60th Anniversary Celebration

The College is excited to present several opportunities for the community to join in our celebration and to experience all that Harford Community College has to offer.

Little by little you’ll see the signs—our 60th anniversary logo, billboards and Link buses highlighting the success of our faculty and students, and a schedule of events that provides something for everyone in the community—signs that Our history is only the beginning is much more than an anniversary tagline. It’s a promise. The year will be filled with fun! We will have concerts, a college showcase day, a 5K run, lectures, and ultimately, the unveiling of our new brand identity. It’s our hope that you will check back to this site throughout the year and join us as we look back on our rich 60 year history, and more importantly, celebrate all that is still to come.


  • July 17: Launch of It’s Happening at Harford
  • August 18: Convocation Kick off 60 for 60 campaign
  • September 18: HCC Library 50th & Constitution Day Celebration
  • October: Student Homecoming Dance
  • October 6: National Geographic Speaker
  • October 28: Open House/College Showcase Hurd 5K Run & Walk
  • January 18: Harford Night in Annapolis
  • March 10: Brand Unveiling Event Cocktail Party


  • September 11, 1957
     - Harford Junior College opened at Bel Air High School
     - 16 faculty and 119 students
     - The first graduating class consisted of four students.
  • 1964
    - Campus moved to existing location
  • 1971
    - Changed name to Harford Community College
  • 2017
     - Campus occupies 352 acres and 21 buildings
     - More than 20,000 students enrolled in credit and noncredit courses.
     - More than 1,000 full- and part-time employees
     - Several hundred students receive degrees or certificates each year.