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Frequently Asked Questions

Transportation

Yes, please consult the TXDOT map. You can click here or call 800.452.9292. 

City buses are free for TAMU-CC students. If you’re interested in transportation options in Corpus Christi or want more information about other options, please call 361-825-9999.

Yes, RTA bus route 63 has already begun service. However, it is running on the Sunday schedule. The RTA bus route 60 will run on Monday, September 4 from 8am-5pm. All service will resume normal schedules by Tuesday, September 5. Please keep in mind that until debris is totally cleared from the streets, busses are stopping operation before dark. To learn more about CCRTA, visit ccrta.org.

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, many have concerns on the availability of gas in the Coastal Bend. Though no known shortages exist at this time, we encourage all students and their families to plan accordingly as they travel to Corpus Christi. If you have a smart phone, apps like GasBuddy can be used to find affordable gas along your travel route.

Childcare

Natural Supports (Family, Friends, Neighbors, or referrals from family and friends)

  1. Find out when/if your daycare will reopen.
  2. Discuss situation with Supervisor/Professors.
  3. Talk with friends, family, neighbors about the situation and to inquire about potential referrals and people they might know who are providing crisis childcare.
  4. Figure out your budget and whether or not you will need to seek financial support in order to pay for crisis childcare.
  5. Look into community resources and supports to cover the cost of housing, food, utilities, and other necessities to offset the cost of childcare.

Formal Supports/Community Resources

  1. Start calling childcare resources that you have been referred to and find out their pricing, availability, and whether or not that have room for your child/children. Are they flexible?
  2. Explain your situation and ask about transferring back to your original childcare when the community stabilizes.
  3. Start calling local childcare facilities. To search licensed centers http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Care/Search_Texas_Child_Care/ppFacilitySearchDayCare.asp

 

Type? Operation/Caregiver Name Location County Phone Number

Registered Child-Care Home

Amy Sue Deatley 505 RONSON DR CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 78412 NUECES 361-876-4744
Licensed Center Ariel's Playroom Childcare Center 5701 GOLLIHAR RD CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 78412 NUECES 361-992-9595
Registered Child-Care Home Cynthia Bohac 718 ASHLAND DR CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 78412 NUECES 361-993-2609
Licensed Center Gulfway Park Head Start Center 5805 WILLIAMS DR BLDG 2 CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 78412 NUECES 361-980-9051
Registered Child-Care Home Josefina Sanchez 1126 NANCY ST CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 78412 NUECES 361-991-8398
Licensed Child-Care Home Judys Day Care 1641 E MANOR DR CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 78412 NUECES 361-991-0978
Licensed Center Kinder Care Learning Center #370 1354 RODD FIELD RD CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 78412 NUECES 361-991-6571
Licensed Center Latchkey at Meadowbrook 901 MEADOWBROOK DR CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 78412 NUECES 361-878-2620
Licensed Center Latchkey at Montclair 5241 KENTNER ST CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 78412 NUECES 361-994-3654
Licensed Center Latchkey at Smith 6902 WILLIAMS DR CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 78412 NUECES 361-878-2768
Licensed Center Latchkey at Woodlawn 1110 WOODLAWN DR CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 78412 NUECES 361-994-3672
Licensed Center Meadowbrook Head Start 901 MEADOWBROOK DR CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 78412 NUECES 361-878-2620
Licensed Center Mi Casita Montessori School, Inc. 754 CADDO ST CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 78412 NUECES 361-991-1492
Licensed Center Mi Mundo 1617 PAUL JONES AVE CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 78412 NUECES 361-994-5123
Licensed Center Our Lady of Perpetual Help School 5814 WILLIAMS DR CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 78412 NUECES 361-991-3305
Registered Child-Care Home Patricia Olson 1634 SPICEWOOD DR CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 78412 NUECES 361-991-0292
Licensed Center St Bartholomews Episcopal Academy 622 AIRLINE RD CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 78412 NUECES 361-991-2923
Licensed Center St Johns Childrens Learning Center 5300 S ALAMEDA ST CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 78412 NUECES 361-991-4780
Licensed Center Weldon A Smith Head Start 6902 WILLIAMS DR CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 78412 NUECES

There is limited on-campus housing availability at Momentum Village. Visit housing.tamucc.edu and choose Momentum Village. On-campus housing is not owned by TAMU-CC. Our housing partner will make decisions about costs and waivers.

You should have received an email. Emails were sent by housing on Wednesday, August 30. Please check your spam folder in your email inbox. If you still have questions, please contact housing@tamucc.edu . If you are a Camden resident, please check your online portal for the official letter from housing.

Yes. The hours for housing are:

Camden: 9am-5pm

Momentum: 9am-5pm

On-campus housing is not owned by TAMU-CC, but our housing partner will be happy to discuss contract options with you. Please reach out to them at housing@tamucc.edu.

On-campus housing is not owned by TAMU-CC, but our housing partner will be happy to discuss your billing with you. Please reach out to them at housing@tamucc.edu.

Food/Dining

Yes, food is available on campus. The schedule for various food outlets on campus is:

  • The dining hall operations will start on Friday, September 1, with brunch from 10am-2pm; light lunch from 2pm-5pm and dinner from 5pm-8pm. This schedule will continue through the weekend.
  • Starting Monday, September 4, regular dining weekday hours will commence. The hours are breakfast from 7am-10:30am; Lunch from 11am-2pm; light lunch from 2pm-5pm and dinner from 5pm-8pm.
  • The food truck will start serving on Saturday evening. Established serving days and times are Wednesday to Sunday from 8pm-11pm.

Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the University’s academic calendar also affected the plan in place for feeding students in the dining hall. Therefore, all students that purchased a residential meal plan (Platinum, Gold or Silver) will receive an additional weekly meal swipe through the remainder of the fall 2017 semester. The meal swipe is valid at the Islander Dining Hall or the Food Truck.

Food Pantries
Call the Food Bank of Corpus Christi
361-887-6291

Tell them your zip code and they will provide you with information on the food pantry closest to you.  Information may change as resources and food becomes available; so call before you go.

 

78412 Zip Code

St. John's United Methodist Church

5300 S. Alameda St. CC, TX 78412

Wednesday & Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

FMI 361-991-4342

 

Izzy’s Pantry

UC 204 (University Center 2nd flood, end of the hall)

361-825-5202

 

Other potential food pantries in the CC Area

 

St. John’s United Methodist Church

361-991-4342

5300 S. Alameda St. Corpus Christi TX 78412

Wed and Thurs 9a-noon

 

Wesley United Methodist Church

361-854-4367

3915 Gollihar Rd Corpus Christi, TX 78415

Food Pantry open Mon and Thurs 930a-1130a & 1p-3p

Serves the 78411 and 78415 zip codes

 

Asbury United Methodist Church

361-992-7501

7501 S. Staples St. Corpus Christi TX 78413

Corner of Staples and Yorktown

Can come once a calendar month, no ID or proof of income needed

Mon-Fri 9a-Noon

 

General Resources

Yes, you can visit the Counseling Center in the Driftwood Building to meet with a personal counselor. All
services are free and confidential for students.  Walk-in hours are Monday-Friday, 9-11:30am and 1-4pm. No appointment is needed. After hours, call 361-825-2703 and press 2 to be connected to the after-hours crisis counselor. Additional self-help resources are available on the Counseling Center website http://counseling.tamucc.edu.

Due to Hurricane Harvey mail maybe delayed.  Rockport, Aransas Pass and Fulton mail will be rerouted to Ingleside, TX.  Port Aransas will get mail at Retail Mobile Unit in Port Aransas.  For more information please call the 1-800-275-8777.   Mail and packages for Islander students at the University maybe delayed.  If you have any questions please call Mail Services at 361-825-2684.

The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a--year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor. (https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline)

FEMA is also available, click here.

For the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center, click here

If you need access but cannot locate your SandDollar$ ID, you may download the free GET Mobile APP by CBORD, Inc. to access services at all campus dining locations. The physical card is not a requirement to eat.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/get-mobile/id844091049?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cbord.get&hl=en

Library:

  • Th and Fri: 8-5
  • Sat: 10-6
  • Sun: noon-8pm
  • Mon: closed Labor Day
  • After that normal hours

 

UC:

  • Th to Sat: 8-5
  • Sun and Mon: Closed Labor Day

 

Cove:

  • Th and Fri: 7:30-3 but limited offerings while awaiting new food shipment
  • Sat-Mon: closed

 

Bookstore:

  • Th and Fri: 8-5
  • Sat: 10-5
  • Sun and Mon: closed Labor Day

 

Dining Hall:

  • Fri to Sun:
  • Brunch 10-2
  • Light lunch 2-5
  • Dinner 5-8
  • Mon (and beyond, regular hours):
  • Breakfast 7-10:30
  • Lunch 11-2
  • Light lunch 2-5
  • Dinner 5-8

 

Food truck (starting Saturday evening):

  • Regular hours Wed-Sun 8-11pm

 

Dugan Gym:

  • Beginning Fall semester hours starting Friday, Sept. 1
  • Mon-Thurs 6am-midnight
  • Friday 6am-9pm
  • Sat and Sun 11am-9pm

Ring sales will be held in the UC outside the Bookstore on Tuesday, September 5th through Thursday, September 7th from 10am-5pm and Friday, September 8th from 10am-2pm. Students may also order their ring online at: www.balfour.com/tamucc. The deadline to order your ring is Saturday, September 9th.

Ring Ceremony will still be held on Saturday, November 4th

Registration / Admissions

No. We can certainly work with you to gain admission. We will however need temporary unofficial high school/college transcripts to get the admission process going. In order to get the admission process going, we will need you to provide temporary unofficial high school and/or college transcripts. Once you have those available, please contact the admissions office at 361-825-7024 or email them at admiss@tamucc.edu.
Yes, of course.  We can certainly delay your admission to a future term.  Please complete the Change of Term Form and we’ll update your admission application term. 

(http://admissions.tamucc.edu/assets/Changeterm_Form.pdf )

The first day of class is Tuesday, September 5th.

Possibly, however it is always best to consult with your Academic Advisor. If you’re not certain who your assigned advisor is, please contact 361.825.9999. We are happy to connect you!

Students can login to SAIL to register for courses for a week after the 1st day of classes. Late and on-site registration is currently available for all students who have not yet registered or those who need to change their schedule.

Thanksgiving and Christmas/Winter break schedules will remain unchanged.

Our Fall Commencement date and time will remain unchanged. The ceremonies are scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the American Bank Center. For more information, please visit: commencement.tamucc.edu.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is working with institutions like us who have been affected by the storm. Please visit the updated Academic Calendar (http://www.tamucc.edu/academics/calendar/) for all Fall 2017 dates. TAMU-CC staff will be able to assist you in person in the Student Services Center (the round building) if you still have questions about these dates.

Please contact Sharon Polansky for more information at 361-825-3448 or sharon.polansky@tamucc.edu.

It is always best to consult with your Academic Advisor and/or your Department Chair. These highly skilled individuals will be able to assist you in finding an appropriate solution regarding your academic success. If you’re not certain who your Academic Advisor or Department Chair is, please contact 361.825.9999. We are happy to connect you!

That is a decision that will be made by your professor towards the end of the semester. The notation of “I” or an Incomplete indicates that work in a course is satisfactory but incomplete (certain work is postponed by the student for substantial reason with the prior consent of the instructor). For more information on Incomplete Grades, please visit: http://registrar.tamucc.edu/Academic%20Policies/Grades/Grade_Changes.html. It’s also advisable to talk with your instructor if you think you may have challenges finishing out the semester. Call us at 361-825-9999 if you need help finding contact information for your professor(s).

Our trained staff in the Office of Veterans’ Affairs is ready and able to assist you with your questions. Please visit http://vets.tamucc.edu/index.html or call 361-825-2331.

Our team is here to advocate for you/your student. Please notify the Division of Student Engagement and Success. If possible, send a copy of your orders to seas@tamucc.edu . Make sure to include your Student ID# on those orders. Your teachers will be notified and SEAS will work with you while you are deployed and when you are able to return.

As you know, Governor Greg Abbott has called on approximately 24,000 National Guard troops to assist with the response to Hurricane Harvey. You should be aware that Texas law and Coordinating Board rules make certain requirements of public institutions of higher education regarding Texas National Guard and Texas State Guard personnel called to active military duty.

Texas Education Code (TEC) 51.9111 requires that any Texas public institution of higher education shall excuse a student from attending classes or engaging in other required activities (including examinations) for the student to participate in active military service. A student so excused may not be penalized for that absence and must be allowed to complete assignments or take examinations within a reasonable time after the absence. The maximum period for which a student may be excused is 25% of the total number of class meetings or the contact hour equivalent (not including the final examination period) for the specific course or courses.

If a student withdraws due to active military service, TEC 54.006(f) provides that the institution shall, at the student’s option: refund the tuition and fees paid by the student for that semester; grant an incomplete grade in all courses with a designation of “withdrawn-military” on the student’s transcript, or; assign an appropriate final grade to a student who has completed a substantial amount of coursework. TEC 51.9242 provides that a student who withdraws from an institution for active military service shall be readmitted within one year of completing their service, without requiring reapplication or charging a fee.

As National Guard students may not be aware of their options under this provision, we encourage you to make every effort to communicate with any of your students who may be performing active military service in support of Hurricane Harvey relief.

National+Guard+Protections.pdf

Financial Aid

Financial Aid was distributed on August 22nd. If you haven’t received it yet, there may still be some necessary paperwork to complete. The needed items can be located through your SAIL account. However, if this is your first time in college, there is a mandatory 30-day waiting period for refunds. If this does not answer your question, please visit http://osfa.tamucc.edu/  or contact the Financial Aid Office at 361-825-2338.

Please contact the Financial Aid office for more information on your options at 361-825-2338. 

Emergency Tuition Loans are available for those who qualify.  Students must complete a Master Promissory Note, which can be found on the Business Office website, https://businessoffice.tamucc.edu/forms.html.  Please submit the Master Promissory Note to the Business Office in the Student Services Center or fax it to (361) 825-2143. Once the Emergency Loan Master Promissory Note is on file you can enroll in the Emergency Tuition Loan on SAIL.  Please visit: 
https://businessoffice.tamucc.edu/important_dates/imp_dates_emergency%20.html for more information. 

Emergency Book Loans are available up to $600. To apply for an emergency book loan please complete the Emergency Book Loan Application on the Business Office website, https://businessoffice.tamucc.edu/forms.html.  An Emergency Loan Master Promissory Note must also be on file.  If one has not been submitted, please submit it with the application.  It can also be found on the Business Office website along with the application.  Please submit the application and Master Promissory Note to the Business Office in the Student Services Center or fax it to (361) 825-2143.  Please visit:
https://businessoffice.tamucc.edu/important_dates/imp_dates_emergency%20.html for more information. 

You may also check online to see if your professors has put your textbook on load at the library on campus: http://library.tamucc.edu/find/Find_CourseReserves.html

Most students should have received the green envelope with their Refund Selection Kit before the storm, however if you have not received it or if you are not receiving postal mail due to the storm, please contact the Business Office with your student ID at 361-825-2143 or via email at business.office@tamucc.edu to request a new Instant Personal Code.  The code, along with instructions, will be sent to your Islander email account by BankMobile and will be good for 24 hours.

BankMobile Disbursements

Due to the impacts of Hurricane Harvey, mail service may be interrupted and/or delayed.

As a trusted partner of Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, BankMobile Disbursements wants to remind you that you have electronic options to receive your refund and you can click here to request an instant personal code to make your refund selection.

If you've already made a refund selection, you can log into www.BankMobileVibe.com to change your preference selection to one of the electronic options if you wish to do so.

Student Teaching / Clinicals

Please contact your corresponding Department Chair. Undergraduate students should contact Dr. Christina Murphey at christina.murphey@tamucc.edu or 361.825.3747. Graduate students should contact Dr. Yolanda Keys at yolanda.keys@tamucc.edu or 361.825.2164.

Can’t Get To Class

Faculty are being flexible with students in this difficult time. Please reach out to your faculty member for the materials you are requesting. If you have trouble contacting them or need additional assistance with your request, please call 361-825-9999.

Career Services

Career Services may be able to assist you.

To apply for these on-campus jobs or the hundreds of off-campus jobs, log onto your ‘Hire An Islander’ Handshake account by going to: http://career-services.tamucc.edu  and click on “Hire An Islander Login” on the upper left side of the page. Then click on the blue button that says, “Student/ Alumni Log In”. This will open a new page where you can use your single-sign on credentials to log into Handshake.

If you have never used ‘Hire An Islander’ before, click on http://career-services.tamucc.edu.  Then, click on “Hire An Islander Login” on the upper left side of the page. Then click on the blue button that says, “Student/ Alumni Log In”. This will open a new page. Follow the step-by-step instructions to add ‘Hire An Islander’ to your single sign on credentials. You can all Career Services during business hours for assistance. The number is (361) 825-2628.

Due to on-going recovery efforts by on and off campus employers, some positions that are posted, may become unavailable. The best course of action is to regularly check your Handshake account for updated job postings.

Volunteering

The Student Volunteer Connection is a great organization to guide you during your volunteer efforts. For more information, please visit http://studentactivities.tamucc.edu/SVC/index.html.

You can also contact the Coastal Bend Volunteer Connection by visiting their website at www.cbvc.org for additional volunteer opportunities.

TAMU-CC has a Student Emergency Fund that helps support unexpected financial needs students may have that could otherwise keep them from remaining in school if support was not provided.  We have many students who have been affected by Harvey across a range of severity, and this fund will give out relatively small amounts of funding (most awards will be less than $500) to help these students buy books, pay for childcare, pay for transportation, buy needed supplies or clothing, pay increased or unexpected housing costs, or support other financial needs.

Donations can be made online at giving.tamucc.edu and under “Select an option” the donor can select “Student Emergency Fund” or “Izzy’s Food Pantry”.  You can also call 361-825-3292 to pay by credit card over the phone.