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Students at welcome weeks event

Welcome to a new semester at Elgin Community College!

ECC is one of the top community colleges in the nation, and you belong here! Consider connecting with me this semester so I can learn about you and your aspirations and ensure you have everything you need to thrive here at ECC.  


Transfer Services

  • Elgin Community College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Department is partnering with Roosevelt University to provide culinary arts & hospitality students the option to apply directly to Roosevelt University to continue their education in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and tourism management.

Reminders from the Dean of Students

Smoke-Free Campus
  • ECC's campuses are completely smoke-free and drug-free. Smoking and vaping are prohibited. Please observe this policy while on campus. If you'd like help quitting smoking or vaping, please get in touch with Wellness Services ( 
Class Withdrawal and Refund Policy
  • We strongly encourage students to discuss any intention to withdraw from a class with their instructor, academic advisor, and financial aid advisor before dropping the class. The College's withdrawal and tuition refund deadlines are based on the class length and can be found here.
Phishing Emails
  • ECC's Information Technology Security team works hard to keep you and your data safe. Still, some phishing emails get through to students, which can look fairly convincing. Please know the majority of communication sent to you by the College will come from this account ("ECC News") or from another "" or "" email address. If you receive an email from an account or person you do not recognize, think twice before clicking links, replying, or providing personal information. When in doubt, forward the email to for review. For more information on email phishing and how to protect yourself, see here.
  • ECC partners with Vector LMS for some discrimination and sexual harassment training; students may receive legitimate emails from this company from an “” email address. These are safe to open and engage with.
Student Safety Video
  • We are pleased to share this Emergency Management Safety Procedures Video. The 5-minute video provides important information about personal protective measures that should be taken during an emergency and followed during College drills.

Legal Clinics

Enrolled students can meet with an attorney for legal advice and/or information on law-related careers. Legal clinics are free and offered several times each semester. Please contact the Office of Student Life for the semester schedule.

Student Identification Card

Get your photo ID and take advantage of student discounts! Go to the Office of Student Life, Building B, Room B173, to take your photo. Bring along your current class schedule and a valid photo ID. Your first ID is free. Replacement IDs cost $5, and you pay Student Accounts.

Student Appeal Procedures

Use college procedures to solve disputes when a problem or concern can't be resolved informally. The dean of student services and development, Building B, Room B105, or associate vice president of student services and development/dean of students located in Building B, Room B105.11, provides procedural advice upon request.

Voter Registration

Exercise your rights as a citizen. Take a minute to register to vote. Student Government sponsors voter registration drives in the fall and spring semesters. Register to vote online.

Campus Map

Campus Map

Need to find services or get familiar with ECC facilities? Get to know your way around the campus and local area.

View Campus Map

Take an Interactive Tour

Imagine yourself at Elgin Community College from wherever you are. View the classes and spaces you’ll walk in as a student. No matter where you are in your college search, we can help.

Launch the Tour


Dean of Students

John Long
Building B, Room B120