With each passing day, the actions Morton College takes in response to COVID-19 are to ensure the health and safety of our college community. In compliance of the Governor’s state-wide “shelter in place” order, the following is an update on Morton College operations as of March 20, 2020:
The campus will be closed until further notice.
Classes are scheduled to resume Monday, March 23 in an online/remote format for a minimum of four weeks, ending April 19. Adjustments and notifications will be made as the situation evolves.
The first and foremost thing to remember is to continue to log on to Blackboard frequently and to follow the directions from your instructor. If your class moved online and you have never had an online class before, please make sure to visit https://www.morton.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/What-Makes-a-Successful-Online-Learner1.pdf some suggestions and helpful links.
If you have problems or need help with resources log onto the Morton College Library Webpage and click on the ask a librarian link available Monday–Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Student Services, Library Resources, and Tutoring departments are available remotely through email and online/video enabled technology. Students can find additional information on remote services at https://www.morton.edu/covid-19-morton-college-response/
This is an unprecedented situation—one that has caused a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety. We want to assure you that we are working diligently to ensure that our students have the support and resources they need to get through this challenging time. Please reach out to the Institutional Advancement Office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are in need of additional support.
Panther Pantry Information
Open to all MC Students, Faculty, & Staff.
Tuesdays & Wednesdays
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The Panther Pantry will remain open to assist our community’s increased need for food. Quantities and varieties of produce and available canned and dry food options will vary weekly. Please bring reusable bag. While campus is closed, please check-in with campus police.
You can also find a partner agency in the GCFD network at www.chicagofoodbank.org/find-food/. We recommend you call first before you visit to confirm hours of operation and requirements.
Now accepting donations of toiletries and canned, dry and non-perishable foods. Monetary donations accepted at http://bit.ly/MC_Pantry
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Students who do not have internet connectivity at home may be eligible for a service below.
- Comcast COVID-19 response: offers free WiFi for 2 months to low-income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time.
- Charter Free Internet offer for 2 months
- AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families.
- Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers, but following the FCC agreement.
- Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
- T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
FCC agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.
Please note that Morton College does not endorse one internet company over another, however, we want to share all information accessible to our students who may not have online access from home.