COVID-19: Updates, Resources and Information

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Virtual assistance for many student services is now being offered through Zoom virtual lobbies.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Grays Harbor College.

COVID-19 Updates

Updated 6/5/2020

Summer and Fall Quarter Update from Dr. Minkler 

Dear Chokers,

I hope that you are continuing to be well and stay healthy! I’m sure many of you are wondering what’s ahead of you at GHC for summer and fall quarters. Grays Harbor College is continuing to follow the Governor’s COVID-19 Guidance for Reopening for Higher Education. As such we are currently observing all safety protocols and requirements of Phase II. This includes allowing hands-on (non-lecture) face-to-face instruction using appropriate safety protocols and personal protective equipment. This practice will continue through summer. For Summer Quarter most classes will be offered remotely with a few hands-on classes being offered at the Aberdeen Campuses. For now, student support services will remain virtual. Please visit our GHC Virtual Assistance Lobbies (https://www.ghc.edu/covid19/va) to get help registering for classes, applying for financial aid, and/or to get answers to other college related questions. If you do not have internet access, you can call our main number at 360-538-4026.

For Fall Quarter 2020, we are currently planning to offer a mix of on-ground and remote delivery classes. Many on-ground classes will be hybrid: meeting in person some days, and remotely for others. All on-ground classes will conform to health authority and government guidance about sanitizing, social distancing, and personal protective equipment. For more information about which classes are in which mode of instructions, please check the class schedule at https://classes.ghc.edu/. For assistance registering for classes (yes, it is that time already), please visit our staff in the GHC Virtual Assistance Lobbies (https://www.ghc.edu/covid19/va) or work with your faculty/program advisor.

The health & safety of our students & employees is our top priority. We will continue to monitor the situation closely, and work with local and state authorities to make sure GHC can offer classes while keeping everyone healthy. If there are significant changes ahead, as their likely will be in this time of uncertainty, we will keep you informed. In the meantime, you can continue to monitor our GHC COVID-19 web site (https://www.ghc.edu/covid19) for updates.

Sincerely,
Dr. Jim Minkler
President, Grays Harbor College

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COVID-19 Resources and Information

Wireless in Schermer Parking Lot!

Greetings Chokers,

GHC is providing free wireless internet access in parking lot H of the Schermer (4000) Building on our Aberdeen Campus (view a map). The wi-fi will be available from 6 am to 10 pm each day for current GHC students and is intended for those who are unable to utilize a hotspot or other internet connection from home. If you choose to utilize this option for a wi-fi connection, here’s what you need to know.

  • Parking: You must be parked in parking lot H behind the Schermer (4000) Building. (refer to map).
  • Login: Open the Settings on your device; Login using your student email and password.
  • Stay in Your Car, Stay Healthy: If you are on campus using wi-fi, we ask that you remain in your car. Congregating outside of vehicles will be seen as a violation of the "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order.
  • No Restrooms: Make arrangements for restroom needs at an off-campus facility.
  • Come Charged: Please make sure you charge your device before you come to campus, as we will not have a place for you to plug devices in.
  • Have an Emergency? If you have an emergency, you should call 911.
  • Questions? Contact helpdesk@ghc.edu or call 360-538-4064.

Have a terrific spring quarter!
From all of us at Grays Harbor College

Chromebooks for Student Checkout

Grays Harbor College is making a limited number of Chromebook laptop computers available for checkout to students for remote learning, using Canvas and Zoom. Eligible students may use the computers and return them at the end of Spring quarter to the library. Due to an extension of the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, we ask students that need a Chromebook fill out a request form. When a Chromebook becomes available, the library will reach out to schedule a time for verification and checkout.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be registered for and taking for-credit classes spring quarter. Not-for-credit continuing education classes are not eligible;
  • Must be able to demonstrate proof of Spring registration and bring their Student ID;
  • And, have access to internet service.

Request a Chromebook

Student Emergency Financial Assistance Program

Grays Harbor College offers emergency financial assistance to students who experience a financial emergency or who have unanticipated expenses, causing financial hardship. Emergency assistance is available for expenses which fall outside of the typical student budget, including those related to COVID-19, which may hinder the student’s academic progress. Costs must be for the current academic year while enrolled and actively attending Grays Harbor College. Any costs for a previous or future academic year will not be considered. Each application is considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about the Student Emergency Financial Assistance Program