Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Reviewed & Updated: 12/01/2020

Austin Community College District closely monitors the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in our region. The college’s Coronavirus website provides updates and resources for students and employees to ensure the continued health, safety, and well-being of the ACC community. Here, you will find information about classes, health services, and more. 

ACC offers a safe, affordable, flexible college experience. Many classes remain online and most employees continue to work remotely. The college will gradually scale-up hybrid learning opportunities for courses that require face-to-face components as the situation allows.

Recent Updates

 

ACC Responds to COVID-19

Planning for spring 2021 semester

ACC expects many employees and students to remain working and learning remotely in spring. Our goal is to gradually expand in-person services that are vital to students and our mission as the situation allows. With any change, we remain committed to limiting the density of the campus population to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect those students, faculty, and staff who may be on campus. Learn more in the Chancellor's latest message here.

Virtual student support services

A full menu of student support services remains available to all students virtually. See Student Resources for more information. Students who submit the Student Technology Request Form and indicate they need help accessing their online learning environment are eligible to check out an ACC iPad. See Tech Distribution. In addition, the college provides free, secure drive-up WiFi to students and employees at all campus locations. WiFi may be accessed from the parking lots seven days a week, 7 am to 11 pm. In addition, ACC Libraries remain available for virtual support and services. 

Health & safety protocols on campus

All who come to ACC campuses and centers are required to follow new health and safety protocols to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and better ensure the health, safety, and well-being of all students, faculty, and staff. Requirements include wearing your ACC ID badge, facial coverings/masks, social distancing, and health screenings. The health screening app allows you to self-screen for COVID-19 before coming to campus. Get the app here. The college also encourages you to watch the ACC Health & Safety Protocols Training video (available here) before coming to campus. You may view the complete list of health and safety protocols online.

On-campus computer access and study space now available

On October 26, ACC opened three locations for students to access on-campus computers and individual study areas within ACCelerators at Highland and Round Rock campuses, as well as library space at Hays Campus. To ensure the continued health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and faculty — these locations are limited to 25% capacity. Students are required to reserve space by appointment. Hours are Monday - Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. To support studying for finals, appointments will also be available on two Saturdays, December 5 & 12, from 9 am to 4 pm. Students may reserve two-hour appointments online.