Public Information and Government Relations

Live Your Story @ HCC

Students come to Hagerstown Community College from all walks of life, and each has a unique story. Many students come directly from high school, while others come back later in life to get a degree or train for a new career. Some students have families and full-time jobs. Others want a good start to transfer to a four-year university. But, all of these students have a desire to create a rewarding life. And, HCC has the options and resources to help them succeed.  

HCC Go Far Contest

Thank you to all students who participated! HCC is looking for 2017 spring graduates that have been accepted to four-year universities and colleges to feature on its website and social media! Contest Rules Take a photo with your acceptance letter(s) or gear Post it publicly to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter Tag it @hagerstowncc and #HCCGoFar Post using #HCCGoFar are only visible if privacy settings are set to public. Those who prefer not to post publicly, but would still like to participate in the contest can send the photo to All submissions will be featured on HCC’s Go Far page at and some on HCC’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Two students will be selected to win a $25 Amazon giftcard. Contest Eligibility All currently enrolled students are eligible to participate. All entries must fully adhere to Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook terms and conditions. Social contests are not administered by Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Contests are judged by a panel of HCC staff from the Public Information and Government Relations Office (PIGR). The judges’ decision is final. Winners will be contacted by the PIGR office with instructions on how to pick up his/her prize. Submissions will be accepted the entire month of April. The last day to submit a photo is Sunday, April 30, at 11:59 p.m.

HCC Casting Call

The Public Information and Government Relations Office (PIGR) at HCC conducts two professional photo shoots per year. The photos are used in HCC marketing materials such as social media, the HCC website, online and print ads, etc., for the next year as part of HCC’s annual marketing campaign. During the casting call interested students can register to be considered for participation in the photo shoot. Fall Casting Call 2017 Wednesday, September 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. AND Thursday, September 28, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration table located in the Student Center lobby. How are students chosen for the photoshoot? A limited number of students from the casting call are selected to participate in the photoshoot. Students who are chosen must be in good academic, behavioral, and financial standing with the college. When is the photo shoot? The photo shoot will take place on Thursday, October 5, from 2 to 5 p.m. The schedule will be determined by the weather forecast. Where is the photo shoot? The photo shoot will take place on HCC’s main campus. Photos will be taken indoors and outdoors. Once the date is determined, someone from the PIGR team will contact students regarding where to meet on campus. What kind of photos will I be in? There are two photographers that will be selecting students to be in individual and group photos. Some photos will be posing, while others will be action shots walking, talking, studying, etc. What should I wear to the photo shoot? Students should dress for a casual school day. Please do not wear items with large logos or bright distracting colors or patterns. Jeans, khakis, skirts, sweaters, blouses, sneakers, and sandals, are all acceptable. Students are encouraged to bring a backpack, tote, tablet, laptop, cell phone and/or books. Questions? Contact the HCC Public Information Office at

Family Fun Walk

Gather your friends, family, and coworkers and form a team of walkers for a one-mile Family Fun Walk on Tuesday, September 20, at 4:30 p.m.!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 4:30pm

Earth Day Celebration

HCC will celebrate Earth Day beginning with campus clean-up at 8:30, followed by the Fountain Ceremony at 12:30 p.m. in front of the Career Programs Building. A presentation on recycling and sustainability will be given at 1 p.m. in the Student Center by HCC Biology student Scott Gregory.

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 8:30am

HCC's 70th Anniversary - September 2016

This September, Hagerstown Community College celebrated 70 years of service to the community and marked 50 years at the Robinwood campus. Events included: Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament Black Rock Golf Course Friday, September 16 Week-long Celebration on Campus Monday, September 19 - 40s, 50s, 60s Theme in the Student Center Alumni speakers, root beer floats, and history trivia kick-off "Zoot Suit" dance performance by HCC alum Allen Calvert Tuesday, September 20 - 70s Theme in the Student Center Free Family Fun Walk from HCC to Meritus Medical Center - donations benefited the American Heart Association Wednesday, September 21 - 80s Theme in the Student Center Student Life Fair HCC Dance Company performance Thursday, September 22 - 90s Theme in the Student Center Faculty/Staff vs. Students Volleyball Game and Kona Ice Truck 70th Anniversary Gala & Dinner Dance Fountain Head Country Club