UPDATE: Friday, Dec. 8, Classes Will Resume
Due to the Skirball Fire that is "affecting air quality and road conditions," Santa Monica College classes have now been canceled, according to an email send out by SMC Admissions office on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 8:48am. The Skirball Fire has prompted closures on the 405 freeway, causing SMC students and faculty little to no way of transportation to SMC. More updates to come.
UPDATE: Wednesday, Dec. 6, 10:39 AM:
All of Santa Monica College campuses will be closed, including business services, by 12pm on Wednesday, Dec. 6. SMC is encouraging all students to monitor their emails and the social account for updates.
UPDATE: Wednesday, Dec. 6, 4:55 PM:
In an email sent on behalf of Superintendent, Katherine Jeffery, SMC will resume classes on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. After monitoring air and traffic conditions, the chance of class cancellation is subject to change as there is a purple flag warning in place. Winds are expected to reach up to 80 mph tonight. SMC continues to encourage its students to monitor their emails for updates concerning classes and campus closures.
UPDATE: Thursday, Dec. 7, 5:17 AM
According to the official Santa Monica College Twitter feed, "All SMC classes are canceled and campus is closed... due to ongoing impact of several fires."
This update came after Wednesday's class cancellations and campus wide closure that occurred due to the Skirball Fire that had closed parts of the 405 freeway. Students, not being updated about the cancellations until 8:48 a.m., began to take to social media about their concerns of the Administration's handling of the situation.
SMC continues to encourage students to monitor their emails and SMC social media platforms for updates.
UPDATE: Thursday, Dec. 7, 4:07 PM
In an email sent out by SMC's Admissions office, "Santa Monica College will resume all classes, services and programs on all campuses on Friday, December 8." This update is subject to change as there is a red flag warning for the City of Los Angeles which has contributed to the Skirball and other local fires' trial.
SMC continues to encourage students to stay in contact with professors, as finals week begins on Monday, Dec. 11, while also monitoring emails that are sent out school wide.