Pitt Community College officials are continually monitoring developments concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19). The most up-to-date campus information and resources are posted on this coronavirus information page. Please remember to refresh this page and/or clear your browser history to ensure you are seeing the latest details.
Message to Students from PCC President Lawrence Rouse
I wanted to update you on our plans for the 2020 Fall Semester, based on the latest pandemic statistics for our region. While we had hoped to return to campus in a manner that more closely resembled our pre-COVID-19 environment, current metrics have led us to modify those plans.
As a result of that change, faculty and staff are working with their supervisors to establish operational plans for services requiring a physical presence on campus this fall. These areas must establish plans that adhere to the college’s operational guidelines for the pandemic. That means, first and foremost, developing strategies that minimize contact between individuals.
Courses initially scheduled to be taught in a “traditional” classroom setting this fall will be changed to a “hybrid” format, instead. Students in these courses will meet in person the first week of classes for an orientation session on synchronous online learning.
Courses with a required physical clinical or lab component will continue meeting beyond the first week of the semester with increased safety measures in place.
Students, I wish we could have returned to campus this fall as we’d hoped, but the current situation with the virus will not allow it. The President’s Leadership Team and I are trying to make sure we keep faculty, students and staff safe as we provide you educational services.
Lawrence L. Rouse, Ed.D.
Campus Visitation Requirements
All individuals in facilities operated by PCC are required to wear a mask at all times in public spaces. Public spaces include hallways, classrooms, conference rooms and shared office environments. Students who are unable to wear a mask due to a documented medical condition should contact the Office of Accessibility Services to request an accommodation. Employees who are unable to wear a mask due to a documented medical condition should contact the Office of Human Resources to request an accommodation.
Any individual who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, per the CDC’s guidelines should not come to campus. The current list of symptoms includes fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle/body aches, sore throat and/or loss of smell.
Individuals coming to campus are requested to practice increased hand hygiene practices, that include frequent hand washing for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. Hand sanitizer stations have been placed near building entrances and throughout the buildings for use when hand washing is not an option.
Student Information Hotline/Important Contacts
PCC students with questions during this time may call the “PCC Student Coronavirus Hotline” at (252) 493-7245, Monday through Thursday, between 8 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., and Friday, between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., for general information and answers to general questions. For specific course questions, students should contact their PCC instructors. Students should not come to campus.
For Financial Aid, please call (252) 493-7339.
For Admissions/Registrar’s Office, please call (252) 493-7232.
For Cashier’s Office, please call (252) 493-7234 or email email@example.com.
Students can also email specific questions to the following:
- For Moodle: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
- For Continuing Education: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For Financial Aid: email@example.com
- For Advising: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For Veterans Affairs: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- For Admissions and Residency: email@example.com
PCC will respond to all inquiries as soon as possible.
WiFi Access Extended to Fulford/Simon Parking Lot
PCC has extended WiFi internet access into the parking lot outside of the William E. Fulford and Herman Simon buildings (the lot closest to Sam’s Club). Students will still need to log in, just as they would if they were actually in the buildings.
It is important to note that the buildings are closed, so restrooms are not accessible.
Also, students are asked to remain in their vehicles while utilizing WiFi services to ensure social distancing guidelines are being followed.
Continuing Education/High School Programs
Course delivery has been altered for many of the continuing education classes already underway. Students are advised to contact instructors if they have questions about the changes. For more information, visit the “Continuing Education and Workforce Development” page on this website.
For high school students taking PCC courses, please note that even though Pitt County Schools classes are currently “on hold,” PCC courses resumed March 23. Please visit the “High School Programs” page on this website for more information.
Transitional Studies students (AHS, GED/HSE and ESL), please continue to check your emails for messages from teachers and coordinators. You may also check the PCC Transitional Studies page on Facebook for updates. If you have questions, concerns or a specific need, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com.
PCC students needing personal, mental health and/or academic counseling or information regarding financial emergency assistance programs, including Finish Line grants, should contact Olivia Sutton at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mecca Waller at email@example.com with the college’s Counseling Services Department.
Laptops Available for Student Checkout
NOTE: For students needing broadband internet access, Suddenlink is offering 60 days free. Additional information may be found on the Altice Advantage website.
PCC is loaning laptops to students currently enrolled in PCC coursework who need one to complete their PCC coursework. Laptops will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students are responsible for all damages or the loss of the laptop, should that occur.
Laptops can be picked up at the PCC library by appointment only. To borrow a laptop, please contact Leigh Russell at (252) 493-7354 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a pickup time (Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.).
Please note that, starting the week of April 5, library staff will be on campus Tuesdays and Thursdays only, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and appointments are still required to pick up laptops. Also, based upon demand, it could take as much as one week to prepare a laptop for your use, so please plan ahead.
Students checking out laptops will be required fill out and sign the “Student Laptop Check-Out Form.” They must also show their student ID and proof of current address or state-issued ID. If a student’s ID address does not match the address in PCC’s student information system, he or she must provide two current forms of address verification.
Valid forms of address verification are:
- Any document issued by the State of North Carolina or a county or city in North Carolina or the federal government
- North Carolina Vehicle Registration Card, insurance policy or title
- North Carolina Voter Precinct Card
- Military orders or military documents
- Utility bill or cable bill
- Housing lease or contract, mortgage statement, property or income tax statement
- Pre-printed financial statement
Student Store Closed Until Further Notice
Effective March 23, the PCC Student Store will be closed until further notice. The store’s website will remain open, however, and orders will be processed daily.
Thank you for your patience and understanding! Feel free to reach out to student store personnel with questions by emailing email@example.com.
For Moodle assistance, see “Moodle Introduction for Students” on your Moodle page.
- PCC Library Webpage
- PCC Library Online Databases
- Tutorial and Academic Success Center (TASC)
- Smarthinking (24/7 Online Tutoring and Live Support) — PCC contracts with Smarthinking (ST), an online tutoring service that allows students taking core academic courses to connect with an ST tutor anytime from any internet connection. Sessions are real-time audio, video, chat and virtual white board. The purpose of ST is to increase students’ achievement and enhance learning in support of faculty instruction. It is available as a free service to PCC curriculum students. To use Smarthinking, students must access it via Moodle or the myPittCC Portal Login.
- To search for free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more on your North Carolina Community College Campus, visit AuntBertha.com.
- In 80 percent of cases, contraction of COVID-19 results in mild or no symptoms. Self-quarantine is recommended for people who have come in direct contact with individuals confirmed to have the COVID-19 illness and/or individuals who have traveled from areas where COVID-19 transmission is widespread and/or ongoing.
- Students and employees are encouraged to take the same precautions they would follow in order to prevent influenza and colds. Wash hands frequently, sneeze and cough into shirt sleeves (not hands), and avoid sharing food, cups and utensils. When possible, avoid people who are sick. For those who haven’t done so already, get a flu shot.
- Those who feel ill and have additional medical conditions, such as asthma, pregnancy, diabetes, cancer and heart conditions, or have symptoms that are severe and not improving after several days, should contact a doctor or, in the case of an emergency, call 9-1-1.