Hartnell College welcomes a new academic year

Publish Date: 
Aug 15, 2017

Hartnell College welcomes a new academic year

SALINAS, Calif.  – The Hartnell Community College District is happy to start the new 2017-2018 academic year. Today, August 14, 2017, the College welcomed new and continuing students. Thousands filled the classrooms. They are ready to continue their pursuit of higher education.

Hartnell College is glad to announce that more classes, including late-start sections, have been added to the fall 2017 semester and seats are still open. Those interested in adding a section should go to www.hartnell.edu/open-sections. 

In addition to new sections, Hartnell offers a welcoming atmosphere this week through the Office of Student Life.  The Week of Welcome activities are in the Student Center and include:

August 14 – Welcome tent and Scavenger Hunt

August 15 – 16 – Resource Fair, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

August 17 – Club Rush, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

August 18 – Friday Fun Day, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


For the last four years, the ‘welcome’ to students, faculty, and staff includes a hearty lunch. The Welcome back lunch will be on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. in Lawn Area, in front of the new STEM Center Building. Participants need to show Hartnell College I.D.

At Hartnell College, we are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. The goal is to support students to have a successful experience at the college, and assist those whose goal is to transfer on.


Hartnell Community College District – established in 1920

The Hartnell CCD serves over 17,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides workforce training, basic skills courses, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world class STEM education, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities, and athletics. We are proud to be the winners of the Innovation Award for CSin3 – a Computer Science degree in three years.  We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit www.hartnell.edu.