2021-2022 Phasing-in of Athletics Programs after Covid-19 Suspension
Bunker Hill Community College will be phasing Athletics back into the College during the Fall of academic year 2021-2022. (Due to Covid-19 health and safety concerns related to athletic practice/return-to-play; the Athletic Program, with the exception of esports, was suspended for the 2020-2021 academic year.)
Women’s and men’s soccer and basketball programs will be the first programs to return in the Fall of 2021. It is anticipated that all Athletics programs will be fully reinstated in the Fall 2022 for the 2022-2023 academic year. Current student-athletes / prospects / recruits interested in continuing participation in Fall 2021, should remain engaged with their coaches or the athletic administration. New students interested in future varsity Athletics participation should complete the Prospective Athlete Form.
COVID-19 Athletics FAQs
Is the gym, Fitness Center or any of the Athletic Facilities available for use?
The Fitness Center is not open for use at this time. The gymnasium is available for organized varsity athletic activities only.
Is the Athletic Department closed?
While the Athletic Facilities may be physically closed, the Athletic Department staff are available by phone and email. The staff will be on campus for various periods of time, by appointment only. Coaches and Athletic Administrators will continue contact with student-athletes, to support their success during a difficult time. Do not hesitate to contact them.
Are teams or individual student-athletes permitted to practice/train?
Student-athletes of the teams being re-instated during the 2021-2022 academic year are permitted to practice and compete. The schedule and processes associated with this activity are subject to strict guidelines authorized and monitored by the Athletic Administration.
If a student is interested in playing on a varsity team at BHCC, what should they do?
The student should complete the Prospective Athlete form located there. Information from this form will be forwarded to the specific sport coach.
What are the requirements for participation on a varsity athletic team at BHCC?
The basic requirements are: high school transcript; full-time enrollment during the semester(s) of the sport season; a current physical exam clearing the student to play sports; and a tryout period will be scheduled by the coach(s). Further requirements differ if the student has attended other colleges, played that sport at a college, and GPA/number of credits obtained at other colleges. If a student attended another college(s), they will need to be able to submit an official college transcript – whether or not they plan on transferring any classes into BHCC, for evaluation by Athletic Department staff. Any specific eligibility questions can be directed to the Assistant Athletic Director, Sercan Fenerci at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who should a current student-athlete contact with questions regarding continuing participation?
With regards to continuing athletic participation on the team, the student-athlete should be in contact with their coach. Only coaches make decisions on playing time. When it comes to questions of academic eligibility, the coach or Sercan Fenerci can be contacted.
If a student-athlete has concerns about their class schedule, advising, Financial Aid, or tutoring, what should they do?
The College has published a directory of offices and services that can assist students through their college experience. Additionally, a specific Coronavirus updates page can help students to navigate during this time.
- If you are interested in playing for BHCC, please fill out the Prospective Athletic Form.
- The BHCC men’s soccer team won National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III Region XXI Championship and the Massachusetts Community College Athletic Conference (MCCAC) Championship in the fall of 2015. The team represented Region XXI in the Division III National Tournament where they finished as runner-up in the National Championship Game, earning a #2 national ranking.
- The BHCC men’s basketball team won the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III Region XXI Championship and the Massachusetts Community College Athletic Conference (MCCAC) Championship in Spring 2016. They traveled to the national tournament in March 2016 where they concluded their season with a final rank of 8th in the nation among NJCAA Division III men's basketball.