Attention Granite State College Community

Updated: July 1, 2021

Due to the health challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic, the College has been essentially remote since March 2020. In the same way that technology has, for over 20 years, enabled Granite State College to bridge gaps for students to complete their degree programs, technology has empowered faculty and staff to work predominantly remotely during this time. Despite the challenges, students were able to make progress with their academic plans and employees were able to work in new ways to serve the needs of our students in fulfillment of our public mission.

Therefore, moving forward, members of our Granite State College staff will have flexibility to work in campus offices, remotely, or a combination of the two based on the business need within their division and the College.

We are pleased to announce that beginning August 16, our Concord One-Stop Student Center will be consistently available for face-to-face student support. Whether students seek career guidance, tutoring, registration support, financial aid, or academic advising, student services will be available online, by phone, or email and on-campus by appointment. The One-Stop Student Center will also be open during our regular business hours for walk-ins Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Our Manchester academic center at 1750 Elm Street Manchester will be utilized primarily for campus-based and hybrid course offerings, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) programming, and professional development. Individuals seeking student support services are encouraged to contact the Concord One-Stop Student Center.

Updated Safety Guidance for Re-opening

As one of the four campuses of the University System of New Hampshire, Granite State College will share updated safety protocols based on the CDC and NH Department of Health and Human Services recommendations. Our requirements will be subject to change based on conditions in the campus, community, and region.

We know the following:

1. COVID-19 vaccines are effective at keeping you from getting COVID-19.
2. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine will also help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19; and
3. COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool to bring you closer to enjoying the activities you have missed

By our August 16 re-opening, we anticipate less restrictions:

• Limited, if any, requirements for outdoor- or indoor-activity mask wearing for vaccinated individuals*
• No limitations on gathering size or social distancing requirements
• Limited, if any, testing requirements

All policy and safety procedures will be announced by August 2, in anticipation of our August 16 re-opening.

*We recognize that individuals may choose to continue to wear masks for a variety of reasons. The College supports faculty, staff, and visitors who choose to do so and understands that mask-wearing is not necessarily indicative of vaccination status.

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