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MSJC Kicks Off Spring Semester With More Students


student Charles Weaver and instructor Patrick Kenyon

- Mt. San Jacinto College student Charles Weaver (R) shakes hands with Patrick Kenyon (L), faculty member, who welcomed students on the first day of the Spring 2023 semester at the Menifee Valley Campus. Weaver is studying computer science.

student Joshua Lake and director Kevin Baker

- Mt. San Jacinto College student Joshua Lake (L) discusses various opportunities at the Temecula Valley Campus with Kevin Baker (R), MSJC’s director of Student Life & Development.

student Elizabeth Cazares and employee Soraya Ledesma

- Elizabeth Cazares (L), a first-time college student, receives help from Mt. San Jacinto College employee Soraya Ledesma (R) on the first day of the Spring 2023 at the San Jacinto Campus.

Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) welcomed more than 15,000 new and returning students as the Spring 2023 semester began this week. Reporting a robust enrollment of a total of 15,055 students as of January 19, MSJC’s enrollment tops the Spring 2022 headcount of 13,412 students. 

Dr. Jeremy Brown, vice president of Instruction, said he was pleased to see the increase in enrollments.  

"It's great to see students returning to MSJC," said Brown. "The increase in enrollments over last Spring is a testament to the hard work our teams have done to deliver classes in modalities, locations and times that best met the students' needs and preferences.  Seeing students on campus again is definitely a welcome sight after the past couple of years.  We look forward to supporting all of our students in their coursework, to graduation, and onward to pursue their transfer and career goals." 

MSJC offers courses in various formats, face-to-face, online, and hybrid, with a goal of supporting every student. College representatives are on campus the first week of the term at welcome booths assisting new and returning students by answering questions and providing guidance and directions to navigate campus. Excitement is a common theme amongst students. 

First time college student Elizabeth Cazares stopped by the welcome booth on the San Jacinto Campus. She is enrolled in an English as a Second Language course through the adult education program. 

“Today is my first day and I’m really excited to be here on campus,” Cazares said. 

On the Menifee Valley Campus, Charles Weaver, computer science student, said, “I‘m excited to start my very first semester at MSJC and am hoping to get involved with the Student Government Association this Spring.”  

MSJC student Joshua Lake took the time to meet with representatives on the Temecula Valley Campus. He said he wanted “to learn more about all the different employment programs MSJC has to offer.” 

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Mt. San Jacinto College serves nearly 24,000 students annually in a district covering 1,700 square miles from the San Gorgonio Pass to Temecula with campuses in San Jacinto, Menifee and Temecula. MSJC has partnered with the Beaumont Unified School District to operate the San Gorgonio Pass Campus as a middle college high school campus