Snow Closing
Holyoke Community College will be closed on Wednesday, November 26th due to inclement weather. There will be no day or evening classes. The college will re-open on Monday, December 1st.

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QUICK CONTACT INFORMATION

Academic Affairs Office (FR 317)
Change your major or find your advisor.
Go online to find your advisor by logging into My Online Services
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(413) 552-2770

Admissions & Welcome Center (FR 221)
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday  8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday  8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(413) 552-2321 (Admissions)
(413) 552-2000 (Welcome Center)
admissions@hcc.edu

Advising Center (FR 273)
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday  8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday  8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(413) 552-2722
advisingcenter@hcc.edu

Campus Police (Public Safety)
All in regards to public safety and lost and found.
(413) 552-2400
hccpd@hcc.edu

Disability & Deaf Services (DON147)
Provides assistance to students with documented disabilities.
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(413) 552-2417
osdds@hcc.edu

Financial Aid (FR 201)
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday  8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday  8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(413) 552-2150
financialaid@hcc.edu
*
Hours are subject to change, for up-to-date schedules go to the Financial Aid page.

WellConnect
Student Wellness (Student Assistance Program)
HCC provides free, comprehensive wellness services through the WellConnect Student Assistance Program, including one-on-one, 24/7 mental health counseling; legal assistance; budget, debt and financial counseling; new parent coaching and more.
(800) 326-6142
www.wellconnect.cuthrive.com
Students in need of assistance on-campus Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm should contact Student Affairs (FR224) at (413) 552-2390.

Veteran's Center - The Bunker (FR 149)
A space for veterans to study and socialize.
Here veterans will receive great support and access to many helpful resources.
(413) 552-2314

CAMPUS RESOURCES

Bartley Center - Athletics (BC 204)
Monday-Friday 6:00a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
(413) 552-2161
bartleycenter@hcc.edu

Bookstore (Campus Center - below the Food Court)
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.*
(413) 552-2521
bookstore@hcc.edu
Online Purchases
 (www.ehccbookstore.com)
*Hours are subject to change, for up-to-date schedules go to the website.

CAPS & Tutoring Services (DON 240)
Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Math until 3:00 p.m.)
(413) 552-2584 / (413) 552-2416
cboucher@hcc.edu / afletcher@hcc.edu
Online tutoring service: E-Tutoring (www.etutoring.org)

Center for Career Development (KC 322)
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(413) 552-2597 (Career Services)
(413) 552-2322 (Co-op Program)
careercenter@hcc.edu

Have questions about your career future?

We can help you with...

  • Exploring career fields
  • Choosing a college major
  • Finding full-time or part-time jobs
  • Obtaining a Co-op or internship placement
  • Locating colleges for transfer
  • Writing a resume or application letter
  • Preparing for a job interview
  • Career Workshops

Dining Services

Food Court (Campus Center - 2nd Floor)
Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

POD (Next to the Student Lounge in Donahue)
Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Forum Cafe
(Leslie Phillips Theater Lobby)
Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
(413) 552-2130
mpronovost@hcc.edu

ESL (English as a Second Language) (DON 203)
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(413) 552-2553
gmontero@hcc.edu

Health Services (FR 101)
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(413) 552-2401
healthservices@hcc.edu

Library (DON 202)
Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
(413) 552-2372
library@hcc.edu
www.hcc.edu/library
Text us your question at 413-282-8552

Why go to the HCC Library?

  • To take advantage of all the resources and databases HCC offers.
  • To get good quality information for your papers.
  • Not everything is on the Internet and what is on the Internet is not always true or free.
  • Online library resources are available 24/7.
  • Real, live experts can help you use HCC library.

What do you need to borrow at HCC Library? A HCC ID card

Checkout: You'll need your HCC ID card, so don't leave home without it. You can check out books at the circulation desk on the first floor of the Library.

Renew: You can renew books from any computer with Internet access. Come in and ask us!

All students are entitled to full access to the HCC Library and accept the obligations and responsibilities that this courtesy entails.

Online Learning (MRB 229)
Online courses provide students more flexibility with their time and schedules. Online or brick and click courses provide an additional option for pursuing a college education.
(413) 552-2236
onlineprograms@hcc.edu
Advising: online@hcc.edu

Open Lab hours (DON 142 / DON 144)
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Evening: 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.

Placement Testing & Student ID Cards (FR 271)
Students can retest in English or Math if applicable.
(413) 552-2055
assessment@hcc.edu

Student Activities (DON 103)
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.
(413) 552-2418/(413) 552-2060
egolen@hcc.edu /  czinter@hcc.edu

Student Records & Registrar (FR223)
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.
(413) 552-2319
registrar@hcc.edu

Transfer Affairs (FR 273)
Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:00 pm
(413) 552-2498
mbroadbent@hcc.edu

Support Programs

  • ALANA - Men in Motion (DON 240A)
    Provides academic support, mentoring, counseling, networking and community-building to African American, Latino, Asian and Native American men.  (413) 552-2416
  • First Year Experience [FYE] (FR 240)
    If you are a new student working toward an Associate's Degree, the First Year Experience (FYE) program is designed to help you successfully transition to college and achieve your academic goals.  (413) 552-2268
  • Multicultural Academic Services [MAS] (FR262)
    Supports students who have participated in Avanza2College, students enrolled in HCC's ESL program, and other students from diverse backgrounds.  (413) 552-2539
  • New Directions & Veteran Services (FR 232)
    Free support program designed to help non-traditional female students age 24 and older, including young mothers, veterans, current military personnel, and their family members.  (413) 552-2346
  • Nursing Success Program (MRB 138)
    At Holyoke Community College you will find a variety of supportive services if you are pursuing a career in nursing or are currently enrolled in the nursing programs.  (413) 552-2271
  • Pathways (FR264)
    If you are a strong, committed student from an underrepresented group or a veteran, the Pathways Program can help you excel at HCC-and then transfer to a selective four-year college.  (413) 552-2857
  • STRIVE [Students Together Reach Visions of Excellence] (DON235)
    Provides ongoing academic and personal assistance to students who are first generation to college or low-income or have a documented disability.  (413) 552-2505

COLLEGE SUCCESS TIPS

DISCOVER DegreeWorks!
Degree audit software for students.

Now you can easily:

  • Track your progress towards your degree or certificate
  • Know what courses are needed to complete your degree
  • View your transcript chronologically and categorically
  • Create change-of-major scenarios

Try DegreeWorks now! Go to www.hcc.edu/myhcc and select Online Services. You'll find the link to DegreeWorks along with the Quick Start Video and Quick Start Guide to help you get the most out of this powerful software.

GETTING HELP

The Center for Academic Program Support (CAPS)

Things you need to know:

  • It's FREE to all HCC students.
  • CAPS' three centers include: Tutoring, Writing/ESL, and Math.
  • You can get help online in math, writing, accounting, statistics, life sciences, and radiology at www.etutoring.org.
  • Study groups and ongoing study skills workshops are also available.
  • You don't have to have a low GPA to seek help. Studies show that the students who are doing well in school are more likely to seek help at CAPS.
  • HCC students can work as tutors.
  • You can drop in or make an appointment to see a tutor.

Academic Advising & Transfer

Every matriculated student enrolled in credit courses at the college is assigned to a faculty member for the purpose of academic advising. Together the student and the advisor plan the student's program of study during the Advising Period in the fall and spring and then register for classes during (V.I.P.) Priority Registration for the next semester. The final responsibility for selecting courses fulfilling graduation requirements rests solely with the student.

Looking to transfer to a four-year college or university? Visit the Transfer Counseling Services Office where you will receive all relevant information and guidance for a smooth transition to the next steps in your educational future.

HCC STUDENT HANDBOOK

HCC encourages all students to familiarize themselves with the information and policies described in the Student Handbook. Contents include Academic Policies, Campus Conduct Policies (which includes the Substance Abuse Prevention Policy among others), Right to Know, information about the confidentiality of students' records under the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA), General Policies & Procedures, Financial Information, and Student Resources & Programs. You may access the Student Handbook online.  If you are unable to access the Student Handbook online, pick up a print copy from Student Services in FR 224.

PARKING AT HCC

Parking Rules and Regulations can be found online.  Parking is allowed for students in designated lots and within lined areas only (not on curbs, grass, or snow banks) as listed below:

From 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • STUDENTS: Lots A, B, C, D, M, N, O, P, Q, R, and S
  • D-Lot is a car pool lot until 10 am need more than one person in vehicle
  • Q-Lot has shuttle, M-F 7:30 am - 3 pm

From 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

  • STUDENTS: Lots A, B, C, D, E, F, H, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, and S
  • DISABLED PARKING: G-Lot-BY PERMIT ONLY
  • VISITORS LOTS:  No student parking allowed anytime.

PAYING FOR COLLEGE

Applying for financial aid is easier than you think!!! The HCC Financial Aid Office is here to help you! You can apply and submit federal financial aid forms directly from our office computer.

Access to Financial Aid

Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • The FAFSA is submitted electronically www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • Self-service computers available in the Financial Aid Office (FR 201)


Meet Deadlines 

  • HCC has a financial aid priority deadline (May 1st)
  • If you missed the May 1st FAFSA deadline, you should apply NOW!
  • Same FAFSA deadlines are in effect for spring semester.


Don't forget that in addition you should:

  • Promptly respond to all requests for additional information.
  • Sign and return all award letters offering aid.
  • Notify the financial aid office about funding from another source (i.e. Scholarship organization)

Keeping Financial Aid

You must maintain specific academic standards to be eligible for financial aid.

To be eligible for financial aid you must make "Satisfactory Academic Progress" (SAP) as defined by federal guidelines and HCC policy.  The SAP policy requires you to maintain a certain GPA and also successfully complete two-thirds of the coursework attempted.

There is a limit for how long you can receive financial aid.

There is a financial aid policy that requires you to complete your program of study with 150% of the time normally required to complete the degree or certificate.

You can lose some of your financial aid if you withdraw from ALL courses.

Did you know?

  • Students must apply for financial aid each academic year.
  • You do not have to be a full-time student to receive financial aid.
  • You can receive a student loan even if you do not demonstrate "need" on the FAFSA.
  • You may receive more financial aid than the cost of your tuition, fees, and books.
  • Financial aid cannot pay for your books or health insurance without your permission.
  • A "W" (withdrawal) doesn't affect you GPA, but an "F" (fail) does and either one may put your Financial Aid in jeopardy.
      

GET CONNECTED!

Login to services at MyHCC to stay informed!

HCC uses e-billing and email communication. To see your bill you must go to Online Services at www.hcc.edu/myHCC.  Billing reminders and other important messages will be sent to your HCC email address. Be sure to check it regularly!

E-mail (Powered by Google)
Moodle (Online, Blended Classes (½ online, ½ on-site) and Online-Enhanced classes)
Online Services (Grades, Registration, DegreeWorks, Online Bill Pay)
RAVE Alert System (Login to RAVE to receive texts, emails, and/or phone calls when there is an emergency on campus, early opening or closing due to snow and more!)

NEED HELP???
helpdesk@hcc.edu; (413) 552-2075

 

Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 538-7000