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 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
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Update: August 10, 2020
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
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Update: July 14, 2020
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The Reno County Commission has rescinded its earlier action opting out of Governor Kelly's Executive Order mandating the wearing of masks.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
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
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.
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
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.
Dr. Carter L. File, President