General Questions About COVID-19

What is Dallas College planning for the Fall 2020 semester?

In the midst of this public health crisis, the health and safety of our students and employees are Dallas College's primary considerations. With this in mind, operations and classes will be predominantly online for the Fall 2020 semester. Should our partner school districts resume in-person operations this fall, we will work closely with them to develop safety protocols to continue delivering in-person instruction for P-TECH, dual credit and early college high school. Some specialized programs and job preparation courses that require face-to-face or hands-on instruction will also continue in-person, and Dallas College is working to create safe learning environments for those programs to continue. Visit our back to campus page for more information. 

I need something on campus. Can I go to campus?

Dallas College has moved to a 100% distance learning environment, and its physical facilities are closed at this time, except for authorized Dallas College personnel engaged in essential activities, as defined in the "Stay Home/Stay Safe" orders issued by Dallas County and the State of Texas.
If you do not have a class on campus, you must complete a visitor request that must then be approved prior to visiting a Dallas College location. Requests should be submitted at least 72 hours prior to the requested visit to allow for processing time, and approved visitors will be granted a specific appointment time.

Appointments with advising, tutoring, student services and campus or college leadership will be available during the Fall 2020 semester.

I’m having trouble getting an answer to my question. Who can I contact for assistance or more information?

Students can ask us questions by texting “Dallas College” to 214-978-6457. The Dallas College texting team will reply and help find answers and reach the necessary people. Dallas College texting support is available in English and Spanish. If the question is about a specific course in which a student is enrolled, students should contact their instructor.

Are there any resources available to help students who are currently food insecure?

The North Texas Food Bank is assisting those with food insecurities. You can use their Find a Food Pantry page or look at upcoming NTFB events to see upcoming locations where food will be distributed.

What resources are available to Dallas College students?

Whether you’re starting the process of enrolling at Dallas College or taking your last semester of classes, Dallas College has plenty student resources and services available to help. Dallas College also has a community resources page, student discount page (login required) and a list of local, open positions for students seeking employment.

What should I do if I think I have been exposed to COVID-19?

The CDC has created an online resource with information and guidance related to COVID-19. If you believe you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or believe you may be infected with COVID-19, please follow CDC guidelines about quarantining. If you test positive, please complete the Dallas College positive COVID-19 reporting form, and a health professional will be in touch with you soon. All information will be kept secure and confidential.