As events move forward and Summer II begins, a number of questions dealing with locations, processes and temporary procedures have surfaced that focus on El Centro College. This update offers answers to some of the most frequently-asked questions posed by students, faculty and community members about Summer II classes, DART passes, new student orientation, student services and registration.
Main Campus Closing
The Downtown Campus and Wellness Center will remained closed until further notice while the investigation continues on the Dallas shootings which occurred July 7. Once the FBI releases the main building back to the college, El Centro officials will be able to assess damage and decide on a date when students can return to the campus.
The West Campus, Bill J. Priest Institute and Paramount, One Main and R buildings will remain open during regular working hours.
El Centro Website
The college’s full website is not accessible. Once the college has access to the main building, staff members will work diligently to restore the website so that it will function normally once again. The temporary web page will be updated regularly with all college news until that time.
Information about Classes Starting on Monday, July 18, 2016
Students enrolled in classes that originally were scheduled on the downtown El Centro campus in the A, B, and C buildings should contact their instructors directly to find out more about new classroom relocations effective Mon., July 18.
Students enrolled in classes originally scheduled in the Paramount and R buildings, as well as the West Campus or at One Main, should report to their regular classrooms, which are printed on their original schedule/fee receipt.
Summer II DART Pass Information
Summer II DART passes will be distributed beginning on Mon., July 18, at the West Campus.
New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation will be held on the following dates at the times and locations listed:
* Tues., July 19, 3 to 6 p.m., West Campus
* Sat., July 23, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., El Centro Downtown Campus
* Mon., July 25, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., El Centro Downtown Campus
* Thurs., July 28, 3 to 6 p.m., El Centro Downtown Campus
Nursing, Surgical Technology Application Deadline Extended
Because the El Centro College downtown location is closed, the deadline for Nursing and Surgical Technology Program applications has been extended from July 15 to July 29. For more information, contact Joan Becker at email@example.com.
Student Services Relocated
The unfortunate events of last week at El Centro College’s downtown location have prompted the college to temporarily relocate its downtown student services office to its Bill J. Priest Institute, located at 1402 N. Corinth St., near downtown Dallas, and on the El Centro College West Campus, located at 3330 N. Hampton Rd. in Dallas.
The following student services will be available at the West Campus until further notice: financial aid, recruitment and outreach, admissions, advising, testing services, First Year Experience, career services, office of student life, Health Center, veteran affairs, Rising Star, multicultural services, Adult Resource Center, disability services, and student counseling services.
A pop-up bookstore at the West Campus will continue to serve students the week of July 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Student counseling services are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily on the West Campus. Counseling services for faculty, staff and police officers also is available.
The following student services will be available at the Bill J. Priest Campus until further notice: recruitment and outreach, admissions, advising, testing services, First Year Experience and retention.
Cashiering services have been relocated to the Bill J Priest Institute and the El Centro College West Campus. Students also can make payments online at econnect.dcccd.edu by clicking on the “Current Credit Student” menu.
Continuing education is temporarily located at the Bill J. Priest campus in room 1113; hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Anyone who has questions about student services should call 214-860-5764 (please note that this line may be busy). Callers also can leave a message at this number, 214-860-2454, and their calls will be returned.
Student services hours of operation for both campuses are, until further notice: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Students Can Still Register
The El Centro College Web site is still unavailable, but students can still register for classes using the “Current Credit Student” menu on the college’s temporary website by going to https://econnect.dcccd.edu.
For all other questions, students can contact the college’s temporary help desk at 972-391-1400.
Call these locations and numbers:
For questions related to the Bill J Priest Campus, call 214-860-5900.
For questions related to the West Campus, call 972-391-1400.
For questions related to the Main Campus, call 214-860-2141.
For questions related to the Paramount Building, call 214-860-5764.