Residence hall students who go home for Thanksgiving have option to finish the semester remotely

The holiday season will soon be here and concern exists of COVID case surge as outdoor activities decrease and people find themselves indoors. In consultation with the Student Senate and Faculty Senate, Lake Region State College has decided to launch a COVID mitigation effort that should position our institution well to prevent a COVID crisis during the three week period between Thanksgiving Break and Christmas break.  

To accomplish this, we are strongly encouraging residence hall students who leave for Thanksgiving break to access their courses using technology and not return to the residence halls until move in day for spring semester.   

The faculty have agreed to allow all students in lecture based courses (including the taking of finals) to attend class virtually (in real time) using the computer technology installed in each classroom.  Students in some CTE programs may not be afforded this option as they may need to finish clinical, shop, and/or practical skill demonstrations or labs.  

Faculty in those programs will advise their students regarding options.   All residence hall students who must return or that choose to return to the halls after Thanksgiving and attend instruction face to face, will be required to test on Thursday December 3rd and quarantine and/or isolate as required by the LRSC COVID-19 Preparedness and Response protocol.    

The Peace Officer Training class has been approved to accelerate training, utilizing evenings and weekends, in order to finish the curriculum and graduate on Wednesday November 25th.  

If you have any questions about this residence hall COVID mitigation plan, please contact HR Director Sandi Lillehaugen or VP Lloyd Halvorson.  Residence Hall Director Scott Dunbar will provide additional information on check-out and check-in procedures and the meal plan refund that is available to students not returning after Thanksgiving.