As of March 17, 2020, Triton College's Campus is closed. Updates will be provided as they become available. No one is to report to campus at this time.
With classes resuming starting March 30, we want to assure students that they will be supported as they transition to online learning. We are committed to student success and helping our students complete their courses.
The semester is still scheduled to end on Thursday, May 14. Here is a list of resources to help you succeed as we complete the semester:
The counseling and advising departments will be available for student appointments via virtual, phone and email. When making an appointment please be sure to include your phone number and the best time to reach you. A counselor or advisor will confirm it with you before calling.
For students starting the second seven-week session, you can order books via eFollett.
Students and employees can download Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point for free. Your login information is the same as your Triton email account username and password.
Click here for a list of resources to access the Internet for free or at a reduced cost.
Click here for a list of local companies that are hiring in the Triton community.
Click here for a list of meal pantries across the Triton College district.
During times such as these, scammers may attempt to take advantage of people through phishing scams or the sales of phony products. Do not reveal personal or financial information in email, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information. Learn more here.
Many Library resources are available through the Library’s website. Students can access databases and e-resources, find research guides, monitor their library accounts, and chat with a librarian online from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Financial aid is disbursing student Pell and loan disbursements as scheduled. Disbursements will be mailed to your address on record.
We encourage you to establish a plan at home to stay mentally and physically active and engaged in your education while keeping yourself and your family healthy. We ask any student who becomes infected with COVID-19 or any other communicable disease to notify Triton Health Services immediately, and please include your name and student ID number. The Director of Health Services will contact you for additional information and to take any additional action.
24/7 live online tutoring in all subjects is available through the Student Portal (click on “Brainfuse”). Students wishing to make an appointment with a Triton tutor may email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a list of support services that will be available remotely throughout the semester, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, except where noted:
We are committed to helping you achieve your academic goals. Thank you for your flexibility during this time.
Please monitor this page for updates. If your question is not answered on this page, email email@example.com.
Be well and be safe.
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March 17, 2020: Effective immediately, Triton College’s campus is closed until further notice. No one is to report to campus without authorization. Updates will be provided as they become available.
Like many educational institutions, Triton College is working to ensure a healthy environment for the campus community. Triton College seeks to strike the right balance between preparedness and caution.
Please direct all COVID-19 questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 12, 2020: As we prepare for spring break, it is important to provide you with an update of actions on our campus regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Click here to view an important health and hygiene update from Laura Hill, Director of Health Services at Triton College.
March 2, 2020: With the recent news coverage of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (aka COVID-19), I want to assure you that the staff and administration at Triton College are monitoring ongoing information for the safety of our students and staff.
While there are no reported cases on our campus, there is now one reported case of Coronavirus in Suburban Cook County. Public health officials are working to identify and actively monitor individuals who were in contact with that individual in an effort to reduce the risk of further transmission. The state of Illinois also plans to ask the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to deploy a team for assistance.
We remind you that in order to prevent the spread of flu type communicable diseases, we continue to stress the importance of hand hygiene, covering coughs, and staying home when sick. Triton’s Operations and Maintenance staff will continue to be diligent with cleaning practices across campus. This includes daily sanitization of high-touch surfaces such as door handles, faucets, light switches, etc. Everyone is encouraged to take universal precautions, including frequent hand washing throughout the day.
Attached, please read a message from our Director of Triton's Health Services, Laura Hill, with information, resources and safety tips from the CDC.
In response to additional requests for guidance, Triton College has compiled the following list of online resources, recommended travel guidelines, and frequently asked questions.
Check these webpages to monitor ongoing updates regarding COVID-19:
If you recently traveled to a country under an advisory or have had close contact with someone who has recently traveled to one of those countries, and have a fever and cough or shortness of breath, you should:
A: Before withdrawing from class, speak with an advisor to discuss your options. If, after discussion, no options work for your situation, we will provide a credit voucher for the next academic year.
A. Effective for the remainder of the spring semester, Triton College will cease drop for non-payment. If you are enrolled in spring classes and you have a balance on your student account, you are still responsible for the balance; however, Triton will not drop you from your classes due to your inability to pay. If you have concerns about paying your balance, please email email@example.com and we will work with you to find alternative payment arrangements during this difficult time.
If you are enrolled in a payment plan for spring 2020, your payment will still be withdrawn on the scheduled payment date(s). If you have concerns about making your scheduled payment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before your payment is due, and we will work with you to make alternative arrangements.
A. Labs that cannot be delivered online are postponed to future dates to be determined later. Students are encouraged to contact their faculty member to find out if labs are being held remotely. Based on your instructor’s discretion, labs may or may not be held.
A. If you have questions about a specific class, please reach out to your instructor for the class or email email@example.com.
A: If you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or shortness of breath, within 14 days after travel from impacted countries, you should call ahead to a healthcare provider and mention your recent travel or close contact. If you have had close contact with someone showing these symptoms who has recently traveled to an impacted country, you should call ahead to a healthcare provider and mention your close contact. Your healthcare provider will work with your state's public health department and CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.
A: Current symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 have included:
Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:
CDC believes at this time that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 after exposure.
A: Currently, there is no vaccine available to protect against COVID-19; to reduce the risk of infection, the CDC recommends:
If someone has cold-like symptoms, they can help protect others by doing the following:
A: There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-19 infection. People infected with COVID-19 should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms.