Students studying inside the Frank DiMino Learning Commons
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Fremont, Calif., February 11, 2021—The Ohlone College Student Study Center (SSC) will reopen its doors on the Fremont Campus on February 16th. The hours of operation have been extended for the spring semester in order to support students with varying schedules and study needs with doors open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Fremont Student Study Center is located on the fourth level of the Frank DiMino Learning Commons, Building 3 on the main Fremont Campus. No appointments are necessary. The SSC at the Newark Center remains closed.

The study centers were initially created and offered at the beginning of the fall 2020 semester as a way for students to study in a safe, and socially-distanced environment with the support of campus WiFi. The centers were closed in November 2020 in response to the surge in COVID-19 cases in the Bay Area and the state's mandate to shelter-in-place.

"We know that our students’ needs haven't changed and that the study centers are a haven for many who deal with a variety of challenges studying at home," says Dr. Eric Bishop, Superintendent/President of the Ohlone Community College District. "That's why we are opening our doors again but continue to be very aware of the precautions we need to take in keeping the health of our students and the community we serve at the forefront of all of our decisions."

The College is being proactive with all safety and health measures and has symptom screening stations set up with temperature checks and a health questionnaire form in order to ensure that all students who enter the space are symptom-free. All study spaces are socially distanced and there are even designated rooms for Zoom meetings so as not to disturb others.

In order to protect the health of students and the campus community, all students and individuals working or visiting Ohlone Community College are required to wear a face mask and will be subject to a health screening upon entry. The College enforces social distancing guidelines of six-feet or more.

For more information on the Student Study Centers and all other student services visit: https://www.ohlone.edu/resources