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Building Legend

  • 2 Library
  • 5 Humanities (Spartan Playhouse)
  • 6 Fine Arts
  • 7 Gymnasium and Fitness Center
  • 9 Lodge/SCC
  • 10 Maintenance
  • 11 Photography
  • 13 Physical Education Annex/Stadium
  • 15 Music/Performing Arts
  • 16 Human Services/Early Learning Center
  • 17 Student Union Building (Student Services)
  • 18 Computing, Mathematics
  • 19 Technical Arts
  • 23 Storage
  • 24 sn-w'ey'-mn (Business, Social Science)
  • 25 Baseball
  • 26 Drama Storage
  • 27 Magnuson/SCC/SFCC
  • 28 Science
  • 29 Early Learning Center
  • 30 Falls Gateway
  • 31 Future Softball

Campus Parking

  • Student - Available in most lots
  • Visitor - Paid meter or permit
  • F Faculty
  • M Motorcycle
  • D Disability
  • PM Parking Meter
  • PK Parking Kiosk (cash day permit)
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  • Emergency Phone
  • Crisis Response Box
  • Smoking Area

Campus Safety: (509) 533-3333

SFCC Campus in fall

We encourage individuals, groups and classes to visit our campus, tour our facilities and talk with our faculty. Tours are by appointment only. For more information regarding tours, please contact (509) 533-4195, or submit a Request for a Tour online form.

Please note: when submitting a request online, we must first contact you to verify information and confirm your tour.

To view some of the art on campus, take our Campus Art Tour.

 

Visual Treats

60 Foot Foucault Pendulum Clock Students attending SFCC usually comment on the beauty of the campus and attractiveness of the setting. The modern buildings are set off by hundreds of trees and wide open spaces. Perched on a bluff, the campus overlooks the Spokane River with views of nearby forest parkland and rocky cliffs. Within our buildings, the Computing, Mathematics, and Science Building features a 60-foot Foucault pendulum. The Art Gallery and Photography Gallery each display exhibits from noted artists alongside faculty and student works.

Student Union Building (SUB) Lounge Area

Culture and Enrichment

Student activities provide another measure of the college's commitment to a comprehensive learning environment. In the 70,000 square foot Student Union Building (SUB), students enjoy Falls Café with an open, airy dining area, the College Store, and a television lounge. The recreation center houses table tennis, billiards, and a game room. Student Government offices can be found in the Student Union Building, too.

Students can take in professional-quality plays at the Spartan Theatre, or unwind at a Jazz concert in the Performing Arts Center. Health and wellness are supported by a modern Fitness Center, weight room and gymnasium. Outside are athletic fields, tennis courts, and an Olympic-quality track.

Laboratories and Equipment

SFCC is fortunate to be able to offer students a wide variety of liberal arts courses and technical programs from which to choose. These courses and programs have fully equipped laboratories and, insofar as possible, state-of-the-art equipment. Other learning resources include the library with 30 computer workstations; 10 computer labs, including a comprehensive Math Learning Center, a 200-station Computing Resource Center, and the International Language Center. In 1995, our Technical Arts Building opened with a Competency-based Education Resource Center, Graphic Design Learning labs, and an electronic classroom. Most of this equipment is funded annually by a Technology Fee Assessment.

Rent Our Facilities

Does your group need a well-equipped, conveniently located facility for its next gathering? Consider renting our recreation room, conference rooms, or computer labs! Call (509) 533-4195 for more information.


Spokane Falls Community College is located in Spokane, Washington. It is situated above the Spokane River on a 113-acre site, with lush trees and expansive lawns. This secluded and unique setting is enhanced with views of distant scenery of neighboring Riverside State Park and the Centennial Trail.

All the words in the name, Spokane Falls Community College, have important meanings and are connected to the past and present. Spokane is the name given to one of many tribes of native people who have lived in this area for a very long time. Variously it means: People, People of the Sun, or The Place Where The People Of The Sun Live. Falls refers to the water falls on the Spokane River itself. They are located six miles upstream and in the center of the city. The more dramatic and dominant geology of this area was determined by huge powerful molten lava flows through gigantic fissures in the Columbian Plateau. This occurred between 6 and 17 million years ago. One of these flows resulted in the formation of the lower falls on the Spokane River. At these SFCC Clock Tower falls native people camped and caught salmon for hundreds of years. Spokane Falls also refers to the town of Spokane Falls, incorporated in 1881 along the banks of the river, which became the present day city of Spokane.

The community college opened in 1967 and shortly thereafter was proudly given the name, Spokane Falls. The word Community, not only refers to the people in this region of the state which we serve, but also to the community of learners attending the college, along with its faculty and staff. The word College conveys a meaning closely related to this idea. It comes from the Latin collegium, meaning a society. In times past this was a society of scholars gathered together for the purpose of doing scholarship and teaching. Today we like to think of the college in terms of a learning community; a place where students, faculty, and staff come together to participate in the experience of learning.

Serving Diverse Needs and Populations

Students Under Some Trees For more than a decade and a half, the college has emphasized international education: attracting students from other countries, encouraging students to study and work abroad, providing opportunities for faculty to have international experiences, and infusing the college curriculum with international values and global knowledge. In addition, the college enrolls students of all ages, students who are single parents, and students who are trying to get a fresh start on life. Moreover, many students return to upgrade their job-entry skills or to position themselves for job promotions. Still others view the college as an inexpensive opportunity to explore different fields in order to choose the right career.

Taken together, the environment, the people, the programs, and the services combine to make Spokane Falls Community College a college of choice for students who desire a quality education at a reasonable cost.


Spokane, the Lilac City, is the hub of the Inland Northwest. It is the second largest city in Washington State and the largest city between Seattle and Minneapolis and between Calgary and Salt Lake City. It is 18 miles west of the Idaho Panhandle and 110 miles south of British Columbia, Canada. Approximately half a million people live in the city and metropolitan area.

The City of Spokane Falls Before 1800, the area which is now Spokane was a favorite Spokane Indian fishing grounds. The powerful falls on the Spokane River was the focus of their settlement. In 1872, the first white settlement was established in Spokane. The City of Spokane Falls was incorporated on November 29, 1881, and in 1891 renamed Spokane. Since its founding, Spokane has been the economic and civic capital of the Inland Northwest.

Demographics

The topography of the area around Spokane varies from rolling wheat fields to snowcapped mountains, from lush forests to deserts, and from pristine lakes to raging rivers. Spokane has more than 170 days of sunshine each year. Its annual precipitation is 16.71 inches and annual snowfall is 51.6 inches. The humidity ranges from 77 percent in January to 28 percent in August. The average temperature ranges from 25.6 F in January to 69.7 F in July. The mean wind speed is 8.8 mph. Spokane is a four-season region; with each season contributing an opportunity to enjoy outdoor life.

Recreation

Spokane is home to the Spokane Chiefs Hockey Team, the Spokane Indians Baseball Team, the Spokane Shock Arena Football team, the Spokane Polo Club, and the Spokane Shadow Soccer Team. It has 7 major hospitals, 18 golf courses, 55 tennis courts, 8 public swimming pools, 28 athletic clubs, 40 handball/racquetball facilities, 12 bowling alleys, and 4 skating rinks. Within a day's drive are 24 ski resorts, 5 of which are within 100 miles. Within 50 miles are 76 lakes and 4 major rivers. This allows for the best in fishing, water skiing, sailing, swimming, wind surfing, rafting, and other water-related activities.

Every year in May, Spokane hosts Bloomsday, the world's largest, timed road race. Over 60,000 runners, joggers, and walkers pass through the streets of Spokane and along this scenic 12K course. May also brings the city's week-long Lilac Festival which culminates with the famous Armed Forces/Torchlight Parade.

Parks

The city and county are proud of their many parks and public buildings. Over 60 parks are maintained for all types of interests.

  • Riverfront Park, in the center of the city, was the former site of EXPO '74. It spans the Spokane River with over 53 acres of greenery, cascading waterfalls, and amphitheaters. It is a center for entertainment and community activities and serves as home for the historic Looff Carrousel.
  • The Finch Arboretum has an extensive botanical and tree garden with more than 2,000 labeled ornamental trees, shrubs, and flowers.
  • Manito Park, on the South Hill, is noted for its 18th century styled Duncan gardens, Conservatory, Rose Gardens and Japanese Gardens.
  • The Spokane County ORV Park has motocross, sand drags, go-kart track, tractor pulls, and 4x4 pits.
  • Riverside State Park has over 100 acres of scenic beauty, with 101 camp sites, horseback riding, and hiking trails.
  • Along with all the other city and county parks, there are 12 national parks within a day's drive.

In addition, citizens can enjoy the Ag-Trade Center, the The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, the Spokane Civic Theater, and the Spokane Opera House.

Spokane River North of SFCC

Spokane River

Spokane Falls Community College sits above the Spokane River. Just north of the college, the river flows through neighboring Riverside State Park. Running through the park along the river is the paved Centennial Trail which is 12 feet wide and runs for 39 miles. Closed to motorized traffic, it is reserved for runners, walkers, and bicyclists.

There is a special parallel path for horses along parts of the trail. It begins at the confluence of the Spokane and Little Spokane Rivers. It follows the Spokane River through the City of Spokane east to the Washington/Idaho border where it meets the 23-mile North Idaho Centennial Trail. Along its route the trail passes four institutions of higher education: Spokane Falls Community College, Gonzaga University, Spokane Community College, and the Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute.

Spokane Area Links

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