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VIP Welcome 2022

August 18–19, 2022

Thursday, August 18th: We will be hosting a variety of online student support workshops
Friday, August 19th:  There will be an amazing in-person experience on the main SMC campus, featuring workshops, free In & Out Burgers, awesome new-student-SWAG, helpful campus resource fair, campus tours and MORE!


Attending VIP Welcome is a great way for students to learn about SMC, meet other students and make valuable connections with SMC's diverse community and programs! Register below, and get an early sneek peak of the event!

Workshops at this event include topics such as:

  • Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • How to Transfer
  • Student Support Programs
  • Connecting with other students
  • Career Services
  • Internships
  • Areas of Interest/Career Exploration
  • and many more!

How to Get Involved: Associated Students and Special Programs are available in Casual Conversation Cafes!

Once you register, you'll see the full list of programs. Register early to explore SMC's resources.

Welcome from Dr. Kathryn Jeffery

Welcome from Superintendent/President Dr. Kathryn E. Jeffery

How to Register


If you need an accommodation due to a disability to participate in this event, please contact the Center for Students with Disabilities at or 310-434-4265 at least 5 business days prior to the event.

Orientación de Padres

Estimados Padres: Los invitamos a asistir a un taller para padres llevado acabo en español. Tomará lugar por internet durante “Welcome Week."

Welcome from your AS President

Welcome to SMC: AS President Welcome

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