Danville Community College and other educational institutions in Virginia are closely monitoring an outbreak of a respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus (COVID-19). As this is an evolving situation, we want to keep our students, fellow colleagues, family and community members aware of informational and health resources available to them.
The health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff is our top priority. DCC has initiated a series of steps designed to mitigate the risk of transmission by promoting social distancing, a preventative measure recommended by the CDC. Visit this page frequently for updates.
We are committed to minimizing educational disruptions and helping students stay on track to complete their course work for the semester and, for those nearing graduation in May, to receive their degrees and certificates. In addition, DCC must observe regulations and requirements from state, federal, and accrediting agencies.
Remote Student Support
Danville Community College provides free emergency notifications to students and the community in the event of a campus emergency or closure. Sign up for DCC Alert today to be notified in the event of a campus closure.
Continuing Your Studies Online
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Mental Health Services
Danville Community College provides all students access to professional mental health counseling to:
- Provide support and advocate on behalf of students attending DCC
- Assist students in times of crisis
- Provide mental health support and interventions
- Make referrals for students with mental health needs
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The ADA/Accessible Services Clinician will be contacting all students to ensure a smooth online learning transition.
Students receiving ADA / Accessible Services, who need support due to moving to the online learning platform are encouraged to contact the ADA clinician to update their accommodations.
Registering for summer and fall courses? Let our office know when you have registered. We will prepare your Accommodation letters for those semesters.
The ADA/Accessible Services Office & Clinician will continue to be available to our students. Call 434-797-8572 with any concerns related to ADA.
Extension of Spring 2020 Withdrawal Date
Given the inequities in broadband access that our students are encountering as instruction moves online, their possible unfamiliarity with the online learning environment, and the unknown negative impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic during the remainder of spring semester, Chancellor DuBois has extended the deadline to withdraw without penalty to the spring semester course end date. This extension will not impact Return-to-Title-IV.
Effective immediately and for the remainder of spring semester, a student who withdraws or is withdrawn after the add/drop period but before the course end date shall be assigned a grade of “W.”
This ruling does not impact assignment of the “I” grade. A student who has satisfactorily completed more than 60% of the course and attendance requirements may request an “Incomplete” and, if approved by the faculty member, be given the opportunity to satisfy the requirements for completion of the course in the subsequent semester, per VCCS Policy 5.6.0.
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