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.
STUDENTS - ACADEMICS
Note: 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 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.
Throughout this event, we strongly encourage you to stay connected to the Blue Dragon community. Practicing social distancing can make it difficult for us to maintain those valued relationships you’ve built with your fellow students, faculty, advisors and others who are part of your Blue Dragon family. Utilize the technology available, whether it be e-mail, phone, FaceTime, Skype or others to stay connected. Don’t let feelings of isolation, loneliness, anxiety or uncertainty get the best of you.
How might the CARES Act impact me if I was a student in during the spring 2020 semester?
For the fall semester of 2020, how will my classes be delivered?
We are offering classes in a variety of formats, including face-to-face, online and hybrid. This provides our students the opportunity to take classes in the manner most comfortable and convenient for them.
What about enrolling for future classes?
Enrollment is currently open for fall, late-starting and spring classes. Contact your advisor for more information.
What if I need special accommodations for my classes?
Our Coordinator of Accessibility Services has compiled this resource guide to assist you and is available to visit with any student who has concerns. Students can reach out by phone at 620-665-3554 or by e-mail.
What if I'm feeling stressed and need someone to talk to?
The COVID-19 pandemic may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about the disease and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, can make people feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. However, these actions are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19. These feelings are normal. And there are ways to lessen your stress. Coping with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.
HutchCC offers professional counselors who provide a confidential and empathetic environment in which students may seek assistance with issues they face. Personal counseling services are designed to assist students with emotional and behavioral problems that may interfere with the successful attainment of college goals. Typical counseling needs among college students include stress and anxiety, alcohol and drug abuse, loneliness, eating and sleeping disorders, and relationship problems. Students in need of long-term or clinical psychological treatment are referred to outside agencies and services.
For more information or to schedule a counseling appointment, e-mail the Student Success Center or call 620-665-3377.
Is Rimmer Learning Resource Center/JFK Library open?
As things currently stand, Rimmer is open and available for tutoring, test proctoring, tech support, library services and the use of computers for completing coursework.
What about textbooks?
Textbook Returns Information:
If you are able to return your textbooks in person (which we highly encourage) you have until 4:00 pm on December 4th to do so. All students will need to have a student ID card as buyback funds will be applied to student bills instead of receiving cash. There will be no buyback services offered at the off campus locations for the fall semester. All buybacks and book returns will take place at the Hutchinson Campus Store.
Students Who Purchased Their Textbooks and Wish to Sell Them Back:
You can participate in our textbook buyback through mail, but we encourage you to sell them back in person if you are able. The directions below are to be done only if you plan to return them by mail.
**You will be responsible for the shipping fee to sell back your books and your buyback amount will be credited to your student bill.**
If you plan to participate in Buyback in person you can come to the Campus Store (in Hutchinson) November 30 through December 4 during normal business hours to sell back your books. You will need to have your student ID card as buyback funds are being applied to student bills instead of receiving cash.
Book Scholarship or Book Rental Students:
If you are a book scholarship or book rental student you will need your rental agreement or scholarship contract along with your student ID card when you come to return your books. If you are returning them in person you will have until 4:00 pm on December 4 to do so.
If you are a book scholarship or book rental student and will need to mail back your books, you will need to follow the guidelines on the Return Authorization that you received from us when you came in and got your books. This paper was stapled to the copy of the contract that you signed. If you need a copy of the Return Authorization you will need to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 4. Be sure you note whether you are book rental or book scholarship and include your name and student ID# in the email to make the process faster. The cost to return your books by mail will be at your expense and must be postmarked no later than the date on the Return Authorization to avoid being charged for un-returned books.
If you have any additional questions regarding book buyback, returning scholarship/rental books, or anything else please let us know. You can reach us by email at email@example.com or by phone at 620-665-3517. Please be sure to let us know who you are (student ID# and name) so that we can be sure to give you the correct answers based on your situation.