Campus Life Upcoming Events
The Office of Campus Life & Student Learning presents
In 2020, Campus Life & Student Learning hosted the inaugural MJC LGBTQ+ Pride Education Conference. The MJC LGBTQ+ Pride Education Conference celebrates LGBTQ+ history and culture with a fun day of welcoming, keynote speakers, workshop, health services topics and students sharing their experiences. This conference is free to all and we encourage junior high, high school, and college students for a wonderful educational experience.
The LGBTQ+ Pride Education Conference is planned for Saturday June 24, 2023 from 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. at the MSR located at the West Campus
To Register please fill out the LGBTQ+ Conference Registration Link
Conference Purpose: The purpose of the LGBTQ+ Pride Education Conference is to promote the empowerment, education and enrichment of the LGBTQ+ culture throughout our community with an emphasis on the life changing impact of higher education.
ASMJC, the School of Ag, Health Services, and the L & LC have partnered to bring Cram Night Spring ’23 to the East and West Campuses. Each event will offer students food, access to wellbeing tools, free testing materials, furry friends, and most importantly, expert help from faculty and tutors.
West Campus L & LC: Monday, April 17th 5pm-9 pm
East Campus L & LC: Thursday, April 20th 5pm-9 pm
Women's Empowerment Luncheon
Please join us as we bring together members of our community, MJC staff, and MJC students to educate, celebrate, and honor the successes and accomplishments of women in our community. The event features a panel of influential community members and concludes with the Women’s Empowerment Awards.
Modesto Junior College Women's Empowerment Luncheon will be held in person on March 10, 2023 at 12:00 open doors open at 11:30 a.m. Located in the West Campus Mary Stuart Rogers building.
Registration is closed for this event
MJC Celebrates Black History Month
Presented by MJC Campus Life, Student Equity, and Library & Learning Center
February 1st – Voices of Black Women
Please join us as we hear from different generations of Black women in our community and their experiences in education, advocacy, and work and life balance.
Location: Student Fireside Lounge (East Campus)
February 8th –I am Black before I am an Athlete
Athlete activism skyrocketed in 2020, in concert with the Black Lives Matter movement that reignited in response to the murder of George Floyd. However, the relationship between social justice and the athletic area has been highly contested, with the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s directly restricting activism via institutional policy. Come listen MJC Black athletes and coaches on their views on social justice in their platform. We’ll watch a clip-on LeBron James that states “I will not just shut up and dribble.”
Location: Rise Up Center (East Campus)
February 10th – Poetry Slam/ African American Read In
Showcase African American poets and encourage students to share a piece. MJC is proud to welcome poet Angela Drew. Angela’s spoken word piece, “BWE: The Black Woman Experience” was recently featured at the 2020 NAACP Modesto/Stanislaus Virtual Black Graduates Recognition Ceremony, and her poetry was included in COLLISION VI, the February 2020 exhibit at the Mistlin Gallery which featured poet-photographer collaborations. We invite all MJC students, staff, and community to sign up and share your talents in poetry. Please sign up today!
Location: East Campus Library
February 16th – Let’s Talk 1619 project
The 1619 Project docuseries examines how slavery affects American contemporary life. Join Lakeisha McDonald and Dejeune Shelton as they view and discuss the first episode in the series “Race” which “examines the construct of race as a political invention created to justify the economic exploitation of African people during slavery and promote white supremacy.” Come and make learning about the past your present to future generations.
Location: Rise Up Center
February 21 – I Work
Join us as we watch three (3) life and professional growth coaches and get inspired by what they have to say about Hard Work. Their journey of growth, adversities, and success. A brief discussion will follow.
Speakers: Michael Baldwin, Lakiesha McDonald, and John Griffin
Location: Going Virtual (recording) on 2/21 @ 12pm
Time: 12pm on zoom
Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88161138299
February 22 – Do It for the Culture
Join as we taste good soul food, hear African drumming and performances, and so much more.
Location: Quad (inside Student Center Rotunda if rain)
African American Education Conference
Emerging Greatness: Stepping into Who You Are!
At Modesto Junior College we honor and celebrate African American history and culture
with our Annual African American Education Conference. This year's conference is planned
for Friday, February 24, 2023 from
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Our focus invites us to explore what it means to emerge into greatness and encourages each of us to step into who we are! Students (junior high, high school, and college) will be inspired to plan for college, cultivate success skills, and learn what is involved in creating educational goals. Identifying and accomplishing these goals can be transformational and life changing. All community members are encouraged to participate in this empowering and enriching program that is sure to inspire all of us!
Click here to visit the African American Education Conference webpage
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Week January 17-19
What: Day Of Service
When: January 17, 2023
Where: Meet in front of Student Center
Looking for volunteer hours? Please join on a Day of Service in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. We will be cleaning MJC’s East Campus—a place in which many of our students and staff spend a lot of time in. Both students and staff are welcome to participate. Meet the crew in front of the Student Center on East campus at 9am. See you there!
What: Solving Community Challenges
When: January 18, 2023
Where: Student Fireside Lounge
Presenter: Dr. Chad Redwing and SolveCC students
Are you an MJC student? Do you have a passion for serving your community? Then come learn more about Solve CC – Community Challenges. SolveCC is a hub for impact-driven projects with a mission to help rising leader solve challenge in their communities. You’ll hear from current MJC students actively participating in SolveCC and how they are making an impact in this community. Get challenged, get involved, and make a difference.
What: Public Service
When: January 19, 2023
Where: Student Fireside Lounge
Presenter: Melissa Santos, District Representative for Congressman Josh Harder
Join us and learn about how you can get involved in your community with social issues, have a seat at the table, create real change, and so much more!
Join us for fun activities and cheer for the #MJC Pirates at this year’s Basketball
HOCO! Modesto Junior College will take on Sierra College Friday, January 20, East
Campus Gym! Women’s @ 5:30 pm, Men’s @7:30 pm. Tickets: General Admission: $5 | Seniors,
Veterans, and Students $3 | MJC Students with Student ID and Student Activities, MJC
Staff, and Children under Age 10 FREE
Join Campus Life & ASMJC for Club Rush! College is not just about academics, it’s also about the fun students can have connecting with new friends between classes. Student Clubs and Organizations are the perfect place to connect in Campus Life, with activities and programs to meet every interest. College brings new aspects and transition in student life, including new levels of independence and responsibility. Club Rush is an opportunity for students to meet club members and sign up to join. Students can also start a new student club!
When: January 25, 2023
Where: East Campus, Quad
When: January 26, 2023
Where: West Campus, MSR building
Day 1: Cesar Chavez Film Showing
The film follows Cesar Chavez's efforts to organize 50,000 farm workers in California. Some of them were braceros—temporary workers from Mexico permitted to live and work in the United States in agriculture, and required to return to Mexico if they stopped working. Working conditions are very poor for the farmworkers, who also suffer from racism and brutality at the hands of the employers and local Californians.
To help the workers, Cesar Chavez (Michael Peña) forms a labor union known as the United Farm Workers (UFW). Chavez's efforts are opposed, sometimes violently, by the owners of the large industrial farms where the farmworkers work. The film touches on several major nonviolent campaigns by the UFW: the Delano grape strike, the Salad Bowl strike, and the 1975 Modesto march.
Location: Forum 110
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Day 3: Thank a Farm Worker
Calling all MJC students, staff, faculty & administrators. Stop by this exhibit to recognize and appreciate the farm workers throughout California for the valuable role they play in maintaining our food system. Through the hot summer days, cold winter days, the pandemic, and wildfires, they have continued to work out there so food gets to our table. You will have an opportunity to write a thank you message, recognize a farmworker or share your own experience.
Location: West Campus, MSR Foyer
Time: 10am – 12pm
Be kind Because...
Day 1 of Mental Health Week This event aims to encourage students to spread kindness, bullying prevention, and mental health awareness.
East Campus Quad
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
April 3, 2023
Day of Action
Day 2 of Mental Health Week An event to promote awareness and provide resources to survivors of sexual violence. A supportive team from MJC Student Leaders will be distributing informational material on the matter.
East Campus Quad
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
April 4, 2023
Day 3 of Mental Health Week A student-led presentation and a panel of staff and students on the importance of self-esteem.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
April 5, 2023
School Supply Drive
Do you need school supplies? Alongside the Pirates Pantry with their food distribution, ASMJC will hand out school supplies!
East Campus Quad
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
April 6, 2023