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Spring 2022 Semester to Begin with Four Weeks of Virtual Instruction, Student Services

Southwestern College's Higher Education Center at San Ysidro.
Southwestern College will begin its spring 2022 semester with four weeks of virtual instruction and student services to combat the rising infection rates of COVID-19 throughout the San Diego region. About 60 percent of spring semester classes were scheduled to start in-person on Jan. 31...

Draft Trustee Election Maps Available for Review

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As the Southwestern Community College District Governing Board moves toward its first-ever creation of trustee election districts, three preliminary maps are available for community review and comment. The maps were created based upon feedback from three public hearings and 249 public comments. Map feedback and...

Southwestern College to Pay Cash for Spring Expenses

SWC students with spring 2022 federal grants graphic overlay
New, returning and continuing students can be awarded up to $2,500 if they have enrolled in spring 2022 classes at Southwestern College.

Omicron Variant Alters Intersession Schedule

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As Southwestern College begins its one-month intersession classes Jan. 4, Superintendent/President Dr. Mark Sanchez, in consultation with leadership, the Governing Board and constituency leaders, has decided to move all classes and services to remote operations from Jan. 4 - Jan. 28. The college’s COVID guiding...

Southwestern College Vice President Chosen for Statewide Equity Committee 

Portrait of Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Tina King
Vice President of Student Services Dr. Tina King has been chosen to serve on the USC Race & Equity Center’s Racial Equity in Guided Pathways Commission.  The College Futures Foundation recently awarded the USC Race and Equity Center a $1 million grant to advance racial...

Southwestern College Honors its Ancestors

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Southwestern College’s Governing Board moved from words to action Tuesday when they adopted a resolution that permanently waives all facility rental fees for members of the 13 federally recognized Kumeyaay tribes within San Diego County. For the last year, the Governing Board has begun each...

Southwestern College Increasing In-Person Classes to 60 Percent

Southwestern College will offer 60 percent of in-person classes for the spring semester as well as a mix of hybrid, online and remote courses. Vaccinations against COVID-19 will still be required for all employees and for students who register for in-person sections. All current...

Southwestern College Named 2021 Equity Champion of Higher Education

A Southwestern College graduate participates in the 2021 Commencement car parade.
Southwestern College has been named an Equity Champion of Higher Education by The Campaign for College Opportunity for “exemplary” work in awarding Associate Degrees for Transfer to Black and Latinx students. Southwestern College is one of only six community colleges in California to receive...

SWC Graduate Advocates for Undocumented Students

SWC graduate sits on a rock on the college campus
Mexline Garcia calls Southwestern College’s Dreamer Center a place that not only empowers undocumented students to step out of the shadows, but also helps them find their voices. As a recent graduate of Southwestern College, Garcia earned a paid fellowship through the Dreamer Center last...

Southwestern College Forgiving $1.5 Million in Student Debt

Students walking on Southwestern College's Chula Vista campus.
Southwestern College is forgiving $1.5 million in student debt for more than 4,200 students using special federal grant money. Students who were enrolled in spring 2021 and summer 2021 will have all their outstanding tuition and related enrollment fees forgiven. Holds for non-payment will be...