The Hocking College Experience

The Parents' Guide to Homesickness in College Students

by Melinda Casilli

About seven weeks ago, the Hocking College campus was a flurry of excitement as students moved in, eager to begin their journey toward career fields they feel passionate about. During the past weeks, students have been immersed in hands-on learning experiences and discovered everything their programs have to offer.

Hocking College Families Enjoy a Fun-filled Camping Weekend

by Melinda Casilli

Hocking College's first annual Family Camp Weekend was a huge success, with 20 families camping for the weekend, visiting their students, and enjoying the surrounding area. 

First Annual Family Camp Weekend

by Melinda Casilli

 

Top 10 Tips For First-Year Students

by Melinda Casilli

Being a college freshman is an exciting time. You're embarking on a new journey here at Hocking College that will lead you to a fulfilling career or a four-year school to complete a bachelor's degree. Being a first-year student can also be stressful. This is probably the first time you've lived on your own and had decisions to make about your future. To make the transitions a little smoother and to get the most out of your college experience, we have 10 tips to help.

College Planning: What Should You Pack?

by Melinda Casilli

Move-in day is just around the corner, and you might be wondering what you need to bring. To assist you in packing and to make sure you have all the essentials, we've compiled a list of items. These things will make your dorm room more like home, and the school supplies will have you starting your year out being organized and on top of all your assignments. We even have a handy checklist you can download and print off to make packing a breeze! Please note that these items are suggestions and are up to your personal preference to bring. 

Performing Arts Program Anticipates Upcoming Year

by Melinda Casilli

 

Rainbow Alliance Offers Safe Place for LGBTQIA+ Students

by Melinda Casilli

Hocking College believes in creating an environment on its campus where all students feel safe and thrive. The Rainbow Alliance Club is that safe place at Hocking. Katie Walters, the club's advisor, states the club is open to all students regardless of their sexual orientation. They welcome every goofy, straight-laced, lost, and confident student. They believe that every student has a place among those in Rainbow Alliance. It doesn't matter if you're Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual, or you want to be a better ally to your friends and family in the LGBTQIA+ community, this club is for you. It's also the perfect place to meet other students and socialize. This club participates in and organizes various social events throughout the year, including movie nights, trivia nights, discussions, and education. 

Hocking College Announces Spring 2022 Dean's List

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

In order to make the Hocking College Dean’s List, students need to be in good academic standing and achieve a term GPA of 3.5 or higher, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Lake Snowden is the Perfect Place for a Staycation

by Melinda Casilli

If you're staying local this Memorial Day Weekend, stop by Lake Snowden for some family fun! Lake Snowden is 675 acres of natural beauty and adventure. There is something for everyone with camping, boating, fishing, picnicking and swimming. 

Hawks Baseball Coaches Optimistic After Inaugural Season

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

The Hawks baseball team finished their first season in school history this weekend, falling to Edison State Community College in two doubleheaders. The Hawks compete in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference and play some of the best competition in Junior College baseball. The team started the season with over 20 men on the roster, but as the year progressed, injuries would take out key players in the lineup. Although the numbers dwindled, the Hawks still put up a fight in every game. They finished the season with a 5-22 record. For a brand new program, five wins is a great starting point moving forward. All five happened to also come in conference play (OCCAC). 

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