A new semester is just getting started, and Broward College is welcoming more students back to its campuses. The College, which has been operating mostly remotely since March 2020, is now offering various class modalities to serve our diverse student body better. Besides including more in-person class sessions, online, remote, and blended options, some student services are also returning to campus in different capacities. To use these services, you must know where and how to seek help should you need it.

What's Back on Campus?

Some resources and services are back on the three main campuses for this semester in a limited capacityAcademic advising will be open on campus Mondays and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Some AdmissionsRegistrationFinancial Aid, and Career Services staff will be on campus on those same days and times.  No on-campus services are available on Fridays, but students can access services remotely via Qless.  

The International Student Services Office will be on campus on Wednesdays and see students via appointment only between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Cashier's Office will be open to students on Wednesdays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

While limited services are back on campus, don’t forget that you can continue to access all these services remotely Mondays to Thursdays, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Academic Services at Your Disposal

Broward College has a one-stop-shop for all the resources available at students.broward.edu. The Academic Success Centers (ASC), which serve currently enrolled students with academic tutoring, among other support services, continue to operate remotely during the spring. Students can schedule appointments online with tutors from any of the three main campuses and partnership centers.

The Testing Center also remains operating online, and students can get in touch via email at testingservices@broward.edu.

The Library is also operating only in a remote capacity, offering librarians appointments for academic research.

Addressing Your Technology Needs

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the College has provided technical support to faculty, staff, and students. The Information Technology department set up guides on requesting assistance, tutorials on using different applications and platforms, and even lists on technology equipment they recommend. You can find these guides here.

For many students, the transition to remote learning posed a challenge as they didn't have the necessary hardware to continue classes. The College has, in response, set up a loaner laptop program. You can request this assistance by completing this form.

Support Outside the Classroom

It’s no secret that many college students struggle with personal challenges outside the classroom that reflect on their academic journey. The College understands that, and providing support for those issues is equally as important. The Seahawk Outreach Services (SOS) serves as the one-stop-shop for students that seek help with challenges ranging from food and housing insecurity to financial or transportation assistance, among others. The SOS helps students by connecting to community organizations that can address their issues. These services are anonymous. You can find out more about the resources, services, and how to get in touch with SOS through their new website at broward.edu/sos.

Prioritizing your Health and Wellness

Success in academic pursuits also relies on your mental and physical health. These must be our priority for you to function correctly. Through SOS, the College offers two important services.

 Mental Health counseling - is available from Henderson Counseling. Students qualify for six free sessions with a therapist, four free sessions with a psychiatrist, and any additional sessions can be arranged as needed for an affordable price.

Food Distribution - Even before the pandemic, a survey conducted by Student Services showed that 28 percent of students suffered from food insecurity. Months into the pandemic, a study of the same group of over a thousand students showed the number of students now suffering from food insecurity had risen to 72 percent. As a response, the College, in partnership with LifeNet4Families, set up a weekly mobile food distribution that rotates through the three main campuses, providing food bags to more than 100 students each week. Students can register for the food distribution online by filling out this form.

Broward College is happy to welcome you back to campus. These services are available to you to help you reach your academic goals. Happy spring semester, Seahawks!

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