Southwestern College Again Named a ‘Best for Vets’ College

Gracie Camacho, president of Southwestern College’s Student Veteran Organization, speaks at the rededication of the Veterans Resource Center on Sept. 26.
For the second consecutive year, Southwestern College has been ranked on the list of “Best for Vets” colleges by Military Times. Southwestern College is only one of 28 community colleges in the country to receive the designation. The ranking methodology looked at school-by-school assessments of...

“Pack the Pantry” Food Drive Aims to Fill Local College Food Pantries

Andrea Muñoz, a former Hunger Free Project Liaison at Southwestern College, often serves meals at the college’s Jag Kitchen Food Pantry.
Research shows that around 50% of college students in San Diego face food insecurity, which means they don’t have reliable, consistent access to food. In response to the growing concern, virtually every local college has established a food pantry. “It’s a constant struggle to keep the...

5 Ways to Spend Time Between Classes (Besides Going on Your Phone)

Not every class schedule is perfect, and many Southwestern College students find themselves with a good amount of time between classes. You probably spend enough time skipping YouTube ads, checking new messages and refreshing your Instagram feed throughout the day. Instead of staring at...

Southwestern College Rededicates Veterans Resource Center, Sgt. Peralta Garden of Honor

Southwestern College celebrated the rededication of the new and improved Veterans Resource Center and the Sgt. Rafael Peralta Garden of Honor.
  Southwestern College celebrated the rededication of the new and expanded Veterans Resource Center and the Sgt. Rafael Peralta Garden of Honor Thursday, Sept. 26. The expanded Veterans' Resource Center comes with the help of the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office who awarded Southwestern College...

Southwestern College’s Puente Project Celebrates 30 Years of Student Success

The 2019 Puente Project cohort of students with Puente counselor David Ramirez.
The Southwestern College Puente Project is celebrating 30 years with a special event Saturday, Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. on the Chula Vista campus. The Treintañera celebration and fundraiser will feature Puente alumni, special guests, current Southwestern College Puentistas, the Southwestern College mariachi, dinner...

Southwestern College Celebrates 58th Birthday

Students and community members celebrate Southwestern College's 58th birthday.
Southwestern College students, employees and community members celebrated 58 years of student success Thursday, Sept. 12 on the Chula Vista campus with Southwestern College's annual birthday party. For the past 58 years, we've graduated more than more than half a million Jaguars who have...

New $3.5M Grant Helps Southwestern College Build Bilingual Educators, Pathway to SDSU

Julia King, a Southwestern College liberal studies major and Peer Ambassador, is studying to become a teacher with hopes of teaching in the South Bay.
A new $3.5 million Hispanic-Serving Institution grant from the Department of Education will help Southwestern College create more bilingual and culturally competent K-12 educators. Through a new partnership with San Diego State University (SDSU), and other local community colleges, Southwestern College will create a cohort...

Southwestern College Governing Board President Roberto Alcantar Selected as a 40 Under 40 Winner

Roberto Alcantar (center) joined by his colleagues at award celebration.
Southwestern College Governing Board President Roberto Alcantar has been named one of San Diego’s 40 Under 40 by the San Diego Business Journal. In an awards ceremony Wednesday, Alcantar accepted the award as one of San Diego’s “young leaders, change makers and innovators who are...

Your Guide to the Fall 2019 Semester

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A new students guide to the fall 2019 including information on new campus maps and tips on parking, finding open classes, and more.

Advice for New College Students from Three Southwestern College Professors

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You’ve completed online orientation, registered for classes, gotten familiar with Canvas and skimmed through professor reviews on ratemyprofessor.com. Now comes the part of college that can be daunting for any new student, adjusting or re-adjusting to an unfamiliar academic environment and succeeding with your...