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Update to DSC Students – Friday, April 17, 2020
Dear Daytona State College Students,
I hope you have had a productive and studious week. You might be surprised to know that we are quickly approaching the end of the semester, and for our weekly update, I have some exciting news to share with you. By now, you are aware that we had to make the difficult decision to cancel the traditional commencement ceremony. College leaders have been exploring alternate ideas to recognize our students’ academic achievements.
We’re pleased to announce that we are going to hold a Virtual Commencement Ceremony to celebrate this important milestone. The ceremony will be broadcast on Monday, May 11, at 6:00 p.m. on our YouTube channel. While this ceremony will be like none other in the history of the College, we still want to maintain the individual recognition of our students that comes with our traditional commencement ceremony.
If you’ve already applied for graduation, you’ll receive a separate email with instructions on how to participate. And as mentioned previously, you are also cordially invited to participate in the 2021 ceremony.
To all of our students, as members of the Daytona State family, we hope that you will be able to watch the celebration and share this important milestone with the Class of 2020.
Amy Locklear, Ph.D.
Provost, Daytona State College
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- Friday, March 20: Message from President Tom LoBasso
- Tuesday, March 17: Message from President Tom LoBasso
- Sunday, March 15: Message from President Tom LoBasso
- Friday, March 13: Message from President Tom LoBasso
- Friday, March 6: Message from President Tom LoBasso
- Wednesday, March 4: Message from DSC Campus Safety
- Friday, February 28: Message from DSC Campus Safety
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.
To be eligible to apply for the CARES Act funding you must be financial aid eligible, which includes:
- File the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Be a U.S. Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen
- If a male over 18, must be registered with the Selective Service
- Enrolled in a financial aid eligible program
- Not be enrolled in an exclusively online program:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Bachelor of Engineering Technology
- Must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress
- Must not be in default on federal student loans
- Must not owe an overpayment on federal grants or loans
- Must be enrolled and attending classes Summer 2020
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
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.
- Students and visitors are not to come to any DSC campus until further notice.
- All business with the College is being conducted via email, phone or Live Chat.
- 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.
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 COVIDemail@example.com. The COVID-19 Call Center is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.