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Learn About HCC Plans for Fall. Credit Classes Start Aug. 22.

Classes available ​in three formats: hybrid, which includes some on-campus instruction, scheduled remote, and flexible online. Search credit class offerings, or explore noncredit optionsFind up-to-date information and resources at

HCC Main Campus
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia MD, 21044
Laurel College Center
312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 205
Laurel, MD 20707
Gateway Business Training Center
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia MD, 21046
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New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

New students are strongly encouraged to attend New Student Orientation. Of the new students who attend orientation, over 80 percent return the following spring, compared to 60 percent of those who do not attend an orientation.

Learn how to be successful academically, meet new and experienced students, and learn about the resources that will INSPIRE your success at Howard Community College!

Virtual Orientation (Fall 2020)

  • Monday, August 10th
  • 9:00 AM - 12 PM | Virtual via Zoom
  • Students Register now!

Parent & Family Virtual Orientation (Fall 2020)

  • Tuesday, August 11th
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Virtual via Zoom
  • Parents and Families Register now!

Online Orientation

The online orientation is a great resource for all new students, or if you just want to revisit some helpful information about HCC resources. 

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What You Will Learn

At New Student Orientation, you will learn about:

  • Important deadlines: class withdrawal, refunds, etc.
  • Student accounts: billing, payments, etc.
  • Financial aid
  • Self-service
  • Canvas
  • Important campus resources
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