SFCC Student Weekly Connection 10/8


The on-campus bookstore will offer 50% off sticker price on everything in the store except food and drink beginning Monday, October 11. 

COVID-19 VaxAid

Students, do not miss your opportunity to receive $250 for being fully vaccinated.  Visit this link for more information and directions on how to upload your information for eligibility consideration.

Covid VaxAid – Santa Fe Community College – Covid VaxAid en Español If you are fully vaccinated: Not fully vaccinated: You can get fully vaccinated and become eligible for VaxAid. Go to


It’s Dell Education Month! For a full month we want to celebrate you. I want to ensure you have all the details.

Starting September 30th through October 31st, you and your faculty, staff, students and alumni can save up to $200 on select PCs* for your personal technology needs.

Share this with family and friends too – it’s for everyone! 


Access Education Purchase Program benefits here:

Plus, remember that your faculty, staff, students and alumni can get some great discounts on Dell Electronics & Accessories – Get that coupon on your Dell page too!


​Fall 2021 second 8-week registration is happening NOW!!  Schedule your appointment TODAY with your academic advisor!  The last day to register is for second 8-week is October 19.

1)   Contact an advisor at Academic Advising at 505-428-1275 or

       2)   Registration is at Interested students are encouraged to contact

              SFCC’s Welcome and Advising Center at 505-428-1270.


The Campus Cupboard (room 302E) is offering FREE FOOD this Fall Semester each Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 2-4pm for in-person pick-up.  Students can visit weekly during open hours to select their own products or pick-up a prepacked box.  We currently do not require any student identification. Personal hygiene (menstrual) products are available from Free Flow NM. If you cannot attend the current open hours or are not comfortable with in-person shopping, please contact or 505-428-1775 to arrange an alternate time or pick-up location. Visit for more information. 


1)  Are you currently enrolled in the Fall semester and are experiences some financial challenges?  Have you experienced a recent emergency and need just a little help?  Apply today through the Student Emergency Fund.  Applications can be found on your MYSFCC page under Resources (Emergency Assistance Fund).  Applications are reviewed frequently, and funds are directly awarded to your account.  (The funds cannot cover the cost of tuition or books.)

2)  Did you know that you may be eligible for FREE GRANT MONEY?  Have you completed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  If not, it’s easy, apply today at  Even if you are taking a few classes, you may still be eligible.  For more information, please contact our financial aid office at (505) 428-1268.   The 2021-2022 FAFSA applications are available now.


1)  Students will not be dropped for non-payment.  If you are currently enrolled, you must pay in full or make payment arrangements with the cashier’s office.  Contact them today at

2) Students need to pay their current balance to register for the subsequent term.  Please contact the Cashiers office today or visit your student account online (


On October 5th from 6:00 to 8:00 SFCC and the Library are hosting a Zoom class on haibun (a prose and haiku combination) given by Miriam Sagan.  For an invitation and a Zoom link please email Miriam –  Participation is limited so email as soon as possible.

The Therapy Dogs are back.  The natural way to reduce midterm stress.  Please join us in the courtyard for furry snuggles when the Therapy Dogs come on October 13th from 11:00 to 1:00.
Out in the fresh fall air, we will be able to follow CDC guidelines for doggy kisses and ear scratches.


​Our Counseling Services and Student Resource Center are sponsoring an online Parent Support Group.  The group is free, confidential, and not part of the student record.  Check out the attached flyer for full details.

RESOURCE OF THE WEEK – Crisis Center of Northern New Mexico 

577 El Llano Road, Espanola, NM 87532 | 505-753-1656 | |

Crisis Center of Northern New Mexico offers Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange as part of the family court recommendations from the First District Court of New Mexico. Additionally, CCNNM shelters all survivors of domestic abuse from Rio Arriba, Los Alamos, Santa Fe County, and the Eight Northern Pueblos. They also help teens 18 years and older who suffer abuse and older and senior citizens suffering from elder abuse. Clients staying there might be referred to individual counseling or group counseling facilitated by a domestic violence advocate or counselor from CCNNM. Also, CCNNM helps process Orders of Protection for free to victims of domestic violence. Lastly, CCNNM offers a 52-week Batterer’s Intervention program aimed to break the cycle of violence by the offender. CCNNM works with people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex.

El Centro de Crisis del Norte de Nuevo México ofrece visitas supervisadas e intercambio seguro como parte de las recomendaciones del tribunal de familia del Primer Tribunal de Distrito de Nuevo México. Además, CCNNM alberga a todos los sobrevivientes de abuso doméstico de Río Arriba, Los Álamos, el condado de Santa Fe y los Ocho Pueblos del Norte. También ayudan a los adolescentes de 18 años en adelante que sufren abuso y a las personas mayores que sufren abuso de ancianos. Los clientes que se alojen allí pueden ser remitidos a asesoramiento individual o grupal facilitado por un defensor o consejero de violencia doméstica de CCNNM. Además, CCNNM ayuda a procesar Órdenes de Protección de forma gratuita para las víctimas de violencia doméstica. Por último, CCNNM ofrece un programa de intervención del agresor de 52 semanas destinado a romper el ciclo de violencia del agresor. CCNNM trabaja con personas que se identifican como lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, transgénero e intersexuales.

Scholarship Application (2021-2022) Available Now

SFCC can help you pay for college with scholarships. One simple application puts you in consideration for state institutional and Foundation private scholarships.  Scholarships are available for new and returning, part time and full-time students to help pay for college for the upcoming academic year.  Scholarships are also available for second generation college students, Veterans, Native American students, Hispanic students and students with disabilities (must be registered with the SAS department at  SFCC offers performance-based scholarships through Contract for a Better Tomorrow (CBT).

For more information and to apply go to:

If you have questions or assistance email the Financial Aid Office at from your SFCC student email account.  Make sure to include your Student ID number in the email. 

Se habla Español.

Always Your Champion,

Dr. Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos
Associate Vice President for Student Success