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Three authors will join the ECC Writers Center for a virtual spring reading series.
Academics | Events
Published 09/10/2021

ECC Writers Center Reading Series Present Fall 2021 Line Up

The Writers Center at Elgin Community College will host three authors for the Fall 2021 Reading Series. Due to ongoing social distancing practices, the events will take place virtually. All readings begin at 7:30 p.m.

ECC Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month
Events | General | Student Clubs & Organizations | Student Resources
Published 09/09/2021

Somos La Fuerza y Esperanza: Together We Rise – ECC Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month

Elgin Community College’s Latinx Heritage Month (LHM) will include in-person, outdoor celebrations this year, with events built around the 2021 theme “Somos La Fuerza y Esperanza: Together We Rise.” The month’s events begin with the first-ever outdoor Latinx Heritage Month Kick-Off Celebration on Friday, September 17, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. in the green space behind Building C (Renner Academic Library).

President David Sam, Ph.D., JD, LLM speaks at memorial service honoring Polly Nash, former ECC staff member
Events | General
Published 09/07/2021

ECC holds memorial service in honor of former staff member

Elgin Community College held a memorial service on August 9 honoring Polly Nash, a former ECC staff member who passed away in December 2019. Nash was considered the heart of ECC for more than 20 years, serving as dean of several divisions and acting as the administrative design liaison for the Visual and Performing Art Center (VPAC - Building H) during its construction.

The ECC Foundation Gala: Dare to Dream is Saturday, Sept. 18.
Events | Foundation
Published 09/03/2021

Early-Bird Ticket Price Extended Until Sept. 10 for ECC Foundation Gala

Early-bird ticket pricing for the ECC Foundation Gala: Dare to Dream is extended to Friday, Sept. 10.

Official ECC logo.
Published 08/27/2021

New state COVID-19 mandates announced by Gov. Pritzker affects higher education employees and students

Gov. J.B Pritzker announced new statewide mandates that require all educators and staff working pre-K through college, college students, and health care workers to be vaccinated.

Fall 2021 African American Connection
Events | General | Student Resources
Published 08/26/2021

ECC’s African American Connection promotes student success and community support

Elgin Community College will hold the fall African American Connection event both in-person and virtually on Thursday, September 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Spartan Hub located in Building B. Those wishing to participate virtually can do so via Zoom at

Project Backpack 2021
Events | General | Student Resources
Published 08/09/2021

ECC’s Project Backpack is back

Elgin Community College and its partners are preparing for Project Backpack, a community-based initiative to benefit area students in need. Following COVID-19 protocols, there will not be an on-site event, but the committee is coordinating backpacks, school supplies, and/or resources for students in need for fall 2021 from school districts U-46, CUSD 300, CSD 301, CUSD 303, D20, or ECC District 509.

ECC's Building A
Academics | General | Student Resources
Published 08/06/2021

ECC student services offices open for in-person assistance on two Saturdays in August

Extended business hours will be available on campus at Elgin Community College to support students from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 14 and August 21. Offices that will be open include academic advising, admissions, registration, financial aid, student accounts, and first stop.