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2020 Coronavirus Update

SPRING REGISTRATION OPENS OCTOBER 27

VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSIONS:
Indian River State College invites prospective and continuing students to participate in Virtual Information Sessions on topics that include Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, Advising, Career and Transfer Services, Dual Enrollment and Assessment Services. View the schedule.

**NEW** TIPS FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF AND GUESTS VISITING IRSC CAMPUSES

REMOTE ACCESS RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

RIVERLIFE VIRTUAL—UPCOMING STUDENT ACTIVITIES

REMOTE INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES FOR FACULTY

Spring Registration 2021—What You Need to Know

Indian River State College opens registration for Spring semester on Octoer 27.

Spring term at IRSC includes a robust schedule of in-person instruction; hybrid courses that blend both face-to-face and online instruction; and wholly online courses. 

  • The hybrid option couples online learning with in-person instruction—including hands-on labs and workforce training programs—with class sizes and safety precautions aligned with CDC guidelines. This spring, you will see hybrid offerings expanded to include subjects such as cosmetology, culinary, math, English, performing arts, human services, accounting, digital media,  and physical sciences.
  • Spring term also features hundreds of remote learning options for students who prefer the flexibility of online learning or who feel safer at home.
  • Some remote courses meet with an established pattern—lectures, discussions and presentations take place at specific hours—while others allow students more flexibility to complete work on their own time. When registering for class, students can check the “Delivery Method” field in the course description to see what is expected.
  • All online classes will require verification of your identification as per the instructor’s syllabus. A desktop computer or laptop with a working webcam and microphone will be required in all online classes. Classes requiring proctored exams will be proctored online by Honorlock, which is a remote proctoring service. Please review the Honorlock Information for Students page to ensure your equipment is compatible, and for additional Honorlock details.

All admitted students may begin registering for Spring classes beginning October 27 online via MyPioneerPortal.

IRSC Enrollment and Student Services staff at all campuses are ready to assist you both virtually and face-to-face. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Sign into the Virtual Welcome Desk at the campus nearest you. (Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m)
  2. Indicate the purpose of your visit.
  3. Identify your preference for virtual or face-to-face services.
  4. Someone will assist you based on your preference and in the order you were logged on.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Many issues can be resolved without a visit to a campus, so it is recommended that students connect virtually first to determine if a face-to-face session is necessary. 

Indian River State College also invites prospective and continuing students to participate in Virtual Information Sessions on topics that include Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, Advising, Career and Transfer Services, Dual Enrollment and Assessment Services. View the schedule.

Those returning to campus during the Spring term will notice that IRSC has established an abundance of safety practices. Expect to see decals on many floors reminding us to stand six feet apart, a plethora of hand sanitizing stations, familiar faces sporting masks and face shields, plexiglass at service counter spaces and other precautions that ensure the ongoing health and safety of our students, faculty and staff.

Students and employees should NOT visit any IRSC physical location if they are experiencing any symptoms of illness. 

Academic Support Center

Updated October 21, 2020

Scheduled in-person tutoring is now available at all Academic Support Centers. Tutoring is available in math, science, English and writing assistance. At present, support for science topics is limited and varies from campus to campus. Students can make appointments for 30- minute tutoring sessions by booking at https://www.picktime.com/asctutoringirsc or calling the ASC front desk. All students who attend in-person tutoring sessions must comply with IRSC and CDC safety guidelines for wearing masks and social distancing.

In-person Tutoring Hours

  •  Massey Campus (Fort Pierce):                MondayThursday        10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
  • Pruitt Campus (Port St. Lucie):                MondayThursday        11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
  • Chastain Campus (Stuart):                       MondayThursday        10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
  • Mueller Campus (Vero Beach):                MondayThursday        10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
  • Dixon Hendry Campus (Okeechobee):   MondayThursday        1:005:00 p.m.

 ASC continues to offer virtual tutoring services as well. Learn more at irsc-asc.weebly.com.

CARES Act Funding Information

Updated October 27, 2020

Indian River State College has completed distribution of $4,776,547.00 in CARES Act grant monies to 6,103 eligible students impacted by the by the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. The dissemination of funds, made possible through the passage of the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, was one of several initiatives that IRSC has implemented to ease financial hardship, encourage uninterrupted educational attainment, and promote physical and mental well-being for members of its campus communities during COVID-19.

For more information, visit the CARES Act web page.

Financial Aid

Updated June 23, 2020 

Financial Aid sessions will be held online twice each week: Mondays at 1:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. To join:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/1fa20e81f0d84e43bcc3b08283ef594d

Or, call in anonymously:

Dial-in: 1-571-392-7650
PIN: 8177835685

Attendees using this PIN appear as anonymous callers in the session.

Tips for those Newly Enrolled at IRSC

We look forward to having you as an IRSC student. Be sure to complete your onboarding tasks, including Virtual New Student Orientation, so that you can register for classes. Log into MyPioneerPortal frequently to check Workday and RiverMail for onboarding tasks, communication from advisors, and general messaging from IRSC.

Dual Enrollment Students

The Indian River State College Dual Enrollment program allows eligible students to simultaneously earn high school credit (toward their high school diploma) and college credit toward an Associate Degree or Baccalaureate Degree, or credit toward a career training certificate for an eligible course. Eligible students may take Dual Enrollment courses, free of charge. 

IRSC has scheduled a number of virtual Dual Enrollment Information Sessions. View the October schedule.

P.E.R.T. Testing

Contact us at info@irsc.edu, or reach out to your school guidance counselor, for more information.  Learn more about Dual Enrollment for High School Students.

Books and Book BuyBack Program

Beginning Monday, August 3, IRSC students can order and pay for books online through the River Shop website and have them delivered to their home for $7.  

The River Shop on Main Campus will be open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for in-store purchases starting Monday, August 10. Branch campuses locations are closed until further notice.

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, BuyBack events hosted on site at IRSC campuses have been canceled. The College has instead partnered with Nebraska Book Company to bring you a Virtual Book Buyback program. The process is simple, easy to understand and can be done from the safety of your home.

Fall 2020 Graduation

Commencement is a special time for IRSC graduates. IRSC will honor Fall 2020, Summer 2020 and Spring 2020 graduates on December 16, 2020, with a Drive-in Ceremony that is compliant with CDC guidelines, keeping health and safety at the forefront. There will also be an option to view a Virtual Ceremony on Thursday, December 17, 2020, for those who choose not to attend the Drive-in Ceremony. Continue to check the Graduation web page and your RiverMail for additional details.

IRSC Child Development Center

The Child Development Center reopened on Monday , August 10, practicing CDC guidelines and a new safe process for entering and exiting the facility. 

Performing Arts and Planetarium Update

The Indian River State College Box Office has suspended all performances through December 2020. This includes all shows in the McAlpin Theatre, Wynne Black Box Theatre and the Hallstrom Planetarium. The health and safety of our patrons, volunteers, students, faculty and staff is paramount. The College continues to carefully monitor the situation and will inform patrons when performances can safely resume with precautions aligned with CDC guidelines.

Testing/Assessment for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Terms

All IRSC online classes will require verification of your identification as per the instructor’s syllabus. A desktop computer or laptop with a working webcam and microphone will be required in all online classes. Classes requiring proctored exams will be proctored online by Honorlock, which is a remote proctoring service. Review the Honorlock Information for Students page to ensure your equipment is compatible, and for additional Honorlock details.

Stay Connected

When you become a student of IRSC, the College creates a RiverMail account for you. RiverMail is the official electronic means of communication between you and the College about all things related to your student record. Important information such as application status, financial aid status and scholarship information is communicated through RiverMail. It is important that you activate your RiverMail account as soon as it is assigned and check it often.

Students should also check this IRSC website, and messages within BlackboardWorkday Student and Riverlife. You can also keep up with IRSC news and events by following our official FacebookTwitter and Instagram channels.

 

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