Classes and services are offered at HCC's 135-acre main campus in Holyoke, Massachusetts, a small city in Hampden county–the most southerly, and most urban, of the Connecticut River Valley counties. Certain programs and services are offered at other locations throughout the Pioneer Valley.
Conveniently located at the crossroads of Interstates 91 and 90 (Massachusetts Turnpike), HCC's campus and is easy to get to from all points. Holyoke is seven miles from Springfield-the county's largest city, 31 miles from Hartford CT, 80 miles from Boston MA, and 126 miles from New York City. The local region is served by Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) bus transportation. Peter Pan Bus Lines has hubs in Springfield and Holyoke for transportation to destinations outside the area. Rail transportation is available in Springfield. The Bradley International Airport serves the Hartford CT/Springfield MA metro area.
HCC students are provided with a free PVTA bus pass as part of the transportation fee they pay each semester.
The vibrant and scenic Pioneer Valley region comprises the three Western Massachusetts counties through which the Connecticut River passes: Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden. The region offers visitors and residents alike diverse opportunities for cultural, educational, and leisure pursuits. It is home to businesses and organizations large and small, museums, recreational sites and facilities, and several well-known educational institutions including the "Five Colleges": University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Hampshire, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges.
Nearby attractions include Basketball Hall of Fame, Six Flags New England, and the Eastern State Exposition, among others. To learn more, visit the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau website.