Thanks to the two-day Wolverine Welcome event, close to 500 new San Bernardino Valley College students are better prepared for the start of the fall semester.

Wolverine Welcome, formerly known as New Student Welcome Day, took place on campus August 7 and 8, and kicked off with a welcome message from SBVC Interim President Dr. Linda Fontanilla and a keynote speech from writer, actor, and comedian Kyle Erby. Later, students attended an extensive resource fair featuring dozens of campus departments and enjoyed a complimentary lunch.

On the second day of Wolverine Welcome, students watched presentations from First Year Experience, EOPS, Student Accessibility Services, and Umoja, and were able to meet with admissions and records, financial aid, and counseling representatives. The event was hosted by the SBVC Outreach and Recruitment Office and was "a great success," Outreach Coordinator Amanda Moody said. "Our students walked away with resolutions, answers, and support from instruction and student services." By extending the welcome event from one day to two, it "ensured all new students were ready to begin the fall semester," she added. "It is important to host outreach and retention events to engage with our students and establish a relationship with folks who need our services and guidance."