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Tuscaloosa, Alabama – Shelton State Community College will be closed Wednesday, November 27 – Friday, November 29 for Thanksgiving.  The College’s regular hours of operations will resume on Monday, December 2 and will include multiple events celebrating the upcoming holiday season.


The Terrific Tuesday Concert Series will host the Annual Tree Lighting and Sing Along on Tuesday, December 3 at 1:00 p.m. in the Martin Campus Atrium.  Sacred and secular holiday pieces will be performed, and the audience will participate in a sing-along. Admission is free and open to the public.


The Tree Lighting event will also highlight the College’s Here Comes Santa Claus annual giving campaign.  Now in its ninth year, Here Comes Santa Claus is sponsored by the Shelton State Ambassadors and allows students, faculty, staff, and community members to offer assistance to those in need.  Donations will be accepted through Friday, December 6. To learn how to help, contact Forrest Smith at


Shelton State’s Music Department will present its annual Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Martin Campus Atrium.  Featuring the Shelton Singers and the Shelton State Jazz Ensemble, the concert is free and open to the public.


Theatre Tuscaloosa’s The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 will begin its run on Friday, December 6 and close on Sunday, December 15.  Times and prices vary.  Visit for additional information.


The College will be closed for the holidays beginning Monday, December 23 through Thursday, January 2.  Regular hours of operation will resume on Friday, January 3.


For more information, contact SSCC Media and Communication at