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COVID-19 Update 06/17/20

June 17, 2020: Returning to Campus for Summer Term


Dear Students,


During today’s virtual student town hall meeting, we discussed what to expect for those returning to campus on June 19 for summer term. You can watch a recording of the town hall here. Password: 6G*+$@2. The information that was discussed is also outlined below.


Health and Safety
When you begin returning to campus, physical distancing requirements will be in place, and everyone will be strongly encouraged to wear a cloth face covering when in common areas or when unable to maintain six feet of distance from another person.

Before returning to campus, students need to do the following:

If you answer yes to any of the questions on the health screening form, do not come to campus. Instead, stay home and notify Student Support using this link.

Maintaining a safe environment is a shared responsibility. Your adherence to this process will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community.


Instruction for Summer Term
In-person, hybrid and online courses will be offered during summer term. Here are some important things to note regarding instruction:

  • In-person lectures, instruction labs and in-person computer labs are limited to approximately 50% room capacity with physical distancing.
  • Course schedules, especially for those starting with C Session, are updated. Instructors will notify students via email about courses that have been changed to distance-learning, fully online, hybrid mode (combination of face-to-face and online), or face-to-face (fewer students at one time through split-session class). Check your email for day/time assignments.
  • Schedules for on-campus lab-based instruction may be altered. Check with your instructor.
  • As clinical facilities allow re-entry of students, clinical schedules and guidelines will be communicated to students by their program directors.


Support Services for Summer Term
A number of services and locations will be available by appointment only or limited walk-in support for students enrolled in summer term and those preparing to enroll in fall term. All offices remain available for phone and virtual support. Call, email or set up a Starfish appointment.


Fall Term
TCTC is making three major changes to the fall 2020 academic calendar: first, fall break has been shortened to one day (November 3); second, classes for sessions A, C and J will end on November 24; and third, since students will not return to campus after November 24, any exams occurring after this date will be done online.

A copy of the revised fall 2020 academic calendar is available on our website. Any changes to course offerings will be communicated in July.


Reopen Plan
A copy of TCTC’s Reopen Plan is available on our website: As a reminder, our Reopen Plan has three phases, and progress through the phases is dependent on directives from the TCTC president, Governor Henry McMaster and local health authorities. Therefore, it is subject to change. If changes occur, you will be notified via email and information will be posted on our website.

TCTC is committed to helping you stay on track academically and meet the goals you set prior to the pandemic. We are eager to welcome you back to campus and look forward to resuming “normal” operations as soon as it is safe to do so.


In your service,

Galen DeHay, PhD

Ahmad Chaudhry, PhD
Interim Vice President, Academic Affairs
Dean, Health Education

Linda Jameison
Vice President, Student Support and Engagement