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Textbook Buyback

Sell your books!

Buyback Dates & Times:

Tuesday May 14th - Thursday May 16th

9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

*Student ID Required!

Check HERE for guaranteed buyback prices.

Earth Week

Happy Spring! In April, people all over the country celebrate EARTH DAY. This year, it takes place on Monday April 22nd. Here at HCC, we will be celebrating all week in the Commons area with activities. We want to put a few opportunities on your radar:

  1. We will be collecting clean, dry mascara wands in the Commons from April 22-26. These wands can be recycled to groom animals at Wildlife Rehabilitation centers. Check it out here: https://www.appalachianwild.org/wands-for-wildlife.html
  2. We will also be collecting plastic bags to recycle. Bring in your pile of left-over plastic shopping bags, and we will exchange them for a FREE cloth reusable bag (while supplies last).
  3. We will have community garden plot applications available for students and staff. This is a cheap way to grow your own food over the summer. Student plot fees are as low as 10 dollars.

Think spring!

HCC Sustainability Committee

First Friday Foreign Films

The First Friday Foreign Film series will run from December through May. The first Friday of each month, the Hibbing Community College Planetarium will show an independent foreign film. Admission will always be free. Showtime is 7pm. The film line up includes independent films from across the world:

  • The Apprentice, October 5, 2018
  • The Ardennes, November 2, 2018
  • My King, December 7, 2018
  • LaFamilia, February 1, 2019
  • Over the Limit, March 1, 2019
  • I am not a Witch, April 5, 2019
  • The Charmer, May 3, 2019

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 Building Names

Hibbing Community College is seeking input from community members, students, and alumni as it plans to name several of its buildings and common spaces.

Buildings are currently labeled by letter. As the campus nears the completion of a major new construction project (concluding in spring 2019), Hibbing Community College has recognized an opportunity to rename its buildings and common spaces. New, memorable names will offer clarity for students and visitors while also honoring HCC’s century-long history of providing affordable higher education for the Iron Range.

Click here to take part

Beyond the Classroom

Beyond the Classroom (BtC) is a zero-credit, no cost learning experience that takes place outside the traditional classroom. It is driven by a student's interests and is flexible in time and place. Participate in a BtC learning experience Spring Semester 2019. BtC is open to all students.

Exploring Business Careers

Led by Wayne Kangas

Are you interested in a career in business? Have you thought about choosing business as a major? There are many areas of business that a person can work in. Sometimes the best path to a career is not the obvious one or it is not what you are expecting. Come define your path. Explore a variety of careers within the business field.

Wayne Kangas is a business consultant with the University of Minnesota Duluth Center for Economic Development. Prior to that he spent eight years in financial planning and worked as a registered stockbroker. He began his education at HCC where he obtained his Associate in Science degree in Business Administration before transferring to the University of Wisconsin Superior to earn a Bachelors in Business Administration degree with a concentration in marketing.

First meeting: Monday, February 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Commons. If you are unable to attend this meeting, please contact Wayne:


Wayne S. Kangas, Business Consultant

Phone: (218) 290-7273 Email: wayne.s.kangas@gmail.com

Additional meetings will be scheduled upon meeting with the group.


Registration Form:

BTC Spring 2019 - Registration Business .pdf



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.