News & Media


Congratulations class of 2017

June 14, 2017

South Puget Sound Community College will celebrate more than 1,400 graduates from over 50 degree and certificate programs at Olympia High School's Ingersoll Stadium on Friday evening.  The College's 52nd commencement ceremony will be held at 7:00 p.m. on June 16, 2017.  This year’s faculty address will be delivered by History Professor Eric Chase and the student speaker for the event will be Nikita Salas.

Summer financial aid awards to disburse by July 5

June 7, 2017

Financial aid awards for summer quarter at South Puget Sound Community College will be disbursed by July 5, 2017, due to federal disbursement requirements and the delay in the approval of the budget by the Washington State Legislature.

In order to accommodate students receiving summer aid, the College is committed to not dropping students from classes for non-payment as we finalize student accounts.

Campus services close early 5/25

May 24, 2017

Campus services will close at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017, to allow staff and faculty to participate in an annual recognition event.  Limited service will be available at the One Stop and the Start Here desk.  All services will resume regular hours on Friday morning.

Whiskey Appreciation Classes

May 1, 2017

The Whiskey People, along with SPSCC's Corporate and Continuing Education, are thrilled to present a five-class Whiskey Appreciation Certificate. The goal of the certificate is to provide an avenue for people to learn the culture and history that surrounds whiskey and build appreciation and understanding of whiskey from an academic and experiential perspective. Class sessions build upon one another and should be taken in order. Students must be 21+ years old to attend these interactive sessions.

SPSCC gains national recognition

April 27, 2017

Article via The Olympian

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) has been named one of the top 50 community colleges in the country by College Choice, a web site that offers college and university rankings and other resources for students and their families.  The Olympia-based college was ranked No. 41 on a list of “best community colleges for 2016-17,” based on academic quality, diversity and equity and return on investment, according to a news release from SPSCC.