Welcome to Sussex

Welcome Message from the President

President Dr. ConnollyDear Sussex Student:

Welcome to a new academic year at Sussex County Community College. I am delighted to witness the energy, enthusiasm, and potential each of you brings to our campus. Whether you are a returning student or new to our community, I want to share some exciting developments and opportunities that await you.

One of the significant developments this year is the expansion of our new Optics Technology Building behind the Horton Mansion. This state-of-the-art facility will provide unparalleled resources and opportunities for students interested in the cutting-edge field of optics. The building will house advanced laboratories, collaborative workspaces, and the latest technology, solidifying our commitment to staying at the forefront of scientific innovation.

We are incredibly proud to announce the introduction of women's wrestling to our athletics program. This new sport, which has achieved national prominence, not only promotes physical fitness but also fosters teamwork, discipline, and resilience. We are excited to see our student-athletes thrive and represent the SCCC Skylanders with pride, determination, and a sense of empowerment.

Our campus is a vibrant hub of student clubs and organizations, each catering to diverse interests and passions. There is something for everyone, from academic societies and cultural groups to recreational clubs and service organizations. These groups are not just a platform for you to explore new hobbies and develop leadership skills, but they also form the heart of our community, making you feel included, valued, and part of something bigger.

We believe that experiences outside the classroom are just as important as academic achievements. Engaging in the arts, theater, and music can significantly enrich your college experience. Our vibrant arts program offers numerous opportunities to participate in performances, exhibitions, and productions. Whether you are an actor, musician, artist, or enthusiastic supporter, your involvement will contribute to the cultural vitality of our campus.

Please take full advantage of all the resources and opportunities available to you. Stay curious, engaged, and, most importantly, connected with your peers and mentors. Your time here at SCCC is not just about earning a degree; it is about growing as an individual, finding your passions, and building a foundation for your future.

Let's make this year memorable, productive, and filled with success. Welcome to the Sussex County Community College family!

Best Wishes,

J. H. Connolly Signature
Jon. H. Connolly, Ph.D.
Sussex County Community College President

Employee Directory

See the Employee Directory page or visit the Dean's by Major page.

Campus Map & Directions

See the Campus Map & Directions page.

Online Tools for Success

Sussex Students are issued a Sussex student email which is the College's means of communicating with you about College business including financial aid information, priority registration, events, and communication with your instructors. Check your Sussex Student email regularly.

My.Sussex Student Portal

• View grades • Check your GPA
• Print unofficial Sussex transcripts
• Search for classes/print your schedule
• View and pay your bill

Canvas: Distance Learning

All students enrolled in online and hybrid classes will use the Canvas learning management system to communicate with their instructor(s) and access course content. Instructors may also use Canvas for regular courses, so it is important to check Canvas regularly.

Pay Online and E-Refund

For your convenience, you may PAY your tuition/fees online through CashNet.

Should you be eligible for a refund, receive it quicker in a secure and safe manner by signing up for E-Refund. Your refund will be processed directly to your designated bank account. Sussex urges you to sign-up for these time-saving, secure financial tools.

IT Services

If you are having difficulty logging in to any of our online resources, please get in touch with the IT Help Desk.

Email: itservice@sussex.edu
Phone: 973-300-2333

The Power of a Degree

Complete your associate degree and give yourself the advantage!

Starting college at Sussex and graduating with your associate degree before transferring to a four-year college will give you the Degree Advantage. You’ll save tuition and graduate with little or no debt, be eligible for financial aid, scholarships, and benefit from personalized advising toward your career.

Why Degree Completion is Important:

  • Students will hold a recognized higher education degree or certificate.
  • Students will be prepared! People change jobs up to 10 times in their working lives—and when you have a college degree, you have an advantage.
  • Future labor market will require more college graduates, economists predict.
  • Completion shows future employers or college admissions officials that students are serious about their marketability, education, and future.
  • Many successful people credit their associate degree as the foundation of their career achievement and the turning point in their lives.

Tips for Success at Sussex

#1 Attend all Classes

  • Education is valuable and not cheap. Don't miss class and waste money!
  • Attendance and class participation is important. Your professor is here to guide you along the way.

#2 Get Organized

Use Your Syllabus. Most courses will follow a syllabus, a schedule of what to expect in class. Your syllabi will provide your professor’s contact information and a listing of assignments that are due during the semester.

#3 Use Sussex Resources

  • Website: Check out sussex.edu for news and events going on and contact information for campus resources.
  • Student Success Center: You will get help selecting classes to ensure you’re on the right path. The Center also offers career referrals, transfer information, personal counseling, and more. All services are free and confidential by appointment or walk-in.
  • Scholarships: The Foundation is committed to helping students succeed. Each year the Foundation solicits community organizations, businesses, and individuals to raise funds to support student scholarships. Download an application.

#4 FREE Tutoring Offered

  • Free tutoring is offered online via Thinkingstorm on Canvas and through Degree UP in E105.
  • If you are looking for help with writing in any subject, visit The Writing Center in the Student Center (D111).

#5 Utilize the Library

The Library has access to many useful resources as well as helpful, professional staff to aid you in your research and completing your assignments.

#6 Get Involved

There is so much more to Sussex than great classes. Student clubs, athletics, theater performances, fine arts programs, lectures, day trips, and service learning all add to the total college experience. Get involved!

Your Health Matters

Mental Health

Sussex County Community College is committed to providing short-term care and support, as well as referral assistance for our students with mental health concerns. If you or someone you know is in crisis and/or having thoughts of suicide and need immediate help, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Suicide Prevention Resources:

On-campus support:

24- hour Services and hotlines:

  • Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: call or text 988
  • NJ Hopeline: 1-855-HOPELINE (654-6735)
  • Newton Medical Center 24-hour Crisis Hotline: 973-383-0973

Drugs and Alcohol Awareness

Alcohol and drug use are prevalent on today’s campuses, and it's important to know the risks.

  • Alcohol or drug abuse can kill you.
  • The average college student spends $900 on alcohol per year and $450 on books.
  • Alcohol abuse can ruin your grades.
  • One night of heavy drinking can impair your abstract thinking abilities for 30 days.

Smoke, Tobacco & Vape Free Campus

Smoking, including electronic devices and tobacco products, is not permitted anywhere on campus, indoors, outdoors, at athletic events, and at social venues. See our Smoking Policy.

Campus and County Resources:

There are a number of resources available on campus and throughout Sussex County to help you or someone you know who may have a drug or alcohol problem.

  • Student Success Center: Private and confidential counseling
    Administration Building, B206, 973-300-2207
  • Newton Medical Center for Behavioral Health:
    175 High Street, Newton, NJ 07860, 973-383-1533 (24 hours)
  • St. Clare’s Center for Behavioral Health:
    20 Walnut Street, Sussex, NJ, Crisis Hotline: 973-625-0280 (24 hours)
  • Center for Prevention and Counseling:
    61 Spring Street, Newton, NJ 07860, 973-383-4787, centerforprevention.org

Online Resources:

  • ncadd.org - NCADD – National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependencies, Inc.
  • addictions.com – (800) 654-0987
  • aa-intergroup.org – Alcoholics Anonymous
  • na.org – Narcotics Anonymous
  • naranonofnj.org – The Nar-Anon Group is for those who have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone near to you.
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