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Student Services and Support Resources

Free tutoring, a full-service library, academic and career counseling—SMC provides everything you need to excel in college.

Student Service Center

The SSC should be your first stop if you need any help. It’s a one-stop shop for almost any assistance you may need.

Location
Dowagiac SSC: In the Briegel Building
Niles SSC: Beside the commons area off the main entrance

Contact
Dowagiac: 800-456-8675, ext. 1499
Niles: -800-456-8675, ext. 4811
enrollment@swmich.edu

 

Beak Squad

The Beak Squad is SMC’s technology support and repair center. If you need help with computer repairs or software assistance, stop by the Help Desk in the Barbara Wood Building and ask for the Beak Squad. Initial consultations and diagnosis are free.

Contact Information

Located in the lobby of the
Wood Building, Room 402
Phone: 800-456-8675, ext. 1444
Email: beaksquad@swmich.edu

Hours

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Bookstore

The bookstore is where you can buy textbooks, SMC apparel and accessories, technology and other items. Located in the annex to the Dale A. Lyons Building. More about the Bookstore.

Contact Information

Bookstore Annex, Room 905
next to the Dale A. Lyons Building
Dowagiac campus
Phone: 800-456-8675, ext. 1384
Fax: 269-782-1429
Email: bookstore@swmich.edu

Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-3 p.m.

Extended Hours

September 8-12
Tuesday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Business Office

Stop by the business office in the Briegel Building (Dowagiac) or off the main entrance (Niles) for billing questions.

Biweekly and monthly payment plans are available through the Bill and Payment Center in Wired. Select Bill and Payment Center from the My Courses tab in Wired to enroll. Learn more about billing.

Contact Information

Business Office
Dowagiac: First floor of David C. Briegel Building
Niles: Just off main entance, to the left
Phone: 800-456-8675, ext. 1298
Email: ecashier@swmich.edu

Hours

Dowagiac
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Niles
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Career Planning Center

The CPC helps SMC students explore majors and careers so they can make academic decisions that are in the best interests of their life goals. No appointment needed; stop by anytime! More about the Career Planning Center.

Contact Information

Phone: 800-456-8675, ext. 1303
Email: askanadvisor@swmich.edu

Location

Dowagiac campus
David C. Briegel Building, Room 1104
58900 Cherry Grove Road
Dowagiac, MI 49047

Hours

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Disability Services

Students who have a documented disability may benefit from services such as tutoring, testing accommodations, adaptive equipment, assistive technology, advocacy, problem resolution and referrals to community agencies. More about Disability Services.

Contact Information

Katie Hannah,
Accomodations Specialist

800-456-8675, ext. 2185

Dowagiac campus
David C. Briegel Building, Room 1104
58900 Cherry Grove Road
Dowagiac, MI 49047

Email: disabilityservices@swmich.edu

Hours

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

EXCEL Student Support Services

Participating in the EXCEL program gives you personal attention and extra support to help you EXCEL in college. To be eligible, you must be a first generation college student, low income or have a documented disability. More about EXCEL.

Contact Information

David C. Briegel Building, Room 1104
58900 Cherry Grove Road
Dowagiac, MI 49047
Phone: 800-456-8675, ext. 1274
Email: excel@swmich.edu

Hours

Dowagiac Campus

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students find financial assistance for their education through grants, scholarships, federal work-study and loans. More about Financial Aid.

Contact Information

David C. Briegel Building, Room 1004
Phone: (800) 456.8675, ext. 2143
Fax: (269) 783-2114
Email: finaid@swmich.edu

Hours

Dowagiac Campus
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Niles Campus
By appointment

Food Services

The Dowagiac campus has two great places to eat, the Birdfeeder and the Zollar Cafe. The Birdfeeder is a full-service cafeteria offering a full lunch menu, including home-style daily specials, fresh salads and freshly made soups, as well as grilled sandwiches and deep-fried foods. See menu.

The Zollar Cafe serves breakfast and lunch. Breakfast items include waffles, cereal, oatmeal, fruit, yogurt, muffins, scones, gourmet coffee, cappuccino and smoothies. Lunch items are fresh salads, hot paninis and wraps.

Birdfeeder
David C. Briegel Building, Room 1101
Phone: 800-456-8675, ext. 1324

Monday-Thursday: 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Friday: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday


Zollar Café

Fall Hours

Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Closed Saturday & Sunday

Fred L. Mathews Library

The Fred L. Mathews Library is constantly adding new book, movie and music releases and scholarly reference titles. The library also features private and group study rooms, a computer lab with printers, interlibrary loan, access to databases and an online catalog. A reference librarian is always on hand to help you locate the materials you need, both on-campus and off. Students at the Niles Campus can request materials be sent to them from Dowagiac.

SMC students and staff can check items out of the library using their SMC ID. A SMC library card is also available free of charge to any resident of the college’s district, which includes all of Cass County and Keeler and Hamilton townships in Van Buren County. MichiCard holders also may use the library services at the college.

Contact Information

Learning Center
Fred L. Mathews Library
58900 Cherry Grove Road
Dowagiac, Michigan 49047
Phone: 800-456-8675, ext. 1339
Email: library@swmich.edu

Hours

Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
Closed

Get Connected!

A big part of the college experience is getting involved on campus and meeting other students. SMC has a number of resources to help you stay up-to-date on campus happenings and connect with other Roadrunners.

Staying Connected and Announcements
Staying Connected and Announcements are channels available in SMC Wired, our online portal for students and staff. Click on the My SMC Wired tab after logging into Wired to view these channels and learn about upcoming events, important deadlines and other announcements.

The Toilet Paper
Want a scoop on the month’s events? Go to the bathroom! The Toilet Paper is a monthly newsletter that is placed in every bathroom stall.

Social Media
Facebook: Southwestern Michigan College, SMC Student Activity Center
Twitter: SWMich
Instagram: SWMich
Social Hub: Visit the Social Hub for a quick glance at activity on our most popular social media channels.

The Southwester
The Southwester is SMC’s newspaper. Check southwester.swmich.edu regularly for the latest news stories.

The Learning Center

A one-stop spot for your learning needs, TLC offers free tutoring, writing assistance, learning-style assessments, career planning, test-taking tips and access to computers, printers and library services.

Dowagiac Campus

Contact Information

Learning Center
Fred L. Mathews Library
58900 Cherry Grove Road
Dowagiac, Michigan 49047
Phone: 800-456-8675, ext. 1339
Email: library@swmich.edu

Hours

Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
Closed

Niles Campus

Contact Information

800-456-8675, ext. 3001

Hours

Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday - Closed

Help Desk

Can’t log into Wired or access something in Moodle? Call the Help Desk and we’ll take care of it.

Contact Information

Computing Services Help Desk
269-782-1230
Help Desk Portal: support@swmich.edu

Hours

Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
Closed

Niles Campus Mentoring

Students at the Niles Campus can be matched with a staff or faculty member who will meet with them regularly to help develop strategies for success.

Contact Information

Jane Comden
Niles Student Service Center
33890 U.S. Highway 12
Niles, MI 49120
800-456-8675, ext. 4809

Hours

By Appointment

Security

SMC maintains a safe campus through a campus security officer, on-campus security patrols by local police, private security patrols and an on-campus paging system. More about on-campus security.

Cause for Concern is our incident reporting system. If you see suspicious activity or anything that presents a threat to campus safety, click the Concerns link at the bottom of the swmich.edu homepage to report it anonymously.

Contact Information

Denis Burns
Campus Security Coordinator
Phone: 800-456-8675, ext. 2970
Email: dburns01@swmich.edu

Testing Services

Academic Assessment and Testing Services offers admissions assessment as well as many tests that can result in the attainment of college credit for passing them. The Testing Center is also a testing site for many professional certifications. More about the Testing Center.

Contact Information

Charlotte McGowan
Director of the Student Service Center & Testing Center
800-456-8675, ext. 1347
Email: testingcenter@swmich.edu

Testing Center Hours

Dowagiac Campus
David C. Briegel Building,
Room 1105

Monday, Wednesday-Friday
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday
8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Niles Campus
Main Building
Room 141A

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
9 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Wednesday
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday - Closed

Transfer Advising Center

Students can access transfer school materials, work on their applications, meet with SMC and transfer school advisors and plan their transfer in the Transfer Advising Center.

Contact Information

Brenda Pavolka
Admission Articulations Coordinator
Phone: 800-456-8675, ext. 1311
Email: bpavolka@swmich.edu

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