SFCC Student Weekly Connection 6/18

Good Afternoon Students,

Please see important updates below.

Get Your SFCC Transcripts Online
Beginning July 1, SFCC’s transcript request process will be entirely online – no more submitting paper or PDF forms! Current and former students can visit to be guided through the process.  There will be a $5 charge for electronic transcripts, and requests will be processed quickly.


SFCC has been selected as an institution for Best for VETS 2021 in the Military Times!

Best For Vets 2021: Colleges Military Times Best For Vets 2021

For more information regarding veteran services or dependents of veteran services, please call Krystal Patton at 505-428-1305.


Students needing a computer or access to the internet via a hot spot should contact the Office of Information Technology as soon as possible.  Below are the steps to follow:

1.       The Office of Information Technology(OIT) maintains a Bookings site to allow students to schedule a pickup time for laptops.  If times do not work for the student, they may request an after-hours appointment over the phone.

2.       Additionally, OIT and the library respond to enquiries at We may call the student to answer questions or guide the student to our appointment booking site.

3.       Students come to OIT Office to pick up their requested laptop. They must abide by on-site protocols listed here: *At this time laptop pick-up students are not required to complete training.

4.       Students are required to sign the attached agreement.

5.       Initial due dates are listed at four weeks out, but with the option to extend unless OIT/Library can’t meet the needs of all students.

6.       Equipment checkout and return is tracked through our campus Library checkout software.  


Whether you graduated or seeking employment, SFCC has an excellent tool to offer you assistant – Career Coach.  Career Coach contains information on vacant positions in the community and surrounding areas, helps you with program alignment based on career interests, assistance with resume building, career assessment, and much more.  Contact your Career Services Coordinator, Gerard Martinez at or call at 505-428-1877 for more information.

Career Coach – Welcome to Career Coach (


Please see below under Support Groups for more information.


​Fall 2021 registration is happening NOW!!  Schedule your appointment TODAY with your academic advisor!!

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.


1)  The Campus Cupboard is offering FREE FOOD distribution each Friday from 12-4pm.  Students can drive-up to the West Wing for a contactless pick-up.  We currently do not require any student identification.  Students do not leave your vehicles drive-up, open your trunk and your food will be placed in your trunk. 


1)  Are you a currently enrolled in the Spring 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.


WIOA is a federal grant that helps students pay for school.  They are having free orientations to learn more in the next few weeks.  Check out the flyer for more information.


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 (


Esperanza Support Center 3130 Rufina Street Santa Fe, NM 87507 | 505-474-5536 | 24-hour crisis line 1-800-473-5220 or 505-473-5200

The Support Center is currently closed to the public due to Covid, but staff are monitoring voicemails and emails, and all other services are still in place. Esperanza provides shelter to men and women fleeing from domestic violence; their children can also stay there. Pets will be taken to Santa Fe Humane Society and Animal Shelter. There are about 20 to 30 spaces available for individuals and families. Individuals and families can stay for three months. The number of family members, space availability, and their overall situation determine eligibility. If there is no space available, individuals and their families get referred to other shelters or programs. Within the three months, individuals and their families have access to food and counseling. Community Navigators help find housing options, build a resume for jobs, and help obtain IDs and other essential documents. Court advocates help navigate through the legal system. There is staff that speaks Spanish.

El Centro de soporte está actualmente cerrado al público debido a Covid, el personal está monitoreando los correos de voz y correos electrónicos, y todos los demás servicios todavía se ofrecen. Esperanza brinda albergue a hombres y mujeres que huyen de la violencia doméstica; sus hijos también pueden quedarse allí. Las mascotas serán llevadas a la Sociedad Protectora de Animales de Santa Fe y al Refugio de Animales. Hay alrededor de 20 a 30 espacios disponibles para individuos y familias. Las personas y las familias pueden quedarse durante tres meses. El número de miembros de la familia, la disponibilidad de espacio y su situación general determinan la elegibilidad. Si no hay espacio disponible, las personas y sus familias son referidas a otros refugios o programas. Dentro de los tres meses, las personas y sus familias tienen acceso a alimentos y terapia. Los navegadores de la comunidad ayudan a encontrar opciones de vivienda, crean un currículum para trabajos y ayudan a obtener identificaciones y otros documentos esenciales. Los defensores de la corte ayudan a navegar a través del sistema legal. Hay personal que habla español.

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Scholarships are available for full and part-time students in all qualified areas of study including but not limited to: Business, Early Childhood, Engineering, Nursing, Computer Studies, Culinary and more. There are scholarships for Native American students, Hispanic students, and students with disabilities (must be registered with the SAS department), international and non-U.S. citizens. See attached flyer for info, or visit


Are you need of a safe study space?  By reserving a space at the Higher Education Center (HEC), you will have access to WIFI, safe and quite space in an in-door facility.  Students will make reservations by emailing from their SFCC email account.  Check out the HEC Study Space flyer for more information.


Counseling Services is offering a new round of a telehealth support group this summer. The group will meet for 6 weeks beginning the week of June 14th, and each session will last one hour. Meeting time is TBD based on member preferences. Since summer is a time of travel for a lot of folks, there is no requirement to attend each session; you can simply let the group leader know which sessions you plan to attend. Please email if you are interested in participating. We very much look forward to having you!


Check out the flyer about in-person tutoring services this summer!

Always Your Champion,

Dr. Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos
Associate Vice President for Student Success
Santa Fe Community College