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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Laser Day? Why should I attend?

Laser Day is your introduction to academic and campus life at IVC. The one day program provides new students the chance to meet faculty in their major, connect with their peers and prepare for success during their academic journey at IVC. Don’t miss it!

2. Who should attend Laser Day?

All new students who are starting at IVC for the first time this fall semester. You must be admitted to IVC and have a valid student ID in order to register for Laser Day. Not sure if you have a student ID? Contact Admissions at 949-451-5220 or email ivcadmissions@ivc.edu.

3. How do I sign up for Laser Day?

You will need your IVC student ID number ready in order to register. Register here.

There is no cost for students to attend Laser Day.

For any questions regarding the registration process, please call 949-451-5220 or email ivcadmissions@ivc.edu.

4. What is the schedule?

Laser Day is scheduled for Wednesday, August 14 from 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. The full schedule of events can be found here​.

5. Where should I park? Do I need to pay for parking?

Complimentary parking is available in Lot 5 only. You may park in any spot not marked as "Staff" or "30 Minute Parking." 

Note: if you decide to park in another lot on campus, you will need to purchase a parking pass for $5 at one of the permit dispensers marked on the Campus Map. Please park in Lot 5 to avoid any parking charges or tickets.

6. Where is check-in?

Attendees will check-in at the Live Oak Terrace, located just behind the Performing Arts Center. Signs near Lot 5 will direct attendees where to go. You can also find the location on the Campus Map.

7. What do I need to bring with me to Laser Day?

Bring yourself, your Laser pride and excitement for your future at IVC! We will provide all the necessary materials for your day, including a light breakfast and lunch.

8. Is breakfast or lunch provided?

Yes, both breakfast and lunch are provided. If you have any dietary restrictions or questions, please notify Admissions at 949-451-5220 or email ivcadmissions@ivc.edu.

9. Do I really need to come to Laser Day?

We strongly recommend students make every effort to plan to attend Laser Day. The program has a different focuses throughout the day.

10. My parents/family members want to come with me to Laser Day – are they invited?

Parents, guardians and family members are invited to attend Laser Day. A family member track is provided for them which includes workshops on supporting students in their new college routine.

11. What if I don’t know what I want to study?

If you are unsure of your major, please choose the school that sounds most interesting to you. You will have the opportunity to learn more about your options during Laser Day.

12. How  do I know what IVC school I belong to?

Please search for your major, or area you are interested in learning more about, using the list below. Each heading includes the name of the school your major belongs to!


School of the Arts

  • Dance
  • Music
  • Speech & Forensics
  • Theatre Arts

School of Business Sciences

  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Computer Information Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Real Estate

School of Humanities

  • English
  • Film Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Journalism
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies

School of Integrated Design, Engineering, and Automation

  • Design Model Making and Rapid Prototyping
  • Drafting technology
  • Electrical Technology
  • Electronic Technology
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Laser Technology

School of Kinesiology, Health, and Athletics

  • Kinesiology
  • Adapted Kinesiology
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Fitness Professional

School of Languages and Learning Resources

  • Chinese
  • ESL and Adult ESL (AESL)
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Sign Language
  • Spanish

School of Life Sciences and Technologies

  • Biological Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Health Sciences

School of Mathematics and Computer Science

  • Computer Science
  • Design Model Making and Rapid Prototyping
  • Drafting Technology and Engineering
  • Mathematics

School of Physical Sciences and Technologies

  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry
  • Electrical Technology
  • Electronic Technology
  • Geology
  • Laser Technology (Photonics)
  • Physics

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Administrative Justice
  • Anthropology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Sustainability & Resource Management