High school students, welcome to Southwestern Community College! Your registration form has been processed, and you are now enrolled in the face-to-face or online course(s) you have selected for the upcoming semester. Your decision to enroll or continue enrolling in challenging college courses and begin your college transcript is a big step, and Southwestern is very excited to serve as the springboard for your college education – and future career!

To ensure all Southwestern students hit the ground running, all high school students enrolling in courses for the first time are required to attend orientation. Please select a date and location that works best for your schedule and travel ability.

At the required orientation, you will receive your login information along with navigation of SWCC’s learning system. Class schedule, student handbook, college course 101, and additional information will all be covered to ensure your success as you begin the fall semester. The purpose of orientation is to provide students with pertinent information concerning college expectations, college services, and student rights and responsibilities.

2018 Orientation Dates

Please RSVP to confirm your attendance by August 1st, by completing the Online RSVP Form. You can also contact Secondary Programs by phone 641-782-1495 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

August 2, 10-11:30 am - SWCC Osceola Center, 2520 College Drive, Osceola

August 3, 1-2:30 pm - SWCC Creston campus, Instructional Center, 1501 W. Townline Street, Creston

August 6, 9:30-11 am - SWCC Creston Campus, Instructional Center, 1501 W. Townline Street, Creston

August 7, 1-2:30 pm - SWCC Osceola Center, 2520 College Drive, Osceola

August 9, 1-2:30 pm - SWCC Red Oak Center, 2300 North 4th Street, Red Oak

August 14, 1:30-2:30 pm - Mount Ayr High School, 1001 E. Columbus, Mount Ayr

August 14th, 4:30-5 pm - Central Decatur High School, 1201 N.E. Poplar St, Leon

August 15, 9:30-11 am - SWCC Red Oak Center, 2300 North 4th Street, Red Oak

August 15, 1:30-3 pm - Stanton High School, 605 Elliott Street, Stanton

August 16, 9:30-11 am - SWCC Creston campus, Instructional Center, 1501 W. Townline Street, Creston (Due to schedule conflicts, the Friday, Aug. 17, orientation has been rescheduled to Aug. 16)

August 20, 9-10 am - Southwest Valley High School, 904 Eighth Street, Corning

August 20, 11:30 am-12:30 pm - Lenox High School, 600 S. Locust, Lenox

August 20, 2-3 pm - Bedford High School, 906 Penn Street, Bedford

Please note that online classes begin Monday, Aug. 20, face-to-face classes on campus or at the SWCC centers begin Wednesday, Aug. 22, and face-to-face classes at your high school will follow the respective school’s schedule. All textbooks will be delivered to your respective high school or will be available for pick-up at orientation. Information will be given at orientation as to when and where you should pick up your textbook(s).

If you have any questions regarding your enrollment, please do not hesitate to contact the SWCC secondary programs department at 641.782.1495. Enjoy the rest of your summer, and we look forward to seeing you in August!