Student Life coordinates fall activities

Fall semester at Tulsa Community College (TCC) is in full swing! Student Life is preparing for some fun and innovative fall events.

“We started planning in mid-July,” Troy Dunbar, Student Life Program coordinator, said. “I have started programming in a more college-wide mode instead of individual campus programming.” Dunbar said each month Student Life begins planning for the next month’s events.

Planners available at Student Life. Photo by Gabrielle Farringer, Business Manager

“Our goal is to have the calendar proofed, printed, and ready for distribution by the last week of the month,” Dunbar explained. Dunbar stated that scheduling events one month at a time helps increase flexibility in Student Life’s programming.

“We have increased the number of online programs we offer through social media, and with some of the in-person programs, we will be offering a Zoom option,” Dunbar said about the COVID-19 protocols regarding Student Life events.

Dunbar said that at this time, Student Life is offering pre-packaged items at events and keeping social distancing protocols. Several of the larger events, such as the annual “Paint the Zoo Blue,” have been cancelled or postponed until the spring semester.

Snack tables at the Metro Student Life. Photo by Gabrielle Farringer, Business Manager

“All of the giveaway programs like Free T-Shirts, Goals & Giveaways, and Popcorn & Planners will continue to be in-person,” Dunbar said. He stated the “Live at 5 p.m.” programs will remain on Facebook, along with programs that foster awareness to a topic. There will also be online contests.

Dunbar explained that Student Life will be co-sponsoring events such as the Pause For Paws event and the Human Trafficking Lunch & Learn program offered at the Northeast Campus. The Human Trafficking awareness event will feature a Zoom option as well. 

Dunbar stated that Student Life is working toward a more normal transition to campus and he hopes the events will increase in size as students return to campus. Dunbar said that if the COVID-19 situation worsens, Student Life will transition back to more virtual events and online programming.

“Student Life will continue to offer leadership opportunities like Student Government Association (SGA) and True Blue Lead, entertaining special events, and work with our college-wide student organizations to provide the best experience we can for our students,” Dunbar said. 

Visit any Student Life Office for details on upcoming activities.

Signage for the Luau and Lunch event at the Metro Campus. Photo by Gabrielle Farringer, Business Manager