Released: June 6, 2022
Santa Fe Community College, the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, will close June 20 in honor of Juneteenth. No classes or student services will be available. SFCC’s child development center Kids Campus and the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center will be closed.
Classes and student services will resume on Tuesday, June 21. Registration is available 24/7 for credit classes at www.sfcc.edu. Registration for fall classes and late-starting summer classes is now open. Registration for summer continuing education classes is available online at https://sfcc.augusoft.net/
In an email message to the campus community SFCC President Becky Rowley, Ph.D., said, “Juneteenth National Independence Day is the oldest known celebration of the formal abolishment of slavery in the United States. In 2021, President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law, officially making June 19 a federal holiday. … Beginning this year, and thereafter, the college will close in recognition of this important event. This year, June 19 is a Sunday. Therefore, the college will close on Monday, June 20 to observe Juneteenth. … Flags will be lowered to half-staff Saturday, June 18, through Monday, June 20, in commemoration. … As we honor this holiday, it is a reminder that as a community we must continue to actively fight against racism and engage in education and activities that promote meaningful advances in equity, justice, and community solidarity for all.” Read the full message here.
Throughout the year, SFCC offers many 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:
Campus Safety & Security can be reached at all times, including during campus closures, at 505-428-1224.
SFCC’s main campus is at 6401 Richards Ave. in Santa Fe. The SF Higher Education Center is at 1950 Siringo Road. For more information, visit www.sfcc.edu.
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