Communications from Daytona State Leadership
UPDATE: Fall 2020 Semester
Dear Daytona State College Students,
We are pleased to announce that the Fall schedule has been approved and is ready to
share with you. This has been an incredible team effort to stay true to our educational
mission while ensuring a safe environment for everyone who steps back onto a DSC campus.
The Fall term will begin as previously scheduled on Monday, August 24; there are no other changes or variations in the approved academic calendar.
As far as classes are concerned, students will be able to choose a mix of online and on-campus hybrid options. While we will continue to offer our workforce training programs via in-person labs in a safe environment, traditional lecture classes will be converted to either hybrid or online. Hybrid means some portion of the course is taught online and some portion is face to face (f2f). The f2f part will be taught in large classrooms that allow for six (6) feet of distance between all students and faculty. Our goal is to accommodate students who need f2f interaction and also those who prefer to stay online.
For students who enroll in f2f classes, in most cases your scheduled time slot will not change, but you may come to campus fewer days per week. For example, if the full-term lecture class you registered for is scheduled to meet Tuesday and Thursday, it will now meet either Tuesday or Thursday, and it will likely meet in a different (larger) classroom from the one originally in the system. This is an ongoing process so please check your schedules a few days before classes begin to find out the new day and location. You can check your schedule by going to the ‘Help’ page on the DaytonaState.edu website and selecting ‘View Your Class Schedule.’
A portion of f2f classes will also be converted to online. Students whose f2f courses
are converted to fully online will be contacted to ask if you would prefer to remain
in that class or switch to a different hybrid class.
If you need assistance with anything or have additional questions, we are here to help. Enrollment Specialists are available via phone, email, live chat, Skype meeting, and on-campus by appointment only – call (386) 506-3136 to speak to someone or schedule an in-person appointment.
Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we continue to monitor the situation and develop and refine our best practices throughout the institution.
Amy Locklear, Ph.D.
Provost, Daytona State College
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- Tuesday, May 28: Message from President Tom LoBasso
- Friday, April 17: Message from Provost Amy Locklear
- Friday, April 10: Message from Provost Amy Locklear
- Friday, April 3: Message from Provost Amy Locklear
- Friday, March 27: Message from Provost Amy Locklear
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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 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.
- 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 COVIDemail@example.com. The COVID-19 Call Center is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.