Campus Housing FAQs
Students with completed housing applications can move in beginning Wednesday, August 19, 2020 from 9 am - 12 noon and 1:30 pm – 5 pm. Students can also move in during these same times on Thursday, August 20, 2020 and Friday, August 21, 2020. NOTE: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 is the last day to register for classes.
Letters will be mailed to students by the end of the week of July 27, 2020. Included in that letter will be their move-in assignment and other information concerning move-in.
TVCC will provide classes online, remote schedule classes, and some face to face classes. Only classes that cannot meet in a remote format will be face-to-face, such as welding, cosmetology, automotive technology, agriculture & ranch management, drafting, health science/nursing, as well as some, music, kinesiology, drama, and art classes. All other classes will be provided online or remotely using Zoom. If you have reserved a dorm and would like to change your decision to live on campus due to the classes being offered online or remotely, please notify the housing office before August 15, 2020.
Only the students will be allowed in for the initial check in at their assigned dorm in which they will be screened at the entrance, and the student can bring no more than two family members or guests to assist them with move-in. The student’s guest must undergo screening before assisting with move-in. Students should not come to campus if they or anyone in their household has experienced COVID-19 symptoms within the previous two weeks. Students will not be allowed to move-in without signing a waiver/release and the housing contract.
New students will be directed to the campus police office to their free student ID card if they do not have one. The student ID card provides access to the dorms and the cafeteria.
CDC and social distancing guidelines will be in effect in all dormitories and students living in the dorms will be prohibited from non-student visitors in the dorm. Students will not be allowed to visit a dorm that they do not live in. Students can only have one visitor per room from within the dorm they live in during the visitation hours of 12 noon to 11 pm. Students are allowed to visit each other in the parking lots and areas outside, but must adhere to the mask/face covering and social distancing policies. Certain lobbies and common areas may be closed if they do not allow for social distancing.
A majority of the buildings will be locked during Fall semester. More than likely, only workforce classes, and very few classes will be face to face, so most students will not be in a classroom. The plan is for class instruction to be online or by Zoom. There will be limited, to no, student activities on campus.
TVCC requires everyone on campus - including employees and contract workers - to wear masks or face coverings when in the presence of others and when social distancing is not possible. Please note that masks and face coverings are not a substitute for proper social distancing.
Masks and face coverings are not required when students are in their rooms. TVCC encourages its campus residents to discuss with their roommates their expectations regarding masks and face coverings at the start of the semester. If a dorm student, or any student, should develop COVID-19 symptoms, masks or face coverings should be worn until a healthcare professional can be consulted.
TVCC takes the health and safety of its students and employees very seriously. Students found violating the COVID-19 and other policies that put the health and safety of the students and employees will face the possibility of being removed from the dorm for the remainder of the semester.
TVCC is asking all dorm students to let us know when the leave the city limits for more than one day and when they will return. We will screen these students upon their return.
Residence hall students who test positive for COVID-19 will be asked to return to their permanent residence and follow the CDC guidelines for returning from self-isolation or quarantine. Students that are not able to return to their permanent residence may be moved to facility designated for self-isolation, if available. Students requiring medical care will be treated as appropriate by medical professionals.
TVCC will follow the housing agreement that students sign at check in as it relates to dorm refunds. Any dorm student that checks out of the dorm between the 1st day of class and the 1st day of final exams will owe the full room portion of room and board, and the $200 deposit will be forfeited. The board (meals) portion will be prorated based on the week the student checks out.