Northern Oklahoma College is planning to open all of its locations beginning July 1, college officials announced Monday.
NOC does plan to have in-person classes in the fall, officials are working on plans to ensure the safety and well-being of the campus community. More detailed plans on classes, campus housing, activities, and events will be shared later in the summer.
NOC President Cheryl Evans stated, “We are making plans for the fall semester and working to have a safe return for the NOC family. We look forward to having students back in classrooms and in the dorms.”
Most college employees will conclude teleworking and return to work June 1 following social distancing and CDC guidelines. This plan aligns with phase three of the state’s reopening date for all workplaces while also considering the needs of vulnerable populations.
NOC locations will continue to be closed to the public through June 30, but can be accessed by appointment with NOC employees if necessary.
Summer courses are being held this summer via online and synchronous Zoom technology.
Students are encouraged to enroll for the summer or fall semester either by contacting their advisors or by contacting NOC Enrollment Management at 580.628.6220 (Tonkawa), 580.548.2275 (Enid), or 580.628.6910 (Stillwater).
All enrollment appointments are currently conducted by email, via Zoom, or over the phone (please leave a voicemail). Students needing to enroll in person may make appointments through the enrollment management office (see note above). For a complete listing of courses, students should refer to the NOC Live Course Availability on NOC’s website.
All college-related events, both on-campus and off, scheduled to occur prior to June 30 are suspended unless otherwise approved on a case-by-case basis. NOC will evaluate adding events for July 1 and beyond at a later date. For more information, monitor the website at www.noc.edu/events-cancellations.
NOC campuses have been closed since March 30 Due to Covid-19.
College officials said that plans are subject to change with short notice as conditions are evaluated daily.
Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services which create life-changing experiences and develop students as effective learners and leaders within their communities in a connected, ever changing world.
NOC, a public two-year community college, serves 4,200 students on the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater, online, and the University Center in Ponca City.
In 2019, NOC celebrated the 20-year anniversary of the Enid campus and a 15-year partnership with OSU for the Gateway Program.
NOC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science. The associate degree fulfills lower-division course work which is applicable towards a bachelor’s degree.
Call (580) 628-6200 for more information about Northern Oklahoma College or visit www.noc.edu .