COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak is impacting community colleges nationwide. Here are quick links to various resources from NCMPR's member colleges -- because there's no better source than our own national network of "co-workers." You'll also find articles, how-to guides and other resources on a wide range of COVID-19-related topics from news sources and marketing and PR experts in the field. 

Check back frequently and watch this list grow! If you have items you'd like to share with colleagues, please email them to the national office, and we'll post immediately.

NCMPR WEBINARS (COVID-19 SERIES)
Producing Engaging Videos During COVID-19 and Beyond:
June 30 (Posted: July 6)
Messaging Strategies for the COVID Era:
June 3 (Posted: June 4)
Back to School: Marketing Strategies to Reopen:
May 19 (Posted: May 20)
Let's Graduate...Online: 
April 21 (Posted: April 22)
What's Next for Community College Marketers: Q&A With NCMPR Colleagues:
 April 15 (Posted: April 15)
Mobilizing for Fall: A Quick-to-Implement Retention Plan: April 9 (Posted: April 14)
Taking a Strategic Approach to Moving the Needle on Enrollment: April 7 (Posted: April 14)
Maintaining Enrollment During COVID-19: Rethinking Digital Strategies for Summer and Fall: April 2 (Posted: Aprl 14)
Community College Collaborators: COVID-19 (NCMPR): Facebook Discussion Group (Posted: April 14)

ENROLLMENT MESSAGING
1/2 the Cost + 1/2 the Class Size = 100% of the Education:
Kentucky Community & Technical College System (Posted: June 24)
Express Enrollment Day (Virtually):
Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana (Posted: June 23)
Be a Guest Student:
Lehigh Carbon Community College, Pennsylvania (Posted: June 23)
Safe Learning Options for Fall: Houston Community College, Texas (Posted: June 16)
Rethinking College This Fall?:
Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana (Posted: June 16)
The World Has Changed: Discover Yourself at HCC: Hagerstown Community College, Maryland (Posted: June 16)
Keep Learning: Four Strategies for Financial Relief for Students:
Alamo Colleges District, Texas (Posted: June 5)
Moving Forward:
Lincoln Land Community College, Illinois (Posted: May 26)
Customized Fall Schedule Options (Webpage):
Saddleback College, California (Posted: May 26)
Fall Flex Schedule Options (Webpage):
Mesa Community College, Arizona (Posted: May 26)
What is Your #Because?: College of Southern Idaho (Posted: May 13)
Your Future Is Not on Hold, Take Action:
Portland Community College, Oregon (Posted: May 12)
Time at Home Doesn't Have to Feel Wasted: Community Colleges of Spokane, Washington (Posted: May 12)
Jump on the Computer, Jump Into OCC: Orange Coast College, California (Posted: May 12)
Summer Classes. Register Now!: Mt. San Jacinto College, California (Posted: May 12)
Here for You! Online Courses: Houston Community College, Texas (Posted: May 12)
Bringing Courses to You: Tulsa Community College, Oklahoma (Posted: May 12)
Open For Learning (Landing Page): Indian River State College, Florida (Posted: May 12)
Enroll in SCC Summer Classes: St. Charles Community College, Missouri (Posted: April 29)

RETURN TO CAMPUS MESSAGING
Flexible and Safe Ways to Learn at SPC (Video):
South Plains College, Texas (Posted: July 13)
Return to Campus Personal Accountability Protocol: Del Mar College, Texas (Posted: July 13)
Return to Campus Safety Protocols and Training Video: Austin Community College, Texas (Posted: July 13)
Guide for Returning to the Workplace: Maricopa County Community College District, Arizona (Posted: July 13)
Reopen: A Guide to Planning and Preparing Your Campus:
The Chronicle of Higher Education (Posted: June 23)
ATC Resume Services and Transition to Campus: Aiken Community College, South Carolina (Posted: June 23)
What to Expect When Returning to Campus (Video):
Cuyahoga Community College, Ohio (Posted: June 5)
OCC President Discusses Reopening Campus (Podcast):
Onondaga Community College, New York (Posted: June 5)
Blue Devils Comeback Plan:
Kansas City Kansas Community College (Posted: June 5)
Reopening Campus to Students, Public:
Kellogg Community College, Michigan (Posted: May 28)
Return to Campus Plan:
Johnson County Community College, Iowa (Posted: May 26)
Employees Returning to Work - FAQs:
South Texas College (Posted: May 26)
Work Safe Guidelines For Employees:
South Texas College (Posted: May 26)
Return-To-Work Plan:
Gadsden Community College, Alabama (Posted: May 26)

FALL SEMESTER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Moving Ahead and Fall Semester Registration:
Langara College, British Columbia (Posted: June 23)
Fall 2020 Instruction: Parkland College, Illinois (Posted: June 23)
Courses to be Held Online and Remotely:
MassBay Community College, Massachusetts (Posted: June 23)
Fall Semester Press Release:
Dallas County Community College Districts, Texas (Posted: June 23)

COLLEGE LEADERSHIP MESSAGING
Summer and Fall Update:
Hopkinsville Community College, Kentucky (Posted: June 16)
Fall Semester Plans (President's Letter): Bristol Community College, Massachusetts (Posted: June 5)
Commencement Appointments (President's Letter):
Terra State Community College, Ohio (Posted: May 20)
Chancellor Message to Students, Intent to Re-Open in Fall:
Ozarks Technical College, Missouri (Posted: May 13)
President's Video Message, Job Ready:
Wake Technical Community College, North Carolina (Posted: May 12)
President's Video Message, Congratulations Graduates: South Plains College, Texas (Posted: May 12)
President's Message Including Fall Quarter Plans:
Highline College, Washington (Posted: May 1)
Student Virtual Town Hall Meeting:
Peralta Community Colleges District, California (Posted: May 1)
“Stay CityHawk Strong” President’s Video Message:
Community College of Denver, Colorado (Posted: May 1)
President's Monday Message:
Waubonsee Community College, Illinois (Posted: May 1)
President's Video Message-Postponed Spring Commencement:
Cuyahoga Community College, Ohio (Posted: April 17)
President's Video Message-Postponed Spring Commencement: Bluegrass Community & Technical College (Posted: April 17)
President's Video Message-Thank You to Campus: Wake Technical Community College, North Carolina (Posted: April 17)
President's Communication to Employees (Updated):
South Louisiana Community College (Posted: April 16)
President's Open Letter: Pause. Reflect. Reset.:
Kellogg Community College, Michigan (Posted April 15)
President's Video Message to Students: Stay the Course, Stay Strong:
South Plains College, Texas (Posted: April 15)
A Message From the President About the Stay-at-Home Directive:
El Camino College, California (Posted: March 24)

VIDEO MESSAGING
Ready and Able:
Glendale Community College, California (Posted: June 23)
Community Is:
Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana (Posted: June 16)
Safe Learning Options for Fall:
Houston Community College, Texas (Posted: June 8)
Tuition Assistance:
Cuyahoga Community College, Ohio (Posted: May 27)
Finals Week Encouragement:
Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Kentucky (Posted: May 22)
Celebrity Shoutouts to Graduates:
Harper College, Illinois (Posted: May 13)
Congratulations Graduates:
Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Kentucky (Posted: May 13)
Education Creates Opportunity:
North Idaho College (Posted: May 1)
Thank You!:
Lenoir Community College, North Carolina (Posted: May 1)
New Tuition Rate: Highland Community College, Kansas (Posted: April 29)
Recruitment Specialist Here to Help:
Cuyahoga Community College, Ohio (Posted: April 29)
We Are Wake Tech:
Wake Technical Community College, North Carolina (Posted: April 29)
Keeping Your Distance Doesn't Keep You From Earning Your Degree: 
Mission College, California (Posted: April 17)
Reach and Rally-Wake Tech Is With You:
Wake Technical Community College, North Carolina (Posted: April 3)

ADVANCEMENT AND FOUNDATION MESSAGING
"Late for a Date" Non-Event Fundraiser:
Lincoln Land Community College, Illinois (Posted: June 23)
PASS Campaign:
Citrus College, California (Posted: June 23)
Roadrunner Student Emergency Fund:
Linn-Benton Community College, Oregon (Posted: June 23)
How the Pandemic is Changing College Fundraising: Education Dive (Posted: June 23)
How to Turn Your Auction Into a VIrtual Event: How One School Did it in 48 Hours:
EAB (Posted: June 23)
Four Strategies to Enhance Fundraiser Efficiency in Higher Education During COVID-19:
EAB (Posted: June 23)

SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGING
Fill the Gap:
Grand Rapids Community College, Michigan (Posted: June 23)
Grad Boxes:
North Idaho College (Posted: June 23)
Graduation Instagram Filter: Langara College, British Columbia (Posted: June 23)
Graduation Signs:
College of the Canyons, California (Posted: June 23)
First-Year Fridays: New Student Welcome Segment:
Onondaga Community College, New York (Posted: June 5)
Try Before You Fly:
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (Posted: May 28)
Free Career-Enhancing Courses: Parkland College, Illinois (Posted: May 28)
Micro-Internships for Students: Northern Essex Community College, Massachusetts (Posted: May 28)
Keep Educating Yourself: Rio Hondo College, California (Posted: May 28)
We Miss You. Celebration in August: Southeastern Community College, Iowa (Posted: May 13)
Live Stream Commencement:
Bergen Community College, New Jersey (Posted: May 13)
Futures Begin Here:
Northwest Florida State College (Posted: May 12)
Mosaic of 2020 Graduates:
Navarro College, Texas (Posted: May 12)
Reach and Rally Virtual Run:
Wake Technical Community College, North Carolina (Posted: May 1)
May Mini-Mester:
Lone Star College, Texas (Posted May 1)
Online Summer Course Fee Waiver:
Kellogg Community College, Michigan (Posted: May 1)
Student Emergency Fund:
Saddleback College, California (Posted: May 1)
Student Award Ceremony:
Spartanburg Community College, South Carolina (Posted: May 1)
Help Students, Help Our Community: 
Linn-Benton Community College, Oregon (Posted: April 15)
Social Media Video-Stay Connected: Southeast Community College, Nebraksa (Posted: April 15)

VIRTUAL COMMENCEMENTS
Landing Page with Yearbook:
Community College of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Posted: June 23)
Grad Contest:
Northampton Community College, Pennsylvania (Posted: June 23)
How to View KCC's Commencement:
Kellogg Community College, Michigan (Posted: May 28)
Commencement Translated To Spanish:
Aims Community College, Colorado (Posted: May 26)
Commencement with Student Messages:
Washtenaw Community College, Michigan (Posted: May 26)
Most Unique Commenceent in History (News Spotlight): Bergen Community College, New Jersey (Posted: May 20)
Landing Page with Virtual Event, Spirit Options and More:
North Central Michigan College (Posted: May 12)
Landing Page with Virtual Event, Flip Program and More: Tallahassee Community College, Florida (Posted: May 12)
Landing Page with Celebrity Shout Outs: Harper College, Illinois (Posted: May 12)
Landing Page with Virtual Event and Chancellor Message: Morgan Community College, Colorado (Posted: May 12)
Landing Page with Virtual Event: Community College of Beaver County, Pennsylvania (Posted: May 12)
Landing Page with Event Countdown: Mt. San Jacinto College, California (Posted: May 12)
Drive-Through Commencement: Wallace State Community College, Alabama (Posted: May 12)
'Commencement in a Box' for Graduates:
Drexel University Online, Pennsylvania (Posted: April 17)
Commencement Landing Page With FAQs:
Cuyahoga Community College, Ohio (Posted: April 17)
Commencement Ceremony and Graduation FAQs:
Aims Community College, Colorado (Posted: April 14)
Don't Cancel Commencement: Tips for Holding Commencement Ceremony Virtually: Inside Higher Ed (Posted: April 3)
Virtual Commencement Online: San Jose State University School of Information, California (Posted: April 3)

OTHER VIRTUAL EVENTS
Virtual Job Fair:
College of the Canyons, California (Posted: June 23)
Virtual Resume Rally:
College of the Canyons, California (Posted: June 23)
Student Services Zoom Lobbies:
Highline College, Washington (Posted: June 16)
Virtual Admission Events:
Greenfield Community College, Massachusetts (Posted: June 16)
Virtual Learning Webinar: HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College (Posted: June 16) 
Parking Lot Nurse Pinning Ceremony:
College of Western Idaho (Posted: June 5)
Virtual CCCC Superhero 5K Event: Central Carolina Community College, North Carolina (Posted: June 5)
Virtual Open House Promo:
Reynolds Community College, Virginia (Posted: May 26)
Transfer Recognition Ceremony:
Barstow Community College, California (Posted: May 26)
Dual Credit Student Celebration:
Tulsa Community College, Oklahoma (Posted: May 12)
Student Engagement Celebration:
Middlesex Community College, Massachusetts (Posted: May 12)
Fall 2020 CTE Student Signing Video: North Central Texas College (Posted: May 12)
Virtual Events Landing Page:
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, Pennsylvania (Posted: May 1)
Drive-Through Nurse Pinning:
Wake Technical Community College, North Carolina (Posted: April 29)
Digital Events Playbook: YouTube (Posted: March 25)
Ultimate Guide to Live Streaming Events (PDF): Vimeo (Posted: March 23)
Event Cancellations, Including Commencement: Kellogg Community College, Michigan (Posted: March 20)

VIRTUAL CAMPUS TOURS
Explore Our Campus:
Grand Rapids Community College, Michigan (Posted: June 16)
Student Ambassador Dorm Tour:
Barton Community College, Kansas (Posted: May 26)
Make the Most of Your Virtual Tour: Strategies That Drive Enrollment:
EAB Blog (Posted: May 12)
Video Walking Tour With Instructor: 
Southeastern Illinois College (Posted: May 5)
Tour Using B-Roll from TV and Video Ads:
Lincoln Land Community College, Illinois (Posted: May 1)
On-Campus and In-Studio Filming with Local Media Company: 
Wilkes Community College, North Carolina (Posted: May 1)
3-D Virtual Walkthrough Tour Created In-House:
Galveston College, Texas (Posted: May 1)
Created With Virtual Tour Vendor: Indian Hills Community College, Iowa (Posted: May 1)
Budget-Friendly Virtual Campus Tour Using Google Apps: Kellogg Community College, Michigan (Posted: May 1)

ONLINE STUDENT ORIENTATION
Cape Fear Community College: 
North Carolina (Posted: April 29)
Honolulu Community College: 
Hawaii (Posted: April 14)
Johnston Community College: Kansas (Posted: April 3)
Seattle Central College: Washington (Posted: April 3)
Preparing Students for Online Course Success: Online Learning Consortium (Posted: April 3)
Jamestown Community College: New York (Posted: April 2)
Community College of Denver: Colorado (Posted: April 2)
Mesa Community College: Arizona (Posted: April 2)
Montcalm Community College: Illinois (Posted: April 2)

WORKING REMOTELY
The Do's and Don'ts of Managing Remote Employees:
EAB (Posted: April 29)
Remote Work Report:
HubSpot (Posted: April 3)
Getting Virtual Teams Right: Harvard Business Review (Posted: March 23)
Leading Remote Workers: The Coronavirus' Impact on Effective Management: Forbes (Posted: March 20)
3 Habits Adaptable Leaders Use to Lead Through Uncertainty: EAB (Posted: March 20)
5 Tips to Work From Home: Forbes (Posted: March 20)

MARKETING STRATEGIES/CRISIS COMMUNICATION
Top 8 Recommendations for Enrollment Marketers During COVID-19:
EchoDelta Blog (Posted: May 22)
Six Steps to Plan for a Fall Online Semester:
The Chronicle of Higher Education (Posted: May 15)
How to Engage Prospective Adult Learners Virtually During COVID-19 and Beyond:
EAB (Posted: April 29)
COVID-19 Trend Takeaways for the Public Communicator:
SAE Communications (Posted: April 17)
Brand Marketing Through the Coronavirus:
Harvard Business Review (Posted: April 16)
Reset Your Marketing Campaigns in the Wake of Coronavirus: Forbes (Posted: April 16)
Don't Change Your Marketing Strategy During COVID-19: EAB (Posted: March 23)
Avoiding Communication Fatigue as Coronavirus Separates Workforce: PRSA Blog (Posted: March 20)
4 Ways to Engage Major Donors During the COVID-19 Crisis: The Chronicle of Philanthropy (Posted: March 20)
COVID-19: Lessons of Past Pandemics Are More Timely Than Ever for Crisis Management: PRSA Blog (Posted: March 20)

NEWS UPDATES AND COMMUNICATION
Virtual Operations:
South Pugent Sound Community College, Washington (Posted: May 26)
Summer Classes Information and Update:
Lincoln Land Community College (Posted: May 1)
Stay-at-Home Order Update:
Wilkes Community College, North Carolina (Posted: April 29)
Response and Resources Update: Seattle Central College, Washington (Posted: April 29)
Communication to Students, Faculty and Staff:
Delgado Community College, Louisiana (Posted: March 24)
Updates for Students, Faculty and Staff: Rowan College at Burlington County, New Jersey (Posted: March 20)
College Emergency Response Team Updates: Cowley College, Kansas) (Posted: March 20)
Landing Page With Updates and FAQs for Students and Employees: Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana (Posted: March 20)
Central Information Hub With Community Resources: Morton College, Illinois (Posted: March 20)
COVID-19 Updates: 
San Juan College, New Mexico (Posted: March 17)
Concise Communication Online: Orange Coast College, California (Posted: March 17)

RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS
Riverhawks at Home:
Anne Arundel Community College, Maryland (Posted: May 1)
Keep Learning-Virtual Campus:
Spokane Community College, Washington (Posted: April 14)
Guidance During a Time of Uncertainty:
Spartanburg Community College, South Carolina  (Posted: April 14)
College Guide to Surviving COVID-19/Infographic: Temple University/The Hope Center (Posted: March 27)
Resources for Students: Northern Virginia Community College (Posted: March 24)
Staying Connected: Central Ohio Technical College (Posted: March 23)
Empowering Virtual Classroom Success: SUNY Schenectady, New York (Posted: March 23)
3 Ways Community Colleges Can Support Students During the Coronavirus Crisis: Education Dive (Posted: March 23)
How Faculty Members Can Support Students in Traumatic Times (PDF): The Chronicle of Higher Education (Posted: March 20)

FAQs
Financial Aid FAQs:
Moberly Area Community College, Missouri (Posted: April 29)
College Update FAQs: Delaware County Community College, Delaware (Posted: April 29)
FAQs Campus Stakeholders:
Austin Community College, Texas (Posted: April 14)
FAQs and Important Documents:
Delgado Community College, Louisiana (Posted: March 23)
Published FAQs: Community College of Baltimore County. Maryland (Posted: March 16)

PANDEMIC OR INFECTIOUS DISEASE OUTBREAK PLANS
Pandemic and Infectious Diseases Emergency Preparedness Plan:
Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado (Posted: May 1)
Coronavirus 2019-Emergency Communication Procedures: Galveston College, Texas (Posted: April 9)
Infectious Disease Outbreak Response Plan-March 2020: Coast Community College District. California (Posted: March 20)
Pandemic Influenza Plan-Updated February 2020: Chabot-Las Positas Community College District. California (Posted: March 20)

COVID-19 INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
Comprehensive COVID-19 Resources: Owens Community College, Ohio (Posted: March 24)
Coronavirus Resource Guide: Del Mar College, Texas (Posted: March 23)
Coronavirus Information and Resources: West Georgia Technical College (Posted: March 23)
Comprehensive List of COVID-19 Resources: Kentucky Community & Technical College System Posted: March 17)
Coronavirus Information and Resources: College of Western Idaho (Posted: March 17)

Important Links: South Louisiana Community College (Posted: March 16)
Flyer About Stopping the Spread of Germs: Cuyahoga Community College, Ohio Posted: March 16)

Other Resources

Podcast: Higher Education Emergency Aid Relief, Interviews with AACC and NASPA: Insider Higher Ed, (Posted: April 17)
CARES Act and Higher Education Advancement Leaders:
EAB (Posted April 16)
How Higher Education Leaders Should Respond to the Coronavirus Financial Crisis
: Forbes (Posted April 15)
CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund:
US Department of Education (Posted: April 14)
Updated Guidance for Interruptions of Study Related to Coronavirus: Federal Student Aid, Office of US Dept. of Education (Posted: April 14)
Planning for Coronavirus With Fewer Resources: Inside Higher Ed (Posted: March 20)
Live Updates: Insider Higher Ed (Posted: March 17)
Coronavirus Information for Students, Borrowers and Parents: Federal Student Aid, Office of US Dept, of Educ. (Posted: March 17)
Guidance for Interruptions of Study Related to Coronavirus: Office of Postsecondary Education (Posted: March 17)
Guidance for School Settings: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Posted: March 16)

Media Briefings: World Health Organization (Posted: March 16)
Protecting Student Privacy: FERPA and the Coronavirus: US Department of Education (Posted: March 16)


Brand Guides

St. Charles Community College (Missouri)

Seminole State College (Florida)

Chemeketa Community College (Oregon)

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College (Pennsylvania)

Hagerstown Community College (Maryland)

Temple College (Texas)

Western Nevada College (Nevada)


Communication and Marketing Guidelines

Lincoln Land Community College (Illinois)

Howard Community College (Maryland)


Crisis Communication

Crisis Communication Plan (Orange Coast College, California)

Crisis Communication Plan (Peninsula College, Washington)

How to Handle Threats to a Campus (CC Daily article, 4-20-2018)


Editorial Style Guides

Austin Community College (Texas)

Lone Star College System (Texas)


Social Media

Social Media Accounts Procedure (Howard Community College, MD)

Social Media Best Practices (Central Oregon Community College)

Social Media Guide (Central Oregon Community College)

Social Media Guidelines (Western Nevada College)

Social Media Policy (University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville)

Social Media Policy (University of Hawaii Community Colleges)


Student Success

Supporting Student Success (Oakland Community College Foundation, Michigan)


DACA

Items include official public statements or other informational materials colleges issued to students, staff and constituents in response to the September 2017 announcement to decision to rescind DACA. 

Dallas County Community College District (Texas)
"DCCCD Chancellor Comments on DACA Announcement." Message from Chancellor Dr. Joe May to students and employees.

Los Rios Community College District (California)
"DACA Update from Los Rios Community College District." Includes a letter from the district Chancellor Brian King and the presidents of Cosumnes River College, American River College, Sacramento City College and Folsom Lake College.

Community College of Denver (Colorado)
"What the DACA Announcement Means." Posted on the college's blog, CityHawk Talk.

San Diego Community College District (California)
"SDCCD Chancellor's Statement on the Elimination of DACA." Statement by Dr. Constance M. Carroll, chancellor of the San Diego Community College District. Includes a link to a document, “What Do I Need to Know if the DACA Program Ends?”

Cabrillo College (California)
"Sept. 5, 2017 DACA Update." Includes links to a breakdown of the announcement memo ending DACA and a document with "5 Things to Know About the End of DACA."

Orange Coast College (California)
Website -- resources for students. Includes links, "About the End of DACA" and "Rescission Resources for DACA."

Massachusetts Community Colleges
"A Joint Statement in Support of DACA." Signed by the presidents of 15 community colleges, including Berkshire Community College, Bristol Community College, Middlesex Community College, Bunker Hill Community College, Mt. Wachusett Community College, Cape Cod Community College, North Shore Community College, Greenfield Community College, Northern Essex Community College, Holyoke Community College, Quinsigamond Community College, Massasoit Community College, Roxbury Community College, MassBay Community College and Springfield Technical Community College.

Nevada System of Higher Education
"NSHE Statement on DACA." Message from the state's higher education system, including the state's community colleges -- Western Nevada College, College of Southern Nevada, Truckee Meadows Community College and Great Basin College.

Portland Community College (Oregon)
"A Letter from President Mark Mitsui." Letter addressed to friends, students and colleagues.

California Community Colleges
"Legal Update." Memo from chancellor's office to all California colleges with an update on the rescission of DACA.