COVID-19 Crisis: We're here for you. Read the MSCS College Updates and view the Student FAQ
Your campus email address is FirstName.LastName@my.southeastmn.edu (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you have any questions, please contact the Help Desk (507.453.2408)
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Please note that this page will be continuously updated as this situation develops.
For a list of community support resources, see the Minnesota Office of Higher Education website.
3/25/2020: Minnesota State Chancellor Letter to Students re: Governor's "Stay At Home" Order
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have provided this Fact Sheet on COVID-19 (PDF):https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf
The CDC has provided this Fact Sheet outlining steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people (PDF): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet.pdf
We encourage students to practice respiratory (coughing and sneezing) etiquette and hand hygiene. Those who feel sick are recommended to stay home until they are free of fever, signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants). Employees, including student work-study employees, should notify their supervisor and stay home if they are sick, and seek medical attention depending on the severity of the symptoms.
Please visit Minnesota State Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for updates.
Yes! We look forward to having you join our community.
Our admissions team is excited to meet with you. At the present time we are only having meetings with prospective students remotely to ensure the health and safety of everyone. Our admissions representatives can set up a phone call or Zoom (video) meeting with you. Contact email@example.com to set up an appointment.
All placement testing has currently been suspended, as the online Accuplacer website is not functional. Incoming students will be placed based on their High School GPAs until such time as we are able to reinstitute the online Accuplacer. Questions about this can be addressed with an Admissions Representative.
The TEAS test has been temporarily suspended and is not presently being offered. MSC Southeast has also suspended all testing for students of other institutions looking to complete placement testing on the Southeast campus.
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The Chancellor of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities extended spring break until March 29, 2020. Online and off-campus instruction resumed on Monday, March 30, 2020. Per the Minnesota Higher Education Commissioner, face-to-face instruction has been suspended for 2 additional weeks, through April 10, 2020.
No. The semester still ends on Friday, May 17, 2020.
Students will be contacted by MSC Southeast and their instructors for specific details on their course delivery methods before classes resume on March 30. Please keep an eye on your college email and D2L Brightspace for communications from your instructors.
Our Learning Resource Centers continue to be available for you to use for computer access. Please note that the LRCs will have very limited in-person staffing at this time.
Minnesota State has published a PDF that provides statewide guidelines for PSEO and Concurrent Enrollment (C2C) classes: Download PDF
Minnesota State is providing technology support for students seven days a week by calling 800-456-3876 or visiting their Student Technology Help page. This page includes instructional guides, how-to videos, and more for StarID, D2L, Kaltura, Zoom, and Office 365. (D2L PDF) (Zoom PDF)
No. The Commencement Ceremonies for both campuses have been cancelled at the direction of the Chancellor of Minnesota State. We are currently exploring alternative options for celebrating the accomplishments of our graduates at a future date.
Certificates, diplomas, and degrees will be mailed to graduates approximately 10-12 weeks after the end of the term. MSC Southeast works with an outside printing company to produce the awards. Any changes to the timeline of award delivery will be updated here. Even though the commencement ceremonies will not be held as planned, graduates need to have an application for graduation on file with the Registrar's Office.
Most college sponsored events have been cancelled this spring. See the COVID-19 Updates page for a list of cancellations.
We have not yet made a determination about this. However, students are able to register for fall classes online and we encourage you to do so. As always, we encourage you to also reach out to your advisor, instructors, or a member of Student Services if you need assistance.
The CDC has updated its guidelines as of 3/16/2020.
If you are a student who needs to self-quarantine or stay home to monitor your health after traveling, please notify Josiah Litant, Dean of Students (firstname.lastname@example.org, 507-453-1420).
No, you do not. Law enforcement will not be stopping any vehicles with the sole purpose of determining why they are on the road. You are able to freely travel to school and back home again. This includes students coming to MSCS across state lines.
Mental health counseling on campus has been temporarily suspended. Telephone (Winona) and Telemedicine (Red Wing) appointments are available.
Yes! United Healthcare is offering a free emotional support helpline for students through one of their subsidiary companies called Optum. Their toll-free help line number, 866-342-6892, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for as long as necessary and the service is free of charge and open to any student. Students have access to specially trained mental health specialists to support them if they feel they are experiencing anxiety or stress related to the recent developments around COVID-19.
In addition, our crisis response services are available over the phone 24/7 through Crisis Response of Southeast Minnesota. You can reach a trained counselor if you are in crisis at 1-844-274-7472. As a reminder, in an emergency, you should always call 911 directly.
WSU Health Services is currently open Monday-Friday from 8 am-4 pm for Telehealth appointments. Please call ahead to schedule a Telehealth appointment or to discuss having an on-site appointment: 507-457-5160. On-site appointments will be scheduled based on determination of need. For any questions regarding general health, COVID-19, or questions about self-isolation/quarantine, call the Ask-a-Nurse Message Line at 507.457.2292 or email email email@example.com.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of Minnesota has announced a 30-day special enrollment period (SEP) for qualified individuals who are currently without insurance. Beginning Monday, March 23 through April 21 uninsured individuals have 30 days to enroll in health insurance coverage through MNsure.org. Plans selected by April 21 will have a retroactive coverage start date beginning April 1.
Visit MNsure.org to complete an application and enroll in coverage. For assistance, the MNsure Contact Center is open between 8 am-4pm M-F 651-539-2099 or 855-366-7873.
Student Services (Registrar, Financial Aid, Admissions, Disability Services, Dean of Students Office, Learning Resource Center, and general student support) continues to be available to help support you. Our employees are working remotely, but are still available during business hours through email, phone, and Zoom videoconferencing, if not in person.
To speak with Student Services staff, please call or email the office that you are looking to contact and a staff member will respond to you and find the best way to connect with you. You may also call the College's main phone number (507-453-2700) to request assistance connecting with a Student Services staff member.
Yes. The Red Wing bookstore will be staffed by the bookstore manager on Mondays and Wednesdays. The Winona bookstore will be staffed two days a week by the bookstore manager; the Business Office staff can assist students on the days the manager is not available.
Bookstore managers will also be available by email Monday through Friday 8am-4pm if you need assistance in any other way.
Based on guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health, the food service in Red Wing is closed. We have discontinued selling food in the Winona bookstore for now as well. The Food Pantries on both campuses remain open, and you are encouraged to stop by if you need to use them.
Here are some videos by Red Wing LRC Coordinator Arielle Pompilius that will help you learn how to use Zoom software.
Yes, the LRCs on both campuses are open and the computers and printers are available for student use. There is very limited staffing available in-person in the LRCs, but students may continue to use the facilities. Please be sure to practice appropriate social distancing (six feet away from any other person) when using the LRC. Facilities staff are sanitizing the computer keyboards daily.
You can get tutoring, but not in person. LRC staff will be working remotely to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Tutoring will be conducted over Zoom.
Yes, Tutor.com is available to you through your D2L page 7 days per week, 24 hours per day. If you are at (or close to) your 15 hour per academic year allotment, please email us to request additional hours. Visit the LRC section of the website to view other online tutoring options available to you.
No, at this time, the Kids’ Spaces on both campuses are closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
No. See details above under "Prospective Students."
We will still offer accommodated testing in the LRCs. To schedule, contact us at: