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Life as a Student

Life as a Student: Endless Opportunities for Students

Spokane Falls Community College helps students build a strong foundation for a future of academic, personal, and professional success. In addition to our vast selection of courses and programs, SFCC also provides opportunities and support for students on campus and in the community.

Finding a Place to Live          

Although SFCC doesn’t offer campus housing, there are many safe and affordable housing options in and around Spokane. In order to help you make an informed decision, we’ve compiled some resources to help guide you in your search.
These websites provide interactive maps with rental prices for homes and apartments in the Spokane area:

Shared Housing

The Student Funded Programs Office keeps an updated list of shared housing opportunities, including people seeking roommates. Contact them at: 509-533-3553.
Here are some additional resources:

*Community Colleges of Spokane provides this information for your convenience only and does not own or operate the housing options listed. Students are responsible for verifying the appropriateness of housing and selecting the housing option that meets their individual needs. In no event shall CCS be liable for any damages resulting from the provision of this information on student housing.

Living in Spokane

Spokane has something for everyone, from nightlife to natural attractions. There are three major malls, an international airport, movie theaters, art and history museums, cafes, restaurants, bars, art galleries, sports stadiums, live music venues and several gorgeous city and state parks. The city is also home to numerous companies and organizations, many of which collaborate with CCS to provide students and alumni employment and internship opportunities.

Spokane Facts

  • Spokane is the second-most populous city in Washington state, next to Seattle.

  • It is the largest city between Minneapolis and Seattle.

  • The Inland Northwest has four distinct seasons with warm summers and snowy winters.

  • The city is also known as The Lilac City and there is an annual downtown Lilac Parade.

  • The Spokane Falls is the second-largest urban waterfall in the United States.

  • Spokane is home to two major sporting events: Bloomsday in May and Hoopfest in June.

Here are some resources for more information

Finding Work

Whether you’re looking for a job to support yourself or to finance your education, we have the resources to help you succeed.

SFCC has a career and student success resource center where you can receive in-person advice and assistance. Here you will find career counseling and job search services, including:

  • Career and Occupation Research

  • Career and Self-Assessments

  • Resume Tips

  • Scholarship Opportunities

Campus Job Resources

Career & Community Engagement Center

Room 105, Building 17
509-533-3521
Careers@sfcc.spokane.edu

In addition, students and alumni can access our online Career Services resource portal, which contains resume building and interview preparation materials as well as a list of current job openings.

Work Study

Earn some cash and valuable job/life experience while you're a student with our workstudy program.

Other Sites

Getting Involved on Campus

Studies show students who participate in extracurricular activities have greater success in class and beyond. Getting involved on campus provides opportunities for networking, leadership development, academic and professional growth, and making new friends. At SFCC, you’ll find a broad selection of opportunities to get involved on campus and in the community.

Nearly every day of the week, the SFCC campus is abuzz with activity, including special events, concerts, sports matches, art exhibits, plays, and multicultural programs. The campus also has its own recreational facility, the Student Union Building, where students can gather to grab a bite, attend events, study and collaborate, or just hang out. In addition, there’s the Recreation Center, with a game room and multipurpose sports facility for events, intramural sports and intercollegiate competitions, as well as high school parties, and more. SFCC is also home to the Planetarium, which provides several public shows and private group events throughout the year. Students can also explore a variety of interests via student groups and organizations.

For more information about groups and facilities, click on the following links: