Download These Zoom Virtual Backgrounds to Bring Southwestern College Home

Mayan Hall Zoom background
We miss being on campus, and we know many of you do, too. That’s why we created these Southwestern College virtual Zoom backgrounds to help you bring a part of Southwestern College home.  We know it’s not as good as the real thing. While we’re...

Your Guide to the Fall 2018 Semester

Your Guide to the Fall 2018 Semester
It's an exciting time for Southwestern College as we're getting ready to welcome approximately 20,000 students to the fall semester on Monday, Aug. 20. We know a brand new semester comes with a whole new batch of questions, so we've put together this guide to help you start strong.

Twitter Thread Sparks Intense Support, Admiration for Community Colleges

Screenshot of freelance journalist Yashar Ali's tweet. Tweet reads: "Did you go to a community college? Quote tweet this and say which community college you attended and what you're doing today. I'll retweet as many as I can. People who attend community colleges deserve to be as proud as people who attend Harvard."
Amid a myriad of bleak higher education news like increases in tuition and the recent college admissions scandals, freelance journalist Yashar Ali delivered a welcome reprieve on Twitter that celebrated community colleges across the country. After he called community colleges “the backbone of our...

Meet the 2020 Student of Distinction Award Recipients

Collage of SODA recipients.
The Student of Distinction Award (commonly referred to as the SODA) is the highest honor a student can receive at Southwestern College. It is given each year to students who have displayed exemplary academic achievement and contributions to our campus and our communities. This year's...

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?

Spring Semester Fast-Track Classes Begin April 2

DeVore Stadium.
There's still time to register for 8-week, full-credit courses.

5 Tips for Finishing the Semester Strong From Home

setting up a conducive work station at home
You’ve heard it countless times by now, but I’ll say it again: these trying times are unprecedented. The COVID-19 virus and the public health crisis has dominated the news and semester for months now, and this spring semester has been unlike any before. For some...

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...