Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services is dedicated to helping students with documented disabilities access all of the educational opportunities and services offered by the College. 

There are significant differences in how students obtain accommodations in college than in high school. Academic accommodations are not automatically put in place; students must be self advocates and request services.  Students who wish to obtain accommodations for their classes must:

  1. Make an appointment for an orientation to Disability Support Services (DSS) by calling 443-412-2402 or visiting DSS in the Student Center
  2. Set up an orientation appointment for a time after they have secured documentation of their disability
  3. Complete orientation and submit current documentation from a qualified professional that meets our HCC guidelines
  4. Schedule an appointment with DSS to obtain accommodation memos
  5. Set up a meeting with their instructors to provide each instructor with these memos

Once registered with DSS, students will be assigned to a DSS advisor.  The DSS assigned advisor will assist in developing an educational plan that considers the impact of the disability on educational and career plans.  Appointments with the assigned DSS advisor are required for DSS Orientations, academic and career advising, and to pick up Accommodation Memos. 

Parents and family members of students with disabilities are invited to participate in a Parent Connect session.  These workshops are designed specifically for parents - students do not attend.  Admissions representatives will discuss the topics that parents need and want to know but aren't quite sure who to ask, as well as familiarize them with campus services.  To register and for further information, call 443-412-2288 or email parent@harford.edu.   Dates will be provided as available.

DSS Regular Office Hours

Mondays and Thursdays
8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Extended Office Hours

(August 17 through September 3, 2015)

Mondays through Thursdays
8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Saturday, August 22, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Saturday, August 29, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 


College-wide Early Closings

November 25, 2015
Close at 4:30 p.m. for Thanksgiving


College Closings

September 7, 2015 Labor Day
November 26-29, 2015 Thanksgiving