July 13, 2016

For immediate release

Contact: Esther Watstein 203-332-5226

New at Housatonic Community College This Fall

Students starting classes for the HCC Fall semester on August 29 will find some significant changes at the college. The very obvious change is the progress of the ongoing construction to the Lafayette Hall expansion. The extension is taking shape every day, and will soon be enclosed.

Inside Lafayette Hall, students will find a brand new cafeteria with improvements to the traffic flow at the enlarged food stations and new furniture.

The Manufacturing Center has also been expanded over the summer with an additional Metrology lab and computer classrooms. Existing labs have new and additional machinery for students enabling them to learn the most recent computerized, advanced manufacturing processes. Three-D copying is on the agenda and expected to be in place later in the fall.

Several new courses are on the HCC schedule including Industrial Design in the Art offerings and Science Fiction in Literature as an English elective.

On August 6, HCC will participate in the system-wide Super Saturday with offices open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students will be able to take placement tests, begin the financial aid process, get academic advising and register for classes.

Late registration will be available during August, on Wednesdays and on Monday August 22 with offices will be open til 7 p.m.

Orientation for new students will take place on Wednesday, August 17 from 2 to 8 p.m. Programs for parents, guardians, and other loved ones will also take place on August 17 from 2 – 7:30 p.m.