Dear graduates and graduation candidates:
The graduation meeting we host every year by early April couldn’t be organized this time because of the Coronavirus pandemic, and now I’m announcing that the Commencement Ceremonies scheduled for May 22nd and 23rd have been postponed. You’ll be informed of the new arrangements as soon as feasible.
We know how important the Commencement Ceremony is, but your health and that of your relatives and friends should be, and is, what drives decisions at this time. Once the current situation is over and we return to normality, the whole St. Augustine College community will honor its graduates, and there will be time enough to celebrate and plan for the future. Of course, the postponement of the Ceremonies doesn’t change your graduation date, which is entered to your record and will appear on your transcript upon completion of your graduation requirements.
On behalf of Dr. Reyes Gonzalez, President of St. Augustine College, congratulations to all Fall 2019 graduates and Spring 2020/Summer 2020 candidates! We’ll have a better, bigger, and happier Commencement Ceremony when we’re back together as a family.
Dr. Juan E. Ojeda
Dean of Students
St. Augustine College
- Free Wifi For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country are available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers
For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.Here are explicit instructions on how to connect to Free Comcast Xfinity Wifi on a smartphone.
- Internet is Free to New Comcast Customers: New customers will receive 60 days of complimentary Comcast Internet Essentials service. Comcast will send new customers a free self-install kit that includes a cable modem with a Wi-Fi router. There will be no term contract or credit check and no shipping fee. There are two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish. Students can also visit www.internetessentials.com
- There will be No Disconnects or Late Fees for current customers: If a consumer is a current Comcast customer, they should contact Comcast and let them know that they can’t pay their bills during this period. There are two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish
Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. For more information, visit https://corporate.charter.com/newsroom/charter-to-offer-free-access-to-spectrum-broadband-and-wifi-for-60-days-for-new-K12-and-college-student-households-and-more
(Home Internet): All AT&T home internet wired customers and Fixed Wireless Internet, can use unlimited internet data. Additionally, AT&T will continue to offer internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month through their Access from AT&T program. For more information, visit https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html.
(WiFi Access): Effective March 14, for 60 days, WiFi public access points are available for public use at no cost and with no contract required. Current AT&T customers will have no data caps during this time. To find an AT&T access location, please visit: https://www.att.com/support/article/wireless/KM1103818.
(Internet Essentials): Effective March 14, for 60 days, the Internet Essentials program, which normally costs $9.95 a month for qualifying low-income individuals who sign on as new customers, will be available at no cost. New customers will receive a self-installation kit. The application is available at https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19.
(WiFi Access): Effective March 14, for 60 days, WiFi public access points are available for public use at no cost and with no contract required. Current Comcast customers will have no data caps during this time. Data speeds are also being upgraded from 15/2Mbps to 25/3Mbps. To find a Comcast access location, please visit: https://www.xfinity.com/mobile/support/article/xfinity-mobile-wifi-hotspots.
Hotspot Connection Instructions: Once at a hotspot, select the ‘xfinitywifi’ network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser. Xfinity Internet customers can sign in with their username and password, and they will be automatically connected at Xfinity WiFi hotspots in the future. Non-Xfinity Internet subscribers should visit the ‘Not an Xfinity Internet Customer’ section on the sign-in page to get started. Non-customers will be able to renew their complimentary sessions every two hours.
If you are prompted for a password or other login credentials, then you are attempting to access an Xfinity WiFi hotspot that is located in a home, not in a business or outdoor location. This hotspot is not part of the free Xfinity WiFi access program.
Starting on Tuesday, March 17, customers with international long distance calling plans will receive complimentary international calling rates from the U.S. to countries defined by the CDC as Level 3. 1Million Project students devices will have data plans increased from 10GB to 20GB each month from now through June 30, 2020.
Starting on March 19, unlimited smartphone data to all current subscribers and increasing the data allowance to schools and students using their digital learning programs. Also, customers will receive an additional 20GB of mobile hotspot data per month for 60 days (a minimum of two bill cycles) at no extra cost.
The press release for Sprint is available at https://newsroom.sprint.com/covid-19-updates-sprint-responds.htm.
ALL current T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers who have plans with data will have unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days (excluding roaming).
T-Mobile is offering free international calling for ALL current T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers to Level 3 impacted countries.
The press release for T-Mobile is available at https://www.t-mobile.com/news/t-mobile-update-on-covid-19-respone.
Through the FCC’s Keep America Connected Pledge, they are waiving late fees and keep residential and small business customers connected if negatively impacted by the global crisis.
The press release for Verizon Wireless is available at: https://www.verizon.com/about/news/update-verizon-serve-customers-covid-19.