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Hours of Operation / Directions

Contact Information

Bergen Community College Hackensack
Philip Ciarco Jr., Learning Center
355 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ, 07601

Main Number (201) 489-1551

Hours of Operation:

Bergen Community College in Hackensack,
The Philip Ciarco Jr., Learning Center.
  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

Hours of Operation: The Office of Information and Registration - register for ESL or GED classes

  • Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Emergency Closing

In the event of inclement weather or other unexpected emergency, the college may decide to cancel classes. Since it is impossible to contact all students, announcements of a college closing will be made on radio stations WOR 710, WNBC 660, WMCA 57, WCBS 88, and on Cablevision Channel 25.
Also, go to the Bergen Community College website at www.bergen.edu for regular weather updates during inclement weather.

Maps and Directions

Bergen Community College in Hackensack, The Philip Ciarco Jr., Learning center is located at 355 Main Street, Hackensack, New Jersey, between Berry and Passaic Streets and diagonally across from the YMCA. Parking is available in our lot that can be accessed from Passaic Street or Berry Street. The lot is between Main and State Streets behind the building. Please be sure not to park in the parking spaces of the lot immediately behind the Main Street merchants. An additional parking lot is available one block south of Passaic Ave. on the corner of State and Camden Street.

From Route 4: (Either Direction) Take the Hackensack Avenue exit (South) - which turns into River Street. At the traffic light before McDonald's, turn right onto Passaic Street. Drive one block, cross Main Street and continue. 355 Main Street is located immediately on the left.

From Route 17: (Coming from Paramus and Points North) Take Route 17 South to Route 4 East. Then, follow the directions from Route 4 above.

From Route 17: (Coming from Route 3 and Points South) Exit Polifly Road, pass the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights Hotel on your right-hand side, and travel to the traffic light on Essex Street. Turn right onto Essex Street. The Bergen County Courthouse will be visible straight ahead of you. Bear left at the Courthouse onto Main Street. Continue on Main Street to 355 Main Street.

From South Jersey via Garden State Parkway: Take Exit 160 going North (just after the Bergen Toll Plaza.). At the foot of the exit ramp, bear right onto Passaic Street. Continue on Passaic Street for 3 miles (about 9 traffic lights) to State Street in Hackensack. Cross State Street and continue for 1/2 block. 355 Main Street is immediately on your right-hand side, at the corner of Passaic and Main Streets.

Via NJ Turnpike: Take Exit 18-W to Route 80 WEST. Stay in the local lanes, to Exit 66, to Hudson Street. Turn left at the traffic light onto Hudson Street. Hudson Street turns into Main Street at the Courthouse. Continue on Main Street to the Learning Center at 355 Main Street. from New York Take the George Washington Bridge. Cross over the bridge onto Route 80 WEST. Stay in the local lanes, to Exit 66, to Hudson Street. Turn left at the traffic light onto Hudson Street. Hudson Street turns into Main Street. Continue on Main Street to the Learning Center at 355 Main Street.