The SBVC Counseling Department hosted a Grad Check Festival for the Class of 2023 at the Lois Carson Campus Center on February 21. The Festival was an opportunity for students to get a graduation check, apply for graduation with a counselor, sign up for additional graduation ceremonies and events, play games, and win graduation regalia and other prizes.

In an effort to reach as many students as possible, no appointments were required in order to meet with a counselor during the event. Students trickled in throughout the 4-hour Grad Check Fest, eager for a chance to sit down with a counselor to receive guidance on joining the graduating Class of 2023. Many students were unsure about how many credits they had, which classes they still needed to take, and whether they were on track to graduate on time. Each student was welcomed by a counselor who carefully looked over their transcripts, discussed their options, and offered advice to ensure their academic success.