Schedule For HCC Virtual Accepted Students Day

Welcome to Housatonic Community College’s Accepted Students Day!

While we are disappointed that we cannot welcome you to campus to celebrate your acceptance to HCC, we are thankful for the opportunity to visit YOUR home and bring all that our college has to offer you through this virtual experience.


Virtual Event Schedule

Thursday, January 14 from 11am to 2:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: Password for all events is Books123

Welcome and Overview

11AM-11:15AM (15 min)

Welcome to HCC! Join our Admissions Representatives for a review of the day’s agenda, and a discussion on next steps depending on where you are in the admissions process.

Panelists: Rebecca Rodriguez, Bernard Shea, and Kimberly Wood

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Student Life Panel

11:20AM-11:50AM (30 min)

Join us for a panel discussion with the Director of Student Activities, Medgine Bright, and members of Housatonic Community Colleges Student Senators to learn more about student life at HCC.

Panelists: Medgine Bright, Matthew Dunne, and members of the HCC Student Senate

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Academic Resource Panel

12:00PM-12:30PM (30 min)

Join representatives from Departments including: Accessibility Services, Advising and Student Success Center, Career Center, Library and Academic Support Center.

Panelists: Anisha Thomas (host), Marilyn Wehr, Daniela Squizzato, Aliss Obeid, and Curleen Elliott

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Counseling & Wellness Center

12:35PM-12:55PM (20 min)

Learn about the great resources available throughout our Counseling & Wellness Center.

Presenter: Lindsey Norton

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Academic Breakout Sessions

1:00PM-1:30PM (30 min)

Join any of the following sessions to meet faculty from your intended program of study. Learn in detail how our curriculum, internship opportunities, and student/faculty connections lead HCC students to successful careers and great transfer opportunities.

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Blackboard Orientation

1:40PM-2:10PM (30 min)

Prepare for Online Learning with our Blackboard Orientation

Some of the topics include:

  • Finding your Syllabus in an Online Course
  • Computer Skills for Blackboard
  • Navigating Blackboard
  • Accessibility within Blackboard
  • Troubleshooting accessing Blackboard content
  • Posting to discussion boards or journals
  • Submitting Assignments
  • Checking your Grades

HCC Rep: Graciela Carrion

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Deans’ Meet & Greet and Closing Remarks

2:15PM-2:30PM (15 min)

Join our final session for a meet and greet with Dean of Students, Dr. Kim McGinnis and Dean of Academic Affairs, Dean Robin Avant. Learn about their commitment to working with individual students, student groups, staff, and faculty to help address barriers impacting a student’s ability to be successful and how they can connect students with campus and community resources that promote academic success.

Panelists: Dr. Kim McGinnis, Dean of Students and Robin Avant, Dean of Academic Affairs

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HCC Gallery

Click the button below to view a gallery of photos from the Housatonic Community College Campus.

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Financial Aid Appointments

One of the most significant financial commitments you will make in your life is investing in college. To help you through the process, our Financial Aid staff are available to discuss your questions as you look to make your decision. To schedule your virtual appointment in advance, please contact:

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