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  COVID-19 INFORMATION AND FAQS



UPDATE – NOVEMBER 23

St. Johns River State College has established this webpage as the primary source of information regarding COVID-19 and College operations.

Spring 2021 registration is in progress and includes welcoming students back to campus for face-to-face instruction. President Joe Pickens announced that SJR State is ready to accommodate more students on campus as the College presents a "new normal" with spring classes beginning January 6.

"We are open, and more importantly, we’re prepared to ensure the students will feel safe, secure and at home," Pickens said. "Moving forward with on-campus classes will give students better access to classes that fit their preferred style of learning. Face-to-face instruction provides the enrichment and learning environment many have missed since the College transitioned to online classes in April."

Workforce and teacher education programs that rely heavily on field experiences and hands-on practicums will continue with on-campus instruction. Resources such as tutoring, counseling, financial aid, and the library will also be available on campus as well as online.

Preparations to welcome students on campus continue with the College implementing proper social distancing and smaller class sizes and by following state and federal guidelines to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and employees. Those measures include enhanced cleaning, accessible hand sanitizer stations, and protective barriers. Face masks will also be required on campus.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:
DECEMBER 14 — Last day to apply online for admission
JANUARY 5 — Last day for new online registration with fee payment

Registration fees for any course registered on or before December 14* is due by December 14* before 5:00 p.m. Registration fees for any course registered on or after December 15* are due within 24 hours through January 12.

UPDATE – OCTOBER 12

St. Johns River State College has established this webpage as the primary source of information regarding COVID-19 and College operations.

GRADUATION   While the College has made every effort to present its spring and fall graduates with a traditional, in-person ceremony, concerns regarding COVID-19 and proper social distancing continue to prevail. After exploring several alternatives, the College has made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person ceremony set for December 17.

However, we are pleased to announce our plans to honor ALL spring and fall graduates with a virtual ceremony.

Although the graduates will not walk across a physical stage, this virtual ceremony will allow graduates to celebrate their accomplishments at home with their family and friends as it streams “live” on the SJR State’s Facebook page.

The spring virtual ceremony will stream on Thursday, December 17 at 6:00 p.m.

The fall virtual ceremony will stream Thursday, December 17 at 7:30 p.m.

This pre-recorded ceremony will include messages from President Joe Pickens, College administration, faculty and staff, and the graduate’s submitted photo.

The College is in the process of notifying the spring graduates by U.S. mail and fall candidates by email.

Any spring or fall 2020 graduate who wishes to participate in the virtual ceremony should follow the instructions on the GRADUATION web page.

UPDATE - JULY 30 - 2:00 PM

St. Johns River State College has established this webpage as the primary source of information regarding COVID-19 and College operations.


A VIDEO MESSAGE FROM SJR STATE PRESIDENT JOE PICKENS



SJR State is committed to the wellbeing and success of its college community. After much deliberation over the benefits and the risks of bringing students onto campus as the spread of COVID-19 continues, College officials announce the following plans for the fall semester:

  • The majority of SJR State’s fall classes will be presented online. Traditional online, hybrid and “live online” classes will be available. “Live online” classes allow you to interact in real time with professors and classmates. Hybrid courses combine face-to-face instruction with online instruction. Traditional online classes allow you to be flexible with the timing of your participation.
  • A limited number of Workforce programs (Allied Health, Nursing, Law Enforcement, and Engineering Technology) will continue on campus with proper measures to ensure the health and safety of students and faculty. Internships, field experiences and hands-on practicums for Teacher Education students will also continue.
  • Students who have already registered for on-campus fall classes will NOT be automatically moved to online classes. Those students must DROP their current on-campus course and ADD an online course. The revised fall schedule will be available Tuesday, August 4 at noon. Classes that have moved to an online format will be presented as “live online,” meaning classes allow you to interact in real time with professors and classmates.
  • Add/Drop – The last day to withdraw from a class with a refund is August 28.
  • Dual enrollment students do not need to make schedule changes to their current schedule. Our office will be making all schedule changes for students who are currently registered in on-campus courses. If the courses you have provided a registration form for are currently closed, please wait to be contacted by the Dual Enrollment Office. We have also extended the deadline for new dual enrollment student applications to Friday, August 7th at 5:00 p.m.
  • Student services, including advising, financial aid, admissions/records, the library, tutoring and testing will continue to be available with on-campus appointments and with online access.

ADMISSIONS/RECORDS
Students are able to drop off required documents at their campus.
For questions or assistance, call Admissions at 386-312-4030 or email at

Call Records at 386-312-4050 or email at

ADVISING
To make an on-campus appointment, call:

Orange Park - 904-276-6855
St. Augustine - 904-808-7402
Palatka - 386-312-4035

Remote advising is also still available - Schedule an appointment with and advisor online here:
http://www.sjrstate.edu/advising.html
Night and weekend advising sessions will be available beginning August 3.

FINANCIAL AID
To schedule an appointment, email the office at or call 386-312-4040.
Remote advising is also still available, or you can email your financial aid questions to us. Please be sure to include your student ID number.

TESTING
Testing Center on the Palatka campus is open by appointment only. Schedule an appointment: or call 386-312-4228.

LIBRARY
The Library is open to employees and students without an appointment.
Services & operations have changed a bit:

• Browsing is limited:
- Grab & Go pickup is encouraged
- Magazines & newspapers are not displayed but available upon request

• The number of available computers and study seating is greatly reduced due to social distancing measures.
- In the fall, the Library will use several computer classrooms to increase the number of computers available for student use.

• Appointments are not required but are recommended. Book an appointment online at https://learningresources.sjrstate.edu/Appointments or call 904-808-7474.

Starting August 24, the Library will begin the term by offering a full schedule of hours:

• Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
• Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
• Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

For more information about the Library’s services this fall and what we are doing to keep employees & students safe, visit the Library’s homepage at learningresources.sjrstate.edu/library - and bookmark our new address!

TUTORING
Tutoring services are by appointment only and at reduced capacity. Book a math tutoring session in the Academic Support Center (ASC) online at https://learningresources.sjrstate.edu/Appointments or call 904-808-7474. A math tutor will be online and in the ASC from 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Biological science tutors will be online at various times Monday - Thursday. Visit https://learningresources.sjrstate.edu/ASC for details.

  • Bookstore & Cashier – In-person services are available.
    The bookstore hours of operation are 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. In accordance with CDC’s guidelines to limit interaction and possible contamination, students will be allowed in the Bookstore following the one way directional markings. Students can access the bookstore online at https://bookstore.sjrstate.edu/

  • Computer and Wi-Fi access – Computers are available by appointment only and at reduced capacity. Book a computer online at https://learningresources.sjrstate.edu/Appointments or call 904-808-7474.

    SJR State also recognizes that some students may not have access to Wi-Fi. The College has installed Wi-Fi hot spots in three designated parking lots to assist students needing access for online classes.
    Students will have access at the following locations:
    St. Augustine – H Building parking lot; Orange Park – H Building parking lot; Palatka – Gym parking lot. Students will log in using their college-issued username and password (portal ID).


Fall “B” registration is in progress. The last day to apply is October 12. Classes begin October 19.

APPLY NOW http://www.sjrstate.edu/admissions.html
REGISTER NOW http://www.sjrstate.edu/courses.html

Information presented on this page has and will continue to be guided by recommendations from state and federal government, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Florida Department of Public Health. As conditions continue to evolve in this area, SJR State is remaining flexible in its approach.