Shoreline CC: Opening week is almost here!

Opening week is almost here! 

We are planning a complete return-to-campus with predominantly in-person classes, services, and activities available to our students for Fall Quarter 2022.  We are committed to providing an active on-campus experience for students that will foster a sense of belonging in the classes, services, resources, and activities that we offer.  Part of this return to campus initiative will be the return to an in-person Opening Week.  

The theme of the year’s Opening week is Centering Students and Creating Community. We need you all here to do that.  

Join us on-campus starting Thursday at 9am on September 22nd with the president’s welcome, service awards, and new employee recognition, followed by a free lunch sponsored by the College foundation, and more. 

  • Friday 9/23 Concurrent learning sessions centered on the Pillars of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Students and Enrollment; Community Building. Start with Coffee with the president in the library, attend some of the planned sessions, then join colleagues for lawn games and activities in the courtyard while you eat your lunch – watch for flying giveaways! Follow lunch with even more wonderful sessions. 
  • Monday 9/26 The president will be hosting another coffee connection before you have division and department meetings. Lunch and connect this day will feature an open house tour of campus services such as the Gender Equity Center, Career Center, Student Learning Centers, and more. Turn in a passport to be entered into a prize drawing for some Shoreline swag. 

You’ll then finish opening week on Tuesday 9/27 with additional training opportunities and faculty specific meetings. 

You can see these and other events on the opening week SharePoint site: Opening Week 2022 – Centering Students & Creating Community. Build your schedule now to take advantage of this event. 

Please be aware that opening week is a mandatory attendance event. Employees who need to request an alternate way to attend opening week activities because of a medical need can do so by contacting HR @ no later than Wednesday, September 20, 2022. 

Departmental Open Houses Schedule for Fri., Sept. 18

The Opening Week festivities continue with open houses Fri., Sept. 18. This is the perfect opportunity to get out and about around campus and get to know your colleagues and what they’re up to by visiting their departments. Pro tip: A lot of departments offer snacks at their open houses, so make sure you go hungry. And don’t forget to tweet your experience mingling with your awesome colleagues with #OW15.

The following offices are hosting events:

Community Integration & Employment Program, Room 2910 from 1-3 p.m.
Come meet our staff & faculty, and learn about the services we provide. Refreshments will be provided!

eLearning Services, 1200 building from 1-4:30 p.m.
Come enjoy good food (and we mean good) with good conversation. We’ll be waiting for you!
(Editorial Note by Public Information Office member: if Patricia Wade has made any dessert, YOU WON”T WANT TO MISS THIS.)

Library, 4000 building from 1-4 p.m.
The 4000 Building looks the same from the outside, but all kinds of changes are underway behind the brick walls. During the summer break, we welcomed the Math Learning Center and The Writing & Learning Studio into an on-site mix of academic service centers that includes TSS and Tutoring. The expansion of services in the Library means our space has been thoughtfully reconfigured to meet student needs in the coming quarter. Services from copy machines and photo ID to circulation and media have been relocated. Please stop by the Library to find out who’s here, where we are, what we’re doing, and whether you can spot the two new interior doors!

Nursing Program, Nursing Skills Laboratory in the 2300 Building from 1-4 p.m.
Nursing Faculty will be available to demonstrate how we use our mannequins to teach nursing skills.

Office of Advancement, Rooms 1005 and 1009 from 1-4 p.m.
Come meet the staff of the Shoreline Community College Foundation and the Public Information Office. Enjoy some friendly chit chat and learn how these offices can help support both students and fellow employees. Also join us in welcoming the new Vice President for Advancement/Executive Director of the Foundation, Mary Brueggeman!

Services for Students with Disabilities, Room 5226 from 1-3 p.m.
Come meet our staff & faculty, and learn about the services we provide. Refreshments will be provided!

Veterans Programs, Rm. 5225 – The Veterans Resource Center, from 1-3 p.m.
Come meet our staff & faculty, and learn about the services we provide. Refreshments will be provided!

Opening Week Schedule of Events, Sept. 16-22

ow15In case you missed the mailer that went out last week, here is a link to the schedule of events for Opening Week for the 2015-16 academic year. Please note a significant schedule change for this year: Fall Convocation is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 16, the first day of Opening Week activities. Also, Fall Convocation is scheduled to be a day-long event with multiple opportunities for learning and interaction.

For the 2015-16 academic year, Opening Week dates will be Wednesday, Sept. 16 – Tuesday, Sept. 22. The first day of fall quarter classes is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 23.

Opening Week Events Calendar

In case you were wondering what is happening on campus during opening week, check out this page for the full rundown.

A couple key events are the all campus reception at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 19, and the all campus luncheon on Sept. 24 at 11:30.

Also, feel free to add your department’s events if we missed any!

Submitted by Kyle Elliott (new guy) Public Information Office

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