Current Status of Campus
Remote Classes & Operations
- The College is operating remotely (services available by phone and email)
Spring classes are online
Summer classes begin online on June 29
Fall classes begin online on September 23
Campus Access Form
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Exposure Report Form
If you are experiencing symptoms, please call your health provider or 911 first.
Please complete this exposure report form if you suspect you may have been exposed to someone with coronavirus (COVID-19) or are experiencing symptoms of the virus. This will help the College provide you with guidance about what you should do next.
May 4th, 2020 Update
Message from the President
I can hardly believe we’re nearly halfway through spring quarter. Although this quarter has unfolded in ways none of us could have expected, I do hope your classes are going well and that you are staying healthy at home. I am proud of you for learning remotely, finding the services you need, staying determined to follow your hopes and dreams, and believing in Shoreline as the place to realize them.
“Stay at Home, Stay Healthy” Order Remains in Effect
With the Governor’s recent update to the “Stay at Home, Stay Healthy” order, our campus will continue to operate remotely at least through May 31. That means you should continue to avoid the physical campus this quarter. Instead, I hope you are connecting with our staff and services by phone, email, and live chat.
Planning for Summer & Fall Classes
While some of our planning is still evolving, I wanted to share with you what we know as of today to help you begin planning for future quarters:
- Summer registration opens May 11-18 (please watch for an email this week about registering; the class schedule is now available)
- Summer classes will be online and will begin on June 29
- Fall registration opens May 25-June 1
- Fall classes will be predominantly online, with few exceptions, and will begin on September 23
Because the pandemic is a fluid situation, we are doing our best to determine when we will be able to safely bring more in-person classes and services back to the campus. I realize this creates some uncertainty in your life, and I appreciate your flexibility and patience during this time. We will continue to update you as changes develop.
Please know that all of the faculty and staff at Shoreline are rooting for your success and your best interests are at the heart of all we do. Phins up! All in!
With care and appreciation,
Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.
Our services and offices are operating – we’re just not on campus! Our caring staff is available to help students and the public via phone, email, and video appointments. To find a service:
- Visit the Contact page
- Browse the Campus Directory
- Search for what you’re looking for in the search box on the home page
- All buildings closed to the public at least through April 24 (staff is available by phone and email)
- The 7000 Campus Living residence hall remains open to residents only
- Bookstore orders may be placed online with free shipping
- The Parent-Child Center and Dental Hygiene Clinic will remain closed until further notice
All campus services are available online and by phone, email, and video appointments.
Online Support for Students and Employees
- Students and employees can check-out laptops, webcams, and microphones
- Technology Support Services provides help with computers and internet access
- e-Learning Services offers Canvas training sessions and other online learning resources
- Internet Access – Many companies are providing free, low-cost, or increased data options for internet
access right now. Please contact your mobile phone or home internet provider for details.
Some current deals as of April 6th, include:
- AT&T : $10/month home internet access for qualifying customers.
- Charter/Spectrum : covers most of eastern Washington. Free internet access for students for 60 days.
- Comcast/Xfinity : Free internet for 60 days for low-income families. Also, accessout-of-home Xfinity WiFi hotspots for free.
- T-Mobile: $15/month smartphone plan
- Drive-in WiFi hotspots provide free temporary, emergency internet access for those who do not have access to broadband service in their homes. Find nearby locations with the Drive-In WiFi Hotspots Location Finder
Many people are trying to figure out how to afford school at a time when they may be facing additional financial hardship due to a sudden loss of wages or additional health care costs. Here are some ways students can receive assistance:
- Our Financial Aid office can help students navigate federal and state loans, grants, and scholarships – and they can help review existing aid packages to see if students may qualify for more aid if their income has changed since they first applied
- Our Foundation office has emergency grants for students in financial crisis, as well as quarterly and annual scholarships to help pay for tuition, books, and fees (annual deadline is April 16)
- Our Benefits Hub connects students with financial resources, food, transportation, and housing support
- The Employment Security Department has adopted some emergency rules to relieve workers whose employment has been disrupted by the virus
- The Federal CARES Act has provided additional emergency funds for students experiencing financial challenges due to COVID-19
Can't pay for things because of COVID-19?
Learn more about various financial resource options from the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions.
- Students feeling overwhelmed or stressed are encouraged to access support from the Counseling Center (206-546-4594)
- Employees can access support from the state Employee Assistance Program
- Washington Recovery Help Line (866-789-1511)
- Tips for Coping with Stress During an Infectious Disease Outbreak
- Tips from our Counseling Center staff to help you navigate this stressful time:
1. Reestablish a routine – wake up, go to sleep, and perform daily activities at consistent times throughout your week.
2. Eat, sleep, and exercise – even if you don’t feel like it.
3. Acknowledge and accept your feelings and thoughts – sadness, grief, anger, and fear are normal reactions.
4. Talk to friends and family about how you are feeling or thinking.
5. Do something you enjoy.
6. Seek trusted sources of information but avoid information overload. Think critically as you follow news reports and verify information you receive from social media or loved ones.
7. Keep your distance and connect with others via phone, video chat, social media, etc.
8. Do what makes you feel calmer: breathing, sitting in a quiet space, reading, meditating, listening to music, journaling, going for a walk.
9. Practice self-compassion, being kind and compassionate to yourself, much like you would for a friend a family member.
10. Understand what you can, and cannot, control. You can control your attitude, your own kindness and grace, and your behavior. You cannot control the actions of others, predicting what will happen, or how long this will last.
11. Seek additional help. Individuals who feel an overwhelming nervousness, a lingering sadness, or other prolonged reactions that adversely affect their job, school studies, or relationships should consult with a trained and experienced mental health professional.
For the most up to date information about COVID-19, including symptoms and prevention tips, please reference the websites below:
- Center for Disease Control - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Public Health Seattle - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Washington Department of Health - 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19)
- Washington State’s official COVID-19 site - Washington State Coronavirus Response (COVID-19)
For general questions about COVID-19, you are encouraged to call King County Department of Public Health at 206-477-3977.