Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Reviewed & Updated: 2/28/2021

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

Highland ACCelerator open by appointment

The ACC Highland ACCelerator is now open by appointment to provide students with on-campus study space and access to technology. All students must 1) have a current ACC student photo ID card, 2) be enrolled for the current semester 3) have appropriate facial covering, 4) secure a study pod appointment confirmation, and 5) pass the health screening BEFORE entering the campus. To make a reservation click here

CRRSA Student Aid launches spring 2021

ACC launched new federal financial support for students impacted by COVID-19. The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act can provide tuition support for eligible ACC students. First round applications are being processed now. Applications will reopen again soon for students enrolled in classes this semester. For immediate assistance, access ACC’s Student Emergency Fund or review your options on our Community Resources page. For help navigating a financial emergency, contact sef@austincc.edu.

Spring 2021 classes begin as scheduled

On Tuesday, January 19, spring classes began as scheduled. Essential faculty, staff, and students with face-to-face classes and labs returned to campus. All who visit campus must follow ACC's health and safety protocols including health screening, wearing facial covering/face mask, and practicing social distancing. Everyone else is asked to continue to work and learn remotely.

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.