DCC's Reopening Plan
As articulated by Governor Ralph Northam on June 11, 2020, in anticipation that conditions at the state, regional and local levels are conducive to an institution of higher education conducting in-person instruction and on-campus educational operations in academic year 2020-21, that institution must, by July 6, 2020, submit a campus reopening plan for state compliance review. Danville Community College submitted its reopening plan on June 23, 2020.
As of Friday, July 24, 2020, the plan has been reviewed by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and has been found to be compliant in containing the required components of the 'Higher Education Reopening Guidance,' which was developed in consultation with the Virginia Department of Health.
Remote Student Support
Single Stop Public Benefits Screener
The Single Stop Public Benefits Screener has been made available to the Virginia Community College System and DCC students who are facing financial hardship during this time. The site will confidentially screen candidates for public benefits and provide them with staff follow-up.
Danville Community College provides free emergency notifications to students and the community in the event of a campus emergency or closure. Sign up for DCC Alert today to be notified in the event of a campus closure.
Continuing Your Studies Online
DCC provides resources for students on how to use Canvas via Libguides. Click here for the guides.
Community Resource Guide
The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston has extended WiFi connectivity into the SVHEC parking lot.
Mental Health Services
Danville Community College provides all students access to professional mental health counseling to:
- Provide support and advocate on behalf of students attending DCC
- Assist students in times of crisis
- Provide mental health support and interventions
- Make referrals for students with mental health needs
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any concerns.
The ADA/Accessible Services Clinician will be contacting all students to ensure a smooth online learning transition.
Students receiving ADA / Accessible Services, who need support due to moving to the online learning platform are encouraged to contact the ADA clinician to update their accommodations.
Registering for summer and fall courses? Let our office know when you have registered. We will prepare your Accommodation letters for those semesters.
The ADA/Accessible Services Office & Clinician will continue to be available to our students. Call 434-797-8572 with any concerns related to ADA.
DCC provides resources for instructors on how to use Canvas via Libguides. Click here for the guides.
Extension of Spring 2020 Withdrawal Date
Given the inequities in broadband access that our students are encountering as instruction moves online, their possible unfamiliarity with the online learning environment, and the unknown negative impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic during the remainder of spring semester, Chancellor DuBois has extended the deadline to withdraw without penalty to the spring semester course end date. This extension will not impact Return-to-Title-IV.
Effective immediately and for the remainder of spring semester, a student who withdraws or is withdrawn after the add/drop period but before the course end date shall be assigned a grade of “W.”
This ruling does not impact assignment of the “I” grade. A student who has satisfactorily completed more than 60% of the course and attendance requirements may request an “Incomplete” and, if approved by the faculty member, be given the opportunity to satisfy the requirements for completion of the course in the subsequent semester, per VCCS Policy 5.6.0.
- Messages from the President
- Government Announcements
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
City of Danville
Commonwealth of Virginia Office of the Governor
Virginia Department of Health
United States of America Office of the President
Past City of Danville & Pittsylvania County COVID-19 Testing Dates