Class Expansion

DATE: Wednesday, November 3, 2021

More than 50 percent of HCC classes will meet fully on campus next spring

HCC Campus Center with spring flowers

Registration is now open for Wintersession and spring 2022 semester classes at Holyoke Community College.

More than half of HCC classes next spring will meet fully on campus, up from about 30 percent this fall.

HCC's two-week Wintersession term begins Mon., Jan. 3, and runs until Fri., Jan. 14. The spring 2021 semester begins Mon., Jan. 24, with additional Flex Start dates on Feb. 14 (Spring Start II) and March 28 (Spring Start III).  

Full term spring classes run for 14 weeks. Spring Start II classes run for 12. Spring Start III classes run for seven.

"We're excited to continue the return to a more typical college experience for students in 2022," said Mark Hudgik, HCC director of Admissions. "We've increased the number of on-campus classes in response to student requests while maintaining a robust selection of online, remote, and hybrid classes."

Course formats fall into four categories: "On campus" classes meet 100 percent in person;" Online" courses are conducted entirely online; "Remote" classes combine scheduled virtual class meetings and online class work; "Hybrid" courses combine on-campus class time and online class work.

"We know that many students enjoy that flexibility and we're thrilled that they'll have the ability to choose the options that work best for them," Hudgik said." We expect many students' schedules to include a mix of on campus, remote, and online all at once."

All 15 community colleges in Massachusetts will require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 2022 before they can register for on-campus classes.

Students must submit proof of their vaccination before they will be allowed to register for on-campus classes.

Students who plan to register only for online or remote classes and do not intend to visit campus do not have to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

To sign up for a Wintersession class, please visit:

To sign up for Spring 2022, go to: