SBVC Returns to In-Person Instruction after Year of Virtual Learning

After more than a year of virtual learning, San Bernardino Valley College students were ready to return to campus in August, and their instructors were thrilled to have them back in the classroom. “Not only did we persevere through one of the most trying times for higher education in recent memory, but we are returning to campus on the 95th anniversary of our college’s founding,” said SBVC Interim President Dr. Scott Thayer. At the start of the fall semester, there were 1,719 classes offered, comprising 60% online learning, 21% in-person instruction, and 17% a hybrid format. In total, 18,000 students and 1,200 faculty and staff made up SBVC’s population at the start of August 2021. It didn’t take long for students to get back into the swing of things while back on campus, whether it was stopping by the library to form a study group, or grabbing coffee from The Den. Nonetheless, Wolverines on campus did have some adapting to do. As part of the San Bernardino Community College District’s reopening plan, there were new COVID-19 regulations in place for everyone’s safety. Everyone on campus, from visitors to students to faculty members, were required to wear a face covering while inside a building, regardless of their vaccination status. While vaccinations are not required to be on campus, SBVC has encouraged students and staff to get vaccinated and continue to follow the campus’ safety guidelines.

Founded in 1926, San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) is a comprehensive community college offering hundreds of degree programs, on campus and online.