First Year Experience Family Night & Arrival Survival


First Year Experience Family Night

Calling all FIRST YEAR students at Ventura College and their families to join us for our First Year Experience Family Night to learn how or program supports students in their first year of college. There are two sessions to choose from, in both English and Spanish. Please register in advance.

Family Night


In Person Session:  Tuesday, July 18- 5:30PM-6:30PM at the FYE Center ( CSC) at VC Main Campus

Online Session:  Wednesday, July 19- 5:30PM-6:30PM Via Zoom



Arrival Survival 

Arrival Survival 2023

Students who apply to the First Year Experience program will be invited to the FYE center to learn tips on how to navigate their first few months of Ventura College.  They will also be introduced to the many resources on campus, meet staff and other students and get to know more about what VC has to offer.

Tuesday, July 25                Society & Education

Wednesday, July 26         Business

Thursday, July 27               Science & Technology

Tuesday, August 1             Arts, Language & Communication

Wednesday, August 2     Health & Wellness

Thursday, August 3          Exploratory


Monthly Events


September 2023

4-Fri:  10:00am Career/Major Exploration

5-Tue:  5:30pm Canvas & Portal Tips

13- Wed: 11am Financial Basics

21-Thurs:  2pm Time Management

30-Sat: Tailgate VC Football Game

October 2023

6-Fri: 10am Career/Major Exploration

10-Tue: 3pm VC Resources

11-Wed:  11am Financial Basics

31-Tue: ASVC/FYE Spooktacular

November 2023

22-Wed: 12pm FYE Friendsgiving (FYE Center)

December 2023

13-Wed: Destress Cookie Decorating

January 2024

12-Fri: USC University Tour

February 2024

9-Fri:  Prep for 2nd year

13-Tues:  Vision Boards

21-Wed: CSUN University Tour

21-Wed:  Financial Basics

27-Tues:  Transferring to UC

March 2024

15-Fri:  CLU University Tour

22-Fri: Prep for 2nd year

27-Wed:  Transferring to CSU

April 2024

4-Tues: Vision Boards

10-Wed:  Financial Basics

13-Sat:  UCSB University Tour