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7 Tips for Success this Semester

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New to campus? Howard Community College has an array of student support services to keep you on the path to success!

Be wise – get advised!

One of the most important steps you can take as you begin your college journey is to get advised. By meeting with an advisor, you’ll learn what classes to take, and get answers to questions about majors, transfer requirements, policies and procedures, and the requirements that apply to you in your unique situation. Learn more about advising!

Take advantage of the Library, study areas, and computer labs

In search of a quiet and comfortable place to get some work done? The HCC Library is much more than a collection of books. Open seven days a week in the fall and spring semesters, the library is outfitted with group study rooms, quiet zones, and seating areas for comfortable reading. The numerous computer labs around campus offer additional quiet space.

Find a support program for your unique situation

Students will tell you the support they receive from faculty and staff is one of the best things about attending HCC. You can find mentoring, counseling, group activities, and one-on-one attention with academic support programs designed to help students with the rigors of college and with career preparation and life skills development. Whether you’re a single parent, first generation college student, minority, or someone who needs additional support – we are here for you! Visit RCF-302.

Improve your study skills at the Learning Assistance Center

The Learning Assistance Center, located in RCF-340, provides tutoring, workshops, and math reviews to help students achieve academic success. Improve your study skills, polish up your writing, or get help with a subject you’re having a difficult time with. Email LACstudent@howardcc.edu to make an appointment!

Unwind at the Wellness Center

Located on the first floor of the Clark Library Building – CL-178 – the Wellness Center encourages students to take steps toward a balanced, healthier life. Take advantage of a variety of on-site services, attend a workshop, get confidential health information, participate in acupuncture, or just take ten minutes to relax!

Make friends – with Student Life

Much of your college education will take place outside the classroom. At Student Life you’ll find a wide range of opportunities to learn, grow, explore, get involved, and create new relationships. Student Life programs offer everything from sports, to wellness, volunteer opportunities, clubs, and more. There is sure to be something that fits your interests and personality!

Connect with HCC on social media

Follow the college’s official social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube to stay connected with everything happening on and around campus! And be sure to share your fun campus photos using #howardcc.

Topics: Campus Life
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