Olympic College is coming back to campus this fall!
We're excited to announce that the college will begin a phased return to in-person instruction and services for Fall Term. Currently, the college is planning to offer nearly 200 in-person classes this fall. The number of courses may grow, but it depends on a number of factors, including vaccination rates; COVID-19 infection data; campus health, safety, and security; and many other factors.
The planning process is underway and we will update this site regularly with new information as it becomes available, so be sure to check back regularly.
The college anticipates offering a variety of in-person, online, and hybrid classes and services to ensure we can meet the varying needs of those we serve.
A list of in-person classes for Fall Term is available on our Fall Term 2021 In-Person Classes and Services page.
Also, you can browse in-person classes using the ctcLink mobile app, which you can access from desktop computers as well.
The college strongly encourages all students and employees to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine, however Olympic College is not requiring vaccines to return to campus currently.
Temperature checks are not required before coming to campus, however, all students, employees, and visitors are required to complete a form and self-certify that they have not experienced COVID-19 symptoms since their last campus visit.
Visit our Safe Start webpage for links to the self-certifying forms.
Every person who comes to campus is required to wear a mask even if you have been fully vaccinated. Information about the appropriate mask based on the work you are doing is available on the OC COVID-19 Face Covering Information page.
The current requirement is to maintain 6-feet of social distancing wherever possible, or implement procedures that minimize exposure. We are planning for this requirement to remain in place through the end of Fall Term.
Class and Lab Size Limits
Classes and labs are subject to social distancing, mask, and cleaning requirements. Capacity is currently capped at half for all classes and labs, and this is reflected in Room Scheduling.
The college is working out a plan to schedule classes in a way that would mitigate foot traffic and hallway congregation before and after classes.
The college may resume in-person student services following all safety guidelines, including mask mandates and social distancing. The Student Services Division is conducting a survey of students to gauge need and interest in on-ground services with an intent of providing a combination of in-person and online services this fall.
In-Person Campus Tours
Colleges are allowed to provide in-person campus tours subject to the inside gathering size limits. Since switching to a predominantly online delivery model, the college has not offered in-person tours and is evaluating if they will resume this fall. We encourage you to view the Virtual Tour of the Bremerton Campus while a decision of fall is made.
Colleges are eligible to reopen libraries following health and safety guidelines. Library and meeting room capacity is currently limited to 50 percent. Libraries should continue to use no-contact methods of book return. Tentative fall hours are:
Computer labs have been eligible to reopen, and Olympic College has been operating computer labs with limited capacity by reservation. The college will continue to offer in-person computer lab access for Fall Term.
College are eligible to resume food services, however, the health and safety requirements to do so are extensive. Since switching to a predominantly online delivery model, the college has not offered in-person dining. The college is currently evaluating if it is feasible to provide in-person dining this fall.
Olympic College continues to operate its Residence Hall in compliance with the guidance in the Campus Re-Opening Guide.
Olympic College resumed in-person athletics and recently expanded from no spectators to a maximum of two spectators per athlete. In-person athletics will continue to be offered in compliance with North West Athletic Conference COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols.
Currently, the Fitness Center is available to Olympic College athletes only, in support of their roles as student-athletes. Colleges are eligible to reopen fitness centers and the college is evaluating if it will expand availability for Fall Term.
Band, Orchestra, Choir
Colleges are eligible to offer in-person rehearsals, performances and recitals according to detailed safety and health protocols. The college has not offered these programs and services in-person since switching to a predominantly online delivery model. The college did resume 1-on-1 voice coaching this spring. We are currently evaluating to what extent in-person music will be offered this fall.
Faculty and Staff Small Department Meetings
Colleges may allow small department meetings following health and safety guidelines at 50 percent room capacity, and no more than 10 people. This guidance is based off of requirements for Libraries in the Healthy Washington Plan.
Small gatherings are permissible under Phase 3 guidance so long as they are limited to 10 people from outside a household. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 50 people with no household limit. On-campus social gatherings are not encouraged at this time.
In-person graduation ceremonies are allowed following health, safety, and social distancing guidelines. However, Olympic College is planning a drive-thru commencement ceremony on July 9 at Bremerton National Airport. A decision has not been made regarding the 2022 commencement ceremony.
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