Message from the President

Our Cabinet and planning teams have worked diligently to create a return-to-campus plan informed by consultations with local health officials and surveys of our faculty, staff and students. The overall goal of this plan is to ensure the health and safety of our wonderfully diverse community as we begin to reconvene in person.

Please review the details of our Returning to the Nest: Hillsborough Community College Back-to-Campus Plan carefully. By working together to put the health of our community first, we can move toward safely returning to our campuses and facilities with a phased approach.

Our plan must be flexible to accommodate the complex and ever-changing conditions that confront us. We will continue to follow the most current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in addition to direction from state and local government as we move forward with our plans and phases of reentry.

I want to thank you personally for your flexibility, strength and support. Your perseverance and resiliency in the face of this pandemic have been an inspiration to me. These same qualities will allow us to return to campus with Hawk spirit and pride on full display.

Dr. Ken Atwater
President, Hillsborough Community College