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.

 

STUDENTS - OTHER INFORMATION

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.

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

What is the plan for the residence halls for the 2020-21 school year?

HutchCC Housing is planning to be open for Fall 2020. Check-in for general students is Monday, August 10 with specific check-in times assigned to residents between 9:00 am - 3:00 pm that day. To encourage social distancing and cut down on exposure, each resident is allowed no more than two people (no one under 10 years of age) to help them move in. Only the resident will queue up for the check-in line (to get key, information, etc), with moving helpers staying outside. All people entering the buildings will be temperature checked and ALL must wear face coverings when in the buildings (outside the dorm room). Reno County and the State of Kansas are mandating that all people wear face coverings in public. Please adhere to this mandate and have a face covering, while in the public areas of the Residence Halls, this includes hallways, lobbies, laundry rooms, bathrooms, and the office.

Until further notice, these are the safety protocols that will be followed in HutchCC Housing:

  • If you are not feeling well and exhibiting signs of COVID-19, call your healthcare provider or PrairieStar Health Center and make an appointment. Make sure to tell them you are concerned about symptoms of COVID.
  • Then e-mail COVID-19@hutchcc.edu and let us know that you are being tested for COVID. You will need to self-isolate in your room, and your roommate will need to do the same. HutchCC Housing will respond with further steps.

HutchCC has set aside quarantine housing for students who test positive for COVID or have been exposed and deemed vulnerable to contracting COVID. When in quarantine, residents cannot leave their quarantine quarters until they are cleared by medical professional. The current practice is 10 days past diagnosis and 14 days past close exposure (roommate) to a positive-case person. Meals will be delivered to those students and their classes will move to an on-line format until they are out of quarantine.

Everyone must wear a mask or face covering in the appropriate manner. These must be worn in public areas - hallways, lobbies, lounges, entryways, laundry rooms, bathrooms and office. This means you need to have a face covering, inside the building when you are outside your dorm room.

  • Practice social distancing. Maintain a minimum six foot distance between you and others.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water.
  • Hall Lounges and lobbies are closed, chairs have been removed.
  • Avoid using the elevator unless necessary. When using the elevator, only two people should ride at a time.
  • No visitors from outside the housing system will be allowed to enter the Residence Halls or Dragon’s Landing Apartments.
  • To adhere to social distancing guidelines, a limit of no more than five people can be in a dorm room at one time.

What if I don't have the software I need on my computer?

As a student, you can download Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) for free in DragonZone. Once you’ve logged in to DragonZone, look for a button the left that says “Resources”. Once you click it a drop-down menu will appear and you’ll want to select “Downloads” and a listing of software packages will appear.

Tech Support is open and available according to the schedule posted in DragonZone – on the log-in page (before you sign in) under Account Help/Technical Support.

Tech Support can be reached at techsupport@hutchcc.edu and by phone at 620-665-3524.

A help system is available 24/7 in LearningZone on the HELP tab.

What if I need help with internet service?

Many providers are working with their customers by offering expanded services to those with limited internet access during the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, CoxIdeaTek and AT&T have taken additional steps to help relieve some of the pain. Check with your provider for more information on how they may be able to assist you.

How does this impact my Work Study?

For information on Work Study, we ask you to please contact Financial Aid by e-mail or by calling 620-665-3568.

How have athletics, fine arts and other areas been impacted?

For the 2020-21 academic year, the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has issued a plan of action regarding athletic activities.

The Dillon Lecture Series has rescheduled its October lecture with Col. Mark Tillman to February 23, 2021 and its November lecture with Amanda Knox to April 6, 2021.

We are evaluating the potential for hosting some fine arts events while complying with social distancing requirements and will share more information on this as it is available.