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COVID - 19 FAQs

Hibbing Community College and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities are committed to protecting the health of all students, faculty, and staff. Therefore, as of March 30, all classes at Hibbing Community College are being delivered in a distance-only format.

Students should email and/or call student support services with questions/concerns: 218-262-7292.

We remind you to be respectful of all members of our campus community. No actions or language should be directed against anyone based on race, ethnicity, or religion based on the origins of COVID-19

Students who have appointments with advisors/counselors will be contacted via phone to discuss alternate meeting delivery.


Academic Support Center: Tutoring will be made available online through D2L linked Tutor.com. Once you log into D2L with your Star ID and Password, the link to the tutoring service will be at the bottom right of the webpage.

Accessibility Resources: If you have approved accommodations through Disability Services, or if you feel you would benefit from these services, you are encouraged to reach out to Jen Boben at jenniferboben@hibbing.edu.

Athletics: HCC spring sporting events have all been cancelled.

Campus Buildings & Services: For the safety of our campus community, we are limiting access to our academic building exterior doors until further notice. The north and south main entrances will be unlocked during normal business hours, but the rest of the campus remains closed to the public. Only student access will be permitted at this time.

Computer Labs and Internet Access: The computer labs in D110 and D130 will remain open on a limited basis for students only, with appropriate social distancing and frequent cleaning of surfaces. The labs are open Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm, with a limit of 10 students per lab. We have also amplified WiFi service to the parking lots outside of Cardinal Hall and the north part of the B Building. Signal strength and bandwidth may vary upon usage and demand.

D2L: To access, visit www.hibbing.edu , Quick Links, D2L Brightspace, sign on with Starid and password.

Email: HCC Email is the official means of communication. To access, visit www.hibbing.edu , Quick Links, Email Login, Starid@go.minnstate.edu, enter password, click on Outlook.

Emergency Alerts: Please make sure your information is current: https://hibbing.edu/index/star-alert

Gym and Fitness Center: The Athletics Building and gym is now closed to visitors.

Cardinal Hall (Housing): Refunds are now available for students that occupied Cardinal Hall this spring. Please check your email for communications regarding move-out details, deadlines, and refunds.

Library: The library building is now closed to visitors. Library services continue to be available virtually via our web page, and there will be a daily drop-in Zoom session from 8am-1pm: https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/758998616, Meeting ID: 758 998 616

Planetarium: HCC Paulucci Planetarium will be closed down for events until further notice.


For additional information, please refer to Minnesota State's Information page on the Covid - 19 Virus.


For specific questions or concerns related to COVID-19 at Hibbing Community College, please contact:

Aaron Reini - Interim Provost, HCC

Email: aaronreini@hibbing.edu

Phone: 218-262-7362

Office: L-110



Scholarships Available

Hibbing Community College Foundation Scholarship

HCC Foundation Scholarship Application

This scholarship application will be used to apply students for available scholarships through the Hibbing Community College Foundation. Deadline for submission has been extended to is April 20, 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions

Workforce Development Scholarship 

Workforce Development Scholarship Application

This scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $2500.00. Deadline for submission is August 3, 2020

*** Please note: This scholarship is only eligible for students entering into Automotive Technician, Dental Assistant, Diesel Mechanics, IT Networking & Security, Medical Laboratory Technician or Nursing programs. Students in these programs to be eligible need to be in a minimum of 9 credits in Fall Semester and 9 credits in Spring Semester.


St. Louis County Mineral Royalties Scholarship 

St. Louis County Mineral Royalties Scholarship Application

This scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $2,500.00. Deadline for submission is August 3, 2020

*** Please Note: This scholarship is only available to students who have graduated from a St. Louis County, Minnesota High School.


Financial Aid Disbursement Dates - Spring 2020

FINANCIAL AID DISBURSEMENT

SPRING SEMESTER 2020

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:Students whose financial aid does not cover all charges should immediately establish a payment plan at www.MyCollegePaymentPlan.com.
Please call 218-262-7205 with questions.

  • January 29, 2020 (Wednesday) – Students enrolled in direct deposit will begin receiving overages in their bank account.
    • Sign up for direct deposit by going to www.hibbing.edu and logging into your e-services account.Select ‘Financial Aid Setup’ and ‘Direct Deposit Setup’.

  • January 31, 2020 (Friday) – Overage checks can be picked up in the HCC Bookstore.Bookstore hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • A picture ID is required when picking up a check.
    • Want your check mailed? E-mail the Bookstore at bookstore@hibbing.edu. Provide your name, student ID number, and the mailing address.
    • Checks not picked up by February 10, 2020 (Monday) will be mailed to the address listed in e-services. Addresses should be verified in e-services.

  • February 13, 2020 (Thursday) – First time borrowers will receive loan funds by this date.

First Friday Free Foreign Films

The HCC Arts Guild and Multicultural Club are pleased to announce the line-up for this semester’s Foreign Films Series.
These films are shown the first Friday of each month, FREE, at 7 p.m. in the HCC Planetarium.

Each month we show a film from somewhere around the world!

Films are subtitled in English.

Admission is free! Snacks are available for (inexpensive) purchase.

Films show at 7:00 PM.

Mark your calendars and plan to attend. These shows are open to the public.

ADVISORY: Films are not rated and contain adult content. As such, children’s attendance is discouraged.

The film line up includes independent films from across the world:

  • Friday February 7, 2020 at 7pm - Styx
  • Friday March 6, 2020 at 7pm - Ulysses and Mona
  • CANCELLED: Friday April 3, 2020 at 7pm - Arranged
  • Friday May 1, 2020 at 7pm - THREE SHORT FILMS: Ashmina, Wolf Carver, The Raft

The First Friday Foreign Films program is funded by the HCC Multicultural Club and HCC Arts Guild thanks to support by HCC Activities. Questions can be directed to Miriam Kero, Diversity Officer, at 218-263-2969.


HCC's Tobacco Free Campus Policy

Hibbing Community College’s Tobacco Use Policy


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When will the Tobacco Use policy take effect?

A. The policy prohibiting any use of tobacco on college property goes into effect August 1, 2018.

Q. What is considered a tobacco product and prohibited by the policy?

A. Any form of tobacco such as cigar, cigarette, snuff, chewing tobacco, smokeless pouches, loose-leaf tobacco, pipes, hookah, e-cigarettes, e-cigars, and any electronic oral device not specifically approved by the U.S. Food and Drug administration for use in medical treatment.

Q. Who is affected by this policy?

A. All College and dental clinic employees, students, visitors, and contractors must comply with the policy.

Q. How is the policy going to be enforced?

A. Individuals can enforce the policy by politely letting anyone using tobacco know that the policy is in place. Tell them we do not allow the use of tobacco products of any kind on our campus and we appreciate their respect for our campus environment. Repeated abuse of the policy by staff and faculty will be addressed by the Provost and Human Resources; students who repeatedly abuse the policy will meet with the Dean of Academics.

Q. How is Hibbing Community College going to help employees and students who want to quit using tobacco?

A. The College will provide resources for students and employees to obtain cessation help. Brochures, pamphlets, and other cessation materials and resources will be found in Student Services, Employee mailroom, Commons, and other locations across the campus.

Q. What are some resources including phone apps to help me become tobacco-free?

A.

 NCI QuitPal – Free smartphone app https://digital.gov/2013/03/14/nci-quitpal-app/

 quitSTART or QuitGuide – Free apps in App Store and Google Play https://smokefree.gov/tools-tips/apps/quitstart OR https://smokefree.gov/tools-tips/apps/quitguide

 SmokefreeTXT – sign up at Smokefree.gov

(different groups for teens, pregnant women, Vets, and those who want to quit dip)

 MyQuit Coach – Free app from LIVESTRONG in the App Store

 QuitPlan - provides free phone counseling, nicotine patches, gum and lozenges to those who

qualify: https://www.quitplan.com/

 Blue Cross and Blue Plus members - Quitting tobacco support line – Call toll-free 1-888-662-BLUE (2583)

 iBook - Read a motivational tip each day for 50 days to help you conquer tobacco and quit

smoking for good with Sure-Fire, Fifty-Day Way to Stop Smoking – iBook

 Quit for Life – provides an expert telephone coach, nicotine replacement aids, and a workbook.

Call: 866-784-8454.

HCC Email Information

New to HCC and don't know how to check your email? Follow these directions:

Go to our homepage www.hibbing.edu under Quick Links, click on Email Login

To log into your email:

STUDENTS:
Username: starid@go.minnstate.edu
Password: Starid Password

EMPLOYEES:
Username: starid@minnstate.edu
Password: Starid Password