VCs Pirate Preview Day offers glimpse of college life

Ashley Bergeron

Area residents considering college can get a glimpse of campus life during Victoria College’s Pirate Preview Day on Thursday, May 14. This event, which is free and open to the public, gives prospective students an in-depth look at what VC has to offer.

The deadline to register to attend Pirate Preview Day is Tuesday, May 12.

Programs of study, workforce training, and certificate programs will be spotlighted, in addition to admissions processes, scholarships, financial aid, campus life and student services. Pirate Preview Day will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. beginning in Room 132 of the Health Sciences Center on VC’s Main Campus. Lunch will be provided to Pirate Preview Days participants.

During the event, participants will:

  • Be given a tour of the VC nursing simulation labs and control rooms where they can see how mannequins are used to simulate patient responses
  • Attend a VC Emergency Medical Services presentation
  • Visit the VC Student Center to learn about college clubs and extracurricular activities
  • Tour the KEY Center and the Betty East Tutoring Center, two of the many VC areas that help students reach their academic goals
  • Visit the Sports Center and learn about VC athletic teams and activities
  • Discover library research and reading opportunities at the VC/UHV Library
  • Learn about area history at the Museum of the Coastal Bend

“Pirate Preview Day offers a glimpse of life as a Victoria College student to anyone planning to attend VC or just thinking about attending college,” said Ashley Bergeron, VC academic advisor. “We can help them on their academic pathway and point out various learning opportunities.”

The event is scheduled several times throughout the fall and spring semesters.

To register to attend Pirate Preview Day, or for more information, students can call (361) 485-6823 or email

Published: Saturday, 25 April 2015

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