Spring 2013 semester opens with 93 percent of seats filled

Two Mt. San Jacinto College students staffed a table in front of the library on the San Jacinto Campus on Jan. 22, 2013 to welcome students on the first day of the Spring semester.
 
Jamie Goodwin and Sly Robinson, two peer tutors for the library, were equipped with maps, brochures and other informational materials and answered a variety of questions students posed. They said they helped 25 students in the first hour.
 
“We’ve been pretty busy,” said Jamie, who will graduate with two associates degrees in May. “I like to help students that were like me in the first year. I was so lost.”
 
MSJC opened for the Spring 2013 semester with 14,304 students filling 93 percent of the seats in the district overall. The San Gorgonio Pass Campus saw 96 percent of its seats filled. At the Temecula Education Complex, 95 percent of the seats were taken. At the Menifee Valley Campus, 94 percent of the seats were filled and 91 percent of the seats at the San Jacinto Campus were taken. Online classes were nearly full at 96 percent.
 
MSJC’s 1,700-square-mile district runs from Temecula to the San Gorgonio Pass. It has campuses in San Jacinto, Menifee, the San Gorgonio Pass and an education complex in Temecula. The district also offers online classes and classes at off-campus locations.
 
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MSJC students arrive at the Menifee Valley Campus on an RTA bus on the first day of the 2013 semester
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Aja Montgomery of Temecula signs in at the Learning Resource Center on the Menifee Valley Campus.
 
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MSJC students Maria Sotelo of San Jacinto and Ralph Rodriguez of Hemet chat with student Jamie Goodwin (center), who is staffing the
welcome table in front of the Mt. San Jacinto College library on the San Jacinto Campus on the first day of the Spring 2013 semester.