That is right, classes begin next week and us here at the grounds department are in full throttle mode, trying to prepare campus for the thousands of students that will grace the parking lots and sidewalks! So here is where reading this blog will pay off, as those of us that take care of the outside grounds know all the secrets!
The best secret is parking. We know if you want the best parking, get here early! Arriving early may sound like a tough decision, but if you drive around in circles for twenty minutes, with your blood pressure rising, you might have saved yourself some time and stress. Also we have a new parking lot, the Purple Lot, located near the Social Science building. Another great idea is to learn the campus ahead of time, find a nice central parking location for all your classes, that way when you claim that perfect spot, you can stay in it until your day is over.
Assistance is only a smile away. Everyone at the college prides themselves on student support. So if you happen to be lost, and spot a S.C.C. employee don't be afraid to ask for directions, we know all the shortcuts too! With the first stressful week of classes upon us, we will also be helping with parking traffic control. Sometimes it is hard for us to turn you away from your preferred parking lot, but they fill fast, and sometimes we have to direct students to another parking lot. We don't like to do this anymore than you like to park in another lot, so please take it easy on us, and we will be certain to help out any way we can!
It would be a "waste" if I didn't spare some time to remind everyone about our recycle program. We have recycled nearly five tons of would-have-been landfill material since November. Yes you read that correctly, five tons! Each class room and office have two separate cans, one for non-recyclables (food items, Styrofoam and other non-recyclables,) and Recyclables (Plastic, Paper, Aluminum, etc...) That's right, all the recyclables go into one container and get sorted at a sorting facility taking the guess work out of where to put what! Recycle if and when you can.
I look forward to the mass of excited and dedicated students as they arrive next week. I say welcome, and thank you for being such an asset to our community. There will be challenges in your academic endeavors, just remember you have what it takes to succeed, and SCC has the tools to assist you in every way possible. Now get to work!
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