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Our Ongoing Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic


The Latest: Autumn instruction to be remote

(updated: 8/12/20)

  • Columbus State has announced that student instruction and services will remain primarily remote for Autumn semester. Some exceptions will be made for in-person instruction and support when remote options are insufficient.

  • We recommend that all students who have already registered or who are registering for Autumn verify on the class schedule how each course will be delivered: Live Online (includes virtual meeting times), fully online (no meeting times), Partial In-Person or Full In-Person. Check out this explainer video or visit our Online Learning page for more details.

  • For in-person courses, details about shared responsibility for health and safety, including cleaning, distancing, and facial coverings, will be clearly communicated to students prior to their return to campus. Registering for an in-person class? Check out our Guide for Students Returning to Columbus State Community College Campuses.

  • Student support services remain remote this fall, including Student Central via chat, phone (614-287-5353) and email (  

  • Emergency Relief Grants: Columbus State students who are at risk of experiencing or who have already experienced additional financial expenses as a result of campus disruptions related to the COVID-19 national health emergency can now apply for a Student Emergency Relief Grant from the College. Learn more.

  • The physical Bookstore location will remain closed for the start of Autumn semester. Students can purchase all course books and supplies through the Bookstore website. All online purchases will ship free of charge until October 31.

  • Supervisors have received guidance to work with employees on remote work arrangements. Employees should work with their supervisors individually to make appropriate accommodations.

  • Dr. Harrison has advised the campus to proceed with "safety, communication, and compassion." We acknowledge this period is disruptive to student learning, and we will do our best to accommodate students' needs.

  • Looking for more information about education and service delivery in the current operating environment? Check out

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