SFCC Student Weekly Connection 7/2

Good Morning 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.


The Campus Cupboard is offering FREE FOOD distribution each Friday from 12-2pm.  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. Personal hygiene products are available from Free Flow NM. If you cannot attend the weekly distribution, contact or 505-428-1775 to arrange an alternate time. Visit for more information.  


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 offering 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 (


Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic Community 11 College Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87508 | 505-473-4200 |

Santa Maria de la Paz offers food box distribution Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 2 pm. Must provide ID with current address. Call the office before going to confirm the schedule. There are no age restrictions. There is staff that speaks Spanish. For more information about this and other resources visit

Recurso de la Semana – Santa Maria de la Paz

Santa María de la Paz ofrece distribución de cajas de comida de lunes a jueves de 9 am a 2 pm. Debe proporcionar identificación con la dirección actual. Llame a la oficina antes de ir para confirmar el horario. No hay restricciones de edad. Hay personal que habla español. Para obtener más información sobre este y otros recursos, visite


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!

  –NM Cannabis Regulation Act (CRA) sets June 29, 2021 as effective date for the legalization of adult cannabis use. NMRLD Cannabis Control Division   Although NM law may allow for certain marijuana usage and related activities, using and possessing marijuana in any form remains a crime under federal law, and violates employee policy 4-17: Drug-Free Workplace and Campus Policy. In addition to being a Federal crime, the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act and the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, require the Santa Fe Community College to prohibit the use and possesion of marijuana on campus.   If you have any questions or need for clarification, please reach out to Luis Olivas, HR Director at or 505-428-1203. Your inquiries will remain confidential.   Any member of the SFCC community who is concerned about substance abuse can receive confidential assistance from one of the resources listed below.   Christus St. Vincent Care Connection Program – 505 995-9550 Christus St. Vincent Sobering Center – 505 913-4330 New Mexico Treatment Services LLC – 505 982-2129 Santa Fe Recovery Center – 505 471-4985 The Life Link – 505 438-0010 Turning Point Recovery Center, Albuquerque – 505 217-1717   EAP  For a list of EAP providers call ComPsych at 1-855-399-2524.  Group ID: SFCC

Always Your Champion,

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