1. HCC Plans Virtual Graduation, Fall Campus Return

    HCC Plans Virtual Graduation, Fall Campus Return

    Holyoke Community College (HCC) is planning a virtual commencement for spring and preparing to welcome students, faculty, and staff safely back to campus for the fall 2021 semester. HCC’s 75th-anniversary commencement will be livestreamed on Saturday, June 5 on the HCC website and the college’s social-media channels. The virtual commencement will celebrate the class of 2021 as well as the class of 2020. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, HCC made the decision last year to recognize the class of 2020 with a virtual celebration in August 2020 and also invite graduates to participate in a more traditional graduation ...

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    1. Unlike the 2020 celebration, the 2021 ceremony will include traditional commencement moments with an emphasis on the elements our students told us matter most to them.
    2. HCC is paying particular attention to scheduling courses that will allow incoming students to maximize on-campus instruction if they so choose.
    3. I really believe the pandemic has made HCC a better version of itself.
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