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Dec. 9, 2014

Finish Strong, Jaguars

Another successful semester is coming to a close. Beginning next week our students will be engrossed in finals, and we want to them to finish strong.

The library at the Chula Vista campus is extending its hours of operations beginning Monday, December 8. The extended hours will run through Dec. 17. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

An additional resource is 7-day-a-week eTutoring. Available through a partnership with the Academic Success Center and the Western eTutoring Consortium, this service connects our students with live tutoring via eChat. Students have one-on-one tutoring sessions via a fully interactive, virtual online environment. Live sessions are offered in every subject but writing. And better yet, it’s all absolutely free. To get more information on the service, a weekly schedule and instructions on how to sign up for the eTutoring, go to

A complete listing of study areas, student computers, photocopiers and other academic support at the main campus and Higher Education Centers is listed on the Student Resources Guide at

Please encourage your students to partake of any or all of these services.

CIF Playoff Series a Great Success

The newly renovated DeVore stadium is the hit of San Diego County—and the nation—after the successful CIF San Diego football championships. Over the last two weekends, thousands of students, parents and community members attended high school championship football games at DeVore stadium. The stadium even had a cameo appearance on the Sunday Night Football Chargers vs. Patriots nationally televised game when announcers showed footage of the CIF Division I win by St. Augustine.

Compliments all around go to our hard-working staff who got the stadium ready and worked long hours to host and serve the fans and players—many of whom were visiting Southwestern College for the first time. Thank you to the teams of facilities and leasing, campus police, custodians and maintenance, food services and HESA for helping showcase our new facility. Thank you also to Outreach for the good idea of setting up a Southwestern College information booth at the games to encourage students to enroll here.

CIF Football Championships

The events’ success can be summed up by this Tweet from Rick Smith Sports:

CIF Football Championships tweet

Last updated: 12/9/2014 12:40:43 PM