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Visit the ISS Virtual Help Desk for assistance with the online environment.
College locations are on a Level 3 Restricted Access. Building and grounds are not accessible. The only exception will be authorized personnel to complete essential functions, campus Police Officers and students who need to access external WiFi hotspots or pickup a Laker Food Pantry bag. To request access to campus buildings use the Campus Visit Approval Form.
All campus services will continue to operate in a virtual environment during this time.
The Level 3 Restricted Access applies to all College locations including campus, the Workforce Development Center in Mattoon, the Kluthe Center in Effingham, the Eastern Region Center in Marshall and the Western Region Center in Pana. Please call the Police Department at 217-232-1908 if needed.
Please visit the state of Illinois FAQ page for more information about the Stay at Home order.
All 2020 Summer Classes will be offered online.
Please check Canvas and your Laker Mail for communication from your instructors. Click here for instructions on how to log into your VM through viewportal
Visit the ISS Virtual Help Desk for assistance with the online environment
Unfortunately, you will not be able to access campus buildings during Level 3 Restricted Access to work on your classes. However, you can access external WiFi hotspots outside the Kluthe Center and Parking Lot E in front of the new Luther Student Center main entrance.
To access campus WiFi Hotspot use ENTRANCE 1 and follow the signs to Parking Lot E.
To access the Kluthe Center WiFi Hotspot park around the perimeter of the building.
A reminder to all Lakers of our collective responsibility to promote and protect academic integrity. Academic integrity includes avoiding all acts of academic dishonesty. Most students know the importance of avoiding plagiarism but some may not realize all that is considered to be academic dishonesty. Please be sure to review the College’s Academic Integrity Code to ensure you understand your responsibilities and the serious consequences that may follow acts of academic dishonesty in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures.
You can also contact the ISS help desk at 217-234-5261 for assistance in finding solutions. Additionally, here is a list of known providers that may be able to help:
Consolidated Communications: The internet provider is offering two months free home internet service and installation to those who are not currently customers. To take advantage of this offer, call 1-855-399-3084 and mention offer code “two months free”.
T-Mobile: The mobile phone service provider is providing unlimited data to all current customers who have plans with data for the next 60 days. It will also provide additional data to mobile hotspot users.
Comcast: The cable giant is offering free access to its Xfinity WiFi hot spots for everyone, including non-subscribers, for 60 days. It’s also providing unlimited data to its customers for no extra charge and is not disconnecting internet service or charging late fees for customers who say they can’t pay their bills. The company is also providing 60 days of free basic internet service to new customers.
AT&T: Like Comcast, AT&T is also providing free access to its public WiFi hot spots. The company also said its consumer home internet wireline customers and fixed wireless internet customers would receive unlimited data.
Charter Communications: The telecommunications company is providing free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi internet for the next 60 days to households with K-12 students or college students who don’t already have a subscription. Like Comcast and AT&T, it’s also offering its Wi-Fi hot spots for free to the public.
The Lake Land College Foundation also has an Emergency Assistance Fund that can be used to help students during this time. If you are a student who is facing challenges due to the online environment, please contact the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-234-5363.
In order to access your virtual machine (VM) from home, you will need to install the ViewPortal download on your computer. Click here for instructions on how to download viewportal
The ISS help desk is available by calling 217-234-5261. Help Desk Hours will be offered:
You can also check out Frequently Asked Questions ISS Virtual Help Desk for assistance with the online environment
Your instructor will be in touch with you with an alternative. In-person proctoring services on campus will not be available during the Level 3 Restricted Access time.
Counseling Services will be conducting appointments via phone, Zoom or Live Chat. Please call 217-234-5232 to confirm if this is a suitable option for you.
Career Services will be conducting mock interviews via phone. Please call 217-234-5288 to confirm if this is a suitable option for you.
We will be able to provide food from the Laker Food Pantry through a curbside pickup service. Pickup will be each Wednesday. Students are to drive up to the garage door on the north side of the Luther Student Center. Please contact Sharon Uphoff, College Nurse, at email@example.com by Tuesday at 5 p.m. for arrangements.
All Advising and Registration appointments will be held via Zoom or phone. Watch your postal mail for an updated orientation letter directing you how to reschedule your day (or complete online orientation and schedule a day). Please contact Counseling Services at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have regarding orientation and registration.
During the Level 3 Restricted Campus, the recycling program is closed.
Please call the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) hotline at 1-800-889-3931.
The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated funding directly to colleges and universities to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. Eligible expenses are those included under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care.
Implementation guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Education require that the emergency financial aid grants be awarded only to students who are eligible to participate in Title IV financial aid programs as determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). As such, Lake Land College will accept applications for emergency financial aid grants from students who are currently enrolled in the Spring 2020 semester who completed the FAFSA process. Those students may submit a request for emergency funds for up to $1,000 regardless of the amount of financial aid previously awarded, if any. A Request form is available in the Laker Hub and eligible students in need will be encouraged to apply.
CARES grants will be available again for students enrolling in Summer 2020 who have completed a 2019-2020 FAFSA. The application for summer grants will be available beginning June 1 so students enrolling in Summer still have time to get their 2019-2020 FAFSA completed and then apply for a CARES grant when the application becomes available.
If you have any questions, please email Financial Aid at email@example.com.