Mon., March 23

Dear Students,

Today brought the first day of our transition to online instruction as we adjust to the realities of COVID-19 and work to complete our spring semester. I wanted to send you a note to let you know how much I appreciate your understanding and commitment to finish the semester strong despite these unforeseen and difficult circumstances.

These changes are allowing us to set “social distancing” in motion to protect the health and safety of our community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing is key to preventing the spread of disease and minimizing the number of people in close contact. A key piece of guidance that health professionals are giving higher education institutions is to allow classes to meet virtually, while maintaining college operations and student supports.

We need to recognize our strengths to excel in this new era. Lee College has proven itself a uniquely caring, strong and resilient community. Drawing strength from the bonds that hold us together, you, the faculty and staff, working together will invent the Lee College way to thrive in this new environment.

We can only do this by reaching out. Remember that social distancing does not have to mean social disengagement. Do not let yourself feel alone. Learning is a group exercise. Find ways to interact virtually in groups in all your classes to strengthen your connections with classmates and faculty.

Again, thank you for your patience during these extraordinary times. I am very proud of our students, faculty, and staff for your positive attitude and hard work in response to these challenges.

Please make sure to visit the Student FAQ page for a list of college resources to help in your transition to the online learning environment. You may also email us at coronavirus@lee.edu.

We will keep you informed about any updates as they relate to your learning at Lee College. Given the dynamic nature of this situation, we ask that faculty, staff and students monitor emails, Rebel Alerts, social media channels, and Lee College webpage for the most up to date information. Meanwhile, we urge you to follow personal hygiene precautions and exercise social distancing measures as recommended by the CDC and local health authorities.

Student Resources

  1. Writing Center, Math Tutoring, and Supplemental Instruction are available in online formats.
  2. Library services will be available online, via chat (Mon.-Thu.: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.: 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.) and by phone.
  3. I.T. Help Desk s available at 281.425.6952
  4. Advising is available. Students can contact the Advising/Counseling Center through advisor emails, counselor@lee.edu, the online chat on the website, and at 281.425.6384.
  5. Answer your phone even if you don’t recognize the number. It may be someone at the college who needs to reach you.