Updated: May 1, 2020
Phased re-opening begins May 26
Temple College is planning a phased re-opening beginning May 26. Staff members are being asked to return to campus May 26, which coincides with the start of our summer 1 session. All staff members will be asked to wear masks when interacting with other individuals. The college is in the process of ordering masks for those who need them.
There will be a phased opening of services available to students after staff return to campus May 26. Phase 1 will be the re-opening of the library and computer lab near the library in Temple and Hutto, as well as a limited number of student support services for students who come to campus to enroll in classes.
We will be maintaining online learning for all summer classes with the exception of a few hands-on learning classes that cannot be conducted in an online environment. We are also awarding students a $300 emergency aid grant if they enroll in 6 hours or more,
The 2020 commencement ceremony originally scheduled for May 9 has been moved to Saturday, August 29th at the Bell County Expo Center. We are monitoring the situation closely with state and health officials and will let you know if this date will need to be extended further based on the audience size. Graduates will still receive their degrees at the end of the semester once courses are completed and grades are submitted.
Computers and Internet Access
Students who need access to computers to complete their courses should write firstname.lastname@example.org or call 254-298-8450 to request a laptop. If you need Internet access, there are several parking lots on campus that have good Wi-Fi service. Students are welcome to park in these lots to access Wi-Fi.
The bookstore in Temple is open the following hours effective April 1:
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Writing Center and Math Lab
The Writing Center and Math Lab are available to assist students online. Writing assignments can be sent to the Writing Center for review at email@example.com . The Math Lab is scheduling appointments for 30-minute sessions via videoconference during the following times:
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m.
To schedule a meeting, email Adam McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, Temple College email address and time you are available. All appointments must be made 24 hours ahead of time.
Protecting yourself from COVID-19
The best way to protect yourselves and your family members from COVID-19 are the same practices used to prevent the flu and other respiratory viruses:
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when sick.
- Cover coughs.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- CDC COVID-19 Webpage
- CDC COVID-19 Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education
- Texas Department of State Health Services
- City of Temple Coronavirus Updates
- World Health Organization
- Internet Access for Students Who Need It
- Bell County COVID-19 Hotline: 254-933-5203
- Williamson County COVID-19 Hotline: 512-943-1600