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New Student Orientation

Completing orientation is a great way to gain knowledge of financial aid/scholarships, MySouthwest (including CANVAS), student activities, and more!

Complete the online new student orientation now. Use your MySouthwest username and password for access.

See important information about your student resources available through MySouthwest.

Student Contacts

Dyan Lester, Dean of Student Success, Buchanan Hall, 276-964-7677


Alta Lewis, Registrar, Admissions Office, Dellinger Hall, 276-964-7293

  • Application & Program Assistance
  • Graduation 
  • Program changes, name changes, or other personal data updates in your student record cannot be made online.  In order to make changes to your personal data profile, bring your identification to the Admissions Office and staff will verify and update your information in the system.
  • Transcript Processing
  • SWCC Catalogs that were published only in print from 1968-2018 are archived and available for review in Admissions. Please contact or call 276-964-7238 to schedule an appointment.

Director of Admissions & Academic Accessibility Services, Dionne Cook, Dellinger Hall, 276-964-7301

Academic Accessibility Services

Visit the Academic Accessibility Services webpage for more information.

Career Services

Career Coaches are available in area high schools to assist students with their higher education goals.

See the Career Services Website for more information.

Eagle Café – Food Services

The Eagle Café, located in Buchanan Hall next to the Bookstore, is open Monday – Friday from 11 am to 2 pm

The Day of Service and Volunteer Opportunities

Southwest places a high priority on service learning and service to the community. Southwest holds the Day of Service annually.  Southwest also provides a listing of some of the volunteer projects held by our local communities. Students may visit the Volunteer Opportunities page to find projects to participate in and receive service credit for county-sponsored free tuition programs.

Due to COVID-19 our regular Eagle Project will not be taking place this year. For students needing community service hours for their tuition-free scholarships, please see our volunteer page for approved opportunities.

Fitness Center

Visit the Fitness Center page for more information.


Every Southwest student and employee has the benefit of online security with a complimentary subscription to LastPass Premium, a simple, secure password manager.
Visit this page to claim your Premium LastPass subscription:

Student Housing

Students at Southwest may apply to rent housing units as they are available.  Learn more and submit an application at

Recruitment, Retention & Student Affairs

The goal of SWCC’s faculty and staff is to provide quality education for our students in a friendly, relaxing, and safe environment.  The Fitness Center offers campus athletic opportunities such as Weightlifting in our Community Center Facilities.
Student Clubs such as the PTK and PBL, International Friends Club, and others as well as faculty-led trips to various countries, enable our students to learn and enjoy time with friends traveling, playing, and learning together!


If you need assistance at any time while a student at SWCC, some of the resources available to you are listed on this page. You can contact the Dean of Student Success office at 276-964-7675, OR see Dionne Cook in Dellinger Hall, or connect with her by phone at 276- 964-7301 or email .

Mental Telehealth

 TimelyCare is a FREE telehealth program for Southwest students. The service provides access to 24/7 mental virtual health. You may talk to a licensed provider from your smartphone or any web-enabled device.

TO ACCESS: Go to to register with their name and school email address for this FREE service to Southwest students.  Then download the Timely Care app from your app store and have free visit access 24/7.


  1. TalkNow: 24/7, on-demand access to a mental health professional to talk about anything at anytime
  2. Scheduled Counseling: scheduled options to speak to a licensed counselor (available starting January 3, 2022!)
  3. Group Sessions: Weekly Guided Meditation and Yoga Group Sessions, plus specialized discussions throughout the year.

–Single Stop

Get access to public benefits and community resources using Single Stop!

— Substance Use / Addiction Resources

Find an accredited addiction rehab center in Virginia.

— Food for Thought

For those times when you have skipped a meal before coming to classes or just need an energy boost, the Food for Thought Food Pantry is available to provide you with a meal or a snack when you need it. Stop by the Advising Center in Buchanan Hall to get assistance, or contact or for help. You can also call the Advising Line at 276-964-7300 for more information.

Southwest Laptop/Hotspot Checkout 

A Laptop/Hotspot loaner program is available to students who need a laptop or Hotspot in order to complete coursework. A limited number are available and are loaned on a semester basis, not open-ended. They will be provided first-come, first-serve. Students must complete the Southwest Laptop Check-out Form or the Southwest Hotspot Check-out Form

— Student Emergency Funding

SWCC student emergency funding is dedicated to helping students with temporary, short-term financial assistance. Emergency funding is not intended to provide ongoing relief of recurring/routine expenses or as a consistent supplement for educational expenses.

— S.A.N.D.  = Southwest Access to Neighborhood Discounts

Student discounts are provided by local restaurants and businesses when you show your Student ID. See website for details.

–Student Resource Guide – Great Expectations

The Student Resource Guide – Great Expectations was prepared by the Great Expectations Office and is a complete listing of programs and services in our region that are available for you to use.

–Tutoring/Study Skills – Beth Gianato, B-152, 276-964-7624

Student Support Services

If you find you need tutoring or have concerns about your ability to complete your coursework, let your instructor know right away, or contact Student Support Services for assistance.

— Academic Preparation Video Tutorials

Need help with the Virginia Placement Test (VPT) or the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) for nursing and allied health? Been out of school for a while and need a refresher course? WE CAN HELP! Find out how on the Academic Preparation page.

–TRIO Programs, Dr. Mike Henry, Project ACHIEVE Director, B-152, 276-964-7233

Project ACHIEVE Counselor (Transfer Counseling/Advising) – Dr. Susie Mullins, B-152, 276-964-7231

Upward Bound Director, April Quesenberry, B-126, 276.964.7336

The WALL – Writing Assistance Learning Lab

Email for info and to schedule an appointment.

Veterans Upward Bound

Director of Veterans Upward Bound,
Gwendalyn Slone, R-120, 276-964-7363 See website for Veterans Upward Bound

Adviser Sherri Brown

Veteran’s Certifying Official

Heather Riley, Dellinger Hall Room 215, 276-964-7290, See more information at the Veterans Affairs Office webpage

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