Closings and Emergencies
Current Alerts for closings and emergencies:
UPDATED: MARCH 13, 2020 AT 5:29 P.M.
In order to limit the number of people on the campuses and lessen the spread of COVID-19, TCC is making the following changes to its operating schedule.
1) In the interest of promoting social distancing, TCC students should not return from Spring Break on Monday, March 16. Previously scheduled activities and appointments remain in effect through Sunday, March 15.
2) Classes are canceled on Monday, March 16, and Tuesday, March 17. All TCC campuses and locations are open. Students are encouraged to use online and virtual resources so that we may limit the number of people on our campuses. However, students who come to campus seeking assistance will be helped.
3) Classes will resume on Wednesday, March 18, using remote instruction methods. Online classes will continue as usual.
4) Instructors will advise students of the specific remote instruction methods they are using. Students are expected to check their student email accounts frequently and watch TCC.edu for additional updates.
5) Remote instruction will continue through Wednesday, April 1. If a decision is made to extend remote instruction beyond April 1, students, faculty and staff will be notified by Friday, March 27.
This is a fluid situation and we realize there are many questions. We are doing our best to answer your questions as they arise. Please visit this page often for updated FAQs.
Frequently asked questions
No cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among faculty, staff or students. For information about the coronavirus and COVID-19, visit our coronavirus webpage.
Yes. Students can register for classes online starting Monday.
Examples of remote instruction include email, webinars, mobile phones, discussion boards, social media, and other forms of instructional technology, including distance learning. Instructors will contact students with details on the type of remote instruction that will be used.
Students who do not have a computer can apply to TCC’s Computers for Student Success to receive one. Applications are ranked on need and urgency. If your application is approved, most students pay only a $25 processing fee. Those with the most urgent need can receive their computer for free.
In addition, the club repairs student computers for $20.
Previously scheduled activities from March 12 to March 15 are not canceled; however, gatherings should be limited to 50 people. College events scheduled March 16-April 1 are canceled.
Students may still order online. Barnes & Noble will continue to ship and have orders available for pick-up at MacArthur Center. The MacArthur Center store is following MacArthur’s retail hours.
The Virginia Beach Campus Barnes & Noble will be closed to the public and students starting Monday, March 16. Staff will be in to answer phone calls and fulfill online orders from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Chesapeake and Portsmouth campus distribution stores will be closed.
Your Financial Aid will not be affected as a result of the change in the mode of instruction, but you must continue to attend all your classes. Dropping, withdrawing, or failing to attend classes could require a recalculation of your financial aid, even if already received, and could impact Satisfactory Academic Progress eligibility for future terms.
Submitting Financial Aid Documents: Documents required by TCC Financial Aid for verification or any other needed Financial Aid document should be uploaded through the Document Submission Portal.
Financial Aid Communication: Check your personal and/or VCCS email regularly. You will also be directed to review all communication on the Message Center in your Student Services Center. Read and take action as needed.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact the 24-Hour Support Center at 855-308-5614.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has provided guidance to colleges that your monthly housing allowance will continue as of your current enrollment and current certifications for up to four weeks of shifting from in-class to online delivery due to an emergency. This is for all currently enrolled and certified students.
TCC is not making changes to any certification to the VA to reflect the college-wide movement to distance education. Currently certified classes will be paid as originally reported.
Do not enroll in online developmental classes for the 2nd 8 week term or dynamic sessions; they are not approved for benefits.
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Work-study students should not report to their jobs. You will be paid whether or not you work.
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Have a question about TCC Alerts? Email us or call 757-822-1495.