Hostos Community College Access Policy

Access to campus buildings and grounds is a privilege extended to students, faculty, staff, and guests. The college is open Monday through Saturday (7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.). The college is also open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sundays. Active faculty, staff, and registered students with proper authorization are permitted into the building at all times during normal hours of operation. Any registered student, active faculty, and/or staff member who requires access during non-normal business hours must notify their unit director/chairperson and /or vice president via email or other written form.

The college encourages an open environment with limitations to insure adequate protection of all members of the college community. At night and during times when the campus is officially closed, college buildings are locked.”

Please note that the college is officially closed at the following times:  From 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. daily, Monday through Saturday, and from 6:00 p.m. on Sunday to 7:00 a.m. on Monday.

During hours when our facilities are closed and locked, four public safety officers are assigned to patrol the entire campus. Regrettably, our budget does not permit us to maintain a larger force at these times. When personnel have a particular need to remain on campus after hours, accommodation is possible, but approval must be obtained in advance. Otherwise, if you happen to be working late and a public safety officer notifies you that the college is closing, we request that you leave the premises promptly. Thank you very much for your cooperation.