Services to maintain same hours in spring


Mary Turner

Most of AACC’s student services will keep the same in-person and online hours as last semester.

Tomi Brunton, Associate Editor

Academic advising and admissions, as well as most other student services, will be open in person Monday through Thursday and virtually Monday through Saturday in the spring semester.
Most services, including the library, will open at 8:30 a.m., but closing times vary. For example, Financial Aid closes at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, and at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays.
Most in-person services will be closed on Friday.
“Hopefully [the hours] affect students in a very positive way,” Felicia Patterson, the vice president for learner support services, said. “We try to make sure that the hours we’re providing are what students need.”
The cafeteria will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday. Chick-fil-A will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Patterson noted that the college plans to “stick with” this schedule.
“We’re hoping that these hours that we’ve developed for spring become our regular hours moving forward,” Patterson said. “And we’re certainly open, you know. If students respond and tell us, ‘Hey, these hours are not working as well as we’d like,’ then of course we will respond to that, because that really is the goal: to make sure that students can get their needs met.”
Patterson said the pandemic led the college to adopt online student services.
“We didn’t have very many remote services,” Patterson said. “We had a few but not to the extent … we have now. Now you can pretty much do anything remote.”

This story has been updated from the original to reflect a change in operating hours at the Hawk’s Nest.