Welcome Week

Welcome to the Otter Family at South Seattle College! To kick off Winter 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 On-Demand the first week of the quarter (Jan. 4 - 8).


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Live events

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


Event Title / Time / Details

Access Link / Resources

Wednesday 1/6

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 Winter Quarter at South is successful.

Join the Event (Zoom)


Download a list of student resources discussed at the event (PDF). 

Thursday 1/7

What is Benefits Hub?

12 p.m. - 2 p.m.  


Meet the Benefits Hub Team and learn how you can connect you to resources and information to help you as a student. 

Join the Event (Zoom)

Thursday 1/7

United Student Association (USA) Virtual Welcome Session 

5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  


The USA team encourages you to attend our Welcome Week session to meet your student government leaders and learn more about each of our positions and the work we do as a team. We would love to see you and hear about your experience as a South Seattle College student.


Some prizes will also be available, so don't miss out on the chance to win some South swag!

Join the Event (Zoom)

Meeting ID: 993 5201 6855

Password: 704912

virtual workshops

Event Title / Details / Resources

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 and South's Community Resources Navigator


Disability Services for Students at South Seattle College


Learn more about our Disability Services! 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


Student Clubs

South's Club center can help you join a student club or organization, or start a new one! It’s a great way to get involved and make new friends while expanding your horizons with; field trips, special guest lectures, community service activities, cultural exhibitions, performance events, artistic learning opportunities, social and political causes, and more!

Active student clubs/orgs include:

Why Join/Start a Student Organization: 

  • Plan virtual events 
  • Build community organization
  • Make friends! Student networking/outreach
  • Build leadership skills
  • Access funds, up to $500 to plan program/speaker/event (per club)

Want to Start a Club? Three Easy Steps:

  • Find like-minded students & staff/faculty advisor
  • Develop mission statement and constitution
  • Present your club to the United Student Association (USA)


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