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Welcome Center

​​​ SMC Welcome Center 


The Welcome Center at Santa Monica College is a collaborative effort that is supported by both academic and student affairs. The Center maintains a “student first” philosophy to assist first-time SMC students, who have less than 30 college credits/units, as they transition to college. The Center offers a wide array of student services designed to accommodate their needs in a “One-Stop Center” that promotes student success and retention in a nurturing and welcoming environment. The Welcome Center staff will continue to support new students until they have successfully transitioned to other academic and student support services.

The Welcome Center is located in the Cayton Center/Cafeteria on the first floor in room 110. We are directly across from the Science Building and adjacent to the Health office. Look for the signs that lead to the Welcome Center.

Hours of Operation

Spring 17 (February 13 to June 16) 

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February 13-17

Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.*

*Welcome Center counselors will be available in Transfer Counseling from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.*

February 20-April 7 

Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Closed Monday, February 20 and Thursday, March 16)

Friday: 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

April 10-14

Closed during Spring Break

April 17-21

Monday and Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

April 24-June 16

Monday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Tuesday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.*

*Welcome Center counselors will be available in Transfer Counseling from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.*

Saturday Hours

May 6: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

May 27: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

June 3: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

June 10: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

During peak enrollment periods please expect longer wait times to see a counselor. The counseling list closes periodically based on the number of students wanting to see a counselor. During peak times we recommend students sign up to see a counselor before noon.

Resources

Santa Monica College First Year Experience SMC Summer Jams Summer Bridge English Academy 

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