MSJC kicks off Spring semester with more Students


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Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) welcomed new and returning students as the spring 2024 semester began this week. A total of 15,304 students were enrolled on the first day of the semester, topping the headcount of 15,055 students recorded on the first day of spring last year.

MSJC offers face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses with a focus on student success. College representatives host welcome tables on campus during the first week of the term to help new and returning students by answering questions, providing guidance, and giving directions to classrooms or other locations on campus.

Rudy Esteban Valles Romero, 16, of San Jacinto, was getting an early start on his college education through the dual enrollment program and received help from the Veterans Resource Center on the San Jacinto Campus.

“I love it here,” he said. “It’s very fun and educational.”

His father, Rudy Valles, is a Marine Corps veteran. He said getting his son a college education through MSJC was “a great accomplishment for the Hispanic community. I am proud of that and thank the veterans center for their help.”

MSJC achieved Hispanic Serving Institution status in 2001 from the U.S. Department of Education.

Banning resident Estevan Mendoza is studying child development and was in his second year at MSJC. He works with students Jacob Tolmachoff and Elena Chavira at the San Jacinto Campus Learning Resource Center as peer tutors.

Student peer tutors Samuel Njotokusumo, Maite Molanes Beltran, and Bella Quintanilla (left to right) were ready to help other students at the Temecula Valley Campus on the first day of the spring 2024 semester at Mt. San Jacinto College.

Tutors at the Temecula Valley and Menifee Valley campuses were ready to help their peers on the first day of the spring semester.

It’s not too late to enroll. Classes in a variety of subjects and formats are available. Visit for more information.

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