Students returned to campus on July 13, 2020, with graduation occurring on August 21, 2020. Students started returning to HGAC for the fall term in a phased approach, beginning on August 22, 2020. The Fall 2020 term started on August 31, 2020, with COR and CSEP beginning on September 7, 2020. HGAC will continue to adhere to the direction of the Governor's Office and reopen under close monitoring and supervision. CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines concerning COVID-19 precautions will be followed.
Existing students who deferred the Summer 2020 term were given priority to return to campus for the Fall 2020 term to continue their course of study, which began August 31, 2020. HGAC also scheduled new referrals for the Commonwealth Technical Institute (CTI), COR and CSEP for the fall term. The fall term for CTI began August 31, 2020. COR and CSEP began on September 7, 2020.
The first wave of CARES Act funding was received and distributed directly to students who were eligible for Title IV funding at the time legislation was passed by the Federal government. Funds were distributed evenly to all eligible students.
The second wave of CARES Act funding was received and used by the Commonwealth Technical Institute to adapt and adjust classrooms to remote/virtual instruction and distance learning environments.