Austin Community College District (ACC) is gradually expanding on-campus services to help enroll students for spring classes. Beginning Monday, December 7, the college will offer in-person application assistance. Visitors will be required to schedule an appointment and follow the college’s COVID-19 safety protocols in order to enter the campus.
“During this time, more than ever, the digital divide is very real. Providing this in-person and on-campus access is mission critical and vital to student success,” says Dr. Shasta Buchanan, ACC vice president of Student Affairs. “This is a part of our commitment to support the needs of our community as we continue our work to meet equity in access.”
Enrollment teams from Adult Education, Continuing Education, and Enrollment Services will rotate at the Round Rock, Highland, and Riverside campuses to meet with applicants. Thirty-minute appointments are available and must be scheduled in advance.
Those who visit campus must follow ACC’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols including:
1. Bring a mask and wear it properly over the nose and mouth at all times.
2. Show a photo ID or appointment confirmation email to enter the building.
3. Sign in as a guest at the check-in desk and be screened by front desk staff before they are allowed to enter the building.
4. Submit to a temperature screening at the door.
The college continues to work closely with the regional health authority to track regional developments and remains prepared to adjust plans as needed.
“Our return to campus continues to be a slow, steady, and thoughtful process,” says Mike Midgley, ACC vice president of Instruction. “With any change, we remain committed to finding a balance that meets our mission to remain accessible to all students while protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our community.”
Hours of operation and appointment information for on-campus, in-person assistance are available at austincc.edu/startnow.
Read more details in this message from the offices of Student Affairs and Instruction.