On Saturday, August 17, over 175 new students participated in X-Treme Saturday, an all-day one-stop event for students to complete the matriculation process and register for courses. Throughout the day, students were able to be assessed for placement, meet with a counselor, attend an orientation, see eligibility for BOG waivers and other types and financial aid and register for fall classes.
In addition, new Skyline College students participated in a Program Showcase where over 15 departments, clubs and organizations such as EOPS, TRiO, Associate Students at Skyline College and Public Safety provided information on how to further connect with the College community. Students were also introduced to the Benefits Access for College Completion Program, Financial Coaching Program and information about the Food Pantry on-campus. After the Counseling Department provided an orientation, students were entered into a raffle for giveaways such as gas cards, gift cards and a Netbook computer provided by the Skyline College Bookstore.
Many thanks to the following offices and departments for their assistance in creating a successful program: Office of the Vice President, Student Services and Instruction, Marketing, Communications and Public Relations Office, Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, Cashiers, SparkPont at Skyline College, Student Life, Counseling, Assessment and Public Safety.
The event was funded in part by the Chancellor’s Office, California Community Colleges, through a grant managed by SparkPoint at Skyline College.
Article by Nohel Corral, Dr. John Mosby, Dr. William Watson. Photos by Raul Guerra.