University Bound? Get the Answers October 31, During Transfer Day and College Night at Allan Hancock College

Nearly 40 colleges and universities will be on campus

Transfer Day & College NightOCTOBER 23, 2017--Students, parents and community members who want to learn more about attending a four-year university in California or out of state will have a great opportunity coming up later this month at Allan Hancock College. Representatives from more than 40 four-year universities will be on the Santa Maria campus on Tuesday, Oct. 31, for two special events – University Transfer Day and College Night. Both events are free to attend.

Hancock students and community members are invited to University Transfer Day, which will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Commons in the center of campus. College Night, which is similar to Transfer Day but geared toward high school students and their parents, will be in the school’s gymnasium from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Students will have the opportunity to meet and speak with representatives from universities like UC Santa Barbara; UC Berkeley; UC Davis, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; Fresno State; Sacramento; Arizona State University; University of San Francisco; Brandman College and dozens more.  

“It’s difficult to visit every University of California or California State University campus,” said Ashley Brackett, transfer counselor at Hancock. “This is a perfect opportunity for students to learn about multiple universities in one day. The free event allows students and their parents to ask any question they have whether it’s about programs, majors, admission, financial aid or housing.”

University representatives will also be on hand at College Night. The evening event will also feature workshops to further educate students, their parents and community members. You Can Afford College workshops will take place in English at 4:30-5:30 p.m., and from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Spanish. Students will learn about the reality of college costs and how they can make it work with financial aid. Both financial aid workshops will take place in N-11, the room across the hall from the gym. The process and requirements of transferring from a community college to a four-year university will be the focus in the Transfer Basics workshop, which will run from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in room K-20.

“I would encourage students and parents to take advantage of the workshops at College Night. They will realize that going to college is possible, especially with The Hancock Promise, and they will learn how to make it become a reality,” added Brackett.

Earlier this year, the college announced The Hancock Promise, a new program starting in fall 2018 to provide high school graduates with their first year’s tuition for free at Hancock. To be eligible, students must graduate from a high school within the Allan Hancock Community College District and immediately enroll in Hancock.

Guests at College Night will receive free admission to Frightmare Forest, a three-acre haunted maze hosted by the Hancock basketball teams. Located at the baseball and softball complex on campus, Frightmare Forest will be open October 31 from 6:30-10 p.m.

For more information about the events, call the University Transfer Center at 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3363 or email

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Caption: Nearly 40 colleges and universities will be on hand to speak with students and the general public during Allan Hancock College’s Transfer Day and College Night events on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Transfer Day will run from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., while College Night, will be in the school gymnasium from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Both events are free.

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Last Modified Oct 23, 2018