Southwestern Community College is located in the heart of Oregon's scenic south coast - an area known for its miles of open public beaches, vast forests, clear lakes and rivers, immense sand dunes, abundant wildlife and boundless recreational opportunities.
Visitors and residents alike enjoy camping, fishing, hunting, clamming, crabbing, beachcombing, canoeing, kayaking, white-water rafting, surfing, swimming, scuba diving, sailing and sailboarding. Exploring the dunes via all-terrain vehicles or bicycling rugged coastal mountain trails and country roads offer other kinds of adventures.
Organized sports off campus include softball, basketball, volleyball, baseball, golf, track and bowling leagues. A new student recreation facility and fitness center at Southwestern and a regionally acclaimed racquetball facility in Coos Bay provide for a wide choice of physical fitness activities.
The south coast is rich in culture and history with many theater ensembles, art galleries, libraries, and museums, as well as the nationally acclaimed Oregon Coast Music Festival held in July every year.
The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay - the largest deep-draft ocean port between San Francisco and Seattle - is a major gateway to the Pacific Rim.