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.

2019 Orientation Dates

Please RSVP to confirm your attendance by completing the Online RSVP Form prior to the end of the day on August 1. You may also contact Secondary Programs by phone at 641.782.1495 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

Tuesday, July 23, 1 p.m. - Creston campus

Thursday, July 25, 10 a.m. - Red Oak Center

Thursday, July 25, 1 p.m. - Red Oak Center

Monday, July 29, 10 a.m. - Osceola Center

Monday, July 29, 1 p.m. - Osceola Center

Thursday, Aug. 1, 10 a.m. - Creston campus

Thursday, Aug. 1, 1 p.m. - Creston campus

Monday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m. - Creston campus

Monday, Aug. 5, 1 p.m. - Creston campus

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m. - Red Oak Center

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 1 p.m. - Red Oak Center

Thursday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m. - Osceola Center

Thursday, Aug. 8, 1 p.m. - Osceola Center

Orientation Locations:

  • Creston campus, 1501 W. Townline Street, Creston. The SWCC Creston campus orientations will be held in the Instructional Center (round building). Please enter the double door entryway facing southeast (facing the dorms).
  • SWCC Red Oak Center, 2300 N. 4th Street, Red Oak.
  • SWCC Osceola Center, 2520 College Drive, Osceola.

Please note that online classes begin Monday, Aug. 26, face-to-face classes on campus or at the SWCC centers begin Wednesday, Aug. 28, 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!