Luna renews commitment to community in quarantine
As we continue to fight the spread of COVID-19 not only in our state but around the world, we find ourselves grappling with challenges few of us could have imagined just weeks ago.
At Luna Community College, we have had to make significant adjustments to our operations, but as a college we remain committed to serving our students and our communities. We will do what we can to ensure that our classes and support services remain accessible and vibrant, enabling students to keep pursuing their higher educational and career goals.
A brief overview of what is under way at Luna:
The college has transitioned most of its classes to a distance learning format, providing instruction and support online. Online tutoring services have been expanded to help students succeed in these classes and overall. We will work with those classes unable to transition to an online mode of delivery, keeping the best outcomes for students in mind.
The Office of Recruitment and Admissions continues to accept and process online applications and transcripts as we look forward to the Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 semesters. We remain in contact with applicants throughout the process and refer students to academic advisers upon admission to the college. Recruiters are staying in contact with prospective students, parents, counselors, and reaching out to those in the communities we serve. Those who are interested in learning more about what the college has to offer are advised to visit our website, https://luna.edu, and to contact our Recruitment and Admissions team (see website staff directory). We will be happy to answer your questions and help you take the first steps toward beginning your Luna experience.
The Office of Financial Aid continues to process aid for the current academic year and preparing files for the upcoming year. The office is functioning remotely and remaining abreast of changes in financial aid. We encourage our current students and future students to complete the financial aid application at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Those needing assistance or having questions for financial aid are asked to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of the Registrar is committed to providing compassionate service to our students and responding to requests in a timely fashion. In the best interest of the health and safety of our future alumni and the Luna family, the college made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s commencement ceremony. The office assures our graduates and their families that we are proceeding with the degree-awarding processes as normal, so we ask students to submit their applications for degree and graduation clearance forms to our office. The college will notify graduates and the community of a possible rescheduled date for commencement. The office is working to finalize the class schedules for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 and will inform the public when these become available for registration.
Several other services are also being made available remotely. E-mail is recommended; a full directory is available at luna.edu/directory.
On behalf of the entire Luna team, I thank you for standing strong in the face of the extraordinary challenges we are dealing with in this pandemic. I am confident that by adhering to the precautions as recommended, we will soon overcome this public health threat and return to normal. Until then, please know that Luna will do its part to combat COVID-19 even as we maintain our educational and service missions to create opportunities for you.
Rolando M. Rael
Luna Community College