Welcome Day Attendees

Enjoy helpful workshops and panels on navigating the college life academically, financially, personally and professionally.​

There are two sessions of workshops and panels. One at 10 a.m. and another at 11 a.m.

Helpful Guides

Session 1

10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

WorkshopsLocation
Get Connected: Campus Life
Learn about the benefits of SMC programs and how to get connected.
  • Extended Opportunity Programs/Services & CARE
  • Disabled Students Program & Services
  • Black Collegians Program
  • Latino Center
  • Scholars Program
SCI 151
Show Me the Money $$
Learn about the financial aid process, how to get money for college and avoid the credit card trap.
SCI 140
Student Athletics
Hear coaches talk about benefits of joining an athletics team and how to get connected.
SCI 159
Decoding the Transfer Process
Discover strategies for transferring to a UC, Cal State, and other universities.
TH ARTS
Main Stage
Prep for Success: Getting the Most Out of Your College Professor
Hear from professors what to expect from college level courses and what to do to ensure your success.
HSS 165
Get Involved: Student Life
Hear from students how you can join or start a club, get involved in student government, and volunteer!
CAYTON
SMC to UCLA: Show Me the Way!
Learn about the Scholars Program, which provides priority consideration for transfer admission to universities such as UCLA, UC Irvine, Loyola Marymount, and more!
ART 214
Choosing Your Major
How in the world do I figure this out?
HSS 263
Supporting Your College Student
Helping parents understand their role in the life of their college student and how to best support them.
SCI 157
Financial Aid for DREAMers
Focuses on financial aid resources for DREAMers, DACAmented & undocumented students. Learn about Assembly Bill 540, the California DREAM Act process.
HSS 104
¡Orientación!
Nota Especial: La duración de esta sesión es de dos horas. Participación del los padres, familia y amigos en la vida del estudiante universitario.
HSS 105
Manage Your Time, Don’t Let Time Manage You
Conquer the techniques for improving time management and reducing stress.
SCI 153
Get Your Education Right
Get an overview of the Black Collegians Program, designed to promote academic and transfer success.
TH ARTS
Studio Stage
College 101: How to Survive Your First Year
The first year of college is a new and exciting adventure. Get tips to successfully navigate your transition to college.
SCI 145
Students to Students
Students share lessons learned on balancing classes, work and fun; communicating with your instructors; and seeking help when you need it!
HSS 103
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Student Services Orientation
Students will learn about the benefits and policies regarding the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program and their services.
HSS 153
Knowing Your Veterans’ Resource Center
Active military and veteran students can learn how to use educational benefits and services.
LA 121
Campus Tour
Get to know your campus. Campus Tours in English and Spanish are available.
Bike Parking Area on Pearl Street

Session 2

11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

WorkshopsLocation
Get Connected: Campus Life
Learn about the benefits of SMC programs and how to get connected.
  • Extended Opportunity Programs/Services and CARE
  • Disabled Students Program & Services
  • Black Collegians Program
  • Latino Center
  • Scholars Program
SCI 151
Show Me the Money $$
Learn about the financial aid process, how to get money for college and avoid the credit card trap.
SCI 140
Student Athletics
Hear coaches talk about benefits of joining an athletics team and how to get connected.
SCI 159
Decoding the Transfer process
Learn strategies to transfer to a UC, CSU, & other schools.
TH ARTS
Main Stage
Prep for Success: Get the Most Out of Professor
Hear from professors what to expect from college level courses and what to do to ensure your success.
HSS 165
Choosing Your Major
How in the world do I figure this out?
HSS 263
Get Involved: Student Life
Hear from students the advantages and opportunities of participating in student government and clubs.
CAYTON
Learn While You Intern
Gain knowledge of practical training and check out hundreds of internship opportunities.
HSS 156
SMC to UCLA: Show Me the Way!
Learn about the Scholars Program, which provides priority consideration for transfer admission to universities such as UCLA, UC Irvine, Loyola Marymount, and more!
ART 214
Students to Students
Students share lessons learned on balancing classes, work and fun; communicating with your instructors; and seeking help when you need it!
HSS 103
Financial Aid for DREAMers
Focuses on financial aid resources for DREAMers, DACAmented and undocumented students at SMC. Learn about Assembly Bill 540, the California DREAM Act application process and the Cal Grant program.
HSS 104
Manage Your Time, Don’t Let Time Manage You
Conquer the techniques for improving time management and reducing stress.
SCI 153
Get Your Education Right
An overview of the Black Collegians Program, which to promotes academic and transfer success specifically for black students.
TH ARTS
Studio Stage
Adelante Hombres Program Orientation
Learn about the benefits and requirements of the Adelante Program. This workshop is designed for Latino males who are first-generation college students.
SCI 157
Thinking About Studying Business?
Deciding on a major? Come learn about programs in business that can get you ready for a job or transfer.
BUS 254
Campus Tour
Get to know your campus. Campus Tours in English and Spanish are available.
Bike Parking Area on Pearl Street

Session 3

1 p.m.

Open Houses/ReceptionsLocation
AB 540/ DREAMers Reception
Dreamers are invited to meet and network with current SMC Dreamers and Allies. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.
HSS 154
Business Department Open House
The Business Department at SMC is a great place to get you ready for a career in business or transfer. Come for snacks and to hear from business professors about some of the programs: global trade, logistics, and others.
BUS 254
Career Center Open House
Students are invited to learn about the resources offered by the Career Services Center, including: career counseling to help students choose a major and career paths, job and internship opportunities, and more.
Counseling Village Bungalow
English Academy Culmination
The English Academy Culmination event celebrates the achievement of English Academy students, who went through an intensive two weeks of writing research papers on student equity to advance to English 1.
TH ARTS
Main Stage
Math Open House
Students are invited to enjoy snacks with mathematics faculty. Students will learn about resources offered by the math department and gain valuable insight about how to successfully complete mathematics courses at SMC.
Organic Learning Garden