Empower your college student to succeed
As a parent, support can come through “guiding” your college student to the appropriate on-campus counselor or professor, tutoring, on-campus club/organization, or administrative office in obtaining the answers to their questions. As a parent, being there as a support through this process will reinforce a positive journey towards academic success. By hovering too close as a parent, you may be keeping your college student from seeing the opportunities for growth in their current environment.
Initial “Nuts & Bolts” of being part of the SMC Community
Familiarize yourself with the initial new parent /student information.
The following links will take you to the information that you may find especially helpful in supporting your student. At any time feel free to contact us with your questions. You can contact the SMC Outreach Office of Outreach & Recruitment at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 434-4189.
Familiarize yourself with the surrounding community.
If you are new to the Santa Monica area, we suggest that you assist your student with familiarizing and connecting with the surrounding community resources. Here are a few to get you started:
Find out how you can get involved and help in your student's academic future by getting involved in our rapidly growing Alumni Association.
Visit the Alumni Website >>