LCC is operating - we're just doing things differently.

Due to an extension of the 'Stay at Home' order, LCC will continue to operate remotely through May 31. Medical Assisting, Nursing, Machining and Welding will resume limited lab activity on May 5. Applications for emergency funding assistance are still being accepted. - Learn More.

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We're operating, we're just doing things differently.

LCC is taking additional precautionary measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Access to buildings will be restricted to LCC faculty and staff from March 20 - May 31 (exception: medical assisting, nursing, machining, and welding students will be allowed to resume critical lab activities beginning May 5 per order from the Governor -- students please check Canvas for details from your instructors). All events and activities are canceled during that time. Spring quarter will run April 20 – June 18, and instruction will be delivered online as much as possible (all instruction will be fully online for the first two weeks of the quarter).

Emergency Financial Assistance

Emergency Financial Assistance Available for LCC Students

Current students can apply for funds to help pay for tuition and fees, books, rent, food, childcare, technology, or other COVID-19 related expenses.

  Apply for Emergency Financial Assistance

Student Resources for Spring 2020

Student Resources for Spring 2020

Get answers to your questions about what's happening in spring quarter.

  Get Critical Information About Spring Quarter

Campus Safety Measures

COVID-19 Campus Safety Measures

Learn more about what Lower Columbia College is doing to help protect students and employees from illness.

  Read about LCC's Health and Safety Protocols

Cares Act Explained

Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students, explained

Colleges are required to report seven key pieces of information about the CARES Act on their webpages.

  Read about distribution of CARES Act funding

  Check the Current Students page for updates and instructions related to spring quarter registration.


How to Receive Emergency Information from LCC

In the event that LCC closes due to inclement weather or other emergency, we get the word out via the LCC website, social media, Canvas, email, text messages, and regional media including Portland television stations. LCC also uses an on-campus emergency notification system that utilizes the large digital clock displays in every classroom.

To learn more, please refer to the LCC Emergency Handbook, which contains LCC’s Crisis Communication Procedure and process for closing campus (in inclement weather, we make initial notifications about canceling day classes by 6 am and evening classes by 2 pm).

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When the college is closed, it means there are no classes, events or other activities. Students should not come to campus.

Use the LCC Directory to find contact information for your instructors or other college personnel if needed.

Individuals who work on campus should watch their email during a closure for details. When in doubt about whether or not to report to work, please contact your supervisor.

If classes are canceled but offices are open, some campus events and activities may be held depending on conditions. To find out about specific events, check the LCC website and/or our Facebook and Twitter sites for exceptions to the closure.

Refer to the LCC Athletics website for information about athletic events.

For other questions about LCC, please check out the Student Frequently Asked Questions page on our website.

Not sure if campus has power? Check the Cowlitz PUD Outage Map.

As always, please put safety first when making any decisions about traveling in inclement weather, or when other hazardous conditions are present!

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