Events Calendar

Ascender events are held during the fall and spring semesters.

Fall 2019

Location
Date & Time
Event Description
HBC room 217
Thursday August 22,
4pm- 7pm

*All alumni students are invited
Te aventaste! Alumni Reunion

You did it! We want to celebrate YOU and all of your successes! Come join us at this alumni reunion (All Ascender and Puente past students are invited to participate), whether it be you completed Ascender, transfer to a university or you want to share with us your most recent accomplishments. If you are still a student or if you took a break (life happens!) you are welcome to attend, we will be ready to answer all of your questions about transfer and all of the doubts you might have about college.

HLC room 2104
Friday August 16,
12pm – 2pm

Hays room 1211
Monday August 19, 12:00 pm -2pm

SAC room 1312
Tuesday August 20,
12 pm- 2pm

RVS room 9136
Friday August 23,  
12pm -2:00pm


*Mandatory event for Mentors

Mentor Orientation

Training and valuable information for mentors. In this session, mentors will understand their role, and how to manage the time commitment to their students.
Professional Development (1.5 hrs.) provided.
HBC/HLC
Tuesday August 27th 10:30 am
HLC 2209
Wednesday August 28th 12 pm,
HBC 220

HYS
Tuesday August 27th 9:00 am
room 1314

Thursday August 29th 3:00pm
room 1301

RVS
Monday August 26th 10:30 am
room 9112

Thursday August 29th
9 am room 9116

SAC
Tuesday August 27th
12 pm room 1137

Tuesday August 27th 1:30 pm room 1137

*Mandatory for students only

Student Orientation during EDUC 1300 class.

Students will learn the objectives and expectations of the program. They will learn how to manage their time with their mentor, and develop a meaningful relationship. They will also get information on the events from the Club and the Ascender program. Snacks provided.
HAYS room 1319
Friday, September 13
12 pm - 2pm

RVS Bldg. E, room 7004
Friday, September 20
12pm - 2pm

SAC room 1130
Friday, September 13 12pm - 2pm

HLC room 2209
Friday, September 27
12pm - 2pm

*Mandatory event for all students and Mentors in 2019-2020 cohorts to attend.
Mentor and Mentee matching

In this activity Mentors will be introduced their students, they will plan on ways to meet and during the semester, they will find things in common and do the dynamic activities to break the ice.

*2 hours, mandatory for Mentor and Mentees.
EVC room 8500
Monday, September 16
12pm – 1pm

*Optional event for current students. Check with instructor about extra credit points

ACC honors Hispanic heritage at 16 de Septiembre

Celebrate Texas first Independence day at EVC Campus room 8500

Contact Info:
Office of Community Engagement
Samantha Zavala
szavala@austincc.edu
512-223-7630
HAYS room 1319
Friday October 4
3pm -5pm

RVS and HLC cohorts
@EVC room 8500
Wed.October 9,
6pm - 8:30pm

SAC room 1130
Thursday, October 10
6pm -8 pm


*Mandatory event for all students and Mentors in 2019-2020 cohorts to attend.
*2 Family members per student.
Noche de Familia/Family Night

Parents will learn about the bases of the Ascender program. Students will have dinner with their families, and will introduce their mentor to them. (2 hours).
Tour
Prairie View and College Station
Friday, October 11
6:30am-6pm


*Optional event for all students in 2018-2019 cohorts to attend. Students only
University Tours

As part of the transfer experience, students will tour different Colleges campuses they will have an admission session, enjoy lunch at the cafeteria and receive valuable information on how to plan a transfer to a 4-year institution.

Register Here
Tour
Texas State University and Saint Edward's University
Friday, Nov. 15
 8:00 am - 5pm
Registration coming soon

*Mandatory event for all students in 2019-2020 cohorts to attend. Students only

University Tours

As part of the transfer experience, students will tour different Colleges campuses they will have an admission session, enjoy lunch at the cafeteria and receive valuable information on how to plan a transfer to a 4-year institution.
Viva la Vida Fest
Sat., Oct. 26, 12pm-6pm

100-200 block E. 4th St., Austin, 78701

*Optional event for current students.

REGISTER HERE
“Altar de Muertos” HBC, HAYS, RVS and SAC and Halloween party.

Students will participate on Día de los Muertos activity, building an altar, and sending messages to family or friends who pass away.

They will also have a Halloween activity from the club. Details pending.

Ascender students have the option to participate in the annual Mexic-Arte Museum’s Viva de la Vida Fest. This is Austin’s longest-running parade honoring Dia de los Muertos. Activities include participating in the parade, visiting various booths with local artists and vendors, live music, and more!
HBC/HLC
Tuesday Dec. 3
3 pm HLC 2405

Wednesday Dec. 4
12:00 pm HBC 220

HYS
Tuesday Dec. 10
9:00 am room 1314

Thursday Dec. 12
3:00 pm room 1301

RVS
Monday Dec. 2
10:30 am room 9112

Thursday Dec. 12
9:00 am room 9116

SAC
Tuesday Dec. 10
12:00 pm room 1137

Tuesday Dec. 10
1:30 pm room 1137

*Mandatory event for all students in 2019-2020.
(Optional for Mentors)
Christmas Celebration

During their EDUC 1300 class, students will reflect on their best achievements and will plan on how to improve and make adjustments for the Spring Semester.
Students will enjoy Christmas cookies, chocolate and exchange gifts. We will also have prizes for the winner of the “Ugliest Christmas Sweater Contest”.

*Mentors can participate but it is not mandatory.