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The spring semester is off to a great start and I hope your classes are going well.
Our pandemic situation continues to evolve, and our Pandemic Planning Team meets weekly to ensure a safe and healthy learning and working environment.
Hawkeye will continue all our health and safety protocols — including the requirement of wearing a face mask on campus. Face masks have been proven effective in preventing the spread of the disease.
New research indicates double masking by wearing two cloth masks or wearing a mask with two or more layers is more effective in filtering out virus particles. KN95 masks are another option believed to filter out as much as 95% of small airborne particles and have become readily available.
The condition of Hawkeye’s campus can be found on our COVID-19 Dashboard, and it is updated weekly. The number of COVID-19 cases on our campus remains low, and we will continue to closely monitor our campus and cases in our communities.
Our Student Health Clinic has been approved to distribute vaccines to students and employees as they become eligible for the vaccinations. Recently, the clinic vaccinated students and faculty in high-risk roles in the health science programs.
Registration for summer and fall classes begin on Monday, March 22.
Summer classes begin on May 16. Courses will be offered in face-to-face and online formats.
Classes for fall begin Monday, August 23 and the academic calendar will run as scheduled. We will streamline our fall course modalities to the following:
Face-to-Face: Class meets in-person at designated days and times. Classes will be limited to 50% room occupancy to maintain physical distancing.
Web-Live: Attendance is by video conferencing or Zoom, with students meeting on designated days and times.
Online: All course materials and activities are online with no specific meeting times.
Hybrid (Face-to-Face and Online): Classes meet in-person on designated days and times and have online coursework with no specific meeting time.
Thank you for your continued support and commitment. We are in this together!
Stay Healthy. Stay Safe,
Dr. Todd Holcomb Hawkeye Community College President
I hope you enjoyed a well-earned holiday break! The spring semester officially kicks off tomorrow, Tuesday, January 19, and I want to share a few reminders and resources with you as we are committed to providing you quality education in a healthy and safe environment.
Classes will be delivered in a variety of formats.
The Spring 2021 List of Zoom Classes Google Sheet lists face-to-face classes that will meet via Zoom at their scheduled days and times through the first half of the semester. All other classes will run as scheduled at their designated days, times, and locations. Web courses will run as scheduled with no changes.
Check your Canvas Class Announcements, as instructors have posted any additional class information needed. If you have questions about your classes, contact your instructor.
Check your Hawkeye Email for updates and other important information.
Maintaining a healthy campus community is key to student success. Please do your part to help keep our campus safe by practicing these simple measures:
Mask up when you are on campus. Face masks are required at all times.
Watch your distance and keep at least six feet between yourself and others.
Stay at home if you are sick and are experiencing any of these symptoms: fever, chills, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, congestion, runny nose, headache, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.
Complete the COVID-19 Reporting Form if you have any COVID-19 symptoms or are a direct contact with someone who has COVID-19. Our Student Health Clinic will follow up with you and answer any questions.
Contact your instructor if you are sick or unable to attend class. Your instructor will work with you to make up any coursework or missed assignments.
We understand you may encounter some challenges during the semester, and we want you to know we’re here to help. Your Academic/College Success Advisor can help you work through financial difficulties, personal challenges, scheduling issues, career planning, and more. They can also connect you to other resources on campus and in the community.
We hope you have a great semester!
Dr. Todd Holcomb
President of Hawkeye Community College
As we prepare for the spring semester, Hawkeye continues to take deliberate steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure for our students, faculty, staff, and our community.
Balancing health and safety with our commitment to provide quality education, Hawkeye is making the following changes for the Spring 2021 semester:
Classes will start one week later on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
Lecture-based courses will be delivered remotely via online, Zoom, or a combination for the first eight-weeks through March 19.
Career and technical programs and labs will meet in-person to complete hands-on components.
Spring break will be canceled and the semester will end on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. The college will be closed as scheduled on Friday, March 19, 2021, and all classes will be delivered remotely.
We will continue to follow all of our current safety measures, including requiring face masks on campus, practicing physical distancing, cleaning work areas, and COVID-19 reporting.
Hawkeye will continue to closely monitor the well-being of our campus and will modify our plans as needed.
Thank you for your dedication and continued support.
Thank you for your resiliency and dedication over these last several weeks. It has been a challenging semester as we learned to adapt to our changing environment.
As from day one, Hawkeye’s top priority continues to be the health and well-being of our students, employees, and our community.
With the rising number of COVID-19 cases on campus and in the community, Hawkeye is implementing the following changes in course delivery and college operations to help reduce the density of individuals on campus:
Beginning Monday, November 16, most lecture-based classes are moving to remote delivery through the end of the semester.
Classes may be completed via zoom, online, or a combination of modalities.
Instructors will provide specific course information in Canvas.
Students needing a laptop or other technology should contact the Library.
Computer labs will be open.
Career and technical programs and labs will continue to meet as scheduled to complete their hands-on coursework.
All offices and departments will be open to provide services.
Registration for spring is underway and the college will continue to provide in-person services to students, prospective students, and visitors.
Everyone must do their part to reduce the spread of the virus. You can protect yourself by wearing a face mask, maintaining physical distancing at all times, practicing good hand hygiene, and staying home when you are sick. We urge you to practice these habits at all times even when you are off-campus or in a group environment.
With only a few more weeks in the semester, it is important to stay focused and finish the semester strong.
Stay Healthy. Stay Safe
As a part of our continued efforts to keep our RedTail nation safe and healthy, Rusty would like to remind you of the importance of a daily health check and to know when to stay home in his latest video.
The Daily Health Check is a simple way to reduce the spread of the virus by self-monitoring for COVID-19 related symptoms and knowing when to stay at home.
Ask yourself the following questions:
If you answered yes to any of these questions, do not come to campus. If you are already on campus, leave immediately. Also, please complete the confidential COVID-19 reporting form as another way to keep our community healthy. Students should contact their instructor(s) to let them know you will not be in class.
The Student Health Clinic or a designated representative will call and email individuals about their symptoms, whereabouts, and testing status, and provide them with instructions, including when they can safely return to campus.
Additionally, anyone who has been exposed to someone who has tested positive will be contacted. Hawkeye is in close communications with the Black Hawk County Health Department regarding cases on our campus and in the community.
Thank you for your continued efforts to keep our campus safe. Remember to wear a face mask, practice physically distancing, wash your hands frequently, and stay at home when you are sick. If we all do our part, we will keep our community healthy. We are in this together.
If you have questions or suggestions regarding Hawkeye’s response to COVID-19, please contact the Pandemic Planning Response team.
Stay Healthy Stay Safe
Pandemic Planning Team
The health and safety of our Hawkeye community will always be a top priority. We are continually monitoring and adapting to our changing pandemic environment.
Last week, the Iowa Department of Public Health updated their guidance that close contacts will no longer need to quarantine if both individuals were wearing a mask properly and consistently, during the potential exposure.
Consistent with this updated guidance, our contact tracing efforts will no longer require contacts in these situations to quarantine, but we will still require those close contacts to remain off-campus and not participate in any Hawkeye Community College activities (i.e., athletics, field trips, clinicals, etc.). Contact tracing will continue to notify all close contacts, regardless if they were wearing a mask.
We will stay on course with our safety protocols and expectations of wearing a face mask, physical distancing, and having all potentially exposed contacts study or work remotely for 14 days after exposure. We will continue to work with those affected and make necessary accommodations to ensure their ability to succeed.
Hawkeye understands the overall health and safety of our campus are critical in our ability to deliver educational programming and services. Your efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus combined with our safety protocols are working as the number of cases remains less than a percent of our campus population.
Please continue to do your part to keep our college safe by practicing physical distancing, wearing a face mask, cleaning your work areas, washing your hands, and staying home when you are sick.
Thank you for your continued support and efforts to keep our college healthy.
Hawkeye Community College Students and Employees,
We appreciate your efforts to be flexible, patient, and forward-thinking as we continue to adapt to delivering quality education.
With classes resuming, we have been sharing information with you regarding the status of COVID-19 on campus. As a way to help keep you informed, we have developed a COVID-19 dashboard to provide details about the current conditions at Hawkeye Community College.
The COVID-19 dashboard includes data regarding positive cases for students, employees, and visitors. While the dashboard reports individuals testing positive, the college also has reports of those who have been exposed to someone who has tested positive.
Hawkeye continues to work with the Black Hawk County Health Department in open communication regarding cases that may impact the Hawkeye community.
We ask all members of the Hawkeye community to continue to monitor their health daily and if COVID-19 symptoms are suspected, to report those, possible contacts, and any testing by completing the COVID-19 reporting form. Additionally, we remind everyone of our requirements to wear face masks, practice physical distancing, frequently wash or sanitize hands, and clean your personal work areas often.
We appreciate all your efforts to help keep our Hawkeye community healthy.
Thank you for your patience, flexibility, and collaboration as we begin a new academic year. As you make plans for the semester, we would like to share the college’s policy regarding campus events and group meetings.
To help keep Hawkeye healthy and safe, all college events should be held virtually.
There may be events that are mission-critical to the college, serve the needs of the community, and are not able to be held virtually. In those instances, an in-person event may be held using the following criteria and approval process.
Clubs and organizations should conduct meetings virtually and should not have any in-person gatherings. If a club or organization has an in-person activity, training, or conference at another location, they must get preapproval from Student Activities.
Outside organizations may rent college facilities for meetings or small events that are educational or professional. The event must follow all Hawkeye safety protocols, public health, and CDC Event Planning and COVID-19 guidelines. Standard room rental, technology, and cleaning fees will apply. Any additional cleaning will be charged to the organization. Outside groups should contact Hawkeye’s events manager for information and availability.
We will continue to share information with you. Our Stay Healthy, Stay Safe COVID-19 webpage contains information on college guidelines, personal health, and safety protocols.
If you have questions regarding our guidelines, please contact the Pandemic Planning Team.
The Pandemic Planning Team would like to thank students, faculty, and staff for their help and cooperation in adhering to Hawkeye’s safety protocols as we begin fall semester classes. Our ability to keep members of the campus community safe depends on all of us to be acutely aware of our health and safety at all times.
Additionally, we would like to share the current status of COVID-19 on campus. We do have isolated reports of COVID-19 at Hawkeye. These reports range from people who have loved ones who have been exposed, have been exposed themselves, have symptoms, or have tested positive. At this time, we have no evidence of spread of COVID-19 on Hawkeye’s campus.
When a report is made on Hawkeye’s COVID-19 reporting form, the individual in question will receive a phone call asking questions about their symptoms, testing status, and recent whereabouts. If that person has potentially exposed others, those individuals will receive a phone call to discuss their safety and well being, as well as any instructions about needing to quarantine. Hawkeye will not identify individual reports of COVID-19 to the broader college community, but will share this information in aggregate form as appropriate.
Hawkeye has a reporting response team that has conducted this process since phasing in face-to-face instruction in June. This team works collaboratively with Black Hawk County Public Health and is in alignment with public health and CDC protocols.
We strive to provide members of the Hawkeye community information that is relevant and timely in an effort to keep us all safe and will continue to do so throughout the duration of this pandemic.
The COVID-19 website contains information regarding our efforts to keep our college safe. Additional questions can be directed to the Pandemic Planning Team.
Stay Healthy. Stay Safe.
Hello Hawkeye Students,
All summer, we’ve worked to modify classrooms and schedules to ensure you receive the quality education you want while striving to keep all members of our community safe and healthy.
Before you head to campus next week, check your schedule to see what if any modifications have been made to maintain physical distancing.
Check your Hawkeye email for updates and other important information.
Check your class schedule in My Hawkeye to verify your classes and meeting locations.
Check your Canvas Class Announcements for directions from your instructor(s) about specific classes and meeting formats.
If you have questions about your schedule contact Student Services at 319-296-4014 and contact your instructor if you have questions about a class.
The Hawkeye Bookstore, operated by the UNI Bookstore, has relocated to their store at 1009 W 23rd St, Cedar Falls. Textbooks can be purchased in person at the Cedar Falls location, or ordered online and retrieved one of three ways:
If you choose to have your books delivered to Main Campus, you can pick them up in Tama Hall 102 from 10:00am–2:00pm on the following dates:
Have a great fall semester. See you soon.
Stay Healthy, Stay Safe,
Lynn LaGrone Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Hawkeye Community College
We are less than one week away from the start of classes.
This fall, our campus may look and feel a bit different from what we have come to expect, and the way we interact with our surroundings and one another will not be the same.
We realize you may have questions about the modifications we have made to campus to ensure your safety and well-being. Our Stay Healthy, Stay Safe COVID-19 website contains information on college guidelines and procedures, including details on campus readiness, personal health and safety protocols, and more.
Some important things to know:
Face masks are required to be worn on campus at all times. It is critical to wear a face mask properly over your nose and mouth for it to be effective in stopping the spread of viruses.
Rusty shares a few tips on wearing a mask.
Students taking the Stay Healthy Stay Safe Pledge will receive a free Hawkeye face mask as a thank you for doing your part to keep our campus well. Pick up your face mask at the Library or at the Health Education Services Center (HESC) with your Hawkeye ID.
I will personally hand out face masks to students in the Brock Student Center on Monday, August 24, from 11:30am–1:00pm. Plan to stop by!
The Hawkeye Bookstore, operated by the UNI Bookstore, has relocated to their store at 1009 W 23rd St, Cedar Falls. Textbooks can be purchased in person at the Cedar Falls location or ordered online and retrieved one of three ways:
I hope you have a great semester! Thank you for choosing Hawkeye Community College!
Dr. Todd Holcomb President, Hawkeye Community College
I am excited for the start of a new academic year, and I am looking forward to having our students, faculty, and staff back on campus.
The fall semester brings its own set of challenges, but I believe our experience, planning, and preparation over the last several months puts us in a strong position to tackle them head-on.
Our Stay Healthy, Stay Safe COVID-19 website contains updated information on college guidelines and protocols, including details on campus readiness, personal health and safety protocols, COVID-19 related leave, COVID-19 reporting, ADA accommodations, and more.
As we have from the beginning of this pandemic, we will continue to evaluate our guidelines and modify plans as needed.
Face coverings must be a mask.
Bandanas and gaiter face coverings will no longer be an acceptable form of face coverings. New research indicates bandanas and gaiter face coverings are not as effective in stopping the spread of respiratory droplets.
A face shield can no longer be worn by itself and must be worn with a face mask. While face shields protect the eyes and face the open bottom allows respiratory droplets in the air. Therefore, CDC guidelines do not recommend face shields.
Face masks must be worn on campus. Individuals working alone in an office or in a cubicle that meets physical distancing requirements, do not have to wear a mask. If someone enters your space or you leave it, you need to wear a mask. Everyone is reminded to be acutely aware of physical distancing between themselves and others at all times.
Face masks should be worn both inside and outside on campus. Individuals alone outside in their own space, do not have to wear a face mask.
Individuals with a medical condition or a disability may request a face mask exemption. Employees should contact Human Resource Services and students should contact the Student Accessibility Coordinator.
Thank you for your continued support and commitment to our students. We are in this together!
If you have questions regarding our COVID-19 guidelines, please email the Preparedness and Response Team.
Welcome to fall semester. Classes start Monday, August 24.
As you’d expect, this fall will be different from any others as both students and faculty work through unique circumstances with the pandemic. We must remain flexible and be ready to adapt as our situation evolves.
To prepare for fall, Hawkeye has been planning courses, monitoring rosters, moving classes, and adjusting course schedules to provide a safe learning environment.
For your safety and to ensure physical distancing, Hawkeye has expanded its face-to-face meeting formats. Your face-to-face class may be meeting in one of three ways:
Face-to-Face: Attendance is on campus or at a college-designated location with classrooms at 50% occupancy to maintain physical distancing.
Face-to-Face with Zoom: Attendance is 50% on campus and 50% by Zoom, with students alternating on designated days determined by course instructors. Details will be posted in Canvas Class Announcements.
Face-to-Face with Online: Classes meet in person on campus at 50% occupancy of the classroom to maintain physical distancing. Students will meet face-to-face and online on designated days, determined by course instructors. Details will be posted in Canvas Class Announcements.
Hawkeye is also offering the following course formats with no changes:
Hybrid: Face-to-Face and Online: Classes meet in-person on campus or at a college-designated location 50% of the time. An additional 50% of coursework is completed online, with no specific meeting time.
Online: All course materials and activities are online with no face-to-face or specific meeting times.
To learn more information about your classes:
If you have questions about your schedule, call student services at 319-296-4014 and for questions about your class, contact your individual instructors.
Thank you for choosing Hawkeye Community College for your educational goals.
I hope to see you on campus.
Lynn LaGrone Provost and Vice-President of Academic Affairs
For several months now, we have been preparing the campus and transforming our processes for our fall return to in-person classes and services. The pandemic and the risks associated to our community require each of us to observe heightened health and safety precautions.
Everyone has an important role to play in keeping our entire Hawkeye community healthy and safe by doing their part to stop the spread of COVID-19. As individuals, we have a responsibility for our own health as well as to others to act in a manner that protects those around us and promotes a safe return to campus.
Join me in taking the Stay Healthy Stay Safe Pledge for students, faculty, and staff as a way to demonstrate your commitment to do your part in keeping our Hawkeye community safe.
I pledge to protect myself, my peers, and the Hawkeye community by doing the following:
I will wear a face covering on campus.
I will practice physical distancing, maintaining at least 6 feet between myself and others as well as avoid large gatherings.
I will practice proper hand washing or use a hand sanitizer.
I will stay at home if I do not feel well.
I will let my instructor or supervisor know if I am experiencing symptoms, have direct contact, or have tested positive for COVID-19.
I understand it is a difficult time and I will be kind and patient with others.
Take the Pledge
Every student, faculty, and staff member is asked for their commitment to the Stay Healthy Pledge by signing electronically no later than August 24.
As a thank you for doing your part in keeping the Hawkeye community safe, the college is giving every student and employee a Hawkeye face covering when they take the Stay Healthy Pledge.
Employee face masks will be sent to their department the week of August 24. Students can pick up their face mask at the Library or the Health Education and Services Center starting on Monday, August 24. Students will need student ID.
We are in this together!
Stay Healthy Stay Strong
We are looking forward to seeing you on campus in a couple of weeks!
The health and well-being of our students, employees, and community is of utmost importance. We have been planning our classes and preparing our campus for you.
Our list of safety measures and precautions is quite long and very extensive:
Face coverings are required to be worn on campus and at all Hawkeye locations.
Building monitors will be stationed in each of our buildings to remind students and guests.
Modifications have been made to classrooms and departments for physical distancing.
Furniture has been removed or reconfigured in student and guest waiting areas.
Plastic shields are installed at counters and other high-traffic areas.
Campus signage is in place to remind individuals of our safety protocols.
Floor decals are being installed to help maintain physical distancing in high-traffic areas.
In-person classes will run at 50% occupancy.
Classes are offered in a variety of modalities: face-to-face, hybrid, and online.
Zoom technology is being installed in 25 classrooms to expand our hybrid and online learning options.
Academic advising and registration can be conducted virtually via phone, Zoom or Google Hangouts.
Enhanced cleaning of classrooms and other high-contact areas has been implemented.
Cleaning supplies, including spray cleaners, paper towels, and hand sanitizers, are in every classroom and department to clean equipment and work areas before and after use.
Hand sanitizer stations have been strategically installed across campus.
Outside airflow has been increased in our college buildings to improve ventilation.
Modifications with the air filters in our HVAC systems have been made to increase the purification of the air in the buildings.
Student activities and intramurals have changed their offerings with activities that can maintain physical distancing or can be held virtually.
Brock Student Center Food Court have made modifications to the dining areas for physical distancing and enhanced cleaning protocols.
Health Education Services Center fitness areas have implemented physical distancing and enhanced cleaning schedules.
Student Health Clinic offers both telemedicine and in-person appointments for students.
Mental health services for students with a counselor for in-person appointments and telemedicine. Additionally, a 24-hour telecounseling line is available.
Employees have completed COVID-19 training
Employees have been asked to self-monitor their health according to CDC guidelines, including daily temperature checks.
Reporting form to track and trace possible cases of individuals who have direct contact or who may have COVID-19.
We are living and working in a new reality. Hawkeye will continue to evaluate our status and take steps necessary to continue to assure the well being of members of our community.
We are ready to help you reach your education and career goals.
If you have any questions about our safety precautions you can email our Pandemic Response team. If you have questions about your class schedule, call student services at 319-296-4214.
Hawkeye Community College, President
We are looking forward to seeing you on campus this fall.
Over the last several months Hawkeye has been making several changes to our campus and college operations. However, our commitment to you to provide a high quality education and personalized learning experience remains the same.
Hawkeye will resume face-to-face classes for fall on Monday, August 24 and the academic calendar will run as scheduled.
Classes will be offered in a variety of formats including face-to-face, hybrid, and online.
Delivery formats will vary by program to meet their specific requirements.
Courses may run at 50% occupancy.
Hawkeye will continue to adhere to all Iowa public health and CDC guidelines to protect the health and safety of students, employees, and the community.
The following safety precautions have been implemented:
Last week, Hawkeye began limited face-to-face classes for hands-on learning. Offices are open to provide services for students and visitors, however appointments are recommended.
Thank you for your support! Stay Healthy. Stay Safe.
On Monday, June 15, Hawkeye’s main campus will begin phased re-opening. While the vast majority of coursework is online this summer, limited face to face coursework will begin for hands-on learning that cannot be delivered remotely.
Hawkeye is implementing several safety precautions in an effort to protect the health of everyone in our campus community. When on campus, please observe the following:
Everyone will be required to wear a protective face covering when two or more people are present.
Students are expected to provide their own masks.
Wearing face coverings help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Physical distancing should be maintained at all times with at least six feet between yourself and others.
Classrooms, labs, and offices have been modified to help facilitate physical distancing.
In some areas, clear partitions have also been placed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Main campus buildings will have one entrance open from the parking lot and all other doors will be locked from the courtyard, except for Hawkeye Center.
Brock Student Center will remain closed this summer.
The Student Tutoring and Computer Lab in Bremer Hall will be open and all other computer labs on campus will be closed.
The exercise and fitness areas in the Health Education and Services Center will be closed.
Classrooms and common areas will be cleaned daily.
Cleaning supplies will be available for students to clean their work areas and any equipment before and after each use.
Hand sanitizer will be in classrooms and common areas.
No food service or vending machines will be available on campus this summer. Please plan accordingly.
Food Pantry pick-ups will continue on Tuesdays from 10:00am – 2:00pm in Hawkeye Center.
If you do not feel well, stay at home and contact your instructor.
Please check your temperature and self-monitor for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat daily before coming to campus.
If you have a fever of 100.4 or more, cough, or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home.
The Student Health Clinic is open and can answer your health questions and provide you guidance with your symptoms.
Telemedicine appointments are available by calling 319-296-4224.
The Returning to Campus Guide [pdf] outlines all the safety precautions Hawkeye has implemented as students and employees return to campus.
Thank you for your cooperation and continued understanding.
Thank you for your resiliency and dedication over these last several weeks. It has been a challenging time as we learn to adapt to a new normal.
Face-to-face classes for the career and technical programs will begin on June 15, assuming our pandemic situations in Black Hawk County allows.
The Emergency Preparedness and Response Team and the Re-Opening Task Force have been working diligently on a planned and phased campus reopening. A Return to Campus Guide is being developed to inform faculty and employees of Hawkeye’s operating procedures for the immediate future.
Hawkeye continues to follow the recommendations of the Iowa Public Health Department and the Center for Disease and Prevention Control. The CDC's article, "How How to Protect Yourself & Others," is a good resource for everyone in our college community.
In an effort to keep everyone in our college community healthy and safe, Hawkeye is requiring everyone on campus to practice physical distancing, wear a face mask, and exercise good sanitation measures.
Physical or social distancing should be practiced at all times. Physical distancing is defined as maintaining at least six feet between yourself and others around you.
Plastic shields will be installed at counters in high traffic areas where employees engage with students and visitors.
College meetings should be conducted by phone, Zoom, or Google Hangouts or other remote technology.
Department, classes, and other work areas may have alternative schedules. Supervisors and faculty along with their deans are working on their specific plans for each area.
Everyone is encouraged to help enforce physical distancing.
All students, college employees, and visitors will be required to wear a mask or other face covering when on campus.
A “mask” can be a cloth mask, a bandana style face covering, or a face shield. Students and employees are expected to provide their own face coverings.
Everyone is encouraged to help enforce the wearing of face coverings. If an individual refuses to wear a mask, they may be asked to leave campus by Public Safety.
Hawkeye will implement enhanced cleaning throughout the campus. A Facilities Needs Form was sent to President’s Council to identify specific cleaning and safety measures needed. Departments may request a walk-through to identify any facility special needs by calling the Director of Facilities at 319-296-4269.
Each department, program, and class should have their own plan for equipment and their work space addressing sanitation and safety measures.
Hawkeye has installed hand-sanitizing stations in buildings and will be refilled regularly.
Hand-sanitizer, cleaning products, and gloves are available for individual offices and classrooms will be available through central supply. Refillable containers for hand sanitizer are unavailable due to the high demand. Therefore, employees should bring their own refillable container for their workplace.
Employees and students are encouraged to wash their hands frequently.
Starting on June 15, all buildings on campus except the Brock Student Center will be open to students and visitors with access through one entrance door from the parking lot. Hawkeye Center will have two entrances: the main south entrance from the parking lot and the upper level entrance to the courtyard.
Buildings will be open to college employees from the courtyard side with the use of their Hawkeye ID.
Computer labs and the exercise areas at the Health Education and Services Center will be closed.
The Cedar Falls Center, Regional Transportation Training Center, and the Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center will also open with one access entrance starting on June 15.
At each building entrance, a monitor will be stationed to provide students and guests with a mask if they do not have one.
As Hawkeye looks to the future with reopening the campus, information is being finalized on the following:
If you have questions regarding reopening, please email the Preparedness and Response Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your continued support and commitment to our students. We are in this together. Stay Healthy.
Thank you for your patience and hard work during this unprecedented time.
I have been impressed with your dedication and commitment in achieving your academic goals.
Hawkeye’s first priority has been and continues to be the health and safety of our students, employees, and the community. Hawkeye continues to follow all state and federal COVID-19 directives.
Hawkeye’s Preparedness and Response Team has been developing a recovery plan; a deliberate and phased reopening of the campus and a return to the physical classroom.
The pandemic has created significant challenges and Hawkeye will continue to restructure our processes and procedures creating a new normal.
Mitigation and containment efforts will continue to be critical until the COVID-19 pandemic is managed. Hawkeye will be implementing several mitigation efforts students will be required to follow.
It’s time to look to your future. Your education is as important as ever in our changing environment. Finish strong and complete finish your degree.
Stay Home. Stay Healthy. Stay Positive
I hope this message finds you all safe and well! Hawkeye Bookstore is currently operating out of the UNI Bookstore in Cedar Falls, Iowa. We are closed to the public, but will continue serving students, faculty, and staff to the best of our ability!
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Hawkeye Bookstore has made alternative arrangements for the following:
Rental books will have a white sticker on the back of the book that says “Rental Do Not Remove."
The deadline for returning rental books is May 15. If the May 15 deadline is a problem because of the shift in learning, please reach out to email@example.com and she will try to work with you.
To request a prepaid shipping label to return rented books, please fill out the Ship Back Your Rentals! form. The prepaid labels will begin emailing from UPS Quantum View (pkginfo@UPS.com) between April 27–28.
If you’d prefer not to wait for the prepaid label, you’re free to mail your rentals to:
Hawkeye Bookstore — Rental Return 1009 W 23rd St. Cedar Falls, IA 50613
If you have books that you did not rent, and would like to sell them back, we have partnered with Nebraska Book Company to host an online buyback. Complete the Sell Textbooks form to sell your books.
First of all — CONGRATULATIONS to all 2020 graduates! Although the graduation ceremony has been canceled, caps, tassels, and gowns are available for purchase for students who wish to have them for personal photographs, keepsakes, etc.
Cap, gown, and tassel can be purchased as a package as individual items:
Contact Danette Priebe at 319-273-7805 OR firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order and make payment and shipping arrangements.
Hawkeye Community College will make an announcement soon regarding the alternate plans for commencement.
Summer 2020 course materials will be available for purchase online beginning May 1, 2020.
At this time, we do not anticipate being able to offer the in-store pickup option. All orders will be shipped to the address included with the order.
Orders charged to student accounts will not be processed and shipped until approximately May 22, when student charge accounts are open for summer term.
Orders paid by credit card will be shipped within 1–3 business days.
Inclusive Access course materials will automatically be charged to student accounts as follows:
Please take good care of yourselves, and let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Danette Priebe, Hawkeye Bookstore
You have been working hard and your efforts are paying off. You are getting closer to finishing the semester.
Staying healthy is important in your ability to be successful in your studies and in your relationships.
Hawkeye’s Student Health Clinic is open to serve your physical and mental health needs through telemedicine. Learn more about their services in their new video.
Stay Home. Stay Healthy. Be Kind.
Class instruction will continue online where possible through the end of the spring semester.
Practical components of courses/programs will be delivered in alternative formats with individualized instruction, competency-based training, and simulation as potential options.
Students in Hawkeye’s career and technical programs will need to complete the hands-on or practical components of their program before courses are completed and graded. Hawkeye is in the process of determining how those skill requirements will be met on a program-by- program basis.
Your instructor(s) will continue to give you detailed information.
Your Hawkeye password can be reset online.
24x7 Canvas support is available. Call the toll free Canvas Support Line at 1-844-392-2803. Also see Canvas guides for students and instructors.
Online tutoring is available. Look under “Student Resources” in Canvas.
Student success specialists provide support to students in a variety of areas including academics, personal difficulties, career guidance, crisis referrals, and more. Connect with your student success specialist.
Students enrolled in Spring 2020 courses will have the option to request a Pass / Non Pass grade. See Thursday, April 9, 2020: Pass / Non Pass Grade Option Added for Spring Semester Hawkeye Alert.
Commencement is canceled. We are looking at other options for alternative celebration.
If you need help with basic needs, medical care, or crisis assistance, there are many agencies that are ready to support you and provide relief. See Service Providers for Basic Needs, Medical Needs, and Crisis Assistance for a list of agencies.
Hawkeye has Emergency Funds available for students to help with expenses such rent, utilities, gas for the car, and food. Contact your student success specialist or email Student Services for more information.
Online registration for summer and fall is now underway. Advisors are available to answer your questions by phone or Google Hangouts.
MORE (Mandatory Orientation and Registration Experience) will be conducted online until campus reopens.
New students for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 should check their Hawkeye email for directions to access the online MORE session. Emails are sent weekly on Friday morning for those accepted the previous week.
For questions please call 319-296-4014 or email MORE@hawkeyecollege.edu.
Call 1-800-464-6056 to connect with a counselor. This service is free and confidential. Counselors are available to talk 24/7.
Or visit with our mental health counselor, Deanna, at the Student Health Clinic. Call 319-296-4224 to schedule an appointment.
The Student Health Clinic's Nurse Practitioner and Mental Health Counselor are available via Tele Health. Call 319-296-4224 or email StudentHealthClinic@hawkeyecollege.edu to schedule an appointment.
Hawkeye student's in need of food can stop by Hawkeye’s Food Pantry in Hawkeye Center on Tuesdays in April from 10:00am–2:00pm.
MET Transit has suspended bus service on Route 10, the Hawkeye transit route, due to low ridership.
Hawkeye will continue to communicate updates through email and on this web page.
Questions regarding our response to COVID-19 can be sent to email@example.com.
Students, Faculty & Staff,
Thank you for your continued support and perseverance. Your efforts demonstrate your resiliency and dedication.
Hawkeye recognizes the decision to move course instruction online may have created some challenges for students. As we continue to adapt to our situation, Hawkeye is providing the option of Pass/Non Pass grade for students enrolled in Spring 2020.
Students will be issued a final letter grade and then may apply for a “P” Pass or “Q” Non Pass grade.
Students in one of Hawkeye’s career and technical programs will need to complete the hands-on or practical components of their program before courses are completed and graded. Hawkeye is in the process of determining how those skill requirements will be met on a program-by-program basis to ensure students meet all learning outcomes.
Final letter grades will be submitted by Monday, May 18, 2020.
Students may receive their final grade or choose “P” Pass or “Q” Non Pass course grade by completing the online grade change request by May 31, 2020.
Final letter grades will be submitted by Friday, June 5, 2020.
Students may receive their final grade or choose “P” Pass or “Q” Non Pass course grade by completing the online grade change request by June 19, 2020.
Students should visit with their academic advisor before choosing a “P” Pass grade to determine if this is the best option for their academic program.
Some programs may require course letter grades for certification, accreditation, or transfer to private institutions.
Some courses require a letter grade in order to enroll in advance courses.
“P” Pass grades count towards credits earned and graduation requirements.
“P” Pass grades are not calculated in semester grade point average, cumulative grade point average, or Dean’s List.
Students must earn a D- or higher grade based on the grading scale in the course syllabus to receive a “P” Pass grade.
Transcripts will include a designation indicating the extenuating circumstances of the Spring 2020 semester.
Iowa Regent Universities: The University of Northern Iowa, University of Iowa, and Iowa State University will accept “P” Pass course grades from the Spring 2020 term.
Private and Out-of-State Colleges/Universities:Students planning to attend a private college/university or out-of-state institution are encouraged to consult with their institution on acceptance of transfer credit courses with “P” Pass grade.
Student Athletes: Student-athletes are encouraged to check with their transfer institution about credit acceptance and eligibility when considering “P” Pass option.
The last day to withdraw without academic impact is Wednesday, May 6. However, drop dates are subject to change for classes unable to complete during the scheduled spring semester.
If you have questions about the Pass/Non Pass grading option, please contact the Registrar’s office at 319-296-2460 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also see Your Grades / GPA for more information.
After careful consideration, and a conscientious effort to be timely, we have decided to continue in an online format for course instruction and services for the remainder of the semester.
This is not a decision we take lightly. These are unprecedented times, and responding to the pandemic means continuing to adapt to protect your health and well-being, as well as that of our communities.
Programs with more hands-on learning components will find alternative delivery methods with individualized instruction, competency-based training, and simulation as potential options as well as considering adjustments to the academic calendar.
All college events have been postponed or cancelled for the remainder of the semester, including commencement. I know how disappointing this will be for our graduates and their families and we will have an alternative that will be shared in the coming weeks. We believe that it is important to celebrate our graduates and their accomplishments.
The spring semester is scheduled to end Wednesday, May 13. We have not made any decisions regarding the summer term and will continue to monitor the situation.
We will continue to communicate updates through email and continue to post information and resources here on this Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information web page.
Thank you for your patience, perseverance, and continued support. I wish you and your families continued wellness.
Your instructor(s) will continue to give you detailed information
Online Tutoring. Look under “Student Resources” in Canvas.
Commencement is canceled and we are looking at other options for alternative celebration.
Online registration for summer and spring is now underway. Advisors are available to answer your questions by phone or Zoom.
Hawkeye’s Student Health Clinic is open in the Health Education and Services Center on Main Campus. Please call ahead, 319-296-4224.
Hawkeye’s Food Pantry is continuing to supply food for students with a need. The next pick up will be Tuesday, March 31 from 10:00am–2:00pm in Hawkeye Center on Main Campus.
Beginning Monday, March 30, MET Transit will be suspending bus service on Route 10 (the Hawkeye transit route) due to low ridership. When bus service is resumed, the campus community will be informed.
Hawkeye is moving forward with our continuity plans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is our goal to do everything we can to mitigate the spread while serving your needs.
The following are updates regarding our status at Hawkeye.
All Hawkeye locations and buildings will close at the end of business on Thursday, March 19. The college will be closed on Friday, March 20, as part of the scheduled spring break. College staff will begin transition to working remotely on Monday, March 23.
Student support services will be available by phone, email, or Zoom video conferencing. Services include admissions, financial aid, academic advising, records and registration, business office, the Library, and tutoring.
Face-to-face instruction will move online as able beginning on Monday, March 23. This is anticipated to continue through Friday, April 10. Some classes may need to extend times when face-to-face instruction resumes.
Students and employees will have access to the Main Campus (1501 E. Orange Rd, Waterloo, IA 50701) to pick up class materials and personal belongings on Monday, March 23, and Tuesday, March 24.
The Hawkeye Library has a limited number of laptops available for current students who have access to the internet, but who need a computer. Students must be enrolled in the Spring 2020 semester and present a valid Hawkeye ID.
New hours: Laptops can be picked up Monday, March 23 from 7:00am–1:00pm and Tuesday, March 24 from 12:00–6:00pm or until laptops are gone.
Enter through the Library's north entrance.
Hawkeye’s Student Health Clinic and mental health counseling will remain open in the Health Education Services Center on Main Campus. It is recommended that students schedule an appointment.
Counseling services are also available online 24/7 through Employee & Family Resources at 1-800-464-6056.
The Child Development Center located on Main Campus will be closed until Monday, April 13. The center located at the Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center will remain open for regular hours. Children will be screened regularly.
Online registration for summer and fall classes will open as scheduled on Monday, March 23. Academic advisors will be available by phone and email to assist students.
All continuing education classes will be suspended until Monday, April 13.
All campus events, including MORE Orientation and Registration sessions, have been cancelled until Monday, April 13. All spring sports have been cancelled following the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) cancellation of competition for the remainder of the academic year.
Students needing to register for MORE will receive their invitation or an update to their Hawkeye email on April 13. If you have any questions please email email@example.com.
Hawkeye’s Food Pantry will have food assistance available. Students will be notified about dates and times once they are finalized. Students with greater needs should contact their student success specialist to connect with additional resources.
We will continue to update this web page as additional information and resources become available.
A message from HAWKEYE ALERT
Monday, March 16, 2020
Last night, Governor Kim Reynolds announced the development of community spread of COVID-19 in Iowa. Additionally, the CDC has recommended that people not hold gatherings larger than 50 people, where the previous threshold had been 250.
Hawkeye’s top priority is the safety and well-being of our students and employees. It has been our goal to continue normal operations as long as the risks of the COVID-19 remained minimal.
Hawkeye is now entering into some unprecedented times.
Effective Monday, March 23 Hawkeye Community College will move all instruction online through Friday, April 10. Additionally, all on-campus events have been canceled during this time
More information will be coming out about instruction and support services.
Thank you for your patience and continued support.
While the Regent Universities announced today that they will be moving their in-person instruction online for two weeks after spring break, Hawkeye Community College is planning to continue normal operations. Hawkeye Community College has been actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation and recognize that our situation may continue to evolve as our environment changes. We continue to follow guidance and consultation of the Black Hawk County Department of Public Health, the Iowa Department of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
If the status at Hawkeye changes, students, faculty, and staff will be notified via email or Hawkeye Alert.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
As you prepare for spring break, I would like to remind you to play it safe and stay healthy.
The outbreak of Coronavirus or COVID-19 continues. Iowa has its first confirmed cases of COVID-19 and the number of cases continue to grow both in the US and around the world.
Our top priority is the health and well-being of our students, employees, and our community. Hawkeye’s Pandemic Preparedness and Response team continues to actively monitor and prepare for the COVID-19 outbreak in the event there is any impact to our campus community.
Hawkeye has cancelled college-sponsored international travel; including the spring break study abroad trip to Brazil and encourages everyone to be mindful in considering any travel plans you may have.
At this time, there are no additional or special precautions recommended by the Iowa Department of Health. The best course of action is prevention and I encourage you to take daily precautions including:
Hawkeye has a continuity plan and an academic recovery plan in the event the COVID-19 outbreak affects classes and college operations. At that time, you will receive specific instructions about your coursework.
We will continue to communicate updates and information as the situation evolves. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Enjoy your Spring Break!
Sincerely, Dr. Todd Holcomb President
As the outbreak of Coronavirus or COVID-19 continues, Iowa has its first confirmed cases of COVID-19 and the number of cases grow both in the US and around the world.
Our top priority is the health and well-being of our students, employees, and community. In January, I established a Pandemic Preparedness and Response Team to help monitor the situation and make recommendations for Hawkeye Community College.
We are developing a continuity plan in the event the college would close or cancel classes for a period of time. This plan would address how we will continue instruction, staff offices, provide student services, continue technology support, handle visitors to campus, manage campus deliveries, and much more.
Everyone should be thinking about their role at the college and how you could perform your responsibilities during a period of cancelled classes or work from home during a college closure or social distancing.
For faculty, the need to have an academic recovery plan for each of your classes is critical. Knowing how you can deliver instruction and facilitate student learning will allow your students to successfully complete their coursework this term. You may want to consider online instruction, offering individualized instruction in the evenings or weekends, or alternating lessons plans by moving lecture online and using in-person class sessions for labs, learning activities, etc.
The deans will be sending a survey to all faculty this week to help identify your concerns, needs, and other issues you may have in developing and implementing an academic recovery plan. The results of the survey will help to determine what additional resources are needed.
Hawkeye has cancelled all college-sponsored international travel, including the spring break study abroad trip to Brazil. Non-essential college-sponsored domestic travel should be postponed or canceled through March 31. The Pandemic Preparedness and Response Team will monitor travel conditions and re-evaluate as needed. For health and safety reasons, we would also discourage personal travel to areas with confirmed cases.
Hawkeye will continue to communicate updates and information as the situation evolves. In the meantime, you can email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease or COVID-19 continues to develop, Hawkeye Community College is closely monitoring the situation and is following all the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (DCD) and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH).
COVID-19 is a new coronavirus respiratory illness that has been associated with travel to China. Person-to-person spread is now being reported in Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand.
Symptoms of the COVID-19, range from mild to serious, and include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
You can help prevent the spread of viruses by doing the following:
At this time, there is not a confirmed case in Iowa, and the threat to Iowans remains low. However, Hawkeye recognizes there is a potential for a public health threat and is preparing for possible scenarios and reviewing our emergency and crisis plan.
Hawkeye also has a communication plan to inform students, faculty, and staff about COVID-19. Information about COVID-19 can also be found on the Hawkeye website.
Hawkeye will communicate updates and information as the situation evolves.
If you have questions regarding your health or the COVID-19, please contact the Student Health Clinic at 319-296-4224.