Staff Report

Students, parents and community members who want to learn more about transferring to a four-year university will get the chance to meet with representatives from more than 40 universities at Allan Hancock College during University Transfer Day and College Night on Oct. 29.

At both events, students will have the opportunity to meet and speak with representatives from California State Universities, Universities of California and private and independent colleges and universities. University Transfer Day and College Night are free and open to the public.

University Transfer Day will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in The Commons, located at the center of the Santa Maria campus.

“Transfer Day is the perfect opportunity for Hancock students to gather information, ask questions and get answers from a variety of university representatives. It is the one time every year that we have most of our UC and CSU campuses available for students in one place, as well as many out-of-state and private universities,” said Hancock Counselor Ashley Brackett. “This is a great once-a-year opportunity, and we want our students to take advantage of it.”

College Night, which is similar to Transfer Day but focused on high school students, their parents,  and community members, will be held on the Santa Maria campus in the Joe White Memorial Gymnasium from 5-7 p.m. Attendees can enter to win a raffle, and dinner will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 4:30 p.m.

“College Night is an excellent opportunity for local high school students and their families to get more information about how they can prepare to apply and attend Allan Hancock College or a university,” said Brackett. “Even though College Night is put on mainly for our community, our local Hancock students are welcome to attend as well.”

College Night will also feature informative workshops for students, parents and community members. The “You Can Afford College” workshops will take place from 5-6 p.m. in English and from 6-7 p.m. in Spanish. These workshops will discuss the cost of attending college and how to utilize financial aid to help cover costs. The “Transfer Basics” workshops will take place from 5:30-6 p.m. in English and from 6-6:30 p.m. in Spanish. These workshops will help attendees learn about the process and requirements for transferring from a community college to a four-year institution.

For more information about both events, contact the University Transfer Center at 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3363.