Updated: Aug. 5, 2020
Coronavirus Information for Students
With the decision to offer mostly remote classes for the fall 2020 semester, what does that mean for you? Please see below for addition information regarding fall.
This document, Myths of Online Learning, will address some common misunderstandings about online classes.
As most classes will be held online for the fall 2020 semester, students are able to select and enroll in remote instruction courses from all available options, regardless of the listed campus. To ensure you are viewing all available options, please do NOT select a campus when searching for classes.
Please see the example below:
- Students registering for the fall semester may win one of 40 $2,000 tuition giveaways – that covers almost nine credits!
- The HACC Foundation is pleased to offer many scholarships to our students. The next scholarship cycle begins Aug. 3, 2020, for the spring 2021 semester. Please continue to check your HAWKMail account for YOUR opportunity to apply for free money.
- Students who met the federal guidelines for CARES Act emergency financial aid grants were notified via email on June 18 that they would be receiving a grant. Details regarding the distribution of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act monies are available at hacc.edu/CARESact.
Students may be eligible to borrow computers, calculators, internet access hotspots and other equipment for the summer and/or fall semester at no cost.
- Please visit the student tab in myHACC for Brightspace and Zoom resources for students. Students will have access to Brightspace and Zoom through myHACC. The instructor will email students the appropriate Zoom link for that class, and class will be held via Zoom instead of on campus for all remote classes.
- Students may have documents printed by the HACC bookstore and mailed to them. Simply complete an online form for print jobs that are less than 100 pages or 100 pages or more.
- Students can order books online at bookstore.hacc.edu for fall classes now. Textbooks for fall classes will be shipped to students at no cost. Payments through financial aid, credit card, check or HACC bookstore gift card will be accepted. Students can also order course materials, school supplies, HACC spirit gear and electronics online.
- Online drop-in advising hours are available.
- HACC partners with Mazzitti & Sullivan to provide counseling services to students. Those services continue for students, even during this COVID-19 pandemic.
- The Online Learning Commons website launched on July 1, 2020, and can be accessed at hacc.edu/learningcommons. This website will provides students with access to library, testing, tutoring and user support resources.
International students, you are valued members of our teaching and learning community for the cultural and intellectual contributions you make to the educational processes at HACC. We celebrate the diversity you bring to our classrooms and beyond.
We know that some of you were concerned with the ruling issued the week of July 6 stating that international students must take in-person classes at a U.S. university or community college. Please note that the Trump administration has canceled that ruling.
If you have additional questions, please contact the International Student Services Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HACC has made the decision to suspend all athletic programs for the fall 2020 semester as a result of the pandemic.
Protecting your health and safety continues to be our top priority. This decision was made based on careful consideration of the current situation and the potential risks posed by COVID-19. With HACC campuses closed through Dec. 31, 2020, we are not able to offer the facilities for athletic practices and events.
We know this decision may be disappointing for students who were looking forward to playing at HACC during the fall 2020 semester. We will continue to promote activities that students can access remotely to remain connected and engaged during the fall 2020 semester.
Student IDs and parking passes are not being issued while the campuses are closed. The College will begin to issue student IDs again when the campuses reopen after Dec. 31, 2020. If a student needs verification of their enrollment at HACC, these options are available:
- An unofficial transcript
- A copy of their college schedule
- An enrollment verification letter
Students can obtain their unofficial transcripts, a copy of their schedule and the enrollment verification letter through the myHACC portal. For additional support with enrollment verification, students can contact the College Welcome Centers via email at OneStopWC@hacc.edu or call 800-ABC-HACC.
Yes. The following Zoom sessions have been scheduled for students:
- Aug. 18 at 3 p.m.
- Sept. 15 at 3 p.m.
- Oct. 20 at 3 p.m.
- Nov. 17 at 3 p.m.
- Dec. 15 at 3 p.m.
Please check your HawkMAIL account for login information.
Is there a searchable document with answers to the commonly asked questions in the emails from Dr. Ski?
A searchable index of all commonly asked questions (pdf) included in emails to students is now available. To search the document, please click “Find” in your web browser and type in your search words.
Please see the matrix below for email updates sent to students regarding the coronavirus.
Greetings, HACC students!
If you have not been receiving Dr. Ski’s regular email updates, please do the following:
- Check your spam filter and junk mail folders in your inbox.
- Email the following statement to HACCaction@hacc.edu and fill in the blanks with your information:
Greetings, Vertical Response Support!
Please resubscribe me to all email lists to receive emails from HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College (Dr._Ski_president_of_HACC@mail.vresp.com and HACC_Central_Pennsylvania_s_Comm@mail.vresp.com).
My name is: _______________
My email address is: ____________
We will continue to post these emails at hacc.edu/Coronavirus.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.