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TRiO Students at Elgin Community College
Academics | Student Resources
Published 09/23/2020

$3.8 million five-year grant awarded to ECC provides continued support for underrepresented students

Two U.S. Department of Education grants will keep Elgin Community College’s TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) and Student Support Services/English as a Second Language (SSS/ESL) programs funded for another five years.

ECC Spring 2020 Graduate Niesha Flanigan-Odems
Published 09/18/2020

ECC to host virtual commencement ceremony for spring 2020 graduates

Elgin Community College will host a virtual commencement ceremony to honor the spring 2020 graduates after postponing the originally planned in-person ceremonies in May. On Saturday, Sept. 26, at 10 a.m., the ceremony will premiere live on ECC’s YouTube channel at

ECC Foundation Virtual Gala logo
Published 09/16/2020

The Elgin Community College Foundation Gala, “Virtual Mas’k’erade,” encourages community involvement to support Student Success Fund

The Elgin Community College (ECC) Foundation invites the community to celebrate the achievements of students, faculty and staff at the ECC Foundation Gala Virtual Mas’k’erade: Dare to Dream event at 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2020. The online event will showcase the incredible tapestry of talent and resiliency found throughout the ECC community, as well as highlight several 2020 award winners and scholarship recipients.

Nate Marshall, Jeremy T. Wilson, Adrian Matejka
Events | Writers Center
Published 09/14/2020

ECC Writers Center Reading Series Goes Virtual for Fall 2020

The Writers Center at Elgin Community College will host three authors for the Fall 2020 Reading Series. Due to current social distancing regulations, the events will take place using the Zoom platform. All readings begin at 7:30 p.m.

Elgin Community College across Lake Spartan.
Board of Trustees
Published 09/11/2020

Nominating Petitions for ECC Board of Trustees Available Sept. 22

Petitions for nomination for trustee of Community College District 509 (Elgin Community College) may be downloaded at beginning Tuesday, Sep. 22, 2020.

ECC graduate
Published 09/09/2020

ECC Foundation Aims to Raise $100k for Student Success

With the start of the fall 2020 semester, the Elgin Community College Foundation is launching the Student Success Fund, an initiative meant to provide relief funding to students who face financial barriers as a result of the pandemic. With the success of the recent Emergency Student Relief Fund in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in assisting students, the Foundation wants to provide support for those students who aren’t yet on solid financial footing.

Latinx Heritage Month 2020 logo
Events | Student Clubs & Organizations
Published 09/03/2020

¡Ya es el Tiempo – Now is the Time as ECC Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month

Elgin Community College’s Latinx Heritage Month (LHM) will be held virtually this year, with events built around the 2020 theme “¡Ya es el Tiempo!” (Now is the time).

A student stocks pantry shelves
Student Resources
Published 09/01/2020

Spartan Food Pantry open and serving students this fall

Elgin Community College’s Spartan Food Pantry is now open to current all ECC students, regardless of need. Reduced fall 2020 hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.