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Proactive measures are based on guidance from federal, state, and local agencies and are subject to change as
Last updated: 12/18/2020
The 2021 spring semester will begin on January 26 and end on May 14. Our goal is bring a greater sense of normalcy while maintaining healthy practices.
We hope to conduct as many on-campus classes as possible while continuing to offer, as necessary, a limited number of online courses for on-campus students. While the future is uncertain, we are dedicated to protecting the health and safety of our campus.
Residence halls open Thurs., January 21, and all students must be on campus by Sun., January 24. Students can arrive as early as Fri., January 22 without incurring early arrival fees.
New student workers may arrive as early as Thurs., January 21, without incurring early arrival fees.
All other students who arrive early because of on-campus work obligations or are a part of the welcoming crew will not be charged an early arrival fee.
No; students are not required to get tested before returning to campus this spring. However, they will be required to pass a health and exposure screening and undergo a temperature check.
Face masks are required when:
Face masks are NOT required when:
Yes; students who are unable to return to campus due to health concerns will have the option to study completely online. However, since lab and experiential courses are only available on campus, it may not be possible to take all courses needed to stay on track for graduation.
Sunday school classes will continue to be replaced with optional weekly online lessons for the spring semester.
All church services will be offered in person with two services each Sunday morning and evening and Wednesday to limit density in the Crowne Centre. See Spring Updates for more detailed information.
All students will attend chapel in person 4 days a week. See Spring Updates for more detailed information.
Yes; individuals are required to wear masks when entering or exiting the Crowne Centre and when seated directly next to an individual that is not within their family unit.
Masks may be removed if students are distanced with at least one open seat between them and the next person.
PCC will provide a modified Commencement plan that will enable in–person ceremonies, and family and friends are invited to attend! Graduations will be divided by academic departments over a 2–day period.
For detailed information, see Modified Plans for 2021 Commencement Ceremonies.
To access information on campus health, PCC Cares, and academics see FAQs below.
COVID-19 response planning reflects input from the PCC Response Taskforce and the PCC Reopening Taskforce,
including members of executive administration, academics, student life, student affairs, and employee
services. Guidelines and recommendations are based on guidance from federal, state, and local
Preventing the spread of any communicable illness includes practicing simple but
important personal health routines.
The symptoms of COVID-19 are respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty
breathing. Symptoms are similar to seasonal influenza and may be mild to severe. More information is
available at the Coronavirus Disease
2019 (COVID-19) page on the CDC website.
If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, immediately call the Graf Clinic 850-969-1636. Do not arrive at the Graf Clinic without
calling first due to strict protocol for those experiencing possible COVID-19 symptoms.
Symptomatic students can be tested for COVID-19 at the Graf Clinic or through a local
Students who live within 250 miles of their primary residence and have their own transportation may be asked to complete their quarantine or isolation at home. However, any student may choose to complete their quarantine or isolation period at home, as long as transportation can be completed safely.
The CDC recommends non-essential (personal) travel should be minimized as it greatly increases your chance of getting or spreading COVID-19. Students should always check traveling restrictions both from Florida and to their traveling destination.
Student Life considers travel to a student’s home address or an approved family member’s residence as essential. Residence hall students must secure a pass to travel.
Disposable or cloth face coverings that extend over the nose and mouth should be worn. Plastic face shields are not allowed per CDC guidance.
During smart casual hours and with professional dress, masks should be plain or patterned with no writing or symbols with the exception of official PCC branding.
Yes; face coverings are available for purchase at the campus store.
Individuals with a medical condition that would prevent them from wearing a face mask and young children may receive an exemption. Students with an exemption request may e-mail a
physician’s note to StudentCOVIDSupport@pcci.edu.
is posted identifying one-directional stairways and elevator policies.
Students are required to wear a face mask when in an elevator or a stairwell.
Specific academic course offerings are designated to start on the hour or the
half-hour to help meet social distancing guidelines.
Yes; students who test positive for COVID-19 may return home.
Health screening will be mandated for student athletes before every practice and game.
Student athletes will receive temperature checks and be asked a series of questions to
ensure optimal health.
All local hospitals place COVID-19 patients on restricted floors, and no nursing students from any college are allowed on those floors.
Students may be asked to undergo random testing as part of PCC’s COVID-19 surveillance to detect when community spread may be increasing.
In an effort to keep the PCC campus community safe and healthy, any student who is unable or unwilling to abide by the outlined health precautions will be asked to transition home.
For current case count, see News &
Students may attend some events with friends in groups of 4–5. Students should keep a seat between themselves and other students; if this is not possible, a mask is required.
Accommodations are being made to ensure a safe dining experience, for more detailed
information see What to Expect at
Student workers are reminded to follow all CDC cleanliness guidelines for preventing the
spread of COVID-19 through the use of signs and postings around campus.
Yes; recreational facilities will operate at a reduced capacity, and hours may be adjusted.
Prayer Groups will be voluntary with alternate times to accommodate for social
Hall Meetings will not be held.
Yes; shopping shuttles will continue to run with reduced capacity. Masks should be worn while on the shuttle.
Practices for performance groups are conducted with accommodation for social distancing.
Live concerts are held in locations where adequate social distancing can be
maintained by audience members. Some concerts may be virtual.
Yes; at this time spring sports will continue as scheduled. Athletes will be screened
before every practice and game.
For more details, see the Eagles COVID-19 Health Procedures.
A hybrid strategy for spring events and activities will offer virtual participation
options for some
events. Other events may see a limit to frequency, and the size of face-to-face
interactions, venue, and seating capacity will be considered for each event. Some events will be
canceled. When possible, alternatives will be employed (e.g., outdoor spaces) to promote social
Residential room occupancy will be limited to 75%, with three students
On-campus residency preference will be given to upperclassmen and those required to take
experiential or lab courses on campus.
Yes; quarantine and isolation locations will be provided on an as-needed basis for students.
Yes; see available tour times at Campus
Yes; guests will be subject to a health screening before being allowed on campus but
are not permitted into the residence halls.
Currently, PCC plans to host on-campus events in the spring.
No events include overnight stay.
Guests are not permitted to attend Eagles games unless they are immediate family members of the Eagles players or coaching staff.
Any eligible guests will receive a health screening and temp check by game staff prior to entry and will sit in a reserved section for family only.
You do not have to sign up for PCC Cares. As a PCC student, you will automatically be
eligible for the PCC Cares initiative. If you want to opt into the 12-month payment plan, you may
choose to do so at the time of your first payment.
The first fall and spring semester payments are a fixed rate of $500. The remaining
semester payments are approximately $960. This does not include fees and additional charges. Prices
will vary based on degree options.
No; as long as you remain a full-time student for three consecutive years, you will
still receive the Fourth-Year-Free scholarship.
No; students can still receive scholarships and Fourth Year Tuition-Free in conjunction
with PCC Cares.
Contract workers can benefit from all of these provisions, and they are not excluded in
any way; however, the payment plan may affect them because their earnings go directly to their school
The $200 textbook credit was a gift offered to students for the fall 2020 semester only.
No; new, incoming students will not receive free room and board for the spring semester. Students with financial need can schedule an appointment to speak directly with a PCC Cares financial aid assistant.
The SAT/ACT scores are used to determine student entry into a 1- or 2-year pre-nursing
program. This year, we are allowing students to choose the option that best fits them and their
Students who miss class due to illness should e-mail the faculty member and academic chair as soon as is reasonably possible.
Academic Success Coaches will be available in person and online for tutoring and
to help students transition to online learning and develop skills that contribute to overall academic
Yes; we have a large number of available online resources. You can log in to your
Eagle’s Nest account to gain access.
Faculty are also assessing the resources that students need to meet the learning
outcomes for their courses to ensure that they will be available to students.
A combination of online and on-campus will be offered for the spring 2021 semester. The list of spring course offerings is now available.
Students may take a full load of online courses in the spring. However, since lab and experiential courses are only available on campus, it may not be possible to complete all degree requirements online.
No; a limited number of online courses will be available to on-campus students.
Yes; we are planning to have appropriate section sizes following guidance from state and local authorities.
No; if needed, we will look at each student’s schedule and make sure that it will not affect the student’s anticipated graduation date. Students who must take a class to stay on track for graduation will have priority in enrolling in the class.