Student Life

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Get Involved

Sometimes, your best growth in college comes outside the classroom. It's time to get involved! The Parkland College Office of Student Life will help you boost your résumé with volunteer and leadership opportunities. Our 30+ campus clubs and organizations offer you numerous opportunities to become acquainted with other students, develop leadership skills, and work with those who share similar interests. Clubs range from honorary to career-focused to multicultural to special-interest groups. You can join an existing organization, re-establish a inactive club, or even form a new club.

In addition, Student Life sponsors numerous campus events and collaborates with other college departments to offer a variety of programs for students:

  • Social
    Welcome Week activities, concerts, entertainers
  • Educational
    Sexual responsibility, motivational speakers, study skills 
  • Developmental
    Leadership workshops, service-learning opportunities

Student Life will also help you with the little (and not so little) details, too, like getting a student ID, finding a place to live, and preparing for commencement.

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Fall Welcome Convocation, August 22nd

Games, information, lunch to welcome students back to campus

Parkland College will hold its annual Fall Welcome Convocation on Thursday, August 22, beginning at 10:30 a.m. on the Student Union patio.

This kickoff to the new academic year welcomes new and returning students to a campus community that values scholarship, academic honesty, and civility. A highlight of Parkland's Welcome Back Week for students and employees, the fall convocation informs new students about values of the campus in an informal, fun-filled, and welcoming environment.

Parkland's 2019 Convocation will feature a student club sign-up fair, a "tie dye your own T-shirt" hosted by the Deans art table, free lunch for the student community (valid ID required) served by the Parkland College Vice Presidents, and other activities. WPCD-FM, the student-run radio station, will air its music at the event. 

The Welcome Convocation is part of Parkland's First Year Experience (FYE) initiative, a campus-wide effort designed to increase retention and graduation rates.