Events Archive

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.

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Pumpkin Decorating Contest poster
ACC students, bring your pumpkins to the Art & Design Center for ACC’s pumpkin contest. Carve or paint your favorite design and then display it at the Art & Design Welcome Center for a week of voting. The top three will be displayed at the ACC Halloween costume contest where the voting will continue and at the end of the costume contest—the votes will be tallied and one person will win a gift card to an art and design store. For more information, contact the Art & Design Welcome Center at 303.797.5755.



Arapahoe Community College will host an astronomy star party on Friday, Oct. 21, from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Littleton Campus.


ACC star parties, which are free and open to the public, will be held in an open house format (no RSVP necessary; attendees may arrive at their convenience).  ACC will provide telescopes, as well as complimentary hot cocoa and cookies.  Please dress appropriately for these outdoor events.

Join ACC Astronomy Professor Jennifer Jones for your chance to observe the night sky and explore the vastness of the universe.  For more information, please contact or 303.797.5839.


Barn by Lian Quan Zhen
The "This is Colorado" juried exhibition opening reception will be held today from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibition, which is sponsored by the Heritage Fine Arts Guild, runs through Nov. 3. FULL DETAILS & ENTRY FORM

The juror for this show is Lian Quan Zhen. Admission is free and the exhibit is open to the public. Hours of operation:

MONDAY - FRIDAY: Noon - 5:00 p.m. (open Tuesdays until 7:00 p.m.)
SATURDAY / SUNDAY: closed on weekends with the exception of Saturday, Oct. 22 (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

The Colorado Gallery of the Arts at ACC is located on the first floor of the ACC Annex building. For more information, please contact Heritage Fine Arts Guild Directory Judy Purcell at or 303.797.6466. Artwork by Lian Quan Zhen.

Rocky Mountain Self Defense will host a women’s self-defense seminar at the Arapahoe Community College Fitness Center on Friday, Oct. 21, from Noon – 2:30 p.m.

Approximately 1,900 women are sexually assaulted every day in the U.S. Statistics reflect that 73% of survivors know their attackers and 38% of rapists are a friend or acquaintance. It is estimated that less than 10% of these assaults are actually reported to police.  In Colorado, one out of four women will experience an assault in their lifetime. This seminar will educate about environmental awareness as a tool to escape or de-escalate a potentially dangerous situation. Relevant techniques and skills will be taught to address a variety of attacks that have become common in the Denver area. This fun and safe training seminar is open to women of all fitness and experience levels.

The event is open to the public, but will be limited to the first 50 women who register. ACC students and employees may attend at no cost, and non-students/employees are $25 per person. RSVP

For more information, or to inquire about accommodations, please contact Stephanie Beecher in the ACC Student Life office at or 303.797.5665.


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 or 303.797.5805.

Watch the Presidential Debates on Wednesday, October 19 at 6:30pm at the Littleton Campus Student Lounge. Come and learn about the issues from both sides in this historic presidential run.

Refreshments Provided.

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


Do you make the best bowl of chili around? If so, don’t miss the Chili Cook Off! Sign up at the Student Engagement Center to participate. If you aren’t a cook, still come and join in on the fun!

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


ACC Law Enforcement Academy student
Arapahoe Community College will host a Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Career Day on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the Summit Room (M1900).

Law enforcement agencies throughout Colorado will be on hand to answer questions and distribute applications. A wide array of hiring agencies are scheduled to be in attendance, including:

  • Commerce City Police Department   
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Allied Universal- RTD Transit Security
  • Englewood Police
  • Blue Line Protection Group
  • Aurora Police Dept.
  • Golden PD
  • Thornton PD
  • Silverthorne PD
  • ACC Career and Transfer Center
  • Greeley PD
  • Boulder Police Department
  • Denver PD
  • Sterling PD
  • Broomfield Police Department
  • Gilpin County Sheriff's Officer
  • Park County Sheriff's Department
  • Colorado State Patrol
  • Walsenburg Police Department
  • Windsor Police Department
  • Lake County Sheriff's Department
  • Louisville Police Department

Representatives from ACC's Criminal Justice Program, Law Enforcement Academy and Campus Police Department – as well as law enforcement agencies from across Colorado - will be on hand to answer questions and distribute applications. All applicants must be at least 21 years of age. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information or to inquire about accommodations, please contact Kayla Maestas at the ACC Law Enforcement Academy or 303.797.5793.

Classes will not be in session at Arapahoe Community College (all campuses) - and only limited administrative services will be available due to employee professional development training - throughout the day on Tuesday, Oct. 18.