Campus Life

Campus Traditions and Events

Fall Fest

This annual event, held in September in the center of campus, features a different theme each year. In the past, we’ve had a Wild West Fall Fest, Caribbean Carnival, Renaissance Fair and Under the Big Top. Students are entertained with a variety of games, large inflatables, food and music.

Involvement Expo

The Fall Involvement Expo takes place at the beginning of the semester for clubs and organizations to promote events, recruit members, and showcase their student club/organization. Students should take this opportunity to network with student leaders, find their passion and sign up for many amazing student clubs/organizations. Community Partners are also invited to participate as a way of providing an opportunity to engage students about available service and volunteer opportunities.

Alcohol Awareness Week

During Alcohol Awareness Week, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of awareness and educational events, in cooperation with campus prevention partners and leaders to reinforce personal responsibility and to address alcohol and substance abuse.

Thanksgiving Adopt-A-Family

Each year since 2002, campus personnel and students come together to donate food items to be included in a Thanksgiving basket for 24 to 30 area families in need. These families are identified by various schools throughout the community. The baskets hold enough to feed each family for approximately one week. This occasion has become one of our most rewarding and cherished events.

Celebration of Lights

During this festive time of the year the college, in cooperation with area schools, identifies 24 young children from needy families. Each child will have 4 tags placed on the Christmas tree and CCC staff and students select one or more tags to purchase a Christmas gift for each child. During the celebration, the young students have a chance to visit various stations and learn about different holiday traditions from around the world. Included are a traditional American Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Three Kings Day, Boxing Day and Winter Solstice. Also included is a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus who pass out the wrapped gifts to each child. Don’t miss this truly heartwarming celebration.

Martin Luther King Jr. Service Days

Each year, the Student Activities office hosts two days of service with volunteers from the college and the community at various sites throughout the county to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The sites include local agencies, schools, assisted living facilities, soup kitchens and others. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the life of a great leader and be civically engaged in the surrounding community.

Annual American Red Cross Blood Drive

The Student Activities office coordinates and hosts the annual spring Red Cross blood drive. Members from the college community and county are encouraged to donate to this life-saving cause. Help us save a life!

Spring Fling

In anticipation of the end of the school year, Spring Fling is an annual event that occurs at the end of April. This celebration features food, music and inflatables, along with a variety of activities. Past celebrations have included a portable zip line, a rock wall, the “big baller” inflatable (much like TV’s Wipeout), and caricature artists, to name a few.

Graduation Barbecue

Held each year in cooperation with our University Partners and the Alumni Association prior to graduation practice. This event is in honor of graduating students from CCC and our University Partners. Students receive a free barbecue lunch and t-shirt, and are entertained by DJ music.