Student Life

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Student Resources

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An interdisciplinary team of HCC faculty, staff, and Center for Human Development clinicians, the team supports the academic, emotional, and overall well-being of students and the campus community.

Career Closet

The Holyoke Career Closet seeks to provide appropriate business attire to students who have scheduled interviews for jobs and internships.


The Itsy Bitsy Child Watch Program provides short term care for children ages 6 weeks - 12 years old while their parents are on campus! Our trained and caring staff will provide supervision and age appropriate activities for the length of one HCC class at a time, or for the duration of an on-campus appointment (like advising, tutoring, or other support services or meetings). Details are available here.

The Kids' Place offers full-time childcare on the HCC campus for infant, toddler, preschool, and school-age children. Nationally accredited, quality programming is offered year-round, Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Community Partnership grants, vouchers, and contracted subsidies are available for eligible families. Contact or 413.538.7742.

Dining Services

Running on fumes? Pull up to the POD Express (near Student Activities in the Donahue building), or the Forum Cafe in the Fine & Performing Arts building. Planning a meeting? HCC caters to groups large and small.

Disability & Deaf Services

If you are a disabled or Deaf student, the Office of Students with Disabilities & Deaf Services (OSDDS) will help you access needed accommodations and support services. If you are a family member of a Deaf or disabled student, or an HCC faculty or staff person, OSDDS staff can provide consultation, information, and resources to help you support your student.

Food Pantry

No HCC student should go hungry! HCC offers a food pantry with groceries, as well as the Homestead Market on the second floor of Frost. SNAP is accepted for fresh food and produce, as well as canned and boxed basics, so you can skip the grocery store en route from college to home.

Homestead Market

The Homestead Market offers fresh produce, grab-and-go meals, food pantry essentials, and other household items. SNAP accepted!

Housing at AIC

We have an agreement with AIC that allows HCC students to live in residence halls and apartments on the AIC campus in Springfield. Click here for more info or contact Tom Stewart at or 413.552.2162.

Menstrual Equity

HCC provides access to free menstrual products at most buildings on campus.

Mental Health & Counseling

HCC's Mental Health Center offers a broad range of programs and services to assist students in dealing with life's challenges and stresses before they become insurmountable. 

Student Emergency Fund

Hit with an unexpected car repair or utility bill? Don't let it derail your education! The President's Student Emergency Fund was created to help HCC students stay on track.

Thrive Student Resource Center

Are you struggling with food or housing insecurity? Do you need help applying for SNAP or MassHealth benefits? Curious about how to balance your budget? Have questions about improving your credit? Are you dealing with legal issues? Thrive will help you create a plan to get you closer to achieving your goals and building a more stable future.


The Office of Veteran Services assists veterans, service members, and dependents in receiving education benefits, facilitating transition into our college, and providing support for academic success.

get involved

HCC has more than 40 student-run clubs and organizations. Find the one that's the right fit for you!


stay connected