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 Geology Club presents "An evening with Marcia Bjornerud - Professor of Geology, Lawrence University and Author of 'Reading the Rocks' and 'Timefulness: How thinking like a geologist can help save the world' - Thursday, September 29, 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.  Email pvccgeologyclub@gmail.com for the link.

The One Book at PVCC is hosting two "How to Advocate for Climate Change" speakers:  Tammi Erwin (interfaith Center for Public Policy) and Tim Cwyinski (Sierra Club) - Monday, October 3, 12-1pm, Room M229.

SGA Town Hall - Let Your Voice Be Heard!  Wednesday, October 5, 12:00 p.m., Bolick Student Center.  Free food provided and $25 gift card raffle!

The One Book at PVCC is hosting another Community Climate Change discussion where Amory Fischer will present adventures in home energy efficiency while Lisa Glassco will discuss what everyone can do to reduce their carbon footprint - Wednesday, October 5, 12-1pm, Room M229.

National Society of Leadership and Success - Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA Volunteering. Saturday, October 8, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Advance registration requested or email nsls.pvcc@gmail.com with questions (please put SPCA in the subject heading).

Career Services is co-hosting a "Talk with the Pros" with the Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, October, 20, 3:00-5:00 p.m., Bolick Student Center.  Students/alumni can talk with a number of business professionals representing banking, entrepreneurism, event planning, education, finance, fundraising, healthcare, human resources, insurance, non-profit, real estate and technology. You can also get feedback on your job search materials or do a mock interview. First-come, first-served!

Discovery Tours with President Dr. Jean Runyon - Tuesday, October 25 (12:00 noon) and Wednesday, October 26 (12:00 and 4:00 p.m.) in Room M155. Please attend to share your vision, suggestions, and feedback of PVCC with Dr. Runyon. 

Fight like a Grrrl Self-Defense Workshop - Tuesday, October 25, 3:00-6:00 p.m., Dickinson Building Main Stage.  Learn how to protect yourself and the signs of when you would need to protect yourself.  Advance registration required due to limited class size.  This is open to all genders.  The name, "Fight like a Grrrl" is meant to reclaim the fact that girls are strong and women are tough. 

PVCC's Charles T. Baber Leadership Program will be kicking off with three different workshops during Wednesday's College Hour (12:00-1:30 p.m.) in M247 (Main Campus Building) on the three main elements to becoming a leader:

  • October 26 - Group Dynamics
  • November 30 - Community Building / Problem-Solving

Lunch is provided at these workshops.  If interested, fill out this interest form or email gdavis@pvcc.edu with your questions.  The 10 week Charles T. Baber Leadership Program will be starting in February 2023. 

Augmented Reality Systems / Virtual Gaming Wall with Matrix Entertainment - Thursday, October 27, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Bolick Student Center in the Main Campus Building.

Haunted Halloween Hangout / Drive-in Movie - Friday, October 28.  The Halloween Hangout starts at 5:00 pm.  The Drive-in Movie features the movie, Hocus Pocus which begins at 7:00 p.m.  Dress up (optional!) to win prizes. Free food (and fun)!

Clearly You Crystals with Matrix Entertainment - Thursday, November 3, 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!

SGA Town Hall - Let Your Voice Be Heard!  Wednesday, November 16, 12:00 p.m., Virtual and in-person in M229.  Free food provided and $25 gift card raffle!

Career Services is hosting a Criminal Justice Eat & Meet on Thursday, November 17, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the North Mall Meeting Room.  Enjoy pizza while learning more about available careers at UVA, Albemarle Co. Police Dept. and the U.S. Secret Service.

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.