Update - May 26, 2020
Summer classes begin Tuesday, May 26. Almost all summer classes will be taught primarily online with the exception of a few hands-on health professions classes and science lab classes. Please check with your professors to see if you will be expected to attend any sessions on campus.
Staying Safe on Campus
If you have to come to campus, here are the safety precautions you can expect:
- Everyone who comes onto campus will be required to wear a mask. If you do not have a have a mask, we will supply you with one.
- Please make arrangements to arrive 15 minutes early to your classes because there will be a temperature/ health station at the front entrance of each building to help keep you and the college community as safe as possible. The temperature/health station may be in a different location at the EWCHEC Center in Hutto, so please pay close attention to signs with further instructions.
- If you have symptoms or exposure to the COVID-19 virus, please inform your professor(s) as soon as possible.
Please watch the following safety video before coming back to campus https://youtu.be/YmghvBUFo2c .
One College Centre (Admissions, Advising, Financial Aid, Veterans Affairs, etc.)
One College Centre is now open regular college hours (Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Students visiting this building will need to enter from the quad parking lot and stop at a screening table. Masks must be worn inside the building.
The library will reopen May 26 for the summer semester. Summer semester hours are:
- Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Tuesday: 7:45 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- On the main campus, the Temple College Library and computer lab will be open.
- The library and computer lab will also be open at EWCHEC Hutto.
- A computer lab at EWCHEC Taylor campus will be open.
If you have a computer but 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 Temple College Math Lab will be open Monday thru Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Only six students will be allowed in the lab at a time.
- You may still walk in to get help, but if the lab has 6 students in it, then you will be asked to wait in the hallway until someone leaves
- Appointment can be made by emailing Adam McDonald firstname.lastname@example.org and/or the Temple College Math Lab at TCmathlab@templejc.edu .
- Appointments will take priority over walk-ins
- If you cannot come into the lab, online tutoring will still be offered through zoom. Make an appointment by emailing Adam McDonald email@example.com and/or the Temple College Math Lab at TCmathlab@templejc.edu .
The Writing Center has resumed normal hours:
Mon. - Thurs., 8 a.m. - 6 pm.
Students also can request help via email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Temple College testing locations are open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Testing takes place on an appointment basis, and is limited to 10 students in the testing center at a time. Walk-ins will be accommodated if space will allow. TSIA tests can be administered remotely through Zoom. Students who want to take this test must have a desktop or laptop computer, a strong internet connection and a private location to take the test undisturbed. Chromebooks and tablets are not compatible with remote proctoring. Please email email@example.com to arrange a time to take your exam, in person or remotely. The following new workflows are in place for students who want to take tests:
- Please call the Cashier’s Office to pay before arriving to test. Their phone numbers are 254-298-8610 or 254-298-8611.
- Staff and students are required to wear a mask upon entry to the building, as well as in the testing lab.
- Please leave all personal items in your vehicle, with the exception of your keys and photo ID, as locker usage has been temporarily suspended.
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.
In-person customers will be asked to follow social distancing and capacity guidelines. Textbooks also may be ordered online .
Central Texas Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry
The Central Texas Food Bank will have another Mobile Food Pantry at Temple College on Saturday, June 27, from 9 a.m. – noon in the south parking lot.
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.
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