[LAST UPDATE: 8/19/20]
Our team is closely monitoring developments in Minnesota, Missouri, and Kansas, and are looking to the guidance provided by health professionals and government officials for both institutes of higher learning and businesses. We remain committed to doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our community while delivering positive outcomes for students in the program.
In the interest of student and staff health, Prime has decided to extend our remote immersion practices until official recommendations allow for the resumption of on-campus instruction (e.g. size of gatherings increases, required physical distance spacing is reduced, etc). We will provide updates if and when that occurs but we are committed to providing students with at least two weeks of notice to adapt to any changes.
Students with a need to access campus for quiet workspace or reliable internet connectivity will continue to be able to use the space after registering with Prime Student Life staff as capacity within social distancing protocols allows.
To provide a level of predictability for students with pandemic-related concerns, we are committing to work with any students in our active cohorts to provide an option to complete their program remotely if they deem it necessary.
Commitments to Students
While the pandemic response remains a moving target, it is becoming apparent that the impact to our operations will likely continue for some time. In the interest of providing more stability and predictability we are making the following commitments to our students during this time.
*When determining health guidance and social distancing recommendations, we are drawing inputs from the CDC, the states of Minnesota and Missouri as well as municipal ordinances where applicable.
Remote Immersion Timeline
Thanks to everyone for their flexibility in these unprecedented times. We could not be more proud of the work that the Prime community is doing to support each other. As always, Prime is here for you while you invest in your future. Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minneapolis: Prime is located in the Minneapolis Grain Exchange Building (MGEX). You will need to enter the Grain Exchange building using the main entrance on 4th Street, and are welcome to do so whenever convenient between the hours of 8am-5pm Monday to Friday. You do not need a fob to access the building. There is a Security Officer contracted by MGEx at the table in the lobby, if asked just let them know you're a student at Prime. Take the elevator up to the 5th floor to enter Prime. Please note that the building is closed from 1-2pm (this is when the US Post Office takes its lunch), if you arrive during this time you will need to buzz in and have building staff let you in. The elevator will open into the Prime lobby. You do not need an active key fob to access the lobby. Please note that Prime students are only able to access MGEX during the hours above due to current limited building operation.
Kansas City: Prime is located in the Novel Coworking space, across from the T-Mobile (formerly Sprint) Center. The public entrance to Novel is on the north side of the building facing the courthouse on 13th Street and the student entrance is on the south side of the building via the attached parking lot. If you utilize the public entrance during business hours you will not need your fob key to enter the building. The back entrance located off of the parking lot is always available with your FOB key. If you forget your FOB key outside of the building hours (M-F / 9-5pm) you will not be able to access the work space. Once you are inside the building you can use the stairs or the elevator to reach the second floor. Outside of normal business hours (M-F / 9-5pm) you will need your FOB key to operate the elevator for the second floor, the seventh floor is open 24/7 and you do not need your FOB key to access it. The Prime space on the 2nd floor is locked during non-business/classroom hours and you will need to key in the passcode to the room. If you need the passcode please reach out to Rachael Bromander and she can provide you with it. Before visiting campus please ensure you have filled out the Campus Access Form and received approval from the Prime team, we will ensure that we are able to maintain the appropriate social distancing requirements for all students on campus and studying with Prime as the needs come up.
Prime is now offering a $1500 scholarship for prospective students who lost employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of our alumni have come to us from industries hard hit by the response to pandemic, and this hits home for many of us. We know that many effected individuals are currently idled, unable to support themselves and face an uncertain future
because of closures to so many businesses across the country.
By offering this scholarship, we hope to make it possible for students to make the most of this period of involuntary unemployment. By building an in-demand skillset and laying the foundation for a new career, students can be better prepared for the future. To learn more or get your questions answered, email us at email@example.com, or view the FAQs below: