Orientation for New Students


Spring 2016

Students starting classes for Spring 2016 will need sign-up for Orientation on: If you cannot attend our physical orientation, please complete our online orientation.

****If  you complete online orientation you will need to make an appointment with your advisor to register for your classes. *****

What will I learn and do at orientation?

  • Go to sessions that will cover topics pertinent to student needs and resources
  • Tour campus
  • Meet with Academic Advising staff to register for classes
  • Learn how to access your MySCC account
  • Overview of Southwestern Community College

Where do I go, what do I need to bring or what if I have a question?

Before attending orientation or registering for classes, you will need to complete SmarterMeasure. SmarterMeasure is an assessment that ensures your readiness to complete online and seat based coursework. You can access SmarterMeasure by logging into your MySCC account and find it located within the Quick Launch Pad. Please bring your results to orientation or when registering with your advisor.

Jackson Campus Orientation dates are July 15 and August 14. Registration will begin approximately 30 minutes before the orientation session and will be held in the Balsam Center, 1st Floor Lobby. The Balsam Center is the first building you see when arriving on our Jackson campus. You may park anywhere in the front parking area. The dates for Macon Campus Orientation will be posted soon. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., approximately 30 minutes before the orientation session and will be held in the Groves Center Main Entry Floor. 

All necessary materials needed for the information and advising session will be provided to you. You are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes, as an extensive walking tour of the campus is a part of the event. If you or someone in your party requires special services for your Orientation visit, please let us know by calling 828.339.4217 or at the Macon Campus 828.306.7017.  If you have not currently registered for fall classes, you will have the opportunity to register with an academic advisor following the information sessions. You may want to review the class schedule for the upcoming semester, which you can find by clicking HERE, prior to meeting with your advisor.  We look forward to seeing you at New Student Orientation!

All new students are required to complete the physical or online Orientation.