Message from President Roberts: The Importance of Opening Week

Dear Colleague,

Opening Week is a time for our campus community to connect and learn together and prepare to welcome students for the new academic year. This year’s Opening Week (September 20-27, 2018) is designed as a purposeful week of learning together in a conference-style format with welcoming addresses, “big idea” breakout sessions, and time to connect with one another. 

I encourage all of us to engage in as many activities as possible to continue the work of creating the preferred future we’ve been building together for the past few years. Please review the Opening Week full schedule and concurrent sessions to learn more about our special week together.

  • Thursday, September 20 – New Faculty Orientation, Division/Department Meetings
  • Friday, September 21 – Convocation, Interactive Sessions, Lunch and Service Milestone Awards, Ice Cream Social
  • Monday, September 24 – Concurrent Learning Sessions, History of Place Nature Walk, New Employee Meet & Greet
  • Tuesday, September 25 – SCCFT Executive Board Meeting, SSCFT and Faculty Senate Joint Lunch and Meeting
  • Wednesday, September 26 – First day of the quarter
  • Thursday, September 27 – All Campus Food Truck Lunch

I look forward with great anticipation to starting the fall quarter and to see you at Fall Convocation and during Opening Week! 


Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.


Remember to wear your Shoreline attire on #PhinNation Wednesdays!

Every Wednesday, show your #PhinNation pride by wearing Shoreline attire. It’s a fun way to connect with colleagues and students each week. Don’t forget to take advantage of your employee discount at the Bookstore. Looking forward to seeing everyone decked out in Shoreline wear on Wednesdays!

ESL testing and enrollment period

This week is the start of the orientation/registration process for resident ESL students. Sessions are scheduled Mon., Sept. 10, Tues., Sept. 11, Wed., Sept 12, and Thurs., Sept. 20.

As these students are new to the campus, they might need assistance navigating the campus. We appreciate everybody’s help in making sure that our new students find their way to the ESL office #5205 in the FOSS building (#5000).

Evening ESL and ABE students will attend their orientation sessions starting Sept. 17 at 6:30pm in the 1700 building. We will have signage to guide students to the building, but if you are on campus during that time any additional guidance will be much appreciated.

Thank you,
Brigitte Kidd

Message from the President: Remembering September 11

Dear Colleague,

As our nation remembers the 17th anniversary of this fateful day, I hope you will take a moment to acknowledge the lives lost on September 11th and offer thanks to those who responded so heroically in the face of such unimaginable danger.

With gratitude,
Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.

Board of Trustees Special Meeting(s) (Board Retreat)–September 13 & 14, 2018

The Board is holding its annual retreat [“Special Meeting(s)”] on Thursday, September 13, 2018 (commencing at 9:00 AM) and on Friday, September 14, 2018 (commencing at 9:00 AM) in room 301 at Shoreline City Hall (17500 Midvale Avenue North; Shoreline, WA 98133-4905). Meeting packets can be found here.