Registration Begins April 23 for Summer and Fall 2020

Dear Students,

As we continue to pray for you and your family members, we are also working diligently to help you press forward with your academic and vocational goals.

Course schedules are now available in JICS for online summer sessions and for Fall 2020 pre-registration. We have attached step-by-step instructions for online registration in an email to each of you, and we will gladly assist you with advising and course selection. If you need assistance with the registration process, you must email your Division Chair with your name, student ID, and the semester you plan to enroll. Division Chairs can be reached at the following addresses: 

 

Division of Business and Social Sciences:   
Dr. Ali hali@texascollege.edu

Division of Education:      
Ms. Brown obrown@texascollege.edu

Division of General Education and Humanities:    
Dr. Locke clocke@texascollege.edu

Division of Natural and Computational Sciences:    
Ms. Linda Johnson lljohnson@texascollege.edu

 

ATTENTION GRADUATING SENIORS!

Attention Graduating Seniors:

Texas College cares deeply about your health and safety, and we are praying for you and your families. Considering the widespread impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have officially cancelled next month’s Baccalaureate Services, Graduate Banquet, and Commencement Exercises.

Please remember that prospective graduates must fulfill all academic, financial, and institutional requirements. You must also complete the application process for graduation and pay your one-time, non-refundable fee.

Your professors will help you complete remaining coursework online, and your advisors will work with you through emails.  Please make every effort to use whatever technology is available to you as you work to complete your academic requirements.  If you have questions, please contact your Division Chairs through the information below:

Division of Business and Social Sciences:
Dr. Ali 
hali@texascollege.edu

Division of Education:
Ms. Brown 
obrown@texascollege.edu

Division of General Education and Humanities:
Dr. Locke 
clocke@texascollege.edu

Division of Natural and Computational Sciences:
Ms. Linda Johnson 
lljohnson@texascollege.edu

FROM THE OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

April 12, 2020

 

Dear students:

During these unprecedented times in which we’re currently living, I hope that each of you are doing your best to remain safe and healthy. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to quickly spread across the United States and the East Texas area, the administration had to take proactive steps in mid-March to ensure the health and safety of the campus community. While there still remains a great deal of uncertainty as to the “What, When, and How,” the shelter in place mandate calls for all of us to stay inside our homes and away from others (only leaving for essential reasons) in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Many of you left the campus simply to enjoy Spring Break, not realizing that you would not be able to return. For those campus-based students who were unable to retrieve your items from the residence halls, please know that your items are securely locked away, and the campus is secure. Also, if you’re planning to reside in campus housing next semester, you may leave your items there and have the same room during the fall. While there has not been a definite date set for re-opening the campus, the administration continues to monitor the situation and will inform the campus community with updates.

Lastly, in accordance with what’s being reinforced by our governing officials, the administration will continue to do everything we can to protect and maintain the health of the college community. Remember: continue to practice and adhere to social distancing.

Sincerely,

Cynthia M. Marshall-Biggins, Ed.D.

Vice President Student Affairs

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

TO:  FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS:

 

The coronavirus that is spreading globally throughout the world is actually a family of viruses.  The name comes from the shape of the virus, which has little spikes coming out of its edges, like a sun’s corona. But this new strain, commonly referred to as the novel coronavirus, is one that hasn’t been recognized before.  Health officials believe that the virus likely started in animals before it was spread to humans.  Its symptoms are similar to the flu. A minor case would leave someone with sneezing, coughing, fever and aches. More extreme cases are similar to pneumonia and could be fatal.

While the number of national coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continues to rise, the safety of the Texas College family is our primary concern.  Proactive steps should be taken by all of us to prevent the spread of contagious diseases by practicing personal health and hygiene each day.  We urge faculty, staff, and students who have plans to travel either internationally or to areas already affected in the U.S. to reconsider their travel and to share your travel plans with your Vice President, Division Chair, or Supervisor.

Effective immediately, international travel will require you to self-quarantine for 14 days prior to returning to work or school; travel to affected areas in the United States, may require you to self-quarantine for 14 days prior to returning to work or school. 

Following federal guidelines and for the well-being of our faculty, staff and students, effective immediately:

There will be no college meetings of groups of 10 or more - on campus or off campus.

All college travel is cancelled; personal discretionary travel is discouraged and if taken will result in a 14-day self-quarantine period.

Outside visitors to the campus are barred from admittance, unless prior approval is granted from administration; maintenance and construction personnel will be allowed.

The only students allowed entrance are those who did not leave the dorms for Spring Break.  For more information about the coronavirus (COVID-19), please click on the links below.

COVID-19-Resource-Guide-for-Higher-Education.pdf

Texas Department of State Health

World Health Organization (WHO)

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Whitehouse Announcements