Communications from Daytona State Leadership
UPDATE: Spring 2021 Semester
Dear Daytona State College Students,
Welcome to the start of the Spring 2021 semester! Whether you are a new or returning student, we are very glad that you chose to continue your education here at Daytona State College. While there are still many challenges facing our community, state and nation in the weeks and months ahead, Daytona State College is committed to our mission of providing “access to a range of flexible programs from community enrichment to the baccalaureate degree, emphasizing student success, embracing excellence and diversity, as well as fostering innovation to enhance teaching and learning.”
Our first priority is the safety and health of our students, faculty and staff. We will continue to operate under our current COVID-19 policies and safety protocols to ensure our ability to complete a safe and successful semester. This includes our mandatory face mask policy, social distancing efforts, cleaning and sanitizing practices, and other measures we’ve enacted based on data and CDC guidelines. These protocols at DSC have proven to be effective in our ability to move forward with offering in-person classes and services in a safe way. We will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation and our protocols carefully as we move forward.
And academically speaking, your success matters to us. Don’t forget that DSC offers a full range of academic and personal support programs that are here to help you succeed. From Library Services to the Academic Support Centers to the Writing Center, and from Academic Advising to the Counseling Center, these offices and service departments offer both in-person and virtual appointments to assist you throughout your time at Daytona State College.
Tom LoBasso, Ed.D.
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- Friday, April 3: Message from Provost Amy Locklear
- Friday, March 27: Message from Provost Amy Locklear
- Friday, March 20: Message from President Tom LoBasso
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- Sunday, March 15: Message from President Tom LoBasso
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- Wednesday, March 4: Message from DSC Campus Safety
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The DSC COVID-19 Data Dashboard represents information reported to DSC and may include individuals residing outside Volusia and Flagler counties. The data reflects confirmed cases of individuals tested as well as self-reported cases. The Florida Department of Health is the official health data collection agency. Dashboard data is updated each Friday by 2 p.m. (positive cases reported from the previous Friday through Thursday).
Positive Cases - Individuals who have received and reported positive COVID-19 test results. Cases are resolved/cleared within 10 days after the positive test per CDC Time-Based Strategy.
If you are sick or not feeling well, or showing any signs of symptoms, please do not come to campus and email email@example.com immediately.
Please refer to this Student FAQ page as it will be updated on a regular basis with information concerning Admissions, Financial Aid, Assessment, Student Accounts, Records & Registration, and more.
For information on the Athletics' guidelines for the upcoming sports seasons please
visit the Athletics COVID-19 Response Plans page.
As part of the larger effort to limit personal contact, students can conduct college business via phone, email or live chat.
The "Live Chat" feature can be found in the upper, right-hand side of this page.
Admissions – (386) 506-3642 | Admissions@DaytonaState.edu
Academic Advising – (386) 506-3661 | Advising@DaytonaState.edu
Dual Enrollment – (386) 506-3661 | DualEnrollment@DaytonaState.edu
Assessment Services – (386) 506-3067 | Assessment@DaytonaState.edu
Financial Aid – (386) 506-3015 | FinancialAid@DaytonaState.edu
Records & Registration – (386) 506-3136 | Records@DaytonaState.edu / Registration@DaytonaState.edu
Student Accounts – (386) 506-3024 | StudentAccounts@DaytonaState.edu
Center for Women & Men – (386) 506-3068 | https://daytonastate.edu/centerforwomenandmen/
Counseling & Accessibility Services – (386) 506-3238 | https://www.daytonastate.edu/cas/
Student Advocate – (386) 506-3381 | StudentAdvocate@DaytonaState.edu
Veterans Center – (386) 506-3653 | Veterans@DaytonaState.edu
Bookstore / Follett
(386) 506-3234 –https://www.bkstr.com/daytonastatedaytonastore/home
Faculty & Staff
- COVID-19 and the American Workplace
- Daytona State College EAP/Employee Assistance Program
- Mental Health/Well-Being
- Working Remotely/Home Life
- Staying Active/Staying Healthy
The Emergency CARES Act Hardship Request is now closed.
Financial Aid Services is completing the review of all submitted applications. While this review is taking longer than anticipated, we are working diligently with students and allowing them to provide additional information and clearer explanations on how they are still being impacted by our school's closure in the spring and subsequent transition to online education.
In addition, we have received numerous requests to re-evaluate applications after a student cleared up issues impacting their Title IV eligibility. We appreciate our students' patience and understand the hardships many of our students are still facing.
- Students and visitors can now make appointments with departments on campus. Please see the list of departments and phone numbers above to call for appointments.
- To help with social distancing, you may also continue to conduct business with the College via email, phone or Live Chat.
- Before entering any buildings on campus, you must wear a mask and practice handwashing hygiene as recommended by the CDC.
- The Bookstore is open to limited numbers of students.
- Dining facilities/food service in the L. Gale Lemerand Student Center (Daytona Beach Campus) is open with indoor and outdoor seating.
- All athletic events have been canceled until further notice.
- All non-essential gatherings, large meetings and events on campus are canceled/postponed until further notice. Event organizers are encouraged to consider holding them online, postponing or canceling them as appropriate.
- All international travel as well as non-essential travel (in-state and out-of-state) is suspended until further notice.
Protecting Yourself, Prevention and Treatment
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person:
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
Symptoms range from mild to serious and include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. If you are experiencing a fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing, contact a healthcare professional to determine whether testing or treatment is needed.
Here are some tips from the CDC to reduce your chances of becoming ill:
- Wash your hands frequently to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including the Coronavirus.
- Practice social distancing
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue away.
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces.
- If you are experiencing a fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing, contact a healthcare professional to determine whether testing or treatment is needed.
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- CDC International Travel Advisory Guidelines
- CDC Travel Advisory within the United States
- Volusia County COVID Updates (testing, assistance resources, etc.)
- Flagler County COVID Updates (testing, assistance resources, etc.)
International Students and Study Abroad
DSC officials are monitoring outbound and inbound travel for international students. At this time, there are no study abroad trips planned, and all non-essential travel by plane (domestic and international) has been suspended until further notice.
Please see the CDC’s Information for Travel pages for the updated list of affected countries, travel warnings, and travel FAQs.
The Florida Department of Health has launched a dedicated call center for questions related to COVID-19. If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms, please call 866-779-6121 or email COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org. The COVID-19 Call Center is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.