Changes to Start of HCC Fall Semester

Aug 16, 2021

(Updated memo with new changes was sent September 1, 2021. Click here to read.)

HCC Eagles,

With COVID-19 levels in the Houston area continuing to rise, HCC is taking additional action to safeguard our community for the start of the Fall 2021 semester. Campus locations will continue to be open, and classes will still begin on Monday, August 23. However, there will be some changes in effect for at least the first four weeks of the semester which will likely impact you.

Changes include:

  1. Wear a mask
  2. Wash your hands
  3. Watch your distance
  4. Stay home if you are sick
  5. Get vaccinated


Learn more about the HCC Soar Safe Pledge, including how we will recognize and reward those who take the pledge.




We recognize these changes may present an inconvenience for some; however, our priority remains the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will share another update about COVID and our operational plans on Monday, August 30. Remember to continue to monitor your email, HCC’s COVID-19 website (where past communications can also be accessed) and social media channels.


While this is not how we hoped to start our Fall semester, we look forward to welcoming you to HCC and starting the semester strong. Thank you for your support and understanding.


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