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Welcome Events and Resources


Welcome to Santa Monica College, the #1 transfer college to UCLA, USC, LMU & the UC system.

Our events and resouces below will help you as you begin your journey as an SMC student. 


Check out the events below and join us! These events are a great opportunity to meet fellow students and get to know more about SMC's campus life and resources.

SMC Start Up

Join us for SMC Start Up! There will be free food, fun, a DJ and ways for students to get connected with each other, campus clubs and resources! 

Next Event:

SMC Start Up

VIP Welcome

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.

Next Event:

VIP Welcome

Missed one of our events?

Catch up with our videos!

Watch videos from past events

Welcome Events Video Library

Helpful Videos

Come explore your Area of Interest!

Not sure what you want to study? Let SMC help you explore your options to help you get on the right academic path. This video shows you how to use the Areas of Interest website to explore programs to earn degrees and certificates that will lead to your dream job!

Learn more about Areas of Interest at SMC

SMC Promise Program

The Santa Monica College Promise (SMCP) program is a collection of services and benefits for first-time college students who just recently graduated from high school.

Learn more about The Santa Monica College Promise


Get Connected. Get Informed.

Stay connected with SMC GO, the official app of Santa Monica College. SMC GO is more than a resource, it’s a journey, full of tips, videos, and ways to keep achieving. Begin with Start, then Manage your day, Connect to enrich your college experience, and GO towards your goals. 

Download SMC Go

Download for FREE (standard carrier download rates apply)


Let's Get Social 🎉💙 #ProudToBeSMC

We want to here from you! Let's us know a little bit about yourself. Share photos, tag them with our SMC instagram sticker packs, and connect with us on social media!


Have questions?

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

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