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November 2016

Volleyball Game vs Merced

November 7, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oak Pavilion,
11600 Columbia College Drive
Sonora, CA 95370 United States
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Red Seat Admission (downstairs seating): $8 General Admission (upstairs seating): $5 Student General Admission (upstairs seating): $2  Season Tickets (seating is first come first serve): $75

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How to Afford College

November 8, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

Explore customized tips to budget, save, and make the next step to afford college.

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Veteran’s Day – Campus Closed

November 11, 2016

“Panic Room” Got an UC/CSU or Scholarship Application deadline?

November 21, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Manzanita – Upper Floor

Help is available for all students to complete university transfer & scholarship applications BEFORE the deadlines! (Location: DSPS Hi-Tech Center, 2nd floor Manzanita)

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Thanksgiving Holiday – Campus Closed

November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving Holiday – Campus Closed

November 25, 2016

CC Basketball Game vs Butte

November 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oak Pavilion,
11600 Columbia College Drive
Sonora, CA 95370 United States

“Panic Room” Got an UC/CSU or Scholarship Application deadline?

November 28, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
DSPS Hi-Tech Center, upper floor Manzanita

Help is available for all students to complete university transfer & scholarship applications BEFORE the deadlines! (Location: DSPS Hi-Tech Center, 2nd floor Manzanita)

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CC Basketball Game vs South Puget Sound CC

November 29, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oak Pavilion,
11600 Columbia College Drive
Sonora, CA 95370 United States
December 2016

CC Basketball Game vs Simpson JV – Columbia College Classic

December 2, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oak Pavilion,
11600 Columbia College Drive
Sonora, CA 95370 United States

CC Basketball Game vs MJC-Columbia College Classic

December 3, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oak Pavilion,
11600 Columbia College Drive
Sonora, CA 95370 United States

Finals Cram Night

December 8, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tamarack Bldg Library & AAC

Cram Night is an opportunity for students and faculty members to meet in an informal setting to discuss, review, and study for their final exams.

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Finals Week – December 12 – 16

December 12, 2016 - December 16, 2016

Columbia College Fire Academy Graduation

December 16, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oak Pavilion,
11600 Columbia College Drive
Sonora, CA 95370 United States
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Fall Classes End!

December 17, 2016

Winter Break – Campus Closed – December 23 – January 2

December 23, 2016 @ 8:00 am - January 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

CC Basketball vs San Joaquin Delta College

December 30, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oak Pavilion,
11600 Columbia College Drive
Sonora, CA 95370 United States
January 2017

CC Basketball Game vs Reedley

January 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oak Pavilion,
11600 Columbia College Drive
Sonora, CA 95370 United States

CC Basketball vs College of Sequoias

January 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oak Pavilion,
11600 Columbia College Drive
Sonora, CA 95370 United States

Spring Classes Begin!

January 9

MAJORS MONDAY

January 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Manzanita – Upper Floor

Discover your major. Minestrone soup will be provided in the Manzanita Building (upper level) from 11a.m. - 1:30 p.m. There will be a drawing for a $100 COLUMBIA COLLEGE GIFT CARD and a chance to win other prizes each day of the event! SEE YOU THERE!

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Winter Welcome Week – January 9 – 12

January 9 @ 11:30 am - January 12 @ 1:00 pm

Join us for a soup-er welcome week event! Discover your major, connect with a tutor, find a club, and learn how to thrive. We will be providing delicious soups throughout the four day event from 11:00 to 1:30 (at various tables and in different locations–see flier below) There will be a drawing for a $100 COLUMBIA COLLEGE GIFT CARD and a chance to win other prizes each day of the event! SEE YOU THERE!

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KEEP TOASTY WITH YOUR TUTORS

January 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
AAC-Upper Tamarack

Connect with a tutor, and learn how to thrive. Tomato soup will be provided in the AAC - Tamarack Building (upper level) from 11a.m. - 1:30 p.m. There will be a drawing for a $100 COLUMBIA COLLEGE GIFT CARD and a chance to win other prizes each day of the event! SEE YOU THERE!

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WARM YOUR SPIRIT CLUB DAY

January 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Manzanita – Upper Floor

Find a club, and learn how to thrive. Meatball soup will be provided in the Manzanita Building (upper level)  from 11a.m. - 1:30 p.m. There will be a drawing for a $100 COLUMBIA COLLEGE GIFT CARD and a chance to win other prizes each day of the event! SEE YOU THERE!

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THRIVING THURSDAY – WELLNESS DAY

January 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Sugarpine Building

Chicken soup will be provided in the Sugarpine Building from 11a.m. - 1:30 p.m. There will be a drawing for a $100 COLUMBIA COLLEGE GIFT CARD and a chance to win other prizes each day of the event! SEE YOU THERE!

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Martin L. King Jr. Day – CAMPUS CLOSED

January 16

CC Basketball Game vs Merced

January 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oak Pavilion,
11600 Columbia College Drive
Sonora, CA 95370 United States

CC Basketball Game vs West Hills

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oak Pavilion,
11600 Columbia College Drive
Sonora, CA 95370 United States
February 2017

Student Success Workshop – Getting Involved in College

February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

Discover how to become connected to your college and build your personal community. Your involvement with your college will help you discover your passions and strengths while positioning yourself for your future.

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Columbia College Child Development Tea Party

February 3 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join us for an elegant afternoon tea at Columbia College on Friday, February 3, 2017 and support student teachers in our Child Development Center who are seeking their Child Development Teaching Permits. The Columbia College Child Development Center is a licensed, state-funded center that provides free or reduced-cost child high quality care and education to families in our community. The Center employs Student Teachers that gain valuable hands-on experience working with children while studying child development, liberal studies, and…

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CC Basketball Game vs Fresno

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oak Pavilion,
11600 Columbia College Drive
Sonora, CA 95370 United States

CC Basketball vs Cerro Coso

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oak Pavilion,
11600 Columbia College Drive
Sonora, CA 95370 United States

Student Success Workshop – Learning and the Brain

February 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
High Tech Center – Manzanita Bldg (upper level)

How important is it to force your brain to work hard? What type of exercises for your brain help to train the five senses? Attend this workshop to discover answers to these questions and more.

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CC Basketball Game vs Porterville

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oak Pavilion,
11600 Columbia College Drive
Sonora, CA 95370 United States

Love is Louder

February 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

Love is Louder is a FREE, mid-winter, Health and Wellness event that supports, engages, and nurtures students while supporting diversity and building community.  Come and enjoy free gifts, sweet treats, hot tea, raffle prizes, and a chance to be a part of Columbia College’s Love is Louder video. 

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Student Success Workshop – Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Manzanita Conference Room – Manzanita Bldg (upper level)

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment has helped millions of people worldwide gain insights about themselves and how they interact with others—and improve how they communicate, learn, and work. Pre-registration is required and enrollment is limited to 12 students. See Special Programs window to sign-up!

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Writing Workshop – Advanced Syntax with Kierin Harrison

February 15 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Writing Center inside the Academic Acheivement Center

Student Success Workshop – Banking Smart

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

Learn the basics of managing your money, tips for success, and how to get by as a college student.

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Lincoln Holiday – Campus Closed

February 17

Washingtion Day – Campus Closed

February 20

Deadline Submission to the Spring Review

February 20

The Spring Review is a cross-curricula, multi-genre publication that provides an edited, expressive space for student voices to be heard and to be recognized for their hard, creative work at Columbia College. Submit to springreview@yosemite.edu by February 20. Contact Callie Kitchen at springreview@yosemite.edu OR kitchenc@yosemite.edu 

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Student Success Workshop – Strong Interest Inventory

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

The Strong Interest Inventory assessment is one of the world’s most widely respected and frequently used career planning tools. Take this assessment to continue your search for a rich and fulfilling career. Pre-registration is required and enrollment is limited to 12 students. See Special Programs window to sign-up!

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Writing Workshop – In-class Essays

February 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Writing Center inside the Academic Acheivement Center

For Professor Johnson courses.

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Student Success Workshop – Finan¢ial $en$e

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

Learn how to make sense of your financial aid funding, how to maintain eligibility and how to stretch your dollar.

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Student Success Workshop – Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment

February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment has helped millions of people worldwide gain insights about themselves and how they interact with others—and improve how they communicate, learn, and work. Pre-registration is required and enrollment is limited to 12 students. See Special Programs window to sign-up!

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March 2017

Student Success Workshop – Outsmart Test Anxiety

March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

Have you ever studied super hard for a big test---only to freeze up and blow it when the test came?   Learn specific tools and strategies to succeed and show your smarts!

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Student Success Workshop – Outsmart Test Anxiety

March 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

Have you ever studied super hard for a big test---only to freeze up and blow it when the test came?   Learn specific tools and strategies to succeed and show your smarts!

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Student Success Workshop – Strong Interest Inventory

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

The Strong Interest Inventory assessment is one of the world’s most widely respected and frequently used career planning tools. Take this assessment to continue your search for a rich and fulfilling career. Pre-registration is required and enrollment is limited to 12 students. See Special Programs window to sign-up!

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Student Success Workshop – UC & CSU Transfer Preparation

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

If you have ever considered transfer, this workshop is designed for you! Come learn how to prepare, necessary classes, and how Columbia College can assist you in this process!

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Student Success Workshop – Budgeting to Afford College

March 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

Explore customized tips to budget, save, and take the next step to afford your education here at Columbia and in the future when you transfer to a university.

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Student Success Workshop – UC & CSU Transfer Preparation

March 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

If you have ever considered transfer, this workshop is designed for you! Come learn how to prepare, the necessary classes & how Columbia College can assist you in this process!

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Student Success Workshop – Anxiety and Negative Self-talk

March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

Learn about the four key Inner Personalities that tend to be prominent in people prone to anxiety and how to talk them down!

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Student Success Workshop – Anxiety and Negative Self-talk

March 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

Learn about the four key Inner Personalities that tend to be prominent in people prone to anxiety and how to talk them down!

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Student Success Workshop – Budgeting to Afford College

March 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

Explore customized tips to budget, save, and take the next step to afford your education here at Columbia and in the future when you transfer to a university.

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Student Success Workshop – Banking Smart

March 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

Learn the basics of managing your money, tips for success, and how to get by as a college student.

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Student Success Workshop – Prospective Nursing Program Students- Info Session

March 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

Learn from expert Faculty about the MJC Nursing Program, career options, and the specific details needed to successfully apply to the program.

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Student Success Workshop – Breaking Down Barriers

March 23 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

The goal is to help students understand that many services overlap one another. Students share ideas on connection between student services, college support and student success.

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Student Success Workshop – Finan¢ial $en$e

March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

Learn how to make sense of your financial aid funding, how to maintain eligibility and how to stretch your dollar.

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Student Success Workshop – Job Search Tips and Finding the Hidden Job Market

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

Finding the Hidden Job Market and tips on how to conduct an efficient job search.  What to do, where to look, and what to think about.

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Student Success Workshop – Job Search Tips and Finding the Hidden Job Market

March 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

Finding the Hidden Job Market and tips on how to conduct an efficient job search.  What to do, where to look, and what to think about.

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April 2017

Spring 2017 Campus Pride Day

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Columbia College – Tennis Courts

Saturday, April 1st is an opportunity to join together with other members of the campus community to show your love for Columbia College! Students, faculty, staff, their family members, and members of the community at large are all welcome to participate. The event begins at 9am and concludes at 2pm.  Lunch will be provided! To RSVP to participate contact Kimberly Francis at francisk@yosemite.edu (or call ext. 5065).

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Student Success Workshop – Interviewing with Confidence

April 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

It’s all in the presentation!  Learn tips on what to do before, during and after your interview to ensure you effectively “sell” yourself.

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Student Success Workshop – Interviewing with Confidence

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

It’s all in the presentation!  Learn tips on what to do before, during and after your interview to ensure you effectively “sell” yourself.

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The 41st Annual Columbia Wine Tasting

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Columbia State Historic Park,
United States
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A benefit for the Columbia College Hospitality Management Program. You are invited to sample fine wines and hors d'oeuvres in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills this spring. buy tickets

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Student Success Workshop – Steps to Building an Effective Resume

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Career Center – Manzanita Upper Floor

A resume is the most important written communications tool in your job search tool box.  Learn how to craft a powerful resume that matches your background to the employer’s needs, resulting in more interviews for better jobs.

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Student Success Workshop – Fear of Success/Fear of Failure

April 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

How one form of Anxiety, “Fear of Success” (or its counterpart: Fear of Failure) can under-mine your hopes, dreams and best efforts. What is it? Do I have it? What to do about it?

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YCCD Board of Trustees Meeting

April 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

Student Success Workshop – Finals Freakin’ You Out?

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

Take a deep breath and learn lots of tools, techniques and strategies (including Mindfulness) to de-stress and support your success as a student, especially during this predictably super-stressful time of year.

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Student Success Workshop – Finals Freakin’ You Out?

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

Take a deep breath and learn lots of tools, techniques and strategies (including Mindfulness) to de-stress and support your success as a student, especially during this predictably super-stressful time of year.

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Final’s Cram Night

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tamarack Bldg Library & AAC

Come join your professors and friends for finals help. Free Food and prizes provided by Associated Students of Columbia College (ASCC).

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Finals Week – April 24 – 28

April 24 @ 8:00 am - April 28 @ 5:00 pm

Columbia College Fire Academy Graduation

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oak Pavilion,
11600 Columbia College Drive
Sonora, CA 95370 United States
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48th Commencement Ceremony

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Oak Pavilion,
11600 Columbia College Drive
Sonora, CA 95370 United States
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Columbia College’s 48th Commencement will be held on Friday, April 28, at 6 p.m. in the Oak Pavilion. A reception will be held immediately following the ceremony in Carkeet Park next to the Pavilion for graduates, their families, friends and guests.

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Spring Classes End!

April 29

COLUMBIA COLLEGE’S SYMPHONY OF THE SIERRA ON APRIL 30TH

April 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dogwood

Columbia College will present its spring concert “Symphony of the Sierra” at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 30th in the Dogwood Theater.   The wide-ranging repertoire promises to be a performance well worth hearing.  According to orchestra conductor, Mic Harper, “The repertoire provides a wonderful introduction to orchestral music for children and is complex enough to satisfy the seasoned classical ear.” The orchestra is delighted to feature local flautist and orchestra member, Phoenix Farris, soloist for Cécile Chaminade’s Concertino.  Concert repertoire…

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May 2017

Summer Classes Begin

May 1

Memorial Day – Campus Closed

May 29
June 2017
$75.00

Columbia College Youth Summer Basketball Camp – Session I

June 19 @ 9:00 am - June 22 @ 12:00 pm
Oak Pavilion,
11600 Columbia College Drive
Sonora, CA 95370 United States
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July 2017

Independence Day – Campus Closed

July 4
$75.00

Columbia College Youth Summer Basketball Camp – Session II

July 17 @ 9:00 am - July 20 @ 12:00 pm
Oak Pavilion,
11600 Columbia College Drive
Sonora, CA 95370 United States
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August 2017

Summer Classes End

August 19

Advising & Assessment

August 22 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Manzanita – Upper Floor

     

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Welcome Week! August 26 – 31

August 26 @ 9:30 am - August 31 @ 7:00 pm

Fall Classes Begin

August 28

Selfie Contest Stations

August 28 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Manzanita & Tamarack Bldg.

Apply for Student Trustee!

August 28 @ 8:00 am - September 8 @ 4:00 pm

Application Timeline 2017-18 Academic Year August 28: Fall semester begins and application period opens September 8: Application period ends, applications should be submitted by 4:00 p.m. September 11: Candidate campaign period opens September 20: Elections held at MJC East Campus and Columbia College September 21: Elections held at MJC West Campus and Columbia College September 22: Election results announced October 11: Swearing in of YCCD Student Trustee at the YCCD Board of Trustees Meeting (held at Columbia College) Applications must…

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Free BBQ

August 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Student Center (Ponderosa)

Faculty, Floats and Frisbees

August 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
AAC-Upper Tamarack

Art of Wellness

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lower Tamarack Patio

Open Mic Night

August 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lower Tamarack Patio
September 2017

Labor Day – Campus Closed

September 4

Getting Involved in College

September 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

Discover how to become connected to your college and build your personal community. Your involvement with your college will help you discover your passions and strengths while positioning yourself for your future.

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CC Volleyball vs Columbia Club

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oak Pavilion

Red Seat Admission (downstairs seating): $8 General Admission:  $5 Student General Admission (upstairs seating): $2 Season Tickets (seating is first come first serve): $75

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How to Transfer to a CSU (California State University)/ADTs

September 7 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

Designed for both new students and transfer ready students: Learn what an ADT is, what classes to take, how to choose a campus, and which deadlines to meet. (application thru CalState Apply website will be covered in separate workshop)

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Student Trustee Application Period Ends

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

September 8: Application period ends, applications should be submitted by 4:00 p.m. Applications must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on September 8 to Doralyn Foletti in the Columbia College Student Center - Ponderosa Building.

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Student Trustee Candidate Campaign Period Opens

September 11

How to Transfer to a UC (University of California)/TAG

September 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

Designed for both new students and transfer ready students: Learn what a UC TAG is, what classes to take, how to choose a campus, and which deadlines to meet. (application thru UC Application website will be covered in separate workshop in November)

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Breaking Down Barriers

September 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Multipurpose Room – Manzanita (upper level)

Learn about the connections between student services, college support and student success. Discover how other students have learned to overcome their barriers to college success.

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CC Scholarship Application Instructions Workshop

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Career Center – Manzanita Upper Floor

Start your online application with hands-on assistance from experts. Deadline #1 (Osher Scholarships) Oct 20th ; Deadline #2 (General Scholarships) Dec 15th (Location: Career/Transfer Center, 2nd floor Manzanita)

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CC Volleyball vs College of the Sequoias

September 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Oak Pavilion

Red Seat Admission (downstairs seating): $8 General Admission:  $5 Student General Admission (upstairs seating): $2 Season Tickets (seating is first come first serve): $75

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