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  CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: Face coverings are mandatory inside all South Mountain Community College buildings, including the SMC Library. Read more about this decision here, and a message from the Maricopa County Community College District here

New Student Orientation

Applied Technology Course

Welcome to South Mountain Community College and the First-Year Experience and New Student Orientation Department!

We are very excited to work with you to begin your journey into higher education.

We are currently preparing for the Spring 2022 Semester.

Open Registration for new students for Spring 2022 will begin on November 15, 2021.

Please complete this form if you are interested in being contacted to schedule a new student advising and registration session once our Spring 2022 dates are finalized. 

Please note: All communication from South Mountain Community College will be sent to your OFFICIAL student email address ( You can access your Official student email at

If you are still interested in beginning Fall 2021 Flex Start Classes, which begin in September and October please reach out to us!

Email us at

Important Dates and Campus Closures

  • October 1: 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available
  • October 27: Find a Class Opens for Spring 2022
  • November 8: Spring 2022 Priority Registration for Currently Enrolled Students
  • November 11: Campus Closed in Observance of Veterans Day
  • November 15: Spring 2022 Open Registration for new students
  • November 25-28: Campus Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving
  • December 13-16: Final Exams
  • December 17: Mid-Year Recess Begins for Students
  • December 23-January 2: Campus Closed for Winter Mid-Year Recess
  • January 15, 2022: Official Start Date of Spring 2022 semester (class start dates vary throughout January, February and March)