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Important Information

For Spring 2021

Welcome and Welcome Back
Dr Greene

Welcome to the start of the new academic year!

We know that things have had to change as a result of the coronavirus, but what hasn’t changed is our commitment to your success as a BC student! Please know that we are very intentional about your safety while on campus; and your learning – whether it be blended or online.

Take the time to get acquainted with all the resources that are available to you: academic and counselling resources, financial assistance, library resources and more. Need a laptop, WiFi access, or a quiet place to study? Check out the IT Department or the Library. Hungry? The College Bookstore serves a variety of cold and hot meals, beverages and snacks to get you through the day, if you’re on campus. They also have a great selection of BC branded masks, t-shirts, clothing, cups and novel gift ideas to browse through.

We look forward to connecting with you in unique ways as we navigate through this time together. It’s going to be a great year!

 

What Learning Will Look Like

Spring classes will start on Monday, January 18, 2021. Please register for classes before the College closes for the Christmas break on December 23. Registration ends on January 15, 2021.

As a result of the recent uptick in Covid-19 cases on the Island, the College will continue with remote learning for Spring 2021.

Non-laboratory classes will continue remotely but experiential (laboratory) classes (e.g. art, culinary, technical education, science labs) and some preparatory classes will be held on campus.

We will review the course format prior to the Spring mid-semester break and may provide opportunities for some in-person class meetings depending on the island’s coronavirus status.


Access to Computers or Internet
Students may work from home providing they have access to a reliable computer with good internet access. Click to learn more about home computer requirements.

Students needing access to a computer or internet for classes or classwork, can book spaces that have been made available around campus.

Students must bring their own ear/headphones, and book their space through an online form available on the Moodle home page once you are logged in or on the BC App. Computers are available Monday to Thursday, 8am - 7pm and Friday 8am - 5pm by pre-booking only. Pre-booking is available Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm. ​ You must contact the Library directly to complete a booking for that location. The Student Life Coordinator, Mr. Terryn Fray, is managing the bookings.
LIBRARY
• Library Conference Room (L307)
• Library Meeting Room (L309)
• Library Main Floor
• Library Lower Level
• Library Upper Level
 
NORTH HALL
• G223
• G305
• G306
• G307
• G323
 
If You are on Campus - Stay Safe!
Health and Safety is Priority #1
Here are some useful tips to observe to minimise the risk of contracting the virus…

GENERAL GUIDELINES
DO …
  • Stay home if you’re unwell – even if it’s just cold-like symptoms
  • You are required to have your temperature checked daily upon arriving on campus
  • Face masks or facial coverings are required to be worn inside buildings or when traversing the campus
  • Physical distancing of six feet is mandatory
  • Wash hands frequently and make use of the hand sanitisers placed around campus
  • Sneeze or cough into a tissue or the crook of your elbow
  • Sanitise your area (office, desk, counter, workspace) with wipes that have been provided in the dispensers around campus.
DON’T …
  • Touch your eyes, nose or mouth without sanitising
  • Bring family members on campus unless authorised to do so
  • Hold face-to-face meetings in spaces less than six feet
  • Congregate in small spaces

CLASSROOMS/LABS/BOOKSTORE
Are configured to allow for physical distancing. Security will be monitoring throughout the day.  

RESTROOMS
• Check on the outside of each restroom to see signs advising of the maximum number of persons allowed in


Visiting Student Initiative 
The College is introducing a ‘Visiting Student’ opportunity, inviting students to spend a semester or a year at home, taking online classes.

“Students who are remaining at home because of uncertainty due to the global pandemic, can continue their studies without interruption by taking courses online at Bermuda College,” says Dr. Phyllis Curtis-Tweed, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs. “Bermuda College is accredited and offers high quality programmes. Many overseas institutions will offer their classes online or in blended formats this Fall, and are struggling to address safety concerns in areas like housing and cafeteria services. Credits that visiting students earn at Bermuda College will be transferred to their institutions overseas. So, in addition to excellence in education, Bermuda College is offering peace of mind to parents, and assurances to students that they don’t have put their safety at risk when they choose to study online with us.”

Email Dr. Phyllis Curtis-Tweed, Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Thaao Dill, Recruitment Officer, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.
New Student Orientation

Welcome to Bermuda College!
New Student Orientation for Spring 2021 is Virtual. 
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Moodle is our learning managment system, you can learn and practice in our Moodle orientation course.
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New Course Alerts

Why not consider a career in insurance?
BC has partnered with the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers and St. John’s University to provide career pathways that begin at BC and end with scholarship, internship and guaranteed job opportunities in local and overseas offices. More information coming soon.

Aquaponics 

Aquaponics combines fish farming and crop plants, grown without soil. Grow your own organic vegetables and fruits, and raise fish in the process! This modular course is ideal for the environmentally-conscious farming enthusiast, innovative entrepreneur, or the simply curious, guiding students from the introductory course to more advanced technology. No previous experience is necessary.

Marine Science programme
Bermuda’s rich oceanic history lends itself perfectly to this brand new science programme in the Division of Arts & Science. Marine science is a rich discipline that combines studies from a variety of subjects in order to understand the marine environment, marine life, and their interactions. Marine science plays a pivotal role in the continuing quest to understand our world and to manage its resources.

Studies in Caribbean Literaturegombey mask
A study of novels, short stories and poetry, written in English, reflecting the cultural variety and historical richness of the literature of the Caribbean area. Works by representative authors such as Lovelace, Lamming, Frederick, Patterson, Rhys, Naipaul and Walcott are included. Prerequisite: ENG 1112.
3 credits. Prerequisite: ENG 1112
 
parlez vous francais

French

Ooh la la! This classic language makes a welcome return to the Division of Arts and Science with beginner and intermediate courses offered.


Funding Opportunities

The Application for Funding Support is now closed.

Email Financial Support if you have any questions.

Transfer Pathways

Bermuda College (BC) has established a number of pathways so that you can earn a Bachelor's Degree. You can transfer all your credits from your BC Associate's Degree, study two additional years at an institution abroad, and complete your Bachelor's Degree.

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