CCC Postpones Graduation Until July

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Carteret Community College has postponed the spring 2020 awards and graduation events due to the guidelines and restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Graduation and the awards ceremony will be held for 2020 Graduates on July 30 unless restrictions change. Further information will be provided as the details of the event are finalized.

“It was a very hard decision to postpone graduation and the awards ceremony,” said Dr. Tracy Mancini, Vice President of Instruction and Student Support at Carteret Community College. “Our students have worked so hard to graduate and look forward to celebrating their successes with family, friends and classmates. We wanted to make sure they still have a chance to celebrate later this summer.”

On March 17, Carteret Community College transitioned its institution to an online platform. The College plans to continue in an online format through the remainder of the semester which ends on May 5, unless restrictions change allowing select classes to resume face-to-face.

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Final exams will be administered online. If students have questions regarding the completion of the spring semester or final exams, they have been instructed to contact their instructor.

“While our students have done an exceptional job transitioning to the online format, we do understand that it may not be conducive or even possible for some of our students,” said Mancini. “We are trying to accommodate everyone. If students are unable to complete their coursework by May 5, 2020 due to challenges related to COVID-19, they can work with their instructors to complete their classes in a reasonable timeframe.”

Unless restrictions change, summer semester will begin on May 26 and the fall semester on August 17. Current students can call their advisors for help enrolling in classes. New students wishing to enroll in classes can call Student Services at 252-222-6060. Registration will continue for summer classes until May 26 and August 13 for fall classes.

“We are really looking forward to when it is safe for us to meet in person on our beautiful campus,” said Mancini. “Until that time, we encourage our faculty, staff and students to wash their hands often, stay home and stay healthy and safe.”

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