ACM’s Spring '21 semester is your chance to thrive in a safe, small college environment. It’s an opportunity to learn from dedicated instructors, make meaningful connections with fellow students, and move one step closer to achieving your goals.
This past year has taught us a lot about perseverance, collaboration, humanity, and humility. We can’t wait to welcome you to class – whether your classes meet in-person, online, or a mix of both – and help you succeed.
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Enhanced Health & Safety Measures
We’re taking extensive precautions to keep you (and us) #ACMstrong.
We require all students, campus visitors, and employees to wear face masks or face coverings, practice proper hand hygiene and social distancing measures, and self-monitor for coronavirus/COVID-19 disease symptoms. Everyone is required to sign in when visiting an office or department, and attending class or a lab.
Hand sanitizer is available in all buildings. ACM campuses and education sites undergo intensive cleaning and sanitation daily. This includes the use of special cleaning chemicals and an ultraviolet (UV) sanitation cart for high touch areas like computer labs. Disinfectant wipes will be provided to individual students as they enter their classroom.
We’ve changed the way we’re offering classes to reduce the number of students in each
class. This act of reducing classroom density may help you build stronger relationships
with your classmates and instructors in the process.
Options for Spring Learning
Spring semester Full-Term courses begin on Thursday, January 21, and Delayed start courses begin on Thursday, February 11. The previously scheduled March spring break has been eliminated. All classes will end on Friday, May 7, 2021.
We’re offering six different ways to learn for the Spring '21 semester. Your class schedule may be a mix of these different methods.
Meetings & Appointments
You’re welcome on campus during business hours (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday) to meet with faculty and staff. We recommend making an appointment to ensure you are able to receive services intended while visiting campus. To reduce the number of individuals present at any given time, we offer phone and virtual appointments through popular platforms like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and GoToMeeting.
Due to COVID-19 virtual appointments are highly encouraged. To set up virtual or in-person appointments, you can search our college directory or visit department pages.
ACM’s on-campus student housing, Willowbrook Woods, is open with modified housing density. Majority of apartments will house two students instead of four, which will provide each student their own bedroom and bathroom. Applications for the Spring '21 semester are still being accepted.
New Student Orientation
New students are encouraged to participate in a student orientation session. Sessions will be held virtually for the Spring '21 semester. Questions about student orientation should be directed to the Director of Student Life.
Metz Café will reopen for food service on the Cumberland Campus on Monday, January 18, 2021. Metz is complying with State of Maryland and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mandates for food service including social distancing, occupancy levels, face coverings, and other mitigation protocols. Students can order online for quick pick up. Rotating daily specials are offered as well as prepared grab-no-go meals.
Winter/spring sports will begin in January. The ACM Athletics Department is following guidelines provided by the NJCAA and MDJUCO. An announcement was made on July 13, 2020, by the NJCAA Presidential Advisory Council and the NJCAA Board of Regents regarding an adjusted action plan for the 2020-21 academic year.
Books for the spring semester are available for purchase and pick up. Students may place orders online 24/7. Orders can be shipped directly to students homes or picked up at the Cumberland or Bedford County Campus. A Pick-Up Window has been installed at the Cumberland Campus to allow for social distancing and quick pick up. Students may also visit the Campus Store during walk-in hours.
Virtual Learning Space
Class scheduling may not always allow students the feasibility to connect from their home to participate in a virtual course. ACM has established Zoom Rooms in the Zimmer Theatre in College Center (59 max occupancy) and the Thomas Welcome Center lounge (13 max occupancy) for students who need a space to virtually learn on campus. Students attending the Bedford County Campus in need of a place to virtually learn, may stop by the Student Services Office for assistance.
Students must practice physical distancing when taking advantage of these spaces. Students must provide their own device, plug-in with earbuds, and wear a face covering for the duration of class.
Gateway Center Transportation
Shuttle service for students to and from the Cumberland Campus to the Gateway Center/School of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts in downtown Cumberland is available for the spring semester. The bus departs from the parking lot of Allied Health nearest Old Willowbrook Road at 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.
Continuing Education and Workforce Development
The Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development will release its winter/spring course catalog in February. Questions about course
offerings may be directed to the Office of CE Registration at 301-784-5341.
All ACM health clinics have reopened. More information on hours and current procedures can be found by visiting the clinics' webpages: Dental Hygiene, Massage Therapy, and Nurse Managed Wellness Clinic.
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