Update - March 3, 2021
Mask Mandate Remains in Place
Although the State of Texas is lifting its statewide mandate for face masks beginning Wednesday, March 10, Temple College has no plans to change its mask requirement at this time.
“Our public health officials feel that while numbers have declined statewide, removing protections like mask requirement right now could result in a reversal of progress,” said President Dr. Christy Ponce. “We will work closely with Bell and Williamson County Health Districts for advisement and guidance on modifications to safety protocols in the future.”
Temple College’s health and safety protocols remain in place. Those protocols include the following:
- 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 EWCHEC-Hutto, so please pay close attention to signs with further instructions.
- You can avoid the screening lines by pre-screening yourself using the #CampusClear app. Read this flyer or the CampusClear FAQs for more details.
- If you have symptoms or exposure to the COVID-19 virus, please inform your professor(s) as soon as possible.
Temple College will be offering summer classes in a variety of teaching formats including face-to-face, online and a hybrid format. Summer classes begin June 1.
Temple College will give $300 emergency aid grants to students who enroll in 6 or more credit hours during summer 2021. The grants can be used to cover pandemic-related expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare and childcare.
To be eligible for this grant, a student must either:
- Be enrolled in 6 or more hours in the Summer 2021 term as of Wednesday June 23, 2021; or
- Be enrolled in 3 or more hours in the Summer 2021 term and apply for Summer 2021 graduation by Friday June 18, 2021.
There is no application to complete! All you must do is meet one of the eligibility requirements above. Eligible students will receive payment via ACH deposit if they have bank information on file with the business office. Otherwise, payments will be made via check.
Please contact Laura.Hutchens@templejc.edu if you have any questions about the grant.
The Bookstore is open, with social distancing policies in place. Current hours are as follows:
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - noon.
Textbooks may be ordered online with orders placed before 4 p.m. shipping out that day. Students also can text the Bookstore at 254-298-8595 with their Student ID number and they will pull their books. There will be a paid online order pick-up area set up adjacent to the Bookstore. Students coming into the Bookstore will need to have their schedule with them.
One College Centre (Admissions, Advising, Financial Aid, Veterans Affairs, etc.)
One College Centre is open regular college hours (Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to noon). 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. If you need to drop off documents or paperwork after hours, a dropbox is available on the north side of the building.
The library is open for use by Temple College students, faculty and staff. It is currently not available for public use. Spring semester hours are:
- Monday & Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Tuesday & Thursday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Saturday & Sunday 1 p.m. - 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 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.
Dell Computers is making laptops available to Temple College students at $300, for more information go to www.dell.com/templejc.
Math Lab - Barron Student Success Center Room 3606 (Temple)
The Math Lab hours are:
Monday thru Thursday - 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday - 8 a.m. to noon
- 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.
- Appointments can be made by emailing 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 the Temple College Math Lab at TCmathlab@templejc.edu .
The Writing Center hours are:
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.
Leopard Pantry (food pantry)
The Leopard Pantry, which has locations in the Arnold Student Union and in Taylor, is open the following hours:
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - noon and 1-5 p.m.
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
- Statewide Coronavirus Hotline: Dial 211 + option 6 to be connected to local resources for food, housing, utilities, childcare and counseling.