Welcome Week


SMC Welcome Week!
Virtual New Student Orientation

Get Connected, Get Informed

  • Congrats, we are happy to have you here at Santa Monica College, the #1 transfer college to UCLA, USC, LMU and the UC system!
  • Please view the recordings from Welcome Week which are full of information and helpful ways to get the most out of your SMC experience!
  • Trust us, there’s something for everyone- so please check out the menu below. 
  • Parents are welcome to explore as well! ¡Padres son bienvenidos!

Welcome Week Schedule

Want to check out the workshops offered during Welcome Week? Click on the recordings below!

Schedule of Events

Recordings for most events will *hopefully* be available next week. Please check back and thank you for your patience!

Get Inspired to Graduate!

You’re a new student now, but graduation is in your future at SMC!

Check out photos and video from prior SMC graduation celebrations.

Download these fun zoom backgrounds to show that you're
Proud To Be: SMC!

Have questions?

Have some questions before Welcome Week? Feel free to check out the FAQ webpage.

Need to connect with an SMC counselor? Here's how to contact us online

Thank You to Our SMC Partners!

SMC Campus Bookstore

SMC Foundation

Orientation for New Students and Parents

Congrats, we are happy to have you here! Join us for this fun week at Santa Monica College, the #1 transfer college to UCLA, USC, LMU and the UC system!

Students and parents can choose to attend a variety of workshops and learn about campus resources. Prepare to jump-start a successful future at SMC.

RSVP Today!

The first 1,000 students to RSVP will get an exclusive SMC Welcome Week Survival Kit!

How to RSVP Guide

  • Be sure to RSVP by clicking the daily RSVP links under Schedule below.
  • You can sign up for any and all days that you want to participate!
  • For easier registration, click the SMC SIGN IN blue button when prompted for your information.

Need an Accommodation for the event?

Please let us know so we can assist you. 

Students with disabilities who require accommodations should contact the Center for Students with Disabilities by calling 310-434-4265 or emailing at at the time they RSVP but no less than 72 hours before the workshop or event you want to attend.  This time period is required to ensure that we have sufficient time to address your request.