Special Events

The goal of the Hancock Promise is to inspire students from the fifth grade through high school to pursue a college education. The college will host various events on campus for students and their families to introduce them to our programs and services. As part of the Bulldog Bound program, the college is inviting all fifth-grade students in northern Santa Barbara County and their parents to cheer on the Bulldogs throughout the season.

Upcoming Events

Information Sessions for high school students and parents : Learn about The Hancock Promise, common misconceptions, review the application requirements and checklist, as well as have your questions answered. Sessions will be held in English and Spanish at three college locations.

  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in room 5-109 at the Public Safety Training Complex at the Lompoc Valley Center - 5:30-6:30 p.m. in English; 7-8 p.m. in Spanish
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in room P-13 at the college's Santa Ynez Valley Center on the campus of Santa Ynez Valley Union HIgh School - 5:30-6:30 p.m. in English; 7-8 p.m. in Spanish
  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 in room G-106 in the Student Center on the Santa Maria campus - 6-7 p.m. in English; 7:30-8:30 p.m. in Spanish
youth basketball team

Bulldog Bound Basketball Day
Saturday, December 9, 2017 – 3 p.m. (women) 5 p.m. (men) 

Come cheer on the Hancock basketball teams as they defend their home court. The women's basketball team will wrap up its annual Lady Bulldog Classic on Sunday, while the men will battle Cerritos College in Joe White Memorial Gymnasium. Area fifth graders and up to three (3) guests will receive free admission to the basketball games.

 Recent Events


Career Exploration Day

Career Exploration Day
Friday, October 6, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

More than 3,000 students from dozens of area junior high and high schools came to the college’s Santa Maria campus for the 13th annual Career Exploration Day.  The goal was to introduce students to career opportunities on the Central Coast and inform them how to prepare for the careers of their choice. Students were able to meet with representatives from more than 100 college programs and local businesses, including employers from manufacturing, agriculture, law enforcement, military, civil service and medical fields. The event was covered in the Santa Maria Times

Bulldog mascot with young boy

Bulldog Bound Football Game
Saturday, September 30, 2017 – 1 p.m. 

The Allan Hancock College football team hosted San Bernardino College while area fifth graders and their guests were treated to free tickets to the game, as well as a free lunch. Read the event coverage from the Santa Maria Chamber News





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Last Modified Nov 29, 2017