Spring 2016 New Student Orientation

Welcome to HCC! We are excited about the new school year, and we want you to have a great start.  New Student Orientation (NSO) provides you with information about the college that will help you make a successful transition.  HCC is committed to your success and believes the NSO will be a critical experience in your journey with us. As a new student, it is mandatory to attend one full session. Online-only students are mandated to complete their New Online Student Orientation in Moodle.

  • Dates and times by major are located below.  Check the NSO Agenda to get a break down of the days events.
  • All sessions begin in the Fine & Performing Arts Building, Leslie Phillips Theater/Forum.
  • Students with disabilities or who require special accommodations should contact the Office for Students with Disabilities and Deaf Services at (413) 552-2417.
  • Student ID is required for Orientation.
  • To get a parking sticker you'll need to bring your driver's license and auto registration.
  • Utilize the Successful Student Checklist to assure you are fully prepared for your first week!
  • HCC at A Glance - is a quick reference guide about HCC's support services and programs available to you. You will receive a hard copy of this brochure the day of your Orientation session but it is always available online.
  • PVTA Bus Service - The P11 service during the days of New Student Orientation, will be leaving Springfield at Noon and arriving at HCC at 12:30, and then will pick students up to go back to Springfield at 5:30 p.m. For further questions please contact PVTA officials.

Questions?  Check out the FAQ's page or contact answers@hcc.edu or call the Student Affairs Office at (413) 552-2100.

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JANUARY 14 (1:00 - 4:30 PM)


  • Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Foundations of Health
  • Health, Fitness and Nutrition
  • Natural Resources
  • Sustainability - All Options

JANUARY 19 (1:00 - 4:30 PM)


  • Criminal Justice
  • Education - All Options
  • Forensic Science
  • Gender Studies
  • Human Services - All Options
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Women Studies


  • Communication, Media and Theater Arts - All Options
  • Creative Writing
  • Deaf Studies
  • Electronic Media
  • General Integrated Studies
  • Graphic Arts
  • Liberal Arts & Science
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts

JANUARY 21 (1:00 - 4:30 PM)


  •  Accounting 
  • Administrative Professional Studies
  • Business Administration - All Options
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Information Systems - All Options
  • Culinary Arts
  • Engineering
  • Food Service Management
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Sports Administration


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