JSCC announces task force for graduation plans
Jackson, Tenn. (May 14, 2020) – These times of uncertainty and constant change have made the decision of conducting a large gathering such as the Jackson State Community College’s graduation an unusual challenge. The administration of JSCC has assigned a graduation task force that will develop a plan for the 2020 graduation ceremony. This plan will be ready for approval by the president by June 5.
The task force will develop a way to survey the entire campus community, gather their input, and bring forth recommendations for the new president who will be appointed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.
The interim president has approved the purchase of caps and gowns. Student Services will be contacting all students eligible for graduation and will have the graduation regalia available as soon as possible. “Having caps, gowns, and cords available for photo opportunities has been a primary request of graduates and their parents,” said Robin Marek, interim vice president of Student Services. “We want to get these significant mementos of accomplishment to students as quickly as possible.”
JSCC Students to Receive CARES Act Funding
Earlier this month, the CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund was announced as a means to provide financial assistance to students who have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since this announcement, the TBR College System of Tennessee has been working through the details of how this money would be distributed to students once the funding has been received.
Jackson State Community College students will receive assistance based upon eligibility guidelines established by TBR. Requirements for emergency aid will include, but are not limited to:
- An individual must have been a student as of March 13, 2020.
- Students cannot have been enrolled solely in an online format as of March 13, 2020.
- Students paid must be eligible to participate in Title IV financial aid programs. Payments to Pell-eligible students will be prioritized, as suggested by the United States Department of Education (USDOE).
- Students must be enrolled as degree-seeking at JSCC in order to receive payments from the college.
No application is required to be considered for the CARES Act Emergency Relief Fund. Disbursements will be made to all eligible students without the need for an application.
The timeline for the distribution of funds will be determined by each institution. This timeline will be dependent upon several factors including when the institution receives funding from the USDOE. JSCC will make an announcement once funding is received. Accurate and timely payments will be a top priority for the college.
C-19 Update – April 29
On Wednesday, April 29, the administration of Jackson State Community College announced a plan to reopen the campus. The plan is in alignment with local, state, and federal guidelines and has been approved by TBR. The plan will allow access to the campus by faculty and staff on May 11. The campus will remain closed to students and the public through May 31.
All classes for the May and summer terms will be held online. Limited access will be allowed to Health Sciences and Nursing students for the completion of lab hours from the spring semester.
The operational status of the college for June will be evaluated and announced by May 27.
C-19 Update – April 6
The administration of Jackson State Community College announced that most of the classes for the May and summer terms will be offered online. Priority registration for summer and fall terms begins today, April 6.
- Priority Summer and Fall registration begins April 6 (for currently enrolled students)
- Open Summer registration begins April 20
- Open Fall registration begins June 1
- Maymester - May 11 - May 29
- 1st Summer (5 weeks) - June 1 - July 2
- 2nd Summer (5 weeks) - July 6 - August 7
- Full summer (10 weeks) - June 1 - August 7
To register for Summer 2020 or Fall 2020:
- Check your JSCC email to see an email from your advisor.
- Follow the instructions in the email to contact your advisor for advising and to secure your PIN.
- Log into jWeb and register for classes for the Summer 2020 Term and Fall 2020 Term
- If you have questions or need assistance, contact email@example.com