Office of the President

President's Update on Napa Earthquake


August 28, 2014
NVC Opens Gym Showers to Community

In response to the continued lack of water service in large parts of Napa, as of August 28 Napa Valley College has opened its locker room shower facilities in the 600 Building (the NVC Gym) to any community member needing them.

This service will be offered free of charge until water service has been restored. Per the NVC Police Chief Ken Arnold, ticketing in the NVC parking lots will also be suspended until water service is restored.

Showers Open During the Following Hours
· Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 7:30 pm and Saturday 8 am – 4 pm
· Towels and toiletries are not provided by NVC
· Present picture ID at the entrance to the locker rooms on the bottom floor of the 600 Building to access
· Inquiries should be directed to the NVC Athletics Department: 707-256-7650 or 707-256-7655
Campus Closed on Sundays and Holidays


August 25, 2014
To the NVC campus community from President Ron Kraft

The Napa Valley College family is thinking of you and all that has transpired in our lives and the lives of those closest to us. Yesterday’s earthquake was a devastating event for many of us, and the faculty and staff of NVC are concerned about you personally. First and foremost, I understand that you may be dealing with personal matters that will call your attention elsewhere over the next few days. If this is the case, please reach out to your instructors to make the appropriate arrangements.

The college’s Student Health Center is open M-F from 9 am to 3 pm (7 pm on Tuesdays) and a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist is available. Please call or drop in to the Student Health Center (Building 2250, 707-256-7780). We have also arranged for college counselors to be available for crisis counseling in the Transfer/Career Center in the Student Services Building (Room 1335) and drop in appointments are encouraged. All of these services are here to assist you and our counselors understand the challenges we are all facing as we try to put our lives and our property back together.

The campus provides a safe and supportive environment where a sense of community and the understanding of others is valuable. Additionally, campus services remain available for your use, including the bookstore, café, student services, and the library.

I am proud of our campus community and the commitment demonstrated by all to support you during this difficult time. We are open and here to serve you.

Thank you,

Ron Kraft