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The Norwood Cole Library has expanded hours, and will be open on the weekends!

Monday - Thursday • 8 am - 8 pm
Friday • 8 am to 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday • 1 pm - 5 pm

Updated: 9/23/2016 12:51:51 PM


Did you know that escort service is available, seven days a week for all SVC community? If you need an escort, call the Security Department and give your name, location, and destination. A security officer will be glad to meet you and walk you to your car or other campus destination. Due to the officer's varying responsibilities, a short wait may be necessary before an officer arrives for your escort. To request an escort call SVC Security at 360-416-7777.

Updated: 9/23/2016 12:34:43 PM


Relieve your stress, have fun, and win groceries at GROCERY BINGO! The November event will even have a pumpkin eating contest!

Updated: 9/22/2016 2:37:07 PM


Are you interested in a fabulous trip to Peru during the spring break? Students, if you sign up in September you will get a $200 discount! For more information contact Diane Johnson at

Updated: 9/22/2016 2:36:58 PM


Writing consultants are now available for students who want to get a head start on their writing assignments! Beginning today, we are open 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday to assist students.

Updated: 9/22/2016 12:08:39 PM


Support your women's volleyball team as they compete against Everett in their first home game! Match will begin at 7 p.m. in the gym.

Updated: 8/29/2016 2:57:59 PM


  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: 8/24/2016 2:52:37 PM


The Washington State Need Grant and College Bound Scholarship are now available to low-income, non-citizen students who meet state residency and program requirements.

For more information, and to apply online, visit

Updated: 8/23/2016 12:32:34 PM


Where: At the Security Office, located at Gary Knutzen Cardinal Center (C-110) across from the Bookstore.

Who needs a Parking Permit? All registered students need to obtain a Parking Permit if they will be driving to campus.

What time can I obtain a Parking Permit? 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM Monday- Friday

What do I need to get a Parking Permit? You will need a Fall sticker on your SVC student ID or your class schedule showing a zero balance.

Can I obtain two Parking Permits if I have two vehicles? Yes, you can obtain two.

Are 2015-2016 parking permits still valid For Fall Quarter 2016? No, every Fall quarter a new Parking Permit is required.

For any questions call SVC Security Department at 360-416-7777

Updated: 8/22/2016 1:25:46 PM


Posted at August 7, 2014 | By: Sarah DeCarlo

It’s back to school time, and with that comes big college plans for an amazing year! How can you green your campus lifestyle and create the lowest possible impact on our environment? Bring a smile to your university’s Office of Sustainability (SVC’s Sustainability Committee) when you adopt one or all of our five green back to college tips for a great school year:

Walking to class is the easiest way to be green and stay healthy!

1. Transport Sustainably
Waking up early for class can be a pain, but what’s even worse is finding a parking spot – especially one that’s free. Remove extra morning stress by walking or biking to class. These low-impact, planet-friendly activities will leave you feeling happier at the start of each day, and not just because you’re saving a ton of money on expensive parking passes. If the weather in your region doesn’t cooperate year-round, take advantage of public transportation or rideshare programs like Uber and Lyft. Or ride the bus.

2. Add Some Green…Literally
When going back to school shopping, many college students forget about nature’s best decor – plants! Whether you purchase a maintenance-free orchid or a selection of low-light herbs, adding some living greenery to your dorm promotes wellness and adds a vital boost of CO2. Live plants are less expensive and less harmful to the environment than floral bouquets. Plus thriving indoor produce garden could help you curb that dreaded freshman 15!

3. Know What Can #BeRecycled
Planning a party for your friends (or the entire campus)? Check your school’s recycling options before you shop for supplies! Make a conscious effort to purchase only decor and disposable cups that are recyclable and set up clearly-labeled recycling containers for partygoers to use when they’re done with their bottles or cans. If your event is for a campus-wide organization (like a fraternity or a social club), your group might even get special recognition for being green from the Office of Sustainability. Read this brochure about what to recycle.

Some campuses only recycle certain grades of plastic. Check your school’s sustainability site before buying party supplies.

4. Limit Your Consumption
Yes, you’re an adult and your parents are no longer around to clean up after you. So now it’s up to you to conserve water while brushing your teeth and flip the light switch when leaving the room. Feel like going eco-crazy? Open the windows on a breezy day to limit your A/C use. There are countless ways to cut back on consumption without affecting your lifestyle, and college is a great place to start.

5. Clean Out Your Closet
Dorm rooms are too tiny to hold onto past memories. Clean out your closet and drop off into your neighborhood ATRS Recycler before you move! This will streamline your move-in day on campus and save precious space, leaving less for you and your roommate to argue about. Besides, will you really ever wear those pesky XXL t-shirts from random university events again?

Following these green college tips doesn’t just lessen your carbon footprint. It also helps build environmentally-friendly habits to carry you through future chapters of your life. Start developing your eco-conscience this year and make our green tips and resources a part of your everyday life.

The above information comes from Our Green Tomorrow.

For more green tips or to share yours, follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Updated: 8/8/2016 12:48:41 PM



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
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Tutors can help with most levels of math. Some tutors can also help with chemistry, physics, ECON or other subjects. For additional information about the tutoring program, contact Jane Jansen at (360) 416-7852 or email her at

Updated: 7/12/2016 1:05:17 PM

Writing Center, L-203, Lewis Hall

The Writing Center is here to help any SVC student with writing for any class. Sign-up sheets are located in L-203 to reserve a 30-minute session, or drop by to see if the tutor is available during scheduled hours.

Tuesday & Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Tutoring is available for students in AESL classes and all international students in Ford Hall, F-205. For more information contact Elisabeth Hedman at or call her at 416-7046.


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
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Science tutoring arrangements for summer quarter are pending. For more information, please contact Jane Jansen at or call her at 416-7852.

Tutoring Center, Lewis Hall, L-203

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

Monday and Wednesday
12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


One-on-one tutoring in most subjects is available for students in the TRiO Student Support Services program. If you are a TRiO student in need of tutoring, stop by the TRiO office in Lewis Hall, L-201B, or call 416-7636 to make an appointment with a TRiO counselor.

For additional information about the tutoring program, contact Jane Jansen at (360) 416-7852 or email her at

Updated: 7/12/2016 12:56:59 PM

The Norwood Cole Library
Takes Part in Skagit Reads

The Norwood Cole Library at the Mount Vernon SVC campus is taking part in Skagit Reads. The book chosen for this year is “I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban” by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb.

In October and early November there will be activities such as book discussions, a film screening of the documentary “He Named Me Malala” and guest speakers at area libraries and at the Lincoln Theater. A web site for Skagit Reads is in development.

For more information contact the Public Services Librarian, Margret Mills.

Updated: 7/12/2016 12:56:27 PM


This is a reminder that on SVC’s Mount Vernon Campus smoking is allowed only inside vehicles OR in designated smoking shelters.

There are three designated smoking shelters on the Mount Vernon Campus:

  1. In the East Campus parking lot.
  2. Adjacent to the college motor pool, across from the boiler house.
  3. Far West end of Lewis Hall parking lot, across from the Lewis Hall building.

It is the intent of the College, as an educational institution, to follow state regulations and, as a long-range goal, to discourage smoking on the College campuses. The intent of this policy is to minimize the health hazards of those who choose not to smoke.

All tobacco products are prohibited on campus except in designated areas.

Violations of the smoking policy may be referred to the college security office (360-416-7777) for enforcement. Students and employees who violate this policy and the Washington Clean Indoor Air Act and state revisions are subject to reprimand and disciplinary proceedings according to appropriate policy.

Updated: 5/12/2016 2:19:30 PM


Beginning Spring Quarter, we’ll be using the Quarterly Class Schedule to remind you about important registration deadlines, program highlights, and steps to getting started. However, it won’t include full course schedule information.

But, thanks to web improvements and enhancements, find ALL your CLASS INFO online! The regularly updated schedule search will mean that you’ll find the most up-to-date details to plan your schedule.

Updated: 4/19/2016 1:03:37 PM


Do you have trouble logging in, understanding your computer or your email? Does Canvas leave you scratching your head? Contact S-O-S !!

S-O-S stands for Student Online Support.

Updated: 8/13/2015 1:05:02 PM
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