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How SPSCC went from mediocre to the verge of winning a second straight NWAC West title

February 28, 2018
At the end of December, the South Puget Sound Community College men’s basketball team was 8-6. “We weren’t good, but we were dangerous,” coach Aaron Landon joked. Heading into Wednesday’s 8 p.m. game against visiting Grays Harbor, the Clippers have assured themselves of a third consecutive season with at least 21 wins, and can clinch a second straight Northwest Athletic Conference West title with a win over the last-place Chokers.

Open regular hours, Feb. 23

February 23, 2018

Both campuses, including college services and classes, are running on normal schedules today, Feb. 23, 2018.

The campus childcare center will open at 10 a.m.

Open regular hours Feb. 22

February 22, 2018

Both campuses, including college services and classes, are running on normal schedules today, Feb. 22, 2018.

The campus childcare center will open at 9 a.m.

Late Start 2/21

February 21, 2018

UPDATED 2/21 AT 3:10 P.M.

Due to icy conditions on campus, both SPSCC campuses will open two hours late on Wednesday, Feb. 21. This means gates will open at 9:30 a.m. with classes and operations beginning at 10:00 a.m.

This means that any credit classes scheduled to start prior to 10:00 a.m. are cancelled for the day. No staff, faculty, or students will be permitted on campus prior to 9:30 a.m.

On the Lacey campus, any non-credit classes scheduled to start at 8:00 a.m. will start at 10:00 a.m.

Class weather closure, Feb. 20

February 20, 2018

UPDATED 2/20 AT 3:25 P.M.

SPSCC will close both campuses at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.

Due to local weather conditions, SPSCC is cancelling all classes that begin at 3:00 p.m. or later on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.  This cancellation affects both the Olympia and Lacey campuses, including non-credit evening classes at the Lacey Campus.

All campus services and offices will close at 5:00 p.m.  The campus childcare center will close at 4:00 p.m.

Designing the future - Advance cover story

February 16, 2018
There isn’t just one way to become an architect in Washington State. SPSCC’s collaboration with KMB Architects offers a unique pathway to a career in a design firm in Washington State after completing SPSCC’s Computer Aided Drafting/Building Information Modeling (CAD/BIM) program.

Apply now for Fall 2018 scholarships

February 14, 2018

Scholarship applications are now open for students coming to SPSCC in Fall Quarter 2018.  Applications will be accepted Feb. 14 through May 16, 2018.

Each year, the SPSCC Foundation awards over 350 scholarships and grants to SPSCC students.  This year, the Foundation has nearly half a million dollars in student success funds and scholarships to award to current and future SPSCC students.

HBCUs offer scholarships and admission at Students of Color Recruiting Day

February 13, 2018

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) and the Thurston Group of Washington State are bringing Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to Olympia to meet and enroll students on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.

The 14th Students of Color Recruiting Day offers students of color a chance to meet HBCU representatives who are ready to enroll and award scholarships to students. 

Igniting dreams at the SPSCC FIRE Summit

February 6, 2018
Access to education is a key pillar of the American Dream. For some in our region, it remains just that: a fleeting dream that seems out of reach. But thanks to the tireless work of South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) and tribal members – students and educators – of the Nisqually, Squaxin Island, Skokomish, and Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Native students can experience higher education in person, first-hand at the annual FIRE Summit.