About HCC

Campus Closures & Delayed Openings

The easiest — and speediest — way to find out if campus is closed is to update your contact information in Rave, HCC's alert notification system. Rave can send text, email, and/or phone alerts, but only if we have your up-to-date contact information. In addition to Rave alerts, campus closings or delayed openings are posted on the college website and on Facebook and Twitter. Make sure to follow us for notifications!

Delays or closings due to inclement weather are also available on HCC's Weather Hotline at 413.552.2900, ext. 1418. Please do not call the college switchboard for this information, as an operator may not be available.

The following media outlets carry announcements of closings and delays:


KIX 100.9 FM
WHMP 96.9 FM, 1400/1240 AM
WHYN   93.1 AM, 560 AM
WRSI 93.9 FM



Note: Closures or delayed openings of the Holyoke Public Schools does not mean there will be a closing or delayed opening at HCC. The radio or television station must announce "Holyoke Community College."

Delayed Openings

If there are 45 minutes or more remaining in a class or lab, it will start at the time the campus opens. For example: If HCC has delayed opening until 10 a.m. and you have a class scheduled from 9:30-10:45 a.m., that class will meet from 10-10:45 a.m. If you had a class scheduled from 9-9:50 a.m., that class will not meet.