CARES ACT INFORMATION

The CARES ACT is federal legislation that was passed by the United States Congress in March 2020. It provides financial support to individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic. Mountain Empire Community College will receive $1,394,924 from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) created as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT). MECC has signed and returned the Certification and Agreement to the U.S. Department of Education. MECC will use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES ACT to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. For more information on CARES ACT funding for students, follow the link below.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

SPRING SEMESTER 2022

16 Weeks

College Closed – New Year’s Day Holiday Monday, January 3
Enrollment/Advisement Days Tuesday-Tuesday, January 4-11
Faculty/Staff In-Service Days Wednesday-Thursday, January 5-6
Tuition Due Wednesday, January 12
First Day of Classes Wednesday, January 12
Last Day to Add Classes without Faculty Permission  Tuesday, January 18
Last Day to Change from Audit to Credit, Change from Credit to

Audit, Drop with a Refund, or Change Class Sections

Monday, January 31
Application Deadline for Spring and Summer Graduation Friday, February 25
Professional Development Day (No day or evening classes) Monday-Tuesday, March 7-8
Spring break-No Day or Evening Classes (Note: May be reduced/eliminated if necessary to

make up class time.)

Wednesday– Friday, March 9-11
Last Day to Withdraw without Grade Penalty Friday, April 1
Summer and Fall Early Enrollment Begins Friday, April 1
Last Day to Make-up Incomplete Grades from Fall 2021 Friday, April 8
Graduate Assessment at 9:00 a.m., Graduation Practice, Goodloe Center, 11:00 a.m. (no day or evening classes) Friday, April 29
Last day of classes Thursday, May 5
Faculty/Staff In-Service, Celebration of People Friday, May 6
Examination Days Monday – Thursday, May 9-12
Graduation, Faculty/Staff In-Service, Grades Due by 4:30 p.m Friday, May 13

8W1 (Eight Week First) Session

Classes Begin Wednesday, January 12
Last Day to Add Classes without Faculty Permission Friday, January 14
Last Day to Change from Audit to Credit, Change from Credit to Audit,

Drop with a Refund, or Drop with a Refund or Change Class Sections

Wednesday, January 19
Last Day to Withdraw from Classes without Grade Penalty Monday, February 14
Grades are due Monday, March 7
Classes End Friday, March 4

8W2 (Eight Week Second) Session

Classes Begin Monday, March 14
Last Day to Add Classes without Faculty Permission Wednesday, March 16
Last Day to Change from Audit to Credit, Change from Credit to Audit,

Drop with a Refund, or Drop with a Refund or Change Class Sections

Monday, March 21
Last Day to Withdraw from Classes without Grade Penalty Thursday, April 14
Grade are Due Friday, May 13
Classes End Friday, May 6

5W1 (Five Week First) Session

Classes Begin Wednesday, January 12
Last Day to Add Classes without Faculty Permission Wednesday, January 12
Last Day to Change from Audit to Credit, Change from Credit to Audit,

Drop with a Refund, or Drop with a Refund or Change Class Sections

Monday, January 17
Last Day to Withdraw from Classes without Grade Penalty Wednesday, February 2
Classes End Thursday, February 17

5W2 (Five Week Second) Session

Classes Begin Monday, February 21
Last Day to Add Classes without Faculty Permission Monday, February 21
Last Day to Change from Audit to Credit, Change from Credit to Audit,

Drop with a Refund, or Drop with a Refund or Change Class Sections

Monday, February 28
Last Day to Withdraw from Classes without Grade Penalty Tuesday, March 15
Classes End Thursday, March 31

5W3 (Five Week Third) Session

Classes Begin Monday, April 4
Last Day to Add Classes without Faculty Permission Monday, April 4
Last Day to Change from Audit to Credit, Change from Credit to Audit,

Drop with a Refund, or Drop with a Refund or Change Class Sections

Friday, April 8
Last Day to Withdraw from Classes without Grade Penalty Tuesday, April 22
Classes End Thursday, May 5

SUMMER SEMESTER 2022

Long Session

New Student Seminar/SDV 100 Wednesday-Thursday, May 25-26
College Closed – Memorial Day Holiday Monday, May 30
Tuition Due for Early Enrollment Wednesday, June 1
Classes Begin Wednesday, June 1
Last Day to Add Classes without Faculty Permission Friday, June 3
Last Day to Change from Audit to Credit, Change from Credit to

Audit, Drop with a Refund, or Change Class Sections

Friday, June 10
College Closed – Juneteenth Holiday Monday, June 20
College Closed–Independence Day Holiday Monday, July 4
Last Day to Make-up Incomplete Grades from Spring 2022 Friday, July 8
Last Day to Withdraw from Classes without Grade Penalty Monday, July 11
Classes End Tuesday, August 2
Final Exams Wednesday and Thursday, August 3-4
Grades Due at 12 Noon Friday, August 5

First Short Session

College Closed – Memorial Day Holiday Monday, May 30
Tuition Due for Early Enrollment Wednesday, June 1
Classes Begin Wednesday, June 1
Last Day to Add Classes without Faculty Permission Wednesday, June 1
Last Day to Change from Audit to Credit, Change from Credit to

Audit, Drop with a Refund, or Change Class Sections

Monday, June 6
Last Day to Withdraw from Classes without Grade Penalty Monday June 20
College Closed – Juneteenth Holiday Monday June 20
Classes End       Wednesday, June 29
Final Exams Thursday, June 30
Grades Due at 12 Noon Friday, July 1

Second Short Session

College Closed–Independence Day Holiday Monday, July 4
Tuition Due for Early Enrollment Tuesday, July 5
Classes Begin Tuesday, July 5
Last Day to Add Classes without Faculty Permission Tuesday, July 5
Last Day to Change from Audit to Credit, Change from Credit to

Audit, Drop with a Refund, or Change Class Sections

Monday, July 11
Last Day to Withdraw from Classes without Grade Penalty Monday, July 25
Classes End Tuesday August 3
Final Exams Wednesday, August 4
Grades Due at 12 Noon Thursday, August 5

FALL SEMESTER 2022

16 WEEKS

Faculty/Staff In-Service Days Tuesday-Wednesday, August 16-17
New Student Seminar/SDV 100 Thursday-Friday, August 18-19
Enrollment/Advisement Days Thursday-Friday, August 18-19
Tuition Due Monday, August 22
First Day of Classes Monday, August 22
Last Day to Add Classes without Faculty Permission Sunday, August 28
College Closed – Labor Day Monday, September 5
Last Day to Add Classes with Faculty Permission,
Change from Audit to Credit, Change from Credit to
Audit, Drop with a Refund, or Change Class Sections
Thursday, September 8
Faculty/Staff In-Service Day (no day or evening classes) Friday, October 14
Spring Early Enrollment Begins Tuesday, October 25
Last Day to Withdraw from Classes without Grade Penalty Monday, October 31
Application Deadline for Fall Graduation Tuesday, November 1
Last Day to Make-up Incomplete Grades from Summer 2022 Friday, November 18
College Closes at Noon (no day or evening classes)           Wednesday, November 23
College Closed-Thanksgiving Holiday Thursday – Friday, November 24-25
Last Day of Classes Friday, December 9
Examination Days Monday – Thursday, December 12-15
Faculty/Staff In-Service Day – Grades Due at 4:30 p.m. Friday, December 16
Professional Development Days Monday – Thursday, December 19-22
College Closed – Christmas Holiday Friday, December 23

Monday – Friday, December 26-30

8W1 (Eight Week First) Session

Classes Begin Monday, August 22
Last Day to Add Classes without Faculty Permission Wednesday, August 24
Last Day to Add Classes with Faculty Permission,

Change from Audit to Credit, Change from Credit to

Audit, Drop with a Refund, or Change Class Sections

Monday, August 29
Last Day to Withdraw from Classes without Grade Penalty Thursday, September 22
Classes End Friday, October 14
8W1 Grades Due Monday, October 17

8W2 (Eight Week Second) Session

Classes Begin Monday, October 17
Last Day to Add Classes without Faculty Permission Wednesday, October 19
Last Day to Add Classes with Faculty Permission,

Change from Audit to Credit, Change from Credit to

Audit, Drop with a Refund, or Change Class Sections

Monday, October 24
Last Day to Withdraw from Classes without Grade Penalty Wednesday, November 17
Classes End Friday, December 9
8W2 Grades Due Friday, December 16

SPRING SEMESTER 2023

16 Weeks

Enrollment/Advisement Days Monday-Monday, January 3-9
Faculty/Staff In-Service Days Wednesday-Thursday, January 4-5
Tuition Due Tuesday, January 10
First Day of Classes Tuesday, January 10
Last Day to Add Classes without Faculty Permission Monday, January 16
Last Day to Change from Audit to Credit, Change from Credit to

Audit, Drop with a Refund, or Change Class Sections

Friday, January 27
Application Deadline for Spring and Summer Graduation Friday, February 24
Professional Development Day (No day or evening classes) Monday-Tuesday, March 6-7
Spring break-No Day or Evening Classes (Note: May be reduced/eliminated if necessary to make up class time.) Wednesday– Friday, March 8-10
Last Day to Withdraw without Grade Penalty Monday, March 27
Summer and Fall Early Enrollment Begins Saturday, April 1
Last Day to Make-up Incomplete Grades from Fall 2022 Friday, April 7
College Closed Friday, April 7
Faculty/Staff In-Service Day – Graduate Assessment at 9:00 a.m., Graduation Practice, Goodloe Center, 11:00 p.m. (no day or evening classes) Friday, April 28
Last day of classes Thursday, May 4
Faculty/Staff In-Service, Celebration of People Friday, May 5
Examination Days Monday – Thursday, May 8-11
Graduation, Faculty/Staff In-Service, Grades Due by 4:30 p.m Friday, May 12

8W1 (Eight Week First) Session

Classes Begin      Tuesday, January 10
Last Day to Add Classes without Faculty Permission Thursday, January 12
Last Day to Add Classes with Faculty Permission,

Change from Audit to Credit, Change from Credit to

Audit, Drop with a Refund, or Change Class Sections

Tuesday, January 17
Last Day to Withdraw from Classes without Grade Penalty Friday, February 10
Classes End Friday, March 3
8W1 Grades Due Monday, March 6

8W2 (Eight Week Second) Session

Classes Begin Monday, March 13
Last Day to Add Classes without Faculty Permission Wednesday, March 15
Last Day to Add Classes with Faculty Permission,

Change from Audit to Credit, Change from Credit to

Audit, Drop with a Refund, or Change Class Sections

Monday, March 20
Last Day to Withdraw from Classes without Grade Penalty Thursday, April 13
Classes End Friday, May 5
8W2 Grades Due Friday, May 12

Definitions and Summary Information
Fall Semester 2022 – Spring Semester 2023

The following designations and definitions have been used in the development of MECC’s academic calendar for fall semester 2022 through spring semester 2023:

Faculty/Staff In-service Days – In-service days are scheduled work days with structured activities to be determined by needs identified by the president, the vice president of academic and student services, academic deans, and the Professional Development Committee. Unless otherwise indicated as needs are considered, in-service day activities will be held on campus with attendance expected.

Enrollment/Advisement Days – Faculty advisors should be available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on these days.

Professional Development Days – Faculty are expected to use these days to attend meetings, conferences, seminars, etc. that may be used for professional development.

COMPARISON OF MECC CALENDAR TO VCCS POLICY

MECC VCCS Policy 5.0
Class Instruction 151 Minimum of 150 (75 each semester)
Examination Days 8 Approximately 10
In Service Days (includes Enrollment/Advisement Days and Professional Development Days 21 Approximately 20
Total working days 180 180 working days

MECC is now open for all in-person services. Please visit M-F. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you need any information about admissions, financial aid or advising, visit mecc.edu/onestop.