Accessibility

HCC is committed to accessibility and inclusion, and to ensuring that all are able to participate in college programs, activities, and events.

Following is information we hope you will find useful in planning your visit to HCC.

Students

The college provides reasonable accommodations to students with documented disabilities and those who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Student accommodations are arranged through the college's Office for Students with Disabilities & Deaf Services

Faculty & Staff

Accommodations for faculty and staff are arranged through HCC's Human Resources office. HR staff can be reached at 413.552.2554 or swomeldorf@hcc.edu.

Visitors

As a public institution, HCC welcomes thousands of visitors to our campus each year. Whether you are a prospective student (or a friend or family member) or here to attend a meeting, conference, or cultural event, we hope to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for an HCC event, please contact the event sponsor in advance of your visit. 

Parking & Getting Around

HCC offers plenty of parking with easy access to building entrances. A state-issued handicapped parking permit suffices for parking in designated accessible spaces on campus. Elevators are conveniently located in our six connected buildings to enable easy access to campus spaces.

Accessible Restrooms

Accessible restrooms can be found in the Bartley Center for Athletics & Recreation,  in the Donahue building, and in the Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development. Donahue and Kittredge connect to the other buildings in the center of campus. 

The Bartley Center for Athletics & Recreation

Wheelchair users can take advantage of the ADA-compliant SciFit cardio machine with a removable seat for wheelchair access, wheelchair ramp, and low support boots. There is an elevator to the second floor fitness studio and Braille signage throughout the building.

Holyoke Community College adheres to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 which states that "no qualified individual with a disability shall, solely on the basis of their disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity in higher education."