Good afternoon Pirates,
Governor Jay Inslee announced this afternoon that all colleges and universities in Washington state will stop teaching in person classes after Monday, March 16 in an effort to slow down the spread of COVID-19. As a result, Peninsula College will end in-person winter quarter classes on Monday, March 16. Students are urged to contact their instructors via Canvas or email for more information. Student Services and Pirate Central will be open on Monday, March 16.
In addition, Peninsula College will delay the start of spring quarter to April 13 and move in-person classes, excluding some ProfTech and labs, online. Those classes that do continue to meet in person will follow appropriate social distancing guidelines. This plan will be followed until at least midnight April 24, with regular operations tentatively scheduled to resume April 27.
At this time, the college will remain open. Spaces that are integral to student success like the library, business office, Pirate Central, and the Pirate Pantry will remain open. Childcare will remain open, unless the Governor’s office declares otherwise.
As you know, this is a fast-moving and constantly changing health crisis in our community. We are all in uncharted territory, but we are in this together. Details are still evolving, and we will update you regularly, as information is provided. Please continue to check your email, follow us on social media, and check our website.
If you or someone you know is struggling with anxiety around the COVID-19 situation, please visit our PC Cares page for resources and information https://pencol.edu/services/pc-cares.
Our goal remains to support you and help you achieve your educational goals. We will get through this together.
Dr. Luke Robins
President, Peninsula College