Back to Campus FAQs for Students

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Coursework/Academic Programs FAQs​​

If you are enrolled in a class that requires hands-on experiences (e.g., welding, nursing), your instructor will share information with you at a later date regarding the process we will use to fulfill that aspect of the class in accordance with CDC guidelines.

The move to primarily online instruction at Dallas College has challenged the thinking about ways to deliver courses and programs. While the health and safety of our students remains our top priority, some courses that necessitate face-to-face instruction are online for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. The courses and associated labs have been identified, and students have been notified.

Online proctoring of exams through external sources is being arranged for courses that require such proctoring.

There is currently no change to the Dallas County Promise requirements. Cohort 3 students are still expected to enroll in Fall 2020 courses to initiate their eligibility, and continuing cohort students are also expected to enroll in Fall 2020 courses to maintain eligibility.

Student Life FAQs

Many student organizations began meeting virtually during the Spring 2020 semester, and there is hope these organizations will continue meeting during the Fall semester. The plan is to continue many virtual events in place of in-person events until further notice.

The NJCAA has moved all close-contact fall sports to the Spring 2021 semester.

Back to Campus/Safety FAQs

Employees and students will be required to provide their own face coverings prior to being permitted to enter any campus building.

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms or believe you have been exposed, you should not come to any Dallas College campus. You should contact your health care provider for care. Should you test positive for COVID-19, you should immediately report that to the Back to Campus coordinator.

Yes. The Back to Campus coordinator will speak with the impacted individual to identify any people they may have come in contact with so they can be alerted. The coordinator will also determine spaces the person visited so they can be deep cleaned and closed for 24-48 hours.

Yes. Employees and students must submit a health self-assessment via the web or Appian app prior to visiting campus. Welcome assistants will check visitors in at designated building entrances and confirm submission of the self-assessment. Welcome assistants will have hard copy versions of the assessment for those without access to mobile devices.

Yes. All employees and students will be required to check in with welcome assistants stationed at designated building entrances.

No. To maintain social distancing, students will be permitted on campus only during their specific class session times.

All facilities, including high-touch areas, will be cleaned at least four times per day. Weekly deep cleanings will also be done using commercial grade equipment and disinfecting chemicals.

Visit the Entry and Wellness Guidelines site for details.

Agility is one of our guiding principles, and we will be prepared to adapt quickly in this fluid environment.

Contracted cleaning companies will clean rooms.

Students are currently only able to visit areas of campus in which they have a face-to-face course or lab. Face-to-face appointments are available for advising and other limited student services, including tutoring, libraries and computer labs.

Students needing to make a payment do not need an appointment to visit campus. However, as soon as the transaction is made, the student must leave the campus. Campus health and safety protocols must be followed.

A visitor request must be completed and approved prior to visiting campus for any other reason. Requests must be submitted at least 72 hours prior to the requested visit time to allow for processing.

These areas of campus are currently closed as congregating is currently discouraged on campus.

Due to varying elevator sizes across our locations, signs will be posted notifying elevator users how many people are allowed at one time. We are not closing any toilets in bathrooms at this time, but we ask all to practice social distancing while using the facilities.

Student Resources FAQs

Due dates for library materials checked out during the Spring 2020 semester have been extended to Dec. 10. In the meantime, if you receive an overdue notice, please disregard it.

Students are able to print a FedEx return label by reviewing their account on Students are encouraged to return their books as soon as possible. Students who have questions can contact their campus bookstore.