COVID-19 Information

Houston Community College is monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation carefully and is taking proactive and prudent measures to ensure the health and safety of students and staff in accordance with the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as local authorities.

View the latest updates from HCC regarding the College's response to the Coronavirus situation below. Additionally, scroll to the bottom of the page for access to resources available for students, faculty and staff.

March 27: Helpful Reminders for Students Before Online Classes Start

Dear HCC Eagles,

On Monday we officially resume all HCC classes online. We know there may be some bumps in the road as we make this transition, but we are committed to your success and will be here to support you every step of the way. Here’s a reminder of a few resources and things you should complete before you start class online next week.

Online Learning Resources & Helpful Reminders

  • Student Service Seminar for Online Learning
    • Short presentation on how to access and navigate the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), as well as information about accessing virtual student services.
    • Login to MyEagle student portal and select the “Student Service Seminar” tile/box to complete this helpful training.

  • Logging Into Canvas
  • Need help with Canvas?
    • Call the Canvas Call Center at 713-718-5295 for assistance

  • Need information about book options?

Help from Student Services

  • Request Financial Assistance for Internet and/or Laptops
    • If you need financial assistance to cover cost for Wifi and/or laptops, please complete this Student Equipment Survey. Once completed, students will be contacted within 48 hours regarding next steps.
    • We have also developed a list of Wifi and device (laptop, desktop, etc.) resources for all students, whether you qualify for emergency aid or not. That can be found by clicking here.

  • Resources for Students Webpage
    • Review information about how to access all Student Services online, as well as other helpful resources on this page. We will continue to update the information on the Resources for Students page as decisions are finalized and/or changes are made.

 

We know there are still a number of questions our students have about how we will complete the semester given the impacts of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and moving classes to an online environment. The Administration is working to finalize decisions – in collaboration with our accrediting agencies and other state officials – so we can answer the outstanding questions you have. We appreciate your patience as we work to navigate this evolving situation, and are committed to communicating with you regularly as final decisions are made.

Please continue to take care of yourselves and each other. Like eagles, we will soar above any obstacles that stand in our way because, We Are HCC!

 

Sincerely,
Shantay R. Grays,
Vice Chancellor of Student Services


 

 

 

March 21: HCC’s Remote Operating Schedule

The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is our most important priority, which is why we have taken steps to close all HCC facilities and transition our operations and classes online.


The schedule below outlines how HCC will shift to fully remote operations.  It is subject to change based on recommendations from the CDC and local authorities as the COVID-19 situation evolves.


We appreciate your patience and support while we work through this situation.  Our goal is to help our students, faculty and staff successfully finish this semester, and together we know we can achieve this.


Friday, March 20

  • All Houston Community College Facilities are closed until further notice.
    • No access will be available for students, faculty, staff or visitors, unless identified as a critical activity, and normal access will resume when HCC determines it is safe to do so.

Monday, March 23

  • Faculty and staff begin remote (online) work.
    • Online training for faculty and staff continues. (Training accessed here)
    • Faculty continue to transition coursework to online delivery by populating Canvas shells. (Shell requirements accessed here)
  • Call Center operations to answer student, faculty and staff questions begin.
    • Canvas Help Call Center: dial 713-718-5295
    • Student Services Contact Center: dial 713-718-2000

Tuesday, March 24

  • Online training for students begins. (Detailed schedule and resources list will be provided by March 23. Resources currently available here)

Wednesday, March 25

  • Deadline for all faculty to complete training.
  • Deadline for all faculty to have Canvas shell populated for every course.

Thursday, March 26 – Friday, March 27

  • Remote access to all remaining Student Services begins.  (Students will be notified via email about how to access all services.)

Monday, March 30

  • Deadline to register for 2nd 8-week classes for the semester.
  • All classes resume in online delivery format. (Includes all 8 week classes and dual credit classes.)

Monday, April 6

  • Last day to withdraw from regular 16-week session.
  • Summer Registration starts.

Monday, April 27

  • Fall Priority Registration starts.

Monday, May 4

  • Fall Regular Registration starts.

Sunday, May 10

  • Last day of Instruction for Spring Semester (all classes).

Sunday, May 17

  • Spring Semester ends.

 

Download the official statement

 

March 17: Travel, Self-Quarantine & Self-Reporting Requirements

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Travel, Self-Quarantine & Self-Reporting Requirements

Please remember the following restrictions and HCC guidelines remain in effect.

  • All college-sponsored international travel has been canceled until further notice. Additionally, we are canceling all domestic college-sponsored travel at this time.
  • All students, faculty and staff are required to report personal travel outside on the United States using the travel notification forms listed below.
  • Students, faculty or staff that travel to a Level 2 or Level 3 area as listed by the CDC – which is currently ALL countries – are required to self-quarantine for 14 calendar days. Since the CDC updated all countries to a Level 2, that means anyone who has traveled outside of the U.S. within the last 14 calendar days is required to self-quarantine.
  • All College-sponsored events, and events taking place at an HCC location, have been canceled until further notice.
  • Any students, faculty or staff that are experiencing symptoms or with concerns about being exposed to COVID-19 are asked to complete one of the following forms immediately.

 

Experiencing symptoms or concerned over possible exposure?

If you are a student and are experiencing symptoms or have concerns about already being exposed, please:

  1. Stay home.
  2. Contact your healthcare provider.
  3. Fill out the form below and a staff member will contact within 24 hours to obtain additional information and offer you assistance.
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Have plans to travel internationally?

If you are a student and have any plans to travel internationally, please complete the form below to document those travel plans with the College.

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