COVID-19 Update Aug. 22, 2022
*Last reviewed Aug. 22, 2022
As we continue to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety of all Titans remains the highest priority of St. Petersburg College.
Face coverings at St. Petersburg College are now optional. Individuals may choose to wear them at any time based on their own preference and informed by their personal level of risk. Please follow CDC guidance on face coverings at www.cdc.gov
While SPC does not require face coverings in its buildings, some clinical, lab and studio spaces will require them by nature of the work performed in those areas. Those spaces will be marked as such.
We understand that our students, faculty and staff may have varying risk levels and ask that, in the spirit of our Community of Care at SPC, all Titans please remain mindful of others and provide them social distance or accommodate their requests to wear a face covering when in close proximity.
We will continue to monitor and make adjustments to our face covering protocols as necessary if there are changes in community transmission rates, future waves, new variants or other changes in risk factors.
For additional information on other college protocols and prevention strategies, please make sure you to consult and bookmark the college’s COVID-19 Hub for the latest information.
RENTAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE IN PINELLAS COUNTY
Financial help is now available for Pinellas County residents who have lost their jobs or have had a significant reduction in income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications are now open for the Pinellas County Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Learn how to apply here.
Vaccines for Homebound Pinellas Residents
The Pinellas County Urban League is offering to bring and administer vaccines to homebound residents of Pinellas County. Qualifications include: must be age 60 or over and must: need assistance of another person when leaving home or use medical equipment (wheelchair, walker, crutches), or have a medical condition that will worsen if you leave home, or it is difficult or you are unable to leave your home. The service is free and no insurance is required. For more information, call 727-253-8445.
Fall Term Fee Information
Due to ongoing health precautions involving COVID-19, some classes during the Fall 2022 Term will be offered online or LIVE Online, which includes a virtual classroom experience. Some classes, originally scheduled as face-to-face courses, have been switched to one of these formats. These changes will affect the total fees students will be charged. A $15 per credit hour fee will be added for all online and LIVE Online classes. This fee, outlined under Florida statute, goes toward technology needs and additional costs associated with offering these types of class formats. Lab fees will not be charged for face-to-face classes now offered online. See the full schedule of fees.
Please consult our financial aid page, which outlines all the ways to help pay for an education at SPC, including our tuition payment plan and scholarships. Students also should be sure to fill out their FAFSA, as well. For questions, please contact our financial aid team.
Beware of email scams advertising work-from-home employment
Students at Florida colleges and universities should be on the lookout for emerging work-from-home employment scams. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has issued a consumer alert regarding scammers who are targeting students through emails that appear to be sent from a college or university advertising fictitious work-from-home employment opportunities. The scammers obtain personal information from the student while posing as a university representative. Savvy scammers convince students to cash counterfeit checks and send them the money. Learn more about the current scam and tips to avoid these types of employment scams. If you believe you are the victim of hacking or a COVID-19 related scam, you should contact the Florida Attorney General’s Office at 866-9NO-SCAM or MyFloridaLegal.com.
Resources for SPC Students
Discover all of our resources for receiving college services and taking your classes online. See our resources.
The college continues to hold classes on campus, as well as fully online and through our LIVE Online format, which provides a virtual classroom experience where students can interact with faculty and peers in real time. Fully online classes are self-paced. Student services are held in a combination of virtual and on-campus formats.
It is important to us that you are able to build a schedule to keep you on track to fulfill your degree or certificate requirements on your path to completion.
Current Student Services hours
As always, our advisors are ready to work with you to build a schedule that works for you. You can talk with an advisor through our Virtual Advising Center - no appointment needed. You can also visit us on campus or make an appointment with your assigned advisor in person, virtually or by phone.
Tutoring or Learning Resources
We will work with you to make sure you can thrive whether your class is face-to-face or online! SPC's Learning Resources offers library and information resources and online services for students, including tutoring and research assistance.
Visit the Learning Resources webpage for information regarding campus hours and other available services.
Tips on taking classes online in MyCourses
To help you find the information and resources you need to be successful online, visit the Student Toolkit page. There students will find specific tips on how to get started in MyCourses, support resources and tutorials for the online tools.
Visit our testing page for more information.
College bookstore hours
For current hours and locations, please visit the Barnes and Noble Customer Service page. Online orders can be made at Barnes & Noble College.
You can order digital versions for easy, instant access to your course materials for many classes! Learn More
Visit our AskFAS page to find out we can assist you.
Visit our Veterans Services page or call us at 727-341-7990.
GI Bill benefits
Students who use GI Bill educational benefits will continue to receive the same amount even with courses moving online. Veteran students should review the full list of classes that will meet these course conversion requirements.
Request my transcript
Instructions for requesting a transcript can be found on our website.
File an appeal or complaint
Instructions for filing student appeals and complaints can be found on our website.
Assistance with life issues
SPC offers a wide variety of student assistance programs, including:
SPC offers counseling, referral and consultation services for employees, and students can access a confidential help line that will refer to a counselor for three free counseling sessions. Services for students are offered through Mantra Health. Check these links for details for employees.
How do I sign up for the emergency alert system?
To choose to receive text messages for alerts, or to verify that your cell number is entered and noted to be your preferred contact, follow the directions below.
- Sign into the Student Login page and go to MySPC.
- Look for the Profile tile at the bottom and click.
- From the side navigation, check your Contact Details tab to add or update your home and/or cell number.
- Choose your preferred contact number by selecting the appropriate checkbox and Save.
- From the Emergency Notifications tab, add or edit your cell phone number to receive Emergency Notifications on your phone.
- Choose Yes on the sliders for Contact by Cell Phone and/or Contact by Text Message.
- Text YES to 68453 from your mobile device to receive text alerts.
What is the College doing to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak?
The College’s Emergency Management Council, made up of leaders in all functional areas throughout the College, has been monitoring the outbreak since it was first reported. They have been in contact with local and state health and emergency management officials, as well as the Florida College System and the Florida Department of Education.
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