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Student Guidance: Returning to Campus

Vaccinations Required

Students must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination by January 7, 2022 (or have an approved exception from the College) to access on-campus classes and services.

Student Services 

All of our student services have remote options. Some also have in-person options. See how to access what you need

Emergency Financial Assistance

Federal funds are available to help cover emergency costs related to the coronavirus pandemic. Most MC students are eligible. Apply now for financial assistance.

Montgomery College is moving to offer more in-person classes and services.

We’re excited about seeing some of you in person—and continuing virtual services for those who prefer them. 

Fall 2021 Semester

Many fall classes are fully online, but classes that focus on hands-on skills and learning experiences will meet on campus. Most lab sections are scheduled on-campus for the fall semester. 

Noncredit Classes

Many hands-on courses have on-campus sections scheduled for fall.  Healthcare careers, technical programs, information technology, driver safety, surveying, and many more can be found in the noncredit course schedules.

Winter Session

All winter credit classes will be fully online, in either Distance Learning or Remote format. Search the winter class schedules and register now.

Spring 2022 Semester

Spring classes will be on campus and fully online. Online classes may be in either Distance Learning or Remote format. Priority registration opens October 25. General registration opens November 1. Search the spring class schedules and register now

Class Types


What does this mean?

Distance Learning courses are offered completely online and allow students to learn independently, on their own schedules, as they meet specific deadlines and complete assignments.  Instructors guide students’ learning with lessons, activities, and feedback through a Blackboard course site.

Distance learning courses are indicated in the course schedule as Distance Learning with a DL WEB course location.

Will students be required to come on campus?

No, all distance learning classes will be online.

Are students required to attend at specific class meeting times?

No, distance learning courses do not meet at specific times. Students must complete assignments according to a schedule set by the instructor.

What does this mean?

courses are scheduled on specific days and at specific times.  Students meet as a class remotely through Zoom or Blackboard Collaborate; instructors will tell students which software to use.  Students complete reading and assignments according to the course schedule.  Class sessions take place in real time, and the instructor leads course sessions.

Remote courses are listed in the course schedule with specific times and campuses with REMOTE as the course location. These classes will not meet on campus. Instead, they will meet remotely at the scheduled times.                         

Will students be required to come on campus?

No, all remote classes will be conducted online. 

Are students required to attend at specific class meeting times?

, remote courses meet on specific days at specific times noted in the class schedule.


On-Campus classes require specialized equipment and/or hands-on instruction. Students enrolled in these classes will need to come to campus on specific dates to specific locations.

On-Campus classes are listed in the course schedule with specific times and on-campus class locations. Some meetings may happen online and some on-campus. Instructors will contact students to provide details about course meeting times.

Will students be required to come on campus?

Yes, some course sessions will be held on campus, with safety measures in place to protect students and employees. If you are required to come to campus, follow the Health and Safety Guidance.

Are students required to attend at specific class meeting times?

On-Campus classes will meet on specific dates and at specific times, both online and on campus according to the instructor’s syllabus. Students are expected to attend on-campus meetings; however, students with health concerns should consult with the instructor about alternatives.

Student Services, Resources, and Support

Student Services

All of the College’s student services have remote options. In-person options may be available by appointment. Before you come to campus, check with the appropriate office or department

Financial Assistance, Resources, and Support

Apply for emergency financial assistance and find more resources and support

Shuttle Transportation

The 2021 Fall Semester Shuttle Service Schedule (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) is now available to help with your transportation needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to students' frequently asked questions about the coronavirus response and return-to-campus plans.

Return to Campus Student Forums

During our student forums, members of the College's senior leadership, along with representatives from IT, Public Safety, and Facilities, presented information about the college’s return to campus plans for students followed by a question-and-answer session.

Information may have changed since these forums were recorded. Please continue to check this webpage and the Student FAQ for the most up-to-date information.

 If you have questions about returning to campus, please contact  

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Return to Campus Guidelines

Before coming to campus each day, all students and employees must complete the online health assessment.

See Return to Campus for more information on:

Face Masks

Face coverings (masks) are required for all individuals (employees, students, contractors, and guests) who are indoors, regardless of their vaccination status until further notice. See Health and Safety Procedures for more information.

Get Vaccinated — It's Required

Montgomery College requires COVID-19 vaccinations for students and employees. Students must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination by January 7, 2022 (or have an approved exception from the College) to access on-campus classes and services. The employee vaccination requirement took effect November 8, 2021. Learn more about the vaccination requirements, exceptions, and reporting.

Campus Vaccination and Testing Sites

Germantown Campus: Bioscience Education Center (BE). 

  • Week of November 22: OPEN Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Vaccines only (no testing). Vaccines available for ages 5 and up.
  • Open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Appointments required for children ages 5-11new window; walk-ins and appointmentsnew window welcome for ages 12 and up.

Rockville Campus: Counseling and Advising Building (CB).

  • CLOSED on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 25
  • Testing available daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Vaccines available on Wednesdays only for ages 12 and up.
  • Walk-ins welcome; appointments available for vaccinesnew window and testingnew window.

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus: Charlene R. Nunley Student Services Center (ST), 1st floor.

  • CLOSED on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 25
  • Vaccines only (no testing). Vaccines available for ages 12 and up.
  • Open Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Walk-ins only.

Booster shots are available at all locations. Please visit the Montgomery County websitenew window to determine if you are eligible or to schedule an appointment.

Text your ZIP code to 438829 to receive a list of vaccine locations nearest to you. En Español: Envíe su código postal por mensaje de texto al número 822862 para recibir una lista de los centros de vacunación más cercanos a usted.

Statement of Responsibilities

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Montgomery College has prioritized the health and safety of its students and employees above all else. The College continues to follow all applicable federal, state and county guidelines and has taken steps to implement substantial precautions, including, but not limited to, increased cleaning, use of facial coverings, use of daily COVID-19 self-assessment, contract tracing and isolating/quarantining when required, in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. However, maintaining a safe campus is a shared responsibility.  By entering onto any of the College’s campuses or leased spaces, students agree to abide by all applicable College safety guidelines and protocols related to COVID-19. Failure to comply with these safety measures may result in the denial of access to the College’s campuses or leased spaces, denial of services, and/or the denial of participation in any College events, programs or activities, including classroom participation, and may result in a referral to a campus dean of student development for potential disciplinary action under the Student Code of Conduct.

Despite the safety measures that have been implemented, it is impossible for the College to fully mitigate the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 or any other communicable diseases, and students must assess and accept the risks of illness or injury for themselves. Students understand and agree that by attending in-person classes, engaging in any College services or activities, or otherwise entering onto the College’s campuses or leased spaces, they assume all risks attendant thereto, including the risk of contracting COVID-19 or any other communicable diseases.

As the state of medical knowledge related to COVID-19 continues to evolve, guidelines and protocols to reduce the spread of COVID-19 may change.  As such, students are responsible for continuing to monitor their College email for any updates, as well as the main Coronavirus Response and Return to Campus page