SPC Week kicked off Monday, March 18, with students touring the St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus and applying without paying an application fee.
The college’s week of enrollment events runs through Thursday, March 21, at five different campuses – St. Petersburg/Gibbs, Clearwater, Tarpon Springs, Downtown and Seminole. SPC’s $40 application is waived for students who apply at an event. The events run from 2 until 7 p.m.
Students will get a flavor of each campus location through tours and question and answer sessions with employees as well as a chance to see the various clubs and programs offered at each campus. Some campuses also have planned themed events and will be offering attendees chances to win Barnes & Noble gift cards.
On Tuesday, the Clearwater Campus will hold a Campus Expo at the new Ethics and Social Sciences building and offer refreshments at The Hard Drive Cafe.
SPC Week Events:
SPC Week participants should bring these items with them to apply for financial aid and/or get in-state tuition rates.
Two campuses will be holding events on Wednesday. Tarpon Springs will host a scavenger hunt tour with a pirate theme while SPC Downtown will offer a campus tour at its location in the heart of St. Petersburg. Both campuses will be holding gift card drawings.
SPC Week wraps up on Thursday at the Seminole Campus. Tours will include the state-of-the-art Digitorium and information about new construction coming later this year. Participants can meet with academic chairs from programs such as Entrepreneurship, Digital Arts, Media & Interactive Web Design, Environmental Science Technology, Hospitality & Tourism Management and Public Policy and Administration.
The Tampa Bay Times previewed SPC Week. “Would-be students can apply to St. Petersburg College without paying that pesky $40 application fee next week, but of course, there’s a catch: Applicants must attend one of four open house events at campuses throughout Pinellas County,” the newspaper reported.