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COVID-19: Information for Students

COVID-19: Information for Students

COVID-19: Information for Students

As our fall semester begins on August 30, 2021, we are glad to share campus safety protocols, per changing Maryland public health guidelines.

  • HCC continues to offer both in person and remote services & classes
  • To ensure the health and safety of the college community, effective Monday, August 30, masks will be required indoors at all Hagerstown Community College facilities, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Vaccinations are strongly encouraged if able. National Vaccination Sites:
  • All students, employees and guests are asked to self-assess for COVID-19 symptoms
    • If you are sick, do not come to campus and communicate with your class in-person faculty.

Fall 2021 COVID-19 Student Vaccine Incentive Program (ends October 15)

Already Fully Vaccinated?

  • Fantastic! Complete this form to get your $100 (direct deposit or mailed check)
  • Bank more cash by referring fellow unvaccinated students to the Sept 8th HCC campus clinic (1-5pm)
    • For every unvaccinated student who lists YOU as their referring student AND who completes their vaccination series at the Sept 8th and Oct. 13th (if needed) clinics, HCC will give you an additional $100!

Not Yet Vaccinated?

  • Sign up TODAY to get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the October 13th HCC campus clinic so you are fully vaccinated by October 15th and get your $100 (direct deposit or mailed check)
    • Preregistration for the Oct 13 clinic is required – sign up now (12-5pm)– spots are limited!
    • Vaccines available: Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson (*only J&J qualifies for the $100 at the Oct 13th HCC clinic)
    • Students under 18 will need parental/guardian permission (details at pre-registration)
  • Bank more cash by referring fellow students to get vaccinated with you!
    • For every unvaccinated student who lists YOU as their referring student AND who completes their vaccination series at the Sept 8th and Oct. 13th (if needed) clinics, we will give you an additional $100!
  • Can’t make it to the Oct 13th clinic or want the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine? Find an off-campus clinic at TODAY, complete your vaccination series AND complete this form by October 15th to get your $100 (direct deposit or mailed check)

Program ends October 15, 2021. Participating students will receive their $100+ a few weeks later in the form of direct deposit or a mailed check to their address on file with HCC. Questions? Call 240-500-2526, email, or stop by the Dean of Students Office in the Student Center, Room 142. Download the incentive flyer here.

Fall 2021 HEERF III COVID-19 Student Relief Grants

We know the pandemic has altered life for students. HCC is committed to helping students during these uncertain times. The Department of Education issued Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) funds to HCC as part of the American Rescue Plan. During the fall semester, these funds will be issued as COVID-19 Relief Grants to all enrolled credit students, non-credit students enrolled in Adult Basic Education classes, and Workforce Solutions & Continuing Education students enrolled in classes leading to employability. Fall 2021 students need not apply to receive a COVID-19 Relief Grant. Grants will be allocated until funds are depleted.

Credit students can expect to receive their COVID-19 Relief Grant per the following timeline:

  • Students enrolled in 15 week classes or 1st 7.5 week classes - by early October
  • Students enrolled in only 12 week classes (with possible 2nd 7.5 week classes) – by the end of October
  • Students enrolled in only 2nd 7.5 week classes - by the end of November

Students signed up for direct deposit will receive grant funds up to 1-2 weeks quicker; credit students can sign up for direct deposit using Self-Service. Those not signed up for direct deposit will receive a check in the US mail; use your HCC student email account to send an email to to update your mailing address.

Non-credit students enrolled in Adult Basic Education classes and/or Workforce Solutions & Continuing Education classes that lead to an employment credential will receive COVID-19 Relief Grants as soon as their enrollment and attendance can be verified; note that these programs have various start and end dates between August and December, 2021.

COVID-19 Student Relief Grants are based on student enrollment and will be dispersed in increments of either $800 or $1200. These funds do not need to be repaid. It is undetermined if COVID-19 Relief Grants will be available for HCC students enrolled during the Spring 2022 term.

New Students

Please refer to the New Student Orientation page. Here you will find both in person and virtual Orientation options, and a recording of prior sessions.

Starting Classes

Finally, remember to log into D2L to begin your fall classes! From the HCC website, click “Current Students” followed by “D2l Learning Management System”. Your courses will be activated by your first day of class but some faculty may open courses earlier. You will find all of your course information on D2L. Review tutorials to help you navigate how to maximize D2L. Quick tip –use your D2L settings to set up email and text message reminders of when, for example, assignments/exams are due or graded. Take some time to explore D2L before classes begin!

As always, please let us know if you have questions or concerns as our summer sessions begins! Remember that late starting, accelerated classes begin September 20th and October 25th. See the Fall 2021 Important Dates calendar. Best wishes in your fall classes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Find answers to questions related to the what's happening at HCC during the COVID-19 situation. Click here.

Student Services Contact Information

Admissions 240-500-2238
Athletics 240-500-2451
Disability Support Services 240-500-2273
Financial Aid 240-500-2473
Internship/Job Services 240-500-2260
Learning Technologies (support) 240-500-2378
Student Activities 240-500-2225
Registration (Credit) 240-500-2240
Registrar/Records Office 240-500-2239
Veterans & Military 240-500-2377
Dean of Students Office 240-500-2526

BIT/Care Resources

Academic Divisions

Additional Resources

IT Help Desk

Students can reach the IT Help Desk by calling 240-500-2891, texting 240-329-4489, or emailing