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Unfortunately we have had to postpone the May 31 Law School and June 22 Business School commencement ceremonies due to the risks associated with COVID-19 and based on guidance from public health officials. Consideration was given to holding the ceremonies in a remote format. However, after hosting these ceremonies since Empire College's founding in 1961, we know that the magic comes from being surrounded by your classmates, instructors, family, and friends while you are recognized for your outstanding achievements. With that in mind, we plan to hold our 2020 commencement ceremonies in September/October to honor our graduates, so long as it is safe to do so based on guidance from public health officials. More details surrounding the ceremonies will be forthcoming as we draw nearer to the date.
We have compiled some information from the County of Sonoma website along with a link to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for more detailed information and FAQs about the Coronavirus.
TEMPORARY DISTANCE EDUCATION: As of April 6, 2020, Empire College implemented a short-term change in educational delivery utilizing Zoom video conferencing to deliver synchronous remote learning. Please click the link below to read the latest communication regarding information about the College and your classes.
CARES ACT EMERGENCY AID TO STUDENTS: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) provides funding to students whose lives have been disrupted as a result of the coronavirus global pandemic.
The U.S. Department of Education has made available emergency financial aid grants to students of institutions, including Empire College, who need financial support for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 outbreak, including things like course materials and technology, as well as food, housing, health care, and childcare. Empire College began issuing HEERF grants to students on June 24, 2020; details are included in the report link below.
As a private college, Empire's institutional culture is focused on supporting the community at all levels and includes the president, faculty and staff, and students in each of our Business School and Law School programs. Through community outreach and academic service learning, Empire College is committed to providing a variety of free services each year to local residents and nonprofit agencies. In addition to providing free services ranging from health screenings to income tax preparation to legal advice, Empire's community outreach program involves raising thousands of dollars and donating facility space to local nonprofit organizations. Because of these combined efforts, Empire College was nationally recognized on President Obama's 2012-2015 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, at the state level with a CAPPS Community Service Award, and by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors with a Jefferson Award. Click here to watch a video about Empire's commitment to community service.
Empire's community web site, along with the School of Law and School of Business Facebook and LinkedIn pages, have updates on college events including photos. We invite you to become a fan of Empire College on Facebook, LinkedIn, and/or Twitter today. It's easy - links are on the left!