HCC is committed to accessibility and inclusion, and to ensuring that all are able to participate in college programs, activities and events. Following is information we hope you will find useful in planning a visit to HCC.
The college provides reasonable accommodations to students with documented disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Student accommodations are arranged through the college's Office for Students with Disabilities and Deaf Services.
As a public institution, HCC welcomes thousands of visitors to our campus each year. Whether you are a prospective student (or a friend or family member) or here to attend a meeting, conference or cultural event, we hope to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for an HCC event, please contact the event sponsor in advance of your visit.
HCC offers plenty of parking with easy access to building entrances. A state-issued handicapped parking permit suffices for parking in designated accessible spaces on campus.
Elevators are conveniently located in our six connected buildings to enable easy access to campus spaces.
Accessible restrooms can be found in the Bartley Center for Athletics and Recreation, and in the Donahue building and Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development. Donahue and Kittredge connect to the other buildings in the center of campus.
The Leslie Phillips Theater inside our Fine and Performing Arts building is wheelchair accessible and offers assistive listening devices. Each semester's theater department production includes an ASL-interpreted performance. For information regarding assistive listening devices and ASL interpreting in other spaces or for particular events, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 413.552.2417 V/TTY. To request large print (non-academic) material, contact email@example.com or 413.552.2183.
Wheelchair users can take advantage of the ADA compliant SciFit cardio machine with a removable seat for wheelchair access, wheelchair ramp and low support boots. There is an elevator to the second floor fitness studio and Braille signage throughout the building.
We look forward to welcoming you to campus! If you have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility at HCC, please contact:
Holyoke Community College adheres to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1992 which states that "no qualified individual with a disability shall, solely on the basis of their disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity in higher education."