Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Monterey Peninsula College campuses have been closed until further notice. MPC classes and student support services will be offered fully online.


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We're Here to Help: Academic and Student Support Sources

Post Date:03/20/2020 4:00 PM


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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update

March 20, 2020

The Monterey County Health Officer issued a Shelter-in-Place order for Monterey County effective at 12:01 a.m. on March 18 until 11:59 p.m. on April 7, 2020. Based on this Shelter-in-Place order, all MPC campuses will be closed to the public and students during this period.

Effective March 18, all MPC classes, learning support services, and student services were transitioned to be fully online until further notice. Please watch for communication from your instructor about when and where to access your online course and for updates regarding class assignments and other requirements. 


Assistance with online learning continues to be available through the Online Education support team as follows: 

  • Submit an online education help desk ticket.
    The MPC Canvas support team is available Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm to help answer questions about how to access Canvas, how to find your course, how to complete activities and assignments online.
  • Call the Canvas student help desk 24-hours a day, 7 days a week at (877) 890-0169. 

Refer to the following Canvas Student Guides for common questions about online learning:

If your teacher uses ConferZoom to deliver class videos online you can refer to the following guides:

Student Services has moved to online and/or virtual access to accommodate students' transition to online learning. Below are a few student support resources you may find helpful at this time:


Additional community resources that may be useful during this challenging time:


Emotional Support & Counseling Services:

  • Monterey County Behavioral Health can provide counseling and help with referrals. The line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and it is answered by a clinician after-hours. Call the agency at 1-888-258-6029.
  • The Suicide Prevention Hotline provides free and confidential emotional support to those who feel suicidal or who are in emotional distress. It is available 24/7. Call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-877-663-5433.
  • The California Peer-Run Warm Line allows people to talk to peers who have lived with mental health challenges who can provide emotional support and referrals to mental health resources. The 24/7 line can be reached at 1-855-845-7415 or through an online chat.

Community Information & Referrals

  • 211 Monterey County provides up-to-date information about COVID-19. Call 211, visit 211MontereyCounty website, or text "Coronavirus" or "Covid19" to 211-211 for information in English and Spanish.