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 spring semester of 2021, 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 late-starting, summer and fall 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:
Fall Buyback will be held at the Hutchinson Campus Store only during normal business hours December 6 - 10.
We encourage you to sell back your books in person, but if you are not able to do that you can log into dragon zone and submit the Book Buyback Mail-In Request to participate by mail. Be sure to include all information that the form asks you to provide. Once the form is received we will immediately respond to let you know if your books are eligible for buyback and how much they are worth. In that same e-mail we will also give you information on how to get them back to us. Books sent back to us without prior approval will be discarded. Books have to be received no later than 4:00pm on December 10 so you will need to submit your request form ASAP if you will be mailing back your books for buyback. If you will be selling your books back in person DO NOT submit the Book Buyback Mail-In Request.
If you are a BOOK SCHOLARSHIP STUDENT you will be receiving a DragonZone message with more details on returning your books. Please be on the lookout for this message two weeks prior to finals week.
If you are a BOOK RENTAL STUDENT you are REQUIRED to return your books before 4:00 pm on Friday, December 10 as stated in your Book Rental Contract. You can return your rental books to any of our three Campus Store locations (Hutchinson, Newton, McPherson). You can return your rental books as late as December 17, but if they are not returned by December 10 you will be charged an additional $50 late fee. Your Book Rental paperwork (contract and receipts) and your student ID are REQUIRED to return your books. Book Rental students CANNOT sell their books to the wholesale company.
If you have any questions regarding Book Buyback please reach out to us by phone or email. We can be reached at 620-665-3517 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org