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.)
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.
Got research questions? Our librarians have answers, and they're available by phone or Zoom. Get started by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to use a computer or get assistance in person? Reserve study time in the Library.
Need a computer or wifi at home? Chromebooks, WiFi hotspots, and graphing calculators are available to current students.
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 email@example.com.
Additionally, you always have access to the IT Help Desk:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your family is facing food insecurity, barriers to internet access, or financial challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic, HCC is here to help.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
p.o.d. (provisions on demand)
springfield adult learning center @ stcc
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.|
Arts & Humanities
To contact Kim Hicks (dean) or Mary Starzyk (administrative assistant), or to set up a Zoom appointment, please send us an email.
Health Sciences & Culinary Arts
email@example.com (Email for Zoom info)
Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
firstname.lastname@example.org (Email for Zoom info)