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Student Services

Free tutoring, a full-service library, academic and career counseling—SMC provides everything you need to excel in college.

Learn more about all of our helpful student services below.

Have a general question?

Contact the Information Desk for quick help or to be directed to the appropriate department.

CALL: 800-456-8675

TEXT: 269-390-6270


STOP BY the information desk in the David C. Briegel Building



First Year Experience (FYE)

FYE makes navigating your first year of college a breeze. They'll help you get started at SMC with New Student Orientation and help you stay the course with academic advising and resources to help you succeed throughout your first year.

Read more about FYE.

Office of First Year Experence in the David C. Briegel Building

Academic Advising and Resource Center (AARC)

After your first year, the AARC (pronounced “arc”) becomes your go-to for advising, graduation planning, transfer planning, and more.

 Read more about the AARC.

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The bookstore on the Dowagiac campus is where you can buy textbooks, SMC apparel and accessories, technology and other items.

Read more about the bookstore.

SMC Bookstore at the SMC Dowagiac Campus

Carole A. Tate Teaching and Learning Center

Struggling with a class? Need to brush up on your math skills? Get free tutoring and writing assistance--in-person or online--at the Teaching and Learning Center. 

Read more about the Teaching and Learning Center.

Students tutoring in the learning center

Disability Services

SMC was founded on the principle of knowledge for all. Disability Services exists to fulfill that mission by making SMC resources accessible for those with disabilities. 

Read more about Disability Services.

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Fred L. Mathews Library

The full-service library provides access to computers and printers. They also maintain a collection of the latest and best movies, music and books for consuming at your leisure.

Read more about the library.

Circulation desk in the Fred L. Mathews Library

Transfer Resource Services 

Decoding university transfer guides can be tricky. Let us take care of that for you. Transfer Resource Services can help you choose a transfer school and select courses that will transfer there. 

Read more about Transfer Resource Services.


A Ferris State University transfer advisor meets with a student

Mental Health Therapy

Mental health therapy is available to all SMC students, thanks to a partnership with United Way. Contact the AARC to learn more.

Mental health counselor sitting with a student