News & Updates

BC3 officials continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation through authoritative sources and make information available to the college community.

News

6/17/20 - 5:43 p.m. - BC3 plans for a flexible fall semester

4/15/20 - 2:15 p.m. - BC3 moves summer courses to remote instruction

3/26/20 - 3:15 p.m. - BC3 postpones commencement, pinning ceremonies

3/19/20 - 9:15 p.m. - BC3 to close access tonight, begins remote instruction Monday

3/17/20 - 5:30 p.m.  - BC3 Update: Noncredit classes and training

3/15/20 - 7:01 p.m. - A Message from the President

3/13/20 - 8:41 p.m. - BC3 to suspend face-to-face courses, move to remote instruction through May

3/11/20 - 8:33 p.m. - BC3 closes through Sunday

Response Timeline

January 31 – College-Wide Email to Staff sent via Human Resources - Stay Informed: Coronavirus.

February 10 – Current Student Email sent via Student Affairs – Coronavirus Info & Prevention

February 28 – College-Wide Email to Staff  sent via Operations and Current Student Email sent via Student Affairs – Health Information & Proactive Measures.  Social media post - COVID-19: Stop the Spread of Germs.  

March 2-6 – Updated hand-washing information in all public restrooms and food preparation areas. Enhanced custodial disinfecting of facilities at all BC3 locations.

March 6 – Published Coronavirus Disease 2019 webpage.

March 9 – BC3 officials participated in a conference call via the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges regarding the COVID-19.  College-Wide Email to Staff sent via Finance - Coronavirus Travel Update. Current Student Email sent via Student Affairs - Coronavirus Updates from BC3.

March 10 – Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty Email sent via Academic Affairs – Coronavirus Updates from BC3.

March 11 BC3 Alert: All Sites CLOSED: As a Coronavirus precautionary measure, BC3 Main Campus & all sites are closing closing today 3/11 at 2PM through Sunday 3/15. Sent via campus-wide notification system, college-wide email, current student email, BC3 website, social media, and other college communication channels. BC3 Alert: BC3 Closed: All BC3 locations closed through Sunday as a precautionary measure. Please see our website for further details. News Release - BC3 closes through Sunday.

March 13 - Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty Email sent via Academic Affairs - Coronavirus Updates from BC3 - Faculty CommunicationCurrent Student Email sent via Student Affairs - BC3 Update - Students. BC3 Alert: Move to Remote Instruction: BC3 to suspend face-to-face courses, move to remote instruction through May. Visit website for details. Sent via campus-wide notification system, college-wide email, current student email, BC3 website, social media, and other college communication channels. News Release - BC3 to suspend face-to-face courses, move to remote instruction through May

March 14 - Amy Wise Children's Creative Learning Center Parent and Guardian Email sent via Student Affairs - CCLC Closed Spring 2020.

March 15 - Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty Email sent via Academic Affairs - Faculty - Plan for Remote Instruction. College-Wide Email to all Faculty and Staff via the President's Office - A Message from the President. 

March 16 - Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty Email sent via Student Affairs - Faculty Access to Off Campus Sites. Board of Trustees Email and Media Notification sent via the President's Office - BC3 Board Meeting.

March 17 - News Release - BC3 Update: Noncredit classes and training. Current Student Email sent via Student Affairs - Student Support and Assistance.

March 19 - Current Student Email sent via Student Affairs - Remote Classes Resume Monday. News Release - BC3 to close access tonight, begins remote instruction Monday.

March 20 – College-Wide Email to Staff sent via Human Resources - COVID-19 Update - StaffCurrent Student Email sent via Student Affairs - COVID-19 Update - Students. 

March 23 - College-Wide Email to Staff sent via Human Resources - COVID-19 Update - Staff. Current Student Email sent via Student Affairs - COVID-19 Update - Students. News Release - BC3 informed that student tests positive for COVID-19. 

March 26 - College-Wide Email to Staff sent via Human Resources - COVID-19 College Update. Current Student Email sent via Student Affairs - COVID-19 Updates. College-Wide Email to Staff and Current Students via Student Affairs - Commencement. New Release - BC3 postpones commencement, pinning ceremonies.

April 3 - Current Student Email sent via Student Affairs - Withdrawal Deadline Extended to April 13.

April 6 - Current Student Email sent via Student Affairs - Spring Semester 2020 Alternative Grade Option. Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty Email sent via Academic Affairs - Spring Semester 2020 Alternative Grade Option.

April 7 - College-Wide Email to Staff sent via the President's Office - A Message from the Board Chair. 

April 15 - College-Wide Email to Staff sent via Human Resources - BC3 Moves Summer Courses to Remote Instruction. Current Student Email sent via Student Affairs - BC3 Moves Summer Courses to Remote Instruction - Students. Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty Email sent via Academic Affairs - BC3 Moves Summer Courses to Remote Instruction - Faculty. News Release - BC3 moves summer courses to remote instruction. 

April 16 - College-Wide Email to Staff sent via Operations - PA Department of Health Public Safety Measures - UPDATE. 

May 1 - College-Wide Email to Staff sent via the President's Office - A Message from the President.

May 4 - Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty Email sent via Academic Affairs - VPAA Message to Faculty.

May 13 - College-Wide Email to Staff sent via the President's Office - Email from President Neupauer.

May 20 - College-Wide Email to Staff sent via Operations - BC3 Phased-In Reopening Plan - June 1.

June 17 - News Release - BC3 plans for flexible fall semester.

June 18 - College-Wide Email to Staff via the President's Office - A Message from President Neupauer. College-Wide Email to Staff via Operations - BC3 Phased-In Reopening Plan - July 6.

July 2 - College-Wide Email to Staff via Operations - Monday, July 6 - Green Phase Reopening.

July 8 - College-Wide Email to Staff sent via the Finance Office - 2020-21 Operating Budget and Tuition/Fees.

August 19 - College-Wide Email to Staff sent via Operations - BC3 Fall 2020 Semester Operating Plan.

August 28 - College-Wide Email to Staff via Human Resources - A Reminder from the BC3 Health and Safety Plan for Fall 2020.

September 3 - College-Wide Email to Staff via Human Resources - COVID-19 Notification - BC3 @ Cranberry. Current Student Email via Student Affairs - COVID-19 Notification - BC3 @ Cranberry.

September 7 - College-Wide Email to Staff via Human Resources - COVID-19 Notification - Main Campus. Current Student Email via Student Affairs - COVID-19 Notification - Main Campus.

September 14 - College-Wide Email to Staff via Human Resources - COVID-19 Notification - BC3 @ LindenPointe. Current Student Email via Student Affairs - COVID-19 Notification. - BC3 @ LindenPointe.

September 17 - College-Wide Email to Staff via Human Resources - COVID-19 Notification - Main Campus. Current Student Email via Student Affairs - COVID-19 Notification - Main Campus.

Communicating with Students, Faculty, Staff & Visitors

BC3 is committed to providing accurate and timely information with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. The College will provide current information to the public on BC3’s website, and inform students, faculty and staff of updates and developments via college-wide email, social media platforms and BC3’s mass notification system.

Should a BC3 location need to be evacuated because of COVID-19 exposure, BC3 will refer to its existing Emergency Response Plan. All necessary parties will be contacted via one or more communication means, including BC3 Alerts, college-wide public address system, emails, text messages, voice messages, etc.