Welcome Week 2020

Welcome to the Otter Family at South Seattle College! To kick off Fall Quarter 2020, 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 and win prizes!  

Events will be both Live and On Demand the first week of the quarter (September 29-October 2).

 

Welcome to South banner

Welcome message from Dr. Rosie Rimando-Cheurnsap, President of South Seattle College.

Welcome message from Mahsa Mohajeri, United Student Association President.

 

Live events

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

Date

Event Title / Time / Details

Access Link / Resources

Tuesday 9/29

What You Otter Know - Resources for Incoming Students

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

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

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

Wednesday 9/30

Community Resources Workshop

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. 

This workshop focuses on three main resources in the King County region to assist students with food benefits, ORCA LIFT, and utility discount programs offered. During this Zoom workshop you will gain access to the various applications to resources and learn eligibility requirements for these programs. Sponsored by Workforce Education office. 

Join the Event (Zoom)

Meeting ID: 434 484 744 

Password: 147430

Wednesday 9/30

Benefits Hub FAQ 

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Learn about navigating resources to pay for college, building a budget and creating a financial plan, and getting help enrolling in public benefits, including: Basic Food, Apple Health, Orca LIFT, and more! Sponsored by the Benefits Hub

Join the Event (Zoom) 

Wednesday 9/30

Applying for Emergency Funds

1 p.m. - 2 p.m. 

This workshop will show you how to create an application, the eligibility requirements, and general questions about emergency funds. Sponsored by Workforce Education office.

Join the Event (Zoom)

Meeting ID: 434 484 744 

Password: 147430

Wednesday 9/30

Learn More About South's Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) Center

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The AANAPISI Center's a place where you will find holistic support in an environment that is inclusive and support. We encourage student retention and success with special focus on Asian American and Pacific Islander students. The AANAPISI Center's services are framed to address the unique needs of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students, but we welcome and serve ALL students at South Seattle College.

Join the Event (Zoom)

Wednesday 9/30

Student Parents/Caregivers Info Session

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The Child Care Center to support you, student parents and caregivers!  Let's come together and talk about the challenges you experience as a student and a parent/caregiver, as well as, enjoyable activities and successes that we all have had. We will share ideas and resources that you can use. This session is for parents/caregivers of all age children. We look forward to having you join us!

Join the Event (Zoom)

Password: 678814

Wednesday 9/30

Faculty Panel: Advice from Instructors for Success

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

Please join New Student Services as we hear from a few of our faculty members on what to expect in the classroom, resources, and advice on how to be successful. Bring your questions for this interactive event.

Join the Event (Zoom)

Thursday 10/1

Advising 101

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Learn more about Advising services at South Seattle College and how advisors can support you succeed in your educational goals at South!

Join the Event (Zoom)

Thursday 10/1

SSC Tutoring Services

12 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. 

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. Attend our session to meet our team, learn how to access tutoring, and determine which service best fits your needs.

Join the Event (Zoom)

Password: 1353

Thursday 10/1

Q&A with TRIO

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

At this session, TRIO Student Success Services staff, Leon Haskins and Chenda Hem, will answer questions regarding everything TRIO. The session will include how the program successfully helps students transfer to universities across the country, how to apply to the program and much more! If you are interested in TRIO or would like more information, please come to our session. We look forward to meeting you!

Join the Event (Zoom)

Password: 439545

Thursday 10/1

Career Exploration Workshop

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

What career will fit you best? Career exploration is the process of researching, evaluating, and learning about work opportunities and researching what it takes to pursue a particular field, industry, or career. Learn about various occupations and their "fit" with your unique career preferences, e.g. the skills, interests and values you want satisfied by your career. Sponsored by the WorkSource Career Center

Join the Event (Zoom)

Thursday 10/1

Queering at South - LGBTQIA+ Affinity Group

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

At this Zoom meet-up, connect with other LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bi, trans, questioning, queer, intersex, asexual +) students. And meet queer staff. Build your support network!

Join the Event (Zoom)

Password: 654146

Thursday 10/1

You have a voice! Meet your Student Government Student Forum

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

You have a voice! Create a safe space - brave place with your student government, the United Student Association. Attend this session to learn how to get involved and enact your power to make change. 

Register to Vote HERE.

Voter registration deadline is Oct. 26. Remember to vote! 

Join the Event (Zoom)

Password: 716778 

Thursday 10/1

Exciting STEM Opportunities at South! 

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Explore the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) community here at South! Get involved in undergraduate student research, MakerSpace and Rocket Club! Learn about exciting speakers and STEM scholarship opportunities through Ready Set Transfer (RST) Academy.

Join the Event (Zoom)

Password: STEM

Friday 10/2

Scholarship 101 Workshop: Learn How to Complete a Successful Scholarship Application

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. 

Learn more about getting fi­nancial help for college for the 2021-22 school year. Sponsored by the Seattle Colleges Foundation

Workshop topics include:

  • How to apply for scholarships at South
  • How to request a recommendation
  • Help with completing the scholarship application

Join the Event (Zoom)

Meeting ID: 296 571 3538

Passcode: south

On demand events

 

Event Title / Details / Resources

Access Link

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.

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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. 

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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! 

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Welcome from the 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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Prize Drawing

If you participated in Welcome Week activities, take our 10-minute survey for a chance to win a gift card!

The survey will be open from September 28-October 4, 2020.  

 

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