Due to the threat posed by COVID-19, Temple College administrators have decided to extend Spring Break for students and cancel classes the week of March 16-20. No online or in-person classes will be held during this time at any of the college’s three teaching locations – Temple, Taylor and Hutto.

“The health and wellness of students, faculty and staff of Temple College is our highest priority,” said President Dr. Christy Ponce. “Out of an abundance of caution, Temple College will be making temporary changes to the way we provide instruction and operate in light of the growing concerns related to the coronavirus.”

Faculty and staff members will spend the week of March 16-20 preparing to transition to working, teaching and learning remotely if it looks like that will be necessary.

Ponce said when classes resume on Monday, March 23, most will probably be offered in an online or hybrid (combination of in person and online) format.

“Final decisions about changes related to the delivery of instruction and student services will be communicated as soon as they are available,” Ponce said.

All Temple College events on campus will be canceled or postponed until further notice. This includes the Temple College Jazz Festival, which was scheduled for March 26-29. It also includes a Preview Day in Taylor that was scheduled for March 27.

All external events and meetings being hosted on campus also will be postponed until further notice.

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has postponed all play until April 3.

Ponce said Temple College will continue to monitor the ever-changing situation and work closely with regional health agencies, governments and education partners. For the latest information on how COVID-19 is impacting the college, visit www.templejc.edu/coronavirus.