We're going online!

Here's what you need to know.

All Delta classes, including labs, are going online or to other remote access until the public health risk from COVID-19 subsides. Don’t worry! We’re ready to help you with this change.

1Connecting Online. Check out our online learning tool, Canvas. Make sure you know how to log in. You can use a laptop, a phone or a tablet. If you have trouble logging in, contact our student help desk.

Do not come to campus. No in-person classes will be held.

Log into Canvas

2Success Coaches. We told you not to worry, right? A new team of student success coaches can help guide you through this transition. You can meet the team by clicking here. We encourage you to reach out to your success coach today. Email them directly or use the form on this page.

Meet Your Success Coach

 

NEED MORE HELP? CHECK OUT THESE RESOURCES
CHILDCARE

The Child Development Center is closed. This was a difficult decision to make, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. For an interactive map showing other licensed childcare providers in our area, visit the First 5 San Joaquin website: http://www.raisingqualitysjc.org/Find-Quality-Care.

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

#StocktonStrong is a new coalition of public, private and civic leaders working to address coronavirus 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 resources at 2-1-1 San Joaquin, or simply call 211.

COUNSELING

We are working on a plan to move all counseling appointments to a phone or virtual format. Unless you've been notified that your appointment has been moved or canceled, please plan on keeping that appointment. 

You can also submit questions to counselors here: https://deltacollege.edu/student-services/counseling-center/send-your-question-counselor.

EMPLOYMENT/INCOME

Community organization #StocktonStrong has compiled helpful information on unemployment insurance, disability insurance and paid family leave: www.stocktonstrong.org/income-2/

Stockton Scholars has launched a survey to determine how to assist college students during these hard times. Take the survey here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdOomdliuDhtqoUE0XRvMnPQsL9g0X7rm_CednUrswk8AjGBQ/viewform

FINANCIAL AID

The second disbursement of the semester has been issued. If you have questions or concerns, email finaid@deltacollege.edu.

FOOD

The Food Pantry is closed. However, in an effort to support students, bags of groceries will be provided between noon and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25 in the Shima 1 parking lot. Sign up here and bring photo ID to pick up your groceries.

The CA Meals for Kids mobile app helps you find local meal programs: https://www.cde.ca.gov/re/mo/cameals.asp.

Community organization #StocktonStrong has compiled information about other food services: https://www.stocktonstrong.org/food-2/.

 

GIVING BACK

Every Californian can safely help their community during these difficult times. Learn more about how you can make a difference from California Volunteers: bit.ly/2wlFMuG.

The United Way of San Joaquin County has also posted some needs you can assist with: www.unitedwaysjc.org/covid-19-information.

 

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Just because the gyms are closed doesn’t mean you can’t get some exercise. Check out YMCA 360 on-demand workout videos, free of charge: https://ymca360.org/?fbclid=IwAR1jWHZJu-e8U6Ss9_4BayO2p9Bxe1rqU0XCwj-jVGahpmPWtBU4wkEmcro.

For Yoga aficionados, Down Dog App is also a great choice and is free until April 1. Find it at the App Store.

Mental health matters, too. Mental Health First Aid has posted helpful information on caring for yourself while practicing physical distancing, and how to help those with anxiety or depression. More here: www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/news-and-updates/.

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.

Delta’s own Health and Wellness page offers additional resources: https://deltacollege.edu/student-life/health-and-wellness/health-wellness-resources.

 

 

HOUSING

Community organization #StocktonStrong has compiled information about local services for those who are or could become homeless. Details:https://www.stocktonstrong.org/homelessness/.

The Stockton City Council has placed a temporary moratorium on evictions of vulnerable residents where the failure to pay rent results from hardships related to the coronavirus. Details: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_09CK2igqLL73RNRoss6zOWRVaSPoiTLW7ZanI2foPQ/edit.

 

INTERNET CONNECTIVITY

Hotspots. We know that Internet access has been a challenge for some of you. We are working on plans to add wifi in five of our Delta College parking lots. Also, 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 or a professor or counselor.

If you need Internet access, 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 / mo. - Internet Essentials will increase speeds from 15/2 Mbps to 25/3 for all customers in response to emergency measures associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19). This speed increase will happen automatically - no action is required by customers. Customers also receive 2 months for free.
https://www.internetessentials.com/

Charter Communications - Free Access to WiFi for 60 days
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1p7wptZcOzmfDJk4glsL8OCwtVs2SU8Ju

LIBRARY

The Goleman Library is closed. You can hang onto library materials during the closure as long as you return them promptly once the library reopens. We will waive any fines or fees as long as we get the materials back. Librarians are working with instructors to provide online services for classes.

 

STORAGE

UHaul is offering 30 days of free storage for college students: bit.ly/3b8xR2Q.

 

SUCCESS COACHES

A new team of student success coaches at Delta College can help guide you through this transition. You can contact the team through the form on this page, or email them directly. Meet the team here: https://deltacollege.edu/delta-pathway-success-coaches.

 

TECHNOLOGY

Delta College is moving forward with plans to assist students with the technology you need to succeed in your online classes. You should have received an email or text message on Wednesday, March 25 inviting you to fill out a brief survey about your technology needs. We strongly encourage you to fill out this survey. It is due by Monday, March 30.

  • A limited number of vouchers will be available for students to purchase laptops or Chromebooks.
  • In addition to the vouchers, more laptops and Chromebooks will be available for borrowing. To borrow a laptop or Chromebook, you must ask for a referral from a success coach or a professor or counselor. 

We are still working on the details of exactly how and when devices will be distributed to students who qualify. We will provide more details as soon as we can.

To take online classes you’ll need to become familiar with Delta’s online learning tool, Canvas. Helpful tutorials and videos are available here: https://deltacollege.edu/academics/online-regional-education/students-canvas-guides-and-videos.

Don’t have 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.

If you want a laptop for coursework, you can find a number of models for less than $350. Here are some low-cost options: https://www.zdnet.com/article/best-cheap-windows-10-laptops-for-350-or-less/.

 

TEXTBOOKS

Although the bookstore is closed, you can still order textbooks online and have them delivered to your home. Orders over $100 will receive free shipping. Get started here: https://bookstore.deltacollege.edu/Home.

RedShelf is partnering with publishers to provide students with up to seven free eBooks. Details: https://studentresponse.redshelf.com/.

Also, although the library is closed, staff can scan and deliver textbook chapters upon request. Contact mary.weppler@deltacollege.edu

 

TRAVEL

Enterprise has dropped their minimum rental age to 18 for college students who need to rent a vehicle in order to travel: https://www.enterprise.com/en/car-rental/deals/young-driver.html.

 

TUTORING

We are working to move all tutoring services online through the Canvas platform, and will have an update to all students by end of day Wednesday, March 25.  It's our intention to continue traditional tutoring, writing tutoring, and special programs such as Supplemental Instruction in a virtual capacity.