San Jacinto Campus Closed; Temecula Classes Cancelled; Menifee Valley Campus Open

UPDATED 10/23/07 7:00 PM

Due to recent fire activity in the Temecula area, classes in Temecula are cancelled today, October 23, 2007.

The San Jacinto Campus will be closed to students all week due to sand damage and is scheduled to reopen Monday, October 29, 2007. Classes are cancelled and no services will be available until that date. On campus events such as athletic events, the Board of Trustees Candidates forum scheduled for Wednesday, and the Phi Theta Kappa meeting scheduled for Sunday are also cancelled.  San Jacinto Campus classified employees will return to work on Wednesday, October 24, and are instructed to report to room 200 to check in prior to going to their work station.

The Menifee Valley campus is open and will remain open.

Blackboard and online classes will be available as soon as possible. Contact your instructor with questions regarding due dates etc. when services are back online.

Other online services remain inoperable. Check back for updates.

The San Jacinto Campus alone was hit with gale-force winds, toppling dozens of trees, blowing air conditioner units off kilter and sending sand and dust into offices, classrooms and the library. Even though windows and doors were closed, sand and dust infiltrated computers, air ducts and the electrical master switches. These must be cleaned and inspected before power can be restored, said Jon Tyler, interim president of Mt. San Jacinto College.

The Enrollment Services office on the Menifee Valley Campus is open and can be reached by phone at (951) 639-5215.