Southwestern College Celebrates Jewish Festival of Lights

Dreidels were spun, babka was served and Hanukkah lessons were learned at the first-ever Southwestern College Festival of Lights event held on Nov. 20, presented by Southwestern College Jewish students and friends. Rabbi Mendy Begun, of Chabad of Chula Vista, welcomed participants with messages and...

Wellness & Aquatic Complex Wins Prestigious Green Building Design Award        

Southwestern College has been awarded the City of Chula Vista’s Green Building Design Award for the construction of the new Wellness & Aquatics Complex as part of its annual Ribbons & Shovels awards. The 12 awards highlight community projects that improve and enhance the appearance of Chula Vista and celebrate the best in art, architecture, landscape, historic preservation and environment.

Southwestern College Hosts New SDSU President

Thankful for the extension of friendship and partnership from South County’s business and education community, new San Diego State University President Dr. Adela de la Torre said the key to economic success for the region will be to work together.

Southwestern College Ranked in 2019 ‘Best for Vets’ College

Southwestern College’s dedication to student veterans and military dependents has been recognized by Military Times with a “Best for Vets” college distinction. Southwestern College is one of only 208 schools and only one of 33 community colleges to receive the honor. The designation was given...

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 

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...

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...