Category Archives: Campus Updates

Updates for new and existing campuses

ACC kicks off historical groundbreaking at Rio Grande Campus

More than 100 years after the Rio Grande Campus first opened its doors, Austin Community College broke ground Thursday, August 10, on state-of-the-art renovations and historical preservation to the main building. “We’re preserving the history … Continue reading

ACC celebrates Rio Grande Campus groundbreaking

The Austin Community College District (ACC) breaks ground on renovations at its Rio Grande Campus 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 10. The event is free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP … Continue reading

ACC and Round Rock ISD celebrate Early College High School partnership

The Austin Community College District (ACC) and Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD) celebrated the first Early College High School program on an ACC campus Thursday, October 27, at Round Rock Campus. The Round Rock … Continue reading

Groundbreaking celebrates Elgin Campus expansion

Partnership was the primary theme when state and community leaders joined the Austin Community College District (ACC) Tuesday, October 11, at the groundbreaking celebration of Elgin Campus Phase II. “We’re here because of your vision, … Continue reading

ACC hosts campus drills during Emergency Preparedness Week

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is preparing its campuses in the event of an emergency with a series of drills Monday, September 12, through Sunday, September 18. ACC hosts Emergency Preparedness Week each semester to educate students, faculty, and staff … Continue reading

ACC Student Life hosts resource fairs for students

Austin Community College’s Student Life hosts the sixth annual Riverbat Bash to kick off fall semester Tuesday, September 6, through Friday, September 16, at campuses districtwide. “Riverbat Bash: Get Connected” features games, activities, giveaways, and refreshments. Students … Continue reading

ACC closes in observance of Labor Day

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will close in observance of Labor Day Monday, September 5. In addition, Student Services offices at all campuses will be closed Saturday, September 3, and Sunday, September 4. Learning … Continue reading

Four mariachi members playing instruments including guitars, a violin, a trumpet, and singing are performing in the South Austin Campus courtyard

ACC South Austin Campus celebrates 10-year anniversary

More than 200 friends of Austin Community College commemorated the 10th anniversary of the college’s South Austin Campus at a fiesta-themed celebration August 4 in the campus courtyard. See photos and video from the event … Continue reading

Ballet folklorico dancers in bright purple dresses with multi-colored shoulder and skirt layers performing in the South Austin Campus courtyard

ACC celebrates 10 years at South Austin Campus

The Austin Community College District (ACC) invites students and the community to celebrate the 10th anniversary of ACC’s South Austin Campus Thursday, August 4, with a fiesta from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the campus … Continue reading

Gotta catch ‘em all? Head to ACC campuses!

Creatures from the Pokémon Go game are popping up on Austin Community College campuses. Help players catch a great future at ACC Share this video to help others catch Zubat and information on registering at … Continue reading

ACC-Rackspace P3: Final Comprehensive Agreement

For Monday, June 6, 2016, public hearing held during the ACC Board of Trustees regular meeting (see agenda): ACC-Rackspace P3: Final Comprehensive Agreement (downloadable PDF)

ACC students place at international DECA competition

Six ACC students recently competed at the 2016 Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference in Washington, D.C. DECA is an international organization open to all high school and college students interested in the business world. … Continue reading

ACC celebrates spring graduates at commencement

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will celebrate its spring graduates during commencement at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 12, at the Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). The ceremony honors students who have completed … Continue reading

Destination ACC: Saturday offers 1-on-1 enrollment help

Austin Community College (ACC) is hosting a series of open house events for students who want to sign up for summer or fall classes but haven’t started or haven’t finished the process. Destination: ACC Saturday will … Continue reading

ACC monitoring inclement weather

The Austin Community College District (ACC) continues to monitor weather conditions. Due to inclement weather, ACC campuses and centers will open at 10 a.m. Monday, April 18. All classes and activities starting before that time … Continue reading

ACC names future Leander campus

The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously named the district’s future Leander campus the ACC San Gabriel Campus during its regular meeting Monday, April 4. “This campus will be a vital part of … Continue reading

ACC closes for spring break

The Austin Community College District closes Monday, March 14, through Sunday, March 20, for spring break. The college will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, March 21.

ACC hosts campus drills during Emergency Preparedness Week

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is preparing its campuses in the event of an emergency with a series of drills Saturday, January 30, through Friday, February 5. ACC hosts Emergency Preparedness Week each semester … Continue reading

ACC closed for winter break; registration still available

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will close for winter break beginning Wednesday, December 23. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, January 4. Spring registration will remain open. Students may view the spring course … Continue reading

ACC campuses undergo Riverbat restyling

Austin Community College campuses are about to get an infusion of Riverbat purple pride. The college is planning mini-makeovers to incorporate ACC’s Riverbat symbol and official purple shade. “When you go to UT or Texas … Continue reading

ACC celebrates summer and fall graduates at commencement

The Austin Community College District (ACC) will celebrate its summer and fall graduates during commencement at 6 p.m., Thursday, December 10, at the Frank Erwin Center (1701 Red River St.). Watch commencement live online. “This is … Continue reading

Destination: ACC Saturday gets students enrolled for spring

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is hosting an open house for students who want to sign up for spring classes but haven’t started or haven’t finished the process. Destination: ACC Saturday will be held … Continue reading

ACC goes purple to celebrate mascot’s five-year milestone

The Austin Community College District (ACC) invites the community to wear their Riverbats gear or go purple and join the college in celebration of the fifth birthday of the Riverbat, ACC’s official mascot, from 10 … Continue reading

Celebrate RB and ACC on Riverbat Day Nov. 18

RB the Riverbat is turning 5 and Austin Community College wants students, faculty, and staff to help its beloved mascot celebrate! Wednesday, November 18 is Riverbat Day! On Wednesday, November 18, RB will kick off … Continue reading

ACC closed for the day

Austin Community College (ACC) campuses and centers are closed Friday, October 30, due to severe weather. Classes and activities are canceled. For those already on campus, stay inside the building until safe to travel. All others should … Continue reading

ACC hosts annual Veterans Day commemoration

The Austin Community College District (ACC) invites veterans, their families, and the community to “We’ve got your six,” a Veterans Day celebration, on Wednesday, November 11, at the ACC Veterans Resource Center at Highland (6101 … Continue reading

ACC Highland Campus achieves LEED Gold certification

The U.S. Green Building Council awarded Austin Community College’s Highland Campus LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification for sustainable design and construction. It is the first ACC campus built to gold standards … Continue reading

In the wake of Oregon’s tragedy

A message from the President/CEO and Police Chief: Community colleges and universities across the nation have been watching the tragic events unfold at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. Austin Community College sends its heartfelt sympathy … Continue reading

Going all in: Professor Liz Coccia teaches students to apply knowledge, share hope

For many, the thought of dealing with the disease of addiction is not exactly uplifting. But that’s just what Dr. Elizabeth Coccia, professor and chair of Austin Community College’s Human Services Department, found it to … Continue reading

Highland Campus, ACCelerator open extended hours

Austin Community College’s Highland Campus and ACCelerator computer lab now are open later during the week and on weekends to give students more time to use the ACCelerator, visit the library, get tutoring, or take … Continue reading

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