Nov. 17: COVID-19 Update for Students

Nov. 17: COVID-19 Update for Students

Tue Nov 17, 2020 at 12:00 AM


All BC students who are currently enrolled in the Fall 2020 semester are eligible for food from Gator Mart. The Gator Mart drive-thru food distribution times are scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, November 18th from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and Thursday, November 19th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.   

  • Please bring your student ID card and Houston Food Bank card (if available).  NOTE: A student is only allowed to pick-up food on Wednesday or Thursday, not both days.
  • Distribution will take place in the overhang area of the Sadler Health Sciences Building.
  • To protect the safety of all food recipients and staff, the following guidelines set forth by the CDC and the Houston Food Bank will be followed:
    • Drive under the Sadler Health Sciences Building overhang and stop next to a table placed in that area.
    • Pre-packed boxes and bags of groceries will be on the table.
    • Exit your car, open your trunk, and load the groceries into your trunk. Be careful not to touch the table; just touch the boxes and bags of groceries. If you accidentally touch the table, alert one of the staff and they will clean the table after you leave.
    • All staff and food recipients will maintain a six-foot distance at all times.

We are eager to serve you. Please contact us directly for further information:


The Fall 2020 semester is scheduled to proceed as originally planned with classes being held in their current modalities including face-to-face, blended, scheduled live online, and online. The scheduled Fall 2020 completion date is Friday, December 11, 2020 with grades being due by 10:00 a.m. The college will be closed for the winter holidays from December 21, 2020 through January 1, 2021. We continue to monitor global, state, and county COVID-19 metrics on a daily basis and follow the guidance of federal, state, and local health officials. The goal of Brazosport College is to complete the Fall semester while maintaining the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff.

With the continuous rise in positive COVID-19 cases across the country, medical experts are reinforcing the importance of use of masks and social distancing. As we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, please continue following the CDC guidelines for prevention of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, which includes, but not limited to, thorough hand washing, social distancing and the wearing of face masks or face coverings. The safety of our students, employees, and community is our top priority.


Beginning January 4, 2021, events and meetings held in the Dow Academic Center, Corporate Learning Center, and The Clarion will resume. Keeping health and safety at the forefront, these facilities will be available for rent while following guidelines established by federal, state, and local authorities regarding the pandemic. Following guidance from Governor Greg Abbott’s Open Texas Minimum Standard Health Protocols Checklist, safety precautions include limiting the number of attendees to 75% occupancy, setting up events to promote social distancing, and having buffets fully served or individually plated meals. In addition, the College reserves the right, upon reasonable notice under the circumstances, to cancel or reschedule a rental based upon federal, state, or local government guidance due to the spread of the coronavirus during the pandemic.  


Brazosport College health screening process is online for all employees, students, and visitors who come to campus. You will need to fill out the questionnaire each day you intend on coming to the Brazosport College campus.

Based on guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and health authorities, beginning Monday, November 9, 2020, Brazosport College is adjusting its online COVID-19 Health Screening questionnaire.  The questions you will be asked are:

  • In the past 24 hours, have you experienced any of the following symptoms other than those related to seasonal allergies: 
    • Fever (Equal to or greater than 100.4F) or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose (not related to seasonal allergies)
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  •  In the past 14 days: 
    • Have you had close contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19

The COVID-19 Health Screening questionnaire can be accessed in English or Spanish by visiting 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.   

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.

With the recent rise in positive COVID-19 cases across the country, medical experts are reinforcing the importance of use of masks and social distancing.  Please continue following the CDC guidelines for prevention of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, which includes, but not limited to, thorough hand washing, social distancing and the wearing of face masks or face coverings.

Brazosport College has 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/coverings are required for all students, employees, and visitors (ages 10 and up) any time on campus.  To clarify, face shields are not considered face masks/coverings. If an individual chooses to wear a face shield, the individual must also wear a face mask/covering which fully covers the mouth and nose except as allowed in the following exceptions. 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.


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

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.


After careful consideration, along with guidance from the Center for Disease Control and the Texas Department of State Health Services, the delivery format of courses will remain altered for the Spring 2021 semester. These changes help promote physical distancing and reduce contact among students, faculty, and staff.

Spring courses will be delivered in one of the following formats:

  1. Face-to-Face: Traditional on-campus courses with social distancing and other safety precautions in place.
  2. Blended: Courses with both on-campus and online instruction.
  3. Scheduled Live Online: Online courses with scheduled live interaction with instructors. Student will log-in at their designated class time.
  4. Online: Online courses without scheduled live interaction with instructors.

If students have questions about their spring BC courses, want to make a change, or want to talk to someone they may email 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 Spring 2021 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

Dual Credit students needing registration assistance can email 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 or or 979.230.3266.


Brazosport College will offer on-campus registration assistance at the Dow Academic Center at Brazosport College.  These sessions provide an opportunity to get individual assistance with all college enrollment needs. College staff will be available to assist with application, advising and counseling, enrollment, financial aid, payment options, IT and student services opportunities. 

One-Stop Registration at the Dow Academic Center at Brazosport College are scheduled for:

One-Stop Registration Dates

In-Person Registration Hours

Monday, November 30

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday, December 5

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Monday, December 7

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Monday, January 4

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Tuesday, January 5

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Wednesday, January 6

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursday, January 7

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Friday, January 8

8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Add/Drop: Saturday, January 9

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

What should I do before I get there?
 Complete an application via Apply Texas. (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 available to assist with any questions you may have.  We also recommend checking out the financial aid website for more information. 

Ready to pay? Cashier’s Office representative will be on-site to assist with setting up a 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.  Complete the online Health Screening Questionnaire at, and masks are required at all times on campus.


No-interest payment plans break down your tuition balance into affordable monthly payments, making your dreams more possible than ever before. Open registration for Spring 2021 classes starts November 4!

To learn more about payment plans, visit


As the current supply of available hotspots has been depleted, students taking courses in any format or those having trouble with internet access, are able to use Gator Hall located in the center of BC Central. Gator Hall is available to students to access the college internet Monday – Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 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 are available.


The IT Helpdesk is available for in-person and remote assistance. In-person hours are Monday – Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., and online support is available Monday – Thursday from 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

On campus location: BC Main Campus, K-100

By Phone: 979.230.3266
By Email:
By Chat: Live chat with the Help Desk