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Student Guidance: Returning to Campus

Get Your Shot
We urge all eligible MC students and employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Montgomery College is moving to offer more in-person classes and services this summer and fall.

We’re excited about seeing some of you in person—and continuing virtual services for those who prefer them. 

Current and Upcoming Semesters

Summer 2021

Most summer classes are fully online. Students in certain programs may have some on-campus classes. 

Fall 2021

Many fall classes will be fully online, but classes that focus on hands-on skills and learning experiences will meet on campus. Most lab sections are scheduled on-campus for the fall semester.

Please review your schedule carefully. If a building and room are assigned for the lab section, it will meet on campus. Some sections also have a section note that the lab will meet on campus. Classes that meet on campus are marked with a campus building and room number in the course schedule.

  • Many remote lecture and discussion sections are scheduled just prior to or after the on-campus lab. There is not time to travel to or from campus between these adjacent section meetings. Campus spaces will be available for students to complete remote coursework when they are on campus for in-person classes.
  • Wi-Fi will be available in designated on-campus parking lots and parking garages for your convenience. Those locations will be identified later this summer. 
  • If you start a class online, it will remain online. Classes will not switch from online to on-campus in the middle of the course.
  • Check the course schedule throughout the summer to look for more on-campus courses. Courses will be added as enrollment demands and conditions improve.

Noncredit Classes

Many hands-on courses have on-campus sections scheduled for fall.  Healthcare careers, technical programs, information technology, driver safety, surveying, and many more can be found in the noncredit course schedules.

Class Types


What does this mean?

Distance Learning courses are offered completely online and allow students to learn independently, on their own schedules, as they meet specific deadlines and complete assignments.  Instructors guide students’ learning with lessons, activities, and feedback through a Blackboard course site.

Distance learning courses are indicated in the course schedule as Distance Learning with a DL WEB course location.

Will students be required to come on campus?

No, all distance learning classes will be online.

Are students required to attend at specific class meeting times?

No, distance learning courses do not meet at specific times. Students must complete assignments according to a schedule set by the instructor.

What does this mean?

courses are scheduled on specific days and at specific times.  Students meet as a class remotely through Zoom or Blackboard Collaborate; instructors will tell students which software to use.  Students complete reading and assignments according to the course schedule.  Class sessions take place in real time, and the instructor leads course sessions.

Remote courses are listed in the course schedule with specific times and campuses with REMOTE as the course location. These classes will not meet on campus. Instead, they will meet remotely at the scheduled times.                         

Will students be required to come on campus?

No, all remote classes will be conducted online. 

Are students required to attend at specific class meeting times?

, remote courses meet on specific days at specific times noted in the class schedule.


On-Campus classes require specialized equipment and/or hands-on instruction. Students enrolled in these classes will need to come to campus on specific dates to specific locations.

On-Campus classes are listed in the course schedule with specific times and on-campus class locations. Some meetings may happen online and some on-campus. Instructors will contact students to provide details about course meeting times.

Will students be required to come on campus?

Yes, some course sessions will be held on campus, with safety measures in place to protect students and employees. If you are required to come to campus, follow the Health and Safety Guidance.

Are students required to attend at specific class meeting times?

On-Campus classes will meet on specific dates and at specific times, both online and on campus according to the instructor’s syllabus. Students are expected to attend on-campus meetings; however, students with health concerns should consult with the instructor about alternatives.

Student Services, Resources, and Support

Student Services: All of the College’s services have remote options. Some departments will have limited in-person options by appointment beginning August 2, 2021. Before you come to campus, check with the appropriate office or department

Financial Assistance, Resources, and Support: Apply for emergency financial assistance and find more resources and support.

Frequently Asked Questions: Answers to frequently asked student questions.

Return to Campus Student Forums

We are hosting virtual forums via Zoom during which students can ask questions live. Registration is required. 

  • Wednesday, June 23, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Registernew window
  • Monday, June 28, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Registernew window

Return to Campus Guidelines

Please do not come to campus unless you have a scheduled class or appointment. 

Before coming to campus each day, all students and employees must complete the online health assessment.

See Return to Campus for more information on safety procedures, social distancing guidelines, campus buildings and facilities, and COVID-19 reporting and contact tracing. 

Get Vaccinated

Montgomery College encourages all eligible students, faculty, staff, and visitors to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

While the College is not requiring vaccination, we all share a responsibility to do everything we can to keep our community safe from the coronavirus. Vaccinations are available throughout the state of Maryland at no cost. See the Maryland vaccine websitenew window for more details.

Vaccinations are available on our Germantown Campus at the county/state-operated COVID-19 vaccination site in the Bioscience Education Center (BE). See walk-in hours, directions, and parking information. You may also registernew window for an appointment time.