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Calendar of Events

There’s never a shortage of things to do on campus at SCCC. For more information on how to get involved on campus, please contact the Campus Life Office at 973-300-2200.

Fall 2017 Activities:

SEPTEMBER

*Welcome Week events hosted by SGA

Tuesday, 9/5
SGA Welcome Table*:
10:50am-12:05pm, Student Center Galleria
Pick up your Student Handbook and a free treat from your Student Government Association (SGA). Lost? Stop by and SGA will help you locate your class.

Wednesday, 9/6
Make Your Own Tie-Dye T-Shirts*:
10:50am-12:05pm, Cafeteria
We’ll supply the plain white t-shirts but feel free to bring in white tank tops, leggings, etc. to dye all the colors of the rainbow.  Free, open to all.

Thursday, 9/7
Photo Booth*:
10:50am-12:05pm, Cafeteria
Start making memories with your friends and faculty members.  Free, open to all.

Thursday, 9/7
Dodgeball:
6pm-8pm, E-Building Gym
Contact Adventure Club President Jon Heater at jheater1@student.sussex.edu for sign-up details.

Friday, 9/8
Student Tickets ($20) on Sale for the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens trip on 9/29. Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar’s window.

Monday, 9/11
Tiki Bar*:
10:50am-12:05pm, Student Center Galleria
Enjoy fresh fruit smoothies. Free, open to all.

Tuesday, 9/12
Mentorship Luncheon:
10:50am-12:05pm, Student Center Dining Room
Why should you have a mentor at Sussex? Let Professor Melanie Arpaio explain. Lunch included.  Free but RSVP required by 9/11 to vvanbeek@sussex.edu

Wednesday, 9/13
Veterans Chat & Chew:
12:15am-1:30pm, SC Theater
Meet our student veterans and our new Veterans Coordinator, Jonathan Finocchario.

Thursday, 9/14
Club Advisors & Presidents Luncheon:
10:50am-12:05pm, Student Center Dining Room
By invitation only for Club Advisors and their student Presidents.  Lunch included.

Friday, 9/15
Staff/faculty ($25) and community ($35) tickets on sale for the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens trip on 9/29.  Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar’s window.

Friday, 9/15
Student tickets ($60) on sale for 10/21 Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Ellis Island. Inclusive of round trip charter bus transportation, ferry ticket and private tour.  Bring your own lunch.  Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar’s window.

Monday, 9/18
Know Your Constitution:
10:50am-12:05pm, Student Center Galleria
Celebrate Constitution Day by answering a question about our Constitution and receive your choice of political pin.  Free, open to all.

Tuesday, 9/19
Sign Up for Habitat for Humanity:
Volunteer on Friday, October 6th with this national nonprofit that builds houses for families in need.  Limited to 10 students. Transportation and lunch included. RSVP to by 10/2.

Tuesday, 9/20
Impact Teen Drivers:
10:50am-12:05pm, SC Theater
Answer the question “What do you consider lethal?” when behind the wheel. Hosted in partnership with The Center for Prevention.

Thursday, 9/21
Welcome Picnic & Meet-the-Clubs:
11am-1pm, By the Gazebo between C, B and D Buildings
Meet over 30 different student clubs and organizations. Free BBQ lunch for all!

Friday, 9/22
Leadership Training:
9am-11am, SC Theater
Start the year off right by brushing up your leadership skills.  This unique morning workshop focuses on interactive, fun skills-building and it looks great on your resume.  Hosted in partnership with The Center for Prevention.  Lunch included.  Free but RSVP required by 9/19 to vvanbeek@sussex.edu

Friday, 9/22
TIPS University Training:
12pm-2:30pm, SC Theater
Whether or not you choose to drink, at some point in your college career you’ll face situations where alcohol is being consumed.  Learn how to respond to alcohol-related incidents; how to protect your friends and intercede to keep everyone safe.  At the conclusion of this afternoon workshop, you will be TIPS-certified.  Great training for future bartenders.  Hosted in partnership with The Center for Prevention.  Lunch included (at 11am).  Free but RSVP required by 9/19 to vvanbeek@sussex.edu

Friday, 9/22
“Cash in the Attic”: How to Win Big at Auctions:
1pm-2:30pm, Performing Arts Center
Get tips from a real life auctioneer and try your hand at bidding at auction – fake money and real prizes are provided at this interactive presentation. Hosted by the Senior Life Center at SCCC.

Tuesday, 9/26
Open Mic:
3pm-4:20pm, SC Theater
Bring your poetry, short stories, songs or stand-up.  Piano is provided. Hosted by Professor Michael Hughes.  Free, open to all.

Wednesday, 9/27
Meet Your Administration:
10:50am-12:05pm, SC Theater
Meet the executive leadership at SCCC at this monthly drop-in chat session.

Thursday, 9/28
What is Consent?:
10:50am-12:05pm, SC Theater
Play the Sex Ed Trivia Game. Test your knowledge about consent, STI’s, contraceptive devices, and the services available in your community. Free condoms. Hosted in partnership with Planned Parenthood of NJ.  Free, open to all.

Thursday, 9/28
Mu Alpha Theta Meeting:
10:50am-12:05pm, Student Center Dining Room
Interested in joining the mathematics honor society? Hosted by Professor Mary DeHart. Free, open to all.

Friday, 9/29
Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Trip:
Ticket holders only meet at the Upper Parking Lot at 7:45am. The bus leaves at 8am sharp.

Friday, 9/29
Student tickets ($20) on sale for the 11/18 trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC. Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar’s window.

OCTOBER

Sunday, 10/1
Skylander 5K:
Register by 7:30 am, Races starts at 9 am, SCCC Campus

Tuesday, 10/3
Blood Drive:
10am-7:30pm, SC Theater
Give the gift of life by donating blood today.  Hosted in partnership with the NY/NJ Blood Center.  Free snacks, open to all.

Thursday, 10/5
Open SGA Meeting:
10:50am-12:05pm, SC Theater
Meet your new Student Government officers. Learn how to use Parliamentary Procedure (“Robert’s Rules”) to conduct your club meetings. Free lunch. Open to all.

Friday, 10/6
Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Trip:
Approved students meet behind E-Building at 7:30am. The van leaves at 7:45am sharp.

Friday, 10/6
Staff/Faculty tickets ($70) and Community tickets ($90) on sale for 10/21 Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Ellis Island. Inclusive of roundtrip charter bus transportation, ferry ticket and private tour.  Bring your own lunch. Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar’s window.

Friday, 10/6
Basic Car Repair:
2pm-4pm. R-Building
Know how to change your tire? Can you jumpstart your car? There are no stupid questions! Learn basic car repair with Instructor Jason Fruge. Limited to 12 students. Free but RSVP required by 10/2 to Campus Life Office

Monday, 10/9
Film Screening: The Hunting Ground:
10:50am-12:05pm, SC Theater
Join us for a screening of the acclaimed documentary The Hunting Ground about campus sexual assault. Hosted in partnership with the Department of Social Science and the SCCC Anti-Violence Project. Free, open to all.

Wednesday, 10/11
Panel Discussion: The Hunting Ground:
10:50am-12:05pm, SC Theater
Unpack what you learned watching The Hunting Ground with College administrators, counselors and community partners. Hosted in partnership with the Department of Social Science and the SCCC Anti-Violence Project. Free, open to all.

Wednesday, 10/11
Stress Relief with Dr. Eric:
10:50am-12:05pm, Student Center Dining Room
Sparta Chiropractic and Wellness Center returns with more stress relief tips, just in time for mid-terms. Free, open to all.

Thursday, 10/12
College Novel Lecture:
10:50am-12:05pm, SC Theater
Hosted by Professor Mary Thompson.  Free popcorn; open to all.

Monday 10/16-19
Adult Coloring:
10:50am-12:05pm, Student Center Galleria
Relieve mid-term stress with a few minutes of calming coloring. Daily this week.  Free, open to all.

Tuesday, 10/17
Meet Your Administration:
10:50am-12:05pm, SC Theater
Meet the executive leadership at SCCC at this monthly drop-in chat session.

Wednesday, 10/18
Modern Love:
10:50am-12:05pm, SC Theater
Learn about how healthy relationships in the age of social media. Outercourse, polyamory and other hot topics will be explored. You may submit anonymous questions. Hosted in partnership with Planned Parenthood of NJ.  Free, open to all.

Friday, 10/20
Staff/Faculty/Community tickets ($25) on sale for the 11/18 trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC. Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar’s window.

Saturday, 10/21
Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Ellis Island:
8am-3:30pm. Ticket holders only meet at the Upper Parking Lot at 7:45am; bus leaves at 8am sharp.  Bring a packed lunch.

Tuesday, 10/24
Health Fair:
10am-2pm, Student Center Galleria
Meet our Health Sciences Department; play interactive health-related games with their students. Free, open to all.

Wednesday, 10/25
Open Mic:
3pm-4:20pm, SC Theater
Bring your poetry, short stories, songs or stand-up.  Piano is provided. Hosted by Professor Michael Hughes.  Free, open to all.

Thursday, 10/26
Laser Tag:
10am-2pm, SC Theater
Back by popular demand. Test your reaction time against friends and foes. Free, open to all.

Friday, 10/27
Haunted Hayride:
7pm-9pm, Cafeteria and Galleria
Join community families for a theatrically scary hayride through the back woods of SCCC.  Carnival booths and candy for children.  Hosted by SGA and SCCC Student Clubs.  Free, open to all.

Friday, 10/27
The Truth Behind the Story: Jack the Ripper:
1pm-2:30pm, Performing Arts Center
Author Dr. Mark Vogel is an expert on Jack the Ripper theories and will present his research at this perfectly-timed-for-Halloween lecture presentation and book signing.  Hosted in partnership with The Senior Life Center at SCCC.  Free, open to all.

Tuesday, 10/31
Halloween Costume Contest:
10:50am-12:05pm, Cafeteria
Big prizes go to the best costumes, to be decided by audience applause. Hosted by SGA.  Free, open to all.

NOVEMBER

Wednesday, 11/1
#RelationshipGoals:
10:50am-12:05pm, SC Theater
How do you know if he/she/they are right for you? What are your personal values when it comes to sex and relationships? Explore these questions while learning about your own rights and reproductive rights history. You may submit anonymous questions. Hosted in partnership with Planned Parenthood of NJ.  Free, open to all.

Thursday, 11/2
Open SGA Meeting:
10:50am-12:05pm, SC Theater
Talk to your student representatives and conduct club business. All clubs must send 1 representative. Free lunch. Open to all.

Friday, 11/3
Student tickets ($70) on sale for our 12/8 Broadway trip to see the legendary Phantom of the Opera.  Tickets include roundtrip charter bus transportation from SCCC and the show ticket.  Tickets sell out fast; first come, first served.  Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar’s window.

Monday, 11/6
Resume Writing & Job Search Tips:
10:50am-12:05pm, B107
Brush up your resume to get the job you want.  Hosted by Counselor Kathi Gallichio.  Free, open to all.

Wednesday, 11/8
Bystander Training:
10:50am-12:05pm, SC Theater
Learn how to safely intervene and de-escalate potentially dangerous situations.  Hosted in partnership with DASI.  Free, open to all.

Thursday, 11/9
Turkey Bowl:
10:50am-12:05pm, Connor Green
Annual flag football tournament hosted by SGA in partnership with the Athletics Department.  The winning team gets to take on a staff/faculty team.  Stop by the SGA Office in D-Building to sign up as an individual or a team.  Free, open to all.

Monday, 11/13
Golden Wish Tree 2017:
Purchase a holiday gift for a local senior citizen in need. Their wishes are located on the tree in the Galleria. All gifts must be turned into the Office of Campus Life (D105a) by Friday, 12/15.

Monday, 11/13
Meet Your Administration:
10:50am-12:05pm, SC Theater
Meet the executive leadership at SCCC at this monthly drop-in chat session.

Wednesday, 11/15
Open Mic:
3pm-4:20pm, SC Theater
Bring your poetry, short stories, songs or stand-up.  Piano is provided. Hosted by Professor Michael Hughes.  Free, open to all.

Friday, 11/17
Staff/faculty tickets ($75) and Community tickets ($80) on sale for the 12/8 Broadway trip to see Phantom of the Opera.  Tickets include roundtrip charter bus transportation from SCCC and the show ticket.  Tickets sell out fast; first come, first served.  Tickets can be purchased at the Bursar’s window.

Saturday, 11/18
NYC Trip: The Metropolitan Museum of Art:
Ticket holders only meet at the Upper Parking Lot at 8:15am; the bus leaves at 8:30am sharp.  Will return to SCCC by 4:30-5pm.  Chaperoned by Professor Michael Hughes.

Monday, 11/27
Spring Ambassador Applications Available:
Office of Campus Life, D105a
Looking to grow your leadership skills, meet new people and represent SCCC?  Need help with tuition? Apply to be a Student Ambassador and we’ll make it happen. Applications are due Monday, 12/11.

Thursday, 11/31
World AIDS Day:
10am-2pm, Reflect on the strides made against HIV/AIDS.  Free, confidential HIV/STI testing conducted in partnership with Zufall Health Center – look for their mobile unit outside D-Building.  First come, first served.

DECEMBER

Thursday, 12/7
Open SGA Meeting:
10:50am-12:05pm, SC Theater
Talk to your student representatives and conduct club business. All clubs must send 1 representative. Free lunch. Open to all.

Friday, 12/8
Spring Ambassador Applications Due:
Office of Campus Life, D105a. Interviews will be conducted during the week of December 18th.

Friday, 12/8
NYC Trip:  The Phantom of the Opera:
Ticket holders only meet at the Upper Parking Lot.

Monday 12/11-15
Adult Coloring:
10:50am-12:05pm, Student Center Galleria
Relieve finals stress with a few minutes of calming coloring. Daily this week.  Free, open to all.

Thursday, 12/14
SGA’s Holiday Party:
10:50am-12:05pm, Cafeteria
Holiday music, treats, games and prizes. Stay tuned for the annual Ugly Sweater Contest. Hosted by SGA.  Free, open to all.

Thursday, 12/14
Open Mic:
3pm-4:20pm, SC Theater
Bring your poetry, short stories, songs or stand-up.  Piano is provided. Hosted by Professor Michael Hughes.  Free, open to all.

Friday, 12/15
Golden Wish Tree 2017: Deadline for drop-off of gifts at the Office of Campus Life, D105a.