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Hurricane Harvey & Texas Community Colleges

TACC's thoughts and prayers are with the students, faculty, and staff of all the colleges affected by Hurricane Harvey.  This website page will serve as a "hub" for as much information as we can provide concerning the efforts of our colleges in the Houston area and Gulf Coast to reopen.  Current status on each college is provided as well as other pertinent information.

For those of us who are not having to deal with record flooding, the question all of us ask is: "What can I do to help?". Texas and national leaders from higher education associations, institutions, foundations, and businesses have come together to launch the Harvey HELP Fund, a crowd-sourced relief fund dedicated to aiding the close to 500,000 students impacted by Hurricane Harvey--almost a third of all of the college and university students in the state. HELP, which stands for Higher Education Learning Pathways, will provide emergency funds to enable students in southeast Texas to stay on or more quickly return to their education pathway.

College Closures/Openings

Alvin Community College – Classes resume 9/5/17.

Blinn College – All campuses have reopened as of Wednesday, August 30th.

Brazosport College – Campus closed until September 8th; classes begin on September 11th.  Payment deadline has been extended until Wednesday, September 15th.

Coastal Bend College – Classes resume 9/5/17.

College of the Mainland – College reopens on September 5th; classes begin on September 11th.

Del Mar College – Classes resume on 9/5/17.

Galveston College – Campus will reopen on September 5th for the first day of Fall classes.  Registration will continue through the first week of classes.

Houston Community College System – Registration for fall classes Sept 6th - 9th.  HCC fall semester to start on September 11th.

Lee College – reopening 9/5/17 at 7:30 a.m.

Lone Star College

  • 5 campuses will reopen Tuesday, September 5th.
  • Fall 2017 registration, payment, and financial aid deadlines have been extended to 5pm on Wednesday, September 6th.
  • Kingwood campus has 4 feet of water throughout the campus; several million dollars in damage to central plant, classrooms, health care facilities, library, and data center.  Kingwood campus will likely re-open in mid-October.
  • Shelters are being managed by Lone Star College System students and employees at the North Harris, Cy-Fair, and Tomball campuses.

San Jacinto College

  • College has reopened.
  • Classes begin 9/6/17.
  • Damage to the San Jacinto campuses is limited.

Victoria College – Classes and normal business operations resume Tuesday, September 5th

Wharton County Junior College

  • Employees report to WCJC on 9/5/17.
  • Classes for students begins on 9/6/17.
  • The fall semester payment deadline has been extended until Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m.

THECB Reporting Extension Memo (PDF)

Memo from Dr. David Gardner, 8/29/17

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