Ascender Events Calendar

Ascender events are held during the fall and spring semesters.

COVID-19 Updates

Events will take place online during the spring semester except for those on May 8 & 15 which will follow ACC COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

Spring 2021

Event Schedule
Location/Date & Time Activity/Event Description
Fri., Feb. 5

Ascender Motivational Conference:
Kick off your Spring semester with some motivation! At this conference, you will get to meet and listen to 3 influential speakers who will talk about challenges they've faced and ways you can stay motivated to be successful.


Mandatory for students, optional for mentors

Thurs., Feb. 11

SEXucation SEXsion
From the birds to the bees, this informative session will talk about all things sex-related to educate you. This virtual event is open to the public, and will be a safe space to get your questions answered.


Optional for students and mentors

Sat., Feb. 27
Virtual DACA Info Session
Get updates on DACA information from American Gateways. This is the opportunity to ask questions or express concerns for DACA recipients. Please register below so we can send the information for the webinar the day before.


Optional for students and mentors
Fri., Mar. 5

Ascender Scholarship Workshop
Financial Aid representatives will help students find and apply for scholarships, and students will have the opportunity to complete scholarship essays.

Mandatory for students, optional for mentors

Fri., Mar. 26

Fri., Apr. 9

Ascender Career Day
Career Services will help Ascender students build a resume, develop a cover letter, and will cover crucial information on how to have a successful job interview. Students please register here to choose one Career Day of your choice.


Mandatory for students, optional for mentors

Wed., Apr 7

Virtual Luncheon with Dr. Shasta Buchanan

Dr. Shasta Buchanan, VP of Student Affairs, wants to hear from ASCENDERS! This Virtual Lunch will be the opportunity for you to ask her questions, talk about your experiences within ACC, and be open and honest with her about anything you wish to speak about. Your voice and experience matters, so you don't want to miss out on this special event!


Apr. 24

Ascender/ACC Information Session

Learn all about Ascender! During our Zoom information session, you will receive information about the Ascender program and will receive general information from the Admissions Office and Financial Aid department. You will also be able to ask questions. For any questions or more information, contact


¡Aprende todo sobre el programa Ascender de ACC! En nuestra sesión bilingüe, recibirás información sobre el programa, y sobre los procesos de admisión y de Ayuda Financiera. También podrás hacer todas tus preguntas para inscribirte. Este evento es gratis y ¡Todos están invitados a participar!

¡Inscríbete ya!

Fri., Apr. 30

CTN Motivational Conference

Catch the Next's Transfer Motivational Conference is designed to introduce community college students to university life experiences and to motivate them to transfer to a four-year university. This conference will enable students to gain insight from university representatives and guest speakers on topics such as the admissions processes, financial aid, university transfer resources, and more.


*Optional for students and mentors to attend

Wed., May 5

Cinco de Mayo Virtual Celebration

Join Ascender, Latinx Student Union, Student Life and El Centro for a virtual celebration of Cinco de Mayo! This event will feature a community talk, a discussion about Cinco de Mayo, and Kahoot and Loteria! Winners will receive prizes

Join Zoom Meeting
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Passcode: 587329

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Passcode: 587329

For more information, contact Ashley Pesina at

Sat., May 8
10am-12pm at HLC
Sat., May 15
10am-12pm at SAC

Let's celebrate the end of the semester! Join us for a special event congratulating Ascenders finishing their first year of college, curbside style!

Students must register on the form below to receive gifts. Please register here to choose one Celebracion date of your choice.