Specialized on-campus computer and study areas now open on campus.

In recognizing students' need for access to technology, Austin Community College District (ACC) will begin to open study spaces in each region of the district in a limited capacity.

Starting Monday, October 26, Highland and Round Rock campus ACCelerators and library space at Hays Campus will reopen at 25 percent capacity to allow students access to computers, reliable internet, and a quiet place to study. Students may reserve space in two-hour increments and will be required to follow ACC's COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

"We want to let the ACC student body know that we are here to support as best we can to ensure their success," says Dr. Guillermo "Willie" Martinez, associate vice president of student engagement. "This is phase one of opening up in-person student support, starting with access to technology, and we will continue to evaluate how best to safely expand opening back campus support services. For now, students can still access all services remotely."

ACC staff will be available to provide support, monitor activities, and to ensure safety protocols are maintained at all times. The spaces will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. two Saturdays (December 5 and 12) at the end of the semester to support studying for finals.

Students may make a reservation today.

Regular student support services such as advising, academic coaching, tutoring, and more will remain available remotely. For a full list of student resources, visit the Remote Student Resources webpage.