Temple College will be resuming classes March 23, but most classes will be switching to an online format due to the threat posed by COVID-19.

In an effort to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the college also is encouraging most of its employees to work remotely beginning March 23 and continuing through April 6.

The Temple College center in Taylor will be closed completely beginning March 23, along with the Texas Bioscience Institute in West Temple, which offers a Middle College program for high students. All TBI classes will be moving online.

The college plans to have certain labs and libraries at its Temple and Hutto locations open on a limited basis for students who need them. Students should check the Temple College website for hours of operation, which may be subject to change.

The Temple and Hutto facilities also will be open to essential personnel and faculty and staff who need access to offices, training, and/or equipment to transition to a remote working, teaching and learning environment.  

“These are difficult times that none of us expected, but I am confident we will get through this together,” said President Dr. Christy Ponce. “We have an amazing team working with our regional partners daily and aligning our decisions with those of our peer institutions. I’m extremely proud of the Temple College community.”

Dr. Ponce said there are no known cases of COVID-19 connected to Temple College at this time.

Temple College will be resuming classes March 23, but classes will be switching to an online format in an abundance of caution due to the threat posed by COVID-19.

In an effort to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, college staff also will be working remotely beginning March 23 and continuing through April 6. Departments will be offering students support virtually – by phone, email, video conferencing, chat, text message and other forms of communication.

The Temple College center in Taylor will be closed completely beginning March 23, along with the Texas Bioscience Institute (TBI) in West Temple, which offers a Middle College program for high school students. All TBI classes will be moving online for the remainder of the semester.

The college plans to have the library and computer lab inside the libraries at its Temple and Hutto locations open on a limited basis for students who need access to computers or support services to finish their courses successfully. Students should check the Temple College website for hours of operation.

“These are difficult times that none of us expected, but I am confident we will get through this together,” said President Dr. Christy Ponce. “We have an amazing team working with our regional partners daily and aligning our decisions with those of our peer institutions. I’m extremely proud of the Temple College community for coming together to support students.”

There are no known cases of COVID-19 connected to Temple College at this time.