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Free Events for Students


October has some great events coming up for students on the SPC Gibbs campus, and so here is a list of the events that you or other students you know may want to attend. And they are all FREE (NOTE: some events will require you to have student ID).

The St. Petersburg College Jazz Band

On Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM in the SPC Music Center the 17-piece SPC Jazz Band performs big band music in the beautiful 310-seat Music Center.  Torch songs, the Great American Songbook and New Orleans grooves are part of the program that features singers Tomika Waldon & Robbie Kruithoff.

Breast Cancer Awareness Event

On October 15 at 12:30 – 2pm SPC is hosting a Breast Cancer event in the SS Lounge. So come out and show your support!

Teen Night

Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM at St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus, West St. Petersburg Community Library in room LI 111 there will be Halloween games and fun for ages 13-19. If you have teenagers, or are a teenager yourself, feel free to get involved in this night of fun. For more information, 727-341-7185.

Career Focus Friday

On Friday, October 18, 2013 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus in the Career Center – AD 123, students can stop in the Career Center and learn what will help you choose your career direction and the area of study that is right for you. Students in SLS 1101 who have questions or need assistance with using Focus 2 are welcome.

Student Paintball and Bowling

Athletic club – Bowling is on Oct 25, and spots to my knowledge are still available. For paintball, alternate spots available, but all spots have been filled. This event is Oct 18 8:00am. Students can go to the student life and leadership office for more information, and sign-up sheets.

SPC Showcase

On October 24 from 12:30 – 2pm are the SPC Showcase auditions. The SPC Showcase is a talent show for students who want to perform for the school. If you can dance, sing, do magic tricks, or have Jedi powers you’d like to show off… this is the event for you. You can sign up and get more information in the student life and leadership office.

Other Related SPC Events and Programs

The Student Government Association is attempting to show more transparency in the way that they operate. Because of this, the Executive Board Meeting, where proposals are voted on, will from now on be held directly following SGA and is open to anyone.

Red Ribbon Week is coming up October 23rd – 31st . It’s to raise awareness of HIV and drunk driving, and other causes may jump on board as well.

SPC has also been trying to allow students to get free bus passes with student IDs. To find out if and when they may be available, or if they are already available, you can go to the student life and leadership office for more information.

BayCare is offering 3 free visits to a mental health counselor. The service is open to any student and is designed to combat depression, stress, and alcohol and drug abuse.

Call 1 – 800 – 878 – 5470 for more information.

 Having Trouble getting the programs needed for doing your homework assignments? Microsoft Office and Windows are available free for students at

Equal Access/Equal Opportunity
The Board of Trustees of St. Petersburg College affirms its equal opportunity policy in accordance with the provisions of the Florida Educational Equity Act and all other relevant state and federal laws, rules and regulations. The college will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or against any qualified individual with disabilities in its employment practices or in the admission and treatment of students. Recognizing that sexual harassment constitutes discrimination on the basis of sex and violates this Rule, the college will not tolerate such conduct. Should you experience such behavior, please contact Pamela Smith, the director of EA/EO/Title IX Coordinator at 727-341-3261; by mail at P.O. Box 13489, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3489; or by email at


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