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Events and Workshops

The First Year Experience Program hosts FREE workshops and events throughout the academic school year as a tool for its students. These workshops are to introduce students to the expectations of higher education and empower them to discover their academic and personal goals.  

The following workshops listed below will be offered during the Fall 2022 semester, to register for the online workshops, please review the links below each events date and time to sign up via Zoom. Zoom links will be sent to the email address used upon registration on the day you signed up along with a reminder email which will be sent the day prior to the event.   

Attend a First Year Experience Workshop

If you have any questions, please email the FYE Program at fye@msjc.edu and stay up to date with the latest information by following us on our socials: @msjcfye 

The First Year Experience Program wants to assist you with organizing your planner and schedule for the school year during the Planner Party Workshop. This hour-long workshop will allow you to bring your own planner, and/or use our schedule sheets along with receiving information to bring efficiency, balance, or to assist you with beautifying your planner. 

  • Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 1:00pm-2:00pm 
  • Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 10:00am-11:00am 

Register for the Planner Party Online Workshop

Join your Academic Support Services team for an extended workshop on conducting reasearch and writing. 

  • Monday, September 19, 2022, 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • Thursday, September 22, 2022, 9:00am-1:00pm

Registration for the Research and Writing Party Workshop

The First Year Experience Program and Student Life and Development, want to show you ways to build community on and off campus in an hour-long workshop. Whether you are taking an in-person or online course, there are plenty of ways to get involved by attending events, getting involved in clubs, and learn more ways to be a part of the campus culture at MSJC. 

  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 3:00pm-4:00pm 
  • Friday, September 16, 2022, 10:00am-11:00am

Registeration for the Building Community Workshop

The FYE Program will be hosting drop-in sessions to assist FYE students with questions with FYE Counselor, Diana Serrano and other FYE staff. The sessions will be offered for a two hour duration on the Menifee Valley Campus and San Jacinto Campus. 

  • Thursday, September 29, 2022, 12:00pm-2:00pm, San Jacinto Campus, Room 1253

RSVP for Drop-In with Diana at the San Jacinto Campus

  • Thursday, November 3, 2022, 12:00-2:00pm, Menifee Valley Campus, Room 501

RSVP for Drop-In with Diana at the Menifee Valley Campus

The First Year Experience Program would like to invite you to join us on October 5th and October 6th for our Spooky Screening at the San Jacinto Campus and Menifee Valley Campus where we will be showing Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Please RSVP by signing up below:

  • Beetlejuice, Wednesday, October 5, 2022, San Jacinto Campus, Room 1614

RSVP for Beetlejuice at the San Jacinto Campus

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas, Thursday, October 6, 2022, Menifee Valley Campus, Room 600

RSVP for The Nightmare Before Christmas at the Menifee Valley Campus

First Year Experience Program would like to get you ready for mid-terms and also connect you with your fellow peers to not only get ready for your upcoming exams but on how to perform best practices that will ensure success during an hour-long workshop.  

  • Thursday, October 13, 2022, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Register for the Mid Semester Check-In Workshop

Learn more about the Student Civic and Voter Empowerment Act, AB 963 during a thirty-minute workshop with Student Civic and Voter Empowerment Coordinator, Amber Rivera.

During the workshop you will not only learn about voting empowerment but become inspired to become active participants in our democracy.

  • Thursday, October 20, 2022, 12:00pm-12:30pm

Register for the Voter Empowerment Workshop

The First Year Experience Program would like to invite you to a spooky celebration at both the Menifee Valley Campus and San Jacinto Campus. Join us for a frightfully fun time during the last week of October for tricks and treats!

  • Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 12:00pm-2:00pm, San Jacinto Campus, Room 1253

RSVP for the Haunted Open House at the San Jacinto Campus

  • Thursday, October 27, 2022, 12:00-2:00pm , Menifee Valley Campus, Room 501

RSVP for the Haunted Open House at the Menifee Valley Campus

Bring your friends and family and join us on November 8, 2022, at the Menifee Valley Campus in building 900, room 927 for an unforgettable night filled with a guest speaker, first-gen student panel, and performances along with memories you will cherish forever.

  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 3:00pm-6:00pm, Room 927

RSVP for the First-Generation College Day 

The First Year Experience Program wants to show students how to network with professors while learning more about office hours, how to email a professor and other strategies that will be effective when transferring to a university. The hour-long workshop will allow you to not only hear from an MSJC instructor but learn from previous Mt. San Jacinto College students and their experiences.   

  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 9:00am-10:00am 
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 4:00pm-5:00pm 

Register for the Networking with Professors Workshop

The First Year Experience Program would like to get you ready for finals with your fellow peers to ensure you are using successful studying tactics to receive the grade you want on your final and in your course during an hour-long workshop.  

Friday, December 2, 2022, 11:00am-12:00pm 

Register for the Finals Check-In Workshop

Spend some time decompressing and relaxing before finals while also working on stress management by painting or coloring with your FYE Navigators at the San Jacinto Campus and Menifee Valley Campus.

  • Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 10:00am-11:00am, San Jacinto Campus, Room 1253

RSVP for Painting with the Navigators at the San Jacinto Campus

  • Thursday, December 8, 2022, 11:00am-12:00pm, Menifee Valey Campus, Room 501

RSVP for Coloring with the Navigators at the Menifee Valley Campus

The First Year Experience Program wants to get YOU ready for Spring 2023 by showing you how to register for courses within Self-Service. The FYE Navigators will be offering hour long workshops that will allow YOU to learn the process of registering while breaking down other important areas within Self-Service.

  • December 9, 2022, 10:00am-11:00am
  • December 13, 2022, 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • December 16, 2022, 9:00am-10:00am

Register for the Registration Workshop

Frequently Asked Questions about FYE Events and Workshops

The list of events and workshops for the Spring 2023 semester will be released in January 2023. Be sure to check back to this webpage to find events and workshops for the upcoming semester.

Unfortunately, the workshops will not be recorded to protect the privacy of students, however, for our FYE students, they will be emailed documents from the workshop to review at the conclusion of the workshop. 

Yes, the First Year Experience Program offers FREE events and workshops for its students and any MSJC students who wish to attend. 

To prepare for our workshops, we recommend you access the zoom link in a quiet space and log in at least 5 minutes prior to the start. It is also encouraged for you to bring a pencil and paper for any notes or questions you may have.  

After that, get ready to have some fun and we look forward to seeing you, future eagle!