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SVC STUDENT PARKING RULES

  1. All student vehicles must have a current parking sticker on their vehicle.
  2. Please display your parking permit on the lower driver side portion of your windshield. The permit number must be clearly visible and unobstructed.
  3. Parking permits are valid for one calendar school year starting in fall quarter (September).
  4. Student Parking Rules are enforced from 7 A.M. to 4 P.M. weekdays.
  5. Student parking is at the Far East and West ends of the campus.
  6. 24/7 no parking in disabled parking spaces without an official placard. The actual placard must be from the Department of Licensing.
  7. 24/7 no parking in Fire Lanes
  8. 24/7 do not park in any spot that is not specifically designated for parking
  9. 24/7 no parking at Electric Charging Stations if you don’t drive an electric vehicle
  10. Parking fines range from $10-$75.
  11. Before 4 P.M. students may not park in visitor’s parking- even if they don’t have class that day.
  12. Carpool parking permit is needed to park in carpool parking spaces. Each vehicle must have two or more passengers on board upon arrival at the college.
  13. Speed limit for everyone on campus is ten miles per hour.
  14. All vehicles are parked on college property at the owner's risk. Skagit Valley College assumes no liability for theft or damage to vehicles while parked on college property. All valuables should be removed or stored out of sight.
  15. You will not be able to register, request transcripts or make schedule changes if you have outstanding fines.

If you have any questions regarding parking contact SVC security at (360) 416-7777

Updated: 5/28/2015 12:36:51 PM

FIRST NATIONS CLUB
MEETING FRIDAY, MAY 22

Please join us and help form a new student club on campus, the Skagit Valley College First Nations Club. The club is focused on American Indian and Alaskan native students, but is open to all SVC students interested in supporting this exciting new club. Our aim is to get our club chartered by the end of this quarter so we can move forward in fall and be there to support the 3-day Skagit Valley College Fall Pow Wow, October 9-11 in the gym! The mission of the First Nations Club is to support the academic and personal success of Native American students with an emphasis on preserving and promoting traditional knowledge and culture..

Updated: 5/20/2015 2:04:45 PM

LIVING ITALY

Set in Northern Tuscany in Italy, this course explores the interconnections between humans and the natural world around them as expressed through Italian art, culture, and behavior. It also explores the parallels between biology and art through the study of symmetry, evolution, and open-minded, informed observation. The course runs from July 7 - 27. For more information contact Ellen.Michael@skagit.edu.

Updated: 5/18/2015 12:32:52 PM

CARDINAL DAY
FRIDAY, JUNE 12TH
10 AM TO 2 PM

Relax and enjoy! There will be laser tag, a photo booth, a featured performer and musical act, free food and fun! Don't miss this great event!

Updated: 5/15/2015 3:06:54 PM

MOUNT VERNON CAMPUS
COMMENCEMENT IN JUNE

The Mount Vernon campus commencement rehearsal and ceremony are coming soon! Congratulations to all the graduates!

Rehearsal for graduates will be held at 10 a.m., with ceremonies to begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 18 in the Dave Duvall Pavilion.

Updated: 5/15/2015 12:45:43 PM

SOLAR CHARGING SHADES
AT TOLLEFSON PLAZA

As you stroll through Tollefson Plaza, between Angst and Lewis Halls, you will see a new addition. There are three Powersol™ solar charging sun shades. The Powersol™ solar panels provide energy to a smart charging battery hub, which can charge three USB devices at a time. Just plug in your phone or laptop or mobile device.

Updated: 4/30/2015 12:42:32 PM

CELEBRATE THE WORLD!
A MULTICULTURAL FAMILY FESTIVAL!

Please join us for SVC's annual Celebrate The World! A Multicultural Family Festival on Saturday, May 30th from 12:00pm-5:00pm.

Visitors will have an opportunity to celebrate cultural diversity and explore, create, and engage with arts and education from around the world. The event will include entertainment featuring a diverse range of performers; interactive cultural activities; international cuisine; local merchants and vendors showcasing cultural arts and crafts; and a children’s village where families can have fun playing games and participating in activities from around the world.

This is a family-friendly event and admission is FREE.

This event is sponsored by: SVC Multicultural Student Services, Rick Epting Foundation, Children's Administration, Fostering Together, YMCA Oasis Teen Shelter, and YouthNet.

Updated: 4/29/2015 1:15:20 PM

EARTH IS HOME,
HAPPY EARTH DAY!

All communities on this planet depend on Earth to survive. What should be self-evident is too often lost in the noise of commerce and progress. Earth is a lucky living system we are integrally a part of. We depend on this, and uniquely, we hold the power to change it.

Take a deeeeeep breath.

Enjoy the comfort and relief of full lungs of air.

Today take a moment to feel your bare feet on the grass. Feel the sun warming your cheeks, and the wind cooling your brow. Notice how nature sings all around you.

Take it all in. You are home!

We come from this pleasure planet, and we will return to it. Let us be good stewards of our home while we are here-for all of Earth's communities, and for generations to come.

...In other words, let's wise up and unite to shed this sometimes fair assessment.....................Here are some ways to participate in and encourage healthier relationships with Earth:

Localization- build and barter with local people, farms, and businesses to procure as many of your needs as possible. Grow food, teas, medicines, and valuable goods. Learn water management techniques to irrigate crops, restore water tables, and to be more independent.

Consume Consciously- where you buy things from matters. Support organic and local farms and businesses as much as you can. Some companies have ethical principles about the environment and well-being deeply embedded in their mission and actions, so when you cannot procure things locally or do without, support those who are working to make it better.

Reduce Waste- do you need to buy something new, or can you share it with someone? There are many resources designed to facilitate more sharing and reuse. For example there are book, toy, and tool libraries, sites to ride share or garden share, and sites with free or low cost reused goods such as freecycle.org, craigslist, and our friends at Mass Mosaic.

Become Active- there are levers of power out there, and decisions being made every day that determine how the environment will be cared for, which energy, water, and waste systems will be funded, where lands will be fracked or protected. Your voice and your vote, whether you like it or not, matters and counts, especially when it is united in action with many others. Talk with your friends and neighbors, plug into your local politics, and see where you and your community can get meaningfully involved in creating movements.

Permaculture- study up on this design science that uses principles of nature to construct intelligent restorative ecosystems. Gaia's Garden is an excellent introduction, Permies.com has tons of forums and information, and you can find design certification courses online.

Educate Yourself- teach yourself and your loved ones about planetary health issues. See Netflix environmental documentaries, and check out works by Bill McKibben such as Deep Economy and Naomi Klein's 'This Changes Everything .' The more the people know, the more inspired to act they will be, the more creative ideas and solutions can be found, and the more the world can be shifted in a direction of living in balance with the planet.

Support Organizations- donate to, volunteer, or work for, or invent, organizations or actions to change laws and minds, educate people, and facilitate positive changes!

Our relationship with Earth can, and must, be rethought and healed. Let's each do our part, and work together, to make the most of our stewardship of this lovely place called home.

Enjoy this Earth today!

Updated: 4/22/2015 2:12:17 PM

POPCORN THURSDAY
RETURNS!

Every Thursday the Program Board and Student Government give away FREE popcorn to students, faculty, and staff. Stop by the Student Leadership Center, say hello, and grab some yummy popcorn.

Updated: 4/16/2015 1:45:56 PM

TUTORING RESOURCES
AVAILABLE AT SVC

WRITING TUTORING
Writing Center, L-321

The Writing Center is here to help any SVC student with writing for any class. Drop by L-321 or call for an appointment at 416-7855. Check us out at svcwritingcenter@wordpress.com or email us at svc.writingcenter@skagit.edu.

Monday thru Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

ACADEMIC ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
Tutoring is available for students in AESL classes in Ford Hall, F205. For more information contact Elisabeth Hedman at elisabeth.hedman@skagit.edu or call her at 416-7046.

MATH DROP-IN TUTORING
Students can drop by anytime during the scheduled hours. Tutors can help with most levels of math and some tutors can also help with science. Check with Jane Jansen in Room L-203A for availability.

Math Center L-221, Lewis Hall

Monday - Thursday

8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Friday
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Tutor Center L-203, Lewis Hall

Monday thru Thursday

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

SCIENCE DROP-IN TUTORING
Students can drop by anytime during scheduled hours. Tutors can help with biology, chemistry, or physics. Check the schedule in A-241 to find out which subjects a tutor can help with, or call Jane Jansen at 416-7852.

Angst Hall - A-241

Monday thru Thursday

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

OFTEC DROP-IN TUTORING
Ford Hall, F-110

Students can drop by anytime during the scheduled hours. Tutors can help with all levels of OFTEC, Microsoft 2010/13 and basic computer questions.

Tuesday
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Thursday
10:30 to 12:30 p.m.

ONE-ON-ONE TUTORING FOR TRiO STUDENTS
One-on-one tutoring in most subjects is available for students in the TRiO Student Support Services program. This program is federally funded. Students must meet the eligibility requirements and are selected on a space available basis. Stop by Lewis Hall, L-201C or call 416-7636 to find out more information.

For additional information about the tutoring program, contact Jane Jansen at 360-416-7852 or email her at jane.jansen@skagit.edu.

Updated: 4/14/2015 1:23:58 PM

SVC WRITING CENTER
OPEN DAILY

The Writing Center at Lewis Hall, Room L-321, is now open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Come in for help with writing assignments for all of your classes. For more information contact Trish Barnes at trish.barnes@skagit.edu, or (360) 416-7635.

Updated: 4/10/2015 12:30:38 PM

STUDENT HEALTH CONTEST
APRIL 7TH TO JUNE 8TH

The Student Health Services office is pleased to offer an exciting health contest for the spring quarter.

There will be 2 categories: total fat loss and self-reporting points based off of the activities a student does or does not do.

The contest will run from April 7th to June 8th. There will be three winners in each category, both for those who lose the highest fat percentage and those who have the highest number of health points.

There will also be one weekly winner in the point’s category. Points can be earned by eating healthy, exercising, helping others to sign up and more.

Swing by the Health Services Office in the Student Life Center to pick up your scorecard and start earning points today! The sign up period is from April 7th to April 20th. Students can sign up for the contest from 11:30 to 12:20 on Monday and Wednesday through Friday, as well as from 12:30 to 1:20 on Tuedays.

For more information contact Simon Leclair at simon.leclair@skagit.edu.

Updated: 4/7/2015 12:32:43 PM

MURDER MYSTER & DINNER
WHODUNIT

Don't miss this star-studded event. Dress up as your favorite celebrity, and try to figure out who the murderer is as you enjoy a wonderful dinner!

This fabulous event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 29th in the Cardinal Center Cafeteria. Tickets are only $5 for students, and $10 for non-students.

Updated: 4/6/2015 2:23:53 PM

HIGH SCHOOL 21+
ADULT DIPLOMA
SPRING QUARTER 2015

Do you know someone who needs a high school diploma? Are they at least 21 years old? HS21+ at Skagit Valley College offers credit toward LIFE EXPERIENCE to help earn a High School Diploma!. Visit www.skagit.edu/hs21 for more detailed information.

Updated: 3/16/2015 2:25:27 PM

SPECIAL
STUDENT GOVERNMENT
WEBSITE OFFERED!

Your SVC Student Government is excited to present the new ASSVC website, which will allow you to:

  • Chat with members of your Student Government.
  • Access Student Government minutes and agendas.
  • Access information about events for students that are going on around the school.
  • Share your thoughts about issues, ideas, and things that you would like to see changed.
Updated: 2/26/2015 1:27:46 PM

BOOK SALE BULLETIN BOARD

Students—post textbooks you would like to sell! The Book Sale Bulletin Board is located in the Cardinal Center near the Multipurpose Room and staff lounge. Students are welcome to write or take a post.

Updated: 2/11/2015 2:58:34 PM

DROP-IN MATH TUTORING
IS NOW AVAILABLE!

Drop-in math tutors will be available this quarter in the Math Center, L-221, from Monday through Thursday at 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Tutors can help with most levels of math. Some tutors can also help with science. Check with Jane Jansen in L-203A for availability.

Updated: 10/30/2014 12:13:04 PM

CHECK OUT
MINI LAPTOPS
AT THE LIBRARY!

We are happy to announce that the library has notebook computers available for student checkout for one week at a time.

While you are in the library please take your SVC Student ID to the circulation desk to get barcoded and registered.

Updated: 9/29/2014 1:51:10 PM

STUDY ABROAD!

Study Abroad in Ireland and Israel
Study abroad opportunities in Ireland and Israel are available. For more information, contact SVC Study Abroad Advisor, Ted Maloney, ted.maloney@skagit.edu, 360-416-7774.

Study Abroad in Costa Rica
Study Spanish this summer in Costa Rica! Immerse yourself in language and culture while surrounded by unparalleled natural beauty and the warm, and the welcoming people of Costa Rica. Program runs August 23-September 20, and earns 5 college credits of Spanish. Cost: $2949 plus airfare plus tuition. Application deadline extended to June 23! To apply go to www.wcccsa.com, or contact SVC study abroad adviser Ted Maloney, ted.maloney@skagit.edu, 360-416-7774.

Study Abroad in London
Study in London Fall Quarter 2014 and earn credit at SVC! This is a great opportunity for a first-ever study abroad, living in a great international city with a long historical tradition, but without a language barrier! Program dates: September 27-December 5, 2014. Register for 15 credits and pay tuition at SVC. Course taught are Intercultural Communication, Introduction to Film, and British Life & Culture. Consult with your advisor to make sure these courses keep you on track for your degree. Program fee is $6875, not including airfare or tuition. To learn more about the program, visit www.wcccsa.com. To apply, contact study abroad advisor Ted Maloney, ted.maloney@skagit.edu, 360-416-7774, for a preliminary application.

Study Abroad in Australia/New Zealand!
Experience the world “down under” by enrolling in Green River Community College’s Australia/New Zealand Quarter Abroad program in Winter Quarter 2015! Earn 15 transferable GRCC credits in biology, history and culture, while spending 5 weeks in Australia and 5 weeks in New Zealand. Program Dates: January 6-March 14, 2015. Consult with your advisor to make sure these courses keep you on track for your degree.  Program fee is $7,820, including airfare but not including tuition. Application deadline October 23, 2014. To learn more about the program and financial aid/scholarship resources, visit www.greenriver.edu/academics/study-abroad/australia-and-new-zealand, or contact Cindy Card, Green River Community College, 253-833-9111, ext 2160, ccard@greenriver.edu.

Study Abroad in Florence, Italy!
Study in Florence, Italy, Spring Quarter 2015 and earn credit at SVC! This is a great opportunity for a first-ever study abroad, living in a great international city with a long historical tradition! Program dates: April 2 – June 12, 2015. Register for 15 credits and pay tuition at SVC. Course taught are Intercultural Communication, Public Speaking, and Italian Language & Culture. Consult with your advisor to make sure these courses keep you on track for your degree.  Program fee is $6875, not including airfare or tuition. Application deadline January 7, 2015, but apply early as space is limited! To learn more about the program and financial aid/scholarship resources, visit www.wcccsa.com. To apply, contact study abroad advisor Ted Maloney, ted.maloney@skagit.edu, 360-416-7774, for a preliminary application.

Updated: 8/6/2014 12:58:13 PM

FREE ONLINE TUTORING
IS NOW AVAILABLE!!

All SVC students now have access to FREE online tutoring through the Western eTutoring Consortium!

Students can access eTutoring from any computer with an internet connection, even from home!

Subjects eTutors can help with include:

  • Writing
  • Math – Developmental through Calculus, and Statistics
  • Sciences – Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • Accounting, Economics
  • MS Office, Web Development
  • Spanish

eTutoring Services Include:

  • eWriting Lab: allows students to submit a draft to an eTutor, ask for specific feedback, and receive their work back with an eTutor’s response within 24-48 hours.
  • eChat: allows students to meet live with an eTutor in one-on-one tutoring sessions via a fully interactive, virtual online environment.
  • eQuestions: allows students to leave a specific question in any subject for an eTutor. They will receive a response within 48 hours (usually sooner).

How do you get started? Log on to eTutoring at:

http://www.skagit.edu/etutor

You’ll find instructions for how to log on here!

This service is made possible through your Skagit Valley College Student Technology Fee.

Questions?  Please contact:

Jane Jansen
jane.jansen@skagit.edu
360-416-7852

Updated: 4/17/2014 1:39:59 PM

S-O-S
STUDENT
ONLINE SUPPORT

Do you have trouble logging in, understanding your computer or your email? Does the Moodle Muddle have you scratching your head? Contact SOS!!

S-O-S stands for Student Online Support.

Updated: 1/4/2013 1:26:59 PM
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