Kilgore College is definitely "Open For Business!”
For the Fall 2020 semester:
Kilgore College is “Open For Business” with remote and on-campus registration for Fall I and II classes!
Students can attend class in person, remotely through video conferencing, or take online courses. We’ve determined classroom and lab capacity to ensure social distancing, and will be rotating these spaces to allow for thorough cleaning between use.
The fall semester at KC begins Aug. 24.
ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS: On the first day (Monday, Aug. 24), all students will meet with their classes online. This means that all face-to-face (in-person) and hybrid classes will meet at their scheduled times via Blackboard Collaborate (not on-campus). This is for the first day only. During this first class meeting online, your instructors will be going over procedural information for your fall courses. Please make sure to attend this first session online to be up-to-date on how your specific classes will operate.
The Kilgore campus and KC-Longview will offer in-person, online, as well as remote classes for Fall 2020 (Fall I and Fall II).
Students will not be required to be present physically if they choose not to. Students can continue to participate remotely via Collaborate or Zoom.
- Maximum capacities for each classroom/lab have been determined to ensure that social distancing guidelines are observed.
- Classes will meet according to the original schedule; however, classes are being moved so that a given classroom is not used by consecutively scheduled classes when possible (i.e., a classroom will not be in use for both the 8 a.m. and the 10:10 a.m. scheduled class times.)
- Classroom reassignments and moves will lessen physical interaction for students when exiting and entering a classroom and allow time for disinfecting student spaces.
- Face-to-face class meetings will rotate through the week, allowing those who want the in-person experience to have that opportunity.
Please be advised that this is a fluid situation and any necessary adjustments will be made to accommodate the increased number of courses scheduled for the fall. Due to the number of in-person class sections planned for Fall I and Fall II, the college will not be able to eliminate consecutive class meetings in a given classroom; a new class schedule is being contemplated that will allow additional time between class meetings.
Housing, Dining and Summer Camps:
College housing and dining facilities will be open to students in the fall. To ascertain best practices for reopening, housing personnel have consulted with the Gregg County Health Department. Learn more about the Fall 2020 Housing Guidelines.
As KC monitors circumstances regarding the COVID-19 outbreak in the state and across the country, the safety and well-being of students and the campus community is KC's highest priority. KC will continue to assess risks to the community regularly and take steps to help mitigate and decrease any potential risks. KC will continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and communicate routinely with Gregg County Public Health and the Texas Department of State Health Services.
It is required that visitors obey all instructional signage on campus to mitigate the risk of COVID-19. Facilities are being maintained using aggressive sanitization and hygiene protocols as recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). This includes increased custodial cleaning and the availability of hand sanitizer dispensers at all entrances, common areas and elevators.
The following are safety protocols for employees, students and visitors:
All employees, students and visitors to any Kilgore College campus/facility should abide by social distancing guidelines. These include:
- Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.
- Do not gather in groups.
- Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.
These precautions must also be followed:
- If you are ill, do not enter any campus facilities.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water.
- Utilize available hand sanitizer.
As per orders by Gov. Greg Abbott, all employees, students and visitors to any Kilgore College campus/facility are required to wear a face covering when in public areas.
Face coverings should:
- Cover the nose and mouth
- Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
- Be secured with ties, ear loops or similar mechanism
- Include multiple layers of fabric
- Allow for breathing without restriction
Questions or concerns? Let us know!
- KC has established the email address email@example.com to answer questions from the KC community.
- A hotline (903-988-3747) is available Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Tuition Dollars Available for Students:
It is not too late for students to fill out a scholarship or financial aid application for the 2020-2021 school year.
KC Connection Dual Credit Tuition Discount:
The KC Connection Dual Credit Tuition Discount is available for all graduating seniors who took at least 12 hours of dual credit with KC before graduation. Those students will have the opportunity to carry-over the 40% discount they enjoyed as a dual credit student into their enrollment with KC!
Thanks to some very generous donors, all of KC’s instructional buildings will be wireless prior to the beginning of the fall semester. Due to the fact that KC has established a strong wireless network at the college, it will expand the wireless network to include external wireless access points. The Lee Mall/Mike Miller Plaza, the parking lot between Engineering Science Building and the East Texas Oil Museum, the parking lot behind the Applied Technology Building, and the parking lot outside of the Hendrix building at KC-Longview will have wireless capability. The signal strength for each of these four areas is strong enough to support connectivity and access to online coursework for 100 devices per location.
Thank you for your continued support as we monitor and respond to this fluid situation.
Brenda S. Kays, President