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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: 1/18/2017 12:27:27 PM

WINTER FORMAL
MASQUERADE

The SVC Rainbow Alliance presents the Winter Formal Masquerade on Saturday, February. 4th. Tickets are FREE for SVC students.

Updated: 1/18/2017 12:16:57 PM

CARDINAL TO A VIKING
ADMISSION WORKSHOP

Hey Cardinal students — do you want to be a Viking?Admission Workshops will be offered in January and February.

Updated: 1/17/2017 12:23:47 PM

eLEARNING SUPPORT

For all students taking online classes, Skagit Valley College provides elearning support online, one on one, or on the phone.

Updated: 1/13/2017 2:42:56 PM

WRITING TUTORING

Writing tutors are available to help any SVC student with writing for any class. For more information call 416-7855. Check their blog at svcwritingcenter.wordpress.com or email them at SVC.WritingCenter@skagit.edu.

Writing Center, L-321, Lewis Hall

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

Friday
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

ACADEMIC ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

Tutoring is available for students in AESL classes and all international students in Ford Hall, F-205. For more information contact Danielle Kim at danielle.kim@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/Wednesday
8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday/Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

SCIENCE TUTORING

Students can drop by anytime during scheduled hours. Tutors can help with most levels of biology, chemistry and 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
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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

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

OFTEC & COMPUTER TUTORING
Students can drop by anytime during the schedule hours. Tutors can help with all levels of OFTEC, Microsoft Office and basic computer questions. For update contact Jane Jansen at jane.jansen@skagit.edu.

Ford Hall, F-110

Monday
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday
10:30 a.m. 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-201B or call 416-7636 to find out more information.

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

Updated: 1/13/2017 1:08:04 PM

TRANSFER ESSAY HELP

Come learn what to say (and what not to say) in your college application essay! For more information contact svc.writingcenter@skagit.edu or call 416-7855.

Updated: 1/13/2017 12:37:34 PM

SVC WILL CELEBRATE
LUNAR NEW YEAR

SVC will celebrate the Lunar New Year on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Life and International Programs offices. Free food and drink will be offered.

This is the Year of the Rooster. A great explanation about the Lunar New Year can be found on the Wikipedia web site.

Updated: 1/13/2017 12:26:53 PM

SMOKING ON CAMPUS

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: 1/13/2017 12:26:34 PM

INFLUENZA PREVENTION

The influenza season is upon us and we have had several confirmed employee cases. We want to urge everyone to remain vigilant when it comes to preventing the flu. Here is some information on influenza, preventative actions, vaccinations, and what to do if you get sick.

What is the Flu?
According to the CDC, the flu (influenza) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs. Most experts believe that flu viruses spread through respiratory droplets made when people cough, sneeze or talk. Those with flu-like symptoms should stay home and isolate themselves from other family members. You may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick. Most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick.

Sign and symptoms of the flu
People who have the flu often feel some or all of these signs and symptoms:

  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (very tired)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.

Preventive Actions
The CDC and the Skagit County Public Health Department recommend the following preventative actions:

  • First and foremost, consider getting vaccinated!
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze to keep from spreading flu viruses to others. Throw the tissue away after use.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.

Vaccinations
Your doctor’s office, the Skagit County Public Health Department and many local pharmacies (Rite Aid, Haggen, and Fred Meyers) offer the flu vaccine. You can also search for a local flu vaccine location near you by using this handy vaccine finder: http://flushot.healthmap.org/. Seasonal flu shots are covered by Public Employee Benefit Board preventive care benefits. Contact your health plan for more information.

What to do if you get sick?
If you have flu-like symptoms, stay at home if fever is 100 degrees or higher with a cough, chest congestion, sore throat, body and muscle aches, and sometimes vomiting and/or diarrhea. The Centers for Disease Control recommend that all with flu-like illness should stay at home 24 hours after fever is gone, without the use of fever-reducing medicines. This may help prevent the spread of the flu at local schools and places of work. Call your health care provider if you continue to have a fever as they may recommend Tamiflu or other medications. Inform your supervisor, document time off through TLR or appropriate leave paperwork.

Resources/Links
For more information about the seasonal flu and flu vaccinations, visit these websites:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention:

US Department of Health & Human Services

Updated: 1/12/2017 2:24:53 PM

COME LEARN ABOUT
FLIGHT NURSING

Don't miss Kathleen (Hoffman) Horr's presentation on Flight Nursing! This event will be held in Angst 144 on January 24th at 12:30 pm.

Updated: 1/10/2017 2:43:49 PM

OPEN MIC &
CHOCOLATE CAKE

Do you dance, sing, do magic tricks or comedy? Entertain us with your talents! Sign up for Open Mic! Chocolate cake will be served during this event.

Updated: 1/10/2017 2:15:42 PM

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
WORKSHOPS

Attend one or all of these domestic violence workshops to be held in the Multipurpose room from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in January.

Updated: 1/10/2017 12:25:53 PM

Free Online Tutoring is available at
Skagit Valley College!!

All SVC students 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
  • Intro to Psychology
  • MS Office, Web Development
  • Spanish

eTutoring Services:

  • eWriting Lab allows students to submit a draft of their paper 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 students get started? Students will find log in instructions for eTutoring at: www.skagit.edu/etutor.

Please let students know about this valuable resource!

This service is made possible through the Skagit Valley College Student Technology Fee. Questions? Please contact Jane Jansen at jane.jansen@skagit.edu.

Updated: 1/9/2017 2:25:42 PM

GREASE

Watch John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John kick up their hills in this iconic movie about the 60s! Grease will be shown in the Cardinal Center Cafeteria at noon.

Updated: 1/6/2017 12:56:41 PM

TACTICS FOR
SELF DEFENSE

Learn how to protect yourself in a dangerous situation. A self defense class will be held in the Multipurpose room from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25th.

Updated: 1/3/2017 2:20:47 PM

MURDER MYSTERY
DINNER

Solve the murder that has tarnished the 60s SVC Diner! Dress up for this period in American History — maybe something like John Travolta or Olivia Newton-John.

Dinner will be served by our talented Culinary students; and music will be provided by our fabulous SVC Choir.

Remember, the Murder Mystery Dinner is FREE for all SVC students, however space is limited and you need to get your tickets EARLY!

Updated: 12/30/2016 2:25:50 PM

SVC LIBRARY HOURS
HAVE BEEN EXPANDED!

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: 11/17/2016 1:03:59 PM

UNIVERSAL MOBILE
DEVICE CHARGER

Need to charge one of your mobile devices? The Norwood Cole Library has just what you need. You can now check out a universal mobile device charger!

Updated: 10/31/2016 2:19:50 PM

THE WRITING CENTER
IS READY TO HELP YOU!

Writing consultants are available for students who want help with their writing assignments! We are offering extended hours from Monday through Friday to assist students.

Updated: 10/31/2016 12:39:12 PM

SVC SECURITY OFFERS
ESCORT SERVICES

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

GREEN TIPS FOR GOING
BACK TO COLLEGE

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

MATH TUTORING
AVAILABLE!

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
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 jane.jansen@skagit.edu.

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