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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Fall classes will be provided in a variety of formats, including online, in-person, and hybrid classes. Class formats are subject to change, based on public health guidelines. View credit course listings at www.hagerstowncc.edu/self-service and non-credit courses at www.hagerstowncc.edu/webadvisor.

Modified Class Formats

In order to ensure a safe learning environment, many classes will be held online. For classes such as labs, clinicals, simulations, developmental courses, applied classes, adult literacy, English language learners, and performance-based classes, a combination of in-person and online classes will be held. Classes that do not require a hands-on component will meet fully online.

For courses that meet in person, classrooms have been adjusted to meet CDC guidelines to enforce social distancing, and campus cleaning and sanitization have been enhanced.

When scheduling classes through Self-Service, class formats will be identified as one of the following: 

  • Web - Fully online and may require scheduled virtual meetings times. 
  • Hybrid - Half of the class will meet on campus on a designated day and the other half will meet on campus on a different day. Your faculty member will contact you with your assigned day. On your non-campus day, you are expected to complete online work.
  • Lecture - Students are required to be on campus. 

Enhanced Health & Safety On Campus

To ensure the health and safety of everyone on campus, HCC is in the process of implementing the use of a phone app that will prompt students and employees to answer a brief health screening each day before entering campus. Until then, employees and students are reminded to avoid coming to campus if they exhibit any symptoms related to COVID-19. 

Classrooms have been adjusted to meet CDC guidelines to enforce social distancing, and campus cleaning and sanitization efforts have been greatly enhanced. Face masks are required on campus for employees, students, and visitors. 

Advising & Registration Resources

HCC students, new or returning, who know the classes in which they want to register for the fall semester, may visit HCC’s new Advising and Registration Zoom Room. Staff members will be available to assist students in navigating Self-Service and/or WebAdvisor to register for classes. The Zoom Room is available Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1 to 3 p.m.

Join the Advising and Registration Zoom Room: https://zoom.us/my/registrationlab 
Meeting ID number: 9970224120.

For more information, visit the Academic Advising page

Current Campus Operations

  • Campus offices are open Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; on Fridays, campus is closed and all staff work remotely. Students are invited to make phone, virtual (Zoom) or face to face appointments. 
    • To make an appointment, contact the following: 
      • Admissions: 240-500-2238 or text 240-892-7258
      • Advising: 240-500-2240 
      • Campus Store: 240-500-2633
      • Continuing Education: 240-500-2236
      • Finance: 240-500-2220
      • Financial Aid: 240-500-2473
  • Students coming to campus for face to face appointments are encouraged to bring their own mobile computing devices to limit use of campus computers. 
  • Student ID cards and parking permits are not being processed. 
  • Campus lounges and recreation areas are closed for use, except to students waiting for face to face appointments or transportation. The County Commuter continues to operate as scheduled.
  • Wait times in August will be longer than usual since more students are planning for their fall enrollment later than usual. Finalize your fall classes as soon as is possible to avoid wait times closer to the start of classes; payment is due within a week of registration. 

Campus Operations Beginning August 10

  • Campus offices will be open Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; on Friday, campus will be closed and all staff work remotely. Students are invited to make phone, virtual (Zoom) or face to face appointments. 
  • Students are welcomed to “walk-in” for services without an appointment; “walk-ins” should anticipate wait times since many students will have scheduled appointments.  Look for signage and follow social distancing guidelines on campus. 
  • Students coming to campus for face to face services are encouraged to bring their own mobile computing devices to limit use of campus computers. 
  • Campus lounges and recreation areas will be closed for use, except to students waiting for face to face appointments or transportation. The County Commuter continues to operate as scheduled.

Campus Operations Beginning August 17

  • Campus offices will be open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with all staff working on campus. Select offices will resume evening hours until 6:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday, including Admissions, Student Financial Aid, Finance, Academic Advising & Registration, Records, and the Campus Store. Students are invited to make phone, virtual (Zoom) or face to face appointments.  This will continue through the fall semester. 
  • Students coming to campus for appointments or as walk-ins are encouraged to bring their own mobile computing devices to limit use of campus computers. 
  • Campus lounges and recreation areas will be closed for use, except to students waiting for face to face appointments or transportation. The County Commuter continues to operate as scheduled.
  • New Student Orientation will be held prior to the start of classes. New students will receive email and text communication, once details are finalized.
  • The Library will resume normal hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm, Friday 8am-5pm. 
  • The Testing Center will resume normal hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm, Friday 8am-5pm, and remote hours on Sunday 12noon-5pm.  
  • The Learning Support Center will resume normal hours of operation: Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm, Friday 8am-5pm, and Saturday remote hours 9am-3pm

Campus Operations Beginning August 31

  • Fall classes begin with 15 week and first 7.5 week sessions. Classes that do not require a hands-on component will be held fully online. Classes that do require a hands on component will meet face to face in a socially distanced format. This includes labs, clinicals, simulations, applied classes, developmental, Adult Literacy, English Language Learners, and performance based classes.  Student should log into Self-Service to review updated information for each course.
  • Students on campus will be required to “check-in” when they arrive and before moving about campus. More details on this in the near future.
  • Students enrolled in fall classes are encouraged to have off-campus computer and internet access to minimize time spent on campus.
  • Students without webcam access will be required to make an appointment at the Testing Center to take exams; it is suggested students invest in webcam technology. 
  • Campus lounges will be open for limited study use and for students awaiting transportation. The County Commuter continues to operate as scheduled. 
  • Recreational areas, including the ARCC and Fitness Center and portions of the Student Center, will remain closed to general student and public use. 
  • A very limited selection of food and drinks will be available in the Hawk Cafe. Students will need to bring food and drink they require with them. 
  • Student ID cards and parking permits will resume being processed.