Ebola Update: Travel Restriction Recommendations for the WCC Community

Sep.09, 2014

The members of the WCC community continue to share the international concern about the outbreak in West Africa of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (Ebola), a severe, often fatal, viral illness.  Despite a handful of imported cases and two U.S acquired cases of healthcare workers, the risk of Ebola transmission in the U.S and more specifically the risk to the WCC community remains low.  However, we are constantly monitoring the CDC, The Westchester County Department of Health and SUNY advisories.

All travelers returning from affected countries are required to contact their local/state public health departments on arrival at their final destinations.  The local health departments will contact the traveler daily for three weeks to assess health status including temperature checks. In addition, Nancy Zimpher, SUNY Chancellor is requesting all campus to take additional precautionary measures as well. One of those measures involves travel surveillance.

In preparation for the winter break and given the situation in West Africa and our responsibility to protect the health of the community, Westchester Community College is requesting:

  • All staff, faculty and students follow the CDC travel restriction warnings. Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone have been classified as Level 3 (non-essential travel restriction) and Mali as Level 2 (Practice enhanced precautions).  Updates will be ongoing and can be followed at: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/diseases/ebola or http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/advice-for-colleges-universities-and-students-about-ebola-in-west-africa
  • Advise any students, staff or faculty who return to campus after travelling to an Ebola affected area or who have been exposed to active cases of Ebola to contact the WCC Health Services Office at 914-606-6610. Although surveillance/screening measures are in place at JFK and Newark International Airports, WCC Health Services should also be notified for our own surveillance purposes.  Additionally, the Health Office will confirm the exposed individuals are connected with their local health departments and offer education and support for self-monitoring.
  • Engage in conversations with students who report that they will be travelling home to countries of concern. Please ensure they are knowledgeable about the risks in their home country and discuss alternative options. Feel free to refer them to WCC Health Services.
  • The Office of International Students is monitoring and communicating with students registered with their office and who are from any of the countries of concern.

Please share this communication broadly.  If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Janice Gilroy at Westchester Community College Health Services: 914-606-6610.


Register now for Fall

Sep.08, 2014

You may still add Late Start extension center classes to your fall schedule. https://mywcc.sunywcc.edu/


New Student Printing Policy

Sep.07, 2014

Our pilot program to reduce paper waste was so successful that we are making it permanent. Students will be given a $25.00 printing credit; if necessary, they may request a credit for an additional $25.00 of printing.  Click here for details.


Virginia Marx Children’s Center

Sep.06, 2014

Our Virginia Marx Children’s Center was just reaccredited by the National Association of the Education of Young Children. Congratulations! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj1iVCeKijI&list=UUGrf45DsSznddT4mlJPnJ0A


Orientation 2014

Aug.19, 2014

At Orientation, students had the chance to meet and get to know their peers, attend various interactive and dynamic workshops, learn about essential resources and opportunities available to them. Here are some photos from the New Student Orientation that was held August 5-7.


New Student Handbook

Jul.21, 2014

The new Student Handbook is now available online. Click here to view the latest version.


Smart Arts Events

Jul.20, 2014

See our new Smart Arts 2014-2015 cultural events calendar. Click here for the latest brochure.


May 2014 diplomas ready for pick up in the Registrar’s Office

Jul.20, 2014

Congratulations May 2014 Graduates!

Your diploma is ready for pick up in the Registrar’s Office.

Please bring photo ID.

The Registrar’s Office is located in the Admin. Bldg., Room 107.

Our office hours are Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. -7:30 p.m

Regular Friday hours after 08/12/14   9:00 a.m.  – 5:00 p.m.

Any outstanding hold placed on your account by either the Bursar’s Office or the Financial Aid Office must to be resolved with those offices before your degree can be released.


Photography show continues at Center for the Arts

Jul.01, 2014

We are exhibiting a photography show that evolved from Warwick, New York resident Francesco Mastalia’s 17,000 miles of travel in the Hudson Valley with his large format wooden camera. He visited 100 farmers specializing in organic production. He documented the individuals at the helm of the growing sustainable local food movement using the historic photographic process of wet plate collodion. The exhibition is on display at the Center for the Arts at Westchester County Center at 196 Central Avenue in White Plains through July 31. Exhibit hours are Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Student wins national video contest

Jun.25, 2014

Our own Robyn Austin was the winner of the national Single Stop video contest! She received a $1,000 award. In the video, she describes the support she received from the college’s chapter of Single Stop. Single Stop offers free public benefits screening and application assistance, health insurance enrollment services, tax return preparation, one-on-one financial counseling, and legal services. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzTH5uPpkwE&list=UUGrf45DsSznddT4mlJPnJ0A