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Fall Semester 2020

Student outside using laptop wearing face covering

Anoka-Ramsey Community College is prepared for a safe return to fall semester — starting Aug. 24 — and ready to provide students access to hundreds of high-quality, college courses and programs.

We’re committed to decision-making that prioritizes community safety and offering an extraordinary academic experience for our students. We will continue to evaluate information and update plans, policies and procedures as needed, based on circumstance, guidance and best practices.

On-Campus Safety

We require all visitors to campus, including students, staff, faculty, contractors and vendors, complete and submit a COVID-19 Self-Assessment. Assessments must be completed every day an individual plans to be on campus.

Anoka-Ramsey COVID-19 Self-Assessment

Review a video tutorial of Self-Assessment tool

Those coming to campus should also familiarize themselves with our new procedures which include, self-monitoring, screening, cleaning and sanitizing, masking and social distancing practices.

Masks/cloth face coverings must be worn indoors by all individuals coming to campus. Accommodations may be available for those with conditions impacted by wearing a traditional mask/face covering. To request accommodation to the mask/face covering policy, visit Mask/Face Covering Accommodations.

To further support safety and hygiene practices, hand sanitizer stations and disinfectant tools will be readily available on campus.

Building access will be limited and available only through designated doors during designated hours. Visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing, maintaining a minimum distance of six feet from others. Campuses are closed to the public.

Classrooms will be scheduled and equipped to allow for staggered entry and exit on campus, and to meet current guidance on gathering size and social distancing.

Review On-Campus COVID Safety Policies

Review Abbreviated On-Campus COVID Safety Policies

Course Structure and Student Services

We’re still delivering high-quality courses and student-first services.

Course Delivery

Most classes and services at Anoka-Ramsey will be delivered remotely. Classes and course components that require in-person instruction can meet on campus, following the colleges’ Back to Campus Preparedness Plan. Students should review “Delivery Method” when registering for courses in eServices.

Additional videos to help you navigate online courses, your student eServices account, and more can be found here.

Course Delivery Methods (on-campus, online synchronous, online asynchronous, etc.)
Dropping vs. Withdrawing from a Course
How to Navigate eServices
How to Search and Register for Courses
How to Access and Review your Degree Audit Report
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Student Services

Student services, including things like academic advising, tutoring, financial aid and counseling will be delivered remotely. Services are available over the phone or via virtual meeting. A complete list of contacts and additional details can be found on our website.

Remote Student Service Options 


Anoka-Ramsey Bookstores in Coon Rapids and Cambridge will be open for fall semester book purchasing starting August 3, 2020. To promote safety and limit face-to-face contact, students are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to place book orders online. Online orders can be completed a number of ways:

  1. Shipped directly to students. NOTE: students will be responsible for shipping costs.
  2. Prepared for curbside pick-up on campus. Curbside pickup will be available Mon. to Thurs. 8:30 am to 3:30 pm and Friday 8 am to 11 am.
  3. Prepared for in-store pickup.

More Details About Online Book Ordering 

Technology Access

We’re committed to providing students access to the technology needed to succeed.

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is here to support students with the equipment, software and internet access needed for successful learning.

Students in need of technology to continue their education should complete a ARCC/ATC Student Loaner Request . Once completed someone from ARCC/ATC OIT department will connect to help determine what equipment will best fit your needs.

Complete a Student Computer Loaner Request 

Self-Service Technology Resources and Tutorials

OIT Service Desk/Lab Support

    • Contact the Service Desk
    • Phone 763-433-1510
    • Email: it.helpdesk@anokaramsey.edu and it.helpdesk@anokatech.edu

Open lab hours (faculty, staff and registered students only)

    • Cambridge Fall Semester Hours (Starting Aug. 24)
      • Monday to Thursday 7 am to 5 pm
      • Friday 7 am to 4 pm
    • Coon Rapids Fall Semester Hours (Starting Aug. 24)
      • Monday to Thursday 7 am to 7 pm
      • Friday 7 am to 4 pm
    • Summer Semester: Monday to Thursday 10 am to 3 pm, closed Friday to Sunday
  • Remote Phone Support
    • Monday to Thursday, 7:30 am to 7 pm
    • Friday 7:30 am  to 4 pm

Resources for Support

We understand this moment is uniquely challenging.

Managing closures, postponements and rules regarding our public health can be stressful. Navigating changing employment or benefit status, food insecurity, childcare fluctuations and dozens of other challenges can make it difficult to focus on academics.

Basic Needs Resources

Supplementary Information

  • Building Hours

    Building Closed to the Public

    Access through Door 1 only
    Monday to Thursday
    Open: 6:30 am
    Close: (typically) 5 pm
    Buildings close one hour after last on-site class/lab begins
    One hour after campus computer lab closes

    Open: 6:30 am
    Close: 5:00 pm

    Coon Rapids
    Access through Door 1 (North Parking Lot) or Performing Arts Center only

    Monday to Thursday
    Open: 6:30 am
    Close: (typically) 7:30 pm 
    Buildings close one hour after last on-site class/lab begins
    One hour after campus computer lab closes

    Open: 6:30 am
    Close: 5:00 pm

    Dining Services and Coffee Shop – Closed until further notice. Grab-and-go food options available in Campus Store.

  • Contacts

    MN Dept of Health HOTLINE
    651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903
    7 am to 7 pm

    Don Lewis
    Vice President of Administration & Finance

    Mary Jacobson
    Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

    Cliff Anderson
    Director of Public Safety

    Courtney Toenniges
    Campus Public Health Nurse

    Office of Public Safety

    Accounts Payable

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