​​​​​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.  

Spring Hours

May 6-June 10 (closed May 27, Memorial Day)

Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm                                                                                                      Friday: 8:30am-1:30pm

The Welcome Center will be CLOSED June 11-14, as we will be moving into the NEW Student Services Center on Pico Blvd. We will reopen for the Summer Session on Monday June 17.

​​​​​NEW STUDENTS: Join a New Student Intro Session!

Starting April 15, The Welcome Center will be hosting New Student Intro Sessions throughout the second half of the Spring 2019 semester! These counseling sessions are designed for the brand new, first-time college student. During the session, students will be introduced to the SMC enrollment process; their personal student portal, Corsair Connect; and connect with a Welcome Center Counselor who help students develop a fundamental education plan. Students will have the opportunity to choose classes for their first semester while also learning about clubs and activities they can participate in. We help future SMC Alumni learn about the tools and resources available to be successful in their first year!

Sign up for an Intro Session HERE!

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.​

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