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We can't wait to see you at Community College Day 2015 - If you'd like to follow along and join the conversation, please use:

#BetterBeginsHere, #txlege, #CCDay2015

This year we will be taking selfies throughout the day -- including on the South Steps of the Capitol after the rally and at a Selfie Station at Lunch

Other ideas for photo ops/selfies:

  • With your Legislators
  • In the Senate/House Galleries
  • In the Capitol Rotunda
  • Eating Lunch
  • On the Capitol Grounds

As in years past years, we will begin the day with a rally on the south steps of the Capitol. Attendees will hear from Legislators, student government representatives, and college leaders. Group photos on the steps will follow and then attendees are encouraged to move into the Capitol to see the House and Senate in session. Prior to February 3rd, college groups should make appointments to meet with members of their Legislative delegations.

This year lunch will be divided into three periods and will be held at First United Methodist Church's (FUMC) Family Life Center at 13th & Lavaca - two blocks west of the State Capitol. Attendees will be provided a box lunch and will hear from a legislator from their region.

Click here for: Student Handbook 2015

Click here for CC Day event map: communitycollegeday2015map

Community College Day 2015 Tentative Schedule:

8:00 am:    Check-in tables open on Capitol Grounds

10:00 am:  Rally on the South Steps of Capitol

10:30 am:  Photo Session by College on Capitol Steps

11:30 am:  First Lunch Period Begins (FUMC)

12:10 pm:  Second Lunch Period Begins (FUMC)

12:50 pm:  Third Lunch Period Begins (FUMC)

Afternoon: Capitol Visits (and through out the day)

Lunch assignments:

1st Period: North & West Texas TACC regions

Cisco College, Collin College, Dallas County Community College, Grayson County College, North Central Texas College, Ranger College, Tarrant County College, Vernon College, Weatherford College, Amarillo College, Clarendon College, El Paso Community College, Frank Phillips College, Howard College, Midland College, Odessa College, South Plains College, Western Texas College.

2nd Period: East Texas & Gulf Coast TACC regions

Angelina College, Kilgore College, Northeast Texas Community College, Panola College, Paris Junior College, Texarkana College, Trinity Valley Community College, Tyler Junior College, Alvin Community College, Brazosport College, College of the Mainland, Galveston College, Houston Community College, Lee College, Lone Star College, San Jacinto College, Wharton County Junior College.

3rd Period: Central & South Texas TACC regions

Austin Community College, Blinn College, Central Texas College, Hill College, McLennan Community College, Navarro College, Temple College, Alamo Colleges, Coastal Bend College, Del Mar College, Laredo Community College, South Texas College, Southwest Texas Junior College, Texas Southmost College, Victoria College.

For the past decade, TACC has worked with student groups, faculty members, and college administrators to host Community College Day at the Capitol. The day provides an opportunity for nearly 1500 community college supporters to come to Austin and participate in the their state government. It creates the chance for students to tell their "stories" of how community colleges have changed, and are changing, their lives. It also allows state leaders to speak with students and community college supporters about the important issues facing these critical institutions.

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