Published December 4, 2019

The residence halls will be closed from Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, to Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, for winter break. Students may return to campus on Saturday, Jan. 11, to be let into their rooms from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. or Sunday, Jan. 12, from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Please contact your RA or residence hall coordinator to return to your room/apartment or you can report to the housing office in Spartan Suites for assistance.

Published December 3, 2019

During the 2019-20 academic year, Southwestern Community College’s Education Foundation is raising funds to increase the size of the college’s Agriculture Program Endowment. This endowment, which was established in 2008, is in place to offer scholarships to students in Southwestern’s ag programs.

Published November 21, 2019

2019 Southwestern Chamber Choir

Come listen to the amazing voices of the Southwestern Community College Chamber Singers as they perform Holiday Carols in Concert on the SWCC campus in the Performing Arts Center, 1501 W. Townline St., Creston, on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. 

Published November 19, 2019

Workers working on front side of SWCC ag facility

During the spring of 2019, the Southwestern Community College board of trustees approved an expansion project at the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) agricultural site. The project is estimated at $1.8 million and construction began during summer 2019.

The project includes the following additions to the main facility at the SWCC Ag Site, which is located just north of the Creston campus:
• One 45-person classroom (approximately 1,000 square feet)
• One 24-person lab-style room (approximately 1,000 square feet)
• One 24-person classroom (approximately 750 square feet)
• Student lounge
• Mud room
• Two faculty offices

Published November 19, 2019

Make a Name sample letters

Make a name for yourself during a four-hour FREE event for SWCC students on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Center.

During this event, SWCC students can stop by and make a name or letter art print. Students may choose to make a print for themselves or make a gift for someone else.

This event is being brought to campus by the SWCC student activities department.

Published November 13, 2019

Southwestern Community College Chamber Choir

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Chamber Singers will be touring in the Des Moines area the week of December 2, 2019, presenting “Holiday Carols in Concert” with carols and masterworks by Rutter, Lauridsen, Mozart, Mattson, and Dawson. The public is invited to attend.

The Chamber Singers feature the amazing voices of students from across the United States, who have come to SWCC in Creston to attend the college’s School for Music Vocations (SMV). The choir will be directed by Lucas Mattson and Hannah Fearn, SMV music instructors.

Published November 13, 2019

SWCC students asking question of a fellow student at her poster during Poster Day

The academic work of Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students will be on display during Fall 2019 Poster Day, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the SWCC Student Center gymnasium.

Published November 9, 2019

Classes will not be held and offices, including the Osceola and Red Oak Centers, will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 12, to allow Southwestern employees and students to attend the Celebration of Life service for Southwestern Vice President of Instruction Bill Taylor. The services will be Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. in the Southwestern Community College gymnasium.

Arrangements are being handled by Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center in Creston. Additional details may be found on their website:

SPARTAN CAFE HOURS: The Spartan Cafe hours for Tuesday, Nov. 12, are 8-10 a.m. and 2-7 p.m. Sack lunches will be available for pick-up before 10 a.m.

BASKETBALL GAMES: The women's and men's basketball games scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 12, have been rescheduled. The women will play tonight, Nov. 11, at Marshalltown CC at 6 p.m. The men will play at Highland CC Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m.

Please view Southwestern's Master Calendar for all cancelations and postponements. 

Published November 8, 2019

Bill Taylor

Bill Taylor

Spartan Nation is shaken and hurting today as we mourn the loss of our colleague, mentor, coach, and friend, Vice President of Instruction Bill Taylor. Bill was extremely respected at Southwestern Community College; a humble and dedicated leader who would help anywhere needed at any time of day or night. His legacy will live on at Southwestern for years to come. Our thoughts are with Bill's family.

Published October 29, 2019

SWCC students, register NOW for intramural volleyball! Registration is open through Friday, Nov. 1. The first games will be played on Monday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m., in the Student Center gymnasium. Sign up sheets are in the Spartan Suites lobby.