Campus Pandemic Information
Stay informed, healthy and safe
For the health and safety of all, unvaccinated individuals on campus are required to wear a face cover inside Bay College buildings. Please respect others, frequently hand wash and maintain a respectible distance. Campus cleaning and sanitizing has also increased to keep #baysafe.
Students employees, and visitors should proactively monitor their health. Community members planning to visit campus are to complete the online health screening form prior to visiting campus. 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.
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.
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. Complete the self-screening each day prior to entering campus.
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.
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 and academic assistance is available to all students on campus in the HUB or student success center and online. 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, and writing.
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 inter-campus 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 hot-spots 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.
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.
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
If you're interested in living on campus, please visit the student housing webpage. Café Bay is open on Wednesday and Thursdays during the summer, Monday through Thursday during Fall and Winter Semesters.
Norse athletics will follow NJCAA guidelines and recommendations.
Community space on campus is available on a limited basis for educational and enrichment purposes. For questions concerning upcoming reservations or facility rentals, call Event Services at 906-217-4040 or email events_FROM_BAY_COLLEGE.
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).
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. Unvaccinated individuals must wear masks inside campus. 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.
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.
Employee support services information such as Employee Assistance Program (EAP) information 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.
All domestic and international travel related to college business is limited, and may be approved on a case-by-case basis.
Through the Congress approved CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act, Bay College has been awarded emergency financial aid grants 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
- Cares Act (HEERF I) 30 Day Fund Report
- Cares Act (HEERF I) 45 Day Fund Report 1
- Cares Act (HEERF I) 45 Day Fund Report 2
- Final Cares Act (HEERF I) 45 Day Fund Report 3
- CRRSAA (HEERF II) 30 Day Fund Report
- CRRSAA (HEERF II) 45 Day Fund Report I
- CRRSAA (HEERF II) 45 Day Fund Report II and ARP (HEERFIII) Fund Report 1
Institutional Portion Reporting
- Cares Act (HEERF I) Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting (Quarter End 9-30-20)
- Cares Act (HEERF I) Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting (Quarter End 12-31-20)
- Cares Act (HEERF I) Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting (Quarter End 03-31-21)