Santa Fe Student Services
This page is a repository of information needed during the 2020 Spring semester.
On July 31, 2020, the college announced that the fall semester would move fully online. Please see the FAQs regarding the 2020 Fall semester.
Information for Students Regarding Housing, Health Services, and Counseling Services During COVID-19
On-campus classes will not be resuming for the 2020 spring semester. This information is being provided to help students on the Santa Fe campus with campus operations and available health services.
The campus is currently closed to those students who have not received approval to live in the residential halls. If you are still in Santa Fe and need access to WiFi for your classes, you must email to seek approval before coming to campus. We will assess the need and assign students a specific time and location before classes begin.
For those students who live off campus but are continuing to do assigned work-study assignments, please connect with your supervisor to determine if it is necessary for you to come to campus. Supervisors will alert public safety of your need to be on campus.
The Dining Hall is closed until further notice. The Coffee Shop will be open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
If you have been approved to live on campus and are currently on a meal plan, please use your ID card to purchase your meal. If you’re not on the meal plan but want to eat at the Coffee Shop, you are welcome to pay using cash or credit card. Students on a meal plan who choose to swipe for a second time at lunch will be provided a prepared to-go meal for dinner.
The SAC is closed until further notice.
The computer lab is closed until further notice.
The library is closed for spring break and will not reopen until further notice. Students were urged to check out their materials before leaving on spring break; in addition they have access to the library through online resources. They may email with questions or requests.
Faculty should contact with requests; she will leave items for faculty pickup at the switchboard.
Mail and packages will be available to students in the mail room Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. Students who are not on campus should refrain from having packages and mail sent to the college until further notice.
Health Center Information
For students remaining on campus, our nurse practitioner is available for phone consultations if you have a medical need or concern. Please call 505-681-8184, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. for a consultation. All over-the-counter products are now available at the Switchboard. Non-urgent inquiries can be emailed to .
Keeping Yourself and Others Well
As a reminder, please follow CDC guidelines and tips for keeping yourself and others well. See the CDC’s latest recommendations for COVID-19 prevention.
The Difference Between Allergies and Other Respiratory Ailments
Spring is in the air and with that comes peak seasonal allergies. This is also a time of other respiratory ailments such as the common cold and flu. Symptoms may overlap between illnesses. How can you tell the difference?
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America provides a chart of common symptoms that may be helpful. Keep in mind only a qualified medical provider can offer a definitive diagnosis. If you experience shortness of breath with a cough or fever, please call your provider for medical attention.
The City of Santa Fe has a number of urgent care centers that take most major health insurance plans. If you are suffering from an urgent medical need, you are encouraged to seek care at one of these facilities:
- Presbyterian Urgent Care | 8 a.m.–7 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
454 St. Michael’s Drive, 505-303-5000
- Aspen Medical Center | 8 a.m.–9 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
3450 Zafarano Drive Suite C, 505-466-5885
- Concentra Urgent Care | 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday (last patient checked in at 4:00 p.m.)
720 St. Michael’s Drive, 505-438-9402
- Railyard Urgent Care | 8 a.m.–7 p.m. daily
831 South St. Francis Drive, 505-501-7791
- ultiMED | 9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily
707 Paseo de Peralta, 505-989-8707
Students outside of the Santa Fe area should seek care with a local medical provider.
Counseling Center’s Procedures during COVID-19
While most students are away from campus, all therapists will be following the recommendations of the New Mexico Department of Health by practicing social distancing and providing sessions through phone communication. Staff will not be onsite in the Counseling Center.
Students who have been attending therapy sessions, and have an interest in scheduling continuing support sessions, are encouraged to email their current therapist with their availability. Please indicate in the email the specific time zone in which you are currently living, so that the time can be quickly coordinated.
Dr. Beamer has offered to keep all appointments as phone sessions or to schedule new appointments by phone as needed for those clients he is currently seeing. He is able to send many prescriptions electronically or can mail prescriptions that are for a controlled substance. In some cases, he may have to speak with the local pharmacist to verbally approve prescriptions, especially for clients who are out of New Mexico. Dr. Beamer is also available to speak with primary care physicians or local psychiatrists if they have any questions about treatment while in Santa Fe. This will require a written consent and should be coordinated with Dr. Beamer. Please email Dr. Beamer at if there are additional questions.
Students who feel the need but have never seen one of our on-campus therapists, should also feel free to reach out to schedule a support session. However, in these situations, as the student does not have a therapeutic history with us, these sessions will be limited, with an emphasis on a referral to your local resources, if needed.
The remote sessions cannot substitute for urgent care or address a serious emergent mental health need. If you feel that your need is urgent, or an emergency, please contact your local emergency room, mental health crisis clinic, or your primary care provider where you are currently located.
- Suicide and Crisis Hotline | available 24 hours: 888-920-6333
- Solace Crisis Treatment Center | 505-988-1951
- Sexual violence and other trauma | available 24 hours: 800-721-7273
We know this is a difficult and stressful time. Creating a new routine and staying (virtually) connect with other swill be important. Set up group video study sessions, facetime friends, or play an online video game together. Do not isolate.
Here are a few more suggestions and resources from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), Mental Health America (MHA) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):