Coronavirus Updates & Transition Resources
Dear Students, Faculty & Staff, and Community,
Midland College continues to monitor the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) with regular assessment and evaluation by the administration. Please check this page and Midland College social media for more information.
Even though our buildings are closed, we welcome students and visitors to enjoy our beautiful campus grounds. We do ask, however, that people in non-family groups wear face masks to protect yourself and others.
We may have closed our buildings as a result of COVID-19, but our offices and services are still available remotely. Please contact us if you have any questions, and thank you for your cooperation.
Steve Thomas, Ph.D.
Midland College (MC) continues to operate virtually and online. The spring 2020 semester ended May 8. All courses for the May mini-semester are online. MC will also offer online courses during its Summer I session (June 1 - July 8) and Summer II session (July 9 - August 14).
Instructional administrators and faculty are reviewing the fall 2020 course schedule
to see how best to serve students while protecting health and safety. Plans are to
extend online course offerings and provide some face-to-face courses and hands-on
labs, especially in the applied technology and health sciences programs.
Current students should contact their advisors to schedule a phone or video conference
in order to establish individual course schedules. Students may also email email@example.com.
MC’s Student Services departments and administrative offices are observing summer operating hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, May 11 - August 16. Current and prospective students can contact MC faculty, administrators and staff via email. An online employee directory is available at www.midland.edu/directory.
Spring 2020 Courses
Midland College has extended the deadline to drop from spring 2020 courses. The new
date is May 1st.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and information from Texas and Midland leaders
about COVID-19 reaching a peak in mid to late May, Midland College is canceling its
2020 Kids' College Summer Enrichment Program.
Registration for the spring five-week mini-mester is open now. Classes start April 14th.
All face to face interactions with students have been suspended for the duration of the spring 2020 semester. The majority of courses have been converted to an online format.
Courses with hands-on labs, that have not been converted to an online format - including labs in dual credit CTE courses, are suspended. Students enrolled in these courses will receive grades of "Incomplete" and will be given an opportunity to complete the courses in the summer and/or fall. Students who do not elect to complete the courses will be given grades of "Withdrawn". Limited exceptions have been made and students will be contacted.
Students should email their instructors if they have questions. Visit the online directory for instructor email addresses.
We are offering a special 5-week session for students to earn up to 4 hours of college credit FAST. The online session runs from April 14 to May 15. In addition, students with a permanent Midland County address and who enroll by April 6, will receive a $100 scholarship. It will be awarded automatically, no application required.
“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we realize students are having to stay home for the rest of the spring semester, so we wanted to offer them an opportunity to gain some college hours,” said Dr. Damon Kennedy, MC vice president of Instructional Services. “There are also students who may have planned to work this summer and are now unable to find jobs. Midland College offers courses at a much lower cost than the equivalent courses at four-year universities. For these reasons, we are offering this special opportunity in the midst of all this uncertainty. Even if students are enrolled in another college or university, they are still welcome to take advantage of this special opportunity.”
For a list of classes offered and enrollment instructions, click the link below.
Midland College will begin online instruction Monday, March 23, 2020. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to use all available resources, including email, webcam, and social media, to connect and communicate. Email addresses and telephone numbers for employees and departments can be found in the online directory. Midland College staff will be available to offer assistance remotely through video conferencing technology.
Midland College will offer all face-to-face lecture courses online. Science labs will convert to virtual and online courses. The majority of hands-on skills training labs will be suspended through March 27. Instructors are contacting students directly regarding these labs.
Students should check their Midland College student email regularly to stay up to date and communicate with their instructors. Students who have questions or concerns about a particular class and/or lab should contact their instructor(s) directly. Students who have never taken an online course should navigate to our Canvas page and follow the instructions to get started. More details are also available on the Continuity Guide for Students page.
Midland College staff will monitor the college’s general Twitter and Facebook accounts daily and welcome students and the community to utilize these social media platforms to voice questions and concerns.
Updates on Programs & Services
Library services including live chat (limited hours), database access, etc. are available online. For details, visit the Library web page.
The Testing Center is not open for face-to-face testing. We are working with vendors to provide online testing as soon as possible. For more information, email Craig Balch, Testing Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MC Bookstore is closed, but students may order books online. Books will be shipped to home addresses, and for the current time, shipping charges waived.
Dining services will remain closed except for those students who are living in the
The Fitness Center is closed until further notice.
Most Continuing Education courses are cancelled for the remainder of the semester. These include courses in the following programs:
- College Classics
- Health Sciences Continuing Education
- Petroleum Professional Development Center classes, workshops and seminars
- Risk Management Institute classes, workshops and seminars
- Transportation Training (Truck Driving) courses
- Workforce Continuing Education
Please refer to the CE page for information about class cancellations and rescheduling.
Student Services is closed for face-to-face and walk-in meetings, but are excited
meet you virtually!
For the safety of students, employees and visitors, communications should be limited
to email or telephone. Below is a list of email addresses for frequently used MC services.
Advising – email@example.com
- Cashier/Making payments – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Enrollment/Admissions – email@example.com
- Financial Aid – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Graduation – email@example.com
- Housing/Residence Halls – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Human Resources – email@example.com
- International and Residency Requirements – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Scholarships – email@example.com
- Student records/Applications - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Testing Center – email@example.com
- Transcripts – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Veterans Services – email@example.com