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FAFSA Fridays

WPCC Financial Aid Counselors provide assistance in completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Aid) when you attend any scheduled FAFSA Friday. NO appointment is necessary! WPCC’s priority deadline for submitting the FAFSA is June 1st each year. However, WPCC will continue to process FAFSA applications and award aid to students as financial aid files are completed throughout the academic year. Here is the schedule for FAFSA Fridays (all are from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. in Hildebrand Hall 127):

  • November 17
  • December 1
  • December 8

Spring 2018 Graduates

If you have not applied for Spring Graduation, the preliminary due date is Friday, November 17, 2017.

  • Pick up a graduation application in Student Services, print form from Moodle, or request that one be sent to you.
  • Contact your advisor for an appointment to review the requirements of your program of study. The application must be signed by both you and your advisor.
  • All applications must be received in the Records Office in Hildebrand Hall, Room 106, on or before November 17, 2017. Documentation used by your advisor needs to be attached to the application.
  • A preliminary graduation audit will be conducted through Student Services. You will receive a letter indicating completion of hours and payment information for the business office. If you have not met all requirements, a letter will be sent to you and your advisor listing these deficiencies.
  • If your graduation audit reveals that you have completed, or are currently registered for all classes required for graduation, a $30 graduation fee will be added to your student account. This fee will be good for the current academic year in which you applied. If you do not complete all of the required courses within the academic year in which you apply, you will be charged an additional $30 fee upon re-application.
  • If you do not intend to register for any outstanding courses during the early registration period, you should not submit a graduation application until you register or by the final deadline of Monday, February 5, 2018.
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The next BLET class begins Jan. 4th. ... See MoreSee Less

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Come out this evening at 7pm to help us kick off our Fall Speaker's Forum. ... See MoreSee Less

Fall Speaker's Forum - Topic: Religious Freedom

November 13, 2017, 7:00pm - November 13, 2017, 8:00pm

“The Right to Be Wrong: Why Religious Freedom Belongs to Everyone,” presented by Asma Uddin, founder and director of strategy for the Center for Islam and Religious Freedom. Uddin will examine several American religious liberty cases, and will discuss some of the hot button religious liberty issues other countries are facing. Uddin is a faculty member at George Mason University Law School and at the Religious Freedom Center at Newseum Institute. She has been published by numerous law reviews and prominent university presses and speaks nationally and internationally on religious liberty topics.

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WPCC will be closed tomorrow in honor of Veterans Day. ... See MoreSee Less

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In honor of Veterans day, SGA has provided stationary in the library for you to write a thank you letter to a veteran/active service member. If you can, please take a few minutes today to stop by and say “thanks”. If you have an individual in your life that you would like to personally thank please feel free to mail your letter directly to them. If you would like to write a letter to be sent to Operation Gratitude please leave your letter in the blue tub. SGA will collect those letters and mail them. ... See MoreSee Less

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Screenings of "Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech" will begin tomorrow in Leviton Auditorium. Free popcorn will be available 11am-3pm. ... See MoreSee Less

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Target Hiring Event

November 16, 2017, 10:30am - November 16, 2017, 12:30pm

Are you looking for seasonal or full time work? Are you interested in joining the Target team? If so, please join us for this free hiring event!

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Enrollment for Spring 2018 is open now! Visit www.wpcc.edu/spring to start the process! ... See MoreSee Less

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Come out this evening to support our Drama Department, as they present "Dracula! The Radio Play". 7pm in LRC 099 ... See MoreSee Less

Dracula! The Radio Play

November 7, 2017, 7:00pm - November 9, 2017, 8:30pm

The Drama Department of WPCC proudly presents, Dracula! The Radio Play. Admission is free - seating is limited. All shows will be held in The Studio located in LRC 099.

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Caitlin Vogus, staff attorney for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP), will close out the 2017 Speakers Forum with her presentation entitled “Protecting Press Freedom in an Era of New Threats.” Vogus will explore the fundamentals of the First Amendment as it applies to press freedom, including a discussion on why a free press is essential to democracy. Vogus currently oversees the drafting and filing of friend-of-the-court briefs in cases of importance to the news media. Most recently, the Reporters Committee has filed amicus briefs in cases concerning access to court records, freedom of information, defamation, and the reporter's privilege in state and federal courts around the country. Vogus also litigates cases on behalf of journalists, most often in cases seeking access to sealed court records or closed court proceedings. ... See MoreSee Less

Fall Speaker's Forum - Topic: Freedom of Press

November 16, 2017, 7:00pm - November 16, 2017, 8:00pm

Caitlin Vogus, staff attorney for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP), will close out the 2017 Speakers Forum with her presentation entitled “Protecting Press Freedom in an Era of New Threats.” Vogus will explore the fundamentals of the First Amendment as it applies to press freedom, including a discussion on why a free press is essential to democracy. Vogus currently oversees the drafting and filing of friend-of-the-court briefs in cases of importance to the news media. Most recently, the Reporters Committee has filed amicus briefs in cases concerning access to court records, freedom of information, defamation, and the reporter's privilege in state and federal courts around the country. Vogus also litigates cases on behalf of journalists, most often in cases seeking access to sealed court records or closed court proceedings.

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Bob Joyce will present “Freedom of Speech: What Is It and Why Should You Care?” Joyce will focus on the Freedom of Speech under the First Amendment and what that really means. Joyce is currently a lawyer, specializing in higher education law. Joyce has regularly conducted legal sessions at presidential training seminars of the American Association of Community Colleges and is now the Edwin Hinsdale Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. ... See MoreSee Less

Fall Speaker's Forum - Topic: Freedom of Speech

November 14, 2017, 11:00am - November 14, 2017, 12:00pm

Bob Joyce will present “Freedom of Speech: What Is It and Why Should You Care?” Joyce will focus on the Freedom of Speech under the First Amendment and what that really means. Joyce is currently a lawyer, specializing in higher education law. Joyce has regularly conducted legal sessions at presidential training seminars of the American Association of Community Colleges and is now the Edwin Hinsdale Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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