Students seeking information and/or resources in the areas of health, mental health, and wellness will find these listed websites helpful. Be sure to check out their free online depression and anxiety screenings.
HCC has a list of resources that you might find useful. If you need assistance with food or shelter, the following items might be helpful to you.
If you or someone you know might be at risk of substance abuse or suicide, please check out our resource page.
Counseling & Wellness Center Phone Number: 203-332-5285
Lafayette Hall Room LH A105 and Beacon Hall Room BH 110
Phone: 203-332-5025 or Press ** (star key twice)
What are Care Reports?
The Care Report can be used by students, faculty and staff to "report" students who are exhibiting issues or behavior that are causing concern. This includes:
There are often signs that a student is in distress. For instance, is someone you know...
If you know someone who is exhibiting any of the behaviors listed above, you can make a difference by filing a Care Report.
IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY and/or there is a potential threat to you or someone else dial 911 or call Campus Security at (203) 332-5025.
Housatonic Community College is committed to the success of its students by providing an environment conducive to teaching and learning. To ensure that students take full advantage of their academic opportunities & resources, we encourage the use of our Early Alert System. Early Alert submissions are academic in nature. The earliest use of this system allows faculty to be proactive, supportive, and involved in facilitating the academic components of student retention through early detection and intervention of students who are facing academic challenges.
The goals of the Early Alert program are:
Some of the most common reasons for submitting a student to the Early Alert System include:
What happens after a referral is submitted?
Faculty will receive an automated message confirming that the submission has been received. The student will be assigned an advisor who will make two attempts via phone and email to contact the student. The advisor will then inform the Professor by email of their interaction.
The early alert period has ended for this semester. It will return next semester.
New Student Orientation and Advising Outcomes:
From the Housatonic Community College website:
Log into myCommNet using your student Banner ID and Password
Choose the Student Tab
Click on Student Self Service
Select Student Records
Select Student Degree Evaluation
Select the present term
Select What if Analysis
Select Entry Term (term you first enrolled)
Select the Program of Study (Major you want evaluated)
Select First Major (the same program)
Select Generate Request
Select General Requirements (not Detail)
Generate request then Submit and Print
To select another Program of Study/Major – Click on What If Analysis at the bottom of the page. Areas designated as MET are completed. Areas NOT MET need to be completed.
1. Go to the HCC websit.
2. Click on Registration Resources
3. Look for the heading REGISTRATION
4. Click Here to Register Online You will need to have your banner id number and your password to proceed from here.
5. Log onto MyCommNet using your banner id and enter your password
6. Click the “Student” tab
7. Click Student /Academic Records
8. Click Registration & Payment
9. Click on select a term and choose FALL 2017
10. Click on Register (add/drop) classes
11. You will need the four digit CRN number for each course you want to register for
12. Enter the four digit CRN number into each box correctly then select submit to register Payment is due at time of registration. You can use your credit or financial aid to complete your registration Any mistakes or changes to your registration cannot be done online they must be done in person.
Log into myCommnet.edu using your student Banner ID and Password
Click on Student Self Service
Click on Student Records
Click on Student Information
Select Current Term
Your Primary Advisor is shown here. Return to home page of website.
Click onto Directories to locate Primary Advisor’s contact information.
Set up an appointment for advisement. Advising months are: April for the Summer/Fall registration periods and November for the Spring. Please seek advisement from your faculty advisor during these advising months.
Read Your Catalog
You must be a good consumer of your college education. Ignorance of the rules is no excuse.
Follow Your Degree Plan
Without a plan you have no direction and with no direction you cannot reach your goal.
Meet With Your Advisor Every Semester
Careful planning is key to academic success. You do not have to go it alone. Ask your advisor. Don’t know who your advisor is or having trouble finding your advisor? Come to LH- A111. We will help you.
You Must Meet All Prerequisite Requirements
A prerequisite is a required course that you must complete.
You Cannot Be In Two Places At The Same Time
Be aware of the days and times each class begins and ends. Even a cross over of 10 minutes is physically impossible. Watch your times.
Not All Courses Are Offered Every Semester
Work with your Faculty Advisor on long range planning to determine when you will complete courses required in your program.
Get The CRN # Right
The CRN # is the course’s identity. It is a four digit number at the beginning of each course listed in the schedule. Get it wrong and you are in the wrong class. Period.
Go To Class, Study, and Do Your Homework
Ask For Help When You Need It
If you don’t ask, we can’t help you.
Follow These Rules
Follow the rules to be successful in your academic endeavors.
Services are available both on a walk-in basis and by appointment, call (203) 332-5097
Counseling Center Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Other times available by appointment
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The mission of the Counseling Center is to assist students in being successful at Housatonic Community College.
Counselors help identify personal, academic and social barriers that may prevent students from succeeding. They represent a safe haven for the students, a place where confidential information can be exchanged.
The goal of the counselors, who are trained professionals, is to help students benefit from an experience at HCC that will prepare them for employment in their field of study, or to continue their education at a four year college or university.
The counselors at HCC strive to help you achieve academic success, feel comfortable at Housatonic, develop educational and career plans and help you understand yourself and others. The ultimate goal is for you, the student, to direct your own life and feel responsible for yourself and your actions.
Sometimes students want to just sit down and talk about personal or non-academic concerns. The counselors are here to listen. They recognize that many students are trying to balance work, school and family responsibilities along with personal needs. They understand that overwhelming pressure can build; therefore, they offer you a friendly ear in a confidential setting. Referrals to outside agencies are made when necessary.
Seek personal counseling if you feel:
Counselors can help you:
The Counseling Center provides academic advising by appointment and by walk-in. Faculty advisors are available in all academic departments.
If you experience an academic problem, come to the Counseling Center and discuss your options with a Counselor. Counselors are available to discuss a variety of academic issues such as: academic probation, academic suspension, and graduation requirements.
If your career plans change and you are thinking of changing your academic program, change of program forms are available in the Counseling Center. They are also available on the HCC website. Also, if you have not attended for two years and your GPA is below 2.0, you can request the Fresh Start Option.
Located in Lafayette Hall in room A108, the career counselor can help students succeed in many ways. Career goals can help students plan their college programs to assure they have the skills they need to succeed in the workplace. Counselors can also help students with transfer information to four-year institutions. Some of the services include:
The Career/Transfer reference library is located in room A108-b. The library offers students additional resources including college catalogs, background literature on careers, etc. Career/Transfer Workshops are held throughout the year and give students additional information to help make their career and transfer choices.
Professional Counselors facilitate the following workshops:
Marilyn Wehr, MS, LPC, Counselor
Housatonic Community College
900 Lafayette Boulevard
Bridgeport, CT 06604