Southwestern College Gives Donovan Inmates an Early Start on Second Chances

Donovan class.
Southwestern College's Second Chance Pell Program gives inmates inside Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility a pathway to a college degree with federal financial aid while serving their sentences.

Southwestern College’s Career Expo Week Begins Oct. 15

Career Expo Week at Southwestern College begins Oct. 15
Southwestern College students will be polishing their resumes, honing their interview skills and searching and applying for jobs and internships during Southwestern College's 2018 Career Expo Week. From Oct.15-18, students and the campus community will be able to join workshops on interviewing, LinkedIn and resumes before the week concludes with a job fair at the Chula Vista campus featuring more than 70 employees looking to tap into Southwestern College talent.

Deadline Extended for Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Applications

Southwestern College has extended the deadline for applications for four vacancies on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee—three community openings and a student opening. The new deadline is Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Members of the committee are responsible for informing the public and the college’s Governing Board...

Southwestern College Promise Deadline is Oct. 1

Student participate in Southwestern College’s 2017 Commencement Ceremony.
For many students, the toughest part of college is paying for it. Southwestern College wants to help ease the financial headaches and burdens by offering free tuition to qualifying high school graduates for their first year at Southwestern College. The Southwestern College Promise 

Coming Soon: New Performing Arts Center

A rendering of the new Performing Arts Center.
Students who love performing arts will soon have a new home at Southwestern College. Southwestern College’s student-run Mariachi Garibaldi will have a new stage to perform their world-renowned music. The Dance Department will have brand new performance spaces. Student set designers will have a...

Southwestern College Breaks Ground on New Chula Vista Buildings

Southwestern College employees and students came together to break ground on the new Performing Arts Center and College Police Building.
Southwestern College broke ground on two new campus buildings, the Performing Arts Center and the College Police Building, Wednesday, Sept. 10.

Southwestern College Awarded Federal Grant to Combat Sexual Assault, Violence

Southwestern College sexual victims advocacy buttons.
Southwestern College has been awarded $750,000 by the Department of Justice to combat sexual assault and domestic and dating violence. The grant aims to develop and strengthen  services for victims, including creating easier and confidential pathways of reporting and victim advocacy programs. This grant will be used...

FAFSA Fridays Return for the Fall Semester

Are you confused when filling out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? Not sure if you’re missing anything on your application or completed it correctly? Maybe you’re lost and don’t know where to start?

Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Seeks to Fill Four Vacancies

Southwestern College is seeking applications for four vacancies on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee—three community openings and a student opening. The deadline is Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. Members of the committee are responsible for informing the public and the college’s Governing Board about the expenditure of...

Governing Board Endorses Campaign for College Opportunity’s Blueprint for Higher Education

A student participates in Southwestern College's 2018 Commencement Ceremony held on Friday, May 25 at DeVore Stadium.
The Southwestern Community College District Governing Board has become the first college district board to endorse the Campaign for College Opportunity’s Blueprint for California Higher Education and “Our California” campaign. At its Aug. 14 meeting, the board unanimously approved the endorsement and signed a call...