Aug 13: COVID-19 Update for Students

Aug 13: COVID-19 Update for Students

Thu Aug 13, 2020 at 12:00 AM

RE-OPENING OF SELECT BRAZOSPORT COLLEGE OFFICES

Starting Monday, August 17, 2020, select Brazosport College offices including Admissions & Registrar, Cashier’s Office, Counseling & Testing, Financial Aid, and IT Helpdesk will be open in their regular office locations to assist students who come to campus for in-person assistance registering for classes.

These offices are scheduled to be open on:

  • Monday, August 17, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 19, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Health screening should be completed via the COVID-19 Health Screening questionnaire (www.brazosport.edu/screening) and masks are required at all times on campus.

ON CAMPUS ONE STOP REGISTRATION

In addition to the opening of select offices, we are continuing to host  One Stop Registration times at the Dow Academic Center at Brazosport College.  These sessions provide an opportunity to get individual assistance with all college enrollment needs at one time and in one place. College staff will be available to assist with application, advising and counseling, enrollment, financial aid, payment options, and student services opportunities. 

These events have been a huge success and we want to say thank you to everyone participating. 

The next on campus registration assistance events are scheduled for:

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 21, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

What should I do before I get there? Complete an application. (If questions arise, applications may be completed on site).

Should I bring anything? Picture ID, proof of address and copies of transcripts if you have them.

Disability accommodations needed? Bring paperwork regarding disability.

Financial Aid questions? Specialist will be on site to answer questions and check financial aid status. 

Ready to pay? Cashier’s Office representative will be on site to assist with setting up payment plan, paying online or through other payment options.

Enter the campus on West Gator Drive (Entrance A nearest the railroad tracks). There you’ll receive specific written directions. After you park, stay in your car until directed to come into the Dow Academic Center. Health screening will be completed and masks are required at all times on campus.

REMOTE REGISTRATION AND STUDENT SUPPORT 

If students have questions about their fall BC courses, want to make a change, or want to talk to someone they may email ecounselor@brazosport.edu. E-counselor services are available from Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Fridays.

The $40 online course fee will not be charged for Summer II and Fall classes, but please note that all other course fees still apply.

If you need assistance paying for classes, contact BC’s Financial Aid Department by email at finaid@brazosport.edu.

Dual Credit students needing registration assistance can email dualcredit@brazosport.edu or call 979.230.3633 to speak with a dual credit counselor. More information can be found at on the dual credit page.

MyBC access issues? You will need your 6 digit PIN to reset your password at password.brazosport.edu or helpdesk@brazosport.edu or 979.230.3266

BRAZOSPORT COLLEGE BOOKSTORE SET TO RE-OPEN

The Brazosport College Bookstore will be opening for foot traffic starting August 17, 2020.  The hours for both curbside service and inside service are Monday – Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Friday's from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

To promote social distancing, a limited capacity of 15 customers at a time are allowed inside the store, so we appreciate your patience during this time.  All customers will be required to wear face masks and provide confirmation of completing the daily COVID-19 Health Screening questionnaire.  If there are any questions, contact the Brazosport College Bookstore at 979-230-3410.

REMINDER OF NEW COVID-19 HEALTH SCREENING PROCESS

As a reminder, Brazosport College adjusted its health screening process as employees, students, and visitors come to campus. Instead of a drive-up health screening at the C-Wing, you are required to complete an online COVID-19 Health Screening questionnaire before arriving on campus. 

The COVID-19 Health Screening questionnaire can be accessed in English or Spanish by visiting www.brazosport.edu/screening. This questionnaire has been designed to be quick and simple to fill out, and can be easily accessed through all internet browsers, smartphones, and tablets.

You will need to fill out the questionnaire each day you intend on coming to the Brazosport College campus. Once completed, you will be shown either a green check mark with “APPROVED FOR ENTRY” if you have passed, or a red exclamation mark with “STAY HOME, STAY SAFE” if you failed, as well as your name, and the date you completed the questionnaire.  If you arrive on campus without completing the Health Screening questionnaire, you can complete it using your smartphone.  If you do not have access to a computer or smartphone, computer stations are available at Human Resources located in the C-Wing lobby as well as in the Library located in the center of campus.  Other computer locations may be listed in future updates.

Brazosport College will have an increased focus on safety monitoring to promote safety protocols of social distancing, wearing a face covering or mask, practicing good hygiene, etc.  Once on campus, have either the confirmation email or confirmation screen of your completed questionnaire available as you may be asked at random to show proof of completing the self-screening tool.  Audits within the health screening system will also be conducted to ensure self-screenings are being completed. 

Upon arrival to campus, you will be able to access all parking lots and enter campus through most entrances. To provide clarification, face masks or facial coverings are required for all students, employees, and visitors (ages 10 and up) any time on campus.  The exceptions are: if you are walking, running, or biking on the trails; if you are in your vehicle; if you are alone in your office with the door closed; if you are a welding student actively welding and wearing a welding face shield; and, if you are an instructor lecturing students, you may wear a face shield instead of a face mask in addition to maintaining 6ft. of distance.  Otherwise, all individuals, students, faculty, staff, grounds keepers and contractors are to wear a face covering/mask.

Anyone that does not pass the COVID-19 Health Screening questionnaire should not come to campus.  Everyone that passes should be prepared to show the confirmation email.

These procedures are subject to change, so it's vital that you check your Brazosport College email for updates before heading to campus.

COVID-19 CONTACT/EXPOSURE REPORT FORM

For individuals needing to self-identify as affected by COVID-19 or notify Brazosport College of COVID-19 incidents involving students, faculty, or staff, please visit brazosport.edu/coronavirus/report

Please note, the COVID-19 Contact/Exposure Report Form is separate and apart from the Health Screening Questionnaire. The COVID-19 Contact/Exposure Form should be completed if you have been exposed to someone or if you have tested positive for COVID-19.

GATOR HALL

Beginning August 24, 2020, Gator Hall will be available for students Monday – Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. to access the college internet.  Students should bring their own laptop, and will be required to wear a mask/facial covering and adhere to social distancing requirements while on campus.  Because the room has been arranged for social distancing, it is limited to thirty (30) students at a time.  Disinfecting wipes and cleaning supplies will be available.