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April 1, 2020

Gadsden State offers on-campus WiFi hotspots to students 

Gadsden, Ala. – Gadsden State Community College is offering WiFi hotspots to its enrolled students in select parking lots on three campuses, said President Dr. Martha Lavender. 

“The announcement that all community colleges in Alabama would exclusively provide instruction online for the remainder of the spring semester left some students in a bind due to not having access to reliable WiFi services,” she said. “It is important that we do whatever we can to assist those students while practicing social distancing to curb the spread of COVID-19.” 

Gadsden State’s Information Technology Services has installed hotspots that can be used in the parking lots on three campuses. Locations include the parking lot around the Computer Science Building on the Ayers Campus in Anniston, the parking lot behind the Academic Building at Gadsden State Cherokee in Centre and the parking lot in front of Browder Hall on the Wallace Drive Campus in Gadsden. 

“It is important for all students to continue social distancing by remaining in their vehicles at all times while using the WiFi on our campuses,” Lavender said.  

The hotspots are available seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Security will patrol the areas offering WiFi to enhance safety for students. 

To connect to WiFi, students should use the same username and password used for student email accounts and Blackboard, Gadsden State’s application for online teaching and learning. Students who have issues accessing WiFi should contact 

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College Notifications

March 31: Gadsden State to reschedule commencement ceremony, host virtual Honors Day programs 

March 27Alabama Community College System to Extend Online Instruction through Spring Semester, Postpones All Spring Graduation Activities

March 18Companies offer assistance for students transitioning to online courses 

March 16: NJCAA COVID-19 update - spring sports season cancelled

March 16Gadsden State to transition to alternative instruction delivery in response to COVID-19

March 13: Alabama Community College System to Temporarily Discontinue On-Campus Instruction March 17- April 3

March 12: Letter from the President

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