Philosophy of Student Services
The philosophy of the Student Services program at Hudson Valley
is to promote concern for the whole person, including his/her preparation
for the future. It also involves developing the ability to make
a living which is of service to others and the encouragement of
a search for what is relevant. The Student Services staff will
promote understanding and fellowship among those of diverse faiths,
ages, races, cultures and nations. The Student Services staff will
provide guidance to an individual for formal and informal educational
experiences and for maximum personal fulfillment.
The Student Services professionals will continue to provide total
concern for the needs of every student enrolled at Hudson Valley
Community College. The staff is concerned with the entire college
community and will utilize all resources available on and off campus
to support the Student Services program. The staff will always meet
the students' needs with professionalism, courtesy and patience.
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Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)
Full-time students may cross-enroll in the Army ROTC Program at
Siena College. Classes are taught at Siena College and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. This program qualifies
students for commissions as officers in the U.S. Army. Scholarships
are available to first and second year students who plan to attend
a four-year college, and who meet qualification requirements. For
details about this program, interested students should contact the
professor of military science at Siena College.
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Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps
AFROTC is an educational program designed
to give men and women the opportunity to
become Air Force officers while completing a
four-year degree program. The AFROTC major
is designed to prepare you to assume positions
of increasing responsibility and importance in
today's Air Force. The program at Hudson
Valley Community College is offered in a partnership
with the Department of Aerospace
Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Scholarships and incentives are available to
those who qualify. See your academic advisor
or contact AFROTC Detachment 550 at (518)
276-6236. Also refer to http://aas.union.rpi.edu/site_det550/ for additional information.
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Hudson Valley Community College has a long tradition
of successful intercollegiate athletics, and has fielded competitive
varsity teams since the college's inception in 1953. Viking
athletes, male and female, are recognized among the nation's
two-year colleges for their leadership and excellence.
While academic success is a student's top priority, participation in intercollegiate
athletics can enhance the educational experience. Tryouts for Hudson Valley's
varsity teams are publicized across the campus, and all students are welcome
to attend. If you are interested in participating in athletics at Hudson Valley
Community College, stop by Room 219 of the McDonough Sports Complex to fill
out the necessary paperwork.
Hudson Valley student-athletes will have 16 intercollegiate
athletic programs, eight for men and eight for
women, from which to choose:
|Cross Country (Men)
|Cross Country (Women)
||Ice Hockey (Men)
The Vikings hold six NJCAA National
Championships, with the most recent coming
in 2010 by the women's bowling team. With
55 Region III Championships and nearly 100
Conference Championships, Hudson Valley
Community College offers some of the top
athletic programs in the country.
This past year fourteen of our student athletes
received All Region recognition and three received All
America recognition. One of our student athletes
received the prestigious SUNY Chancellor's Award for
Excellence, one of the highest honors a student in the
SUNY system may receive.
Academic Eligibility for
For the purpose of determining eligibility to
participate in the Faculty Student Association governed
intercollegiate athletics, a student
must maintain a 2.0 GPA in all coursework
attempted. For this purpose, the midterm
grades will be considered and reckoned in the
GPA and will stand until overridden by the end
of term grades.
Hudson Valley Community College boasts
some of the finest athletic facilities found on
any two-year college campus in the country.
All of Hudson Valley's athletic teams enjoy
the benefits of the McDonough Sports
Complex, a 126,000-square-foot recreation
facility that is home to a 4,000-seat gymnasium
and the first on-campus ice rink at any
American community college.
The baseball team plays at Joseph L. Bruno
Stadium on campus, which seats 4,500 and
also is host to the New York-Penn League's
Tri-City ValleyCats, a Houston Astros-affiliated
Class A baseball team. Other on-campus
sport facilities include: football, soccer,
lacrosse and softball fields, along with state
of the art tennis courts.
The Athletics Department sponsors an extensive program of intramural sports and recreational activities open to all students and employees of the college. Participation in the Intramural Program can enrich your educational experience and improve your physical health. The Intramural Program also provides you with the opportunity to compete in athletic events without the pressure associated with varsity competition. Intramural events include soccer, volleyball and basketball, and activities such as darts, racquetball and frisbee golf. For more information, please contact the intramural coordinator at (518) 629-7367.
You also can use the recreational facilities when
classes are not in session and during evening
The Athletic Department is located in the
McDonough Sports Complex and can be contacted
at (518) 629-7328.
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In addition to textbooks, the Viking's Cove Bookstore
carries a variety of items, including school supplies, lab
supplies, electronics, computers and computer accessories,
tablets, printers, software, study aids, clothing,
greeting cards, magazines and newspapers.
Textbooks are available for purchase beginning two
weeks prior to the start of classes; students are
encouraged to shop during these two weeks to
avoid the long lines at the start of classes. If a student
is eligible for federal financial aid, they may be
eligible for a Bookstore Advance. A Bookstore
Advance can be used beginning one week prior to
the start of classes in the fall and spring semesters.
The bookstore accepts cash, check and credit cards
(MasterCard, Visa and Discover). Photo ID is
required for all check, charge and Bookstore
There are two ways students can pre-order
textbooks. Online textbook purchasing is
available via the Bookstore web site,
www.hvcc.edu/bookstore. Students can
choose to have their books shipped to them
or held in the Bookstore for pick-up. “Prepack” is a convenient, free service that allows
the Viking’s Cove Bookstore staff to pre-pack all
textbooks for a student. Pre-pack forms are
available once registration begins. Students
can get forms at the Bookstore or via the website at www.hvcc.edu/bookstore. With both
methods, students are notified once their
order is completed and available for pickup.
Students that utilize these services are automatically
entered into a contest to win their
textbooks free for the semester and also for
bookstore gift cards.
To obtain information about the bookstore's return policy and services offered by the bookstore including textbook pre-pack, online textbook purchasing, textbook buy back, and fax service, please visit www.hvcc.edu/bookstore or call (518) 629-7157.
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Hudson Valley Community College participates in the CDTA Unlimited Ridership Program. Free unlimited ridership is available on CDTA buses for all registered students for the fall and spring semesters as well as intersession and summer terms. Students who register and pay for a credit-bearing summer course may use CDTA services during the part of term for which they are enrolled. Students will be able to use their ID as a bus pass to access all CDTA routes including the STAR service and the Northway Xpress commuter service.
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The Campus Ministry Office offers students the
opportunity to deepen their faith while at
Hudson Valley Community College. Our campus
minister strives to be available to students to
help create an atmosphere in which they can
integrate their faith life with their social and
educational lives. A variety of experiences is
offered, which center on issues of faith, self-awareness,
religious heritage and religious perspective
on current events and social issues.
Should students desire it, individual counseling
is available to further personal and spiritual
growth and development.
The Interfaith Prayer Room is a place for students, faculty and staff to use for personal reflection and for occasional services or spiritual programs. Literature and sacred scripture from major world religions are available in the prayer room. We encourage the use of the room by members of religious traditions and for interdenominational events.
The Campus Ministry Office is in the Siek Campus Center. For more information, call (518) 629-7168.
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Center for Access and Assistive Technology (Formerly Disability Resource Center)
The major goal of the office is to assist all qualified students with disabilities in the pursuit of their educational objectives. The center attempts to coordinate students’ needs with services and resources available within our college system and to ensure accessible educational opportunities for students according to their individual needs. To assist students, the center offers a number of support service programs. The purpose of these programs is not to create a competitive advantage for students, but to eliminate any disadvantages that may exist.
Operation of the Center for Access and Assistive Technology is based on the philosophy that the individuals it serves are students first and that their disabilities are secondary. The office strives to coordinate services that will enable students with disabilities to act as independently as possible in a supportive atmosphere that promotes self reliance. It is the students’ choice whether or not they utilize the available services.
A pre-admissions visit to the college is highly recommended to all applicants. Persons with special needs are urged to visit early, preferably during their junior year of high school. The Admissions Office and the Center for Access and Assistive Technology should be contacted for an appointment.
Hudson Valley Community College is approximately 90 percent accessible to the mobility impaired with the remaining 10 percent accommodated through special scheduling. Existing structures on campus have been modified and are continually being updated with regard to accessibility. Among those modifications are reserved parking spaces, curb cutouts, building approaches, wheelchair ramps, lowered drinking fountains and first floor bathrooms.
The Center for Access and Assistive Technology offers a wide range of support services. Each incoming student makes an appointment for an Intake Evaluation Meeting with the office, whereby a CAAT staff member and the student will discuss the type of disability the student has, the special equipment required, specialized skills the student possesses, and the support services the student believes are necessary to his/her successful academic functioning.
The Center for Access and Assistive Technology offers assistance to both temporarily and permanently disabled students on the college campus. General services include:
- Self-advocacy skill training
- Liaison with local, state and federal agencies
- Liaison with faculty and staff
- Individual intake evaluation meetings
- Pre-admission counseling
- Assistance with registration process
- Special scheduling
- Classroom accommodations
- Supplemental tutorial services advisement
- Monitoring academic progress
- Assistance in acquiring special equipment
- Extended test-taking time when needed
- Proctored settings for examinations
- Assistance with reading and/or writing during exams/tests when needed
- Note taker assistance
- Texts in alternate formats - Electronic Books
- General assistance with navigating the campus
- Scooters for on-campus navigation for students with mobility concerns
- Resource for local high schools and the community
- Loan equipment program
- Voter’s Registration site
The Center for Access and Assistive Technology provides students with disabilities with access to computer technology through specifically designed adaptive equipment. Students may use the equipment in conjunction with computer courses offered by the college, request an orientation to the specifically designed computer equipment for personal knowledge, or be evaluated on the Center for Access and Assistive Technology equipment. This assists students in determining the type of components they may wish to purchase or have purchased by a funding agency such as the Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES -VR) or the New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH). Individual computer work stations with various components are available within the Center for Access and Assistive Technology.
The Center for Access and Assistive Technology is located in the Siek Campus Center, Room 130. The office hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. Summer hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Evening hours are available by appointment. During these hours, the office is open on a walk-in basis. Special appointments for students may be made by calling (518) 629-7154; T.D.D. (518) 629-7596 or Fax (518) 629-4831.
Center for Careers and Transfer
The Center for Careers and Transfer is
located on the second floor of the Siek Campus
Center. Students and alumni are offered a wide
variety of services provided by the office.
The center will assist you with your job search,
resume writing, interview preparation, job networking,
career counseling and much more.
Credit by Examination
The College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
and DSST are administered through the
Center for Careers and Transfer. Students
interested in satisfying degree requirements
through CLEP or DSST testing should see a
counselor to explore the opportunities.
Approximately half of all graduates from
Hudson Valley transfer to pursue an advanced
degree from a four-year college or university. To
assist students with researching transfer opportunities,
the center maintains an extensive
library of college catalogs and reference books.
Additionally, the center coordinates numerous
campus visits of four-year college representatives
throughout the year as well as a large
Transfer Fair each semester. Transfer counselors
can advise students on course selections, GPA
requirements, and other details that will best
prepare them for transferring to the college of
their choice. Hudson Valley has many formal
transfer articulation agreements with four-year
colleges and universities. Students are advised
to visit the center early in their studies to obtain
the most accurate and current information available
regarding articulation agreements.
To learn more about the services and utilize
online employment, career and transfer resources, visit
The site also links to an online job bank which
includes: full-time, part-time and summer jobs
as well as internship opportunities. For more
information contact (518) 629-7326.
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Child Care Services
The mission of Viking Child Care Center is to provide safe, affordable, high quality child care for Hudson Valley Community College students. The center maintains a warm, homelike atmosphere and is staffed by professionals who are trained to recognize and understand children's developmental stages. Program components promote social, emotional, intellectual and physical growth.
The center is located on the southeastern end of the campus on Williams Road. Two fenced-in play areas offer opportunities for children to run, jump, climb, explore and experience the wonders of nature. The center itself is filled with blocks and books, computers and an indoor gym. Caring teachers, student interns, and Work-Study students offer the children attention throughout the day.
The center is open 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and serves children between the ages six weeks and five years old. Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack are provided daily. Fees are on a sliding scale base on a student's gross income. Tuition assistance is available to eligible parents. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For more information, call (518) 629-4506.
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Dental Hygiene Clinic
At the Dental Hygiene Clinic, students, faculty
and staff can obtain free dental cleanings and
exams. Services such as X-rays and sealants are
also available for a minimal fee. All services are
performed by Dental Hygiene students under
supervision of Dental Hygiene faculty. The
Dental Clinic is located in Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center, Room
127. For more information, call (518) 629-7400.
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Faculty Student Association of Hudson Valley
Community College, Inc.
The FSA operates auxiliary services on campus,
including the Viking’s Cove Bookstore, the Viking
Child Care Center, food service, student activities,
intercollegiate athletics, and campus vending.
The general purpose of the Faculty Student Association of Hudson
Valley Community College, Inc. (FSA) is to establish, operate, manage,
promote and cultivate educational activities and relationships between
and among the students and faculty of the college and aid the students,
faculty and the administration of the college in the furtherance
of their educational goals.
The FSA Business Office is located in the Siek Campus Center. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students can obtain information on any of the FSA's services, pay Viking Child Care fees, obtain vending machine refunds, add money to debit meal plans or make change at the FSA Business Office. Any student who has a suggestion and/or complaint regarding any FSA service should call (518) 629-7165.
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Food services are provided in various locations.
Hours of operation are as follows:
*Hours subject to change
|Food Court - Campus Center 2nd Floor
||7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
||Monday - Friday
| Library Café
||7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
|7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
|Williams Hall Café
||7:30 a.m. - Noon
|7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
|7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
||Wednesday and Thursday
| Science Center Café
||8 a.m. - 20 p.m.
||Monday - Friday
Food including deli sandwiches, salads, hot
entrées, hot and cold beverages and a variety of
snack items are available at all locations.
Food and beverages also are available from
vending machines located in various buildings
Students may sign up for a meal plan and add
money to their meal plan by stopping by the
FSA Business Office, located in Siek Campus
Center Room 240 next to the Food Court.
Students use their student ID card as a debit
card and save the 8 percent sales tax.
Additional information may be obtained by
contacting the food service manager at (518)
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Siek Campus Center
The Raymond H. Siek Campus
Center houses a wide variety of student-centered
services: a 300-seat cafeteria; the 350-seat
Maureen Stapleton Theatre; the Center for
Careers and Transfer; the Wellness Center; the college Chaplain’s
office; the Cultural Events office, the Center for Access and Assistive Technology; the Educational Opportunity Program; the Faculty Student Association; the office of the
student newspaper, The Hudsonian; the Public Safety Department;
Activities and Student Senate offices; and
Viking’s Cove Bookstore. The computer lab
allows students to access computers 24 hours a
day, seven days a week.
The Maureen Stapleton Theatre, at the far south end of
the center, has hosted many performances for students
and the public.
Throughout the school year, the Siek Campus
Center also serves as the focal point for many
student-sponsored events such as afternoon
concerts, talent shows, and guest speakers.
Informally, the center is almost always alive
with student activity and interaction.
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The Student Activities Office serves as the liaison between the
college and students. The office supports learning outside the classroom by providing extracurricular and leadership development opportunities.
Students wishing to schedule, participate in, or discuss campus
activities should contact the Student Activities Office on the
second floor of the Siek Campus Center. The telephone number is (518)
All student activities are conducted under the sponsorship of
the Student Senate and the supervision of the Student Activities
Office. Participation is encouraged in the following areas:
Clubs and Organizations
Any group of students with a common interest and purpose can request
that the Student Senate recognize them and provide them with
a charter and financial assistance. Most clubs meet at least
once a month, usually from 2 to 4 p.m. Mondays. This time has
been set aside specifically for student club activities; no classes
are scheduled during this time.
Currently, there are more than 50 clubs chartered on campus for the pursuit of educational, cultural and
Anyone wishing to obtain additional information should contact the
Student Activities Office.
Academic Eligibility for
Participation in Student Senate
For the purpose of determining eligibility to
function as a member of Student Senate sponsored
organizations, a student must maintain
a 2.0 GPA in all coursework attempted. For
the purpose of determining eligibility to participate
as an executive officer in the Student
Senate, a student must maintain a 2.5 GPA in
all coursework attempted. For these purposes,
the midterm grades will be considered
and reckoned in the GPA and will stand until
overridden by the end of term grades.
Field Trips and Cultural Events
There are many day trips to Boston and New York
City to sightsee and attend plays or athletic events.
Weekend and week-long ventures during term breaks
to places such as Montreal, Florida, and Utah also are
The Housing Office publishes the Student Housing
Guide which includes a list of available housing in the region.
If you are seeking housing information, contact the
Housing Office located in the Siek Campus Center at
Wall lockers are available for student use in Amstuz and Brahan Halls. The lockers are located on all three floors of Amstuz Hall and on the first floor of Brahan Hall.
The lockers are assigned by the Student Activities Office, located in the Siek Campus Center, Room 210. student ID is required for locker rental and a $10 fee will be charged per semester. Students should pay the fee at the Cashier's Office, first floor of Guenther Enrollment Services Center, and bring receipt of payment to the Student Activities Office, where a locker and combination will be assigned. For security purposes, only one individual is assigned per locker and only that individual may obtain combination information (ID must be presented). In the event the student loses, or forgets their combination, they should return to the Student Activities Office for a reassigned combination.
The contents of all assigned wall lockers must be removed by the last day of class of each semester.
The college hosts several special events each year,
including Homecoming, Spring Fest, a Year-End barbecue
and lectures and musical performances.
The aim of the Student Senate is to promote a clear
and continuing exchange of ideas among individuals and groups
of the college community; to participate in formulating aims,
objectives and policies of the college and interpreting them
to the student body and the broader community; to organize
and provide, contribute to the controlling and regulating of
student activities, to foster social, recreational, academic,
cultural and spiritual needs beyond those offered in the formal
major; and to exhibit concern for the future needs of the college
Students at Hudson Valley Community College, with administration
and faculty guidance, assume the responsibility of promoting and
coordinating student affairs, authorizing the establishment of
new clubs and activities, promoting student welfare and assisting
with the annual budget which supports the extracurricular program
of more than 50 different activities.
The Senate consists of president, vice president, secretary and
treasurer positions, and senator seats. Senators and officers
are elected every year by the student body. In any given year the
Senate has openings for 10 to 18 freshmen and 15 to 18 seniors,
representing all four academic schools plus non-matriculated students on campus. Freshman class
and Senior class presidents also are voted on by the students in their work.
Additionally, students are encouraged to represent the student
body on campus committees such as: Learning Resource, President's/Chancellor's Awards,
Scholarship, Facilities, Safety, Traffic Appeals and Affirmative Action.
These committees are a combination of students, faculty and staff, and students
play an integral role on campus.
There are two publications produced in the Student Activities Office
- The Hudsonian, which is the student newspaper.
Editions of The Hudsonian are printed approximately
13 times per year.
- The Hudson Valley Community College Student
Handbook and Calendar, which is published
once a year during the summer.
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The New York State Education Department, through
the Office of the Assistant Commissioner of Higher
Education, has approved the college majors and continuing
education programs as required by the
Veterans Affairs for its certification of eligibility of
qualified veterans. Detailed information may be
obtained from the Registrar's Office or
from the nearest Veterans Affairs office.
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The Hudson Valley Community College Wellness
Center, located in the Siek Campus Center, encompasses
three service areas: Health Services, the
Counseling Center and Health and Wellness
Education. Office hours are Monday through Friday,
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., during the academic year. Summer
hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Students also may be seen on a walk-in basis,
pending the availability of counselors/medical personnel. Appointments for evening hours may be
made during the academic year by visiting the
office or calling (518) 629-7320. For more information,
Health and Wellness Education
The Health and Wellness Education program provides
outreach services to students through a
holistic model of student development and preventive
wellness. More information is available at www.hvcc.edu/wellness.
Students requesting health information or medical attention
may visit Health Services in the Wellness
Center in the Siek Campus Center..
In general, a nurse practitioner is available each class day
during the fall and spring terms. Walk-in hours are
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The college physician
is available to see patients on Tuesday and Thursday
afternoons during class days during the fall and spring
terms. Nurses are available 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Treatment at Health Services is free to students
in need. A student ID is required. There may be a charge
for laboratory tests and X-rays performed by facilities outside
the college. These charges may or may not be covered
by individual student health insurance. It is the
responsibility of the student to inquire about individual
Students without insurance may inquire about possible
laboratory testing options available. The college is not
responsible for reimbursement for expenses caused by
injuries that occur at, or illnesses that are a result of,
activities that occur at on campus or off-campus educational
sites or activities.
All treatment at Health Services is strictly
confidential with the exception of reports of injuries
that occur on campus. Copies of those reports must be
sent to the risk manager. All injuries that occur on campus
should be reported to Health Services
even if the injury appears to be insignificant.
Health Services - Immunization Requirements
New York State Public Health Law requires college students
to demonstrate proof of immunity to the diseases
measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). The law applies to
students born after January 1, 1957, who are registered
for 6 or more credits at Hudson Valley. The proof of
immunity required must be documented by a health
care practitioner or other acceptable evidence in the following
Titers: Positive blood tests (titers) for measles, mumps
and rubella can be submitted to Health Services. When submitting titers, a copy of the lab report
must be provided.
Measles Vaccinations: Otherwise known as rubella – 2
doses live measles vaccine administered after the first
birthday and at least 30 days apart (exact dates of vaccinations are required).
Mumps Vaccination: 1 live dose mumps vaccine administered
after 12 months of age (exact date of vaccination
Rubella Vaccination: Also known as German measles – 1
live dose rubella vaccine administered after 12 months of
age (exact date of vaccination is required).
All forms must have an original signature or stamp to be
considered properly documented. Students also are
required by New York State law to have a meningitis
response form on file. This is simply a requirement for a
signed form. Meningitis immunization is not required.
Health Services - Religious Exemption
When a prospective student requests a religious waiver
from NYS immunization requirements, it is the policy
of Hudson Valley Community College to require a letter
from the requestor's pastor explaining that the
prospective student's religion exempts him/her from
immunization requirements or the requester can submit
a certified copy of his/her high school immunization
records indicating a religious waiver from immunizations
in high school.
If the high school record is sent, it must be accompanied
by a letter from the prospective student explaining
precisely what beliefs he/she holds that will
exempt him/her from the immunization requirements.
In addition, the religious exemption waiver must be
signed, notarized and returned to Health Services with the pastor's letter or the high school documentation
and the prospective student's letter.
Health Services - College Requirements
Tuberculosis (TB) Evaluation Policy- All students must
undergo a TB skin test (PPD) within 3 months of the
semester start date.
Tetanus or Tetanus/Diphtheria- At least one vaccination
within the last 10 years.
All immunization forms submitted to Health Services must have an original signature or a practice
stamp. Photocopied signatures and stamps are not
accepted. Also, all immunization information should be
sent to Health Service at least one month prior to registration. The address is: Health Services, Hudson
Valley Community College, Siek Campus Center, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY 12180.
For additional information, contact college Health
Services at (518) 629-7468 or email@example.com.
A student who does not submit required immunization
records will be allowed to pay the tuition bill, but
a hold will be placed on the student's account which
will prevent the student from making any changes to
his/her schedule. The hold will be lifted once the
immunization requirements have been met. Students
who do not meet immunization requirements by the
New York State mandatory deadline will be administratively
withdrawn from the college.
A counselor from the Rensselaer County Sexual Assault
Care Center is available in Health Services
on designated afternoons. An appointment is preferred
but not necessary. Special arrangements for meeting
times and places are available upon request. To reach a
counselor for immediate assistance, please call the hotline
at (518) 271-3257.
For more information, contact Health Services
at (518) 629-7468 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for Counseling is part of the Wellness
Center and located in the Siek Campus Center, Room
260. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through
Friday during the academic year. Summer hours are 8
a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Evening hours
are available, during the academic year, by appointment
only. Appointments may be made by visiting the
office, or calling (518) 629-7320. Students also may be
seen on a walk-in basis, pending the availability of a
counselor. Counselors are skilled, qualified professionals
who provide a range of services including the following:
The Center for Counseling is responsible for assisting
students who are having academic difficulties. This
includes counseling students who lose their good academic
standing and assisting those who are seeking
an academic waiver.
Personal and Psychological Counseling
When students don't succeed in college, it is often due
to personal problems interfering with their academic
performance. Some of the issues that students may be
dealing with include depression, anxiety, procrastination,
lack of motivation, family or relationship problems,
stress, substance abuse, eating disorders, etc. To
assist students in working through such problems, the
center offers short-term individual counseling that is
both private and confidential. The center also assists
students with referrals to community-based service
providers, as needed.
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Each year, editors of the national publication of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges solicit nominations
from Hudson Valley Community College.
Nominations are based on academic achievement, service to the
community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential
for continued success.
Selected students join an elite group of students selected from
more than 1,000 institutions of higher education in all 50 states,
the District of Columbia and several foreign nations.
Nominations are made by the department chairpersons and faculty
to the office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Development.
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