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The Fall 2020 schedule features a lot of flexibility and options. LMC is offering five class types, including online, hybrid, in-person and combinations, depending on the course type and your comfort level.

Lake Michigan College is offering a 10 percent tuition discount for Fall 2020, which begins Sept. 8. Find out more about becoming a student at LMC.

Visiting Campus

Campus is open to the public beginning July 13. Check the hours for each campus on the campus pages: Benton Harbor, South Haven, Niles. Masks are required to enter buildings on campus.  

If you prefer to meet with us virtually or are medically unable to wear a mask, call 269-927-8128 to schedule an appointment.

Health Screen Checkpoints

Everyone coming to each campus will need to stop at the health screen checkpoint. You will need to answer a short questionnaire about your health in order to gain entry to campus. You can complete the questionnaire ahead of time and either keep the window up or take a screenshot to show the security staff.  

Contractors and vendors are required to have an appointment prior to coming on campus, in addition to completing the health screen questionnaire.   

No one will be allowed on campus who is experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms or has come into contact with someone with diagnosed or suspected COVID-19 in the past 14 days.  

Your Responsibilities on Campus

  • Keep each other safe.
  • Masks must be worn to enter.
  • Practice social distancing by staying 6 feet away or more from others.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth. Wash hands frequently.
  • If you are sick or have symptoms, stay home.  
  • If you become sick on campus, go home immediately. Contact a staff member for instructions if you need to wait for a ride.

Safety Measures

The safety of students, employees and visitors is the top priority of Lake Michigan College. We have been working to create new safety procedures across all aspects of the College.   

  • Markings on the floor will help designate where to wait at reception areas and remind us all how to space in hallways.
  • Clear physical barriers have been set in place at high transaction areas.
  • Stairs are identified as either “up” or “down” to eliminate cross traffic.
  • Elevators, meeting rooms and classrooms have signage to show how many people are allowed in order to keep social distancing.  
  • Hand sanitizer is located in high-traffic areas and at shared equipment, such as copy machines.  
  • We are increasing outside air ventilation rates and circulation, where possible.
  • Cleaning measures are increased with special attention to frequently touched surfaces, like door hardware, railings, and worksurfaces. 
  • The new spacious Learning Resource Center is set up to support socially distanced computer access, including the individual computers in new small study areas with sliding glass doors.
  • All LMC employees were required to complete additional COVID-19 training on the LMC Preparedness & Response Plan.
  • We have new procedures in place to manage situations that may arise, like someone becoming sick on campus.

Athletics and Housing

All seven intercollegiate athletic teams are also planning to resume beginning with the Fall season. Spectators will not be permitted at athletics events.

Plans are being finalized to reopen Beckwith Hall with reduced capacity.

Services Available

The campus will be open beginning July 13 for in-person services for current and prospective students. Remote services will also continue to be available.  

The Fitness Center is closed per the Governor’s executive order.  

Hawk’s Nest Café will open for the Fall 2020 semester. Food trucks are available on campus during the summer.

COVID Relief Fund

LMC is contributing to community relief efforts by donating Personal Protective Equipment from our academic programs and by manufacturing PPE in our Fab Lab. If you would like to donate to our Covid Relief Fund, visit the Foundation's donation page





Services for students will remain available online during regular business hours, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Some services including Student Technology Support and the Writing Center have extended hours. 

Financial Assistance

CARES Grant Application: If you are a current student with added expenses such as course materials and technology for remote learning as well as food, housing, childcare, healthcare and more, you may apply for the new CARES Grant. Apply online. Working students and new graduates may also be eligible for unemployment benefits through the CARES Act.

Special Circumstances Review: If you or your family face a loss of income related to COVID-19, you may qualify. Dependent Students can apply here. Independent Students can apply here.

Scholarships: Scholarship money is also still available through LMC’s Foundation. Learn more and apply on the scholarships webpage.

General Questions

​College’s main phone line: (269) 927-1000

Academic Support

Use Canvas to contact your professors regarding individual coursework expectations.

Library: online learning resources including databases, e-books, research guides, citation help
Call: (269) 927-8605
Ask-A-Librarian contact form

Tutoring: Learning assistance including general and course-specific tutoring
Call: (269) 927-8750

Student Technology Support: Assistance with technology questions or issues
Call: (269) 927-6108

Writing Center: online writing consultations for course assignments and other writing pieces
Call: (269) 927-8167
Schedule your appointment

Student Services

Admissions: Steps to become a student at LMC.
Text: (269) 927-8626
Call: (269) 927-8626

Advising: Make an appointment, general advising questions, withdrawing from classes, transfer help, student educational plans.
​Text: (269) 927-8128
​Call: (269) 927-8128

Bookstore: Return your books for free via UPS - learn more on the Barnes & Noble website.

Counseling: contact Advising (above)

Financial Aid: grants, loans, scholarships, workstudy, and general financial aid questions
​Text: (269) 927-8112
Call: (269) 927-8112

Registration and Records/Registrar’s Office/One Stop: registration help and questions, enrollment verifications, transcripts, transfer credit, graduation applications
Text: (269) 927-8107
Call: (269) 927-8107



Spectrum Lakeland Is offering free virtual and drive-through screenings for COVID-19.  

Charter Communications 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.

Comcast is offering free access to its Xfinity WiFi hot spots for everyone, including non-subscribers, for the 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 is suspending the termination of wireless, home phone or broadband service when customers can't pay their bills because of coronavirus disruptions. The company is also waiving related late fees. 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.

Enterprise is reducing the minimum age for renting a car to 18 through May 31 "to make it easier for students to get home to their families" due to the suspension of college courses.

U-Haul will extend 30 days of free self-storage at U-Haul-owned and -operated facilities to help college students impacted by unforeseen schedule changes at their universities.

United Way of Southwest Michigan To get help, simply dial 211 or 844-875-9211 to speak to a community resource advisor that can provide information and referrals for everyday needs in times of crisis.  

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services For emergency relief services including:

  • Cash, Food, Medical, or Home & Burial Assistance: 855-275-6424 (855-ASK-MICH) 

  • General Information: 517-241-3740 
    Hearing impaired callers may contact the Michigan Relay Center at 711 and ask for the number above. 

  • Public Health Emergencies: 517-335-9030 (For Bureau of Laboratories Public Health Emergencies ONLY) 

  • Hotlines for providing assistance services - view the full list of hotlines



Information and updates for employees will be communicated through your supervisors and published on the LMC Employee Portal.

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