Weather Alerts and Holiday Closures

October 5, 2017

UPDATE, 3:42 p.m.:

The first shipment just arrived and second one is due by about 5 p.m. today.


Due to weather, delivery of structures has been postponed to 3 p.m. approximately.

UPDATE, 9:45 a.m.:

Please anticipate some traffic delays and inconveniences on the SFCC campus and adjacent roadways today starting at around noon due to the delivery of two large pre-manufactured classrooms.

The most recent update from the delivery company is that the first classroom is scheduled for delivery around noon. The second truck is scheduled to come in between approximately 1 and 2 p.m. Because of weather and travel distances, delivery time estimates are approximate.

These structures will be transported to the college’s greenhouse construction site, located on the southeast corner of the campus, next to the Trades and Advanced Technology Center.

The delivery of the 10.5-by-62 foot pre-manufactured building, including truck and trailer, will extend some 100 feet, so expect some delays when traveling on Richards Avenue around delivery times. The area near the TATC will be blocked with cones during delivery.

If further delays or issues arise, we will post updates on the college’s Weather, Delay and Closures page​. Thank you for your patience.

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Be in the Know About Snow

Notifications about campus closures, delays and emergencies are primarily made through the college’s automated alert system, SFCC Alert
  • If you are registered in credit classes, or you are a faculty or staff member, you are already enrolled in the system. In the event of a weather delay or closure, an email will be sent to your SFCC address. You may also choose to receive a text message by manually setting your preferences at
  • Continuing Education and Adult Education students and instructors and members of the local community are not automatically enrolled. To enroll in SFCC Alert and receive weather and emergency notifications, go to and clic on the “Register” button.

Regardless of whether you are automatically enrolled, and regardless of whether you have set your preferences in the past, you can always customize your notification methods again. Visit,  sign in with your SFCC email address, and make your selection.

When a snow delay or closure occurs, SFCC makes every effort get a notification out by 6 a.m. or as soon as possible, depending on the timing of the weather circumstances.

If the Santa Fe public schools are delayed or closed, this is often, but not always, an indicator that SFCC will also be delayed or closed.

In addition to SFCC Alert, you can also find out about an SFCC delay or closure through the following methods, which are listed in order of reliability:

  • Visit, and see a notification on the home page
  • Call the special WeatherWatch Line at 505-428-1716 directly, or get to it through the college’s main number at 505-428-1000
  • Check the SFCC Facebook page and Twitter
  • Check your SFCC email account
  • Listen/watch the local news (radio, TV, newspapers online)

It is a good idea to check several sources, because occasionally texts and emails are delayed, depending on individual plans or technological issues.

Bottom line: you make the final decision on whether or not to travel in inclement weather. Be cautious on the road and always use your own best judgment.