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Faculty Resource Guide: General Information

Guide for full and part time faculty

General Information

General information

College Hours of Operation

All buildings are generally open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays.

Public Safety

Chesapeake College works to enhance the level of security on campus to provide a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff and
visitors. The Department of Public Safety has primary responsibility for campus security and safety.
Wye Mills 410-758-7275
Cambridge 410-463-4185

Public Safety personnel provide patrol coverage for the Wye Mills Campus and answer calls for service while the campus is open for business. A security escort service to and from parking lots is available upon request.

Each building on campus has an emergency phone on each floor (first floor only in the Dorchester Building). There is also an emergency phone outside of the Public Safety Office. Look for the blue signs in hallways to locate an emergency phone.

Emergency phones are simple to use—pick up the handset, the phone automatically dials Public Safety. If Public Safety is unable to answer the phone within 4 rings, it will automatically go to 911. (You are not able to dial out on these phones.)

Inclement Weather Procedures

When inclement weather or other events necessitate emergency cancellation of all classes and closing of the campus, special radio and television announcements and College telephone recordings will notify the community of such closings. The College Switchboard will carry a recorded message by 6:15 a.m. for day events or by 3:30 p.m. for evening events. Information will also be available on the College website at by 6:15 a.m. or 3:30 p.m. and via the College mobile app, and our social media channels.

Radio and television stations will be notified by 6:15 a.m. on stations WAAI, WBAL, WCEI, WCTR, WKDI, WPOC, WSCL, WTDK, WMAR-TV, WBAL-TV, WJZ-TV, WJLA-TV, Fox 45, and WBOC-TV. When evening classes must be canceled because of inclement weather, these stations will be notified by 3:30 p.m. The College cannot be responsible for the timelines in which radio and television information is aired.

College Bookstore

The college Bookstore is located on the first floor of the Caroline College Center and is operated by Barnes & Noble.  The store sells textbooks and study aids for all credit and non-credit courses.  The Bookstore also carries a wide variety of items that include school supplies, snacks, and clothing.  For store hours or more information, you may contact the Bookstore at or by calling ext. 2304, or visit  

Food Service

Sodexo  U.S.A. provides the food services for Chesapeake College. The Skipjack Café, located on the first floor of the Caroline College Center, offers a variety of hot and cold selections, including daily and weekly themed specials.

Sodexo  offers the SoGo Cash Card. The Cash Card is a debit card that can be used for purchases in the College’s Skipjack Café. Guests never have to worry about having cash for on-site purchases and experience faster than cash check-out transactions. Guests may register their card on the Sodexo website to protect the value on their cards, and receive exclusive offers and loyalty rewards.

Café Hours

Monday - Thursday Friday
Breakfast: 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. Breakfast: 8:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
CLOSED: 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. CLOSES at 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 3:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Summer Hours: OPEN Monday - Thursday, CLOSED Fridays
Operating hours are subject to change.

Bus Service

Bus service is available to the Wye Mills campus and the Cambridge Center. Buses will travel morning and afternoon routes in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties. Tickets can be purchased at the College Business Office. You can get the schedules and maps at or call 866-330-MUST (6878) for more information.

Lost and Found

The College is not responsible for lost or found items. However, you can contact the College Information Desk by dialing extension x2240, or go in person to the first floor of the Dorchester Administration Building to claim lost items or to submit found articles. To report the loss of items of significant value, contact Public Safety at 410-758-7275.

Counseling Information

Students seeking personal and/or academic counseling can go to the Office of Student Success located on the first floor of the Dorchester Administration Building or contact 410-822-5400, extension 2250 for more information. Counselors will provide referrals to other agencies and/or professionals as needed. Our counselors follow the confidentiality guidelines suggested by the American Association for Counseling and Development. For more information, please go to

Student Guide

An academic planner which includes information and policies for students is available on the College website



 Please check the  college website for the most up to date information.  

Faculty Staff Manual

Faculty Staff Manual

The Faculty Staff Manual is the source for all College policies.  Consult it for the most current and up to date policy statements.