Student services get more on-campus hours


Sam Gauntt

Student services like the information desk will be in person on the Arnold campus Monday through Thursday this semester.

Sam Gauntt, Associate Editor

In-person student services will be available from Monday to Thursday on the Arnold campus this fall, up from three days a week last semester.

Student services include academic advising, tutoring, the cashier’s office, admissions, the library and the bookstore. The college will continue to offer those services online as well.

“We try to make sure that we have a good balance of services that are done in person and services that are offered virtually,” Felicia Patterson, vice president for learner support services, said. “We have more face-to-face offerings in terms of courses. We also are making sure that we have student services hours in person aligned with those courses.”

Patterson said the school could expand the hours for student services at the Glen Burnie and Arundel Mills campuses, where most are open Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Second-year architecture student Matthew Barravini said expanding the hours is a good idea.

“You have more days to come in and be able to use the services that they provide, which is really nice,” Barravini said.

Fourth-year English and entrepreneurship student Kasia Olszewski agreed.

“It feels like they’re appreciating the students that come to the college, and they’re trying to provide more resources for us to excel,” Olszewski said.