Fresno City College’s Student Activities Returns to Campus for Fall Semester

Story By: Jessica Ellis, Reporter

“Honestly, I had very little hesitation, if any at all, to return to campus. Like many others, we worked through the duration of the closure virtually. It was a difficult adjustment for me, but if it wasn’t for working for Student Activities, it could have been even more difficult,” said Holly Curtis, a Student Activities staff-member.

Curtis, who has worked at Student Activities since January of 2020, shared that in her many years of work she had never worked a job like this before.

When she began here, there were over 30 student staff members from all walks of life with many different skill sets and experiences.

“Although we are a much smaller group at the moment, we still carry on these traditions, if you would, and we work well as a team to get all tasks accomplished in a timely manner. This is what I miss the most,” Curtis said.

Therefore, the return to campus is a welcome change to their routine with little hesitation.

There was only excitement and joy at the thought of meeting and helping fellow students again. 

“Being back on campus has been amazing! Seeing so many familiar faces has been comforting and helping my fellow colleagues has been so rewarding,” Roberto Damian, an employee with Student Activities, said. 

“I miss the people, I miss being able to help lost students find their class or figure out how to navigate the campus, I miss the staff, I miss the in-person services,” Luis Villa Figueroa, another Student Activities employee, said. 

FCC’s Student Lounge is currently only open for students to take their fall 2021 semester Associated Student Body card photos. 

Students need to bring a copy of their purchase receipt to the Student Lounge along with a valid copy of government issued identification, such as a driver’s license, passport, or state ID.

In addition, students must also be sure to wear a mask when going to the Student Lounge, as COVID-19 protocols are being followed. 

Current hours are Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

As for events, FCC’s Student Activities will be hosting a few virtual ones over the next few weeks.

First is an E-Sports event, Stumble Guys, which will be held Friday, August 27 at 6p.m. join the FCC Student Activities Gaming Discord via this link.

Next is the Virtual Club Rush event, which will be held September 1 and 2 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Students can join using this Zoom link Meeting ID: 976 5723 5454 and Passcode: 783918.