Super Saturday Festival – Welcome to the COMmunity!
Last-minute services help students get ready to begin their journey successfully
College of Marin (COM) is hosting its annual Super Saturday Festival, an event designed to help incoming students finish up the steps they need to be fully prepared for class on their first day. The hybrid online and in-person event takes place on Saturday, August 21, two days before the start of weekday classes for the fall semester.
In-person Event Schedule
(All activities take place on the upper level of Student Services Center, unless otherwise noted)
9 am – 11 am
- Welcome table with munchies and giveaways
- Enrollment services; including admissions, records, and financial aid
- Outreach services, including application, MyCOM Portal use, registration, navigational support, COM ID cards, and campus tours
- Drop-in academic counseling
- Information and schedule for free SparkPoint financial coaching
9 am – 1 pm
- Curbside pickup for laptop devices at the Kentfield Campus Library (main entrance of Fusselman Hall)
- The COM Bookstore is open! (120 Kent Avenue next to Parking Lot 1)
10 am – 11 am
- Interactive welcome session with Q&A
Virtual Event Schedule
11 am – 1 pm
- Jumpstart orientation for incoming High School students
- Welcome Center and Cashier’s Office Assistance
- Enrollment Services with Financial Aid Breakout Room
- Academic Counseling Drop-in Appointments:
Both in-person and virtual events will wrap up by 1 pm.
Student ambassadors will be on-site during the event to assist new COM students with finding the resources they need. Student Ambassador Raquel Covarrubias Pina said she can’t wait to welcome the newest Mariners to campus.
"I love being a student ambassador! I wanted to be more involved in school and doing this job has allowed me to connect and help so many students,” Covarrubias Pina remarked. “I look forward to helping the new incoming students this semester!"
Fellow Student Ambassador Freddy Camacho agreed and added how this event helped him when he was a student, so he was eager to pass along the goodwill.
“College doesn't have to be this treacherous journey full of unknowns when there are people here at COM to help you, the student,” expressed Camacho. “As a COM student who has been on both sides of college success events, I have gained a deeper appreciation for the staff who help organize these events and the students who attend them. Everyone on campus comes together for the desired goal of helping students learn about college resources designed to help them succeed.”
For more information about the event, visit the Super Saturday Festival webpage.