COVID-19 Update

Most Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 courses will be held online or as hybrid (classroom/online). Certain courses that require a hands-on component will be held in-person. The College is open to assist you both virtually and at some select physical locations. Visit for more information.

Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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College Update
October 5, 2020

The following are some of the key operational changes as part of the College's response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Hours of Operation: The College is open to assist you both virtually and at some select physical locations. 

    Virtual Hours of Operation
    Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
    Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  

    Marple Campus, Southeast Center, Exton Center and Pennocks Bridge Campus
    Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.*
    Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.*

    * The Learning Commons at Southeast Center, Exton Center and Pennocks Bridge Campus are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Learning Commons at the Marple Campus is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Friday, but closed between 12 and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday for cleaning.

    Upper Darby Center, Downingtown Campus and Brandywine Center
    Temporarily closed.

  • Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Semesters: Most courses will be held online or as a hybrid (classroom/online) through the fall and spring sessions. Certain courses that require a hands-on component will be held in person. If you have any questions, you can call Career and Counseling (610-359-5324) or email [email protected] to speak with an academic advisor.

  • Tuition and Fees: The College is committed to making education affordable. Given the ongoing crisis in the United States and in our local community, and in an effort to assist students with the cost of education, there will be no tuition and fee increase for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

  • Virtual Registration:  Prospective students may apply, placement test, participate in an online mandatory New Student Orientation, meet with an advisor and register all in a single virtual session. To save time, prospective students are encouraged to apply online and complete an online orientation prior to calling in for Virtual Registration. Current students can also meet with an advisor on Virtual Registration Days or by making an appointment with the Career & Counseling Center (see below). Visit for more information.

  • Career and Counseling Services Fall 2020 
    Virtual recommended for all students.
    Career and Counseling counselors and advisors are available for full services, hours, and staffing, virtually during the fall semester due to the remote learning circumstances (by Zoom video conferencing or by phone). Services vary by day:
      • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday by virtual appointment 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
      • Wednesday is a virtual registration day 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (no appointment)
      • Friday by virtual appointment 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

    Transfer advising and career counseling are only available virtually at this time. To request a transfer or career appointment, please call 610-359-5324. You may also contact our advisors at [email protected] and our counselors at [email protected].

    While we recommend virtual services, we do have limited in-person services, hours, and staffing for the fall semester to ensure we follow the CDC guidelines of wearing a face covering and maintaining social distancing. Career and Counseling Services representatives are available to assist with limited advising/registration and limited counseling support. Hours vary by location:
     • Marple Campus between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • Southeast Center between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday 
    • Exton Center 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday
    • Pennocks Bridge Campus, virtual services are available at the Pennocks Bridge Campus 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Monday-Friday.

    To learn more about our services or to schedule a virtual appointment, please call 610-359-5324.

  • IT Support Center: The IT Support Center team is available to assist you via remote support Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday 7:30 a.m.-5p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Events: All in-person clubs, athletics, student-related activities and external events are canceled through the fall. However, many virtual events and information sessions are being held. Visit the event calendar at

  • Class of 2020 Commencement: Although the College had hoped to postpone our May 2020 commencement ceremony to the fall, the decision has since been made to have a virtual commencement instead given the ongoing health and safety concerns stemming from the pandemic. The virtual commencement will be available beginning December 10, 2020. Students are encouraged to contact Campus Life for more details by emailing [email protected].

October 22-23: Preferential Advising and Registration for Student Veterans for Spring 2021
October 26: Last Day to Register for Fall 7-Week B Classes
October 26: Spring 2021 Registration Opens for Current Students
November 2: Spring 2021 Registration Opens for New Students
December 18: Last Day to Register for Winter Online Classes
January 15: Last Day to Register for Spring 2021 and Spring 7-Week A Classes

October 27:  Fall 7-Week B Classes Begin
November 26-27: Thanksgiving Holiday (No Classes – College Closed)
December 12-18: Final Exams
December 19: Winter Online Classes Begin
January 18: Martin Luther King Holiday (No Classes – College Closed)
January 21: Spring 2021 and Spring 7-Week A Classes Begin

The College is monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely. We are in close contact with state and local health agencies to ensure that the College remains aware of all issues, concerns, guidelines, and protocols pertaining to the virus.

If you have not already done so, we encourage you to sign up for our emergency text alerts.

For the latest information about Coronavirus COVID-19, please refer to reliable sources, including:

For more information regarding steps to prevent illness, visit the CDC website.