Hartnell College invites new and returning students to enroll for the Spring 2022 semester during registration fairs to be held Jan. 11-14 at four campus sites and will provide them up to $550 for textbooks, supplies and campus food service.

Hartnell Bookstore

The new semester will start on Jan. 24, with classes offered at Hartnell’s Main Campus and Alisal Campus in Salinas and at its three education centers: the newly expanded King City center, the new Soledad and the new Castroville center, where final construction work is still underway.

The first registration fair will be on Jan. 11 at the Soledad Education Center, 1505 Metz Road, from 6-7:30 p.m., then in Castroville, 10241 Tembladera St., from 4-7 p.m. on Jan. 12; in King City, 211 N. 2nd St., from 6-7:30 p.m. on Jan. 13; and on the Main Campus, 411 Central Ave., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 14, with free parking.

“This is an opportunity for our current and prospective students to see our beautiful new facilities and get ready to join us for the upcoming semester,” said Dr. Romero Jalomo, vice president of student affairs. “We have extended our educational opportunities throughout the Salinas Valley, and our flexible course options are designed to help every student achieve their educational goals.”

At the four registration fairs, college staff will be available to help students register for classes, with in-person, online and hybrid options available. They also will provide assistance with financial aid and information about student support services. During the Main Campus event, in the Student Services Building (B), staff will help students upload their proof of vaccination. They must bring a vaccination card or have a digital image of their card.

Every student who enrolls in three or more credits for spring will immediately get up to $300 in credits for textbooks and other required course materials purchased in person at the Hartnell Bookstore on Main Campus, 411 Central Ave. They will be asked to show their spring class schedule to qualify.

Students who remain enrolled in mid-February will also receive $250 on their student CatCard IDs for additional bookstore purchases, as well as for food and beverages at campus dining. The bookstore, the Hartnell Starbucks and The Grille for meals and snacks are all located in Student Center, Building C, on the Main Campus.

Starting Jan. 14, new and returning Hartnell students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have an approved religious or medical exemption. For information about how to provide proof of vaccination or request an exemption, visit Hartnell.edu/vax/.