Welcome Center Staff

The Welcome Center assists first-time SMC students as they transition into college. The Center supports students in a nurturing and welcoming environment. We offer assistance with:

  • applying to SMC
  • choosing and enrolling in classes
  • educational and career planning
  • navigating corsair connect
  • completing orientation
  • understanding financial aid
  • referrals to campus resources
  • and much more!

The Welcome Center sees students on a first-come, first-serve basis. We recommend you come earlier in the day to ensure you can meet with a counselor.  

Summer Hours

Weeks 2-9: June 25 - August 17 

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Week 10: August 20 - August 24

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Visit our Job and Volunteer Opportunities page to see our open positions!

Contact Us

Welcome Center, Cayton 110 (# 32 on Campus Map)
(310) 434-8101

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

Register now for VIP Welcome Day!

Prepare to jump-start a successful future at SMC!  Students and parents can choose to attend a variety of workshops and learn about campus resources; then join us for lunch, music, and giveaways! Free lunch will be provided by In-N-Out and Green Truck!

For more information, please visit SMC.edu/VIP.

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