Admissions at Hutchinson Community College

COVID-19

If you have any questions regarding COVID-19 and Hutchinson Community College, we encourage you to reach out to us via our dedicated COVID e-mail.

For the most current information on COVID-19 in Hutchinson and Reno County, please visit the Reno County Health Department Dashboard.

 

Update: October 10, 2021

American Rescue Plan: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund report as of September 30, 2021

Update: August 17, 2021

Healthy HutchCC Fall 2021

Update: August 16, 2021

CDC Information on Quarantine and Isolation

KDHE FAQs on Quarantine and Isolation

Update: August 13, 2021

Out of concern for the growing number of COVID cases, Hutchinson Community College will begin the fall 2021 semester with preventative measure expectations, including social distancing and the wearing of face coverings, regardless of an individual’s vaccination status.

  • All individuals on campus are expected to wear a face covering in classrooms, learning environments, the dining center and any environments in which social distancing cannot be adhered to.
  • Employees and students should carry a face covering of their choice on campus at all times so as to be prepared for other environments where a face covering is expected. If needed, disposable masks will be made available.
  • Employees who cannot wear face coverings due to health conditions should contact their supervisors.
  • Students with health conditions that make wearing a face covering risky should register with the Office of Accessibility Services so accommodations can be made.

Put simply, we wear face coverings in order to protect others and provide for a healthy learning environment. It could be easy to assume that you don’t need to wear a face covering if you feel fine, but we all know that asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19 could unknowingly spread the virus to those around them. It is incumbent upon all of us to prioritize the safety of our community as we return to campus.

This will be reviewed and evaluated on a regular and ongoing basis.

Please direct any questions to covid-19@hutchcc.edu.

Update: August 6, 2021

Current draft of the Fall 2021 COVID booklet.  Please note this is a working document with information as of the effective date noted on the document.

Update: July 28, 2021 - Vaccination Incentive for Students

Hutchinson Community College is gearing up for another in-person semester for Fall 2021, and a safe and healthy learning environment is our top priority.

As we prepare for a return to classes, we are also boosting efforts for a COVID-19 free campus. According to healthcare professionals vaccination is one of the safest and most effective ways to curb the spread of infection. With this in mind, we will be offering an incentive to HutchCC students.  This incentive program is completely voluntary.

How do you earn this incentive? It's quite simple. All HutchCC students, enrolled for Fall 2021 courses who have received a full COVID-19 vaccine, are eligible to receive the incentive.  Those enrolled full-time, in 12 or more credit hours, will receive a $150 credit to the Campus Store. Those enrolled in fewer than 12 credit hours will receive a $75 credit to the Campus Store.  This incentive will be renewable for the Spring semester beginning January 1, 2022, so students could receive as much as a total of $300 in credit.  Please see the Covid-19 Information Button on the Hutchinson Community College home page or log-in directly to your DragonZone account.

If you are currently not fully vaccinated, you can still earn this incentive by demonstrating proof of full vaccination.

To assist with this effort, the College will be hosting vaccination events on Thursday and Friday, August 19 & 20, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm in the Parker Student Union; we encourage you to strongly consider taking advantage of this opportunity.

If you need to report any information to the college related to Covid-19 please send your information to covid-19@hutchcc.edu.

For more information about Covid-19 or to obtain information about vaccinations you may contact the Reno County Health Department, 209 W. 2nd Ave, Hutchinson KS 67501, (620) 694-2900.

Update:  July 28, 2021 - Vaccination Incentive for Employees

Hutchinson Community College is gearing up for another in-person semester for Fall 2021, and a safe and healthy learning environment is our top priority.

As we prepare for a return to classes, we are also boosting efforts for a COVID-19 free campus. According to healthcare professionals, vaccination is one of the safest and most effective ways to curb the spread of infection. With this in mind, we will be offering an incentive to benefits-eligible employees.

Recognizing that a healthy learning environment includes our faculty and staff, those employees who demonstrate they have been fully vaccinated will be eligible to receive a total incentive of $240, payable as a one-time payment, included in the employees’ next paycheck after verification (subject to payroll cutoff dates).  Human Resources will provide details for employee verification via email.  This program is completely voluntary.

If you are currently not fully vaccinated, you can still earn this incentive by demonstrating proof of full vaccination.

To assist in these efforts, the College will be hosting vaccination events on Thursday and Friday, August 19 & 20, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm in the Parker Student Union; we encourage you to strongly consider taking advantage of this opportunity.

If you need to report any information to the college related to Covid-19 please send your information to Covid-19@hutchcc.edu.

For more information about Covid-19 or to obtain information about vaccinations you may contact the Reno County Health Department209 W. 2nd Ave, Hutchinson KS 67501, (620) 694-2900.

Please direct any questions to covid-19@hutchcc.edu.

Update: July 28, 2021

Hutchinson Community College’s return to the fall 2021 semester is expected to be a more traditional environment than the fall of 2020.

HutchCC will continue to follow the guidance set forth by the the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), the Reno County Health Department (RCHD), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its Board of Trustees to work towards reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

We are very excited to welcome back our students and faculty this fall and look forward to the opportunity to provide outstanding service to our students and community.

All individuals are strongly encouraged to continue to wear a face covering for their protection and the protection of others. In addition, classrooms will continue to be configured to allow for social distancing recommendations.

HutchCC continues to monitor potential COVID-19 cases, working with the KDHE and RCHD to provide appropriate guidance for testing, isolation and support of positive cases. Individuals will still be expected to self-monitor and be tested should they show symptoms of COVID-19. Any positive cases will be required to take the appropriate measures.

If you need to report any information to the college related to Covid-19 please send your information to Covid-19@hutchcc.edu.

For more information about Covid-19 or to obtain information about vaccinations you may contact the Reno County Health Department, 209 W. 2nd Ave, Hutchinson KS 67501, (620) 694-2900.

Update July 10, 2021

American Rescue Plan: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund report as of June 30, 2021

American Rescue Plan: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund report as of March 31, 2021

Hutchinson Community College CARES Act Student Emergency Financial Aid Grant Report - Updated

Update: May 25, 2021

Effective immediately, in light of the recently announced change in guidance from the State of Kansas and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Hutchinson Community College is modifying its current position regarding face coverings.

HutchCC continues to support the efforts related to face coverings, social distancing and the appropriate hygiene measures, and while face coverings continue to be strongly encouraged by the HutchCC Board of Trustees, they will no longer be required for those students, employees, and visitors that have been fully vaccinated. 

Outside event organizers using college property may establish their own guidelines as it relates to face covering and social distancing.

As we look ahead to fall, we anticipate, at this time, a return to a more normal environment, but recognize there may still be the need for COVID restrictions of some sort.  We will continue to monitor guidance throughout the summer.

Update: February 2, 2021

Hutchinson Community College CARES Act Student Emergency Financial Aid Grant Report - Updated

January 8, 2021

American Rescue Plan: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund report as of December 31, 2020

Healthy HutchCC Student Handbook - Spring 2021

Access Restricted to Most Facilities:

The outside doors to the buildings listed below will be locked beginning December 10 until classes resume in January:

  • McPherson Center
  • Newton Center
  • Berger Industrial Technology Center (ITC)
  • Stringer Fine Arts Center
  • Shears Technology Center
  • Office Technologies (OT)
  • Ade-Wifco/RCIC
  • Smith Science Center
  • Lockman Hall
  • Media Production
  • Peel Center

The outside doors to Parker Student Union and Rimmer Learning Resource Center will remain unlocked.

The outside doors to the following buildings will remain unlocked at least until the last fall semester class ends:

  • Fire Science has classes scheduled through 12/17.
  • Cosmetology has classes scheduled through 12/18.
  • Davis Hall has a class until 12/23.

Update: November 18, 2020

Reno County Health Department Health Order 20-04

Update: October 28, 2020

Hutchinson Community College CARES Act Student Emergency Financial Aid Grant Report - Updated

Update: October 27, 2020

Hutchinson Community College CARES Act Institutional Report for the Period Ending September 30, 2020

Update: October 14, 2020

Questions have been posed as to how the gating criteria we hear about impacts higher education and, specifically, Hutchinson Community College.

The gating criteria is a guide established by the Kansas Department of Education for K-12 schools only. It is not applicable to higher education. Any decision by Hutchinson Community College to alter the schedule will be communicated to students, faculty and staff through our official college communication channels. At this time there are no plans to alter attendance requirements.

Update: August 31, 2020

Hutchinson Community College CARES Act Student Emergency Financial Aid Grant Report - Updated

Update: August 31, 2020

Cosmetology Reopening Guidelines

Update: August 27, 2020

Reno County Health Department

Update: August 14, 2020

Board of Trustees Resolution on Face Coverings and other COVID-19 Prevention Measures

Update: August 13, 2020

Healthy HutchCC Employee Faculty & Staff Resource

Update: August 10, 2020

Healthy HutchCC Student Resource 

I've heard a lot about the CARES Act. How might I benefit from that?

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides funds to Hutchinson Community College for emergency financial aid grants to students for cost of attendance expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care).

To help you understand how you may benefit, please see the Hutchinson Community College CARES Act Student Emergency Financial Aid Grant Report

Update:  July 31, 2020

2020-21 NJCAA Plan of Action

Update:  July 24, 2020

Updated copy of the Hutchinson Community College Recovery Playbook

Update:  July 22, 2020

Communication shared with employees

Update:  July 14, 2020

Updated copy of the Hutchinson Community College Recovery Playbook

Update:  July 14, 2020

The Reno County Commission has rescinded its earlier action opting out of Governor Kelly's Executive Order mandating the wearing of masks. Thus, the order is now in effect throughout Reno County.

Update:  July 2, 2020

Earlier today Governor Laura Kelly issued an Executive Order requiring masks or other face coverings in public.

As things currently stand, this order goes into effect at 12:01 am on Friday, July 3. It is the expectation that faculty, staff and students will comply with this order when we return to campus on Monday, July 6.

If you do not have your own mask, the College has available a limited supply of masks. On main campus, a mask can be requested at the Information Center and Campus Store in the Parker Student Union; at the Rimmer Learning Resource Center; or in Lockman Hall in the Academic Affairs Office (LH 101) or the Marketing Dept. (LH 114).  A mask can also be requested at the front desk of the outreach centers in McPherson and Newton.

Update:  July 1, 2020

Updated copy of the Hutchinson Community College Recovery Playbook

Program and Classroom Management Plan

Housing Screening Form

Athletic Program Management

Great Western Dining Plan

FDA Best Practices

Update:  June 22, 2020

For those students who may qualify for funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, please see the FAQ on the Academic Information page for additional information.

Update:  June 11, 2020

In response to challenges presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Hutchinson Community College Board of Trustees approved a revised calendar for the Fall 2020 semester at its June 11 meeting.

The revised calendar moves up the start date of classes to August 12 from August 19, it eliminates the scheduled Fall Break Day of October 9 and it moves Finals Week to the week of November 30 instead of the previously scheduled week of December 7. Finals will be delivered online eliminating the need for students to return to campus after Thanksgiving break.

Update: May 21, 2020

Updated copy of the Hutchinson Community College Recovery Playbook

Update: May 13, 2020

In its ongoing efforts to address the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, HutchCC has created the following documents that outline current plans as we move towards reopening campus.

Hutchinson Community College Recovery Playbook

Program and Classroom Management During COVID-19 Recovery Addendum

Update: May 6, 2020

Commencement Information:  While we would much rather be welcoming our graduates and their family and friends to the Hutchinson Sports Arena, the current situation simply doesn't allow it.  So we can properly recognize and celebrate the achievements of our students, we invite you to join us this Friday, May 8 at 7:00 pm for our virtual commencement ceremony

Update: April 23, 2020

Information on book buyback has been posted in the Student-Academics section.

Update: April 16, 2020

Hutchinson Community College classes for the June summer session will be held fully online in continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As is currently the case, there may be some exceptions to this as it pertains to Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses.

A current list of June classes is available and open for enrollment.

A determination on how classes will be offered during the July summer session will not be made until mid-May.

Faculty members should contact their Department Chair with any questions.

Students should contact their instructor or advisor with any questions.

Update: April 15, 2020

On Wednesday, April 15, Governor Laura Kelly extended the statewide stay-at-home order through Sunday, May 3.

Until that time the College will continue operating under the same restrictions currently in place as it relates to employees working from home and delivery of classes.

The College will continue to operate with restricted access to buildings and limited personnel on campus to provide services to its students and the public. Attached is an updated sign for building entrances.

Students should remain in constant contact with their advisors and instructors. The public will be able to reach the College by phone (620-665-3500), e-mail or through the College’s website or employee directory.

Employees should contact their supervisor with any questions.

Update: March 31, 2020

Familes First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Update: March 28, 2020

In compliance with the stay-at-home orders issued by the Reno County Commission and Governor Laura Kelly, Hutchinson Community College will be restricting general public access to its buildings at all locations effective Monday, March 30 through April 19. 

The College will continue to operate with select personnel only to provide services to its students and the public.  Students should remain in constant contact with their advisors and instructors. The public will be able to reach the College by phone (620-665-3500), e-mail or through the College’s website or employee directory.

Update: March 23, 2020

Effective Tuesday, March 24, for all staff and administrators, Hutchinson Community College will be on an alternative staffing schedule. Each department will continue to be operational, but with limited staff on campus and others working remotely.  These precautions are being taken in an effort to adhere to social distancing recommendations but still allow the College to provide necessary services.

 

Fellow Blue Dragons:

Trust us when we say we know you’re probably feeling a great deal of anxiety with the current situation in our world and how it’s impacting your life at HutchCC.  We get it.  We feel it, too.  We are dealing with an event that is unprecedented in yours and my generations. We wish we could tell you “what’s next”, but the reality is no one knows.

The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is an unprecedented, dynamic and rapidly changing situation. The information provided below is to serve as a resource for our students and their families to better inform them and allow them to succeed academically as we work with them to manage this event

Please understand things are subject to change as necessary in accordance with recommendations issued by federal, state, and local public health and government officials.

You undoubtedly have a lot of questions. We wish we had all of the answers at our fingertips, but we simply don’t. No one does.  But we’re committed to doing our best to help alleviate your concerns.

Sincerely,

Carter
Dr. Carter L. File, President

 

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