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Laser Week 2016

Join us August 8-11, 2016 for Laser Week! This week is designed to set up first-time college students to be successful. Learn about IVC’s academic programs, campus resources and campus life while connecting with faculty.

Each day includes:

  • Continental breakfast
  • Workshops
  • Lunch
  • Lawn games
  • Daily prize drawings for Bookstore gift cards, tablets, and tickets to theme parks and movies

Events start at 8:30 am and the day ends at 3:30 pm, with a campus tour. Register here.

Click here for a campus map.​

  • August 8
  • August 9
  • August 10
  • August 11
  • August 8
    • Check-in and Breakfast

      8:15am-8:50am | PAC Lobby
      A continental breakfast will be provided as students check in for the day.

      Welcome Featured Speaker

      9:00am-9:50am | PAC
      Dr. Glenn Roquemore, IVC president, and Dr. Bob Bramucci, vice chancellor, technology and learning services, welcome students to the day's sessions.

      College 101

      10:00am-11:30am | BSTIC 104
      Learn about the differences between high school and college, including what the instructor expects, tips and tricks for getting good grades, how to make a meaningful connection with an instructor, and what a course syllabus is and why it is important.

      Healthy Choices

      10:00am-11:30am | BSTIC 118
      This class will explore how a new college student can stay healthy, make good choices and access health care.

      MOIM: Mentoring Our Incoming Members.

      10:00am-11:30am | BSTIC 101
      MOIM in the Korean language means "gathering." Our MOIM is an ELEVATE AAPI @ IVC sponsored Difference Education Intervention gathering. Come hear the stories from some of IVC's Asian American and Pacific Islander students. Their narratives will expose some obstacles they faced as first-year students and offer recommendations to have a rewarding experience at IVC.

      Lunch: Aztec Cultural Celebration

      11:30am-12:50pm | Live Oak Terraces
      Kalpulli Tialtekuhtil Danza Azteca celebrates Aztec culture during the lunch time activities. Join us for tacos and more.

      Overcome math anxiety and pass your math class

      1:00pm-1:50pm | BSTIC 116
      Math anxiety is a complex problem affecting many community college students. This program will help you better understand where your math anxiety comes from and how you can overcome it. You will learn simple study strategies and test-taking techniques to help reduce that feeling of panic and “freezing up” during math exams, as well as how to organize your time and study effectively to successfully pass your math class.

      Transfer Center Services

      1:00pm-1:50pm | BSTIC 104
      The Welcome to the Transfer Center workshop will inform students and parents about the resources and opportunities available through the Transfer Center. Participants will learn how to prepare and apply to the CSUs, UCs, private and/or out of state universities or colleges. In addition, information will be provide on general education options, transfer tips, transfer guarantees (TAGS), and useful transfer related websites for students and parents.

      Career and Major Possibilities

      1:00pm-1:50pm | BSTIC 219
      Learn what careers are available for majors in Chinese, French, Japanese, Spanish or ASL.

      Career and Major Possibilities

      1:00pm-1:50pm | A 208
      Learn what careers are available in geography and environmental sustainability programs.

      Academic Integrity

      2:00pm-2:50pm | BSTIC 120
      Learn about the academic skills required to be a successful college student. What are IVC's expectations for academic integrity?

      IVC Bookstore

      2:00pm-2:50pm | BSTIC 219
      No joke, text books are expensive. What kind of text book is right for you? What are the pros and cons of buying versus renting? What about selling back at the of the semester? Learn about the services and the benefits of buying from the IVC Bookstore.

      Student Life

      2:00pm-2:50pm | BSTIC 104
      Students who participate in Student Life are more successful. Learn about the Student Life activities at IVC.

      Closing session and opportunity drawing

      2:50pm-3:30pm | Live Oak Terraces
      Finish up the day with an opportunity drawing.

  • August 9
    • Check-in and Breakfast

      8:15am-8:50am | PAC Lobby
      A continental breakfast will be provided as students check in for the day.

      Welcome Featured Speaker

      9:00am-9:50am | PAC
      Dr. Linda Fontanilla, vice president for student services, welcomes students to the day's sessions.

      College 101

      10:00am-11:30am | BSTIC 104
      Learn about the differences between high school and college, including what the instructor expects, tips and tricks for getting good grades, how to make a meaningful connection with an instructor, and what a course syllabus is and why it is important.

      Jump into Languages: Chinese, French, Sign and Spanish at Your Fingertips

      10:00am-11:30am | A 213
      Let IVC language professors show you the fun in language learning. Hands-on mini lessons in various languages.

      What is EOPS?

      10:00am-11:30am | BSTIC 219
      EOPS is a state-funded program for students who are financially and educationally disadvantaged. At IVC, EOPS works to help students succeed by providing educational opportunities, encouragement, and support services. We are committed to assisting our students in realizing their potential.

      MOIM: Mentoring Our Incoming Members

      10:00am-11:30am | BSTIC 101
      MOIM in the Korean language means "gathering." Our MOIM is an ELEVATE AAPI @ IVC sponsored Difference Education Intervention gathering. Come hear the stories from some of IVC's Asian American and Pacific Islander students. Their narratives will expose some obstacles they faced as first-year students and offer recommendations to have a rewarding experience at IVC.

      Lunch: Polynesian Cultural Celebration

      11:30am-12:50pm | Live Oak Terraces
      Tausala Polynesia takes us to the many islands of Polynesia.

      Cultivate a Growth Mindset to succeed at IVC!

      1:00pm-1:50pm | BSTIC 120
      Learn about the Growth Mindset vs. a Fixed Mindset and neuroplasticity. This workshop will teach you how to use Intelligent Practice to help you succeed at IVC.

      Paying for College at IVC

      1:00pm-1:50pm | BSTIC 103
      The Financial Aid Office will discuss how to access resources, including applying for financial aid, maintaining eligibility, and transitioning to four-year institutions.

      Career and Major Possibilities

      1:00pm-1:50pm | BSTIC 116
      Undecided on a major? Learn what careers are available with a major in History, Gender Studies or Humanities.

      Be a successful STEM student!

      2:00pm-2:50pm | BSTIC 120
      Are you majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM)? If so, learn what it takes to be a successful STEM student. Participants will learn useful tips and strategies in addition to information on STEM internships, research opportunities, and scholarships.

      Effective Academic Study Skills

      2:00pm-2:50pm | BSTIC 104
      Assist students in developing effective academic study skills and critical thinking strategies necessary to reach their educational goals.

      Who's an Entrepreneur? Learning to Start your Own Business

      2:00pm-2:50pm | BSTIC 103
      Understanding an entrepreneurial mindset and the classes offered in the entrepreneurship program can lead you down the path of starting your own business.

      Closing session and opportunity drawing

      2:50pm-3:30pm | Live Oak Terraces
      Finish up the day with an opportunity drawing.

  • August 10
    • Check-in and Breakfast

      8:15am-8:50am | PAC Lobby
      A continental breakfast will be provided as students check in for the day.

      Welcome Featured Speaker

      9:00am-9:50am | PAC
      T.J. Prendergast, a South Orange County Community College District trustee and teacher at Bechman High School, welcomes students to the day's sessions.

      College 101

      10:00am-11:30am | BSTIC 104
      Learn about the differences between high school and college, including what the instructor expects, tips and tricks for getting good grades, how to make a meaningful connection with an instructor, and what a course syllabus is and why it is important.

      Tools for Success in Your College Writing Class

      10:00am-11:30am | BSTIC 103
      This workshop addresses the challenges of college writing, from WR399-WR1, at IVC. Two faculty members from the English Department will discuss a few key strategies for reading and writing that you can use in any of these courses to help you think critically about readings and write stronger essays. There will also be time to ask questions about college writing.

      Clubs and Co-curricular Opportunities

      10:00am-11:30am | BSTIC 118
      IVC knows learning also happens outside the classroom. Universities and employers look beyond a GPA to see what experiences you have beyond the classroom. This session will explains the club and co-curricular opportunities available to expand your academic resume.

      MOIM: Mentoring Our Incoming Members

      10:00am-11:30am | BSTIC 101
      MOIM in the Korean language means "gathering." Our MOIM is an ELEVATE AAPI @ IVC sponsored Difference Education Intervention gathering. Come hear the stories from some of IVC's Asian American and Pacific Islander students. Their narratives will expose some obstacles they faced as first-year students and offer recommendations to have a rewarding experience at IVC.

      Lunch: African Cultural Celebration

      11:30am-12:50pm | SSC Quad
      Sound Connected celebrates West African culture with music. Join us for barbecue chicken, salads and baked beans.

      The College Trifecta: Internships, CWE Courses, and the IVC Career Center

      1:00pm-1:50pm | BSTIC 116
      This workshops will go over the resources available at the Career Center and how to use them. Additionally, a faculty member from the School of Business Sciences will discuss Cooperative Work Experience opportunities and how to get internship experience while also receiving college credit.

      Dates and Deadline

      1:00pm-1:50pm | BSTIC 219
      Learn how to avoid enrollment woes. College students are expected to add classes, drop and be eligible for a refund of fees, drop without a W, withdraw with a W, (what does a W mean?), and select grading option by very specific deadlines. What are these deadlines? Where can they be found? Missing a deadline requires a painful petitioning process with no guarantee that an exception will be granted.

      Career and Major Possibilities

      1:00pm-1:50pm | BSTIC 104
      Undecided on a major, but like math? Find out more about potential careers with a major in applied and pure math, engineering and applied sciences, including computer sciences and programming.

      Transfer Options

      2:00pm-2:50pm | BSTIC 104
      Learn how to transfer and graduate in a timely manner to the university of your choice. Detailed information will be provided to participants about transfer options, requirements, guarantees, deadlines, and GPA recommendations. Students will walk away with strategies to maximize their transfer opportunity at IVC and to the universities of their choice.

      New Student Printing Solution at IVC

      2:00pm-2:50pm | LIB 101
      Learn the benefits of the new printing solution, including duplex, color, cloud printing from any device or location, payment options and more.

      How to find scholarships?

      2:00pm-2:50pm | BSTIC 120
      Financing you college education can be confusing and tricky. This workshop will help you understand the difference between scholarships and grants, how to find scholarships for which you may qualify (not all are need based).

      Career and Major Possibilities

      2:00pm-2:50pm | BSTIC 104
      Undecided on a major, but like political science? Learn about potential careers with a major in political science. There are more than you think.

      Closing session and opportunity drawing

      2:50pm-3:30pm | SSC Quad
      Finish up the day with an opportunity drawing.

  • August 11
    • Check-in and Breakfast

      8:15am-8:50am | PAC Lobby
      A continental breakfast will be provided as students check in for the day.

      Welcome Featured Speaker

      9:00am-9:50am | PAC
      Rebecca Beck, an ESL instructor named the 2016 Full-time Professor of the Year, welcomes students to the day's sessions.

      College 101

      10:00am-11:30am | BSTIC 104
      Learn about the differences between high school and college, including what the instructor expects, tips and tricks for getting good grades, how to make a meaningful connection with an instructor, and what a course syllabus is and why it is important

      Cultural Competency

      10:00am-11:30am | BSTIC 202
      IVC has a richly diverse student body. Understanding and respecting different cultures is an important part of student life. In this session learn about different cultures.

      Safety and Police Services at IVC

      10:00am-11:30am | BSTIC 219
      Learn about the IVC Police Department and the services it provides. IVC is a very safe campus, but what should you do in the event of an active shooter? What is the Cleary Act and why should you care? Learn about the See Something, Say Something campaign.

      Lunch: Middle Eastern Cultural Celebration

      11:30am-12:50pm | SSC Quad
      The Belly Twins bring traditional Middle Eastern dancing to our lunch time activities. Join us for kebab, rice, salads and traditional bread.

      Stress management

      1:00pm-1:50pm | BSTIC 120
      Stress is normal part of college life but IVC can help. Let our experienced, creative counselors introduce you to stress management tools such as meditation, and creative arts and horticulture activities. Get a taste of what fun and relaxing workshops will be offered through the Counseling Department to help you get through your busy first year of college.

      The Balancing Act

      1:00pm-1:50pm | BSTIC 116
      Balancing school, work, family and friends can make you feel like a circus performer carefully walking a tightrope. If you lean too far one way, you're bound to fall. But following a few important principles of life balance can keep you from falling head first.

      Career and Major Possibilities

      1:00pm-1:50pm | BSTIC 104
      Undecided on a major, but like numbers? Learn what careers are available for accounting majors.

      Title IX and Affirmative Consent

      2:00pm-2:50pm | BSTIC 103
      Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination and provides specific protections. California law requires affirmative consent before engaging in sexual behavior. In this session learn what should you do if you believe you have been discriminated against or have been sexual assaulted. This session also addresses preventing assault and the academic and criminal consequence of sexual misconduct.

      Career and Major Possibilities

      2:00pm-2:50pm | BSTIC 120
      Undecided on a major, but like biology? Learn what careers are available for biology and anatomy majors.

      Cite Right

      2:00pm-2:50pm | LIB 101
      Stressed about doing citations? Think it is going to take longer than writing the paper? Don’t understand why you even need to do them? You have to do citations for your research paper and the library can help.

      Closing session and opportunity drawing

      2:50pm-3:30pm | SSC Quad
      Finish up the day with an opportunity drawing.

Contact

T:  949-451-5220
E: ivcadmissions@ivc.edu
O: Student Services Center

Department Hours

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​Tuesday: ​ 9am - 6pm
​Wednesday: ​ 9am - 6pm
​Thursday:  9am - 6pm
​Friday:  9am - 12pm (Noon)
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