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 from the Allan Hancock Joint Community College District and their parents to familiarize themselves with Allan Hancock College, our programs and our services. The college will also host special events specifically for high school students and their parents, such as Hancock Promise workshops and information sessions.

Upcoming Events

Baseball flyerCalling all Diamond Dogs! Fifth- and sixth-grade students and their family are invited to the next Bulldog Bound event on Saturday, April 7. Students and their family  will receive free admission to see the Hancock softball team, the defending conference champion, take on Taft at 12 p.m. They can also catch the Hancock baseball team, ranked in the top 20 in the Southern California Regional, host rival Santa Barbara City College at 2 p.m. During the event, there will be special activities for Bulldog Bound students, including the opportunity to receive autographs from and take pictures with Hancock student-athletes. Students can also enter a drawing for the chance to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.  

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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.

  • Thursday, March 15 in building 1, room 202 at Lompoc Valley Center; 6-7 p.m.in English; 7:15 - 8:15 p.m.in Spanish  *Please park in lot F
  • Monday, March 19 in room P13 at Allan Hancock College's Santa Ynez Valley Center (SYVUHS); 6-7 p.m. in English; 7:15-8:15 p.m.in Spanish
  • Thursday, March 22 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 *Please park in lot 3

 Recent Events 

youth basketball team

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

Dozens of area children and their parents came out to support the Allan Hancock College basketball teams defend their  home court. The women's basketball team battled for third-place in its annual Lady Bulldog Classic, while the men's basketball team took on Cerritos in Joe White Memorial Gymnasium. Area fifth-grader students and up to three (3) guests received free admission to the basketball games. Students received a commemorative basketball with the Bulldog Bound logo.

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 Oct 23, 2018