Stormer Safe and Ready - Summer and Fall

STORMER SAFE + READY

MATC campuses are open with more in-person, hybrid and blended classes — we’re ready to serve you!
Summer and Fall Edition 1.3 - Released August 9, 2021

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Read the Summer/Fall STORMER SAFE + READY MATC’s Plan for Safety and Learning During COVID-19 (PDF version)

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In the past year we saw many changes at MATC. One thing that has not changed is our commitment to provide students a high-quality education from experienced instructors. Earn an affordable degree and land a high-paying job right away – or complete your first two years of college and finish at a four-year university. MATC offers 170+ degree, technical diploma and certificate programs with industry-experienced instructors who make sure you’re ready to work on day one. We also connect you to 40+ four-year transfer partners.

This Summer and Fall plan continues to prioritize the health and safety of our students and employees – and provides high-quality education and services for students and the community.

Effective Monday, August 9, MATC requires that all students, employees, contractors and visitors wear masks indoors on all campuses and on shuttle vans regardless of the person's vaccination status. The campuses are open to the public; see below for a list of entrances.

CLASSES OFFERED IN PERSON, ONLINE/VIRTUALLY OR A MIXTURE OF BOTH (Hybrid/Blended)

MATC continues to improve our classes — offered in flexible ways to meet student needs. Students shared feedback about their MATC experiences and we listened. We are offering more in-person, hybrid and blended classes, along with online and virtual options — meaning more options to accommodate student needs.

  • In-person classes follow the latest safety standards. We’ve installed more safeguards, sanitation stations and signs to help everyone follow U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols.
  • Blended classes are presented with a mix of online and in-person instruction, with 50% or more of the course in person at MATC.
  • Hybrid classes are presented with a mix of online and in-person instruction, with 50% or more of the course online.
  • Online classes are taught fully online. Students can complete most coursework on their own schedule but must adhere to due dates listed on the course syllabus. Some online courses include scheduled meeting times with "VIRT" listed as the classroom, this means that students are required to attend virtual live lectures at a set date and time.

This Summer and Fall, MATC is offering options in semester-long, 12-week and eight-week formats with June, August, September and October start dates, so that you can start when it's right for you.

MATC will continue to stay current on changing health conditions and public health recommendations and requirements. With this in mind, it’s possible that course type, location, dates or times may need to be changed. Students enrolled in courses will be notified if changes are made.

Ready to register? Visit matc.edu/register.
Looking for specific course types? You can search for available classes for online, blended or hybrid courses.

SERVICES FOR STUDENTS
GENERAL SERVICE HOURS

8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday
All admissions, advising, financial aid and Pathway offices are open during these hours on our campuses.

MATC’s new, virtual services page is now live at matc.edu/gethelp, where students can connect to teams and services including:

  • Admissions
  • Advising
  • Athletics
  • Bookstore
  • CareerHub
  • Children's Centers (child care)
  • Counseling
  • Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit
  • Financial Aid
  • IT Help Desk
  • Judicial Affairs
  • Library
  • Ombudsperson
  • Online Learning
  • Pathways
  • Registrar's Office
  • Student Accommodations
  • Student Accounts/Cashier
  • Student Life
  • Student Resources
  • Tutoring/Academic Support

 

ON-CAMPUS RESOURCES

Academic Support Centers (ASC)/Computer Labs Hours

Downtown Milwaukee Campus

August 1-20, the Computer Production Lab (Room M273) is open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. for general computer help.

NetTutor is also available for most courses.
All other Academic Support Centers are closed until the Fall semester, which begins August 23. 
Current hours also at https://guides.matc.edu/ASC/specifics/hours.  

 

Child Care (Children’s Centers) Hours

Downtown Milwaukee Campus: 6:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. | 414-297-7322

Mequon Campus: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 262-238-2456

Oak Creek Campus: 7 a.m.-5 p.m. | 414-571-4690

West Allis Campus: 7 a.m.-5 p.m. | 414-456-5419

Food Service Summer Hours

Downtown Milwaukee Campus:

  • Campus Cafe is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and offers takeout-food only. Order in person or online at toasttab.com/matcdowntowncampuscafe.
  • Buffet-style services will not be available
  • Bottled beverages are available; food service staff will pour self-service beverages
  • Vending machines will be available to purchase snacks and beverages
  • COVID-19 health and safety guidelines observed when using vending machines – hands must be washed or sanitizer used before and after using the vending machine
  • Campus Meal Plans will be available for purchase with financial aid funds through the Bookstore online, or in person from the Spirit Shop during its limited open hours. For payment with cash or credit card, visit any food service cashier, in person.
  • Catering services will be available following COVID-19 guidelines

Campus Cafe Express, Mequon cafe, Oak Creek cafe, West Allis cafe – closed for Summer.

Libraries

Downtown Milwaukee (Room M377) and Oak Creek (Room A202) campus libraries

  • August 1-20: open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Virtual assistance also is available during open hours

Libraries at Mequon and West Allis campuses are closed until Fall semester.

For changes and updates, visit https://guides.matc.edu/hours.

Technology Access

MATC realizes that some students may need additional access to the technology necessary to participate in classes remotely. MATC has several resources to connect with for virtual and online learning.

Financial Aid Technology Allowance
MATC continues to include an allowance for technology-related expenses in students’ cost of attendance. Students who are eligible for financial aid and have funds available after tuition and fees have been paid may utilize any remaining funds for technology-related expenses including computers, Chromebooks or Wi-Fi connectivity costs.

Chromebooks and Wi-Fi Available
A limited number of Chromebooks and Wi-Fi hot spots are available for students without access to other technology hardware or services. For more information, visit matc.edu/coronavirus.

Remote Access to Computer Labs
MATC is making the technology and software available from anywhere! For remote computer access using any Mac, PC or Chromebook, start by going to https://rca.matc.edu.

  1. Select “VMWare Horizon HTML ACCESS”
  2. Log in with your MATC username and password
  3. Click “DR-LabStats1” to launch a virtual Windows 10 desktop
  4. In the virtual desktop, double click on the LabStats shortcut
  5. Select the desired computer lab after the webpage opens and follow the instructions

If your lab isn't listed:

Faculty: Contact the IT Help Desk — 414-297-6541 or helpdesk@matc.edu — and submit a Help Desk Request with the Room Number and Class Roster/Code.

Students: Contact your instructor or the MATC IT Help Desk — 414-297-6541 or helpdesk@matc.edu.

Additional details are available on our FAQ: https://labstats.com/blogs/faq-for-the-remote-access-dashboard

CAMPUS ACCESS FOR STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES

For Students
All students must complete a brief health affirmation form at affirm.matc.edu before entering a campus.
The Summer form resets Friday, August 13, and students will need to complete the Fall affirmation to enter all campuses beginning Saturday, August 14.

If there is a change in any of the answers provided after the form is completed, students must report this to studentcovidresponse@matc.edu.

For Employees
All employees must complete a brief health affirmation form at affirm.matc.edu before entering a campus. The Summer form resets Friday, August 13, and employees will need to complete the Fall affirmation to enter all campuses beginning Saturday, August 14.

If there is a change in any of the answers provided after the form is completed, employees must report this to employeecovid@matc.edu.

Beginning August 9, masks must be worn indoors by everyone on all campuses and on shuttle vans regardless of person's vaccination status. Mask must cover your nose and mouth. For more information on health and safety protocols, see below.

Entrances
MATC's campuses are open to the public. The following lists which entrances are designated for Public Access and which are for Employee Card Access.

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Public Access

  • M Building Entrance 1 (6th St. near Highland Ave.)
  • M Building Entrance 2 (6th St. near State St.)
  • M Building Entrance 4 (State St. near 7th St.)
    • Limited to Barber and Cosmetology service hours
  • C Building Entrance 1 (8th St. and Highland Ave.)
  • S Building Main Entrance
  • Foundation Hall Building Main Entrance (7th St. alley near State St.)
    • Limited to Human Resources hours
  • T Building Entrance 1 (6th St. and Highland Ave.)
  • T Building Entrance 4 (6th St. and Juneau Ave.)
  • H Building Main Entrance (7th St. and Highland Ave.)
  • H Building Child Care Entrance (8th St.)
  • HEC Main Entrance (6th St. and McKinley Ave.)

Employee Card Access

  • C Building Entrance 5 (8th St. north of A Building)
  • M Building Entrance 7 (7th St. alley and Highland Ave.) Employees and Approved Contractor Access Only
  • T Building Entrance 3 (7th St. near loading dock)
  • H Building Parking Lot Entrance (Alley off H-lot)
  • A Building Main Entrance (8th St. near alley)

Mequon Campus
Public Access

  • Main Entrance 1
  • Entrance 3
  • Entrance 9

Employee Card Access

  • Entrance 7

Oak Creek Campus
Public Access

  • Main Entrance 1
  • Entrance 4
  • ECAM Entrance 7
  • Entrance 11 (near bus stop)
  • Aviation Center Main Entrance

Employee Card Access

  • Entrance 10
  • Loading Dock Entrance

West Allis Campus
Public Access

  • Main Entrance 1 (70th St. and Jefferson St.)
  • Entrance 3 (S. 71st St.)
  • Child Care Center
  • 1205 Building

Employee Card Access

  • Main Building Alley Entrance/Loading Dock
  • A Building Entrance 1 (S. 70th St.)
  • A Building Entrance 2 (Madison St.)

Education Center at Walker's Square
Public Access

  • Main Entrance (National Ave.)

Parking and Public Transportation
Students enrolled in six or more credits can obtain a U-PASS for access to the Milwaukee County Transit System. Students can pick up a U-PASS at any on-campus ID station inside the Student Life office:

  • Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Room S303
  • Mequon Campus, Room A102
  • Oak Creek Campus, Room A107
  • West Allis Campus, Room 133
  • Hours vary, call 414-297-6229

The Downtown Milwaukee Campus shuttle runs Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-7 p.m., with capacity limits to ensure social distancing. Riders must wear a mask.

Student parking fees for the Summer and Fall semesters have been discounted by 50%. Additionally, the daily in/out rate of $1.50 will be waived for all students with a valid permit. Students can purchase permits for Summer and Fall 2021 in person from any MATC cashier for $12.50 each.

Employee parking is also discounted for Summer 2021 but will return to standard parking rates in Fall 2021.

Parking for students with permits will be available at the following locations:

  • Downtown Milwaukee Campus
    Eighth & State Street (no charge); Highland Avenue Parking Structure, formerly known as
    Bradley Center Parking Structure, (no charge); Brewery (no charge).
  • Mequon Campus - Students can park in any student lot with a permit.
  • Oak Creek Campus - Students can park in any student lot with a permit.
    Aviation Center - Rear lot with student permit.
  • West Allis Campus - Students can park in any student lot with a permit.

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS

  • Beginning August 9, masks must be worn indoors on all campuses and on shuttle vans by employees, students, visitors and contractors at all times regardless of vaccination status. A face shield is an additional protection option but is not a substitute for a mask.
  • Mask must cover your nose and mouth. You must put your mask on before entering a campus facility or shuttle van.
  • The college's brief health affirmation form at ​​affirm.matc.edu resets each semester as we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our students and employees.
  • Enhanced OSHA-compliant cleaning protocols are used.
  • Plexiglass barriers in high-traffic areas and hand sanitizer stations have been installed.
  • Cleaning wipes and antibacterial stations are made available throughout the college; employees and students are asked to use these and wipe down areas they touch.
  • Procedures are used to report positive tests and for contact investigation; contact form and additional information is at matc.edu/coronavirus.


Students
Students are not to come to campus if they feel ill, if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or if awaiting test results. They are to contact their instructor prior to the start of class to report their absence.

Students will be required to comply with the above safety protocols. Masks will be provided or students can choose to wear their own appropriate mask that complies with the MATC Student Code of Conduct. A face shield is an additional option for protection but is not a substitute for a mask that covers the nose and mouth. Students will not be permitted to return to campus for class if they do not take these required steps. Students can contact their Academic & Career Pathway office or instructor if they have any questions.

Student Accommodation Services
Students with any underlying medical conditions or a mental health diagnosis that may be affected by COVID-19 should contact Student Accommodation Services to apply for accommodations, 414-297-6750, accommodationservices@matc.edu.

Employees
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
To avoid duplication and ensure the best possible process, please consider requesting PPE as a department.
Department leaders can make a request for their entire department with Facilities Management. This includes masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes or any other requests for specific protective items. Face shields are available upon request and required in some areas (such as food service).

Accommodations for Employees
As schedules are determined for needed employees to return to campus, individuals needing accommodations as a result of a qualifying COVID-19 reason should contact the Benefits Department at benefits@matc.edu to start the request for accommodation process. This includes those who are immunocompromised or have child care needs.

Employees are to reach out to their supervisor with any additional questions about their first day back to campus.

For more information about MATC Protocols & Procedures during COVID-19, employees can visit the Human Resources COVID-19 page on myMATC.

PLANNING FOR POSSIBLE CHANGES

This document reflects our plans as of August 9, 2021. MATC is committed to monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on the community we serve and making adjustments to our plans based on this information. The plan will be updated and the updated plan will be shared as any such changes are made.