What’s New?

Academic News & Campus Events
New Biology course offered in Fall term

In the spring semester Jason Osborne and Terry Lambert offered a new course, Life Science (BIO 106).  The course focused on teaching students real life applications of biology and field biology.  Students in the course hiked to the Channels State Park, sampled river ecosystems for minnows, and went on several bird watching hikes.  The main field trip was to an estuary in Georgetown, South Carolina.  Students stayed on site at the Baruch Institute and participated in several marsh and estuary sampling activities with researchers at Baruch.

This Fall Life Science will be offered again, and the focus will be on letting students experience biology in the field and will once again take a trip to the Baruch Institute.  Students will get to see marine research first hand and learn about our local ecosystems as well. This is a 4 credit class, # 49145 and Lab #49147. Contact or for more information.


Support Upcoming Events to Help Provide Scholarships for SWCC Students

tennis32nd Annual Richlands Open Tennis Tournament

Sunday, July 27 through Thursday July 31, 2014 at the Richlands Recreation Park
Proceeds support the Richlands Open Tennis Tournament Health Care Scholarship and the Bob Nassif Music Scholarship
Contact: Bob Nassif at 276.964.2015 OR Mary Ann Strong at 276 964 2573 OR Annette McClanahan at 276.964.7347

Annual Student Scholarship Golf Classic – Swing for fun AND Student Scholarships

ebarberThis year’s tournament will celebrate the life of Eddie Barber, who was a strong supporter of SWCC’s Annual Golf Tournament for many years.

September 25, 2014 at 1 pm, Tazewell County Country Club


Campus Offices open on flex schedule through summer

summer flexSWCC’s summer hours are now in effect through Thursday, August 14.

College offices are open Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to  5:15 p.m.  On Friday the college opens at 7:30 a.m. and closes at 11:30 a.m.

  • The Library hours and contact information is posted here. The college will be closed on Friday July 4 for Independence Day.

  • Dellinger Hall Testing Center Summer Hours are Monday-Thursday from 7:30 to 5:15 and Friday from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. 

The SWCC Lebanon Center Office will open at 3 pm Monday through Thursday during the summer semester. The Center is closed on Fridays.
Proctoring is available but those wanting to test at the center must contact Glenda Jessee either by email ( or phone (276-889-7613) to make arrangements for their testing schedule.
Students have access to the Lebanon Center’s SWCC Computer Lab Monday through Thursday but when the SWCC office is closed, students are asked to sign in and out at the Southwest Virginia Technology and Development Center’s front desk for safety reasons.


Complete your FAFSA ASAP for fall term awards.

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

Campus Clean-up Day

SWCC employees worked around campus sprucing up flower beds and performing general clean-up; their hard work has paid off in a beautiful campus landscape! Photos courtesy of Public Relations Office

Enjoying burgers before hard work!
Quad cleanup begins
HR making their adopted area beautiful.
IA Beautification

Coming Fall of 2014

Annual SWCC Trail Day

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