How do I care for my student from a distance?

When your student returns to school, don’t be surprised if the frequency of their communication with family changes.  During the academic year, your student is involved in classes, extracur... read more >

How can a parent get involved on campus?

Although it is essential to support your student from a distance, we also want you to get involved on campus yourself.  Southwestern College knows that parents are an important part of our campus... read more >

Why is my student struggling?

At Southwestern College, we are fortunate to have a wellness coordinator, Mary Ann Smith LMSW. (  She works with stud... read more >

What is FERPA? What parents can expect?

FERPA stands for Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.  It establishes students as the owner of their educational records and gives parents no rights to access their student's records withou... read more >

End of the Year

As the year draws to a close, there are important things that you need to be aware of: CLOSING OF THE RESIDENCE HALLS If your student lives on campus, the day for moving out of the residence hal... read more >

Parent Survey

Before you think about the end-of-year festivities, though, would you take a minute and tell us your opinions? Steve Wilke, vice president of planning at Southwestern College, would like your opinion ... read more >

Winterize Your Student

As it shifts into the dark winter months, it is important that your students take care of themselves. This time of year, it is important to get plenty of rest, eat right, and get plenty of exercise. S... read more >

Fall Grades and Spring Classes

Check your student’s grades for fall semester classes. In addition, make sure that they are registered for spring semester classes. If not, they will need to make an appointment with his/her adv... read more >

Personalized Web-based Information Resource

Self-Service is an excellent resource for students. This allows your student access to academic and financial aid information. It is a web-based service to view class schedules, grades, and unofficial... read more >

Financial Aid

The college works diligently to make sure that parents have access to all the resources that they need in order to work with the college to make his/her student successful. Part of this initiative is ... read more >

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Students are what make Student Life happen!

From carnivals to concerts, from Sutton Center to Campus Life, the Office of Student Affairs is available for you, the student.

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