MCC Remote Operations Update – March 23, 2020 (Community)

Published Monday, March 23 at 4:10pm

Dear Community Friends and Colleagues,

Here are some important updates to the message I recently sent you regarding Mesa Community College’s responses to the coronavirus (COVID-19). MCC and all the Maricopa Community Colleges have closed their campus facilities through April 5, 2020, with a potential for extensions as this public health situation evolves. Only essential staff remains on campus providing safety, IT, maintenance and shipping/receiving. All athletics and performances are suspended for the rest of the spring semester, which ends in May, and all other student events and activities are suspended through April 5.

We continue to support our students in their educational endeavors. All spring semester online classes are on schedule. On-campus and hybrid (online combined with on-campus) courses are suspended but being restructured to resume remotely Monday, April 6 in an online or alternative format.

Leadership, faculty and staff are working remotely to provide our students needing services such as tutoring, counseling and advising via email, video, our website and chat.

You can find continually updated details about COVID-19 and our college’s responses at

Know that we are available as a resource for you and others in our community by email or phone. In the spirit of the greater public good, MCC is here to assist you during this difficult time. Please contact me at or call 480-461-7300 with questions or requests.

During this rapidly evolving public health threat, MCC is dedicated to communicating with you the ways in which we are following the best practices to keep our students, staff, faculty and community members safe and well.

Stay Thunderbird strong and healthy.

Lori M. Berquam, Ph.D.
Interim President
Mesa Community College