WELCOME TO FALL 2020 SEMESTER
Create A Way to Success @ FTC!
Welcome to the Fall 2020 Semester @ Five Towns College! Classes start September 2nd and faculty and staff have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that our students have a productive and enjoyable start to college life.
Here at FTC, we are focusing on the student experience and hoping that our many initiatives will aid students to thrive in the ‘new normal’ and to do their best.
Here are some reminders to help everyone get started:
- Download the FTC APP! Here are the links:
- App Store (iOS): https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1523780045
- Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.seabirdapps.fivetowns
- Read the College’s Plan For Reopening. It is available here: https://www.ftc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Five-Towns-College-Plan-for-Reopening.v-44.2020.0724.Final_.pdf. This important institutional document supercedes all of the institutional Handbooks and is incorporated in each one. All are expected to be knowledgeable about its contents. Please plan on complying so that we all stay safe, healthy and respectful of one another.
- Be prepared so that when you arrive on campus:
- You have been tested and submitted your Covid-19 Negative Test Results; for information about how to get tested, go here: https://www.ftc.edu/health-testing-information-and-records-housemd-and-other-provider-reports/;
- You have opened the FTC APP and, then, submit the Covid-19 Daily Survey (a short three-question survey) and have a green screen to gain entry each day;
- You are wearing a proper CDC recommended face mask (one branded FTC face mask will be provided when on campus);
- You will have your temperature taken;
- You know to maintain and keep 6 feet apart from others, and adhere to proper social distancing; and
- You follow hand-washing protocols, use hand sanitizers, and follow the CDC instructions on signs placed all around campus.
FOR NEW STUDENTS:
- Please Complete the 2020 New Student Orientation . . . Virtually! And submit the form.
- For now, it is just Part 1: Required Readings, but please complete the
- Title IX/Enough is Enough;
- The EDU 100; and
- Submit your picture for your ID Card.
By doing all of this, your first days on campus will be much easier.
Then, your name will be on the list to receive a complimentary 2020 FTC Create A Way T-shirt!
At Five Towns College, we want everyone to be comfortable and safe. While the pandemic has disrupted traditional back to school events, we are striving to accomplish many other new initiatives. Academic courses are being offered in a myriad of formats. Campus Events will, for the most part, be virtual; but, new tents have been added around campus and there will be ample outdoor seating to host classes, take a break, or social distance with friends. Online ordering from the Upbeat is expected to be available, too!
We know there will be challenges but with all precautions in effect, reminders everywhere, and everyone’s resolving to follow protocols, the semester should resume in full swing . . . So, as long as you bring your upbeat dispositions and passion for the things you love to study, the semester should be a successful one!
After all, new classes, new professors, new friendships, and a new environment combine to form the perfect ingredients for a wonderful semester! Let’s work together to do this!
Feel free to reach out to your advisors, faculty and Student Success Center staff for assistance and guidance. We are here to help you to Create A Way forward!