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Student Life



Congratulations to the HCC graduates of the classes of 2020 and 2021! Join us to watch our virtual commencement celebration.

'Relentless Spirit'

Saturday, June 5, 2021

President Christina Royal recounted tales of student persistence and alumni success to inspire graduates as they get ready to move on with their educations, lives and careers.

'HCC prepared me'

Saturday, June 5, 2021

In her Commencement speech, Tugce Kuruca '21 talked about being an immigrant from the slums of Turkey who found academic success at HCC thanks to the help of faculty and staff.

'Take Action'

Saturday, June 5, 2021

HCC professor Vanessa Martínez advised graduates to look inward to discover their passions and then take on small projects to help improve their communities.

'Pórtate Bien'

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Associate Professor Raúl Gutierrez invoked wisdom from his grandmother, telling the classes of 2020 and 2021 to "Behave well" – "carry yourself with compassion and love."