PCC Coronavirus Information Page
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.
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, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- For Continuing Education: email@example.com
- For Financial Aid: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For Advising: email@example.com
- For Veterans Affairs: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
- For Admissions and Residency: firstname.lastname@example.org
PCC will respond to all inquiries as soon as possible.
Message to Students from PCC President Lawrence Rouse
Spring semester courses will continue meeting through alternative instructional methods until they end on time, May 5. Students, if you are having difficulty completing your coursework and considering an official withdrawal (OW) from classes, I would like to strongly encourage you to seek an “incomplete,” instead. Doing so will give you additional time to complete your assignments and help keep you in good standing with regard to your financial aid status.
Please note that advising, career services, counseling, tutorial services, and many other important student resources, are available to you by telephone and/or video conferencing.
On the topic of graduation, college administrators have decided this year’s spring commencement will not be held ‘in-person.’ It was a difficult decision for us, but in the interest of everyone’s health, we determined that PCC must do its part to adhere to social distancing guidelines as part of the worldwide effort to end the coronavirus pandemic. PCC will offer a graduation ceremony in an alternative/online format, and additional details will be announced as soon as they are available.
Registration for the 2020 Summer Semester began April 20 and runs through May 18. Summer classes will begin May 19, and they will only be offered online. Please continue to check your college email accounts and this page for the latest information.
I’d like to encourage you once more to help safeguard our community by complying with the “Go Home. Stay Home.” campaign in Pitt County and surrounding areas. Information on this collective effort to combat the coronavirus pandemic is available on the Pitt County COVID-19 resource page.
My fellow Bulldogs, this is a difficult time for people around the globe. I want you to know that PCC faculty, staff and administrators miss seeing you on campus and realize you are doing your best to complete your coursework. PCC remains dedicated to seeing you succeed, and we are working hard to help you complete your educational goals through the best (and safest) means possible.
In closing, I would like to assure you once again that our campus and community will get through these challenges. You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
Stay safe, Bulldogs!
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 email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or Mecca Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 and must be returned by May 6, 2020. 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.