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The college will  be open and operating on normal schedule WEDNESDAY, Oct .31.  Please note the campus continues to be CLOSED TUESDAY Oct. 30 and access will be denied as the buildings and walkways are made safe for use.

HCC's operating schedule applies to the BTC at Gateway. Laurel College Center students follow PGCC status; Mt. Airy follows Carroll CC.

Emergency Closing Policies 

There are several ways to check on the status of an HCC emergency or weather-related closing/delayed opening:

  • The HCC website homepage (www.howardcc.edu) is updated with an announcement, and will link to this page if there are details.
  • The HCC switchboard number (443-518-4800) has a recorded message about the status.
  • Radio and television stations in the Baltimore-Washington metro are notified and many include the information in their broadcasts and/or their websites.
  • Image: New Subscribers to the HCC Mobile Alert System will receive a message on their designated device (cell phone, email, pager, desktop RSS), if the "Closings & Delays option was selected. Click here for more information on how to subscribe to this free, optional service for HCC students and employees or visit www.howardcc.edu/alert.

Late Opening Policy

If the college has a late opening and there is more than 30 minutes of time left in a scheduled class at the late opening time, that particular class will meet for the remainder of the class time. For example, if your class runs from 11:00-12:50 and the college opens at 12:00, then your class would still be held.

Early Closing Policy

If the college will be closing early and there will be more than 30 minutes of time available for a scheduled class before the college closes, that particular class will meet during the available time. For example, if your class meets from 4:30-5:50 and the college closes at 5:30, your class would still be held.

Laurel College Center Policy

The Laurel College Center follows the closings and delays of Prince George's Community College. In the case of inclement weather, please watch for announcements for Prince George's Community College, or, call: 1-866-228-6110, or 443-518-4162. These Laurel College Center phone #s are continually updated with information about closings and delays.