60th Anniversary Celebration

Whether you have earned your degree, taught a class, attended a show, or learned a new skill here, consider yourself part of our 60th anniversary celebration. If you have attended a concert, a camp, a graduation, or a sporting event, you too are a part of it. In fact, the entire community is part of our 60th.


Because the success of the College relies on the entire community. Together we have accomplished great things over the past 60 years and it is together that we will move forward to create more. Are you ready to celebrate? We certainly are—and we hope you will join us!

Getting Started

Little by little you’ll see the signs—a 60th anniversary logo, advertising that highlights our successes, events that welcome you to campus—signs that Our History is Only the Beginning is more than an anniversary tagline. It’s a promise. Our hope is that you will come 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.

Student and Faculty Successes



Schedule of Events

August 18

Convocation Kick off the 60th Academic Year: HCC’s annual convocation ceremony. This will be our internal kickoff for our 60th Anniversary.

September 5

Hays-Heighe House 60th Anniversary Exhibit Opens: Exhibit will include memorabilia and exhibit panels focusing on college’s 60 years and run September 5- December 22, 2017.

September 11

Hays-Heighe House 60th Anniversary Exhibit Reception: Opportunity for guests to flip through yearbooks to learn about the theater, the barn and relive the glory of the champion football team. Refreshments will be served.

September 26

1957 Tea: Event will include a romp through American pop culture in the 1950s. When HCC was founded in 1957, who were the students listening to on the radio? How did they spend their free time? Guests will be encouraged to wear poodle skirts and leather jackets.

October 3

Historical Walking Tour of Campus: HCC is situated on a former thoroughbred horse farm. How did it transition from farm land and barns to the modern state-of-the-art buildings we have today? Walking tour will provide the opportunity to learn about the campus.

October 5

1957 Tea (see September 26)

October 6

National Geographic Speaker Series Event

October 28

Harford Fest and the Heather L. Hurd 5K: The day will kick off with the annual Heather Hurd 5 K which includes fun activities for kids and includes a family-fun showcase of lots of activities and opportunities to learn about everything happening at HCC.

Staying Alive: Bee Gees Tribute: 7 p.m., Amoss Center. Encompassing more than five decades of legendary music and the distinctive vocal sound of The Bee Gees at their very best, Stayin Alive offers a unique opportunity for fans to rediscover the music that has ensured The Bee Gees’ place as one of the most loved bands of all time. This talented tribute band captures the sound mystique of the Bee Gees performing all the classic hits live including Night Fever, Jive Talkin, How Deep Is Your Love, You Should Be Dancin, Nights On Broadway, Stayin Alive, and many more. It’s an evening of music that will have you dancin’ in the aisles! Reserved Seating: Premier $30, Orchestra $25, Terrace $20. | Audience: General Public; HCC students, staff, faculty

November 14

Who is This? Rescuing Old Photos from Obscurity: Community members will be invited to view thousands of pictures from Harford Community College’s 60 years of history to help identify the subjects of these photos.

December 5

"I Remember When": Harford Community College through the Years: 12:30 - 2p.m., Hays-Heighe House. Did you work or attend school here? Or attend plays, football games, or lectures? Your stories are a part of Harford Community College History! Join us for a wide-ranging community discussion, and help us preserve those memories as a part of our history.

December 7

Holiday Open House: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Hays-Heighe House

December 9

Holiday Open House: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Hays-Heighe House

December 15

60th Anniversary Winter Formal: Chesapeake Center. Open to HCC Students.

January 18

Harford Night in Annapolis - Celebrating 60 Years at HCC: Harford Night in Annapolis, sponsored by HCC. Exhibit panels will be on display highlighting our 60 years.

March 10

60th Anniversary Cocktail Party and Brand Unveiling: Fundraising dance to highlight 60 alum for 60 years and unveil the new HCC brand.