Campus Status

Fall Semester (Updated: 6/25/20)

When the 2020 Fall Semester begins this August, we are planning for Gateway campuses to be open with additional safety measures to ensure the health of students, faculty and staff. We are working hard to ensure our on-campus environment follows the latest health and safety guidelines so students and staff can feel confident returning to campus.

  • In-person, online and blended course options will be available 
  • Adjustments will be made to limit in-person classes size, ensure social distancing and provide time for sanitation in classrooms and labs
  • Chromebooks will be available to students who need them to complete coursework
  • All college services and support continue to be available virtually through August with additional in-person services beginning in late July 

For your health and safety on campus: 

  • All students, faculty, staff and campus visitors must wear a face mask while on campus, including while in class, hallways, common areas and meeting spaces  
  • When on campus, please wear your Gateway Student ID if you have one
  • Social distancing will be maintained while on campus, and students are asked to follow signage on campus to help maintain social distancing 

The college will continue to monitor and follow CDC guidelines and recommendations to ensure the health and safety of our campus community. We remain flexible and are prepared to respond over the course of the semester if needed as the pandemic situation continues to evolve.


Summer Semester (Updated: May 22, 2020)

As we enter Summer Semester, the college’s goal is to minimize future spread of the COVID-19 virus and to consolidate and minimize the use of space to facilitate keeping the campuses clean. Gateway will continue to operate in a primarily virtual environment throughout the Summer Semester. 

Only courses that require hands-on lab experience will be on campus. All other courses, including lecture portions of courses that have essential hands-on labs, will be delivered online. For information regarding Summer Semester course delivery, please visit our Academics and Classes webpage

All Gateway services and support will be available virtually through August including student support services, registration, advising, student finance, and IT support. For details regarding student support services, visit our Services for Students page.

Gateway’s campuses remain closed to the public with the exception of students who are on-campus for specific classes or labs. 

For your health and safety on campus:

  • Social distancing will be maintained on campus. Masks must be worn while on campus, and hand sanitizer will be made available.

  • If on campus, students and staff are asked to wear their Gateway student or staff ID.

  • To help maintain the cleanliness of our facilities, each campus building will only have one unlocked entrance. A list of open entrances can be found on our Campuses webpage.

  • Fridays and Saturdays through August 2020 will be “virtual days.” During virtual Fridays and Saturdays, there will be no access to campus facilities and all services and courses will be conducted virtually.


April 20, 2020

Based on the direction of Governor Tony Evers and the Department of Health Services Safer at Home order, all Gateway Technical College facilities will now remain closed to the general public through May 25, 2020. 

During this time, employees will continue to work remotely, and Gateway will continue to operate and provide all services, including registration, advising, tutoring, student finance, IT support, student support, career and employment services and academic instruction, through online delivery options. 

Extended Spring 2020 Semester Classes: Spring Semester courses that were scheduled to complete in-person, hands-on instruction between April 27 and May 15 will continue as planned. Students have been notified via their Gateway student email or Blackboard of their specific course requirements by their program faculty. 

Summer 2020 Semester Classes: Summer classes will start on or after May 26. Classes originally scheduled for 15 weeks will be delivered in a condensed, 12-week format ending August 15. All courses that do not require a hands-on lab experience will be offered online, delivered via Zoom and/or Blackboard. Please review the Academics and Classes page for additional information.

Our goal is to minimize the future spread of the virus and to consolidate the use of space to facilitate keeping the campuses clean. Beginning May 26 through August 23, 2020, Gateway facilities will reopen on a limited basis. The college will be working in the coming weeks to determine a plan for virtual and in-person services for students and the community beginning May 26.


March 25, 2020

Based on the direction of Governor Tony Evers and the Department of Health Services Safer at Home order, all Gateway Technical College facilities will now remain closed through April 23, 2020.

Additionally, Gateway’s technical diploma, associate degree and Adult High School/Adult Basic Education/GED commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2020 will be moved to a virtual format. Visit the Events and Activities page for details.

During this time, all Gateway college services will continue to be available through online delivery including registration, advising, tutoring, student finance, IT support, student support, career and employment services and academic instruction.

Gateway will continue to operate and provide classes and services in an online delivery format. Employees will continue to work remotely and Gateway services will be delivered online through April 23.

Gateway Spring semester courses resumed online beginning Thursday, March 19 and will continue in an online delivery format for the remainder of the Spring semester.  Please review the Academics and Classes page for additional information.

Additional information and resources for Gateway Technical College employees can be found on the college’s intranet.

March 17, 2020

All Gateway Technical College facilities will be closed Wednesday, March 18 through Sunday, April 5. All Gateway services will be moving to online delivery including such things as student support services, registration, advising, student finance, IT support and academic instruction.

Gateway will continue to operate and provide classes and services in an online delivery format. Employees will continue to work remotely and Gateway services will be delivered online through April 5.

As previously announced, all classes and clinicals are cancelled Monday, March 16 through Wednesday, March 18. Gateway Technical College faculty and leadership continue to prepare to transition to alternate delivery for spring semester classes. Students should continue to check their Gateway student email and Blackboard for information about their specific courses. Classes and coursework will resume on Thursday, March 19. Please review the Academics and Classes page for additional information.

Additional information and resources for Gateway Technical College employees can be found on the college’s intranet.

Apprenticeship, Fast Forward funded coursework, and any other on-campus contract trainings will move online if possible - no classes will be held on campus. Students should contact their instructors for information on their courses. Off-campus business contract training will continue as scheduled unless the host company contacts Business and Workforce Solutions to postpone.


March 14, 2020

As the situation and impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, Gateway Technical College services will now be closed on Monday, March 16. This one day closure will allow all college departments to plan for operations and support of students moving forward. All staff should report to work on Monday, March 16. Gateway facilities will close at 7:00 p.m. on Monday. Campuses will remain open and college services will be available beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020.    

Reminder: All classes (in-person and online) and clinicals are cancelled Monday, March 16 through Wednesday, March 18. Classes and clinicals will resume on Thursday, March 19. Students should check their Gateway student email and Blackboard for updates regarding their classes.

Apprenticeship and Fast Forward grant training will continue as scheduled.

March 13, 2020

Gateway Technical College classes will be cancelled Monday, March 16 through Wednesday, March 18. This time will allow faculty to prepare to transition to alternate delivery methods, ensuring continuity of instruction and education for our students.  During this time and until further notice the college will remain open. Staff will continue their regular work schedules.

Classes and coursework will resume on Thursday, March 19. Coursework will be delivered through alternative delivery methods including online, blended or limited in-person for the remainder of the semester.

Program deans and faculty will reach out to students regarding their classes including information on access to labs and other hands-on training spaces. Students should check their Gateway student email and Blackboard for updates.

Travel: A suspension of all college-related international and domestic travel through April 30 has been implemented, and any changes to that status will be reviewed and decided upon by Gateway Technical College Executive President/Provost Zina Haywood.

Campus Services: Students will still have access to the college’s library, computer labs and some key classroom and support areas. Student Services Centers will remain open and Gateway experts such as new student specialists and academic advisors will be available to assist students. In addition, Testing Services and Gateway’s Learning Success Centers will be open to current students including but not limited to Tutoring Services, Disability Support Services and the Adult Basic Education lab.

Events: All college events and activities March 16 through April 13 all have been canceled. This includes large college events like EcoFest Racine (March 21), community events held on Gateway’s campuses, campus tours and student life events and activities.

Community Services: The college’s Barber/Cosmetology salons on the Kenosha Campus, Racine Campus and in Burlington will not be taking clients through April 20. In addition, use of Gateway’s library and computer lab facilities will be limited only to current students.

We continue to monitor the situation with the health and well-being of our students, staff and community visitors in mind.

News releases can be found below:

Gateway to move courses online, blended delivery because of COVID-19 (3/13/2020)

A Note to the Community on Coronavirus (3/6/2020)