CODE @ TACC FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

General

Question: What are the dates of camp?
Answer: Sunday, June 11, 2017 (check-in) through Friday, June 16, 2017 (check-out)

Question: What are the ages of the CODE @ TACC participants?
Answer: Participants are rising juniors and seniors.

Question: Can parents/guardians get involved in the camp?
Answer: Parents are encouraged to attend final presentations on the last day of the program.

Question: What is the cost of camp?
Answer: CODE @ TACC is free to each participant. Your lunch and travel to activities is also provided at no cost during the camp.

Question: How can I contact the UT Austin CODE @ TACC Team?
Answer: Please feel free to email our office at k12@tacc.utexas.edu or call 512-232-0831.

Question: Who will be supervising my child during the camp?
Answer: Students will be supervised from 24/7 by UT approved student counselors. These approved counselors have cleared background checks (also checked through the national sex offender registry) and received child protection training.

Question: Should students bring their own computer or laptop?
Answer: Participants will not need to bring laptops from home. Laptops will be loaned to students during the program.

Housing

Question: Where will the students be staying during the course of the program?
Answer: Participants will be living on The University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas. Students will stay in Whitis court.

Question: What should students bring to the residential hall?
Answer: Participants will be provided with bed linen, and pillows however participants are responsible to bring their own toiletries (deodorant, hair products, etc).

Question: Will residential hall floors have mixed genders (females and males)?
Answer: Participant housing is separated by gender. There will be an all-male dorm and an all-female dorm.

Question: Can my child pick their roommate?
Answer: Program is designed to prepare students for college life, including getting to know a new roommate.

Question: What safety precautions are taken in the residence halls?
Answer: Whitis court residential hall requires card access to enter each building. Also, exits are alarmed and connected to University PD. Also, at least two counselors are assigned to sleep in each residential building.

Health

Question: What if my child has food allergies or special dietary needs?
Answer: Please let us know of any dietary restrictions so that food options will be offered to fit your student's dietary needs.

Question: What if my child needs to see a doctor?
Answer: We have an on campus health service for minor treatment (512-471-4955), Monday through Friday 8am – 5pm. For emergency treatment, students will be transported to St. David's North Austin Medical Center (12221 N. Mopac).

Clothing

(see dress code policy for what not to wear)
Question: Will students be able to wash clothes?
Answer: Participants will be able to wash clothes in their residential halls. Cost to wash is approximately $2.00. Laundry detergent and softener will be provided by camp.

Question: How many days of clothes should I bring?
Answer: Participants will be able to wash clothes in their residential halls therefore participants should bring one week's worth of clothes. Participants are also encouraged to bring comfortable shoes and "nice" dressy clothes for final presentations.

Question: What is the dress code?
Answer: During the week, students should bring comfortable and appropriate clothing for 90F during the day and 70F in the classrooms.

Leaving Campus/Having Visitors

Question: May I leave campus?
Answer: Participants will not be allowed to leave campus during the program. Also, adults (including counselors) are never allowed to be alone with participants.

Question: Can my child leave the camp early?
Answer: Participants will be unable to leave campus during the operating hours of the camp.

Question: Can my child have visitors during CODE @ TACC?
Answer: Participants will be unable to have visitors. Adults with access to our campers require background checks (also checked through the national sex offender registry) and training on protecting children from abuse. Also, adults (including counselors) are never allowed to be alone with a camper.