Thursday, April 2, 2020
An Update from SMCC President Dr. Shari Olson
Regarding Classes On April 6
Dear Student,

South Mountain Community College and the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) care about your health and well-being, as well as supporting you throughout your academic journey.

As a friendly reminder, all in-person/hybrid classes will resume on Monday, April 6, 2020 in an online/alternative format. Do not go to campus. All classes that were originally scheduled as online are continuing as scheduled.

Check your Student Center and MyInfo App for more specific details about your courses . If you have not taken online classes before, you may find our tips for online learning and information about Canvas and RioLearn very helpful. SMCC's Center for Teaching and Learning also has an additional Student Hub to support your online efforts.

In order to provide the support you need, all academic and student support services will continue to be offered remotely (e.g., by telephone , email , chat - look for the chat button on our home page , and online ). All MCCCD campuses and locations will remain closed for in-person classes and services for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. We will continue to provide updates when additional information is made available. 

As we all navigate the remainder of the Spring semester remotely, we kindly ask that you check the FAQs on the MCCCD website to find answers to your questions. In addition, the community resources web page provides a variety of resources, especially if you need assistance with finances, housing, food insecurities, healthcare, and numerous other types of support.   SMCC faculty member and Director of Behavioral Health Science Bill Beverly has also partnered with the South Mountain WORKS Coalition to put together this handy guide of local area resources .

Be sure to contact the assigned faculty member for each of your courses. They will provide you with important information regarding course format changes, any modifications to the syllabus/syllabi, assignments, and other related topics.

We are all in this together and the South Mountain family is here for you. Even though we all are facing unprecedented circumstances, it is our goal to assist you in as many ways as possible – both personally and academically.


Dr. Shari Olson
South Mountain Community College

Maricopa Community Colleges
Be careful. Take the proper precautions. Stay healthy.