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. New Student Orientation

See important information about your student resources available through MYSouthwest.

Using 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

Director of Admissions & Disability Services, Dionne Cook, Dellinger Hall, 276.964.7301

Career Services

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

See Career Services Website for more information.

Disability Services

Visit the Disability Services website for more information.

Eagle Cafe – Food Services

The Eagle Cafe, located in Buchanan Hall next to the Bookstore, is open Monday – Friday from 8 am to 3 pm

The Eagle Project and Volunteer Opportunities

Southwest places a high priority on service learning and service to community. Southwest holds the Eagle Project 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.

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 Weight Lifting 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, connect with her by phone at (276)964.7301or email .

–Single Stop

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

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 program is available to provide you with a meal or a snack when you need it. Stop in and see Lisa Haywood in Buchanan Hall Room 163 or call 276.964.7220.

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 SkillsBeth 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 at 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