Welcome Week

Welcome to the Otter Family at South Seattle College! To kick off Fall Quarter 2021, we will be hosting a series of events to:  

  • Connect you to the South Seattle College community 
  • Meet instructors, staff, and fellow students 
  • Learn about key resources to help you be successful 
  • Get involved  
  • Find out student tips for success 
  • Have some fun!  

Events will be both Live and Recorded/On-Demand the first week of the quarter. 

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Live events

Please Note: Zoom links will open only during the dates and times listed below.


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Wednesday, 9/29

What You Otter Know - Resources for Incoming Students

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Meet our New Student Services team, other South students, and learn about how to find resources to ensure your education at South is successful.

Join the Event (Zoom)


Thursday, 9/30

SSC Tutoring Services

3 sessions starting at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.  

Students will get to learn about all the tutoring services available to them and how to meet with a tutor online and in-person. 

Join the Event (Zoom)

virtual workshops

The following sessions are recorded for on-demand viewing. 

Ready, Set, Transfer! (RST) Academy


A short introduction to RST Academy at South Seattle College. Come join us for STEM related events and apply for S-STEM scholarship at rst.seattlecolleges.edu.



Tutoring Center


Need help with homework? Want to stay on top of your classes? The Tutoring Center provides online drop-in and appointment tutoring through ZOOM to all students enrolled at South Seattle College. Watch this video to meet our team, learn how to access tutoring, and determine which service best fits your needs.


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What Is Benefits Hub? 


Find out how the Benefits Hub can connect you to resources and information to help you as a student.


Community Resources for Students & Community Members - Workforce Education Office


A short informational presentation on available resources for students and community members, specifically highlighting Basic Food benefits, Orca Lift, and Utility Discount Programs. Learn more about Workforce Education.


Access Services for Students at South Seattle College


Learn more about our Access Services! The Access Services Office provides reasonable accommodations to ensure physical and programmatic access to college services, programs, and activities.Did you have an IEP or 504 plan in high school? If so, you may want to register for services at South. This session will provide information on the process to request services, and to ask any questions you may have regarding accommodations in college.



Starfish 101


This video gives Seattle College’s students a general overview of how they can use Starfish and how to access and navigate the system. 


TRIO Student Success Services


Learn about how TRIO Student Success Services successfully helps students transfer to universities across the country, how to apply to the program and much more! 



Welcome from the South Seattle College Art Gallery


In the video Tori LaZelle, Art Gallery Coordinator, talks a bit about what services the South Seattle College Art Gallery has, what fun things coming up, and other opportunities for students to be involved in the arts.



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Student Rights, Freedoms, and Responsibilities


Learn more about your Student Rights, Freedoms, and Responsibilities. For more information go to our Student Conduct, Issues & Reporting page




Interested in Engineering? Check out STEM Core! Connect with other Engineering Students. Learn about Paid internships. Get guidance from a Student Support Specialist. Find out more.

For more information, contact Vanessa Calonzo, Director of New Student Services, at vanessa.calonzo@seattlecolleges.edu or call (206) 934-6691.