Virtual Open House Week

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August 18 - 24
Sessions & Schedule

Join us online for Virtual Open House Week, your chance to learn all about SPSCC from staff, faculty, and current students. Browse sessions below and don't forget to RSVP for the session(s) you want to attend!

Sessions will be held through Zoom. Browse and sign up for the sessions you want to attend below and we'll email you the Zoom link. Be sure to check junk folder if you don't see it! Sessions and schedule are subject to change.

Admissions 

Steps to Enroll: Live Admissions Info Session

Admissions Info Session presented in real time (virtually via Zoom) for anyone interested in becoming a student at SPSCC. We'll cover all steps to enroll, including admissions, financial aid & scholarships, placement options, and more! Students and supporters welcome. Your questions will be answered!

Explore SPSCC on a Virtual Tour of Campus

Explore our Olympia campus guided virtually by admissions staff & student ambassadors. Learn about our buildings, our resources and ask questions in real time.

Virtual Applications Sessions
Placement Options & Assessment Made Simple
Worried about the 'Getting Placed' step in the enrollment process? Does the thought of testing get your heart rate going? Fear not! Come hear from our testing expert on the best placement options for your unique situation. You'll learn about several new recently launched placement options that take the stress out of placement testing for good!

Academic & Personal Support

Success in the Online Classroom

This session, presented by an SPSCC faculty member, will offer an in-depth look at the online classroom, tips to get students set up for success, and answers to your questions about our new learning environment.

Support Programs for Student of Color

August schedule coming soon |  RSVP to Attend  |  Join Zoom Meeting

Come learn about academic, financial, and community support programs for students of color. 
 
Video: Be the Bridge Discussion
Students, faculty and staff discuss a song and music video relating to struggles against racism created by SPSCC's Parfait Bassale.

Running Start

Reflections on Being a Running Start Student 

Aug. 19, 4-5 p.m. |  RSVP to Attend  |  Join Zoom Meeting

Come learn about the Running Start program, the application process, considerations for whether it's a good fit for you, and get your questions answered from a Running Start student.

The 411 on Being a Parent or Guardian of a Running Start Student

Aug. 19, 5-6 p.m. |  RSVP to Attend  |  Join Zoom Meeting

Come learn about the Running Start program, the application process, and considerations for whether it's a good fit for your student.

Paying for College

Overview of CARES Act and Emergency Relief Funding

Aug. 18, 10-11 a.m. |  RSVP to Attend  |  Join Zoom Meeting
Aug. 21, 10-11 a.m. |  RSVP to Attend  |  Join Zoom Meeting

If COVID-19 has brought on financial hardship where it is difficult to afford what you need, let alone consider (re)starting college, we have funding that can help. Learn about financial aid & scholarship options, including new ways to get the financial support you need.

Paying for College

Aug. 20, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  RSVP to Attend  |  Join Zoom Meeting
Aug. 24, 9-10 a.m. | RSVP to Attend | Join Zoom Meeting

Come learn general information about the FAFSA and WASFA--what it is, and how it will help you pay for college! We'll discuss the resources that are available to pay for tuition and educational related expenses, too. Hosted by an SPSCC Financial Aid expert.

International Students

International Student Admissions Presentation

Boundaries and borders are now more than ever so easy to cross. Start your transfer degree online at one of America’s top community colleges. Start classes online from your home country while we wait for your chance to secure a visa and join us in the United States. Meet Juana Alcala, who will introduce SPSCC, and present on the international student application process, requirements, and deadlines. One of the greatest benefits of joining our event is that you can ask questions during this live information session.

Explore SPSCC: Japanese Event

Aug. 14, 4 p.m. PST  (August 15, 8 a.m. JST) | RSVP to Attend | Join Zoom Meeting

Boundaries and borders are now more than ever so easy to cross. Start your transfer degree online at one of America’s top community colleges. Start classes online from your home country while we wait for your chance to secure a visa and join us in the United States. Meet Juana Alcala, who will introduce SPSCC, and present on the international student application process, requirements, and deadlines.  A current international student from Japan will be joining the session to share their SPSCC experience, as well one of our International Agents. This live information session will be offered in Japanese and English.

Video: Past Session - Japanese & English

Connect with Korean International Students - In English and Korean

Aug. 8, 5 p.m. PST (August 9, 9 a.m. KST) | RSVP to Attend | Join Zoom Meeting1

Connect with Chinese International Students - In Chinese and English

Aug. 14, 6 p.m PST  (August 15, 9 a.m. CST) | RSVP to Attend | Join Zoom Meeting

International Student Panel

Aug. 25, 5 p.m. PST | RSVP to Attend | Join Zoom Meeting

Whether you're new to online learning or new to SPSCC, you're probably wondering exactly what it is like to be an international student with us. Join this session to hear from current students at South Puget Sound Community College as they discuss campus jobs, classes, online learning, student life, housing and the transfer process. One of the greatest benefits of joining our event is that you can ask questions during this live session. Panelists include current international students from S. Korea, China, Japan, Dominican Republic, Turkey, Taiwan, and Vietnam.

Video: Past Session 1

Video: Past Session 2

ESL, High School Completion & Basic Skills

Adult Basic Education (ABE) and I-BEST Programs

Did you know that SPSCC offers low cost or free classes where you can build and review your skills before starting in college classes?  In this session you will learn about our English, Math, and Basic Computer classes. You will also learn how taking part in I-BEST you get the support of two teachers and how that starts you earlier in college classes.

Virtual Information Session, HS+ and GED Prep Courses at SPSCC

This session will explain the two High School Completion programs at SPSCC: High School + and GEDPrep. We will talk about the details of each program, as well as the upcoming schedule, and cost for classes.

Clipper Athletics

Meet the Coaches!

Fall Quarter Sports
Aug. 18, 2-3 p.m. |  RSVP to Attend  |  Join Zoom Meeting

Winter Quarter Sports
Aug. 19, 3-4 p.m. |  RSVP to Attend  |  Join Zoom Meeting

Introductions of all SPSCC coaches (Basketball, Men's & Women's), Volleyball (Women's), Soccer (Men's). Hear about their dual roles on campus--supporting students both on and off the court or field--and what makes SPSCC a great place to be a student-athlete!

Day in the Life of a Full-Time Student Athlete

Aug. 21, 4-5 p.m. |  RSVP to Attend  |  Join Zoom Meeting

Come meet a student athlete or two, and learn how they're balancing work, school, sports and life!

Virtual Tour of New Health & Wellness Center

Explore the Olympia Campus’ newest building—the Health & Wellness Center--guided virtually by athletics staff. Learn about our newest building construction, get a sneak peek into the new gym, fitness rooms and classrooms, hear about resources for athletes and ask questions in real time.