Social and cultural activities play an important part in the life of the college student. The Student Life Activities office supports and guides student development by providing opportunities for individual and group interaction through student organizations, tournaments and other social and seasonal activities.
The Roy J. Smith Student Center (Bldg. 106) is the social and recreational center of the campus. The first floor contains the offices for Student Life and Activities, the Student Government Association, a game room, a recreational center and a television lounge.
The second floor houses the Student Success and Persistence department, which includes the Academic Studio Tutoring Center.
Alumni and Friends Association
The CTC Alumni Association is open to any graduate or former student of Central Texas College. Joining the Alumni Association is FREE and benefits include opportunities to:
- Stay connected with other former students and Central Texas College through social media, e-mail bulletins and newsletters
- Use career and library services
- Volunteer for and participate in CTC activities and events
- Share your success and life events
- Receive special offers
- Give back
To learn more about the Alumni and Friends Association, please visit the CTC website at www.ctcd.edu.
There are approximately 22 officially recognized student clubs and organizations at CTC. They offer a variety of activities and interests for students, faculty and staff. Student organizations include political, social, special interest and recreational interests, along with international student clubs, honor societies and religious organizations. Their activities include discussion meetings, guest speakers, picnics and barbecues, fund-raising activities and field trips.
All student organizations and activities must conform to the educational objectives and administrative regulations of Central Texas College as stated in official documents and the Student Organization and Sponsors Handbook. All activities and fund-raisers must be cleared through the Student Life Activities office at least two weeks before the event. Club sponsors must ensure all club funds are deposited and disbursed properly through the club’s on-campus Agency Fund Account.
Those students interested in forming a club should contact the Student Life office at 526-1258 for additional information.
Student travel is recognized by Central Texas College as an essential activity of the institution’s educational and student activities programs. All travel for student groups must be made in accordance with the administrative provisions contained in CTC Board Document No. 367, Travel, Relocation and Other Reimbursable Expenses.
KNCT FM is a full power radio station that broadcasts at 91.3 MHZ with both a digital HD and analog signal. Digital 91.3 (1) and analog provide easy listening music. Digital 91.3 (2) provides a 24 hour classical music service. The stations also serve as a laboratory facilities for students enrolled in the Communication and Media Technology Degree Program. The stations are located in Building 109 on the Central Campus.
Child Development Center
The Central Texas College Child Development Center serves as a laboratory where CTC students can obtain practical experience and observe in a NAEYC accredited program. The Center, located on Clear Creek Road, is licensed for children ages 6 months - 5 years of age. A developmentally appropriate curriculum meets the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual needs of children. College students, faculty, staff and members of the community are welcome to enroll their children in this program.
The Central Texas College food service facilities are housed in the Anderson Campus Center (Bldg. 156). Their aim is to serve well-balanced and nutritional meals at the lowest cost. The food court, snack bar and bakery operation provide full meals or a la carte entrees Monday through Friday. Facilities are open to the public. Commuter meal cards are available for purchase from the Food Service office.
Each residence hall student is required to purchase the five-day, 15 meal plan. The board plan begins on the first day of classes and ends on the last day of the semester and is valid for use only by the purchaser. Each student will be issued a picture I.D. card ($5 charge for replacement). The meal card must be presented to the cashier before each meal. Students who leave their meal cards in the residence hall will be required to either pay for meals or go back and get their card before being allowed to eat.
The Campus Bookstore, located in the Anderson Campus Center (Bldg. 156) on the central campus, carries new and used textbooks, supplies, trade books and general merchandise for the convenience of students, faculty and staff.
A receipt is required to initiate a return, refund or exchange. In addition to the receipt, customers seeking a refund on items purchased with a credit or debit card must present the card used and the refund will be credited to the card. A cash refund will not be given for purchases made with a credit or debit card. All returns and exchanges are subject to the following guidelines:
Refund grace period
Starts on the first day of the semester or term and ends according to the schedule below:
- 14 calendar days for 12-week and 16-week courses
- 7 calendar days for 8-week or self-pace courses
To obtain a full refund, all items must be in their original state and/or packaging. Shrink-wrapped materials must remain sealed. Items must be clean. Items may not contain any markings or highlights.
No returns, refunds or exchanges are given on optional books, study guides, manuals, workbooks, or trade books. Do not purchase books unless you are certain you want them, regardless of their “required” status. No returns, refunds or exchanges will be given on supplies, CATE Center books, spiral-bound books, modules, gifts or software.
Buybacks are held every day and at the end of each Central Campus fall and spring semesters.
Central Texas College intramural sports offers a wide range of recreational opportunities for men, women and co-recreational participants. The Intramural Sports Office conducts league play in flag football, volleyball, basketball and softball. Competition in individual activities such as tennis, running, and basketball skills are also provided.
Students from CTC’s intramural sports programs also enter NIRSA regional competitions such as flag football and basketball with other colleges. A complete schedule of activities is available in the Intramural Sports Office located in the Physical Education Center. Open events in tennis and biannual 5K fun run/walks are available for surrounding communities as well as CTC students, faculty and employees.
Natatorium and Physical Education Center
The Central Texas College Natatorium and Physical Education Center is open during specified times for students’ use. Courts are available for basketball, volleyball, badminton and tennis. A weight room, equipped with free weights, weight machines, bicycles, treadmills and stair climbers is also available. Physical Education staff members are available to issue equipment and assist students, staff and faculty with a current CTC I.D. who wish to use the facilities.
CTC identification cards are required for use of equipment and facilities.
Central Texas College does not employ a nurse or physician. However, first aid kits are available in the Office of Student Life Activities located in the Student Center (Bldg. 106) student lounge/game room or the Campus Police office (Bldg. 137) directly behind Student Services (Bldg. 119). Each building coordinator also has a first aid kit. Further information is available in the Student Handbook.
Housing and Bacterial Meningitis
All first-time resident students, to include transfer students, must show evidence of being immunized against Bacterial Meningitis, at least 10 days prior to campus residency. Specific information regarding required vaccination documentation is included in the housing application. For more information regarding Bacterial Meningitis, refer to the “Important Information about Bacterial Meningitis” in the Admissions section of this Catalog.
Central Texas College operates a co-ed Residence Hall for 120 full-time students. Supervision is provided by a full-time Residence Hall Manager who is responsible for daily operations as well as part-time Resident Assistants who are readily available to assist residents as needed. Each student residing in the Residence Hall is responsible for respecting the rights of others and for maintaining an atmosphere conducive to study and to harmonious social life. The Residence Hall is closed during the Winter break and Spring break. Alternative housing arrangements will need to be made during this time. No exceptions will be made. The Residence Hall remains open for the convenience of students during the Thanksgiving holiday.
Requests for information about the Residence Hall or an application for a room should be addressed to the Residence Hall manager. Room requests are accepted up to six months in advance of the semester of expected enrollment at CTC. Applications are honored by semester on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Residence Hall is accessible to students with disabilities. Students requiring a room that accommodates a disability should notify the Residence Hall manager. Documentation of the disability should be made available to the Office of Disability Support Services for verification purposes.
Refer to the section of the Catalog "College Costs" for room and board rates.
Students-Parking Permit Required
All students (full or part-time) attending Central Texas College, including continuing education and distance education students who test on campus, who operate a motor vehicle on either the Central Texas College Central Campus and/or the Fort Hood Campus, regularly or occasionally, and all CTC faculty and staff members are required to obtain a parking permit for each vehicle they may drive and park on campus, including motorcycles. Parking permits are available anytime and can be obtained at the CTC Police Department, Building 137, directly behind Student Services, Building 119. Motorcycles are also required to display a parking permit and park in accordance with current campus parking rules and regulations. Parking spots marked “Official Use Only” require a special placard and employee parking permit at all times. Reserved parking spaces are limited to full-time faculty and staff members only. Reserved parking is enforced Monday through Friday 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. Vehicles found to be in violation of any campus, county or state regulation or law will be subject to a fine. Failure to pay a campus parking fine will result in a hold being placed on the student’s grades and/or transcripts. Additional information on parking is available online, in the CTC Student Handbook, semester class schedule bulletins or by calling the Campus Police at 526-1200.
Student ID cards
The CTC student ID is used for various campus facilities such as the library, computer labs, the physical fitness center and natatorium and student lounge/game room. CTC student ID cards are issued in the main lobby of the Student Services (Bldg. 119). Students must present a valid state or federally-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or military ID card and a copy of their paid CTC registration receipt. The first student ID card is free. A $5 fee is charged for each replacement. The replacement fee must be paid at the Business Office in Building 119 and the receipt brought to the student ID card section to receive a replacement card.
ID cards for students enrolled in distance learning courses will not be mailed. Student ID cards are available only through the CTC ID section located in Building 119.
Regardless of location, the Hobby Memorial Library offers a variety of essential services in-person and virtually. All services are available through the library’s webpage at http://www.ctcd.edu/. Click on Library under the Academics tab to access:
“Ask a Librarian” is an email service available 365 days a year. A librarian is available to answer questions. Responses will typically be sent within 24 hours of an inquiry.
Live Chat and Text available during the library’s open hours. Library users can ask questions and receive an immediate response. Text: 254-400-2275.
Online Databases provide access to full-text articles, E-books, and streaming video 24/7, 365.
Seminars: A library seminar shows students how to access and use library resources. Topics include: databases, library catalog, appropriate websites, and citation styles. Faculty may request a customized seminar tailored to instructional needs and assignments by completing the Request a Library Seminar form. Seminars are also available virtually.
Teaching Learning Center (TLC) is a drop in center for students to receive assistance in all areas of research and writing. Register for a virtual or in-person seminar, or make an appointment for an in-depth, one-on-one seminar with a librarian. Teaching.Learning@ctcd.edu
Research Assistance Paper Review Service (RAPRS) Submit papers for review and citation help online by clicking the Research Paper Review link from the Library’s home page.
Multimedia Lab has 50+ computers available for use with a CTC or government issued ID. Laptops and iPads are available for use within the library building. WIFI is available throughout the library.
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The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is designed to provide courses of military instruction which will permit volunteer, selected, male and female college students to prepare themselves for commissions as second lieutenants in the United States Army Reserve while they pursue academic courses leading to baccalaureate degrees. Specific courses are available to Central Texas College students through concurrent enrollment arrangements with Texas A&M University-Central Texas and may also be transferred to other universities with an advanced ROTC program. These courses may be taken without military obligation. Four-year ROTC scholarships are available for the CTC-TAMUCT ROTC program. For further information contact the Academic Advising Office at Central Texas College 254/526-1226 or the Military Science Department at Texas A&M University-Central Texas, 254/526-1676.