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In response to the challenges presented by COVID-19, Hawai'i Community College is closed to the general public at this time, but still open to students and employees essential in supporting our delivery of classes. We are currently planning for a safe, successful return to campus for the Fall 2020 semester. Please find additional information at
March 23 Message from VCAA Joni Onishi

Aloha Esteemed Faculty and Lecturers,

I hope all of you are doing well and are ready to deploy your courses via distance learning. Spend this week reacquainting with your students and acquainting your students and yourself to the different modality of delivery. Please let your DC, Dean, or me know if there's anything you and/or your students need. We have resource people available to assist.

March 18 Message from VCAA Joni Onishi to Faculty and Lecturers

Aloha Faculty and Lecturers,

UH and Hawai`i CC are committed to completing the academic semester and enabling students to graduate on schedule. Hawai`i CC is transitioning to deliver most of its classes via distance education, either online or via Zoom/Real Presence/Google Meet to lessen the risk of our faculty, staff, and students contracting COVID-19.

March 16 Message from Chancellor Rachel Solemsaas

Aloha mai kākou,

Mahalo for all of the hard work you have been doing in response to this rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19. I want to provide several updates, including UH President David Lassner’s most recent message, as well as other information specific to Hawai‘i CC. And as always, the situation is evolving and information provided is subject to change.

Hawai'i CC Support for Moving Classes to Distance Delivery
Note: This is a message sent by Leanne Urasaki on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 2:51 p.m. 
March 12 Message from Chancellor Rachel Solemsaas

Aloha Kauhale,

Mahalo for your patience and understanding during this time as we respond to the challenges presented by COVID-19. 

By now you may have seen that the University of Hawaii has announced that we will be moving classes online.

Hawai‘i CC’s Phi Theta Kappans Win Big at 2020 Regional Convention

Hawai‘i Community College’s Alpha Psi Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society attended the 2020 Pacific Regional Convention at Leeward Community College where they were recognized with chapter and individual awards. These awards included:

Hawai‘i CC students making a difference through free tax preparation

It’s tax season, and that means Hawai‘i Community College students are out in the community using their newly acquired skills to help individuals and families prepare their taxes. 

This is the third consecutive year that Hawai‘i CC students enrolled in Accounting 134: Individual Income Tax Preparation have joined forces with Goodwill Industries of Hawaii to offer free tax services.

And...We're Live! Creative Media Students Get Valuable Experience Through Internship

For Elisabeth Saras, studying Creative Media at Hawai‘i Community College has been “life-changing.”

“This program helps you kind of try different things and really find what works for you,” said Saras, a Creative Media student who is graduating in May. “It gave me the courage and also just the resources to expand on this thing that I’ve always wanted to do but just never thought was possible.”