Campus Information for Fall 2020
This page was last modified on September 2, 2020 at 01:43 pm. This page will keep the TCC community informed of the college’s actions and any operating schedule changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Information for students coming to campus
Policies and processes will be very different at TCC this fall because of the precautions we are taking to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Your health, and that of our faculty and staff, are our highest priority. At the same time, we know how important hands-on and in-person instruction is for some courses and programs. See what TCC is doing to keep you safe.
Here are important guidelines, requirements and frequently asked questions. If you have a question, ask your instructor or call the Info Center at 757-822-1122.
Sign in: Buildings will have one entrance. You should sanitize your hands upon entry and sign in, affirming that you have no symptoms and that you haven’t knowingly been exposed to COVID-19.
On or before the first day of class: The Canvas page for your course will contain a document spelling out what is expected of students, and what students can expect of the college. It will also be distributed on the first day of class, and your instructor will review it.
Face coverings: Research has demonstrated that face coverings reduce the spread of the virus. You are required to wear a face covering whenever you’re in a TCC building. Disciplinary action may be taken in the cases of noncompliance. Please, let’s all do our best to keep each other and our loved ones safe. If you don’t have a mask, you can request one.
Students who cannot wear masks for medical or cultural reasons should contact the Office of Educational Accessibility to seek an exemption. Your class may require additional PPE (personal protective equipment).
Once you’re inside: Observe floor decals and signs reminding you to keep physical distance from others. Classrooms and labs will be configured to enable physical distancing. Wash your hands frequently.
After class: Leave promptly when your class is over to minimize the number of people in a building at any one time.
The Office of Educational Accessibility will assist you with your request for an accommodation. The office provides an array of services designed to enhance your educational experience by arranging appropriate accommodations in accordance with Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amended Act of 1990. All documentation is confidential and is not considered a part of the academic transcript. See this page for information about contacting them and how to request an accommodation.
If you are feeling sick, do not come to campus and contact your instructor. If you become ill while on campus, notify your instructor immediately. You will be asked to leave as quickly as possible, or isolated until you can safely leave or be picked up.
By practicing physical distancing, wearing a face covering and washing or sanitizing your hands frequently, you are managing your exposure. If TCC is notified by the Virginia Department of Health that a student has tested positive, the college may close an affected area or building for cleaning and sanitizing. You will be notified when it is safe to return. In the meanwhile, monitor your own health for symptoms.
Contact your instructor immediately so that they are aware and can make instructional accommodations if necessary. Do not come to class if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or traveled to an area with a high incidence COVID-19. Stay home and quarantine per CDC guidelines and consult a health care provider. Do not come back to class until you have quarantined 14 days. Stay in touch with your instructor until you return to class.
Students must notify TCC Student Affairs of COVID-19 exposure using the COVID-19 Disclosure form below and let their instructors know they are required to self-isolate and may be unable to attend class.
After the quarantine period, students must complete the Request to Return to Campus form and receive approval prior to returning to campus/class.
On-Campus Student Services & Support
Yes! Computer labs will be open in these locations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Physical distancing and face coverings will be required, and enhanced cleaning protocols will be in place.
- Chesapeake Campus: Pass Building, Room 197
- Norfolk Campus Library: Martin Building
- Portsmouth Campus Library: Building A
- Virginia Beach Campus: Joint-Use Library
The Office of Educational Accessibility can provide services for students with medical, psychological and learning disabilities. It is the student’s responsibility to make the college aware of a disability and need for accommodation. How to request disability accommodations
Yes! You can request virtual tutoring by using this form.
Yes! Testing centers will be open by appointment only. Note that the Virginia Placement Test (VPT) is no longer required for new students, except for some specialty and apprenticeship programs. Learn more about determining your readiness for college
To make a testing center appointment, email:
Yes!To promote safety and physical distancing, on-campus advising will be available in virtual student support rooms. You can also schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor on the phone or through Zoom web conferencing. Learn how to schedule an appointment
Yes! The campus business offices will be open Monday and Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.and Wednesday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please observe physical distancing guidelines.
The Campus Cafes and Campus Cups will be closed for the Fall 2020 semester. Both snack vending and Coke machines will be available in those buildings where classes are being held.