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Return to Campus Planning

We've taken many steps to ensure the safety and well-being of our community. Now it's time to look forward to the fall as we re-open and welcome you all back to campus!

Important Message!

A&M-Central Texas is waiving application fees for all Fall 2020 applicants who submit an application before August 10, 2020.
Refunds will not be granted for prior application fee payments.

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Announcements

June 25, 2020

Dear Warriors,

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!

June 19, 2020

Students,

Since March, we have taken many steps to ensure the safety and well-being of our community. We have seen significant promise in how our faculty, staff, and students have responded to our efforts to move operations and courses remotely. However, now it is time to look forward to the fall as we re-open and welcome you all back to campus. As the University continues preparations for the return of employees to campus and the re-opening of campus offices for university-related business, our utmost focus is on the safety and well-being of our Warrior community and providing a high quality educational experience for our students. Consistent with that focus, we want you to be aware of what we are planning for the Fall 2020 semester:

  • Course Instruction: The University will leverage a variety of instructional methods during the Fall 2020 semester to provide maximum flexibility for progression towards earning your degree. Students should refer to course schedules, section notes, and syllabi for additional detail on instructional modality. All necessary changes and additions to the Fall 2020 schedule will be reflected no later than July 3, 2020. Due to the fluid nature of this pandemic, the University reserves the right to modify course offerings and will notify impacted students immediately if changes are needed.
  • Reduced Occupancy/Facilities: Occupancy maximums in campus facilities, including classrooms, have been reduced to allow for 6-ft social distancing as recommended in guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There were some challenges with this in our current classroom configurations, so you will see a number of changes on campus. For example, the Bill Yowell Conference Center and Bernice Beck Lecture Hall will be converted from meeting space for classroom use. Additionally, we have installed plexiglass shields in many administrative offices for everyone’s protections. You will also see an increased number of hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipe stations located throughout all of our buildings for your use. These are just a few of the many precautions we are taking to meet CDC guidelines and ensure your well-being.
  • Campus Signage: Additional signage will be installed throughout the campus to highlight occupancy limits, support social distancing in common and waiting areas, and best practices for promoting public health. Please look for our Healthy Warriors promotion campaign in print and digital media.
  • Phased Re-opening of Offices: University offices will fully re-open to students and visitors for university-related business beginning August 3, 2020. Some services may continue to be available online only or with modified operating hours. Students/guests needing to conduct university-related business are encouraged to contact the respective office before visiting campus. You may also visit the following website for office operations information: https://www.tamuct.edu/covid19/coviddirectory.html
  • Required Training and Certification: Students will be required to complete a 5-minute training in Comevo (same platform as orientation) before returning to campus or the start of the Fall 2020 semester. This training includes information on safe practices for returning to campus during the pandemic, requires certification of known COVID-19 exposure or symptoms and outlines the continued expectation for continuous self-monitoring. Failure to complete this training before the Fall 2020 semester start, will result in cancelation of registration for any face-to-face classes. You should receive a notification to begin your training by July 31, if not sooner. Faculty and staff have already completed a similar training and certification. We expect that all individuals who come to campus remind themselves of the COVID-19 related symptoms and ensure they are not experiencing or have not been around anyone who has tested positive within the 2-weeks before coming on campus. More information will be released as we progress closer to the beginning of the semester.

This past spring we learned much about how to move operations and classes remotely quickly if needed. For this fall, we are developing secondary plans to move all courses and campus operations remotely should environmental circumstances warrant such a shift. The University will also continue to work on finalizing its formal return to campus plan and communicate key information once those plans are approved.

We understand that campus life may have changed and each student will be making personal and professional choices about how best to continue their educational goals and engage in co-curricular activities. This is why our faculty and staff have been working hard to offer flexible options to meet your needs and provide for high quality educational experiences. Amongst all the change, you can always rely on is this institution’s commitment to you as you continue your journey as a warrior. Please contact us if you have any questions during this time, as we are here to help support you.