  • Lift the curfew on restaurants and bars.
STEP 3
65% PLUS 14 DAYS
  • Lift all indoor percentage capacity limits, requiring only social distancing between parties (e.g. lifting 100-person cap on restaurants and 300-person cap on other facilities).
  • Relax current limits on residential social gatherings.
STEP 4
70% PLUS 14 DAYS

+70% Keep vaccinating eligible Michiganders to save lives and end the pandemic.

  • Lifts the Gatherings and Face Masks Order such that MDHHS will no longer employ broad mitigation measures unless unanticipated circumstances arise, such as the spread of vaccine-resistant variants.

For the health and safety of all, everyone on campus is required to wear a face cover and maintain 6 feet distancing inside Bay College buildings, and outdoor community spaces where physical distancing of 6 feet is not possible. Please respect others and frequently hand wash. Campus cleaning and sanitizing has increased, physical spacing in classrooms implemented, and plexiglas barriers installed in high frequency visitor areas

Students and employees should proactively monitor their health. If ill, stay home and seek health advice as needed. Bay College follows public health protocols related to isolation and treatment for individuals exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or test positive. Please refer to the table below detailing the most recent number of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases at Bay College each week.

Week Main Campus West Campus *Main/West Online Only
Aug 17-Aug 23 0 0 0 0
Aug 24-Aug 30 2 0 0 1
Aug 31-Sep 6 1 0 0 0
Sep 7-Sep 13 4 1 0 0
Sep 14-Sep 20 1 0 0 0
Sep 21-Sep 27 6 1 1 0
Sep 28-Oct 4 8 0 0 2
Oct 5-Oct 11 7 1 0 0
Oct 12-Oct 18 3 3 0 0
Oct 19-Oct 25 6 2 1 1
Oct 26-Nov 1 5 5 0 2
Nov 2-Nov 8 5 3 0 0
Nov 9-Nov 15 4 0 0 1
Nov 16-Nov 22 3 0 0 1
Nov 23-Nov 29 2 1 0 0
Nov 30-Dec 6 0 0 0 0
Dec 7-Dec 13 1 1 0 0
Dec 14-Dec 20 0 0 0 0
Dec 21-Dec 27 0 0 0 0
Dec 28-Jan 3 0 0 0 0
Jan 4-Jan 10 0 0 0 0
Jan 11-Jan 17 2 0 0 0
Jan 18-Jan 24 2 1 0 0
Jan 25-Jan 31 0 0 0 0
Feb 1-Feb 7 0 0 0 0
Feb 8-Feb 14 0 0 0 0
Feb 15-Feb 21 0 0 0 3
Feb 22-Feb 28 1 0 0 0
Mar 1-Mar 7 0 0 0 0
Mar 8-Mar 14 0 0 0 0
Mar 15-Mar 21 3 1 0 0
Mar 22-Mar 28 1 0 0 0
Mar 29-Apr 4 1 0 0 0
Apr 5-Apr 11 1 0 0 0
Apr 12-Apr 18 3 0 0 0
Apr 19-Apr 25 0 0 0 0
Apr 26-May 2 0 0 0 0
May 3-May 9 0 0 0 0
*Cases associated with both campuses

Student Information

 Bay College is open to serve you. All classes at Bay College are conducted in person on campus, in a flexible hybrid format, and or online per course syllabi.

Semesters

Summer and Fall Semester registration is open. Summer 1 starts in May, Summer 2 July and Fall Semester starts August 30, 2021.

Bay Safe Campus

All Bay students are required to participate in the training program designed to inform, educate and encourage healthy living and learning on campus. A mandatory self-screening must be completed each day prior to entering campus.

Course Delivery

Bay College uses three types of instructional delivery methods: Traditional, Hybrid, and Online.

  • Traditional: Instructor and students meet face-to-face for all contact hours of the course. However, the student in a traditional course may be required to use the internet to access online assignments, virtual tours, course documents, learning artifacts, instructor notices/communications and assessments.
  • Hybrid: Hybrid courses are delivered with a portion of the course being face-to-face instruction and the remainder online.
  • Online: Online courses deliver course content 100% online. However, some instructors may require students to take tests in a proctored classroom or computer lab setting, or with an online proctored testing service.
Advising

Bay College understands students often encounter challenges. Each student has an assigned faculty advisor and co-advisor ready to assist and help resolve issues that arise. Support is available online and in person on campus. Co-advisors may help you request tutoring, navigate Blackboard, answer questions around course deadlines, and refer you to needed services. If you are not sure who your faculty advisor or co-advisor is, visit myBay (Login required) and click on "My Academic Advisor Report."

Blackboard Online Learning System

Refer to the Bay College Blackboard Quick Start Guide for Students to learn the basics of Blackboard, accessing courses, and online learning.

Online Learning Resources

Resources to help students be successful in online courses are available in the Online Academic Success Center within Blackboard. Review as many times as necessary to feel comfortable with your online experience. Refer to Going the distance: How to excel in online classes for additional tips on distance learning. For questions or support, contact onlinehelp_FROM_BAY_COLLEGE

Tutoring

Tutoring and academic assistance is available to all students on campus in the HUB or student success center and online. Remote tutoring is delivered using Google Hangouts. To request tutoring, fill out the Tutor Request Form on the Online Academic Success Center course within Blackboard.  For more information, Email the Student%20Success%20Center.

Testing Center and New Student Placement

Testing Centers on each campus are open for placement, and other testing by appointment. Visit myBay (login required) to schedule a test and complete placement assessments for math, reading, writing and or english.

Food Pantry

Bay College offers its students access to the Student Food Pantry on both campuses. Login to myBay to access the Student Food Pantry pantry hours of operation and pickup instructions. For more information, Email trio_FROM_BAY_COLLEGE or phone 906-217-4133 or West Campus 906-302-3004.

Bay College Library

The Bay College Library's online and physical collection is available to students, faculty, and staff on both campuses. West Campus students and employees may request materials through intercampus mail. The library's digital collections are available from the Bay College Library website.

Student Computers and IT Support

A limited number of computers and hotspots are available for students in need. To check out, visit or email the Bay%20College%20Library. For any technical support please contact the IT department at ithelp_FROM_BAY_COLLEGE or call 906-217-4025.

WiFi Hotspots

High speed internet via WiFi is available on campus, and has been extended to outside parking areas on the Escanaba Campus and West Campus. Many internet providers offer free or discounted internet services to students.

Counseling Services

You may feel frustrated or frightened during these challenging times. Confidential student mental health services are available and free to students by calling 906-217-4156 on the Escanaba Campus or 906-776-4357 on the West Campus. If there is a mental health or medical emergency, dial 911.

Student Housing and Dining

Campus housing remains open. Outside guests are limited. Café Bay is open for breakfast and lunch dine in and or takeout services. 

Norse Athletics

Norse athletics will follow NJCAA guidelines and recommendations.

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Community Information

Community Events

Per State and CDC guidelines, all community events and scheduled meetings on campus have been cancelled through December 2020. For questions concerning upcoming reservations or facility rentals, please call Event Services at 906-217-4040 or email events_FROM_BAY_COLLEGE. Online event booking has been suspended until further notice.

Workforce Training

Visit the Workforce Training and Development website for updates regarding workforce training, conferences and course offerings. For more information, Email workforcetraining_FROM_BAY_COLLEGE or call Rene Lundberg at 906-217-4224 (Main Campus) or Gina Wollner at 906-302-3012 (West Campus).

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Employee Information

 Bay College is open, serving the higher education and workforce training needs of our communities.

Importance of Protective Measures

Protect your health and the health of others. This includes staying home when ill, wearing masks and practicing physical distancing of at least 6 feet. Bay College is following the Michigan Safe Start Plan and health department guidelines. To track the risk phases of COVID-19 in Michigan, visit the MI Safe Start Map.

Working from Home

For helpful tips on working from home, refer to Bay College's Working from Home: Essentials for Working Off-Site.

Online Learning Resources

For more information regarding Zoom, Blackboard, Panopto lecture capture and more, visit the online learning web page.

Service Hours

Standard College office hours are 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET (West campus, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CT). Services areas may offer hours outside of these hours to accommodate student and community needs, and by appointment. Buildings are open beyond service hours, and vary per campus.

Assistive Programs

Employee support services information such as Employee Assistance Program (EAP) information, and information on medical coverage relating to the COVID-19 can be found on myBay (Login required). Counseling services are also available to Bay College employees and their families free of charge via Bay College's EAP program.

Travel

All domestic and international travel related to college business is limited. Personal domestic and international travel is strongly discouraged. Should you choose to travel, please be advised that you may be restricted after returning to protect the health and safety of others on campus.

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CARES Act

Through the Congress approved CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act, Bay College was awarded $389,058 to provide emergency financial aid grants in 2020 directly to Bay College students for authorized expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. Qualifying students, based on Federal Government CARES Act guidelines received these fund.  Additional funds may be forthcoming and available by completing the CARES Emergency Grant Form. For more information, email the Financial%20Aid%20Office or call 906-217-4020.

CARES EMERGENCY GRANT FORM
CARES ACT DISCLOSURE
Student Portion Public Reporting
Institutional Portion Reporting

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