President, vice president give updates on college reopening
The college is expected to open at 7 a.m. Monday, June 10, said President Paul Sechrist in an email sent June 6 to college employees.
However, he said, some areas that were damaged in the May 31 tornado are still being repaired.
“Both minor and major repairs will continue in the weeks to come, and a few areas will not be useable for several weeks,” Sechrist said. “Adjustments will be necessary in some areas to be able to return to regular operations.
“The areas that will continue major repairs and not be available for a while include: Social Sciences Center, classrooms on the [third] floor of the Main Building, and some rooms in the Wellness Center.
Sechrist said the off-campus FACE Center, located north of the main campus, also suffered damage.
“… Although the FACE Center is currently open, the classrooms in the basement of the FACE Center will not be available due to ongoing repairs to the damage,” he said in the email.
“The classes impacted by these continuing repairs have all been relocated to other parts of the campus.”
Academic Affairs Vice President Felix Aquino also sent out an email informing OCCC employees of numerous classroom changes.
He said signs will be posted at the college, letting students know of any classroom reassignments. Volunteers also will be on hand to help students find their classes.
(For a complete listing of relocated classes, check here.)
In addition, Aquino gave information on the college’s labs.
“The following learning labs will be open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning June 15: Biological Sciences Center, Communications Lab, Math Lab, Physical Sciences Center and the Speech Lab,” he said.
The Testing Center also will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Aquino said.
The Pioneer will continue to update you as more information becomes available.