Reviewed & Updated: 4/6/2020
Austin Community College continues to monitor recent developments of coronavirus (COVID-19) and respond as needed to ensure the health and safety of our community. The latest updates, announcements, and frequently asked questions will be posted here as decisions are made.
The health and safety of our ACC family is of the utmost importance to us. We promise to keep your goals on track by providing high quality distance education, virtual support services, and additional financial aid opportunities. Together, we will persevere.
ACC campuses remain closed to students and the public until May 31.
Non-essential faculty and staff are encouraged to stay home and work remotely during this time. All classes and services are now online. Face-to-face instruction and services are suspended until further notice. For those who must come to work, we ask that you practice social distancing, wear protective facial covering, and take precautions.
All summer session classes and support services will move online. All students may register for summer classes beginning May 4. Courses that require a significant hands-on component that cannot be converted to online may begin after July 6.
The college will extend the Pass/No Pass grading option to students for both spring and summer 2020 classes. All students will receive a letter grade at the end of the semester and may then choose to either accept the letter grade or take a Pass/No Pass. Pass/No Pass will not impact a student’s GPA.
Virtual Student Support Services
A full menu of student support services is provided online. See Student Resources for more information. Students who submit the Student Technology Access Form and indicate they need help accessing their online learning environment are eligible to check out an ACC iPad. See Tech Distribution.
Events & Commencement
All in-person events are canceled through summer. Unfortunately, this includes ACC's spring 2020 commencement. All spring graduates are invited to join the fall 2020 commencement held in December so that we may recognize your accomplishments in person.
These resources will help you learn, teach, and work online. Additional support for students and employees is available at Resources.
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Travel — ACC discourages all international travel at this time. Official ACC travel is suspended until further notice. To protect the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff; persons returning from CDC Level 3 and Level 2 travel advisory locations (including airport layovers) for COVID-19, as well as those returning from parts of the U.S. with community transmission of COVID-19, will be required to self-isolate for 14 days and report their travel using the form below before returning to campus.
Illness — Any ACC student or employee with symptoms or exposure to the COVID-19 virus should inform their professor(s) or supervisor and complete the college’s self-report form.
You can help prevent the spread of illness and reduce the impact on our community by taking common precautions:
Visit How to Protect Yourself for more tips from the CDC.
We will update the FAQ page as the situation evolves. Please check back regularly for updates.