Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Get Connected: Hotspots, Public Wi-Fi & Cell Phone Tethering Tips

Now that our classes have transitioned to a remote learning format, we know internet access is more important than ever. We've compiled a list of public Wi-Fi hotspots in our area that you can access from the safety of your car. We've also provided instructions on using your cell phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Public Wi-Fi

Click here to view locations in Google Maps.

Free Wi-Fi at Businesses

These local establishments are known for Wi-Fi signals that may extend into parking lots and nearby outdoor spaces.
  • Don’t enter sensitive information. Use ‘https’ (secure) websites as much as possible. 
  • Forget the network in your Wi-Fi settings when you are done working.
  • Enable two-factor authentication on frequently visited sites when possible.
  • Learn more:

Cell Phone Hotspots: iPhone or iPad

If you have an iPhone or an iPad with a connection to a cellular provider, you can set up a Wi-Fi hotspot anywhere and share internet access with a laptop or other mobile device. To set up/enable the Personal Wi-Fi Hot Spot built into your Apple iOS Smart Device, follow the instructions

First, tap on the Settings icon on your home screen.

Then, in the Settings menu, tap Personal Hotspot.

In most cases when the Personal Hotspot screen appears it will already have the Personal Hotspot slider set to enabled (the button will be green); this is because the Personal Hotspot enables as the screen is opened. If however, the slider is not
enabled, tap it to turn it on.

Once the Personal Hotspot slider is enabled, it will be green and you may proceed to the next step.

If your Wi-Fi on your phone is not enabled, enabling the Personal Hotspot will prompt you if you wish to enable Wi-Fi; tap Turn on Wi-Fi to enable the connection so that will be able to connect your laptop or computer to this mobile Hot Spot that you have enabled on your phone.

The Wi-Fi Password will be listed below the slider.

On your laptop or desktop computer, you will be able to
connect to the Personal Hotspot using the instructions below(also appearing in the screenshot to the left). Please note, the name of your device may be something other than “Personal iPhone” depending on your particular setup:

1. Choose “Personal iPhone” from the Wi-Fi settings on your computer or other device.
2. Enter the password when prompted.

Cell Phone Hotspots: Android

To set up/enable the Mobile Hotspot built into your Google/Samsung/LG or other Android Smart Device, follow the instructions below:

First, tap on the Settings icon on your home screen.

Then, in the Settings menu, tap the Connections icon.

Once in the Connections menu, scroll near the bottom of the
menu and tap Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.

From the Mobile Hotspot and Tethering menu, tap the Mobile Hotspot slider to enable this feature.

The Mobile Hotspot slider will turn blue once enabled.

With the Mobile Hotspot enabled, the instructions to connect to the hotspot will appear in the Mobile Hotspot menu as shown on the left:

Connecting with password
1. Turn on Wi-Fi on the device (PC, laptop etc.) you want to use internet.
2. Find My Hotspot in Wi-Fi network list.
3. Connect to My Hotspot by entering hotspotpassword as
the password.
4. Enjoy the Internet using your personal Mobile Hotspot.

As an alternative, there are also instructions using a QR code to connect, if that feature is enabled, though this is optional.

Below the instructions to connect, the password for the hotspot and Wi-Fi sharing (disabled by default) will also be listed.

At the bottom of this screen, a list of devices that are connected to the hotspot will be listed, though this will likely be empty (as shown) if this is your first time enabling this feature.

This and the next step are optional and are an alternative for the first steps of this process. You may also open the Mobile Hotspot menu from the icon on the Swipe Down menu if available.

From here, you may tap the Tethering or Mobile HotSpot item to set it up.

Cellular Provider Information

In response to COVID-19, most cellular providers have increased access to internet services. Here’s
a quick overview of the major providers in Arizona (as of April 1, 2020):

  • Waive domestic postpaid wireless plan overage charges for data, voice or text for residential or small business wireless customers incurred because of economic hardship related to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Keep our public Wi-Fi hotspots open for anyone who needs them.
  • Not terminate the service of any postpaid wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customer because of their inability to pay their bill due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Waive any late payment fees that any postpaid wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business, U-verse TV or DIRECTV customer may incur because of economic hardship related to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • See for more information.
  • Adding data for new and existing customers to capped and unlimited voice and data plans for a limited time.
  • Offering 2GB of data, with unlimited talk and text, for $15/mo.
  • Waive the reactivation fee and the Automated Phone System fee that applies to service payments.
  • Offer BridgePay, which lets you split your current bill into two payments, giving you an additional 7  days to pay. 
  • See for more information.
  • Most consumer customers on metered data (not Unlimited) plans will receive Unlimited data for 60 days (or a minimum of 2 bill cycles).
  • Sprint will provide an additional 20 GB Mobile Hotspot per month per line for customers that already have Mobile Hotspot in their plan for 60 days (or a minimum of 2 bill cycles).
  • Sprint will also provide 20 GB Mobile Hotspot per month per line to any customer that has a capable handset and does not have Mobile Hotspot today for 60 days (or a minimum of 2 bill cycles).
  • See for more information.
T-Mobile & Metro by T-Mobile
  • ALL current T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers as of March 13, 2020 who have legacy plans without unlimited high-speed data will get unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days (excluding roaming).
  • Starting March 20, 2020, providing T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers on smartphone plans with hotspot data an additional 20GB of smartphone mobile hotspot (10GB per bill cycle for the next 60 days) for each voice line. (TMobile Connect excluded).
  • Working with our Lifeline partners to provide customers extra free data up to 5GB of data per month through May 13, 2020.
  • See and for more information.
U.S. Cellular
  • Eliminated overage charges for those of you on legacy plans, including Shared Connect and other postpaid and prepaid plans with data limits, so you can use the data you need without worrying about your bill.
  • To further enhance your experience, if you are currently on a limited 2GB or 6GB plan, your plan will not be throttled to 2G speeds at those thresholds.
  • Additionally, extra data provided beyond your plan will be delivered at speeds that are suitable for standard definition video quality.
  • If you’re on an Unlimited Everyday or Even Better plan, we’ve provided you an extra 15GB of hotspot data to adjust to any shifting and varying work arrangements.
  • See for more information.
  • Give 15GB of additional high-speed data for wireless consumer and small business customers that will be automatically applied to consumer plans from March 25 through April 30, 2020. No customer action is necessary.
  • Offer a new affordable internet option for low-income households, starting April 3. Click for the latest news release.
  • Waived late fees and overage charges for 60 days from March 16 to May 13 for customers and small businesses who let us know they are unable to pay as a result of economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we will not terminate service to those customers.
  • Current customers who have Lifeline service (low income) as of March 20 will have all billing charges waived for 60 days (two billing cycles) beginning with their March 22, 2020 bills.
  • See for more information.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Please join us for a virtual town hall meeting, moderated by President Peterson, at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8 and 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 9. A panel of student service experts will detail the resources available to students in this new online learning atmosphere. All students and parents/guardians are encouraged to tune in and learn how Chandler-Gilbert's commitment to student success remains unchanged as we transition to this new format.

Wednesday, April 8
4 - 5 p.m.
Click here to join the meeting, or call in:
Access code: 965 428 969

Thursday, April 9
10 - 11 a.m.
Click here to join the meeting, or call in:
Access code: 968 836 257

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

COVID-19 East Valley Community Resources

We have compiled a list of food and medical resources available in the East Valley. Please refer to the links provided for the most up-to-date information from these community resources. We recommend calling an organization to confirm hours and availability prior to visiting.

We are committed to the academic success of our students, and we understand that basic needs have a direct impact on the well-being and success of our students. Basic needs can include food, housing, transportation, wellness, and other important services. This page is meant to help connect students and their families to basic needs information and resources, and it will evolve as more resources are added.

CAP, Family Resource Center, Literacy Program, Food Bank, Emergency Shelter
Emergency Food Boxes
If you are in need of food assistance, emergency Food Boxes tailored to family size and special dietary needs, including infants, children, and homeless individuals are distributed

  • Monday 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday 3:00  – 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Supplemental Food Boxes containing fresh perishable food are distributed every Friday from 9:00 a.m. while food supplies last. Food tickets are distributed beginning at 7:30 a.m.

345 S. California Street
Chandler, AZ 85225
(480) 963.1423

FANS Across America Charitable Foundation
Providing daily living necessities to homeless students, families in transition, victims and children of domestic violence.

78 W. Ray Road
Chandler, AZ 85225
(480) 821.3013

Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank
Due to health and safety concerns related to the Covid-19 virus, they have temporarily closed all operations and food distribution at the food bank.

They will begin drive-through food distribution from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 23. Please note that this will NOT take place at the food bank. The drive-through food distribution will take place at 2541 N. Arizona Ave in Chandler, which is a little over one mile north of the current location.  The actual entrance is located just east of Arizona Avenue on Palomino Drive. They will have signage to direct the flow of traffic.

Please check back for additional updates as they become available.

1368 N. Arizona Avenue, Suite 112
Chandler, Arizona 85225
(480) 857-2296

PAZ DE CRISTO Community Center/Food Bank
424 W. Broadway Road
Mesa, Arizona 85210
(480) 464.2379
Hours of Operation: M-F from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Harvest Compassion Center Chandler
33 E. Comstock Dr. Ste. 5
Chandler, Arizona 85225
(480) 686.8408
Hours of Operation: M from 9-11:30 a.m. | Sat from 9:00 -11:30 a.m.

Open Arms Care Center
522 N. Gilbert Road, Ste. 103
Gilbert, Arizona 85234
(480) 539.0175
Hours of Operation: M, W from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. | T, TH from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. & 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Sat. 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

United Food Bank Help Yourself
Help Yourself is moving to the Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St., for a drive-thru style food distribution this Friday, April 3 from 8 a.m. to noon.

You must empty out your trunks prior to arriving so we can safely and quickly load your food.
Enter from University Drive onto N. Centennial Way. Review the green lines on the map below.
Please pay attention to volunteers directing traffic.

If you are arriving by foot or bike, go to the walk-in area indicated in light blue on the map.

If you are feeling any cold or flu symptoms, especially cough, fever or shortness of breath, please stay home and seek treatment so you can get better.

Currently, all food at Help Yourself is available at no charge. This includes frozen meats, produce, dairy, bread and non-perishable foods.
If you or someone you know needs food support, this resource is available. Please note, this is for those with an immediate need for food assistance, not to support the stockpiling of vital resources.

Help Yourself will be open every Friday, until further notice.

Chandler CARE Center
The food bank plans to remain open unless otherwise advised, providing emergency food boxes to Chandler residents Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8-11 a.m. They will not have a Thursday Farmer's Market until further notice.

CUSD Curbside Meal Service
Free meals will be served for ANY CHILD 18 or Under
District enrollment is not required
Children must be present
Meals should be consumed at home or off-site
Breakfast and lunch will be served during each meal period

Hamilton High School
3700 S. Arizona Ave, Chandler
(Main Entrance)
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Chandler High School
350 N Arizona Ave, Chandler
(Main Entrance)
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Andersen Junior High
1255 Dobson Rd, Chandler
(Main Entrance)
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Willis Junior High
401 S. McQueen Rd, Chandler
(Main Entrance)
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Perry High
1919 E. Queen Creed Rd., Gilbert
(North West Entrance)
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Please also note that they have enhanced their cleaning and hygiene procedures to meet this new challenge. Food Service workers are required to wash their hands and replace single-use gloves every 15 minutes. The kitchens, service areas, and high touch contact surfaces will be sanitized continuously throughout their use to ensure their safety.

Updates will be available continuously at the following websites:

For more information, please contact 480.812.7240 or

Mesa Public Schools
Throughout the closure, sack lunches for children 18 and under will be available at district elementary schools from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each lunch comes with a breakfast item for the next day. Drive-through or walk-up service is provided. Families are encouraged to immediately leave campus after picking up lunch and practice social distancing. Find the participating school nearest you at

Gilbert Public Schools
Meals for Children during School Closure at GPS
Pick Up and Go Meals for Ages 18 years and younger Free Meals Served starting Tuesday, March 17 at the sites listed below:

Harris Elementary 1820 S. Harris Drive Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 a.m |. Lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday

Mesquite Junior High 130 West Mesquite Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 a.m |. Lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday

Highland Junior High 6915 E. Guadalupe Rd Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 a.m |. Lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday

Meridian Elementary 3900 South Mountain Rd Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 a.m |. Lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday

Greenfield Junior High 101 S. Greenfield Rd Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 a.m |. Lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday

South Valley Junior 2034 South Lindsay Road Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 a.m |. Lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday

Kyrene School District
Kyrene will be providing bagged meals for any child 18 years old and under beginning Tuesday, March 17 at various pick-up locations. Each bag will include a cold breakfast and lunch. Please call (480) 541-1660 or email with any questions.
Meals will be available at the following locations and times:

Kyrene Family Resource Center (FRC), 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
1330 E. Dava Dr. Tempe, AZ  85283

Kyrene de la Colina parking lot, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
13612 S. 36th Street, Phoenix AZ 85044

Pueblo Middle School parking lot, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
360 S. Twelve Oaks Boulevard, Chandler, AZ 85226

Pascua Yaqui Building, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Itom Hiapsi, 9405 S. Avenida Del Yaqui, Guadalupe, AZ 85283

South Mountain Community Center, 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
212 E Alta Vista Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85042

Gila River Reservation, Thwajik Ki Treatment Center, 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
3850 N. 16th St., Chandler, AZ 85226

Additionally, Kyrene families can pick up food boxes and hygiene supplies at the FRC. To limit contact, these items will be available through the garage door. The main building will not be open. FRC hours will be weekdays, 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The Kyrene Family Resource Center is located next to Kyrene de Los Ninos, 1330 E. Dava Dr., Tempe, AZ  85283.

Queen Creek Unified School District
Beginning March 23rd, both breakfast and lunch will be available Monday-Friday from 10am-12pm at the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley located at 22557 S Ellsworth Road Queen Creek, AZ 85142. These meals are provided at no charge to all Queen Creek students 18 years and under. Meals will be served curbside via a grab-n-go model of food delivery.

Higley Unified School District
Any individual aged 18 and younger may pick up both breakfast and a sack lunch from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday, in a drive-thru style service at ALL Higley schools.

There are no income or resident requirements as this is part of a federally funded program open to anyone under 18 years old.

Individuals must be present to receive the meals and meals are to-go only.

Additional Resources:

Adelante Healtcare: A Community Health Care Center
1705 W. Main Street
Mesa, Arizona 85201

Adelante Healthcare welcomes most commercial insurance plans, including Medicare and AHCCCS. For those without insurance, self-pay and sliding fee discount programs are available.

9 Valley Locations

  • Buckeye
  • Central Phoenix
  • Gila Bend
  • Goodyear
  • Mesa
  • Peoria
  • Surprise
  • West Phoenix
  • Wickenburg
Valleywise Behavioral Health Center
570 W. Brown Road
Mesa, Arizona 85201
(602) 344-5011

COVID-19 Support Serivices through Arizona Together

Department of Economic Security Community Resouces Related to COVID-19 

Health Care 

Foster Care Support Services

Arizona State University 
Students are able to connect with both ASU Health Services as well as Counseling Services.  Both are offering remote access,

The ASU community is encouraged to stay up to date with COVID-19 details at

Edquity for College Students 
Financial literacy, emergency resources and emergency aid. A free version of the app is available through the app store where students can identify local community resources that may be able to offer support. 

Marc Community Resources, Inc.
924 N. Country Club Dr.
Mesa, Arizona 85201
(480) 969.3800

A nonprofit corporation providing educational, therapeutic, rehabilitation and social services to children and adults with developmental and, physical disabilities and behavioral health challenges.

A New Leaf
Housing|Health|Community Services
868 E. University Drive
Mesa, Arizona 85203
(480) 969.4024

Crisis Hotline
Maricopa Crisis Line (602) 222.9444 | 1.800.631.1314 | TTY (602) 274.3360
EMPACT Suicide Hotline (480) 784.1500
EMPACT Sexual Assault Hotline 1.800.254.4357
Teen Lifeline (602) 248.8336
Banner Help Line (602) 254.4357

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Schedule Virtual Tutoring Support

You’ve got your schedule for next week’s courses. Now, take a moment to schedule time with our tutoring staff for the courses you are most challenged by. Do you have an English class at 8 a.m. on Monday? Perhaps your writing tutoring block should be Tuesday morning to address assignments from the previous day. Is there a Math class on Wednesday afternoon? Book some time for Thursday morning to help address outstanding math problems you’re struggling with. 

TUTOR MATCH FAQ: Who? What? Why? How? When?

What is Tutor Match?
Tutor Match is a remote tutoring option offered by Brainfuse, a free, on-line tutoring service available to Chandler-Gilbert students. Tutor Match allows you to schedule on-line tutoring appointments with CGCC tutors.  
Click here to connect to Tutor Match within the Tutoring Platform (Brainfuse).

Why should I use Tutor Match?
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all Chandler-Gilbert campuses are closed and all in-person classes will switch over to a remote format.  To help provide academic support for CGCC courses, access to online tutoring has been extended to all students (previously only available for students in online and hybrid courses).  Tutor Match will let you connect with tutors from the CGCC Math, Science, and Writing Centers for help with any of your current Chandler-Gilbert classes. 

Who can use Tutor Match? 
At this time, access to Brainfuse and Tutor Match has been extended to all CGCC students.  Please note that you may only use Brainfuse for assistance with Chandler-Gilbert courses in which you are currently enrolled. The use of Brainfuse for coursework from other institutions is strictly prohibited and subject to the college's policies and procedures regarding the acceptable use of student support resources.  Brainfuse tutoring sessions are recorded and reviewed by college personnel on a regular basis.

When can I use Tutor Match?
Tutor Match will show which tutors are available once you have chosen a subject. You can then select a session time from the list of available tutors.  Students also have access to the Live Help option (through Brainfuse staff) for times that CGCC tutors are not available for pre-scheduled sessions. As much as possible, it is highly recommended that you utilize CGCC tutors via Brainfuse Tutor Match since they are more familiar with your CGCC coursework, instructor expectations, and assignments. 

How do I use Tutor Match?

Request a Tutoring Session
  • Log in to Brainfuse using your MEID and password.
  • Look for Tutor Match.

  • Select a Topic (the discipline in which you need help; not necessarily your school of study) and select a Subject (a specific class or subject)  


  • Click on Schedule


  • Ensure your Time Zone is correct (for Arizona, select MST).  If it is not correct, click on the time zone link. A separate box will appear where you can change your time zone and continue scheduling your appointment. 
  • Preferred Modality should be set to Online
  • Select a specific tutor from Available Tutors to narrow your search to the tutor of your choice. Otherwise, to see ALL available tutors, leave as "Select a tutor". 

  • Select the date for your appointment from the calendar. 
  • Find a time slot that works for you and click on Select.  (Please schedule appointments at least 20 minutes in advance of the session start time so tutors have a chance to confirm the appointment. )       
  • Tip: If you prefer to view the calendar for the entire month, select month in the upper right-hand corner.
  • Almost done! Double-check your time zone is correct, complete the online form with your phone number, SMS reminder preference, and notes about the assistance you are seeking, then click Request Session.​

Session Confirmation 

You will see a pending confirmation page letting you know that the tutor has been notified of your request
  • When the tutor confirms your request, you will receive a confirmation email to your account
  • The time and date of the appointment will be included.

How to Attend
  • Log back into Brainfuse shortly before your session starts, hover over your name (top right on the page), and click on My Calendar and then on Enter to access the session.
  • Note: Brainfuse works best on your computer, laptop, or tablet.  Accessing Tutor Match through your cell phone is not recommended.

How to Cancel a Tutoring Session
  • Log into Online Tutoring
  • Click on your Username in the top right corner under the "Logout" button
  • Select My Calendar 
  • Click Cancel next to the appointment that you wish to cancel

The following video outlines the directions described above for your reference. 

Monday, March 23, 2020

Virtual Enrollment Team

We know you have many questions and concerns as we transition to a new learning format in the wake of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Student success is one of our guiding principles at Chandler-Gilbert, so we want to provide you with as many resources as possible to ease the uncertainties during this time. One of these resources is our Virtual Enrollment Team accessible via texts. Your texted questions will be automatically directed to the correct department where a helpful staff member can assist you. 

Our enrollment team can support you with questions regarding the following enrollment services:
  • ACE (keyword: ACE)
  • Admissions & Registration (keyword: Admission)
  • Dual Enrollment (keyword: Dual Enrollment)
  • Financial Aid (keyword: Financial Aid)
  • General Help (keyword: Coyote Chat)
  • Coyote Kickoff (keyword: Kickoff)
  • Hoop of Learning (keyword: Hoop of Learning)
  • New Students (keyword: New Students)
  • Registration (keyword: registration)
  • Scholarships (keyword: Scholarships)
  • Student Business Services (keyword: Cashier)
  • Testing (keyword: Testing) 
Text us at 480.351.2221 with questions about any of the above and we'll respond as promptly as possible. Our staff is available Monday - Thursday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Should you reach us after hours, we’ll reply during the following business day. 

COVID-19 Update: Community Resources, Class Information, and Support Services

Dear Chandler-Gilbert Community,

Thank you for your patience and flexibility during these uncertain and challenging times. 

Please note:
  • In-person and hybrid classes are temporarily postponed and will convert to online instruction on Monday, April 6, 2020.
  • If you are currently enrolled in any in-person/hybrid courses, your instructor(s) will be contacting you with further instructions.
  • To make it easier for you to stay connected and access your online/hybrid classes, see our list of internet/WiFi solutions and learn from extensive tutorial guides provided on the Canvas student homepage
  • Current online classes will continue as scheduled.
  • College student support services are only available remotely or virtually.

Continue to check your email regularly, your instructors will provide you with information on how your classes will be conducted and how you will access your assignments/exams. 

If you are experiencing concerns about your health and well being, food or housing insecurity, financial stress, or anxiety -- you are not alone! We are available to help.
Support Services and Community Resources
Additional Resources include AZ 211 - Get Connected. Get Answers and Find Help Phoenix .

We are adding more resources on a regular basis to assist you in meeting your individual needs. Please reference the Basic Needs Assistance website for more information during these difficult times.

The staff and faculty at Chandler-Gilbert Community College are diligently working to continue to provide high-quality learning experiences and support for you as you continue your academic journey. We are able to assist you virtually (e.g., online, phone, email, etc.). You can access the majority of our services , tools , and connect with staff for additional support . You may also reference our website,

Please reference the COVID-19 website for the most up-to-date information. If you need support and/or have questions please email .


Dr. Greg Peterson
CGCC President

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Spring Semester 2020 Class Schedule Update

Dear Chandler-Gilbert Community,

Thank you for your continued support for one another and our community during these challenging times. We are concerned for your well-being and the health of our college and broader community.
Based on the continuously evolving status surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, MCCCD has decided all online courses will continue as scheduled and all in-person and hybrid classes are now postponed through Sunday, April 5, 2020.
What does this mean for you?
      In-person and hybrid courses will resume in an online/alternative delivery format beginning on April 6, 2020, and will be offered in this format through the end of the semester.
      Your instructors will be contacting you with information about how your class will be continuing. Please check Canvas for your classes and information.
      As you already know, all current online classes are continuing as scheduled.
      We recognize that there are some courses and learning experiences that cannot be delivered in an alternative format, and we are currently identifying solutions. These classes might include classes with field experiences, service learning, student teaching, practicum, and clinical experiences. Should your specific course not be offered online by April 6, 2020, you will be contacted prior to that date with further instructions.
      A potential two-week extension for the end of spring semester for some courses is being considered by some instructors.  If this affects you, your faculty will inform you how this impacts your specific course.
If you need accommodations for a disability, please connect with a Disabilities Resource Coordinator here.
Please continue to check your Maricopa email address, follow us on social media and check for up to date information.
Additionally, the District Office and Colleges have identified resources to support students in transitioning online, such as:
      anywhere computing - learn how you can virtually set up meetings with faculty and other students.
Please note that your college will not be providing in-person services on campus until further notice. Information about how you can access college services will be available on our website. Should local health authorities or other government officials mandate a different policy allowing the opening of campuses, you will be notified.


Dr. Greg Peterson