Office of Student Engagement

Students gathered at picnic table

Student Activities

About the Office of Student & Campus Engagement 

This office is responsible for coordinating and implementing the policies and procedures pertaining to the operation of campus organizations and activities. If you don't find what you need on this Web site, contact this office to find out what types of student programs have been established at PVCC. If you feel that a need is not being met, tell someone about it or better yet, do something about it! Suggestions and requests for social, cultural, recreational and co-curricular activities are most welcome.

Student activity hour on campus is held every Monday and Wednesday 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the fall and spring semesters. A variety of concerts, motivational speakers, socials and other free activities that are planned by the Office of Student Activities are held during this time and sometimes student clubs and organizations also meet.

Upcoming Activities / Events

Direct links to the PVCC entities who host events include:

PVCC's Fine Arts program is hosting an arts exhibition entitled, "Black Joy Is: Ferocious, Fearless, Forever, Female, For Me." in the Dickinson Building January 27-March 25. There will be an art opening on Friday, January 27, 5:00-7:00 p.m. with a "Walk & Talk" with curator Veronica Jackson at 6:00 p.m.  This exhibition creates an opportunity for a diverse group of local and regional African American female artist to examine what "Black Joy Is" means to them using a wide variety of media.  

The Drama Club is hosting Auditions for The Brothers' Grimm Spectaculation (a one act) on Tuesday, 1/31, 6:30-8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, 2/1, 2:40-4:00 p.m. in the Dickinson Building, Main Stage Theater.  

Tuesday, January 31 is the deadline to apply for the Summer Bootcamp in France. Scholarships are available. Learn more on PVCC's International Education Programs website and/or attend the webinar on Wednesday, January 18 at 12:00 noon (registration required).  Email Kris Swanson with questions - kswanson@pvcc.edu

The Student Financial Resource Center and Shelter for Help in Emergency are hosting an Information Table in the Student Center on Wednesday, February 1 and February 15, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

PVCC's Performing Arts program is hosting "Every Brilliant Thing" on Dickinson's Main Stage, Wednesday, February 1, 12:00-1:00 p.m. This is an immersive storytelling experience performed in the round that blends comedy, improv, and audience interaction to tell the story of someone growing up in the shadow of their mother's struggle with suicidal depression while learning to grapple with their own journey. Every Brilliant Thing provides a life-affirming jolt of humanism, reminding us that hope comes from the miracles of life's minutiae.  

ThinkFast PVCC 50th Anniversary Challenge!  Test your knowledge either with a group of friends or on your own to possibly win one of two $100 cash prizes!  Thursday, February 2, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Virginia Interfaith Center is hosting a Student Day of Action in Richmond on Thursday, February 2 (6:00-9:00 p.m.) and Friday, February 3 (8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.). Your presence speaks volumes with Virginia's legislature with this being an easy way to speak your mind about important issues. This is your opportunity to experience state policy-making first hand with Delegates and Senators. Speak up about higher education in prison, affordable housing, racial equity, wage theft, environmental justice, prison profiteering and more!  PVCC can support the registration cost of the first 10 students (meals, transportation and lodging which is first-come, first-served so email gdavis@pvcc.edu ASAP if you want to attend). Please note that PVCC's support of this opportunity does not constitute an endorsement of VICPP, its programs or any particular policy position.

Free Tax Help at PVCC on Fridays and Saturdays (9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) is provided by the AARP Foundation Tax Aide program with starting on Friday, February 3 with running through April 14. Appointments are recommended but walk-ins accepted as time permits.  

Monday, February 6 is the deadline to submit original written work (poem, short story, comic, or creative non-fiction) for the Creative Writing Club's Literacy Magazine, The Fall Line. See your email for complete details/requirements. 

The Student Financial Resource Center and Charlottesville City Dept. of Social Services are hosting a SNAP / Food Assistance Information Table in the Student Center on Wednesday, February 8, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

PVCC's Performing Arts Program is hosting a "One Mic Stand" Spoken Word Open Mic on Thursday, February 9, 7:00 p.m. in the Maxwell Black Box Theater in the Dickinson Building. This event offers both seasoned artists and up-and-comers a platform to share stories, poetry, comedy, satire and more in a welcoming environment.  Sign up to perform starts at 6:00 p.m.

The Career Services Office is sponsoring an Engineering & Electronics Employer Meet-up on Thursday, February 16, 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Student Center.  Stop by to informally meet employers about their internships and full-time jobs or just to learn more about the industry. 

PVCC's Fine Arts program is hosting Horace Scruggs, Fluvanna County's own musician, educator and filmmaker, for an evening of storytelling and music entitled, "Beneath Familiar Ground: Music and Narrative of Ancestral Discovery" on Saturday, February 18, 7:30 p.m.  This is FREE for PVCC students (get a voucher from the South Entrance receptionist, M-F, 8am-5pm). 

Augmented Reality Systems / Virtual Gaming Wall with Matrix Entertainment - Wednesday, February 22, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Bolick Student Center in the Main Campus Building.

PVCC's Fine Arts program is hosting the Richmond Ballet on Wednesday, March 8, 7:30 p.m.  This is FREE for PVCC students (get a voucher from the South Entrance receptionist, M-F, 8am-5pm). 

U.C.'s National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement is hosting a free #SpeechMatters 2023 Virtual Conference on Thursday, March 23, 12:00 - 3:30 p.m..  

The Career Services Office is sponsoring the Annual Job Fair on Wednesday, March 30, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Main Campus Building (Student Center, North Mall Meeting Room and multiple hallways).  Meet over 50 local employers to learn about jobs and internships.  

The Student Financial Resource Center is hosting Financial Workshops on Tuesday, April 4, 11 and 18, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Room M175.

The Career Services Office is sponsoring an Education Employer Career Chat. on Thursday, April 13, 12:00-1:00 p.m. on Zoom. Love working with children? Learn more about the variety of jobs available in this field and how to make yourself competitive to land one!  Advance registration required (or view the video after the event on the Career Services YouTube Channel).

PVCC's Performing Arts Program is hosting a "One Mic Stand" Spoken Word Open Mic on Thursday, April 13, 7:00 p.m. in the Maxwell Black Box Theater in the Dickinson Building. This event offers both seasoned artists and up-and-comers a platform to share stories, poetry, comedy, satire and more in a welcoming environment.  Sign up to perform starts at 6:00 p.m.

Clearly You Crystals with Matrix Entertainment - Wednesday, April 26, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Bolick Student Center in the Main Campus Building. They scan and laser design a 3D image of you into a clear crystal cube or light up key chain …All in Just Minutes!

Vouchers - Free Admission to Featured Events in the V. Earl Dickinson Building

Payment of the student activity fee when you register for classes entitles you to vouchers that offer free admission to selected events in PVCC's regular season of fine arts and performances in the V. Earl Dickinson Building. Pick up the vouchers at the Receptionist Desk at the South entrance to the Main Building. Redeem the vouchers for free tickets at the PVCC Box Office in the V. Earl Dickinson Building. The Box Office is open two hours before the start of each show.

Free Admission to Monticello for PVCC (and UVA) Students!

Monticello Free Admission for PVCC Students