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You may be returning to campus full time, choosing all online learning or a mix of both. No matter how you decide to continue your education at Sinclair, you play an important part in the community’s health and well-being. Click on any of the boxes below to read more about what Sinclair has put in place to keep you safe, learn how you can keep yourself and others safe, and find out what changes to expect on campus for Fall Semester 2020.

Sinclair campuses are open remotely with some limited in-person staggered shifts and services. Fall 12-Week and B Term classes are still available.

All student services will continue to be available via remote operations (website, phone, video conference, etc.). Students who cannot access services remotely and/ or would like face-to-face service are asked to call 937-512-3000 for assistance or to inquire about on campus services availability.

Many academic policies were adjusted during spring semester of 2020 because of the need to switch to remote learning so quickly. If protocols require a similar shift again during summer or fall terms, the college will respond and post updates to this webpage below.

Current Student Resources for COVID-19

Student Assistance Request Form

Students please complete this Student Assistance Request Form and a Sinclair Staff Member will be reaching out to help you.

Student Relief Grant

Student Technology Request Form

A Sinclair Staff Member will respond via email. The Technology Distribution Center is located on Main Campus, in the Library, lower level of building 7. Parking is available in Lot A, visitors parking or in the student parking garage. We are open Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Our number is 937-512-2002.

All borrowed equipment is due back (10) days after the completion of your testing or course(s).

Academic Petition Form

Academic Policies and Procedures Related to COVID-19

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Frequently Asked Questions

Academic Advising

+ Is academic advising still available?

Yes. You are encouraged to schedule a phone appointment and may schedule this via my.sinclair or by calling 937-512-3700.

+ Can I meet with my advisor face-to-face?

Academic Advising is serving students remotely via Zoom or phone. If you are unable to access an advisor through one of these methods, please e-mail academicdvising@sinclair.edu or call 937-512-3700. We will do the best we can to find a way to connect you with an advisor in a safe and timely manner. If you already have an academic advisor, simply schedule an appointment with them via my.sinclair and the “Academic Advising” tile.

+ What if I want or need to drop my classes for Fall term due to Covid-19 related circumstances?

Please reach out to your academic advisor directly or contact academicadvising@sinclair.edu. An advisor will talk to you about available options and help get you back on track to reach your educational goals while at Sinclair.

 

Bursar and Financial Aid Info

+ Are FAFSA/Scholarship Workshops still being held?
+ Can I still turn in required documents for enrollment or financial aid?

Yes. All Sinclair offices will continue to process documents as they are received electronically. Please upload documents using my.sinclair through the Secure Document Upload tile or FA Online Forms through your Financial Aid Portal.

 

Classes Info

+ Will fall classes be online or in-person?

Courses are currently being offered in the following formats: online, remote, blended, and face-to-face.

Face-to-Face Online Remote Online/Face-to-Face Blended Online/Remote Blended FlexPace (CBE)
Course meets in a classroom or lab with instructor present on specific schedule. Course is delivered online; typically, without required streaming or meeting times. Course is streamed online at designated days/times. Requires a computer or phone with a camera, microphone, and high-speed internet. Blends online and face-to-face formats on designated days/times. Blends online and remote formats on designated days/times. Online, with flexible pacing with limited deadlines based on your own performance.

For the current semester schedule visit the online registration portal.

+ What are my options if I am uncomfortable taking in-person classes?

The overwhelming majority of Sinclair classes are available online. Since the onset of COVID-19, the college has converted several thousand courses to online modalities. Most students will be taking most courses online during the fall 2020 semester.

It is important to discuss your academic goals as well as your level of comfort or any restrictions you may have with your academic advisor. Students who are not comfortable taking in-person classes should choose online options. If a required course is not offered in an online format, contact the department chair for guidance.

Certain courses require some amount of in-person instruction. If you are not comfortable or able to participate in the in-person instruction portion of a course, you may have to wait until a later term to take it or select another course. You should contact your academic advisor to discuss alternatives.

+ If fall classes change mid-term, how will I be notified?

In the event of individual class changes, your instructor will communicate with you.

For campus wide changes, the campus community will be notified immediately. Changes to campus operating status are relayed to the campus community through multiple sources (e.g., social media, website, email, text messages, and Sinclair’s Alert texting System- NIXEL).

In order to ensure that student receive all pertinent updates, they should notify the college of any changes to contact information. This can be done through the following links:

For Students: www.sinclair.edu/changeinfo

+ When will fall class registration end?

Fall registration for full term classes is over, however Sinclair has added additional 12-Week and B Term fall classes that are still available. 12-Week classes start September 21 and B Term classes start October 19. View available fall classes at regportal.sinclair.edu

 

International

+ Will travel related to Sinclair’s Study Abroad programs be impacted due to Coronavirus?

Sinclair is following U.S. State Department and CDC guidance in prohibiting all college-sponsored travel for faculty, staff and students to countries on the CDC Warning Level 3 list, as well as strongly recommending canceling or rescheduling college-sponsored travel to countries on the CDC Warning Level 2 list.

+ As an international F1 visa student, if I travel now, will I have any problems returning to the United States?

Please contact the International Education Office for specific guidelines by emailing international.ed@sinclair.edu, contact us at 937-512-3060, message us on the WhatsApp, or chat with us at the WeChat number: 1-937-602-3748

 

Preparing to Learn Remotely for Students

+ What should I know about email?

As a Sinclair student, you have a Outlook 365 email account. Your Outlook account contains important updates from Sinclair. You can access your @sinclair.edu email through my.sinclair.edu

+ I have never taken an online course, where do I begin?
+ What course resources are available for remote learning?
  • Zoom is a web conferencing tool used by Instructors to conduct virtual classroom sessions
  • Your Instructor may use YouSeeU for virtual meetings. If so, the link will be provided your Instructor. Note: this tool is not compatible with Firefox
  • Your Instructor may also use Microsoft Teams as a communication tool.
+ What technical support is available?
  • The Help Desk is available to assist with technology questions and concerns. Contact us at 937-512-4357 or by emailing helpdesk@sinclair.edu.
  • Students who are experiencing navigation issues in eLearn can call 937-512-4357.
  • The IT Student Services website may also be useful in navigating academic technology, your eLearn account, email, network services, software, and more.
  • Charter Spectrum is offering free broadband and WiFi service to households with K-12 or college students for 60 days beginning March 16, 2020. Those without a current account, may sign up for free access by calling 1-844-488-8395.
+ What academic support is available?
  • Remote tutoring is available! Go to www.sinclair.edu/tlc
  • Your advisor is here to support you, call 937-512-3700 or email your assigned advisor.
  • Your instructor is here to support you, email your instructor through eLearn email.
+ What personal support is available?
 

Additional Services Info

+ What services are available for me remotely and/or in person?

All student services will continue to be available via remote operations (website, phone, videoconference, etc.). Students who cannot access services remotely and/ or would like face-to-face service are asked to call 937-512-3000 for assistance or to inquire about on campus services availability.

  • Academic Advising
  • Accessibility Services
  • Admissions
  • Cashier/ Bursar
  • Counseling
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • Tutoring
  • International Student Services
  • Military Family Education Center
  • Placement Testing
  • Registration & Student Records
  • Tartan Cards
  • Transcripts
+ When will events on campus resume?

Due to the nature and uncertainties of COVID-19, on-campus events and mass gatherings are suspended indefinitely.

Please check the calendar of events and social media channels for a list of discussion groups, presentations and more.

+ Is the Dayton campus library open? Are the media centers at the regional centers open?

The library on the Dayton campus will continue to offer remote services for the Fall Semester.  Most library resources are online and you can use them anytime. You can get help from a librarian by chat or email: ask@sinclair.libanswers.com. Check the library website at library.sinclair.edu for information on borrowing and returning books.

Media centers at the regional locations will be open beginning August 24, 2020 during the following hours:  8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday.

Most library resources are online, and you can use them 24/7 at the website. You can get help from a librarian by chat or email: ask@sinclair.libanswers.com.

+ What community resources are available?

During this difficult time, Sinclair faculty and staff remain committed to supporting you, in and out of the classroom. The following resources are only a few of the numerous community resources that you may be able to access. At any time, if you need further assistance, or are facing a specific challenge, please do not hesitate to contact the college through the Ombudsman's office or the Coronavirus Concern Form


General Resources (Food, housing, financial support, and more)

Miami Valley COVID-19 Resourcesdaytonohio.gov/coronaresources

Access current information for the Miami Valley region.

Community Resources database – auntbertha.com 
Find resources in your community by searching with your zip code. 

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area - dayton-unitedway.org/helplink-2-1-1
Information regarding COVID-19 and access to community resources. 

VETLINK 2-1-1 - dayton-unitedway.org/vetslink-2-1-1
Resources and support for veterans and their families. 

The Dayton Food Bank - thefoodbankdayton.org
Access to food for individuals facing food insecurity. 
 

Utilities and Internet Resources 

Vectren Energy vectren.com/billing/plans 
Information on flexible payment options and payment extension information. 

Dayton Power and Light - dpandl.com/Landing-Pages/COVID-19/COVID-19-Customer-Support
Information regarding payment relief and additional resources. 

Spectrum – spectrum.net/support/internet/coronavirus-covid-19-educational-internet-offer 
Offering free broadband and Wi-Fi to students without. Website offers more information. Call 1-844-488-8395 to Enroll. 

ComCast – internetessentials.com 
Access to free internet services. Website includes option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.

Health Information and Wellness Resources:

Ohio Department of Health - odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/home 
Access to information from the State of Ohio and the COVID-19 emergency. 

Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County - phdmc.org 
Access to local information regarding the COVID-19 emergency. 

Crisiscare Montgomery County - sbhihelp.org/crisiscare-montgomery
Access to resources for dealing with mental health issues and resources for coping with stress 

For urgent needs, call CrisisCare at 937-224-4646.

Dayton YWCA - ywcadayton.org
Access to resources for domestic violence. 

+ What help is there for students with disabilities accessing online or computer technology?

Any student with a disability who may have questions or concerns about accessing online or computer technology should contact Accessibility Services 937-512-5113 (Public Videophone: 937-701-6784), accessibility@sinclair.edu. See, Sinclair's website on Web Accessibility Help.

+ Is counseling available to students?

Counseling services are available to students in a free, confidential manner to address personal concerns. To schedule an appointment, please call 937-512-3032.

+ What should I do if I need internet access? *

Starting on Monday, March 16, the company Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps.*

To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

If you currently have Spectrum internet but have financial concerns Charter will continue to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, high speed broadband program to eligible low-income households delivering speeds of 30 Mbps.

*Sinclair provides this information only as a resource for students needing broadband access. We will list other options as they come to our attention.

 


Last updated August 28, 2020.