Limited Student Services Return to TCC’s Metro Campus; Administrators Reflect on Response

Tulsa Community College now has limited student services at the TCC Metro Campus following a fire in June that closed down the building and forced the relocation of nearly 4,000 students, faculty, and staff.  The TCC staff at Metro Campus are assisting students with fall enrollment. Fall classes begin on Aug. 19. 

The limited student services is the first step, in what will be a two-week transition period, of moving TCC staff back to the Metro Campus with all services to be fully operational by Aug. 5. 

Students are in the final week of summer classes and will remain at Northeast, Southeast and West campuses where they were relocated following the fire. 

The Main Academic Building, the Student Union and the Philips Building at TCC’s Metro Campus were impacted by an electrical fire on June 17. All three buildings are open following repairs; restoration and clean-up; and extensive equipment and environmental safety tests. 

TCC academic leaders and administrators came up with a plan to relocate and resume classes just two days after the fire, providing shuttles for Metro students to get to other campuses.

Sean Weins, Vice President for Administration and Chief Technology Officer, reflected on the crisis response recently at the TCC Board of Regents meeting. Weins presented a timeline encompassing the various offices involved after the fire, including Information Technology, Physical Facilities and Campus Police. He also presented the costs associated with the fire, which were covered by insurance.

To view the timeline, click here.