COVID-19: Information for Students
COVID-19: Information for Students
As our summer semester begins on Monday, May 24th, we are glad to share changing campus safety protocols, per changing Maryland public health guidelines.
- Use of the GoEvo app or a GoEvo computer station on campus is discontinued.
- Students, employees and campus guests are asked to self-assess for coronavirus symptoms. If you are sick, do not come to campus and communicate with your class in-person course faculty.
- Wearing of face coverings is optional, indoors and outdoors.
We strongly encourage all members of the HCC campus community to receive a Coronavirus vaccine if able.
Summer students who have extenuating financial need due to the pandemic are eligible to receive a one-time Summer 2021 COVID-19 student emergency assistance grant, made possible by the Federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). Pell eligible financial aid students would have received email communication from the Student Financial Aid Office in the last week with directions on how to accept their block grant using Self-Service; this group will receive student emergency grants first. Summer students not receiving a block grant will be invited to complete a brief application; look to a future email for more information in early June. Summer grants will range from $800-$1200 (depending on your enrollment) and disbursement runs from mid-June to early August. Emergency grant assistance will also be available to fall 2021 and spring 2022 students.
Please refer to the New Student Orientation page. Here you will find both the Virtual Orientation, a recording of the May 21st Summer student orientation program, and dates/times for future Zoom orientations.
Finally, remember to log into D2L to begin your summer 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 June 21st and July 6th. See the Summer 2021 Important Dates calendar. Best wishes in your summer classes. And if you’re not yet registered for fall classes, register today - as we return to a new normal, fall classes are filling!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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Summer 2021 Credit Students
COVID-19 Student Emergency Assistance Grants Are Available!
We know the pandemic has altered life for students, including unexpected and increased financial needs. HCC is committed to helping students during these uncertain times. The Department of Education issued Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) funds to distribute to eligible HCC college students facing exceptional financial need as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, the HCC Foundation has funds available to help eligible students in need. To apply, students must be enrolled at the time of application in Summer 2021 classes (May 24-August 16) and indicate exceptional financial need due to the pandemic. Federal emergency grants are allocated directly to eligible students. Funds will be allocated until they are depleted. Applications for Summer 2021 enrolled students will be accepted until August 1, 2021.
Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 COVID-19 Student Emergency Assistance Grants will be available for Fall and Spring enrolled students. Details will be sent via student email at the start of each semester.
Student Services Contact Information
|Children’s Learning Centerfirstname.lastname@example.org||240-500-2322|
|Disability Support Servicesemail@example.com||240-500-2273|
|Learning Technologies (support)||firstname.lastname@example.org||240-500-2378|
|Veterans & Militaryemail@example.com||240-500-2377|
|Dean of Students Officefirstname.lastname@example.org||240-500-2526|
- COVID-19 Closure Resources (Internet access, Food, Healthcare, Education)
- Healthy Washington County COVID-19 Resources
- The Student Assistance Form is available to any student needing help navigating college offices or community resources but are unsure where to start.
- Behavioral & Social Sciences/Business Division
- Developmental Education & Adult Literacy Services
- English & Humanities Division
- Health Sciences Division
- Mathematics & Science Division
- Nursing Division
- Exercise Science & Health Division
- Technology & Computer Studies Division
IT Help Desk
Students can reach the IT Help Desk by calling 240-500-2891, texting 240-329-4489, or emailing email@example.com.