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Student Activities & Student Life

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 student organizations 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. 

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, Hawk Booster Club members, 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

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

Student Activities Office

HCC’s Student Activities Office, located in Student Center room 163, helps students and employees with ID cards and parking permits, maintains the Student Food Pantry and campus bulletin boards, organizes New Student Orientation sessions, and has information for students about getting involved in campus clubs and activities. Students can also stop in for printing needs and general information. The office also maintains the calendar for the Student Center space reservations. Normal hours for the office and the Student Food Pantry are Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Student Center

The Student Center is the focal point of student life on campus. This building offers space for students to dine between classes, meet with their peers, and engage in student activities. It is home to Academic Advising/Registration, the Dean of Student Affairs Office, Student Support Services, Student Activities Office, Student Government Association, TRiO Student Support Services Program, Veterans Connection Center, Hilltop Grill, Hawk Café, Campus Store bookstore, expanded dining and seating, a game room, ping pong/lounge area, deck, patio, sand volleyball court, and large yard.  

The Student Center has areas that can be reserved by student or employee groups online using the Student Center Room/Space Request Form.

Student Food Pantry

HCC’s Student Food Pantry is located in the Student Center, room 171, and is available to all current students, regardless of income. The pantry is stocked with non-perishable food for meals, breakfast items, hygiene items, cleaning supplies, baby supplies, as well as grab and go meals, snacks and drinks for between classes. Students must show their HCC ID Card to use the pantry, and can take up to five items/week. The pantry is open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Donations are also gratefully accepted during these times.

Valley Eatery and Hilltop Grill

HCC has two cafeterias on campus: The Valley Eatery, located on the upper level of the Career Programs Building (CPB) next to The Merle S. Elliott Continuing Education and Conference Center; and the Hilltop Grill, located in the Student Center. Both feature HDTV, Wi-Fi, indoor and outdoor seating, and a full-service grill, deli, salad bar, pizza bar, and more. Hours and menu options available at

William M. Brish Library

The William M. Brish Library wants to help you find the resources you need to succeed!  Visit us online at or on the second floor of the Learning Resource Center to discover a wealth of scholarly articles, e-books, and more!  Access expert librarians 24/7 through our website, or stop in for personal assistance.  Study space, computers, and printing/copying available.  Hours: M-Th 8:30am-6pm; F 8:30am-4:30pm.  Phone: 240-500-2237