COVID-19 Updates

August 6, 2020 @ 11 a.m.

If you have enrolled in a Fall 2020 class using the alternating instructional method, your instructor(s) will be contacting you with details regarding who will be attending face-to-face on the first day of class and who will be attending via WebEx.

We’re here for you. Review the Semester Quick Tips for important info about fall classes, remote services, how to request assistance, and more.


July 21, 2020 @ 8 a.m.

With the health and safety of our students and employees in mind, Victoria College is offering five instructional methods during the Fall 2020 semester. When viewing the Class Schedule at VictoriaCollege.edu/ClassSchedule, look for the instructional method to select the courses that best meet your needs.

Watch a short video to learn more about VC’s flexible, safe learning options for the fall semester.


July 14, 2020 @ 5:30 p.m.

Victoria College continues to work with members of the VC community who test positive for COVID-19. Those who have tested positive have self-isolated, according to CDC and local public health guidelines, and exposed areas of campus have been disinfected.

Contact tracing is coordinated by VC personnel and the relevant local health department. Those in the VC community who may have come into close contact with the positive cases are notified directly and given further instructions to prevent the spread.

To protect their privacy, VC is not able to release personal information about any students or members of the VC community who are being monitored or tested for novel coronavirus, including their location. When a member of the VC community is diagnosed with COVID-19, Victoria College and the relevant local health department initiate appropriate protocols to protect the health and privacy of anyone deemed to be at risk.

For the safety and wellbeing of the entire VC community, social distancing is required in all VC facilities, and facial coverings are required in public areas of buildings and any time social distancing is not possible. Everyone who enters a VC building must also pass a health screening and temperature check in order to receive a date-specific sticker that must be visibly worn the entire time they remain in a VC facility.

Victoria College would also like to remind you to continue to strengthen your personal health protection (see “Stop the Spread of Germs” below). COVID-19 affects all age groups, and the CDC recommendations outlined below are to protect yourself and care for others as well.

If you are a VC student and concerned that you may have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19, call Dr. Edrel Stoneham, Dean of Student Services, at (361) 582-2415.

VC employees who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should notify their supervisor and Terri Kurtz, Executive Director of Human Resources, at (361) 572-6463; contact their personal healthcare provider; and follow CDC guidelines.

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July 1, 2020 @ 3:40 p.m. 

Since reporting its first confirmed case of COVID-19 on June 22, Victoria College has been notified that two additional employees and four students have tested positive for COVID-19. All seven individuals who tested positive are in self-isolation.

Victoria College continues to work closely with local public health officials to ensure proper measures are carried out to limit the further spread of the virus. All exposed areas of campus are disinfected, and anyone who may have had a high-risk exposure is notified and instructed to self-quarantine and self-monitor for symptoms.

Victoria College remains open to the public, but students are encouraged to take advantage of VC’s remote services and virtual appointments when possible. Current and prospective students who need to receive assistance from Advising & Counseling Services will need to schedule an appointment at www.VictoriaCollege.edu/Advising.

For the safety and wellbeing of the entire VC community, social distancing is required in all VC facilities, and facial coverings are required in public areas of buildings and any time social distancing is not possible. Everyone who enters a VC building must also pass a health screening and temperature check in order to receive a date-specific sticker that must be visibly worn the entire time they remain in a VC facility.

  • March 2020 Updates

  • April 2020 Updates

  • May 2020 Updates

  • June 2020 Updates

  • Stop the Spread of Germs

  • Additional Resources

  • What to know before you come to Victoria College