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Coronavirus: Updates

Students please check your Bulldog mail for communications from your instructors.

Clarendon College will open all locations for the fall 2020 semester in accordance with the currently adopted Academic Calendar.

The College will take both State of Texas and Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines into account for the safety of our students, faculty and staff.

Clarendon College is OPEN....Limited on-campus services

  • Clarendon College will remain OPEN
  • Classes will continue to meet remotely.
  • On-campus services will be limited.

Clarendon College is in compliance with Donley County's  shelter-in-place order. The safety of CC students and employees is critical.  We will be open but will limit in-person services with the bare minimum of on-campus staff members reporting physically to work. Students should not see a drastic change in our in-person services that have been converted to online. 

Chat Line

Communication is vital at this time. We have implemented a chat line that will help to answer any questions. 
Chat line service can be found on several pages of our website at the bottom right corner. 

Remote Learning Resources

Services like Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Teams, Bulldog Mail, MoodleRoom and LoudCloud can all assist you to complete  your coursework, meet remotely, and continue projects from home or anywhere outside our Clarendon Campus. 

Summer Courses

Registration is now open for Summer I, Summer II, Late Spring, and Fall 2020. Summer I and Late Spring classes at this time will be offered remotely in a tech-supported learning environment.  Late Spring and Fall classes will be scheduled in a learning environment that is best determined by Governor Abbott. 

ISSUED: April 6, 2020

There has been a mandatory change to our hours of operation. The library and the LRC will only be open from 8:00 AM to Noon Mon, Tue, Wed and Thu until further notice. Please call or email one of us to set up an appointment.

Our contact information is:

James - 806-874-4814

Pamela – 806-874-4813 or 806-874-4815

We will not be open Fri – Sun.

ISSUED: March 31, 2020

As of March 30, Clarendon College's Commencement 2020 Ceremonies originally scheduled for May have been postponed due to the precautions taken to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

We are determined to celebrate the success of our graduates!

More details about a new date will be shared via email or on our graduation page.

ISSUED: March 30, 2020

In the past two weeks, Clarendon College faculty and staff have worked to transition to online or alternative delivery of courses for the remainder of the 2020 spring semester.  Clarendon College face-to-face classes utilized the online platforms, Moodleroom, LoudCloud, and/or Faculty/Student Portal as methodologies for providing supplemental instruction as well as disseminating handouts and Power Points.  Students will begin participating in online/alternative delivery classes today, March 30.  Many workforce programs and classes, such as Nursing and Welding, will provide theory content online while making plans to provide clinical experience and hands on lab experiences as these opportunities become available so students can complete such programs. The ADN program will be working with students on a 1:1 basis to meet individual needs in order to satisfy the requirements for graduation, giving students the opportunity to graduate and enter the workforce earlier than expected. 

Clarendon College libraries with computer labs are open to provide students access to the internet if needed.  These libraries and computer labs will be supervised and monitored regarding social distancing expectations.

During this unprecedented time, many employees and departments are expanding the use of Office 365 TEAMS to facilitate remote work.  Office 365 TEAMS is a teleconferencing tool, which provides opportunity for individual and team meetings in a format that is similar to Facebook feeds and allows for videos, sharing of documents, as well as recording the sessions for absent team members for future reflection.  This is also fast becoming the routine practice to communicate remotely with current and future students regarding advising and success coaching in addition to email, phone calls, and Canvas.  Clarendon College also assists enrolled students through an existing proven online tutoring service, BrainFuse. Clarendon College has consistently communicated important information to students through the Clarendon College student email, Clarendon College website, Clarendon College Facebook, and the Clarendon College Bulldog Alert System.

Clarendon College has limited personnel providing essential services and is supporting distance learning. Custodial and maintenance staff are doing a tremendous job of continually cleaning and disinfecting all areas of the facilities. All employees are practicing extreme social distancing.

Clarendon College’s goal is to continue to meet student needs as they continue pursuit of their individual educational goals.  While this is an unprecedented time, students can complete their classes as we all become more creative, innovative, and flexible.  Students are encouraged to contact Clarendon College departments by phone and/or email with any needs for assistance.


ISSUED: March 26, 2020

Staying fit during quarantine
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ISSUED: March 23, 2020

Due to the changes occurring with the Covid-19 virus Clarendon College has decided to extend the time-frame students have to drop a course for the Spring 2020 semester.  Students may request a drop from a course through April 30th.  Students wanting to drop a course will need to send an email to me at with their full name, and the course or courses that they wish to drop.


ISSUED: March 20, 2020

Clarendon College Dual Credit Students ONLY

Your professors will be contacting you between March 23 through March 27 about updates and possible changes to your course syllabus.  Please be patient with us as we are in uncharted territory.  We are aware of the quickly changing nature of the pandemic and can / will make updates as needed or directed.  Please email Mrs. Havens or Mrs. James if you are having issues with connectivity (lack of Internet access or lack of computer access).


ISSUED: March 19, 2020

Educause CIO article

Connectivity for students who don't have it

FCC agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.

Comcast COVID-19 response: offers free WiFi for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time

Charter Free Internet offer for 2 months

To ease the strain in this challenging time, beginning Monday, March 16, Charter commits to the following for 60 days:

Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

Charter will partner with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of these tools to help students learn remotely. Charter will continue to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, high speed broadband program to eligible low-income households delivering speeds of 30 Mbps.

Charter will open its Wi-Fi hotspots across our footprint for public use.

Spectrum does not have data caps or hidden fees.

AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families

Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers, but following the FCC agreement.

Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge (I expect others will follow).

T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.


ISSUED: March 13, 2020

Clarendon College is taking proactive measures to reduce the potential exposure and associated risks of the coronavirus (COVID-19) to the CC community.  We are in regular communication with the Texas Department of State Health Services and local healthcare officials to evaluate the spread of the virus.   At the time of this letter, there are no suspected or identified cases of the virus within the CC community or in Donley county.

In response to recommendations to reduce the spread of the virus, and with concurrence with the CC Board of Regents, Clarendon College will take the following immediate actions:

All Clarendon College special events, as well as special public events on campus, including the May commencement ceremonies, are canceled through the end of the spring semester. This includes all non-school activities scheduled to be held on college grounds.


  • Clarendon College will cancel all classes for the week of March 23 – March 27
  • Beginning March 30, all classes will resume.  Many instructors will work to transition classes to distance learning; however, this will be done in consideration of the instruction delivered, the practical ability to shift to distance learning, the students’ needs within the classroom, and the functionality of online instruction.  Instructors will provide direction on how each course will be administered beginning March 30.
  • Nursing, Cosmetology, RFO and Welding classes that continue to be held face-to-face should exercise the greatest caution in maintaining social distance and should remain vigilant in hand washing and covering coughs and sneezes. 
  • The CC technology center will remain in operation beginning March 23 to provide technology support for any students who need resources to take classes that have been transitioned to distance learning.
  • This will remain in effect until further notice. 
  • Dual credit courses will continue as regularly scheduled with a return date of March 23 and will remain on the same schedule as the associated ISD.
  • RFO, Welding, Cosmetology, Nursing, and Industrial Technology courses will continue to meet face to face on an as needed basis beginning March 30.  Students are encouraged to contact their program director. 


Campus Operations

  • All Clarendon College offices will remain in operation beginning March 23.  The operations include business offices, student services offices, student housing, dining services, and support operations.
  • Students are encouraged to leave the dorm for the semester by Sunday, March 15th.  The Director of Student Life, Kelli Tolar, will work with any student who cannot work out by this date. 
  • Faculty and staff will be on duty as usual beginning March 23.  Faculty and staff will work in conjunction with Chairs, Division Directors, and supervisors to ensure adequate instructional support for all classes (online and face-to-face).
  • Students may return to resident halls after spring break, and dining services will remain available beginning March 23.
  • Clarendon College has decided to suspend all testing services until further notice.


ISSUED: March 12, 2020


  • As with any communicable respiratory disease, we recommend that you use appropriate precautions such as frequent hand washing and covering coughs and sneezes. 
  • We recommend that faculty, staff, and students avoid any unnecessary travel that may increase the risk of exposure to any virus. 
  • If you begin to feel ill, please stay at home and contact the college to provide an update on your health condition. 

Thank you all for your flexibility as Clarendon College acts to ensure the health and well being of our college community!  

In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19,  Clarendon College will hold no classes, whether in person or online, March 16-27, 2020. Classes will resume AS DISTANCE LEARNING ONLY March 30, 2020. (Except for Cosmetology, Industrial Tech, Nursing, and RFO.) Dorms will remain open for Welding and RFO.

We are committed to helping prevent the spread of this virus by taking prudent steps to protect the campus, its students, its faculty and its staff, as well as the community at large. We continue to monitor closely the COVID-19 situation and make decisions as prudently as possible.

The primary goal of the plan is to slow the spread of the disease and maintain essential services. Therefore, the following decisions have been made.

  • Spring Break will be extended a week. March 16-27. 
  • Bear with us as we transition as much instruction as possible to distance education format.

More information will be available soon.


If you experience symptoms of respiratory illness, seek care from the local health department or your personal health care provider. 

  • Avoid nonessential travel to countries/regions with travel advisories/restrictions.
  • Do not travel if you are sick, stay home.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cough or sneeze into the elbow or sleeve – not the hands.
  • Fist bump instead of shaking hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Don't eat, drink, or smoke after others.
  • When using a tissue, throw it in the trash immediately after use.
  • Avoid touching the eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid direct contact with animals (dead or alive).
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.