Student Support Services

Outdoor & Cultural Enrichment


We offer a variety of outdoor and cultural enrichment activities designed to improve participant's academic and experiential background as well as enhance self-concept and leadership skills.

Outdoor and cultural enrichment activities are free and open to all program participants, however space is limited so students are encouraged to sign up early. Student Support Services reserves the right to decline students from participating in outdoor and cultural enrichment events.

Students who sign up for an activity and do not participate will be required to sit-out the next event and will not be eligible for the participation incentive program.

2015-16 Activities

Hiking at Panthertown Valley
​Wednesday, October 14 (11 a.m. - 5 p.m.) 
Thursday, October 15 (11 a.m. - 5 p.m.)  
Enjoy a beautiful fall hike in the "Yosemite of the East" located near Cashiers.


Biltmore House in Asheville
Thursday, December 17 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.) THIS IS THE DAY AFTER GRADUATION/NO CLASSES
The Biltmore House will be decorated for the holidays. 
Register by November 1. Call 828.339.4420 or email sss[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu

2014-2015 Programming

On June 25, 2015 Student Support Services went on a canoeing trip to Cedar Cliff Lake. We will offer additional outdoor adventures during the fall and spring semesters.