NIACC classes to remain online for rest of semester; commencement postponed

Mason City, Iowa – Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) has made the decision to continue all courses online for the remainder of the spring semester.

The current plan, which is subject to change, includes:

Academic and Student Services:

Online instruction will continue through the end of the spring semester.

Laboratories, studios, performance instruction, computer labs, and other experiential learning sections will not be held in person through the remainder of the spring semester. Substitute assignments or makeup activities will be at the discretion of the instructor and/or division chairperson.

Academic support services, including tutoring, academic advising, counseling, and media services continue to be provided online or by phone.

Spring Commencement Postponed:

The spring commencement ceremony has been postponed. Graduates will have the opportunity to participate in a commencement ceremony at some point in the future. Graduates will receive their diplomas and diploma covers via mail as soon as grades are finalized and transcripts are updated.

College Events and Meetings:

All college events and activities will be canceled or moved online for the remainder of the spring semester (through May 1).

Summer Class Registration is Open:

Students can continue to reach their academic goals by registering for summer classes. Many summer classes were originally designed as online courses, however, if face-to-face classes are unable to be held, the classes listed in the schedule will be moved online if possible. The schedule can be found at: .

There are no identified cases of COVID-19 at NIACC. These measures are being put into place to protect the health and safety of our students, staff and faculty. Ongoing updates will be posted online at: . Questions from the public can be directed to


Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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