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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.

Browse all of our helpful student services below.

Have a general question?

Contact the Information Desk for quick help or to be directed to the appropriate department.

CALL: 800-456-8675

TEXT: 269-509-8618

EMAIL: info@swmich.edu

STOP BY the information desk in the David C. Briegel Building

Academic Advising and Resource Center

The Academic Advising and Resource Center (AARC) provides a multitude of services including academic advising and registration, international student advising, veterans advising, Disability Services, major/career exploration, transfer planning, assisting students with degree audits and graduation planning. No appointment needed; stop by anytime! More about the Academic Advising and Resource 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.

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

Fall Semester Hours

Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-3 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.

Carole A. Tate Teaching and Learning Center

The Teaching and Learning Center provides free tutoring and writing assistance for a variety of subjects. Students may also learn test-taking and study skills, receive resume assistance and get other helpful tips to help them succeed at SMC. Located in the Mathews Library on the Dowagiac campus and off the main commons area on the Niles Campus.

Contact

tutoring@swmich.edu

Dowagiac: 800-456-8675, ext. 1339

Niles: 800-456-8675, ext. 3001

Dowagiac Campus Hours

Fall and Spring Semesters

Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

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

Saturday-Sunday, Closed

Summer Semester

Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m-5 p.m.

Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday, Closed

Niles Campus Hours

Fall and Spring Semesters

Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Friday-Sunday, Closed

Summer Semester

Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m-7 p.m.

Friday-Sunday, Closed

The Teaching and Learning Center will be closed whenever the college is closed including the following holidays: Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.

Disability Services

Disability Services, located in the AARC, provides resources, education and direct support services and accommodations to ensure that students with disabilities achieve equal access to all aspects of SMC. Students requesting assistance must contact Disability Services for an intake interview to discuss strategies and accommodations to reduce disability-related barriers. Appointments are available at the Dowagiac or Niles Campus. Read more about Disability Services.

Contact Information

Disability Services
800-456-8675, ext. 1303

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.

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. 1316
Fax: 269-783-2114
Email: finaid@swmich.edu

Hours

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

Niles Campus
By appointment

First Year Experience

The Office of First Year Experience guides new students through their first year at SMC by providing advising, resources for success and engagement activities, including New Student Orientation and Welcome Week, to help ease the transition to our college community.

Located in the David C. Briegel Building

Contact

fye@swmich.edu

800-456-8675, ext. 1499

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.

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

Fall Semester Hours
Monday-Thursday: 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday


Zollar Café

Student Activity Center
Phone: 800-456-8675, ext. 1427

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Friday-Sunday: Closed

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.

SMC students and staff can check items out of the library using their SMC ID. Students at the Niles Campus can request materials be sent to them from Dowagiac.

Contact

library@swmich.edu

800-456-8675, ext. 1339

Hours

Fall and Spring Semesters

Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

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

Saturday-Sunday, Closed

Summer Semester

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

Saturday-Sunday, Closed

The library will be closed whenever the college is closed including the following holidays: Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.

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 Campus Life
Twitter: SWMich
Instagram: SWMich
Social Hub: Visit the Social Hub for a quick glance at activity on our most popular social media channels.

Help Desk

Can’t log in to 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. – 8 p.m.

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

Saturday and Sunday
Closed

Security

SMC maintains a safe campus through a myriad of security features which are discussed in detail on the on-campus security page.

If you see suspicious activity or anything that presents a threat to campus safety, click the Concerns link to report it anonymously.

Contact Information

The Security Office is located in the Briegel Building, Room 2014 on the Dowagiac campus.

At the Niles Campus, please report to the security desk located in the administration suite.

269-782-1234

security@swmich.edu

Student Support Services

Student Support Services gives students personal attention and extra support to help them excel in college. To be eligible, students must be a first-generation college student, low income or have a documented disability. Located in the AARC. More about Student Support Services.

Contact Information

David C. Briegel Building, Room 1104
58900 Cherry Grove Road
Dowagiac, MI 49047
Phone: 800-456-8675, ext. 1312
Email: sss@swmich.edu

Hours

Dowagiac Campus

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

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

Kristen Lownds
Testing Center Manager
800-456-8675, ext. 1347
Email: testingcenter@swmich.edu

Testing Center Hours

Dowagiac Campus

David C. Briegel Building,
Room 1103

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

Niles Campus

Main Building
Room 141A

Monday and Tuesday
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday
10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Niles Campus
Main Building
Room 141A

Monday and Tuesday
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday
10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Transfer Resource Services

Students can access transfer school materials, work on their applications, meet with SMC and transfer school advisors and plan their transfer in the Transfer Resource Services located in the AARC.

Contact Information

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

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