Warrior’s Return:
Fall 2020 Return to Campus Planning

University Announcements

University Announcements

Last updated: July 29, 2020

The welfare and safety of our university community is our primary concern. Check this page frequently for announcements, updates, and additional resources.

Self-Reporting Requirements & On-Campus Testing

Self-Reporting Requirements & On-Campus Testing

Last updated: July 29, 2020

A&M-Central Texas is taking measures to promote the help and safety of our community members, including establishing COVID-19 exposure reporting requirements and providing COVID-19 testing on campus, at no cost, for students, faculty and staff who meet testing criteria.

A&M-Central Texas COVID-19 Self-Reporting Criteria

Updated: July 29, 2020

Students, faculty, and staff are asked to stay away from campus and self-report if they experience one or more of the following:

  • Possible exposure to COVID-19,
  • Need to self-quarantine due to COVID-19 exposure,
  • Diagnosis by a healthcare professional for COVID-19,
  • Positive test for COVID-19, and/or
  • Responsible for caring for someone who is experiencing symptoms, was exposed to and/or diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Self-reports should be made using the online COVID-19 Reporting Form.

On-Campus COVID-19 Testing

July 29, 2020

A&M-Central Texas is taking measures to promote the help and safety of our community members. One of these measures is providing COVID-19 testing on our campus, at no cost, for students, faculty and staff meeting testing criteria.

Testing will begin on August 4, 2020. We have received a limited supply of cheek-swab tests from the Texas A&M System; only faculty, staff, or students who are experiencing one or more of the following may reserve an appointment for a test:

  • Students, faculty, and staff that have COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Students, faculty, and staff who believe they have been exposed to COVID-19. Remember: There is an incubation period for the disease, so an exposure on one day will not show up on a test the following day. Given this, before testing, people may need to self-quarantine for at least 3 days after exposure before taking a test on campus.
  • Students who need a COVID-19 test to participate in one or more of their academic programs as a requirement (specific internships, clinicals, teacher education placement, etc.).

Testing Information:

  • Will be available to all currently enrolled students and currently employed faculty and staff. Will occur every Tuesday from 7:30-9:30 am. You MUST have an appointment to receive a test. Walk-up appointments are not allowed.
  • Testing will take place in Parking Lot D (near Warrior Hall). Physical distancing will be enforced as individuals walk up to the outside testing tent.
  • These tests are self-administering test kits, but there will be someone present to walk you through the testing process step-by-step.
  • Please be sure that you do not eat, drink, chew gum or use mouthwash at least 30 minutes before testing.
  • Photo identification will be required to check-in.
  • Results will be sent to you via email 2-4 days later.
  • Sign-up by first completing our COVID-19 Reporting Form: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?TAMUCentralTexas&layout_id=3
  • Once completed you will be redirected to the sign-up page.

Please remember that our testing supply is limited. Appointments are first-come, first-served. If you do not need a COVID-19 test by meeting the criteria listed above, please do not reserve an appointment.

More information, including the above link, can be found on our TAMUCT COVID-19 Information Page: http://www.tamuct.edu/covid19. Please feel free to contact us at studentaffairs@tamuct.edu or 254-501-5909 if you have any questions.

Health and Safety

Maintaining Health & Safety

Last updated: July 29, 2020

A&M-Central Texas has implemented important changes you'll notice on campus, including requiring face coverings for everyone on campus.

Face Coverings Required on Campus

Updated: July 2, 2020

Texas A&M University-Central Texas will comply with Bell County Directive #7 issued June 24, 2020. Face coverings must be worn by all individuals in A&M-Central Texas facilities and within 50 feet of building entrances effective June 29, 2020. This includes lobbies, restrooms, hallways, elevators, classrooms, laboratories, conference rooms, break rooms, non-private office spaces and other common spaces. Face coverings are also to be worn while outdoors on campus when social distancing of six (6) feet or more cannot be maintained. Face coverings are not required when alone in a private office. Employees or visitors may request an exception to the policy which will be considered on a case-by-case basis by Human Resources. Students may request an exception through Access and Inclusion.

As stated in the directive and best practices published by the Centers for Disease Control, "face coverings are not a replacement for social distancing, frequent hand washing, and self-isolation when sick." By practicing healthy habits, we can continue our progress toward returning to campus and providing high quality educational experiences in a safe learning environment. Please monitor your email, the university website, and the university’s official social media channels for additional updates. Stay healthy Warriors!


Important Changes on Campus

Updated: July 29, 2020

A&M-Central Texas has implemented a few important changes you'll notice on campus:

Face coverings are required on campus, in classes and in virtually all other cases.

Phsyical distancing is encouraged in all areas.

Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout campus.

The university may choose to use other mechanisms for monitoring the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff.

More of your classes will include options for remote participation and reduced class size.

Classrooms and all university spaces are being cleaned thoroughly and frequently.

Access to elevators and other confined areas may be restricted.

Water fountains have been disabled, but water bottle filling stations are available on campus.


Monitoring Yourself Daily

Updated: July 29, 2020

Students experiencing any of these symptoms should stay away from class and campus, and should consult with a healthcare professional.

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough or sore throat
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue, muscle aches or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

University Monitoring

Updated: July 29, 2020

The university, in coordination with local public health authorities, may choose to use other mechanisms for monitoring the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff. Options that may be considered include, but are not limited to:

  • Temperature monitoring;
  • Testing for antigens or antibodies;
  • Targeted sampling of individuals testing for SARS-CoV-2 at various times during the semester;
  • Thermal scanning;
  • Syndromic surveillance;
  • Location analytics to assess traffic and congregating patterns, and to adjust spaces accordingly;
  • And, other approaches that may emerge as efficacious throughout the intervening time.

The university will work with public health authorities to determine the necessity and advisability of these additional measures.


When to Stay Home

If you have any of these symptoms, stay home and call your healthcare provider:

Cough or sore throat

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fever or chills

Headache

Runny nose/new sinus congestion

Fatigue, muscle aches or body aches

Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

New loss of taste or smell


Reduce the Risk

Coronavirus information from A&M-Central Texas

Washing your hands frequently with soap and warm water.

Coronavirus information from A&M-Central Texas

Practicing cough etiquette: Cough or sneeze into a tissue, then immediately throw it away.

Coronavirus information from A&M-Central Texas

Staying home: You and your health are important. Stay home when you are ill.

Coronavirus information from A&M-Central Texas

Social distancing: Stay out of crowds and keep 6 feet between you and others.

Required Student Training

Required Student Training

Last updated: July 29, 2020

To prepare for a healthy and successful Fall semester, all students are required to complete training on safe practices for returning to campus prior to arriving on campus or by August 15th, whichever is latest.

The required student training takes just 10 minutes and includes checklists for self-monitoring and self-certification of your COVID-19 training.

To begin and complete your training and self-certification, please click on the image below or here: https://launch.comevo.com/ct-tamus/2002

Complete your training now.

Why is this training required?

This training assures every student is informed of the safety protocols and personal expectations in place for the Fall semester. Students who do not complete their certification will not be allowed to take face-to-face courses. Please contact us at studentaffairs@tamuct.edu or 254-501-5909 if you have any questions.

Fall Schedules & Class Delivery

Fall Schedules & Class Delivery

Last updated: July 29, 2020

Delivery of Fall Semester 2020 courses will include a traditional mix of face-to-face and online instruction. For more information, visit the University Registrar.

University Travel & Study Abroad

University Travel & Study Abroad

Last updated: July 29, 2020

The university will sharply curtail travel for both students and employees due to the ongoing pandemic for the immediate future. There will be no Study Abroad program for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Students: University-sponsored student travel should be limited to mission-critical functions to assure the continued safety of the campus. There will be no Study Abroad program for the 2020-2021 academic year. If students travel and suspect they have been exposed to COVID-19, the student will be required to report this exposure to student affairs through the COVID-19 Reporting Form and may be required to place themselves in self-quarantine or isolation for a period of time in accordance with current CDC guidance.

Employees: Business travel should be limited to mission-critical functions to assure the continued safety of the university community. Employees engaged in business-related and personal travel who suspect they have been exposed to COVID-19 while away from the university or agency are required to notify their supervisor, complete the COVID-19 Reporting Form, and place themselves in self-quarantine or isolation for a period of time in accordance with current CDC guidance. International Travel is suspended until further notice as indicated by the Safety Coordinator, unless there is a COVID-19 related research exception. The Safety Coordinator will continue to make periodic announcements of suspended international travel and provide updates on the possibility of international travel when appropriate.

Those who travel are encouraged to take precautions against contracting COVID-19.

Campus Events & Visitors

Campus Events & Visitors

Last updated: July 29, 2020

The university has instituted new precautions and requirements limiting on-campus events and visitors.

Visitors to Campus

External campus guests will be limited to those considered critical to the mission, and as approved by the president or a designee. All visitors are expected to observe the safety requirements and recommendations established by local health authorities and the university policies in effect at the time of the visit. By coming on campus, visitors are certifying that they are not COVID-19 positive, do not have COVID-19 symptoms, and were not in the presence of anyone in the last 14 days whom they knew to be COVID-19 positive.

On-Campus Events

Academic and administrative departments and offices must receive approval from the university president or his designee to hold an on-campus event for the fall 2020 semester.

Events held by student organizations, academic departments, or university offices will be limited during the fall 2020 semester, with appropriate planning and protocols in place. As recommended by the CDC, virtual group activities, gatherings, or meetings should be held whenever possible. Participants at face-to-face events must maintain physical distancing of at least six (6) feet between participants. Group size must be limited, to the extent possible.

Event planners will limit outside speakers from coming on campus, especially those not from the local geographic area.

Food at events and programs must be limited. If food is provided, it must be prepackaged for "carryout." Event planners will need to keep an electronic record of attendance.

Students are encouraged to leave the building between classes to avoid congregating in hallways and lobbies; therefore, the utilization of lobbies for “tabling” should be limited. Offices or groups may use poster displays, or encourage attendees to “snap pictures” of content, in place of handouts. Give-away items are not allowed on tables.

Student organizations must utilize Engage to register events and programs. Student and Civic Engagement will provide support for student organizations related to meeting the requirements of this document. Events organized by student organizations with 10 or fewer participants will be approved through the normal process, and must receive final approval from the dean of students. Events organized by student organizations with more than 10 face-to-face participants must receive final approval from the provost. Any event organized by student organizations involving an off-campus speaker must receive final approval from the university president or a designee.

External Use of Facilities

Use of university facilities by outside groups must be approved by the university president or a designee through the already established university process. The university has revised this process in light of the current environment to consider the safety of students, faculty, staff, and outside participants. Use of facilities by outside groups will be approved only if the use advances the mission of the university.

University Operations/Student Resources

University Hours & Operations, Available Student Resources

Last updated: July 29, 2020

Texas A&M University-Central Texas is adjusting its operations, office hours, staffing and other resources to assure continued support for students. Check this page frequently for updates and additional resources.

 

Technology Assistance and Resources Available to Students

As an update to our COVID-19 response and our transition to courses and support online, Texas A&M University–Central Texas has compiled a list of technology support resources available to students.

Technology Assistance and Resources Available

For specific questions regarding current support programs (tutoring, counseling, financial aid, veteran support, etc.), please contact those specific offices. For additional questions, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at 254-501-5909 or studentaffairs@tamuct.edu.

 

Changes to Office Hours and Operation

Office Currently working: Phone Email and contact instructions

Academic Support/Student Success

Remote

254.501.5836

studentsuccess@tamuct.edu
Contact us for phone or video appointments using GoToMeeting with staff. Find updates on Student Success resources online at http://www.tamuct.edu/student-affairs/academic-support.html

Access and Inclusion

Remote

254.501.5831

dnorman@tamuct.edu
Call or email to schedule an online appointment

Advising: College of Arts and Sciences

Remote

254.501.5968

cas.advising@tamuct.edu
Call or email to schedule an online appointment.

Advising: College of Business Administration

Remote

254.501.5967

coba-advising@tamuct.edu
Call or email to schedule an online appointment

Advising: College of Education

Remote

254.501.5946

coe-advising@tamuct.edu
Call or email to schedule an online appointment

Advising: Social Work

Remote


Email to schedule an appointment: Dr. Rappaport (rappaport@tamuct.edu) or Dr. Daley (mdaley@tamuct.edu)

Bookstore

Temporary Hours:

8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

OPEN in store

254.539.1755

sm8297@bncollege.com

Bookstore Temporary Hours:

8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. OPEN in store

We are processing orders placed on our website and are happy to ship your items to the physical address of your choice. We are still working hard to provide you the books & supplies you need to be successful in your classes. Feel free to email us with any questions you may have. Web orders: www.tamuct.bncollege.com

To Return Textbook Rentals:

You have 2 choices:

  1. You can bring your rental returns asap to the bookstore during business hours.
  2. Students can print a FREE UPS return label on our website and return rentals through the UPS.
Graduation Regalia:
If you wish to order graduation caps and gowns for upcoming ceremonies, place your orders on the Herff Jones website: www.herffjones.com

Business Office

Remote

254.519.5455

businessoffice@tamuct.edu
The business office can be contacted by phone or email. Students can pay via credit card, debit card or ACH online through Warrior Web. If you are not able to pay online, mail a check to:

ATTN: Business Office
Texas A&M University - Central Texas
1001 Leadership Place
Killeen, TX 76549

Campus Computer Lab

WH 104

254.501.5888

  • Monday - Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm
  • Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday: 8 am to 5 pm if Saturday classes are scheduled

Computer lab staff will monitor usage and may adjust the hours to meet student needs.

Students should bring their own headsets: To avoid spread of disease, lab headsets cannot be re-used.  The labs have a very limited supply of headsets to issue to those students who cannot afford them. Local stores have a significant stock of inexpensive headsets.

Campus Recreation

Remote

254.519.5496

campusrecreation@tamuct.edu
Contact us for phone or video appointments using GoToMeeting with staff.

Career and Professional Development

Remote

254.519.5442

cpd@tamuct.edu
Contact us for phone or video appointments using GoToMeeting with staff.

East Williamson County Higher Education Center (EWCHEC)

 

512.759.5699

For more information, see https://www.tamuct.edu/about/ewchec.html

Fitness Center

Closed until further notice



Graduate School

Remote

254.501.5900

 

graduateschool@tamuct.edu

International Student Services

Remote

254.519.5438

admissions@tamuct.edu
Contact us for phone or video appointments using GoToMeeting with staff.

Library

Closed for in person, online resources available

254.519.5798

The library facility in Warrior Hall will be closed beginning March 24 at 5 pm until further notice. For students who need to use campus computers or the internet, the computer lab on the first floor of Warrior Hall will remain open (see hours).

We will also allow students, faculty, and staff to pick up physical resources from the library by appointment as long as we are able. To schedule an appointment to pick up resources, you can use this form: https://tamuct.libwizard.com/f/Materialrequest

If you regularly use a textbook through the library, and you would like continued access, please contact Lisa Hopkins at l.hopkins@tamuct.edu. We will try to accommodate these requests, but may not be able to fulfill every one.

We will try to accommodate these requests, but may not be able to fulfill every one.

The library’s e-resources will remain accessible, as will electronic class reserves and interlibrary loan requests for digital materials. We will also provide virtual help through email, our 24X7 reference chat, and by virtual appointments. You can access the library’s electronic resources through our website: https://tamuct.libguides.com/index

New Student Programs

Remote

254.519.5496

nsp@tamuct.edu
Contact us for phone or video appointments using GoToMeeting with staff.

Pregnant & Parenting Students:

Remote

254.501.5877

pyork@tamuct.edu
Contact us for phone or video appointments using GoToMeeting with staff.

Recruiting

Remote

254.501.5950

admissions@tamuct.edu

Registrar's Office

Remote

254.501.5857

records@tamuct.edu
Contact us for phone or video appointments using GoToMeeting with staff.

Student Affairs

Remote

254.501.5909

studentaffairs@tamuct.edu
Contact us for phone or video appointments using GoToMeeting with staff. Stay connected and stay engaged with online meetings and other activities here.

Student and Civic Engagement

Remote

254.519.5496

sce@tamuct.eduContact us for phone or video appointments using GoToMeeting with staff.

Student Conduct/Student Complaints

Remote

254.501.5909

studentconduct@tamuct.edu
Contact us for phone or video appointments using GoToMeeting with staff.

Student Counseling Center

Remote

254.501.5955

Please call to schedule an appointment or schedule one online:

Student Financial Assistance

Remote

254.501.5854

Financial Aid Email: finaid@tamuct.edu

Scholarships Email: scholarships@tamuct.edu
 
Contact us for phone or video appointments using GoToMeeting with staff.

Testing Center

Closed until further notice



Tutoring Center


254.519.5836

Online tutoring through meeting spaces inside Tutor.com

Undergraduate Admissions

Remote

254.519.5438

admissions@tamuct.edu
Contact us for phone or video appointments using GoToMeeting with staff.

University Police Department

FH 104B

254.501.5800


University Writing Center

Remote


bruce.bowles@tamuct.edu
Starting March 23, the University Writing Center will transition to online appointments only. An instructional video for making appointments and step-by-step instructions for setting up online appointments are available on our Canvas page.

VetSuccess On Campus

Remote

254.519.5404

gregory.primas@tamuct.edu
Contact us for phone or video appointments using GoToMeeting with staff.

Veterans Affairs Center

Remote

p254.519.5423

va@tamuct.edu
Contact us for phone or video appointments using GoToMeeting with staff.