NSS Convention ~ July 25-30, 2021

College of the Siskiyous in Weed, CA

College of the Siskiyous

  • Excerpted from College of the Siskiyous and Wikipedia Publications

Established in 1957, College of the Siskiyous is one of 113 publicly funded California community colleges. Classes began September 10, 1959 with 67 students and only three campus buildings. Since that humble beginning, College of the Siskiyous (COS) has greatly expanded its programs, services, and facilities. COS is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The Fire/Emergency Response Technology Program is approved as an accredited regional academy for the State Fire Marshal's Office. The Paramedic/Emergency Medical Technician, Licensed Vocational Nursing and Registered Nursing Programs are accredited by their respective state agencies.

College of the Siskiyous

COS is located at the base of majestic Mount Shasta (elevation 14,162 feet) in far northern California. Its 250-acre primary campus is centered in the historic lumber town of Weed, named after its founder Abner Weed, and is easily accessible from Interstate 5 and Highway 97. The primary campus offers numerous associate degree and certificate programs in the arts, athletics, humanities, sciences, mathematics as well as career and technical programs in business/computer science, EMS-Paramedic, Fire, and Welding, to name but a few. Students have access to academic counseling, academic assessment, library services and resources, career counseling, personal counseling, financial aid assistance, Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS), Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), Student Support Services (SSS), textbook sales and buy backs, and tutoring services. COS is also one of only eleven community colleges in California to offer students on-campus student housing.

College of the Siskiyous

The City of Weed is the proud home of College of the Siskiyous. This 2-year community college has been recognized as one of the best in the California system. Their 250-acre campus includes all the amenities necessary to hold a successful NSS Convention. All camping, sessions, social events and salons will be centrally located on campus. Photo courtesy College of the Siskiyous

COS is widely recognized for its excellent programs in the humanities and arts, the sciences and technology, and in athletics. Over the years, COS students have gone on to achieve success in music, drama, science, fire technology, nursing, and athletics. Weed Campus facilities include a 562-seat theater, gymnasium and other sports facilities, a distance learning facility, spacious library, science complex, career and technical education labs, fire tower and tactical training center, and an emergency services training center in addition to general purpose classrooms. The exceptional setting, a natural environment of mountains, forests, lakes, and streams, serves as an outdoor workshop for many classes such as art, geology, the life sciences, and physical and recreational education. Courses equivalent to college and university work are accepted for transfer by the California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC) as noted in the college catalog.

College of the Siskiyous

The college's 560-seat theater will be the site our larger sessions and annual photo salon. On-site camping and dorm rooms are a short walk away.

Click here to download a campus map.

Opportunities for outdoor recreation and sports abound: disc golf, hiking, camping, running, swimming, bicycle touring and mountain biking, rock and mountain climbing, hunting, fishing, and boating. Rafting and kayaking on nearby whitewater rivers such as the Klamath, McCloud, and Sacramento are special attractions. In the winter, there is superb downhill and cross-country skiing, and snowboarding on beautiful Mount Shasta or Mount Ashland to the north in southern Oregon.

COS students repeatedly express their feelings regarding their experience at College of the Siskiyous in terms of the warmth and friendliness of the faculty and staff, the availability of quality instruction in a caring atmosphere, and their level of preparedness for life beyond college.

College of the Siskiyous

Today's Weather: Mount Shasta, CA

  • Updated: Saturday, June 12 at 7:17 am
  • Reporting Station: Mount Shasta (KMHS)
  • Elevation: 3,540 ft.
  • GPS: 41.31494;-122.31702
  • Data provided by: National Weather Service
48° F
Mostly Sunny

Regional Map Forecast Wind: none
Humidity: 77%
Dewpoint: 41°F
Barometer: 30.06 in.
Visibility: 10.0 miles

Today: Mostly sunny. High near 78, with temperatures falling to around 76 in the afternoon. South southeast wind 6 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. South southeast wind 2 to 12 mph.