Fall 2020 and spring 2021 classes will be held remotely, and campus offices are continuing to work remotely. | COVID-19 information

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Rachel Rubinstein

Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

Academic Affairs

Frost 321

413.552.2226 (Tel)

Tony Sbalbi

Dean of Student Services

Student Services

Frost 224

413.552.2391 (Tel)

Remote Resources

In accordance with guidelines from the state of Massachusetts, HCC is continuing to protect our community by teaching, working, and learning remotely. We are also limiting on-campus foot traffic in order to maximize social distancing and keep our staff and students healthy.

Our student support services are still accessible via phone, email, and other remote interactive options, including Zoom, Webex, and Google chat.

Explore the links below to find info about tech support, the food pantry, free mental health resources, tips for remote learning, and more. (Plus, get caught up on community messages from HCC President Christina Royal, learn how to protect yourself from coronavirus, and find answers to even more questions.)

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Yes, you can still access tutoring provided virtually by HCC's Center for Academic Program Support (CAPS) and our Library! Explore the info below on ways to connect with writing, math, and general education tutors, and keep scrolling for info about contacting Advising or the research pros at the Library.

center for academic program support (caps)

413.552.2584 
caps@hcc.edu
Zoom
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advising

413.552.2722 
advisingcenter@hcc.edu (Email for Zoom office hours info)
Visit page for details

library

Got research questions? Our librarians have answers, and they're available by phone or Zoom. Get started by sending an email to library@hcc.edu.

The Library is currently closed to walk-ins. While supplies last, pre-reserved Chromebooks, WiFi hotspots, and graphing calculators are available to current students. Students can pick up at the flag circle at HCC, request home delivery, or request by mail.

tech support

Struggling with virtual technology? We've got your back.

HCC's Multi-Environment Resource Consultants (MERC) is a qualified team of students who are ready to help you with any technology related questions. This includes Zoom; Moodle; Google apps, calendar, and email; Online Services; DegreeWorks; Microsoft Office; and any other technology related issues you might have. Click here to contact MERC or email merc@hcc.edu

Additionally, you always have access to the IT Help Desk:

413.552.2075
helpdesk@hcc.edu

remote learning tips

Learning virtually might feel intimidating. We've gathered a few simple tips and best practices to help you be successful!

borrow a free hotspot/chromebook/graphing calculator

The HCC Library is closed to walk-ins, but while supplies last, pre-reserved Chromebooks, WiFi hotspots, and graphing calculators are available for free to current students. Students can pick up at the flag circle at HCC, request home delivery, or request by mail. Got more questions? Connect with a librarian by sending an email to library@hcc.edu.

If your family is facing food insecurity, barriers to internet access, or financial challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic, HCC is here to help.

food

HCC's food bank is still actively providing food for our students in need. Food pickup is available by appointment. Call 413.552.2783 or email thrive@hcc.edu to set up your pickup time. Click here for more details.

Need help applying for SNAP benefits (food stamps)? Please contact Luiz Perez at the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts by calling 413.247.9738 ext. 125. Leave your info, and Luiz will return your call. Applications can be completed over the phone.

Have more questions about food or housing insecurity? Call 413.552.2783 or email thrive@hcc.edu.

internet

The HCC Library is closed to walk-ins, but a limited number of pre-reserved Chromebooks, WiFi hotspots, and graphing calculators are available for free to current students. Students can arrange for pick-up at the flag circle at HCC, request home delivery, or request by mail, by clicking here.

financial emergencies

Many members of our community are facing sudden job loss and other financial challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The President's Student Emergency Fund was set up so that students facing unexpected financial hardships can continue their studies and successfully complete their coursework. Click here to apply.

mental health resources

It's normal to feel anxiety and stress in times of uncertainty, but please know you are not alone!

Our WellConnect Student Assistance Program offers FREE 24/7 phone mental health counseling, as well as health and wellness coaching, legal consultation, and a variety of other services. You can find comprehensive information about their services, and directions on accessing WellConnect content online, at hcc.edu/wellconnect. They can also be reached at 866.640.4777 (voice/TTY).

If you'd like to speak to someone at HCC, please reach out to the office of Student Affairs at 413.552.2231.

domestic/dating violence

Are you worried about someone or do you have questions about domestic or dating violence? Do you recognize warning signs of an unhealthy relationship? Do you need help or support? SafeLink is Massachusetts' statewide 24/7 toll-free domestic violence hotline. Call 877.785.2020 or 877.521.2601 (TTY) to speak with a bilingual (English/Spanish) advocate.

Fall 2020 New Student Orientation will be hosted online. At the educational planning session, the advisor will register you for orientation. Information about the online orientation will be emailed to you in mid-August 2020.

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admissions

Fully remote
413.552.2321
admissions@hcc.edu (Email for Zoom info)
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advising, career & transfer center

Fully remote
413.552.2722 (for advising appointments & Zoom info)
advisingcenter@hcc.edu (for general advising questions)
Virtual transfer visits
Virtual transfer appointments 
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affirmative action/title ix

Fully remote 
413.552.2173 
okynard@hcc.edu
Visit page for details 

assessment center

Fully remote
413.552.2015
assessment@hcc.edu
Visit page for details

bartley center

Closed

bookstore

Closed
413.552.2521
sm8341@bncollege.com

the bunker/veterans' lounge

Fully remote
413.552.2314
bunker@hcc.edu
Visit page for details

center for academic program support (caps)

Fully remote
413.552.2584 
caps@hcc.edu (Email for Zoom info)
Visit page for details

computer labs

In keeping with Governor Baker's stay-at-home advisory, computer labs will not be open at this time. However, Chromebooks and hotspots are available through the Library for pickup or mailing.

financial aid

Fully remote
413.552.2150 
financialaid@hcc.edu (Email for Zoom info)
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gateway to college

Fully remote
413.552.2370 
vostrowski@hcc.edu
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hcc mgm culinary arts institute

Closed
413.552.2823
sgraves@hcc.edu

human resources

Fully remote
413.552.2554
swomeldorf@hcc.edu
Visit page for details

it helpdesk

413.552.2075
helpdesk@hcc.edu

jump start programs

Fully remote
413.552.2005 
afunk@hcc.edu

kittredge center

Fully remote 
413.552.2587 
jhayden@hcc.edu
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library

The Library is closed to walk-ins. While supplies last, pre-reserved Chromebooks, WiFi hotspots, and graphing calculators are available to current students. Students can pick up at the  flag circle at HCC, request home delivery, or request by mail.  

Connect with a librarian by sending an email to library@hcc.edu.

ludlow area adult learning center

Fully remote

office for students with disabilities & deaf services

Fully remote
osd@hcc.edu (Email for Zoom info)
Visit page for details & additional contact info

p.o.d. (provisions on demand)

Closed

springfield adult learning center @ stcc

Fully remote

strive/trio student support services

Counselors are available remotely during the following times. Contact to schedule a session outside of these times.

Monday – Friday  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

student accounts

Fully remote
413.552.2101
studentaccounts@hcc.edu (Email for WebEx & Google Hangout info)
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student records/registrar

Fully remote
413.552.2319
registrar@hcc.edu (Email for Zoom info)
Visit page for details

thrive center/food pantry

Food pickup available by appointment
413.552.2783
thrive@hcc.edu
Visit page for details

veterans services

Fully remote
veterans@hcc.edu
413.552.2265

wellconnect

866.640.4777 (voice/TTY)
Visit page for details

Arts & Humanities
To contact Kim Hicks (dean) or Mary Starzyk (administrative assistant), or to set up a Zoom appointment, please send us an email.

Business & Digital Learning
Hospitality & Culinary Arts

businessdl@hcc.edu (Email for Zoom info)
413.552.2274

Health Sciences
healthsciences@hcc.edu

Nursing
hccnursing@hcc.edu

Social Sciences
socialscience@hcc.edu (Email for Zoom info)

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
stem@hcc.edu (Email for Zoom info)


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Teaching & Working Remotely

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Learning Remotely

Resources and tips for learning remotely.

ask a question

Got a question about HCC? Chat with us! 
M-F 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

connect


Rachel Rubinstein

Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

Academic Affairs

Frost 321

413.552.2226 (Tel)

Tony Sbalbi

Dean of Student Services

Student Services

Frost 224

413.552.2391 (Tel)