The game room in the SAC

Life at SMC

University Experience, Community College Cost

SMC has always had a long history of academic excellence, but college is about more than just just a great classroom experience. 

In the mid 2000s, SMC expanded its mission to include a focus on the total college life experience. That change has brought stellar support services, on-campus housing, and robust student activities to bring campus to life in new ways. 

Explore more about the student experience below.


Get Involved: Student Life At SMC

From cool hangouts and a state-of-the-art fitness center, to athletics, clubs, and intramural sports, SMC is the place where you can make lifelong friends while earning your degree.

On-campus Housing

SMC is proud to boast some of the nicest residence halls in the state. 

Learn More About Housing

Aerial Photo of Residence Halls on the Dowagiac campus

Student Life

A feature-packed Student Activity Center, events, intramural and club sports, visual and performing art opportunities and student clubs provide plenty of ways to engage with campus and meet people who share your interests.

Learn About Student Life

Group of students enjoying Campus Bash


SMC athletics offers men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, women’s volleyball, men‘s wrestling, and women’s competitive dance.

Learn More About Our Outstanding Program And Newly Renovated Facilities

Men's basketball game play

Student Services

Get all the help you need from application to graduation with our helpful campus services.

Explore Student Services

New student orientation


Two campus dining options provide plenty of good eats to keep you fueled up and focused.

Learn More About Food Services Here

The Birdfeeder cafeteria

Campus Security

Safety is a top priority at SMC. In fact, students ranked their satisfaction with our safety and security better than students at 98% of other community colleges according to a national community college benchmarking survey.

Learn More About Campus Security Here

Campus security on the Dowagiac campus
Aerial photo of Dowagiac Campus