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Recent News Releases

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VIRTUAL Caricatures August 17
  SVCC STUDENTS ONLY...
GED & ESL Classes Start August 24
  Adult Education offers FREE programs to help adults earn the GED certification, improve English language skills, and transition to college or to a career. Classes will be offered in-person and virtual. New Student Orientation is required before the start of classes....
Call-In Advising for Fall 2020
  Fall semester starts August 17...
Fall Express Registration
  August 3-6...
Fall Registration Dates
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Writing Basics Live Webinar July 20
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Health Professions Pinning Virtual Ceremony July 17
  Health Professions Pinning Ceremony will be Live Streamed for 2020!...
Fall Semester Information
  Sauk Valley Community College will resume classes in various formats for the Fall 2020 semester. Classes will be offered in formats ranging from livestreaming instruction, online, and face to face. These formats were developed to ensure that all students feel comfortable and safe within their prefer...
Fall Scholarship Applications Due July 31
  SVCF Releases Scholarship Application for Fall 2020 Students...
College For Kids July Courses
  Locally taught classes in an online format!...
Research Paper Basics Webinar June 15
  Live Webinar...
College for Kids Online Courses
  SVCC is offering fun and new online classes this summer....
Summer Virtual Working Hours
  As SVCC faculty and staff continue to work remotely, the college's Summer working hours have taken effect....
Summer Semester Payment Deadline May 27
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Sterling Federal Bank Makes $5,000 gift to Student Emergency Fund
  Sterling Federal Bank Makes $5,000 gift to Student Emergency Fund ...
Virtual Commencement May 29
  Sauk Valley Community College will host a virtual commencement with a live stream on the college’s social media channels on May 29 at 7:00 p.m. The ceremony will include messages from Dr. David Hellmich, college President, and Bob Thompson, Board of Trustee Chair. ...
Test Drive an Online Course at SVCC
  If you are contemplating enrollment in an online course, take a "Test Drive" and see what online learning is all about! ...
Free Tutoring Services Available for Students
  Free online tutoring available to SVCC students, any place any time....
Select Community Education Courses Free Through June 30
  Tired of sitting at home?...
Summer Scholarship Deadline May 22
  Deadline to apply is May 22....
Virtual Student Art Exhibit
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Virtual Fine Art Performance Hour May 1
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PTK Supply Drive
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Chris Byar Student Emergency Fund Matching Gift Challenge
  The Sauk Valley College Foundation is proud to announce a pledge that will match all gifts to the College’s Chris Byar Student Emergency Fund up to $5,000. The generous and timely gift is the result of a commitment by members of the board of trustees, the Sauk Valley College Foundation board o...
Student Success Workshop LIVE - May 6
  Wednesday, May 6, 2020...
Student Success Workshop LIVE - April 22
  Wednesday, April 22, 202012:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m....
Student Emergency Fund
  As the region navigates the new realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, the students of Sauk Valley Community College will be able to turn to the SVCC Student Emergency Fund to address critical needs. The fund focuses on supporting student needs during the global pandemic—whether educational or pe...
Cyber Sauk: 100% Cyber 100% Serving You!
  Sauk Valley Community College courses and services have transitioned to 100% cyber which will enable SVCC to continue serving students and our community....
Campus Closed for the day on March 20
  SVCC Campus will be closed during business hours on Friday, March 20....
CANCELLED: 36th Annual Child Fair April 18
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CANCELLED: Job Fair April 15
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Human Trafficking Awareness Presentation April 1
  While not touring with the band Remedy Drive, David spends time overseas as a volunteer undercover operative and helps gather evidence against those who traffic minors....
Jump Start 2020
  SVCC offers high school seniors and any new to SVCC student the chance to get a Jump Start on their college career at Sauk....
Free DAPS Performance March 25
  Freestyle Rappers and Improvisers...
Student Government Application Deadline April 10
  Student Government is a vital part of campus life at Sauk Valley Community College. Student Government allows students, like you, have a say in important decisions for the SVCC campus. ...
The Secrets to Being an Unstoppable Woman LIVE- March 27
  Erika is an award-winning speaker and best-selling author. Assaulted as a little girl, domestically abused as a young adult, living in a women's shelter, and survived a suicide attempt, Gilchrist has earned the title of "The Unstoppable Woman." Gilchrist is an expert in personal development, leaders...
Become a SVCC AmeriCorps Member for Summer 2020
  Summer positions are 37 hours weekly. Position runs June 1 - July 31....
Ag Career Fair POSTPONED
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James and the Giant Peach April 17-19
  SVCC Presents...
The Writing Center at SVCC
  Come check out...
Career Exploration Workshop March 23
  RSVP by March 18 by emailing nicole.b.schafer@svcc.edu...
Within the Interstices Art Gallery Reception April 15
  Within the Interstices Art Gallery Reception...
Campus Closed March 12 & 13
  Campus closed March 12 & 13...
Blood Drive March 2
  Sauk Valley Community College hosts Fall Blood Drive March 2...
Threads Exhibit Reception February 26
  Join SVCC in a special reception for the Threads art exhibit. Artist Tanya Scott will be present for a question and answer session. ...
Spring Concert March 1
  Band Concert Returns to SVCC Mathis Theatre March 1...
Psychology Meeting March 2
  Learn more about career opportunities in psychology and related fields....
Sophomore Recognition & Banner Presentation February 22
  Skyhawks vs Kennedy King!...
Brewery Trip April 4
  Enjoy a relaxing trip to Hairy Cow Brewing Company and New Glarus Brewing Company. Hairy Cow Brewing Company is located in Byron, Illinois on the bank of the beautiful Rock River and has world class craft beer, signature mixed drinks, and gourmet brick oven pizza. The New Glarus Brewing Company is l...
Milwaukee Art Museum Trip May 21
  Guided city tour of Milwaukee highlighting the city’s architectural marvels including the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Basilica of St Josaphat, Milwaukee City Hall and the unique neighborhoods that make up this beautiful city. Lunch included at Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro overlooking Lake...
The Works Submission Deadline February 14
  The Works is accepting creative submissions of any type for publication in the 2020 edition!  ...
Slammin' Sammy Reveal February 11
  Slammin' Sammy has undergone a makeover in celebration of the 55th anniversary of Sauk Valley Community College! Come out to the basketball game and be among the first to see the big reveal of Slammin' Sammy!...
Private Illinois Colleges and Universities - February 20
  Aurora University...
Transfer Fridays - TRIO College Visits
  Visit various campuses with TRIO and discover your next step after SVCC!...
Health & Human Services Fair - February 27
  Celebrate International Boost Your Self-Esteem Month with...
Speaker and Mental Health Advocate February 28
  A lesson in accountability, passion, and perseverance. From star athlete, to prison inmate, to MBArecipient. Ethan draws from his life experience to challenge, motivate, and inspire his audience....
Student Success Week February 10-13
  Snacks will be provided to attendees at Spring 2020 Success Week workshops!Attendees will be eligible to win $20.00 gift cards to Starbucks, Wal-Mart, or Buffalo Wild Wings!Please direct any questions to Kristen Roenfanz at kristen.roenfanz@svcc.edu or (815)835-6408....
Comedian Jose Sarduy February 26
  Jose takes audiences on a rollercoaster ride through the experiences of his life. As seen on CNN, CBS, Fox, the Lifetime Network, and on NBC’s “Last Call With Carson Daly.”...
Scholarship Deadline EXTENDED to April 19
  Scholarship applications are now open!...
African Soul International February 17
  Celebrate Black History Month with...
Honors Program Deadline - February 27
  Tailor your education to your specific interests with the Honors Program....
SVCC Offices Closed January 20
  In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the College will be closed on Monday, January 20....
American Mathematics Competition
  Sauk Valley Community College will host the 71st Annual American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) on January 30, 2020 and February 5, 2020 from 5:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Area high school students (grades 9, 10, 11, and 12) are invited to participate on either or both dates free of charge. SVCCt...
SVCC Offices Closed January 10
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Racial Justice Presentation January 29
  Racial Justice, it's everyone's responsibility...
Pizza with the Prez February 12
  Join SVCC President, Dr. David Hellmich for FREE pizza and casual conversation. Dr. Hellmich will give a brief college update and answer questions from students...
Shades of Ireland April 27-May 6
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Paint-n-Peel January 15
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Alumni Awards Open through January 13
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Caricaturist Kevin Berg January 13
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The Academy Application Deadline February 2
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SaukFest January 22
  Kick off your Spring Semester at SaukFest...
Natalie Jackson O'Neal Special Reception January 22
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Spring Payment Due December 10
  Cash, credit card, and checks may be brought by the Business Office on the first floor across from the gym....
Celebrate Russ Damhoff on November 26
  Help congratulate Russ on his Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year award!...
Pizza Party Study Session December 8
  Come join us for free pizza and the chance to prepare for your finals with a Learning Commons Tutor. Library services will also be available....
Animal Shelter Supply Drive
  SVCC Ag Club...
Offices Closed December 20 - January 2
  SVCC Offices will be closed for winter break....
Offices Closed November 27-29
  SVCC Offices will be closed November 27-29....
SVCC Golf Qualifies for Nationals
  The national competition will be held in Joplin, Missouri on May 19-22, 2020....
SVCC Cross Country Team Qualifies for Nationals
  The national competition will be held on November 9, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico....
State Universities Transfer Day November 7
  Meet with various universities from Illinois to learn more about the institution, and explore options for your next step after SVCC!...
Spring 2020 Registration Starts November 4
  Plan to Register Early for Spring 2020 Courses...
Open Mic Night November 15
  presented by SVCC Creative Writing Class...
Wintermester Classes begin December 18
  Enrollment is open now for WINTER courses. ...
Music Department Concert November 17
  Join SVCC's Music Department for a Fall Concert...
SVCC Women's Tennis Heads to Nationals in May
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Chicago Bus Trip December 14
  Travel with SVCC to enjoy the sights, sounds, and holiday lighting of Chicago’s famous Michigan Avenue.Explore the city’s museums, shops and eateries. This self-guided trip allows you and your friends to enjoythe city without bothersome schedules, stressful driving and parking hassles.&#...
Chicago Cultural Excursion November 8
  Enjoy the Art Institute and a lovely day in the heart of the city....
Express Walk-in for New Students
  New Student Express Walk-in Enrollment All in One DayDecember 9-13, 16-20 and January 2-3, 6-98 – 4 Mondays thru Thursdays, 8 – 12 FridaysStudent Services Center Check-in (West Mall), 815-835-6354, svcc.edu/sscNo Appointment Necessary but you should arrive by 2PM Mondays through Thursday...
Spring 2020 Express Registration
  December 9-13, 16-20 and January 2-3, 6-9...
Tacos with Trustees November 13
  This opportunity will give students a chance to enjoy FREE tacos and share SVCC experiences, while learning more about the role of the Board of Trustees....
The Crowns of Empowerment Oct 21- Jan 22
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Fall Play November 22-24
  She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen...
Fall Blood Drive October 28
  SVCC will host the American Red Cross blood drive on Monday, October 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Sauk's Dillon Mall. Donate and receive a free t-shirt while supplies last....
ABC AmeriCorps Application Deadline October 25
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Learning Commons 30th Anniversary Celebration October 16
  Formerly the Learning Assistance Center (LAC), the Learning Commons Tutoring is celebrating 30 years of tutoring services at SVCC with a cake reception....
Scholarship Deadline October 31
  The Sauk Valley College Foundation announces the Spring Scholarship Kick-Off. Scholarship awards will be applied to the Spring 2020 semester. Applications will be accepted starting on October 1 and must be fully completed and submitted by Wednesday, October 31....
Stars & Postcards November 11
  Stars & Postcards...
Fall Concert September 29
  Join SVCC's Music Department for a Fall Concert...