August 14, 2017
New students Leah Dubow and Roger Williams were able to get all of the classes they needed at Mt. San Jacinto College. They are two of the 15,640 students who headed to one of MSJC’s five locations on Aug. 14, 2017 – the first day of the fall semester.
MSJC connects more students to classes they need using its auto-enroll feature for those who are waitlisted. MSJC’s Institutional Research Department estimated that the student headcount will be close to 18,200 by the end of the term, which includes both credit and non-credit students.
“My first day isn’t as stressful as I expected it to be,” said Dubow, who is attending the Temecula Education Complex.
Dubow, 18, of Temecula plans to pursue an associate degree in psychology and was pleased to attend a campus so close to home.
At the Menifee Valley Campus, Williams, 18, of Wildomar is a full time graphics design student. He hopes he will be auto-enrolled in even more classes where he is on a waitlist.
Classes in Temecula got off to a good start. English as a Second Language classes were filling up this morning as Director of Continuing Education-Noncredit Programs Amy Campbell helped students find their way.
“I always wanted to attend college but never gathered the nerve to do so” said Latisha Carbajal, 45, of Hemet.
Carbajal says she felt encouraged to attend with her daughter at the San Jacinto campus.
Connie Hall's psychology class was packed with students at MSJC’s San Gorgonio Pass Campus
There is still time to register for classes at MSJC. The college will offer “late-start” classes that begin in the coming weeks. Seats are open in a variety of classes students need to transfer to four-year universities, complete their associate degrees or earn career certificates.
Temecula Resident Leah Dubow attends MSJC’s Temecula Education Complex for the first time.
Latisha Carbajal of Hemet attends MSJC for the first time, waiting to speak with a counselor to select classes as a full-time student for the fall 2017 semester
Connie Hall's psychology class is packed with students at Mt. San Jacinto College's San Gorgonio Pass Campus on the first day of the fall 2017 semester.
Roger Williams, graphics design major shares excitement for his first time as a full time student at MSJC Menifee Valley Campus
ESL instructor Susan Sewell welcomes students on the first day of fall 2017 at the Temecula Higher Education Center in Temecula