​​​​​​​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.

Fall Hours

August 26 - December 23

Monday & Thursday: 8:30a - 4:30p                                                                                                       Tuesday & Wednesday: 8:30a-6p
Friday: 8:30a-12:30p   

The Welcome Center will be closed Monday Nov. 11th to observe Veteran's Day.                                                                                 

Out-Of-State Students & students who live more than 25 miles away from Santa Monica College may call to schedule a phone counseling appointment. Students who live within 25 miles of campus must come in-person to meet with a counselor.

Students who are unable to come in-person to meet with a counselor and don't qualify for a phone appointment can take advantage of Online Counseling services which are available at smc.edu/oc.

Contact

Student Services Center (SSC)​ 1st Floor: PDF FileMap
(310) 434-8101
WelcomeCenter@smc.edu

The Welcome Center is located in the new Student Services Center on the first floor in room 110. We are next to the Admissions Office. Look for the signs that lead to the Welcome Center.

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