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Based on the results of the recent parent survey (many thanks to those of you that responded!), parents are concerned that there are not sufficient activities on campus for student recreation and entertainment. In light of this, we want to make you aware of several resources where you and your student can find out about the wealth of campus and community events available to your student.
One of the best resources is the campus calendars. To access campus calendars, from www.pct.edu, click on calendars at the top of the page. The calendar-landing page gives you several options for calendars. Whether you are interested in academic calendar dates, athletic games, career services events, or student activities, you can view each of the calendars from this page. As you can see by visiting the page, there are plenty of opportunities for your student to get connected to on-campus events, student organizations, sporting events, and the list goes on. In addition, most events are offered for free to students and the few events that are charged for are usually offered at a discounted rate.
Another great resource for you is the Student Activities website. Student Activities houses nearly 60 student organizations including Student Government, fraternities, and professional organizations. In addition, bus trips, off-campus events, entertainment, community service, leadership opportunities, and special events are housed in the Student Activities Office. Please note that students also receive one free ticket per semester to the local Community Arts Center. Tickets available in the Spring 2012 include Merle Haggard, Jim Gaffigan, Travis Tritt, Cirque Dreams, and The Color Purple, just to name a few! Like Student Activities on Facebook to find out about all that is going on!
Penn College also hosts more than 30 intramural sports for students. Pool, football, dodgeball, table tennis and archery are just a few of the many options!
Whether your student lives off campus or on, there are resources to connect with other students. If you student lives on campus, encourage him or her to connect with his/her Resident Assistant who plans regular programs to get residents involved. If your student lives off campus, there is an organization just for them! OCHO (Off-Campus Housing Organization) focuses on events and programs specifically for students that live off campus.
If your student complains they are bored, encourage him or her to check the above resources as well as look around campus for the Student Activities Bulletin Boards which are loaded with posters advertising campus events, check out the weekly Stall Wall hung in every bathroom on campus listing that week’s events, or stop by the Student Activities Office in the Bush Campus Center to find out how they can get involved!