Student Affairs

College Policies

HCC's Board of Trustees has approved numerous governing policies for the administrative operations of the college. The following list includes those policies that relate specifically to students. Policies Anti-Discrimination Policy 4042 Code of Student Conduct Policy 4040 Communicable Disease Policy 8041 Copyright Infringement Policy 8074 Dean’s List Eligibility Policy 4021 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Free Speech and Peaceful Demonstrations Policy 8068 Honor Code Policy 4050 Involuntary Course Withdrawal Policy 4011 Parking and Traffic Policy 8050 Sexual Assault Policy 8071 Sexual Harassment Policy 8069 Social Media Policy 8095 Student Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy 4041 Student Honors Program Policy 4024 Tobacco Free Policy 8030 Use of Computing, Network and Communications Resources Policy 5093 View the full Board of Trustees Policy Manual. Guidelines & Handbooks Bulletin Board Posting Guidelines Social Media Guidelines Student Guidebook

TRiO Student Support Services

TRiO Student Support Services (TRiO SSS) at HCC is designed to help students who are low-income, are a first-generation student, or have a disability. As a federally funded program, TRiO SSS provides extra support to a select group of students to help them achieve their personal, educational, and financial goals. TRiO SSS offers: Tutoring Goal setting and academic advising Cultural events Computers and support at the TRiO Study Center Academic skills workshops Life skills workshops Transfer and career planning workshops Information and resources for financial aid FAFSA assistance Trips to four-year schools Induction and recognition ceremonies Grant aid Students admitted as TRiO SSS participants must be pursuing an associate degree or be enrolled in a certificate program at Hagerstown Community College. Apply online  Apply for the TRiO Student Support Services Program

Student Activities & Student Life

New HCC students are often surprised by how much there is to do on campus outside the classroom. The College supports an active social life combined with academics. There is a wide variety of sports teams and campus clubs for students to get involved with and make new friends. Listed below are campus locations where students typically go to study, relax, eat, and socialize.  Student Center Home to HCC's Student Government Association and Student Activities Office; HCC's Dean of Students; and the TRiO Student Support Services Program. Renovation and expansion of the existing Student Center began on Sept. 12, 2014. The renovation will continue throughout the next year and will finish in fall 2015. The Student Center will remain open during construction, however, various departments and services have been relocated to other buildings on campus until the renovation is complete. Learn more at Valley Eatery HCC's premier cafeteria located on the upper level of the Career Programs Building (CPB) next to The Merle S. Elliott Continuing Education and Conference Center. Featuring HDTV, Wi-Fi hookup, indoor and outdoor seating, and a full-service deli, salad bar, pizza bar, and more. Hours and menu options available at William M. Brish Library HCC’s Brish Library collections include over 50,000 titles in all subjects taught at the college, with resources in books, periodicals, and CDs and DVDs. Electronic collections include 35 databases with over 18,000 journals, over 28,000 e-books, and more than 7,500 e-films. The library is located on the second floor of the Learning Resource Center (LRC). Tables, couches, private student booths, and computer terminals are available for student use. Learn more at Learning Support Center The Learning Support Center (LSC) provides academic support to all students taking credit and non-credit classes at HCC. Support includes drop-in tutoring (for individuals), supplemental instruction by trained staff, workshops, and staff- and peer-led study groups for a variety of subjects. Study rooms, computers/printers, labs, and lounge areas are available for student use in the LSC. Learn more at Athletic, Recreation and Community Center The Athletic, Recreation and Community Center (ARCC) at HCC is available to fill the fitness and recreation needs of all HCC students, HCC employees, program participants, and the community. It houses the HCC Athletic Department, the HCC Fitness Center, and the Washington County Recreation Department, and all outdoor sporting areas. Learn more at

HCC awards 538 degrees and certificates in largest graduation ceremony


(Release: May 16, 2011) - Hagerstown Community College held its 64th annual commencement on Saturday, May 14, at 9:30 a.m. in the Athletic, Recreation, and Community Center. HCC President Dr. Guy Altieri and members of the board of trustees presented 538 degrees and certificates to HCC’s largest graduating class ever, before a crowd of more than 2,000 people.