ARC prepares to welcome old and new students alike


A student greets incoming students during “Welcome Day,” at American River College. (File Photo)

Hannah Yates

American River College will host “Welcome Day,” for new and returning students today in the Student Center Quad.

Any students who have been wanting to familiarize themselves with the campus are urged to participate.

The purpose of “Welcome Day,” is to give students the chance to see all of what the college has to offer, with booths and speakers giving information about resources on campus.

It will be taking place outside of the Student Center as well as inside of its lower level, the bookstore and library.

The recurring event is held by ARC’s Center for Leadership and Development populated by the college’s departments, vendors, community organizations, campus clubs all available to attendees.

Juan Blanco, supervisor at the Center, says he expects a better turnout of ARC departments than last year.

“We have our college departments that are going to be out there providing information, resources, and opportunities for students,” Blanco said. “This year we have more campus departments than previous years, which is always a plus to see the college community supporting our students during Welcome Day.”

A selection of community business owners will be offering demonstrations and products to guests alongside campus clubs and vendors.

“This year we have student entrepreneurs. These are students that have their own businesses. Like any vendor, they’ll be on campus selling or demonstrating their product to the campus community,” Blanco said.

“It’s something new, and we love to encourage student entrepreneurship on campus,” he added.
Student clubs will be available from 10  a.m. to 2 p.m.
Attending departments, community organizations, and information about health and wellness programs will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and merchandise vendors will present from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.