Friday, August 25, 2017
Join us for this fun day at Santa Monica College, the #1 transfer college to UCLA, USC, the University of California system, and Loyola Marymount University! Students can choose to attend a variety of workshops and learn about campus resources. Prepare to jump start a successful future at SMC. Congrats, we are happy to have you here!
Thank you to our partners!
Schedule of Events
|8 – 9 a.m.|
Check-In/Registration at Campus Quad
Check in before 8:30 a.m. to receive VIP student giveaways while supplies last.
Opening Ceremony at Library Steps
|10 – 11:50 a.m.|
Choosing a Major
Taller para Padres
SMC Campus Tours
|8 a.m. – 1 p.m.|
Meet our faculty, counselors, and staff who will have valuable information on our departments and services.
|12 – 1 p.m.|
Lunch at Campus Quad
Join us for lunch, music, and giveaways! In-N-Out and Green Truck will provide free lunch while supplies last.
|1 – 2 p.m.|
English Academy Culmination at Main Stage Theatre
|1 – 3 p.m.|
Special Out-of-State Student Orientation in HSS 165
The following link is to the RSVP page for the Out-of-State Orientation:
|1 – 4:30 p.m.|
Find your classrooms, buy books, pay parking, and other fees.
Parents are welcome! ¡Padres son bienvenidos!
We also encourage you to take advantage of the Campus Resource Fair, which will highlight the many offices and departments that are available to ensure the success of your student while they are attending college at SMC.
We hope that the VIP Welcome Day will answer any and all of your questions, while helping you and your student to feel welcome at Santa Monica College!
Free parking is available at any student lot on campus. View the VIP Welcome Day Map
Social Media Contest
VIP Welcome Day is an amazing event for new Santa Monica College students! Share your photos and videos using the hashtag #proudtobesmc.
Want to win an $100 bookstore gift card, SMC gear and apparel? Post your photos & videos for a social media contest on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat. Check out the rules.
Get Inspired to Graduate!
You’re a new student now, but graduation is in your future at SMC!
Check out photos and video from last year's graduation celebration.