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February

Feb

13


8:00 am

SBCC CLOSED

SBCC CLOSED

In honor of President Abraham Lincoln's birthday, SBCC will be closed on Friday, February 13, 2015. There will be no classes held, and all administrative offices will be closed.

Many public offices will also be closed including the Post Office, the Department of Motor Vehicles, public schools, and some private businesses.

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Feb

16


8:00 am

SBCC CLOSED

SBCC CLOSED

In honor of President George Washington, Santa Barbara City College will be closed on Monday, February 16, 2015. There will be no classes held, and the administrative offices will be closed all day.

Many public offices will also be closed including the Post Office, the Department of Motor Vehicles, public schools, and some private businesses.

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March

Mar

20


8:00 am

Last Day to Withdraw from Classes w/o "W"

This is the last day to withdraw from classes without a "W" on your transcript.

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Mar

30


12:00 am

Spring Break

Spring Break

Spring break will last from MARCH 30 TO APRIL 4. Please make sure that you have stopped by the office to get your I-20 signed if you are traveling during spring break. Have a good and safe spring break!

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May

May

09


12:00 am

Last Day of Instruction

Last Day of Instruction

May 9 is the last day of instruction for Spring semester 2015. Get ready for finals week from May 11 to May 16.

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May

11


8:00 am

Finals Week

Finals Week

Check your Course Syllabus for the exact date, time and location of your final exam this week. Good luck!

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May

15


12:00 am

Commencement Ceremony

Commencement Ceremony

Join the graduating class of 2015 as they receive their degrees and awards. Families and friends are welcome to attend the Commencement ceremony and share in the excitement and honor of this event.

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May

16


12:00 am

Spring Semester Ends

Spring Semester Ends

This is the official last day of the Spring semester. Enjoy the summer break!

International students who complete an Associate degree program have a 60-day grace period after the semester ends to either transfer to another school, apply for OPT, or return to their home country.

International students who will not return to SBCC after spring semester must submit a copy of their flight details to the International Office in order to close their F-1 visa immigration file. Students who will not earn an Associate degree are required to depart the U.S. within 15 days of the last day of the semester. The flight details can be e-mailed or faxed to an Advisor, or you can stop by the International Office and say good bye!

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May

18


8:00 am

Summer Session 1 Begins

Summer Session 1 Begins

Summer session 1 begins on this day for those who have enrolled in classes for this session.

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June

Jun

22


8:00 am

Check-In Day

New international students who will arrive for Fall semester are encouraged to participate in the Check-in and registration week beginning June 15. These students will select their classes this week, and may have a wider variety of class times to choose from when planning their schedules.

Come to the International Office between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM with your immigration documents (I-20, VISA AND PASSPORT). You will receive an appointment ticket for the Assessment Test and instructions for the rest of the registration process.

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Jun

22


1:00 pm

Assessment Test

New international students who take advantage of the Early Bird Check-in will also be able to take part in the Early Bird Assessment Test. All new SBCC students take the Assessment Test to determine what level of English and Math classes they can enroll in during their first semester.

Check your Registration Steps sheet and appointment ticket for your test time and location. Bring a #2 pencil (you can buy one in the bookstore), your Assessment Test appointment card, and a form of personal ID (your passport is fine).

Good luck on the test!!

read more »

Jun

23


10:00 am

Advising & Registration

Advising is a chance for students to learn more about what is required to earn a degree, certificate, or transfer to a four-year institution.

After the Group Advising session, students will register for classes for their first semester. Academic Counselors will be available to assist students with the registration process, and answer any questions about what classes to take and about how to use Pipeline. Students must attend this registration session to enroll in classes for the Spring Semester.

Due to limited course availability, we strongly recommend that students participate in Early Bird Check-in, Advising and Registration.

Remember, students are required to pay tuition and fees for all registered classes within 7 days of enrollment.

Read your Check-in documents to determine if you are assigned to session 1 or session 2 of Advising and Registration.

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Jun

23


10:00 am

WAVE Day Orientation

All new international students are required to attend the WAVE Day Orientation. Students will learn about the requirements for staying in legal status while on the F-1 visa, hear about important information to make the first semester at SBCC a success, and participate in workshops and activities to meet other international students.

Read your Check-in packet for instructions on where to go for your WAVE Day Orientation.

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Jun

24


12:00 am

Registration Lab

This is an optional lab open to students who may need extra time and/or help with registration.

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Jun

24


8:00 am

PD 101 Classes Begin

If you participated in WAVE Week, you may be required take the PD 101B and PD 149B classes beginning the following day.

All new incoming international students who test into academic programs or who are in level five ESL are required to enroll in Personal Development 101B: Orientation to College for International Students. PD 101B is a half-unit CSU transferable course, which is required for all new international students studying in an academic program. The course provides students with an overview of the US higher education system, US culture etiquette, and provides strategies for coping with the cultural adjustment process and US American culture.

This is a week-long course, and students must attend class every day to earn credit for it. Students will enroll in the class during WAVE Week Registration sessions and it will be listed on the Student Schedule.

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Jun

27


8:00 am

Summer Session 1 Ends

Summer session 1 ends for all those who have enrolled or plan on taking summer school classes.

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Jun

29


8:00 am

Summer Session 2 Begins

Summer Session 2 Begins

Summer session 2 begins on this day for all students that registered for classes during second session.

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July

Jul

03


12:00 am

Independence Day (SBCC Closed)

Independence Day (SBCC Closed)

The Fourth of July is US Independence Day, commemorating the official declaration of independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1776. US Americans typically celebrate the holiday with BBQs, parades, and a fireworks show.

In Santa Barbara, the fireworks show is held at West Beach on Cabrillo Boulevard. There are food vendors, shopping booths and a lot of people celebrating the holiday. The fireworks show starts at dusk, but be sure to arrive early to reserve a good spot to watch the show! Many people bring beach blankets and beach chairs, along with a picnic dinner to relax and wait for the show to start.

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August

Aug

03


8:00 am

Check-in Day

Check-in Day

New international students who will arrive for Fall semester are encouraged to participate in the Check-in and registration week beginning June 15. These students will select their classes this week, and may have a wider variety of class times to choose from when planning their schedules.

Come to the International Office between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM with your immigration documents (I-20, VISA AND PASSPORT). You will receive an appointment ticket for the Assessment Test and instructions for the rest of the registration process.

read more »

Aug

03


1:00 pm

Assessment Test

Assessment Test

New international students who take advantage of the Early Bird Check-in will also be able to take part in the Early Bird Assessment Test. All new SBCC students take the Assessment Test to determine what level of English and Math classes they can enroll in during their first semester.

Check your Registration Steps sheet and appointment ticket for your test time and location. Bring a #2 pencil (you can buy one in the bookstore), your Assessment Test appointment card, and a form of personal ID (your passport is fine).

Good luck on the test!!

read more »

Aug

04


10:00 am

Advising & Registration

Advising & Registration

Advising is a chance for students to learn more about what is required to earn a degree, certificate, or transfer to a four-year institution.

After the Group Advising session, students will register for classes for their first semester. Academic Counselors will be available to assist students with the registration process, and answer any questions about what classes to take and about how to use Pipeline. Students must attend this registration session to enroll in classes for the Spring Semester.

Due to limited course availability, we strongly recommend that students participate in Early Bird Check-in, Advising and Registration.

Remember, students are required to pay tuition and fees for all registered classes within 7 days of enrollment.

Read your Check-in documents to determine if you are assigned to session 1 or session 2 of Advising and Registration.

read more »

Aug

04


10:00 am

WAVE Day Orientation

WAVE Day Orientation

All new international students are required to attend the WAVE Day Orientation. Students will learn about the requirements for staying in legal status while on the F-1 visa, hear about important information to make the first semester at SBCC a success, and participate in workshops and activities to meet other international students.

Read your Check-in packet for instructions on where to go for your WAVE Day Orientation.

read more »

Aug

05


12:00 am

Registration Lab

This is an optional lab open to students who may need extra time and/or help with registration.

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Aug

05


8:00 am

PD 101 Classes Begin

PD 101 Classes Begin

If you participated in WAVE Week, you may be required take the PD 101B and PD 149B classes beginning the following day.

All new incoming international students who test into academic programs or who are in level five ESL are required to enroll in Personal Development 101B: Orientation to College for International Students. PD 101B is a half-unit CSU transferable course, which is required for all new international students studying in an academic program. The course provides students with an overview of the US higher education system, US culture etiquette, and provides strategies for coping with the cultural adjustment process and US American culture.

This is a week-long course, and students must attend class every day to earn credit for it. Students will enroll in the class during WAVE Week Registration sessions and it will be listed on the Student Schedule.

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Aug

08


12:00 am

Summer Session 2 Ends

Summer session 2 ends on this day for any of those who enrolled in classes during this session.

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Aug

10


8:00 am

Check-in Day

Check-in Day

Welcome new international students arriving for Fall semester! Come to the International Office between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM to check in, and make sure to bring all of your immigration documents( I-20, VISA AMD PASSPORT). You will receive a Registration Steps sheet and instructions for taking the Assessment Test, attending the WAVE Day Orientation, and then attending the Advising and Registration session.

We look forward to meeting you!

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Aug

10


1:00 pm

Assessment Test

Assessment Test

New international students are required to take the SBCC Assessment Test. All new SBCC students take the Assessment Test to determine what level of English and Math classes they can enroll in during their first semester.

Check your Registration Steps sheet and appointment ticket for your test time and location. Bring a #2 pencil (you can buy one in the bookstore), your Assessment Test appointment card, and a form of personal ID (your passport is fine).

Good luck on the test!!

read more »

Aug

11


10:00 am

WAVE Day Orientation

WAVE Day Orientation

All new international students are required to attend the WAVE Day Orientation. Students will learn about the requirements for staying in legal status while on the F-1 visa, hear about important information to make the first semester at SBCC a success, and participate in workshops and activities to meet other international students.

Read your Check-in packet for instructions on where to go for your WAVE Day Orientation.

read more »

Aug

11


10:00 am

Advising & Registration

Advising & Registration

Advising is a chance for students to learn more about what is required to earn a degree, certificate, or transfer to a four-year institution.

After the Group Advising session, students will register for classes for their first semester. Academic Counselors will be available to assist students with the registration process, and answer any questions about what classes to take and about how to use Pipeline. Students must attend this registration session to enroll in classes for the Spring Semester.

Due to limited course availability, we strongly recommend that students participate in Early Bird Check-in, Advising and Registration.

Remember, students are required to pay tuition and fees for all registered classes within 7 days of enrollment.

Read your Check-in documents to determine if you are assigned to session 1 or session 2 of Advising and Registration.

read more »

Aug

12


12:00 am

Registration Lab

This is an optional lab open to students who may need extra time and/or help with registration.

read more »

Aug

12


8:00 am

PD Classes Begin

PD Classes Begin

If you participated in WAVE Week - August 11, you may be required take the PD 101B and PD 149B classes beginning August 13.

All new incoming international students who test into academic programs or who are in level five ESL are required to enroll in Personal Development 101B: Orientation to College for International Students. PD 101B is a half-unit CSU transferable course, which is required for all new international students studying in an academic program. The course provides students with an overview of the US higher education system, US culture etiquette, and provides strategies for coping with the cultural adjustment process and US American culture.

This is a week-long course, and students must attend class every day to earn credit for it. Students will enroll in the class during WAVE Week Registration sessions and it will be listed on the Student Schedule.

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Aug

17


8:00 am

Check In for IBS & AIFS

This is the check in date for IBS & AIFS students.

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September

Sep

07


8:00 am

Labor Day Holiday

There will be no class instruction on this day of honoring the labor day holiday. The campus will be closed.

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October

Oct

23


8:00 am

Last Day to Drop Classes

Last Day to Drop Classes

This is the last to withdraw from classes/college.

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November

Nov

11


12:00 am

Veteran's Day: SBCC Closed

Veteran's Day: SBCC Closed

The SBCC campus will be closed on Tuesday, November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day.

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Nov

26


12:00 am

Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving Holiday

SBCC is closed for the holiday weekend from November 26 through November 37.

Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and on the second Monday of October in Canada. Thanksgiving dinner is held on this day, usually as a gathering of family members and friends.

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December

Dec

07


8:00 am

Finals Week

Finals Week

Final Exams are this week!

Check your Course Syllabus for the exact date, time and location of your final exam. Good luck!

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Dec

12


12:00 am

Fall Semester Ends

Fall Semester Ends

This is the last day of fall semester. Enjoy your break !

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January

Jan

04


12:00 am

Assesstment test

New international students who take advantage of the Early Bird Check-in will also be able to take part in the Early Bird Assessment Test. All new SBCC students take the Assessment Test to determine what level of English and Math classes they can enroll in during their first semester.

Check your Registration Steps sheet and appointment ticket for your test time and location. Bring a #2 pencil (you can buy one in the bookstore), your Assessment Test appointment card, and a form of personal ID (your passport is fine).

Good luck on the test!!

read more »

Jan

04


8:00 am

Check in day for WAVE WEEK

Check-in Day

New international students who will arrive for Spring semester are encouraged to participate in the Check-in and registration week. These students will select their classes this week, and may have a wider variety of class times to choose from when planning their schedules.

Come to the International Office between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM with your immigration documents (I-20, VISA AND PASSPORT). You will receive an appointment ticket for the Assessment Test and instructions for the rest of the registration process.

read more »

Jan

05


8:00 am

WAVE Day Orientation

All new international students are required to attend the WAVE Day Orientation. Students will learn about the requirements for staying in legal status while on the F-1 visa, hear about important information to make the first semester at SBCC a success, and participate in workshops and activities to meet other international students.

Read your Check-in packet for instructions on where to go for your WAVE Day Orientation.

read more »

Jan

06


8:00 am

PD 101 Class begins

If you participated in WAVE Week - August 5, you may be required take the PD 101B and PD 149B classes beginning August 7.

All new incoming international students who test into academic programs or who are in level five ESL are required to enroll in Personal Development 101B: Orientation to College for International Students. PD 101B is a half-unit CSU transferable course, which is required for all new international students studying in an academic program. The course provides students with an overview of the US higher education system, US culture etiquette, and provides strategies for coping with the cultural adjustment process and US American culture.

This is a week-long course, and students must attend class every day to earn credit for it. Students will enroll in the class during WAVE Week Registration sessions and it will be listed on the Student Schedule.

read more »

Jan

07


12:00 am

Advising and Registration

Advising is a chance for students to learn more about what is required to earn a degree, certificate, or transfer to a four-year institution.

After the Group Advising session, students will register for classes for their first semester. Academic Counselors will be available to assist students with the registration process, and answer any questions about what classes to take and about how to use Pipeline. Students must attend this registration session to enroll in classes for the Spring Semester.

Due to limited course availability, we strongly recommend that students participate in Early Bird Check-in, Advising and Registration.

Remember, students are required to pay tuition and fees for all registered classes within 7 days of enrollment.

Read your Check-in documents to determine if you are assigned to session 1 or session 2 of Advising and Registration

read more »

Jan

11


12:00 am

Assesstment Test

New international students who take advantage of the Early Bird Check-in will also be able to take part in the Early Bird Assessment Test. All new SBCC students take the Assessment Test to determine what level of English and Math classes they can enroll in during their first semester.

Check your Registration Steps sheet and appointment ticket for your test time and location. Bring a #2 pencil (you can buy one in the bookstore), your Assessment Test appointment card, and a form of personal ID (your passport is fine).

Good luck on the test!!

read more »

Jan

11


8:00 am

Check in day for WAVE WEEK

Check-in Day

New international students who will arrive for Spring semester are encouraged to participate in the Check-in and registration week beginning January 12. These students will select their classes this week, and may have a wider variety of class times to choose from when planning their schedules.

Come to the International Office between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM with your immigration documents (I-20, VISA AND PASSPORT). You will receive an appointment ticket for the Assessment Test and instructions for the rest of the registration process

read more »

Jan

12


8:00 am

WAVE Day Orientation

All new international students are required to attend the WAVE Day Orientation. Students will learn about the requirements for staying in legal status while on the F-1 visa, hear about important information to make the first semester at SBCC a success, and participate in workshops and activities to meet other international students.

Read your Check-in packet for instructions on where to go for your WAVE Day Orientation.

read more »

Jan

13


8:00 am

PD 101 class begins

PD 101 Class begins

If you participated in WAVE Week - August 5, you may be required take the PD 101B and PD 149B classes beginning August 7.

All new incoming international students who test into academic programs or who are in level five ESL are required to enroll in Personal Development 101B: Orientation to College for International Students. PD 101B is a half-unit CSU transferable course, which is required for all new international students studying in an academic program. The course provides students with an overview of the US higher education system, US culture etiquette, and provides strategies for coping with the cultural adjustment process and US American culture.

This is a week-long course, and students must attend class every day to earn credit for it. Students will enroll in the class during WAVE Week Registration sessions and it will be listed on the Student Schedule.

read more »

Jan

14


10:00 am

Advising and Registration

Advising is a chance for students to learn more about what is required to earn a degree, certificate, or transfer to a four-year institution.

After the Group Advising session, students will register for classes for their first semester. Academic Counselors will be available to assist students with the registration process, and answer any questions about what classes to take and about how to use Pipeline. Students must attend this registration session to enroll in classes for the Spring Semester.

Due to limited course availability, we strongly recommend that students participate in Early Bird Check-in, Advising and Registration.

Remember, students are required to pay tuition and fees for all registered classes within 7 days of enrollment.

Read your Check-in documents to determine if you are assigned to session 1 or session 2 of Advising and Registration

read more »

Jan

18


12:00 am

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday SBCC CLOSED

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday SBCC CLOSED

Santa Barbara City College will be closed on Monday, January 19, 2015 in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Most government offices and civil service offices will also be closed today.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an activist and prominent leader of the US African American Civil Rights movement. He worked to peacefully end racial segregation and racial discrimination in the United States during the 20th century.

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Jan

19


8:00 am

SBCC Spring semester BEGINS

SBCC Spring semester BEGINS

The first day of classes for Santa Barbara City College is Monday, January 27, 2014. Be sure to arrive to class on time so that the teacher knows you are there! Instructors may DROP students from class if the student does not show up during the first week.

If you need help finding your classes, contact the International Office.

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Jan

30


12:00 am

Last day to drop classes without a 'W'

Last day to drop classes without a 'W'

This is the deadline to drop classes without getting a 'W' . All international students are required to be enrolled in at least 12.0 credits each semester.

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February

Feb

12


12:00 am

SBCC CLOSED

In honor of President Abraham Lincoln's birthday, SBCC will be closed on Friday, February 13, 2015. There will be no classes held, and all administrative offices will be closed.

Many public offices will also be closed including the Post Office, the Department of Motor Vehicles, public schools, and some private businesses.

read more »

Feb

15


12:00 am

SBCC CLOSED

In honor of President George Washington, Santa Barbara City College will be closed on Monday, February 16, 2015. There will be no classes held, and the administrative offices will be closed all day.

Many public offices will also be closed including the Post Office, the Department of Motor Vehicles, public schools, and some private businesses.

read more »


 

March

Mar

18


12:00 am

Last Day to Withdraw from Classes w/o "W"

This is the last day to withdraw from classes without a "W" on your transcript.

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Mar

28


12:00 am

Spring Break

Spring Break

Spring break will last from MARCH 28 TO APRIL 2. Please make sure that you have stopped by the office to get your I-20 signed if you are traveling during spring break. Have a good and safe spring break!

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