Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Information
CEI encourages all faculty, staff and students to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In general, you are considered fully vaccinated:
- 2+ weeks after your second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer or Moderna)
- 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen)
Once you are fully vaccinated you do not need to isolate or get tested if you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, unless you develop symptoms.
Please stay home when you don’t feel well. Monitor yourself for the symptoms of COVID-19, which can range from mild to severe, appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus, and include the following:
Fever or chills
Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
We ask that all members of the campus community wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water and use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when hand washing is not possible.
All CEI buildings are cleaned daily by CEI Custodial staff with EPA-approved products.
CEI Course Modes
We are pleased to offer a range of Business & Technology courses via face-to-face instruction on campus and online via Canvas and Zoom.
All of our Trades & Industry courses are offered via face-to-face instruction on campus.
Our Health Professions courses are available via face-to-face instruction on campus and online via Canvas and Zoom. Additional personal protective equipment (PPE) may be necessary in order for Health Professions students to be able to fully interact during certain labs and to complete their program requirements.
Search here for course offerings and availability!
CEI Student Services
CEI Admissions, Recruitment & Advising is open open 7:30am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, during the summer.
We process all new applications and admit new students to the college, face-to-face, virtually, or over the phone. This includes helping students understand the admission process, identifying needed items for admission, as well as where to find them, or how to complete them. We also assist the new student with onboarding to the college, which includes accessing all the needed CEI computer accounts and planning and registering for classes (virtual new student orientation). We also work with current students to advise them and ensure they are on track to graduate on time.
We are available to schedule appointments in person, over the phone, Zoom, or Microsoft Teams.
- What are the Bookstore's hours?
We are currently open 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Thursday during the summer.
- What are my options if I am unable to come to the bookstore during business hours?
Http://ceibookstore.com is your best option for order fulfillment. We allow family members to pick up orders for you.
- What do I do if I need a book?
To better serve you, please have your schedule ready. You can obtain a printout at Student Affairs or have it on your smart phone. A Bookstore employee will have a booklist to help you prepare as well.
- How do I pick up my online order?
Please have your name and order number ready. Please note: Our online order system can take up to two hours before an order appears in our queue. Orders are then picked by staff from textbooks on our sales floor and processed.
- If you are out of a book I need, when can I expect to receive it?
We will do our best to make certain you are apprised of text arrivals. You are welcome to prepay for a special order, or see if it can be ordered through http://ceibookstore.com where it will be fulfilled by one of our sister stores. Anything we run out of we will overnight at our expense.
- What do I do if my instructor changed the required book?
We will honor changes made by instructors and refund your materials provided they are in the same condition as when they were purchased. Any exceptions will be on a case-by-case basis.
CEI's Cashier Window is open 8:30am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday during the summer.
Students can also pay online by following these instructions.
CEI's Center for New Directions (CND) has a list of community resources available. If you are in need of assistance and are wondering who can help, CND can help you get connected!
The Falcon Food Pantry is open and available for students, faculty, and staff. The Food Pantry also has household and hygiene items available. Please contact CND in Building 5, room 591 or call 208-535-5363 to access the food pantry.
CND continues to offer a variety of services, including:
- Study skills workshops
- Referrals to community resources
- Academic counseling for special populations
- Career exploration, resume and interviewing help
- Scholarships for single parents and students in a non-traditional career field, and
- Childcare grants (must meet eligibility).
You can access any of our services or get connected to a CND counselor by calling our main number, 208-535-5363. We are open 7:30am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, during the summer.
Appointments are available in person, via telephone, or online via Zoom.
College & Career Readiness (CCR), helps students earn their GEDs or prepare for college courses. We also teach English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.
The College and Career Readiness Center is open Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 9:00pm. On Fridays, we are open from 8:00am to 3:00pm for general questions and information.
We have an orientation on Monday mornings at 8:15am and Tuesdays at 5:30pm for new students. This lasts 20 minutes. New students will then be scheduled for a free pre-test to be placed in the appropriate classes.
The computer labs in rooms 516 and 518 of Building 5 are reserved for student use during the following times while CEI’s library is being utilized as a classroom this spring:
- Monday: 7:30am to 9:00am
- Wednesday: 7:30am to 10:00am
- Thursday: 7:30am to11:30am
WiFi is also available throughout the parking lot of Building 5.
Hailey Holland provides short-term mental health counseling services to students who request it, via video conferencing or face-to-face, upon availability.
You can learn more at our Counseling Center website or by calling the counseling center at 208-535-5622. You can also request a therapy appointment via the link titled, “Request Therapy Appointment” on our Counseling Center website. These services are offered free of charge to any credit student.
The Falcon Cafe is closed for the summer and will reopenfor the Fall Semester on August 23rd.
Thanks to all for an incredibly unique year!
If you are a student who may be dealing with a disability, the Disability Resource Center is available to help establish accommodations. Whether you are renewing existing accommodations or you need to set up an intake interview, staff are available to meet with you virtually or in person. Please reach out to Disability Resources at 208-535-5462 or email@example.com.
We are open 7:30am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, in the summer.
The Early College Programs office is open 7:30am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, in the summer. Admissions, Registration and Advanced Opportunities information can be found online at http://www.cei.edu/high-school.
Dual Credit courses will continue within the schedule happening at the high school where the class is held. Concurrent Enrollment courses held on the CEI campus and through CEI online are continuing per campus schedules.
Students should contact their course instructor if they have questions about their class. Students and parents can contact the Early College Programs office for general questions or to request an advising appointment by calling 208-535-5309 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
CEI's library will have adjusted hours during the break between summer and fall semesters (Monday, August 2 – Friday, August 20):
- Monday – Thursday: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
- Friday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Student Clubs and Advisors
A few notes about club meetings:
- Your club advisor must be present at your meeting in order for your club to hold a meeting on campus.
- You may book rooms through your club advisor. While the weather is nice, we also encourage clubs to try meeting outside on the quad or other areas.
- Please try to incorporate Microsoft Teams in your face-to-face meetings, when possible/reasonable, to encourage online student participation.
- If a club does not have a laptop or access to a laptop, please contact Associate Dean Hailey Mac or Dean Mike Walker.
The Office of the Registrar is open 7:30am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, in the summer. We are available to schedule appointments in person, over the phone, as well as via Zoom, or Microsoft Teams.
If you need any help with forms or exceptions for registration, please visit our office, inside Student Affairs in Building 3. We process district and state residency forms, evaluate transcripts and CPL material, and process general petitions and transfer equivalency petitions. We also ensure FERPA compliance, release CEI transcripts, and process 10th Day attendance, midterm and final grades, and graduation each term. Additionally, we plan graduation and can assist with graduation-related questions.
We will continue to work closely with other departments when student issues arise.
CEI offers students a variety of Student Affairs services virtually and face-to-face, including:
- Testing services,
- Career Services from the Center for New Directions, like resume writing, building, interview skills, a student job board, and career advising,
- Tutoring services in the Tutoring Center (both virtually and in-person),
- Mental health and wellness counseling services,
- Disability Resources and Services (like accommodations for testing or in classes, interpretation services, and more),
- Reporting services for Title IX and fairness/equity,
- Financial Aid help and services,
- Scholarship assistance,
- Cashiering services (including a payment plan),
- And so much more!
Student Affairs is located in Building 3 and is open 7:30am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, in the summer. You can also call us with any questions at 208-524-3000 (option 4 or whichever option you need). Students with complaints or concerns can always email Student.Concern@cei.edu and 208-524-3000 (Option 4). Concerns for the Dean may be addressed directly to the Dean at Michael.Walker@cei.edu.
The Testing Center is open to administer exams this summer during the following hours:
- Monday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
- Thursday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
- Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
- Saturday: 9:00am to 3:00pm
Appointments are required for all exams. Students can register online for exams by following the link to the Testing Center in Blackboard, by visiting Testing Center’s webpage, or by going directly to https://www.registerblast.com/cei/Exam/List.
The Testing Center can administer a range of exams, including select CEI academic exams:
The CEI Tutoring Center is here for you. We offer one-on-one tutoring sessions, both face-to-face and online.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, appointments are required. You can make an appointment via https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=19083533 or by visiting the Tutoring Center webpage.
Our spring hours are:
- The Writing Lab:
- Monday and Wednesday 10:00am to 8:00pm
- Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am to 8:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
- The Math and Science Lab:
- Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 8:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Coming Soon: TEAS prep classes and ALEKS prep classes!