We’re amped to welcome you to the Fall Quarter through a series of events to connect you to student resources and supports. Join us for Fall 2020 Success Weeks from Sept. 14 to Oct. 2. Success Weeks are a great way for new (and returning) students to get connected and feel supported at SPSCC—virtually!
Attend an Online Event and Learn What Resources Are Available to You
As the Fall Quarter approaches, SPSCC wants students to know the College has $500,000 in CARES Act funds still available for student need. These funds can help students pay for technology, tuition, food, housing, health care, child care, and other basic needs.
COVID-19 News & Updates
Last Updated: Aug. 3, 2020 at 10 a.m.
This past weekend we learned that an SPSCC staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 and had visited the Olympia Campus 3 days prior to experiencing symptoms. Based on what we know about this situation, we believe there is low risk that others on campus were exposed.
This is our current understanding of the timeline associated with this case:
Learn Online, Save Money, or Stay Home (Wait to Attend University)
We know. You really planned on a different kind of college life this fall. But until you and your family are ready to get you there safely, SPSCC is here for you with affordable, transferrable online and hybrid classes. Fast and flexible admissions, extra funding for books and supplies, and small classes with great professors are just a few of the reasons that SPSCC is one of the nation’s top 50 community colleges.
The recent federal policy change regarding international students is absurd, unfair, cruel and harmful to higher education across the United States. This policy currently requires international students take in-person classes, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to keep their visa status. This decision harms our students, our campus, and our regional and national economies.
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) last week announced a new role on the College’s executive leadership team: Chief Diversity Officer. Parfait Bassalé will serve in this position and plans to further support the College’s core theme of “Equity” and commitment to cultivating an environment that reduces barriers and removes equity gaps.
Every year, SPSCC recognizes an Outstanding Student, or students, to receive the Outstanding Student Award. The recipients are selected for their outstanding achievements and contributions to SPSCC in the areas of academics, performance, and service to the college or the community, as well as their overall personal growth and development throughout their time at SPSCC.
We’re pleased to announce our 2020 Outstanding Student Award recipients.
SPSCC will celebrate more than 1,400 graduates at the 2020 commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 20, at 10 a.m. in a virtual ceremony.
For its 55th commencement ceremony, the college will award 1,498 associate degrees and certificates to the 2020 graduating class. Additionally, the college will award 308 GED® awards, totaling 2,008 awards. Standing out in academic success this year are the 970 graduates earning transfer associate degrees. With an average GPA 3.30, this group of transfer degree students may enter a Washington State public university as a junior.
Spring 2020 Virtual Transfer Fair
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Planning to transfer to a 4-year university? Join us for our first ever Virtual Transfer Fair, in partnership with Grays Harbor College (GHC) and local and regional 4-year universities.
How will it work? The day of the event, links will be posted for each school. Click on the school to visit their Zoom or Webex room. Jump back to the webpage to visit other schools and even get walk-in advising from your SPSCC or GHC transfer advisors!