Fall Quarter 2021 Information
For Fall Quarter 2021, South Seattle College will increase in-person student services throughout the quarter and continue to offer virtual assistance. The majority of classes this fall will continue to be offered remotely, although certain programs and classes will have hybrid and in-person instruction. The Seattle Colleges have also chosen to be fully vaccinated campuses (per Governor Inslee’s higher education proclamation). The proclamation requires all students, staff, and faculty to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Exemptions to this requirement will be offered for medical or religious reasons, and additional details are found further down this page.
You’ll see more programs, services and activities available in-person and on campus this fall, but others will continue in remote form and gradually return to campus over the course of the 2021-22 academic year. This approach will allow our college to adjust quickly if the pandemic takes a turn for the worse. We also recognize that many students have come to appreciate the flexibility of remote learning and services, so we are taking a careful look at our mix of in-person and online classes and services now and into the future.
Additional details available at this time are provided below, and we will continue to monitor the public health situation to make changes if necessary to best protect the health of our learning community.
In-Person Student Services Returning
Virtual student services will continue through fall, and in-person support has returned. In-person services will expand to additional days and times in the weeks leading up to and through fall quarter.
In-Person Classes: Some Expansion in the Fall with Further Expansion Planned for Winter
Thirty-nine percent of classes offered this fall with have some on-campus component (ranging from fully in-person to hybrid). We will still offer many classes in fully-remote modes. View our class schedule for the latest and learn about the different way classes are offered.
Our hope is to be able to continue expanding both in-person student services and classes throughout the 2021-2022 academic year.
Vaccination Requirements with Limited Exemptions
For your safety and health, the Seattle Colleges have chosen to be fully vaccinated campuses (per Governor Inslee’s higher education proclamation). The proclamation requires all students, staff, and faculty to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Exemptions to this requirement will be offered for medical or religious reasons.
Students will be required to report vaccination status by Nov. 1, 2021. Students can learn more about the vaccination attestation process here.
Employees will have until Monday, Oct. 18 to become fully vaccinated or receive exemption approval. Details will be provided by Human Resources.
Seattle Colleges will continue requiring a mask/face covering that covers the nose and mouth in all indoor settings, per Governor Inslee’s order. The covering is required regardless of vaccination status. Wearing a face covering offers additional protection against breakthrough cases and reduces the risk of transmitting COVID-19 to others, including those who cannot be vaccinated. Learn more about the mask policy.
Physical distancing is not required at colleges that require vaccination, per the governor’s higher education proclamation. Some people, however, may want to continue distancing. Three to six feet of physical distancing is encouraged, where feasible. Please respect other’s privacy and space.
Preparing for Fall
The best thing all students and employees can do to protect their health and safety is to get vaccinated against Covid-19. If you have not yet been vaccinated, you can find opportunities to get vaccinated free of charge at Vaccinate WA and the King County Vaccination Pop-Ups Schedule.