Campus Life


The Bookstore at FCC is open year round Monday through Friday. As hours may change, see our website ( for exact hours. The Bookstore is closed when the college is closed.

The Bookstore sells course materials, school and art supplies, backpacks, culinary and allied health uniforms and equipment, clothing, gifts, greeting cards, bus passes and much more.

Course materials and other merchandise can be ordered through our website and can be shipped to you or held for pick up in the store. The Bookstore accepts cash, checks (no starter checks), VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and charges to financial aid.

The Bookstore has a payment plan available for all students enrolled in the tuition payment plan.

At the end of each semester a textbook buyback is offered. You may be offered money for books you do not wish to keep. Visit our website for dates and times of buyback.

Campus Security

FCC places a high priority on maintaining a safe, secure learning and working environment. The security office (Student Center, H-116) is committed to the safety and welfare of all students, employees, and visitors. For safety and protection, security staff are on campus 24/7. Exterior emergency help phones are located adjacent to sidewalks of parking lots (#1–Bus stop, #2–lot 1, #3–lot 3, #4–lot 4, #5–lot 6, #6–lot 7 south, #7–lot 7 north, #8–lot 9, #9–lot 10, #10–lot 11 north, #11–lot 14 north, #12–lot 14 south).

Press the button and security will respond immediately. Help phones are throughout all buildings; they may be used to dial campus numbers only. Call 2453 for the security office.

Campus Crime Report

In compliance with Title II of the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, information related to crime statistics and security measures is posted throughout the college and is available to students in the most current Student Handbook and on the college’s Internet website. Individuals may also request a paper copy of either the college safety and security policies or campus crime statistics at the college security office located in the Student Center 301.846.2453). The report contains information about campus security issues and ways students and staff can help ensure their personal safety. It also contains statistics on crime rates for the past three years.

College Closing

Note: In the absence of an announcement, Frederick Community College is open and operating under normal schedules. FCC does not follow the same schedule as Frederick County Public Schools or county government.

If and when FCC is closed due to inclement weather, hazardous road conditions, emergencies, or unforeseen circumstances, incidents, the College is committed to notifying all students and employees as quickly as possible.

The best way to receive up-to-date information about College closings, delays, or emergencies is to subscribe to FCC Alerts. Users will receive a text message or email notification. Register at

Communication of College Closings/Delays

Broadcast Media


  • WFMD (AM 930)
  • WFRE (FM 99.9)
  • WAFY (FM 103.1)
  • WARX (FM 106.9)
  • WTOP (FM 103.5)


  • NEWS 4 (Ch. 4)
  • News Channel 8
  • ABC (Ch. 7)
  • WBAL (Ch. 11)
  • WUSA-TV (Ch. 9)
  • WDVM-TV (Ch. 25)
  • WJZ-TV (Ch. 13)
  • WTTG FOX-5 (Ch. 5)

Social Media

College Information Center

The College Information Center supports all offices of the college by answering the switchboard and providing information to all callers and visitors to campus. In addition, the Information Center can assist students with applications to the college, registration activities, and transcript requests.

Dining Services

Dining Services is comprised of:

  • Cougar Grille
  • Smooth Joe's 
  • FCC Catering

All dining service locations are open to students, faculty, staff, and the public. Suggestions and comments are always welcome.

The Cougar Grille

The Cougar Grille is located on the main floor of the Student Center/H-Building next to the information desk. The Grille features a deli, hot grill, pizza, hot subs, wraps, salads, hot and cold beverages, Grab N Go items, assorted desserts, snacks, and other specials. Food is available for carry-out or dine-in with both indoor and outdoor seating (weather permitting).

Smooth Joe’s

Smooth Joe’s is located on the main floor of the Student Center/H-Building next to the dining area. Smooth Joe’s features a coffee and latte bar, iced drinks, and assorted specialty items.

FCC Meal Cards

The FCC Meal Card allows students and parents to preload funds to use toward food services on campus. Funds added to an FCC Meal Card can be used toward purchases at the Cougar Grille and Smooth Joe’s. Meal cards can be purchased at the Cougar Grille, Smooth Joe’s, or online. To purchase online, go to the Dining Services webpage

Eligible students may purchase meal cards using financial aid through the Bookstore during the first few weeks of each semester (certain restrictions apply).

FCC Catering

FCC Catering is the College’s in-house catering service for internal and external groups using campus facilities. FCC Catering offers everything from coffee service to boxed lunches to fully catered meals. Catering requests are customizable based upon the availability of products, supplies, staff, and catering budget. All requests for catering must be emailed to at least 14 business days prior to the event.

Vending Machines

Snack and hot and cold vending machines on campus are serviced by VendingPlus. Vending machines are conveniently located in most buildings, including the Student Center. If you encounter problems with a machine, please email with the machine type, location, and issue.

Contact Information:

Peter Lee, Business Manager

Kenneth Rexrode, Chef

Catering Requests

Vending Issues

Photo ID and Parking

Photo ID

Students get their ID cards in Jefferson Hall. ID cards are used by dining services, library services, the Testing Center, and must be shown when doing business with the college (e.g., picking up transcripts, paying bills, etc.).


All enrolled students may get a parking sticker, at no cost, in Jefferson Hall. Students may park in any space not designated as staff parking or other unauthorized spaces such as handicapped or reserved spaces. Students parking in unauthorized spaces will be issued citations and vehicles parked illegally, disrupting traffic flow, or creating a safety hazard will be towed at the owner’s expense. In addition to our many parking lots, FCC has a three-story, 350-space parking deck for students.