A student receives help in the Student Success Center during a recent semester. While the center is now closed, it has posted a link on its website for students to download a free graphing calculator app.

Student support services still available despite shift to virtual learning

With most classes remaining online this fall, many on-campus resources students use have also moved online.

The Student Success Center (SSC), which is responsible for tutoring and helping students check out laptops and calculators through the Technology Resource Center, is closed until further notice. However, the center is still helping students with those devices.

“At this time the Technology Resource Center is not checking out computers and calculators,” said Melissa Longoria Goonan, Tutor Support Services coordinator. “Instead students are being forwarded an application link to fill out to check out laptops through the Viking Help Desk.”

To apply for a student loaner laptop, visit https://apps.delmar.edu/survey/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=l2KJ884K#

The SSC has also added a link on its website for students to download a free graphing calculator X84 app.

For students who are worried about finding access to Wi-Fi, Del Mar College is providing VikingNet access from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week in designated areas.

VikingNet will be available to students in the East Campus Venters Building, West Campus Health Sciences Buildings 1 and 2, Center for Economic Development, and Northwest Center in Calallen.

The DMC bookstore is open to the public at 50% capacity from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Students should enter the Harvin Center through the south entrance by the new building.

The Barth Learning Resources on West Campus is now open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m.to 2 p.m. Friday. The White Library on East Campus will remain closed.

The DMC counseling center is available and will be conducting all services online.

“We have some new educational programs in addition to our signature “Be Well” program. Many other events like Pet Therapy and our annual Spooktacular will happen virtually this semester,” said Rita Hernandez, lead counselor. “Counselors are excited to engage with students and have been hard at work to create these virtual programs.”

The counseling center is available from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday.

“We are accepting new clients and will continue to throughout the semester,” Hernandez said. “We recently added a dedicated full-time counselor to our West Campus Counseling Center.”

Students can schedule an appointment online by going to www.delmar.edu/counsel and clicking “Schedule an Appointment.”

Del Mar College has also been awarded $1.9 million to help students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funds will go to students who are enrolled in fall 2020 classes, have a FAFSA on file, and need assistance. To receive these funds students must complete the CARES Act Emergency Relief Aid application.

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