Students playing a tangle game

Student Life

GO for the best years of your life.

It’s not the studying that makes college the best years of your life.

It’s the people and experiences that unearth the person you were meant to be.

From cool hangouts and a state-of-the-art fitness center, to intramural sports and unique offerings like rock climbing, Southwestern Michigan College is the place where you can live your best life, explore and redefine who you are, and make life-long friends.


Student Activity Center

The SAC is the hub of campus life. It’s where you can sweat out your stress in the fitness center, challenge your friends to a Rocket League tournament, or relax with a latte in the Zollar Café.

Learn more about the Student Activity Center.

Student Activity Center is the hub of student life on the Dowagiac Campus

Intramural and Club Sports

SMC offers both club and intramural sports to feed your competitive spirit and help you keep playing the sports you love.

Learn more about intramural and club sports.

Students playing basketball in the gym

Visual and Performing Arts

Challenge your creative abilities and let your true self shine with band and choir ensembles, theatre productions, and art classes.

Learn more about visual and performing arts.

Theatre performance of the Secret Garden


Foster your current interests or explore new ones. Join a club to meet people who share your interests or start your own!

Learn more about campus clubs.


Club group photo after open mic night


Hundreds of student events keep campus alive with activity all year round.

For a glimpse into campus life, watch a video recap of Welcome Week.

See upcoming student events here.

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Aerial photo of Dowagiac Campus