Don't stop now. Stay on track!
Let's face it: Being a college student is tough right now.
But don't let this pandemic get in the way of your education!
If you need help, counseling and tutoring are available online. If you need technology, you can borrow laptops and Chromebooks. Our new success coaches are ready to guide you every step in your journey. Whatever you need, Delta College is #StillHereForYou.
Fact: An associate degree is worth $1.7 million dollars over the course of a college graduate's lifetime. So hang in there. It's worth it.
#StocktonStrong is a new coalition of public, private and civic leaders working to address COVID-19 issues in our community. The group has compiled helpful resources for individuals and businesses alike. Details: https://www.stocktonstrong.org/.
You can also find a comprehensive list of resources at 2-1-1 San Joaquin, or simply call 211.
All counseling services are offered online via Zoom video conferencing or on the telephone. When contacing us or going online to make an appointment, please indicate if you want a telephone appointment or a Zoom appointment.
Make an appointment with a counselor at the link below:
Call to make an appointment with a counselor: 954-5151 ext. 6276
You can also send questions to a counselor by filling out the counselor form at the link below. You will receive an email response.
Community organization #StocktonStrong has compiled helpful information on unemployment insurance, disability insurance and paid family leave: www.stocktonstrong.org/income-2/
Looking for work? Don't forget to check out Delta College's online job posting platform, JobSpeaker: https://www.deltacollege.edu/student-services/career-exploration-planning/workforce-development-center/find-a-job
If you need help with Financial Aid, please visit the Financial Aid webpage and utilize the live chat feature during business hours.
Don't forget that Delta College tuition fees are waived for first-time, full-time students! Many other students also qualify for an income-based tuition waiver. Altogether, more than two-thirds of Delta students pay no tuition.
The Student Food Pantry is offering e-gift cards to students who need help purcahsing food. Details: deltacollege.edu/student-life/office-student-activities/student-food-pantry
We urge students to take advantage of other community resources as well:
- The Emergency Food Bank Stockton/San Joaquin continues to distribute food to community members in need: http://www.stocktonfoodbank.org/Get-Food/Coronavirus
- Community organization #StocktonStrong has compiled extensive information about school food programs, local food banks and grocery store availability: https://www.stocktonstrong.org/food-2
- The CA Meals for Kids mobile app helps you find local meal programs: https://www.cde.ca.gov/re/mo/cameals.asp
How are you feeling? Delta’s Health and Wellness page offers resources that might be helpful during this difficult time: https://deltacollege.edu/student-life/health-and-wellness/health-wellness-resources. Sign up for TalkCampus, a free app that connects Delta students with college students all over the world. And our new campus newsletter CampusWell offers tips and suggestions: deltacollege.campuswell.com.
The Centers for Disease Control also has advice on coping with anxiety and stress: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html.
Are you homeless or about to become homeless? Reach out to Delta's Rising Scholars Program. Email email@example.com or call (209) 645-1903.
Community organization #StocktonStrong has compiled information about local services for those who are or could become homeless. Details: https://www.stocktonstrong.org/homelessness/.
Wifi. Free WiFi is now available in most Delta College parking lots from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. You do not need a parking permit. This includes the South Campus at Mountain House.
There are two WiFi networks for students:
The new password for both networks is:
Hot Spots: A limited number of hot spot devices are available for loan. If you think you would benefit from having a hot spot, alert your success coach through Canvas or email them directly from this link.
Chromebooks/Laptops: Please see "Technology" menu item below.
Low-cost providers: Here's a list of low-cost and no-cost Internet providers: http://bit.ly/2xUunTh. Please note that we are not promoting or sponsoring any of these providers.
California Connects Mobile Internet: Includes a mobile hotspot that lets college students stay connected to the Internet. The new mobile hotspot service, powered by Sprint, offers nationwide 4G LTE connectivity and allows users to connect up to 10 Wifi-enabled devices for up to 10 hours on a single charge. Users pay $19.99 for every month thereafter with no throttling, suspension, or overage charges. Details: https://foundationccc.org/What-We-Do/Student-Success/California-Connects.
Comcast Internet Essentials: For $9.99/month, Internet Essentials will increase speeds from 15/2 Mbps to 25/3 for all customers in response to emergency measures associated with COVID-19. This speed increase will happen automatically. No action is required by customers. Customers also receive 2 months for free.
Charter Communications: Free Access to WiFi for 60 days
The Goleman Library is online! You can conduct research, get access to free textbooks, and chat live with a librarian. Click here for more details.
You can make an appointment to come to the library and borrow books or other materials. You can also request printouts of your essays or other materials, and copies of textbook chapters. Again, an appointment is required. Get started here: https://libguides.deltacollege.edu/express
Chromebooks and laptops are now being distributed to students. Most of these devices are available for borrowing, though some are also available through an approved voucher program. If you need one of these devices, please contact your student success coach and ask for a referral. You can find your success coach in Canvas, or you can email your success coach here. Once your referral has been processed, you will receive an email with more information about how to pick up your device.
If you aren't able to access a laptop, download the Canvas Student app via the IOS App Store or Google Play to access courses on your mobile device. If you need help navigating, this video has useful tips: http://bit.ly/2w0VH1v.
More helpful Canvas tutorials and videos are available here: https://deltacollege.edu/academics/online-regional-education/students-canvas-guides-and-videos.