Campus Resources Persist Through Shelter in Place Order

By Alexa Bautista

Staff Writer

Many students were left with questions when the Board of Trustees released the announcement of City College closing down its campuses to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to the community.

Amongst these questions, many have asked what would happen to the countless resources that were available to students such as the library and resource centers. Every week, many students use City College’s resources for their strong community, tutoring services, counseling, technology, and student run activities.

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Without these resources, many are left abandoned with possibly no resources at home. As a result, many students are at risk of dropping their subjects because of this dependency. 

City College’s library continues to offer its online services to students that are accessible on the library website which include online tutoring, online textbook resources, self-paced research skills workshops for scholarly research, the OneSearch database, and 24 hour chat messaging with a reference librarian.

If a student needs to return or request a book and other materials, these actions will only be allowed when the library reopens and will not charge late fees. For tutoring, students are able to use Net Tutor which offers live sessions, answer questions when you submit them if no tutors are available, and review papers every day. Net Tutor is also available on a particular course’s homepage on the left hand side.

The Career Development Center, located at MUB 101, is also making an online presence available for CCSF students. The best way to reach out to the Career Development Center is through the email and by phone at (415) 239-3117 to request an appointment with any of the counselors. After doing so, if a student would like to request a counseling appointment, that can be scheduled over the phone or via Zoom call.

John Salangsang, career counselor at the Career Development Center, expressed his thoughts about reaching out to students.

Before the quarantine, we would see roughly more than 50 students a week during our normal busy times. This doesn’t include the dozens of students we interact with when we also conduct classroom workshops,” he said. “The career counseling appointments have been moved to phone or Zoom appointments. All our online resources will remain. Now for our workshops and job fairs, those were cancelled. Though, we may discuss hosting online workshops or job fairs.”

Latino Services Network (LSN), located at Cloud Hall room 364,  is continuing their services online to help everyone in the community. There are a multitude of services that LSN offers for students such as referrals to campus and community services, support for high school students transition into City College, and scholarships.

For counseling, LSN offers academic, vocational, and personal counseling. For any questions, concerns, or to request assistance, contact LSN by email or by phone (415) 452-5335. 

City College’s Student Health Center is especially continuing to provide for students physically, mentally, and socially. For remote medical services, the Student Health Center has provided a form if any student would like to have a nurse call them for a phone consultation.

The Student Health Center has also provided resources for mental health services around San Francisco County and other counties in the Bay Area such as San Mateo County, Alameda County, and Marin County. For questions, concerns, or to request assistance from the Student Health Center, email or by phone (415) 239-3110.

Student Resources

Library website:

Net Tutor Live Schedule:

Net Tutor Instructions:

Career Development Center:

Latino Services Network:

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