Demolition Begins on Mayan Hall

Demolition began on Mayan Hall on March 16. The venue has served as a hub for performing arts since its construction in 1969 and featured countless student performances and events. Mayan Hall was replaced with the new Performing Arts Center.

Southwestern College Tutors Transition Online to Keep Helping Students

Our tutors have a quick message for Southwestern College students taking classes online: We're still here to help. While our physical campuses are closed, Southwestern College tutors have been working hard to transition their services online and continue to meet one-on-one with students. Current...

Landscape & Nursery Technology: A Look at Three Types of Seed Media

Holly McMullen, an instructor in the Landscape and Nursery Technology department, takes you on a quick experiment of sowing seeds with three different types of media. Watch as she gives a preview of one of the lessons from LNT-100, offered this fall completely online...

Harry Potter Science Class Teaches 4th-10th Graders the Magic of Science

For the first time ever, the Sally Ride Science Academy has come to Southwestern College. Thanks to our friends at U.C. San Diego, 4th-10th graders are taken through courses like oceanography, kitchen chemistry and messy science. One very magical class, “Exploring the Science of Harry Potter,” teaches students about the real-world magic around us.

The Jag Kitchen & Johnny Jaguar Pass Out Snacks for Finals

No one should go hungry — especially students studying for finals. We teamed up with the Jag Kitchen and Johnny Jaguar to help give our students a much-deserved snack break. If you're facing food insecurity, don't go hungry. Visit the Jag Kitchen Food Pantry for...

Summer Readiness Program at Southwestern College

The Summer Readiness Program at Southwestern College is more than just summer school. It's a full college immersion program that prepares local high school students for a successful transition to Southwestern College. Over the summer, students take two college courses at Southwestern College. They get a chance to meet their counselors, meet their new classmates (and possibly new best friends) and they participate in social and cultural activities all while getting to know ins and outs of their new home campus.

Under the Influence teaches students the dangers of drunk driving

Under the Influence
Under the Influence, hosted by Health Services and Campus Police, teaches students the dangers of drunk driving by putting them through a simulated drunk driving obstacle course and mock DUI checkpoints.

Professor Mark Van Stone keeps Maya history alive in new campus buildings

Art Professor Mark Van Stone has designed Maya glyphs for each of the new buildings at Southwestern College, including the new Wellness and Aquatic Complex. Professor Stone is a Maya expert who specializes Maya Hieroglyphs and calligraphy. For more on Mark Van Stone, visit

Associated Student Organization Fall 2017 Club Fair

If you missed the Associated Student Organization's fall semester club fair, you can still get involved on campus. Find a full list of clubs here:

3D Printing at Southwestern College

Giselle Romo looking at a 3D Printer printing a small gray shark.
Through STEM classes and clubs like the Society of Women Engineers, the Math and Science Club, Southwestern College students are learning how to use 3d printers and create objects. Engineering major Giselle Romo has made Stormtroopers, a lightsaber, a Yoda pumpkin and a gray shark named "Mr. Jaws."