Upcoming Events

Date and Time:
- 11:00am

The ACC Psychology Department will host Speakers from the National Alliance for Mental Illness’s (NAMI) Colorado chapter, on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 10:00 a.m. in room M4010.

They will present about the support services and advocacy NAMI offers for people with mental disorders and for their loved ones. NAMI is instrumental on a local, state, and national level in advocating for changes in policy and treatment structure to better serve citizens with mental illness. The speakers will be Jason Hopcus, Executive Director of NAMI-Colorado, and two speakers from the In Our Own Voices program, which provides opportunities for persons with mental illnesses to share their personal stories of living with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

For more information, please contact Allison Hagood, Psychology Professor and Psychology Club faculty advisor, at allison.hagood@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5785.

Date and Time:
- 12:00pm

The ACC Student Success Center will facilitate its Top-Ten Test-Taking Tips "Mid-day Takeaway" workshop on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 25-26, from 11:30 a.m. - Noon both days in the Student Success Center (Room M1650).
Learn valuable strategies from Peer Tutors who have excelled in ACC courses.  If dates and times do not fit your schedule, please come by the Student Success Center to speak with a Peer Tutor.
For more information, or to inquire about accommodations, please call 303.797.5824.

Date and Time:
- 06:00pm

The Arapahoe Community College Parker campus will host "Pizza with the President" on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Join ACC President Diana Doyle, Ph.D., for a slice of pizza and the chance to learn more about how ACC Parker is committed to helping you reach your full potential!

For more information, or to inquire about accommodations, please contact parkercampus@arapahoe.edu or 303.734.4822.

Date and Time:
- 09:00pm


Let’s do the time warp again! Come see this iconic movie and enjoy FREE food!

For more information or accommodations, contact Student Life in room M2720, or call 303.797.5668.


Date and Time:
- 03:00pm

Undecided about your major or career path? Join the Career and Transfer Center for the Career Explorer Series on October 20 and 27 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. both days in Room M2070. 

  • Explore career options
  • Research career information
  • Create an action plan
  • Career assessments include:
    • Strong Interest Inventory
    • Myers Briggs Type Indicator

Registration and pre-assessment is required. Materials fee is $15 for students and $45 for alumni.  Register through ACC Career Connect or the Career & Transfer Center.

For more information or to inquire about accommodations, please contact the Career and Transfer Center at careers@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5805.

Date and Time:
- 07:00pm


Attention horse lovers ... Arapahoe Community College Community Education will host an open house for its equine classes on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 6pm-7pm.

Refreshments will be provided.  For more information, or to RSVP, please visit http://www.arapahoe.edu/equine or contact julie.beggs@arapahoe.edu / 303.797.5714.

Date and Time:
- 12:30pm

poetry-book-cover-veronica-patterson.jpegJoin ACC Writers Studio on Saturday, October 29th, for a morning of nature journaling and poetry writing with poet Veronica Patterson, past winner of the Colorado Book Award, and the Audubon Society at the Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield State Park.
The Audubon Society will lead a leisurely nature hike through Chatfield Park and present a workshop on nature journaling as a form of creative expression. They will share historical examples of nature journals, including those of John James Audubon, who was both a famous artist and writer.
After a short mid-morning snack, poet Veronica Patterson, a Colorado Book Award winner, presents a poetry workshop on the art of transforming observation into poetry.
$20 per person admission. Seating is limited. RSVP asap and send payment by Thursday midnight, October 14.
Attention: ACC Creative Writing Students: Writers Studio Student Club has five scholarships available to creative writing students at ACC interested in attending the workshop. Please email Ahja Fox, president of the Writers Studio Club for scholarship requests.
Mail your check to:
ACC Writers Studio
c/o Kathryn Winograd
Campus Box 27
5900 S. Santa Fe Drive
PO Box 9002
Littleton, CO 80160
For more information or accommodations, please contact Kathryn Winograd or Andrea Mason at kathryn.winograd@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5815.

Veronica Patterson is a graduate of Cornell University, the University of Michigan, the University of Northern Colorado, and the Warren Wilson College MFA program. Her poetry collections are How to Make a Terrarium (Cleveland State University, 1987); Swan, What Shores? (NYU Press Poetry Prize, 2000), which was a finalist for the Academy of American Poets’ 2000 James Laughlin Award and won awards from both the Colorado Center for the Book (Colorado Book Award for Poetry) and Women Writing the West (Willa Award); Thresh & Hold, which won the Gell Poetry Prize (Big Pencil Press, 2009) and was a finalist for the 2010 Colorado Book Award for Poetry; and & it had rained (CW Books, 2013). She has also published two chapbook of prose poems, This Is the Strange Part (Pudding House Publications, 2002) and Maneuvers: Battle of the Little Bighorn Poems (Finishing Line Press, 2013), as well as a collection of poetry and photography, The Bones Remember: A Dialogue, with photographer Ronda Stone. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications including The Southern Poetry Review, The Louisville Review, The Sun, The Madison Review, The Malahat Review, The Indiana Review, Another Chicago Magazine, The Mid-American Review, The Willow Review, The Montserrat Review, The Bloomsbury Review, Willow Springs, The Colorado Review, The Midwest Quarterly, Many Mountains Moving, Coal City Review, Dogwood, New Letters, The Bellingham Review, Cimarron Review, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Runes, Pilgrimage, Prairie Schooner, Lumina, Rosebud, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Snake Nation Review. Her poems “Around the Block of the World” and “The Samovar” co-won the 2006 Campbell Corner Poetry Prize. Patterson has been awarded artists’ residencies at the Ucross Foundation, Rocky Mountain National Park, Hedgebrook, the Ragdale  Foundation, and the Gell Center. She received two Individual Artist’s Fellowships from the Colorado Council on the Arts. Poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize several times. Her essays have appeared in The Georgia Review, PieceWork Magazine, and Pilgrimage. Her essay “Comfort Me with Apples” was selected as a Notable Essay of the Year.

Date and Time:
- 12:30pm

2015 contest winners

Come show off your killer costume! Sign up at the Student Engagement Center and join in the Halloween festivities. There will be prizes and food galore!

For more information or accommodations, contact Student Life in room M2720, or call 303.797.5668.


Date and Time:
- 06:00pm

The ACC Office of Financial Aid, in partnership with the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), is proud to announce the ACC FAFSA Lab.

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Lab will be open every Monday from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. in M1030 (Lab will be closed on days that ACC is closed).

Financial Aid professionals will be available to offer assistance with FAFSA changes or completion, creating an FSA ID and password, and any questions related to the FAFSA.

Sign up below.

Date and Time:
- 11:59am

Registration for Spring 2017 courses is now open. Log in to myACC to register today.