Completion Coaching at South: Finding Your Pathway to Graduation

Entering college for the first time can be a daunting, even scary experience for most students. As a mother of two, with a full-time job and a partner, South Seattle College student Natalia Parker also felt the added pressure of transitioning back into school as a working adult. Continue reading →


Congrats to South Seattle College’s All-Washington Academic Team Honorees

Congratulations to South Seattle College students Johnae Beckem and Sadin Safi who have been selected as the college’s 2018 All-Washington Academic Team honorees. Sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, Johnae and Sadin are among 78 of Washington’s top scholars who will represent the state’s 34 community and technical colleges as members of the All-Washington Academic Team. Students are selected based on their high academic achievements, community involvement and service to their colleges. Honorees also receive scholarship support towards their transfer to a four-year college or university. Continue reading →

13th Year Promise Scholars Highlighted in Mayor Durkan’s State of the City Address

Photo courtesy of Seattle Mayor’s Office. 

South Seattle College’s 13th Year Promise Scholars played an important role in Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s State of the City address at Rainier Beach High School on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

Current South students and alumni who have taken part in the 13th Year Promise Scholarship Program (providing one year of tuition-free college to graduating seniors from area high schools) were invited to be in – and in front – of a crowded RBHS Performing Arts Center as Durkan highlighted her vision for the future of Seattle.  An important part of that vision is Durkan’s Seattle Promise College Tuition Program, a proposal to evolve the 13th Year into Seattle Promise, offering two years of tuition-free college to Seattle’s high school graduates.

“We need to make college a reality for every Seattle public school graduate by investing in two free years of college education and support,” Durkan said. “(The Seattle Promise program) builds on the success of the 13th Year Scholarship program, expands it and reimagines it.” Continue reading →

A New Breakfast Dining Option is Rolling Onto Campus!

There’s good news for hungry Otters! A new early-morning dining option is set to roll onto main campus this week offering savory breakfast fare and a full-service espresso bar to satisfy your coffee cravings!

The ‘Wich Came First food truck will be available on Tuesday, Feb. 20 and Thursday, Feb. 22 in Clock Tower Plaza from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., serving up coffee, egg sandwiches, breakfast bowls and hash browns for students, faculty and staff.  They will determine a schedule weekly after that initial visit, and you can view ‘Wich Came First’s schedule and menu here.

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Lunar New Year Celebration

South Seattle College invites you to the 2018 Lunar New Year Celebration on Wednesday, February 20, 2018, hosted by the Southeast Asian Association, AANAPISI, The Center for International Education and the United Student Association (USA). Traditionally a cultural experience celebrated in China, Mongolia, Vietnam and Korea, South’s annual event will feature cultural games, learning activities, presentations and FREE snacks and light refreshments. Performances will include a Lion Dance, Chinese and Vietnamese traditional dances, K-pop and martial arts routines.

WHERE: Jerry Brockey Center A/B (campus map

WHEN: 1:30 – 3 p.m. 

FREE and open to all students, faculty, staff and community members!