COVID-19 Updates and Information

We are continuously monitoring the situation concerning COVID-19 (commonly referred to as the coronavirus) and its potential impact to our campus community. We are committed to making decisions that promote the success and well-being of our campus community and growing concerns across the state. Like an increasing number of colleges and universities nationwide, Redlands Community College is taking additional important steps to provide a safe, learning experience for our students. 

Campus Access and Office Hours

Until further notice, campus is closed to the general public. Essential offices are open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed on Friday, and staff are available by  APPOINTMENT ONLY. If you need assistance, please call or email the individual or office to make an appointment.

The computer lab in the Multimedia Center is available for student use. It is accessible through doors on the northeast and northwest sides of the building. The Ray Porter Academic Complex is accessible through the Conference Center entrance but other buildings have limited or no access. Please refer to the campus map for building locations.

Fall Classes

Redlands plans to resume on-site classes in the fall. The Fall semester begins Aug. 17, and at this time, the college intends to open campus housing for the 2020-2021 academic year. The administration will be following CDC guidelines as well as those issued at the local and state levels to implement safety measures on campus. The college awaits a directive from the NJCAA before making a determination on athletic programs.

Enrollment for the Fall and Summer semesters is open. Current students in good standing may be able to enroll using the online Enrollment Authorization form. New or returning students can also enroll by phone or make an appointment with an advisor. To contact Admissions and Advising, call 405.422.1417 or email Admissions and Advising.

Grading for Spring 2020

Spring 2020 students have the opportunity to request a grade change from a D or higher grade to a P status by submitting an online form found after logging into the my.Redlandscc.edu portal under Resources and Support on the right side of the page. Students should carefully consider all aspects of requesting a grade change from a letter grade to a P grade for any Spring 2020 classes in which they were enrolled as of March 23, 2020.  All letter grades of "F" will automatically be converted to NP. If you wish to convert your NP grade back to a letter grade of "F," use the form as well. All NP and P grades will be GPA neutral. Please review this memo for additional details. Students will have 7 days from the date final grades are posted to utilize the form.

If you have questions please email cao@redlandscc.edu.   

Enrollment

We are enrolling for the Summer and Fall semesters. Advisors are available to meet with students and prospective students by phone, email or appointment. Current students may be able to enroll using the Enrollment Authorization Form. Concurrent students can contact the Admissions and Advising Office or their high school advisor to discuss enrollment. To contact Admissions and Advising, call 405.422.1417 or email Admissions and Advising.

On-Campus Classes

After careful consideration and in an abundance of caution, Redlands Community College will be providing all Summer courses online. Since the gathering of groups presents the greatest opportunity to spread germs, we believe this is the best course of action that will further protect the Redlands community. 

Concurrent Classes

We have moved all Spring concurrent classes held at high schools to the online platform. Our instructors are working with our students virtually to make sure they have as little interruptions as possible during this transitional period.  If students have trouble with internet connectivity, please contact our Advising and Admissions office at 405.422.1417 and speak with an academic advisor, so they can assist them as needed.

Online Class Information

Some students may be new to online classes. We have gathered some tips to help you be successful. If you have ANY trouble logging into your Blackboard course or have a technology issue while working from home, you should email the Help Desk. It is good practice to copy your instructor on the email to tech support, so your instructor is aware of the issue.

The computer lab in the Multimedia Center will be open during our new business hours, Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The lab will be configured so that there is a safe distance between work stations. If you still need assistance with computer access, please contact Admissions and Advising at 405.422.1417.

Graduation

To honor out 2020 graduates, we created a virtual graduation site with videos from our commencement speaker and Redlands President Jack Bryant as well as features of each graduate and a guestbook for family and friends to congratulate the graduates. To our new Redlands Alumni, when you share your accomplishment on social media, please use #RedlandsGrad2020.

Federal CARES Act

Redlands Community College signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the College has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. Redlands Community College received $304,230 and distributed $304,203.06. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 622. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 622.

If you believe that you meet the qualifications listed below and should have received funds, please contact Megan Baxter by email with any questions.

To qualify for funding through the Federal CARES Act, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be enrolled in at least 1 credit hour as of April 14, 2020
  • High school concurrent students are Not Eligible
  • Students who were taking 100% online courses prior to the COVID-19 transition are not eligible.
  • Students who are not eligible to fill out a FASFA will not receive funding. This includes DACA and International Students 
  • Full-time Redlands employees are Not Eligible
  • If you qualify, you will receive $43.47 per credit hour that you are enrolled in as of April 14, 2020.  (dropped and withdrawn classes before this date do not count)  

Students were notified by email on April 22, 2020. The message stated:

Redlands Community College will receive emergency grant funding through the Federal CARES Act.  With these funds, Redlands Community College can help provide financial assistance to currently enrolled students who meet current and future U.S. Department of Education guidelines.  There are some governmental restrictions, but these grants will be a tremendous relief for many of our students impacted by this pandemic.  We are diligently working through the details and should have more information within a week.  
 
To save time and to possibly get your grant funds quicker, log into your my.Redlandscc.edu portal and be sure that you have selected a refund choice and that your banking information is correct.  Direct deposit is much quicker than waiting on a paper check.  This will also reduce human contact and help with social distancing.   Attached are instructions on how to setup your refund choice.   

Campus Housing and Fitness Center

To help contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, campus housing is closed and will remain closed through Summer 2020.  Any students who still have personal belongings in campus housing must make an appointment with Tina Jacobs by email or by telephone at 405.422.1454 before returning to collect these items. Students must collect their personal items by May 4, 2020 or earlier. We must begin the sanitization process for all campus housing.  We are limiting moving assistance so that students may bring only one individual to help with the move. This will help maintain a safe distance for everyone involved. The Business Office is processing pro-rated refunds based on the student’s account status through the remainder of the Spring semester for housing payments. 

**Your apartment must be clean and free of damages or you may be charged fees according to the housing handbook.

**Leave your apartment keys in the clubhouse. If you need to move out after hours, please contact Tina Jacobs.  DO NOT take your keys home with you.  

**If your student account with Redlands has a zero balance, you will be getting a refund for the pro-rated amount from March 27 to May 9. If you are entitled to a refund, please keep in mind we have limited staffing in the business office but will issue the refunds as soon as possible.  

The Fitness Center is closed and fitness classes canceled until further notice.

Athletics and Competitive Teams

Additionally, NJCAA has notified all colleges that all campus spring sports have been canceled for the remainder of this academic year, and we are expanding that to all campus competitive teams. Spring competition includes all practices, regular season, postseason, and national championship play. For more information, please visit the NJCAA website.

All Other Activities and Services

All public activities and events held on campus or at Darlington Learning Center and Royse Ranch are canceled until further notice. 

The Student Food Pantry is closed but students may contact Admissions and Advising if they need assistance.

The Academic Center for Enhancement will be open for testing by appointment only. Please contact the testing center to make arrangements at 405.422.6274 or Testing.Center@redlandscc.edu.

Self-Reporting Travel

Another key measure to reduce COVID-19 transmission is reducing travel. At this time, Redlands has suspended all non-essential, college-related travel until further notice. It is important to remember that international travel restrictions remain in place following U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention travel guidelines. Please refer to the CDC map for information on the states and countries reporting cases of COVID-19 or this CDC map to determine the travel risk. Here are some additional travel tips.

Students, faculty and staff are asked to self-report travel before returning to campus by completing this travel form. The Oklahoma State Department of Health encourages anyone who believes they have been exposed to COVID-19 or anyone who is experiencing flu-like symptoms, to self-quarantine for 14 days and report any concerning symptoms to a health care provider or call the Oklahoma COVID-19 Call Center at 877.215.8336. Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 after exposure. Individuals who need to self-quarantine should contact instructors or supervisors regarding further arrangements for working remotely or housing. 

Communicating Updates

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we adjust to the ever-changing situation. For significant developments, we will notify you through the text alert system. All other updates will be provided via email.

If you have any questions, please email Communications@redlandscc.edu.