Resources for Students during COVID-19 Remote Instruction

Keeping students engaged in learning

Below, please find the most up to date information regarding access to student support services on campus or remotely. 

This page will be updated as new information is available.

Last Updated: July 7, 2020, 5:15 p.m.

Hours and Information regarding on-campus support services:

The College is open on a limited basis, but most of the student support services are being offered remotely or we are inviting students to make appointments to come to the College so as to continue to practice social distancing.

Please note that as of May 6, 2018, all residents are required to wear face masks in public places; this includes the BCC campus.

Digital Commons  
The Digital Commons is closed but there are staff available to help from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Please make an appointment to access technology by contacting the Digital Commons team.

WiFi Availability on Campus - Parking Lots
If you don't have stable Internet access, you can drive to the College and hop on the College's WiFi from your car. Just use the map above to note where the WiFi signal is strongest from the parking lots.

As of Jan. 18, 2023, masks are optional for fully vaccinated individuals when indoors on campus. Please respect and support those who choose to continue wearing masks and are using other tools to provide enhanced protection.

All students taking in person classes, accessing in person services, and anyone who visits campus regularly must be fully vaccinated (download PDF). All faculty and staff are also required to be fully vaccinated (download PDF).

If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation to the COVID-19 vaccine policy, click here.

Quicklinks for students

Additional resources:

Jonathan Edwards Library

The Jonathan Edwards Library is closed but there are staff available to help from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
Our librarians, Karen and Andrea are here to help you with your reference and research needs so please contact them by phone at 412-236-2157, by email at, by Text at 413-650-1275, or through our Chat Box located on the BCC Library webpage.  We can also provide one-on-one Zoom sessions by appointment.   

Remote Tutoring (via Zoom Meeting or email) is available from Monday through Friday.  Please email Tutorial Services ( for information. To request a tutor, complete the Request For Tutor form.

Campus Cupboard Food Pantry
The Campus Cupboard is still available by appointment, just contact Deborah Carderella at 413-236-1602 to schedule an appointment.

The Bookstore is closed at this time - but you can contact them at the link above to have your questions answered.

  • ANY student with an email that has the .edu extension can set up an account in VitalSource (over 1 million titles available) and RedShelf (over 700,000 titles) and obtain access to seven free e-texts from each vendor through May 25.

Student Financial Services
Student Financial Services has gone to remote meetings, but someone is available to help between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please contact Student Financial Services to schedule a remote meeting.

Student Enrollment Services
Student Enrollment Services has gone to remote meetings, but someone is available to help between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please contact Student Enrollment Services to schedule a remote meeting.

Student Engagement Center
Please contact  the Student Engagement Center to schedule a remote meeting.

Testing Center
Remote proctoring is an option for students who would like to test as soon as is possible. To be able to engage in remote proctoring, a student will need a computer or laptop that has a camera. Phones are not recommended. A student will need to provide a full name, date of birth, email, phone number and whether they have taken the test before. To make an appointment, please email

TRiO Student Support
Please contact TRiO Student Support Services to schedule a remote meeting.

Disability Resources
Please contact  the Disability Resource Center to schedule a remote meeting.

Personal Counseling
Please contact  the Personal Counseling Office to schedule a remote meeting.

The Writing Center
The Writing Center is closed during the summer.

Academic Advising - Career Development - Transfer Counseling
The Academic Advising, Career Development and Transfer Counseling Offices will be available remotely. Please contact  the Academic Advising, Career Development, or Transfer Counseling offices to schedule a remote meeting.

Closed for the Time Being

Food Services

Paterson Field House

South County Center