Fall Semester 2020
Parkland College recently announced campus measures for the fall 2020
semester that will ensure safer instruction in light of the ongoing
coronavirus outbreak. See videos and FAQs below for details.
All staff, visitors, and members of the community will be required to wear masks in order to
enter campus facilities.
Town Hall Q&A for Students and Parents
Parkland College administration discuss topics including: COVID-19-related questions, educational plans, and modes of instruction for Fall 2020.
A Message from the President
President Ramage shares our campus's fall plans and the wealth of resources available to help you meet your educational goals during the present crisis.
Instructional Delivery Overview
Executive Vice President Lau shares our campus's plans for instructional delivery this fall.
Classroom Preparation: Campus, Hybrid, Online
Parkland College faculty share what students can expect from our campus, online, and hybrid classroom environments this fall.
Below are frequently asked questions about the fall 2020 semester.
Monday August 10 10 am - 2 pm(Financial Aid Bookstore credits become available)
Tuesday August 11 10 am - 2 pm
Wednesday August 12 9 am - 6 pm
Thursday August 13 9 am -6 pm
Friday August 14 9 am -6 pm
Monday August 17 10 am -2pm
Tuesday August 18 10 am - 2 pm
Wednesday August 19 9 am - 6 pm
Thursday August 20 9 am - 6 pm
Friday August 21 9 am - 6 pm
Monday August 24 9 am -6 pm (first day of full semester classes)
Tuesday August 25 9 am - 6 pm
Wednesday August 26 9 am - 6 pm
Thursday August 27 10 am - 2 pm
Friday August 28 10 am - 2 pm
Monday August 31 10 am - 2 pm
Tuesday September 1 10 am - 2 pm
Wednesday September 2 10 am - 2 pm
Thursday September 3 10 am - 2 pm
Friday September 4 10 am - 2 pm
Monday September 7 HOLIDAY - Closed
Tuesday September 8 10 am - 2 pm (last day for full semester returns)
Wednesday September 9 10 am - 2 pm
Thursday September 10 10 am - 2 pm
Friday September 11 10 am - 2 pm
Monday September 14 10 am – 2 pm (first day of late start 13-week classes)
Tuesday September 15 10 am - 2 pm
Wednesday September 16 10 am - 2 pm
Thursday September 17 10 am - 2 pm
Friday September 18 10 am - 2 pm
Monday, September21 and beyond – To Be Announced
Instruction will include both online and on-campus options, with on-campus courses delivered as hybrid courses. While course sections will run as currently scheduled, students with campus-based courses will attend some meetings on the campus and complete some coursework online. If a course is listed as on-campus, there will be an on-campus component at the time scheduled.
Parkland College is offering several different modes of instruction to better accommodate students this fall. Expect to see these notations when registering for some class sections:
Please note that due to social distancing requirements enacted by the State of Illinois and/or federal agencies, on-campus instruction is subject to change. All classes will transition to fully online if necessary. If this happens, students will need at minimum a computer, webcam, and reliable internet access.
Q: How will the schedule change?
Many on-campus class meetings will end Nov. 20. To minimize the number of on-campus meetings after the Thanksgiving break, many of Parkland College's transfer classes will end their on-campus instructional component by Nov. 20, with the online component continuing through the end of the semester. Career classes that require in-person labs may continue on-campus meetings through the semester's end.
Q: How will I know when to come to campus?Communication with faculty will be key. Faculty will be in touch with students prior to the start of the semester to let them know which of the scheduled days they should attend.
Q: How can I register for fall 2020 classes?Registration for Parkland College fall courses is underway; students can review step-by-step directions on how to register.
Q: Will I still have to pay the full amount if classes are only online?Whether delivered in-person, hybrid, or online, each Parkland course will deliver the same learning outcomes and academic credit. As a Parkland student, you are provided with access to high quality faculty, robust student services, and campus technology support. For this reason, full tuition and fees are applied to each course, regardless of format.
Q: How will Parkland address safety in the classroom?Social distancing and safety guidelines will be enacted. Students may be divided into small groups for on-campus meetings to allow for social distancing. Courses with larger enrollment may require staggered scheduling for on-campus meetings.
Is Parkland going to begin conducting COVID-19 saliva testing utilizing technology developed by the University of Illinois?
For information about COVID-19 please go to: https://www.parkland.edu/covid19