Santa Fe Community College and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center to Close in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Jan. 17

Registration encouraged before the holiday weekend

Santa Fe Community College and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. No classes will be held, and no student services will be available. SFCC’s child development center, Kids Campus will be closed.

Both campuses will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, which is the first day of classes for the spring semester for SFCC. The fitness center will re-open at 7 a.m. Jan. 18.

SFCC has a mask mandate for everyone when coming to campus. Please read SFCC’s current COVID-19 protocols. A covid-19 vaccine requirement goes into effect on January 18 for all attending in-person classes or using the fitness center. Proof of vaccination must be submitted via the SFCC Health Screener App. Review instructions on how to upload proof of vaccination.

Registration is encouraged before the holiday weekend. The college has developed a guide to registering detailed at All students are encouraged to work with an academic advisor. Remote appointments or in-person appointments can be made by emailing or calling 505-428-1275.

Continuing education and contract training will also require masks and vaccines for in-person classes. To register for CE classes, visit For assistance, email or call 505-428-1676.

Throughout the year, SFCC offers a variety of ways to stay notified about weather- and holiday-related delays, cancellations, closures and emergencies. While the college does notify the public of severe weather and emergency conditions through print, television and radio news outlets, additional information can be accessed quickly through the following:

  • SFCC’s official website,
  • SFCC’s Weather Watch and holiday line, 505-428-1716
  • To receive SFCC text message and email alerts, subscribe here, or visit SFCC Alert.

Campus Safety & Security can be reached at 505-428-1224.

For more than 35 years, Santa Fe Community College has been the gateway to success for individuals and the community by providing affordable, high quality educational programs that serve the social, cultural, technological, and economic needs of a diverse community. SFCC is a designated Best for Vets and Military Friendly school. The college serves more than 12,000 students per year in its credit, noncredit and adult programs. For further information, visit or call 505-428-1000. Follow us: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn.