2023 Fall Student Guide
Fall Term August 28- December 16

Welcome Panther! As you embark on your educational journey, we are here to assist you every step of the way. We want to ensure you have the resources and support needed for a successful academic experience. To help you navigate the ins and outs of campus life, we have provided a comprehensive student guide covering various topics. From student services to common terms, our guide has you covered. If you have any questions or concerns during your time with us, don't hesitate to use this guide as your go-to resource. We are excited to see all that you will accomplish in your academic journey, and we are here to support you every step of the way.

Students can receive walk-in services for enrollment, registration, fi­nancial aid, and payments. Online help is also available for many of our student services, including Financial Aid and Admissions, via the Virtual Help Desk. We provided all the links you'll need below.

Click here for extended hours from August 21 - September 1

Access MyHartnell

To Access MyHartnell (formerly known as DUO) go to: https://hartnell.login.duosecurity.com/
If you need help setting up your MyHartnell, please follow the instructions on this video:  https://hartnellcommunitycollege.app.box.com/s/5bn945af0hoq0ovkszw4ca9f0n5drsml
Once you have logged into the MyHartnell dashboard, click on the Canvas tile to access your courses (whether they are in person, hybrid or fully online). You can also access your Ed Plan, Unofficial Transcripts/Grades, Financial Aid account, buy a Parking Permit and more by clicking on the P.A.W.S. Self Serve tile. The MyHartnell dashboard also has useful resources such as TimelyMD (for 24-hr mental health support), your Hartnell student Gmail, and the Panther Job Board (for on or off campus job openings).  Check it out today!

Student Services

Location: Building B, Main Campus
Counseling appointment information for most programs is available on the counseling appointments webpage:  https://www.hartnell.edu/students/programs/counseling/counseling-appointments.html

This includes help with:

  • Career and Transfer
  • Transcript evaluations
  • Nursing
  • Student Equity Programs
  • Academic Alerts or Dismissals
  • Student programs and clubs

Services are available on the Main Campus and at the Soledad, King City, and Castroville Education Center. Drop-in counseling services are available at the following Zoom link from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/99547217458

Student Success Center
Location: Building N, Room 4, Main Campus

Get personalized support from a Student Success Specialist as a student. They will guide you through your academic journey, offering a wide range of services to help you succeed. Whether you're aiming for a degree, certificate, or further education, our specialists know how to help you reach your goals.

As a student, you are assigned a Student Success Specialist based on your chosen Meta-Major.

Student Success Specialist by Meta-Major

Agriculture, Business and Industries
Jose Zavala
Email: jzavala@hartnell.edu

Leticia Sanchez
Email: lessanchez@hartnell.edu

Health Sciences
Guadalupe Barron V.
Email: gbarronvargas@hartnell.edu

Social Sciences
Fatima Barron
Email: fbarron@hartnell.edu

Arts and Languages
Dulce Montano
Email: dmontano@hartnell.edu

Academic Services

Enrollment Services (Admissions and Records)

If you need academic services or information, please check with your instructor or the administrative assistant in any dean’s area for help or directions. Contact information is available by visiting: hartnell.edu/academics-a­airs/academics.

Important Links:
Student Academic Calendar to stay informed of important dates and deadlines.
Virtual Help Desk

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office
Location: Building B, Main Office

The Financial Aid Office offers a variety of programs to assist you with meeting the costs of higher education. Please click here for more information.

Please check your PAWS Self Serve to review your Financial Aid package. Please make certain to complete all of your assigned tasks. This will help ensure your aid is dispersed in a timely manner.

For students who do see the Campus Logic notification on Self Serv, please create a Campus Logic account.

Campus Logic allows students to submit their financial aid verification documents and financial aid appeals electronically. 


Campus Logic allows students to submit their financial aid verification documents and financial aid appeals electronically. 

Financial Aid Dates and Deadlines
Financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The school will review your application and may request more information if it is necessary. You will receive an award letter once the College has received your Student Aid Report (SAR) from the federal government. Click here for more information.


Cashiers Office (Link)
Location: Building B, Main Campus

Welcome Week Extended Hours of operation: Monday, August 21 to Friday, September 1, 2023.

Monday, August 21 - Thursday, August 24 - 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday, August 25 - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday, August 26 - 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Monday, August 28 - Thursday, August 31 - 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday, September 1 - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Cat Card

The Hartnell College CatCard (electronic ID card) is the official identification, library card, and on-campus debit card for Hartnell College students. We will not be issuing hard copies. Additional information can be found at CatCard.

 Important information on Cat Card services:

  • CatCards will be valid for an entire academic year (August –July).
  • Current funds will remain on your Cat Card for future use, however, no additional funds will be added to the Catcard.
  • Questions related to your funds can be answered at the Hartnell Business Office, email business-office@hartnell.edu

Student Support Services

Tutorial Services
Location: Building B, Main Campus

The Panther Learning Lab will continue to serve students online and in person in Building B, with tutoring and supplemental instruction. Our Fall Hours (online and in-person) will be: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Friday & Saturday 10 .a.m - 3 p.m.  Information is available by clicking here.

Career & Transfer Hub
Location: Building A, Main Campus

The CAT Hub offers services to connect students with career and transfer opportunities. We provide support for career exploration, employment preparation, and transfer assistance. Additional information can be found online at Career Services or Transfer Services.

Basic Needs Center
Location: Building C, Main Campus

The Basic Needs Center (BNC) at Hartnell College acts as a hub that provides and connects students to essential services relating to food, stable housing, financial stability, and wellness security. Our Mission is to provide students with support programs, awareness, and resources essential to meeting their basic needs and promoting academic success. At our BNC, we understand that basic needs must be approached in a holistic manner, and our staff is committed to providing a safe environment that fosters compassion and respect, and welcomes diversity. Additional information can be found online at Basic Needs.

Timely Care

Timely Care is a 24/7 mental telehealth service that is available to all Hartnell students -- FOR FREE.

You will be able to talk to a licensed provider from your smartphone or any web-enabled device within minutes. Licensed providers are available to offer mental health support via phone or secure video chats.

Learn more here.

On Campus Dining

The Grille
The Grille is located in the College Center (Building C).  Inside you will find a wide variety of food and drinks, including our very own Starbucks! Vending machines are also located throughout campus.

The Grille will reopen on Monday, August 28th.

Monday - Thursday from 7:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday from 7:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Starbucks will reopen on Monday, August 28th.
Monday - Thursday from 7:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday from 7:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Both The Grille and Starbucks close during the holidays and school breaks.

Office of Equity Programs

Mi CASA UndocuScholar Resource Center
Mi CASA is open to all undocumented students, their families and the community. Mi CASA provides specialized services for all UndocuScholars.  

UndocuScholars registered with Mi CASA receive additional benefits.  For more information please contact us at micasa@hartnell.edu or call 831-755-6723 or visit us online.  Our door is always open at B204A on the Main Campus. 

Salinas Valley Promise Program
Salinas Valley Promise (SVP) is a program for first-time, full-time college students. Students must apply during the application window before the beginning of their first term. For more information please contact us at svp@hartnell.edu or call 831-755-6723 or visit us online

Umoja, (a Kiswahili word meaning unity) is a community and critical resource dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of our California (CA) Community College students. The Umoja Community serves African American, African Heritage, and other students; believing that when the voices and histories of students are deliberately and intentionally recognized, students develop self-efficacy and a foundation for academic success. For more information please visit  For more information call the Office of Equity Programs (831) 755-6723, by email at umoja@hartnell.edu or visit hartnell.edu/students/programs/oep/umoja

LGBTQIA+ Support 
Hartnell College recognizes the importance of creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all members of the campus community, including those who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community.  

The Office of Equity Programs (OEP) supports LGBTQIA+  students in a variety of ways depending on their individual needs.  Services include:

  • A welcoming and safe space for students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/presentation, ethnic heritage or cultural background. (Building B, Room 204)
  • Access to Office of Equity Programs Academic Counselors
  • Access to our online directory of campus LGBTQIA+ Allies 
  • Online Resource Directory
  • Community of support & advocacy 

For more information please visit  For more information call the Office of Equity Programs (831) 755-6723, by email at oep@hartnell.edu or visit www.hartnell.edu/students/lgbtqia

Other Campus Programs

EOPS: Extended Opportunity Program and Services is a state-funded program that aims to help low-income and underrepresented students succeed in college. EOPS provides academic counseling and other supportive services to assist students while they attend Hartnell College.

The Student Support Services/TRIO Programs recruits low-income, first generation and eligible disabled students to provide them academic development, assist students with basic college requirements, and to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education with the ultimate goal of university transfer. Visit https://www.hartnell.edu/students/programs/trio/index.html for additional information.

DSPS (The Department of Supportive Programs and Services)

DSPS provides a wide range of services to students with disabilities that are participating in District programs and activities.  In college, students with disabilities have the responsibility of contacting DSPS for services, for registration with DSPS, obtaining eligibility for disability accommodations and services each semester, and obtaining specialized counseling. 

DSPS is located in Room 107, Building B, phone 831.755.6760, or via email at dsps@hartnell.edu.

Library Services:

From August 21 - August 26, the Hartnell Library will only be open for calculator returns and requires students to call in advance.

Temporary Library Hours:

Monday, August 21 - Thursday, August 24
Contact the Library Circ Desk for calculator returns
Phone: 831 755 6872
Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday, August 25
Contact the Library Circ Desk for calculator returns
Phone: 831 755 6872
Hours: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday, August 26
Open for calculator returns and equipment checkout
Hours: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Monday, August 28
Resume normal business hours.
See https://www.hartnell.edu/library/about/library-hours.html  for days and times. 


Extended Bookstore Hours - August 21 - September 1

Monday, August 21 - Thursday, August 24
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday, August 25
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday, August 26
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Monday, August 28 - Thursday, August 31
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday, September 1
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Normal Bookstore Hours (As of Tuesday, September 5, 2023)

Monday- Thursday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Child Care

The Hartnell Child Development Center is registering students now for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters, with morning and afternoon sessions. Care at the center is free to most families. For information, call (831) 755-6945 or by email: cdc@hartnell.edu.


Monterey-Salinas Transit buses are serving Hartnell locations and travel is free within the entire MST system during the Fall and Spring semesters by presenting the Hartnell CatCard (Electronic ID).

The new free user-friendly Transit App gives passengers real-time bus arrival information on their iPhone or Android device. The app shows next bus arrivals, locates their nearest bus stop, and allows the user to set alerts for preferred routes. The app is available at: transitapp.com

On Campus Parking

Avoid parking fees by purchasing your Fall 2023 parking permit early. Students can purchase parking permits online through PAWS two weeks prior to the start of the semester. Deadline to purchase is at the end of October. Permits can be picked up at the cashier's office located inside Building B during normal business hours. 

Permit fees:
$40 each per semester (fall/spring/summer).
$20 each for Financial Aid students
$2 daily parking pass with no permit

On-Campus Safety

See Something, Say Something!

Hartnell College provides a number of services to help educate the campus community on how to avoid being a victim of a crime. Printed information is available on various topics, including sexual assaults, family violence reduction, battered women, and so forth.  Below are some steps to take to ensure you are not a victim of crime:

  • Remember to keep your car locked and to put valuables in the trunk or take them with you;
  • Do not leave valuables in lockers; 
  • Walk in a group or with another student at night; and,
  • See the "Crime Prevention, Safety, and Service Programs" information (linked on the left).

If you are the victim of a crime, contact the Campus Safety Office as soon as possible by calling (831) 755-6888, or by using a Blue Light Emergency Phone.  Also, please remember that safety officers are available to provide a safety escort service to ensure your safety.

If you happen to see something suspicious, do not hesitate to contact the Campus Safety Office with a description of the person, their vehicle, what they are/were doing, and where they were located. This may save a fellow student from suffering the frustration associated with being a victim.

Remember, Campus Safety is a team effort!  The Campus Safety Officers are here to serve and assist you, and we need your help to maintain a safe campus that is conducive to learning. 

Click here to visit the Hartnell College Crime Prevention Resource Page

On Campus Services

Hydration stations are on the Main campus in buildings A, B, C, F (2), H and K, as well as at the centers.

Feminine Products
Free menstrual products are available in the women's restroom in the Student Center, Building C.

Lactation Rooms and Pods
Main Campus, Room O-105 & J-114
Alisal Campus, Room  AC-207
Castroville Center, Room C-117
Soledad Center, Room SC-115
King City Center, Room KC-232

Office Contact and Hours as of September 5, 2023

Office Contact Office Hours
Counseling (831) 755-6820 Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Enrollment Services (Admissions
and Records)
(831) 755-6711 Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Financial Aid (831) 755-6806 Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m-5 p.m.
Library Services Call (831) 755-6872 Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Department of Supportive Programs and Services (DSPS) (831) 755-6760 Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
EOPS/CARE/CalWORKS (831) 755-6860 Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Student Equity programs (831) 755-6723 Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Crisis Counseling and Emotional
(831) 770-7019 Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
High School Equivelency Program (831) 770-7070 Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Office of Student Life (831) 755-6734 Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
TRIO Student Support Services: (831) 759-6013 Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
TRIO Upward Bound/Talent Search (831) 759-6086 Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Common Terms

As a student, you will learn a new language that might be confusing. Below is a guide to common terms to help make your experience as a student easier.

Fully Online – Asynchronous with no defined meeting times
You are in a web-based course. 

Fully Online – Asynchronous with scheduled meeting times
You are in a web-based course with OPTIONAL scheduled meeting times.  

Fully Online – Synchronous
You are in a web-based course with MANDATORY SCHEDULED online meeting times as listed.  

Fully Online – Hybrid Synchronous/Asynchronous
You are in a hybrid, web-based course with some MANDATORY SCHEDULED online meeting times as listed and additional online content.  

Online and Face-to-Face

Synchronous Lecture/Lab – Online
You are in a hybrid course, that requires face-to-face and online teaching.

Your class will take place at one of our campuses, in a classroom.

Non-discrimination policy

The District shall provide access to its services, classes, and programs without regard to national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. All courses, including noncredit classes, shall be conducted without regard to the gender of the student enrolled in the classes. As defined in the Penal Code, “gender” means sex, and includes a person’s gender identity and gender expression. “Gender expression” mean’s a person’s gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth. The District shall not prohibit any student from enrolling in any class or course on the basis of gender. Academic staff, including but not limited to counselors, instructors, and administrators, shall not offer program guidance to students which differs on the basis of gender. Insofar as is practicable, the District shall offer opportunities for participation in athletics equally to male and female students.