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Emergency Info


As of August 17, 2020:

All campuses of the Technical College of the Lowcountry have entered into Phase 2.5 of returning to normal operations. During this period, campuses remain closed to the public. We are always open online.

Important Updates:

  • Cashier Office is now open at the Beaufort Mather Campus and at the New River Campus Monday–Thursday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Masks are required and only one student is permitted in the Cashier Office at a time.
  • See Spring 2021 bookstore and library updates below.


Spring 2021 Bookstore hours

The bookstore is now open for in-person services Monday–Thursday from 10 am–4 pm on the Beaufort Mather Campus in building #12.  You may also place an online order www.tcl.edu/bookstore to have shipped directly to your home (free shipping) or to pick-up at store.  Click here for more details: Spring 2021 Bookstore Information.

This is a rapidly changing situation. We know there are many questions: please bear with us as we gather information and respond. We will keep you updated as quickly and often as possible. Please continue to check www.tcl.edu/emergency for the latest. Your health and safety are important to us and take top priority. If you feel sick, please stay home and contact a medical provider immediately.


Spring 2021 Semester Information

See the Student Resources page for important information regarding spring semester plans.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update:

  • ONLINE.  Students may register now for spring classes, which  include hybrid and online options and limited face-to-face instruction. See details here.
  • LOG IN. Students, make sure to log in to Blackboard frequently. This is important to stay up-to-date with your online classes.
  • WI-FI. The College has established Wi-Fi hotspots on all campuses. See the Student Resources webpage for additional Wi-Fi information.
    • Beaufort Mather Campus. Wi-Fi is available at two locations, the parking lot with the security guard office near Building 12 and the Building 6 parking lot.
    • Bluffton New River Campus. Wi-Fi is available in the main parking area.
    • Hampton Mungin Center. Wi-Fi is available in the main parking area near the welding trailer.
  • CONNECT: Student communication will happen via email and social media. Students, please check your email frequently as well as social media for news and resources.
  • CAMPUSES CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. All College campuses remain physically closed to the public.
  • STUDENT SERVICES. Student Services staff are available via email, chat, and all social media platforms during out normal business hours (8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., M-Th, 8-11:30 a.m. Friday).  They can also be reached by email at admissions@tcl.edu or accessing the NEW live chat option on any of the following websites: tcl.edu/admissionswww.tcl.edu/registration; www.tcl.edu/student-records
  • TUTORING. The Tutoring Center is available online. Links: https://www.tcl.edu/library/ and https://www.tcl.edu/student-services/tutoring/
  • ONLINE TIPS. During the following weeks the College will host a number of forums and activities online. Students, watch social media and your email for notices.


Spring 2021 Library Services: 

Due to limited staffing, the library is not currently open to foot traffic. However, online assistance from library staff, on-campus Internet access, and curbside pickup/drop-off services are available – see below for details.

Please note that this information is subject to change. We will post additional updates to this page throughout the semester.

Online assistance from library staff:

  • Librarians are available to meet via Zoom to assist with research and citation questions.
  • Online paper review by librarians is available here.
  • Library chat is available Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Computer/Internet Access and Curbside pickup/drop-off 

  • Computers with Webcams are available in the student center areas at both campuses.
  • If you do not have Internet access at home, you may request a mobile hotspot. The library also has a limited supply of laptops available for checkout to current students. To request a laptop for the Spring 2021 semester, click here.
  • Pickup and dropoff for library materials (including laptops and hotspots) is currently curbside only. If you have questions regarding curbside pickup/dropoff for library materials, please email us at ask@tcl.libanswers.com.


Student Resources

student resourcesCheck out this list of resources and services being provided by our community and partners.

If you have any TCL-related questions, please email admissions@tcl.edu,  call 843-525-8207 or Schedule a Virtual Appointment.


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CARES Act Information


Employee Resources

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More about the Coronavirus

How is the Coronavirus Spread?
  • Through the air by coughing and sneezing
  • Through close personal contact such as touching or shaking hands
  • Touching an object that has the virus on it and then touching your nose, mouth or eyes
Who is at Risk?
  • Travelers to and from certain area are at an increased risk; as are the close contacts of those who are ill
  •  Please note that the current risk of the coronavirus to the public is low
What are the symptoms?
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
How is it prevented?
  •  Wash hands (often)
  •  Use preventive measures (avoid handshakes or other physical greetings such as hugs, etc.)
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth and unwashed hands
  • Avoid contact with sick people
  • Stay home while you are sick; avoid others
  •  Cover mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve
Additional Resources:

coronovirus facts



In Case of Emergency:

Posting Info:

TCL Emergency Updates will be posted to www.tcl.edu and www.facebook.com/goTCL and shared with 98.7 The River and The Beaufort Gazette/Island Packet. In addition, communications will be sent to your TCL email address. If you would like to receive text alerts, follow instructions here. Keep in mind, in the event of a storm and/or power outage, some outlets may not work. It’s best to know all the options, so that you can check multiple sources.

Helpful Resources:

2019 S.C. Hurricane Guide

Emergency Contacts


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