Freshman Orientation


Save the date
Saturday, August 9, 2014
@ 9 a.m.

Class of 2016

Southwestern Michigan College
Dowagiac campus

Questions?
Call 800-456-8675, ext. 1499

Starting college can be exciting and confusing at the same time—new places, new faces, and new academic experiences that are much different than your high school days.

That’s why Southwestern Michigan College offers Freshman Orientation. Freshman Orientation is a chance for new college students and their families to learn about Southwestern Michigan College and to meet other freshmen.

Please join us for an opportunity to get to know Southwestern Michigan College and all that it has to offer!


Freshman Orientation is designed to give you the freedom to arrive when you want by choosing which presentations are of interest to you. Each session lasts about 50 minutes and is offered three times, at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11 a.m.

Informational Sessions:

Student Employment at SMC
Textbooks, Laptops and School Supplies
Resources and Support at SMC
Tips on How to Get Your First Semester Right

  • Check-in begins in the white “CHECK-IN” tent in front of the David C. Briegel Building at 8 a.m.
  • Join us for hot dogs from 12-1 p.m.
  • Student Housing Kick-off starts at 1:30 p.m.
  • All campus services such as the bookstore, financial aid, Student Service Center, Business Office, Career Planning Center, and Testing will be open from 7:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.