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SWCC Academic News & Campus Events

NEW STUDENTS! Two free orientation sessions scheduled for July!

Get started with confidence, learn about:

  • managing your MYSouthwest account
  • navigating through Blackboard
  • monitoring financial aid
  • participating in activities and clubs
  • utilizing available resources
  • ensuring campus safety

Orientation Session Registration You may also call Shelly Musick, 276.964.7675 or Beth Gianato at 276.964.7624.

Outdoor Activities & Events are set for the summer!!– Adventure Academy, Map Your Future & More…Visit the Adventure Tourism & Outdoor Activities site for a schedule.
July 6 – 24 SWCC Governor’s School for Science & Technology -contact Mrs. Margaret Dye or Ms. Mandy Harris, co-directors, at 276.964.7277 or 276.964.7308.
July 20-24, 015 – MAD Camp Registrations are being accepted. The Music, Art & Drama class will be July 20 through July 24th. Download the Imaginarium MAD Camp SWCC. Download Registration MAD 2015 Imaginarium Flyer

Congratulations 2015 Graduates!

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2015 Graduates

Class of 2015 photo SWCC Public Relations Office

Graduates Hear Message of Encouragement
Southwest Virginia Community College graduates heard a message of encouragement in setting and meeting goals as stairsteps to success. Commencement Speaker Virginia Delegate James W. (Will) Morefield gave a stirring presentation at the 2015 graduation ceremony held at the college.

Morefield’s speech, as well as highlights from the 2015 Commencement Ceremony, can be seen on the SWCC Youtube channel (swccutube) at:

Enjoy hot, delicious grilled lunches on campus Monday-Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm.
Look for the umbrella!!! The food cart station is outside Buchanan Hall, on the back patio. Patrons can order and wait on their food inside the cafeteria as it is cooked up hot & delicious. 


Complete your FAFSA to apply for financial aid for the 2015-2016 academic year that begins in summer term.

FAFSA HELP is available. Contact financial aid for workshop information.
Already know how to complete FAFSA? SWCC’s code is 007260. Apply for FAFSA

CMT Empowering Education Campaign Encourages area residents to go back to school.

The campaign highlights the important role community colleges play in providing affordable, relevant education and training aligned with the workforce needs in rural America.

We are excited to be partnering with CMT on this initiative,” said Dr. J. Mark Estepp, president of SWCC. “We were one of only 14 colleges selected nationally to participate in this program.
SWCC is the only college selected from the state of Virginia that will be a partner in the CMT EMPOWERING EDUCATION initiative. CMT Empowering Education

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NOTICE: In order to receive refunds sooner, students may now choose to receive refund disbursement electronically rather than by check. Learn more. You must register on the SWCC Refund Disbursement portal to receive your refund either by Direct Deposit or through a reloadable SWCC Visa Educatecard.

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