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All college campuses and sites will reopen and classes and normal operations will resume on Monday, Oct. 3.

College staff has spent the last two days assessing our campuses, cleaning up outdoor debris and working with our partners at Duke Energy to restore power at locations that were impacted by Hurricane Ian. Preparations for reopening will continue over the weekend. The college remains closed through Sunday, Oct. 2, however joint-use libraries may reopen sooner. Please visit their websites for more information.

Faculty, please remember that any and all assignments that were due during the closure may be submitted once the college reopens, without penalty. Professors/teachers should work with students on revised deadlines or makeup times. Additionally, the tuition payment due date for the Fall 2nd 8-Week Session has been extended to Wednesday, Oct. 5; the deadline to apply for scholarships for Spring 2023 from the SPC Foundation has been extended to Friday, Oct. 7.

Please note that students and employees in areas affected by Hurricane Ian may be eligible for disaster relief assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Please visit www.disasterassistance.gov or the FEMA App to apply for assistance. You can also call 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362), TTY: 1-800-462-7585. You will be updated by the SPC Emergency Council or your campus leadership if anything changes. We look forward to resuming normal operations and seeing students, faculty and staff back on campuses and online on Monday.

Hurricane Season (June 1 – Nov. 30)

Hurricane Season (June 1 – Nov. 30)

Hurricane season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30. During this time, SPC officials closely monitor Pinellas County Emergency Management bulletins and official weather forecasts when SPC falls within the National Hurricane Center’s zone of landfall probability. By doing so, SPC will have time to activate the college’s Emergency Management Plan, alert campus personnel, recommend protective actions, including evacuations, and communicate emergency notifications.

To prepare, you should:

Types of messages

Emergency communications during hurricane season could include:

  • Recommended actions to take when the college is monitoring a storm
  • Recommended actions to take when the college is preparing for a storm
  • What to do when an evacuation is ordered
  • Ways to stay in touch with the college during a storm
  • When the college anticipates reopening
  • What to do if the college is closed for an extended period

In the event of a closure, campuses will reopen only after the college damage assessment and recovery teams have surveyed the damage and re-powered critical systems.

Information regarding re-openings will be provided through:

  • this blog
  • the college toll-free number: 866-822-3978
  • SPC e-mail
  • local media outlets.

The college president has authority to close the college or cancel classes. The college is required to close when an official state or local governmental agency issues a mandatory evacuation order for Pinellas County. Beginning in 2010, the evacuation zones for 73,000 property parcels in Pinellas County changed because of new ways of collecting storm data.

COVID-19 Update Aug. 22, 2022

COVID-19 Update Aug. 22, 2022

As we continue to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety of all Titans remains the highest priority of St. Petersburg College.

Face coverings at St. Petersburg College are now optional. Individuals may choose to wear them at any time based on their own preference and informed by their personal level of risk. Please follow CDC guidance on face coverings at www.cdc.gov.

While SPC does not require face coverings in its buildings, some clinical, lab and studio spaces will require them by nature of the work performed in those areas. Those spaces will be marked as such.

We understand that our students, faculty and staff may have varying risk levels and ask that, in the spirit of our Community of Care at SPC, all Titans please remain mindful of others and provide them social distance or accommodate their requests to wear a face covering when in close proximity.

We will continue to monitor and make adjustments to our face covering protocols as necessary if there are changes in community transmission rates, future waves, new variants or other changes in risk factors.

For additional information on other college protocols and prevention strategies, please make sure you to consult and bookmark the college’s COVID-19 Hub for the latest information.

For additional information on other college protocols and prevention strategies, please make sure you to consult and bookmark the college’s COVID-19 Hub for the latest information.