In the Loop (Students)

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Student in the Loop
Nov. 18-22

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Long Beach City College’s Student In the Loop is a weekly email to keep LBCC students aware of upcoming events, workshops, registration dates and other helpful information.​

Student Loop Information

Spring Semester 2020 – Registration NOW OPEN

Registration for Spring Semester 2020 is now open. Click here for the LBCC Schedule of Classes. Spring Semester runs from Feb. 6 to June 3, 2020.

Important Viking Student System Info for Fall 2020 Transfer Students

If you’re planning on transferring to a CSU or UC next fall, make sure to print out your unofficial transcripts before 12 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 27, through the Viking Student System. The Viking Student System will be offline starting at 12 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 27, and will not be available until 6 a.m. on Mon., Dec. 2. The deadline for CSU and UC applications is Sat., Nov. 30. Please make sure you have your unofficial transcript ready for your transfer application.  Don’t wait—get help with your transfer application at the LBCC Transfer Center before the deadline!  Go to for times and locations.

CSU and UC Fall 2020 Transfer Application Deadline – Sat., Nov. 30  

CSU and UC Fall 2020 Transfer Applications are due Sat., Nov. 30. Transfer Center staff are available to assist with applications. An online application takes approximately 1 hour to 1½ hours to input. Students should contact the Transfer Center at LAC (A-1097, 562-938-4670) or PCC (EE-105, 562-938-3916) for our weekly application assistance hours. Follow the CSU application link or the UC application link to create your application account, then visit the Transfer Center for any questions. Please note that you will be inputting all courses taken at any colleges or universities you have attended. You must have those transcripts/records accessible for inputting. 

Basic Needs Program Website 

The Basic Needs program just launched their new website! This program will provide increased access to food, direct referrals to appropriate housing agencies and information regarding transportation resources to LBCC students. Click here for their new website. 

New Viking Student System Coming Mon., Dec. 2 

Starting on Mon., Dec. 2, the Viking Student System will be updated. This update will make registration even easier by making the Viking Student System accessible on mobile phones. For questions on how to use the new Viking Student System, contact the Student Technology Help Desk at (562) 938-4250 or 

New Library Online Catalog Starting Mon., Jan. 2

The LBCC Library is moving from the “Library Catalog” to a new interface called OneSearch starting on Mon., Jan. 2. OneSearch is used by all California State University system libraries. The LBCC Library hopes that the new universal interface used by most college and university libraries in California will bring familiarity and confidence when students search for library materials, regardless of location or college affiliation.

Student Loop Events

“Kash for Kids” Donation Drive – Wed., Nov. 20

The Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society will be collecting donations to help pay off lunch account balances for children attending an elementary school near PCC. The fundraiser will be on Wed., Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Building DD walkway at PCC. For questions please contact Michelle Pecheck. 

Phi Theta Kappa Open House – Thurs., Nov.21

The Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society (PTK) is having an open house event for prospective members, current members, faculty, and staff who want to know more about PTK. PTK board members will be present to answer your questions and explain the benefits of joining. If interested, stop by anytime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 21 in the Valhalla Room, 2nd floor of E Building, LAC. For questions please contact Michelle Pecheck.

Ice Cream Social – Thurs., Nov. 21

Drop by and share a free ice cream treat with your LBCC Police Unit and Student Life. The ice cream social will be on Thurs., Nov. 21 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the A-Quad, LAC. Meet your Campus Police and LBPD Dive Officers!

Viking Drumming Circles 

The Healthy Viking Initiative encourages students to join the Viking Drumming Circles. Join us and come have FUN drumming to your natural human beat. Drumming has a positive effect on your health by reducing tension, anxiety, stress, and chronic pain. Research and studies have discovered that through mindful drumming emotional healing can occur and give students an outlet to express difficult emotions. Students must bring their own drum or percussion instrument. Viking Drumming Circles will be on Wednesdays at PCC in the EE Quad from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 27 and Dec. 11; and on Thursdays at LAC in the A Quad from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 21 and Dec. 5. 

Lost in Place: Nov. 21 – 24 and Dec. 5 – 8

LBCC Performing Arts presents “Lost in Place” written by Lewis Black and directed by Gregory Mortensen. “Lost in Place will run from Nov. 21 through Nov. 24, and from Dec. 5 through Dec. 8. Purchase tickets at  

Root Cause Gallery Exhibition Through Wed., Nov. 27

LBCC Visual Media Arts Sculpture Program Alumni present their Root Cause gallery exhibition curated by Coleen Sterritt in K-100, LAC. The exhibition will run until Nov 27. Gallery hours: Mon./Thurs. from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tues./Wed. from 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Fri. from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sat., Nov. 23 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Reading & Teacher Preparation Department: Student Showcase on Thurs., Dec. 5

The Reading & Teacher Preparation Department will hold their Student Showcase on Thurs., Dec. 5 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in T-1200, LAC. Student projects will be showcased from Education and Reading students. Join us for refreshments and student presentations at this open-house style event.  

Planetarium Nights – Fall 2019 Series

Travel through the Solar System and deep into the universe through LBCC’s popular Planetarium Nights! Learn about the constellations, planets, and various astronomical objects and events. The Fall 2019 Series concludes with Loredana Vetere on Fri., Dec. 6. All planetarium shows are from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in D-326, LAC. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Early arrival is highly suggested as space is limited. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is free and open to the public.

Holiday Concert – Sat., Dec. 14

LBCC’s Performing Arts and Associated Student Body proudly present John Rutter’s “Gloria” and other Choral Favorites performed by LBCC Viking Chorale, Viking Singers, A Capella Madrigal Choir, and Brass Ensemble. The concert will be on Sat., Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 370 Junipero Ave., Long Beach, CA 90814. Visit to purchase tickets online. For more information, call (562) 938-4495 or email 

Student Loop Workshops

Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society’s Ability Ally Workshop – Tues., Nov. 19

Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society would like to invite faculty, staff, and students to the Ability Ally Workshop. This workshop is designed to promote disability awareness and dispel common stereotypes. It offers an authentic view into the lives of LBCC students with disabilities through a student panel and provides information on various on-campus resources. The workshop will take place on Tues., Nov. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in GG-238, PCC. Refreshments will be provided. Contact Valinda Intarattana at for additional information.

CBEST Study Circles: Nov. 20 and Nov. 21 

Dig into CBEST material to create study goals, build familiarity and ultimately, do your best on the CBEST. Facilitated by a professor, work with a study group on learning about and practicing for the CBEST Exam, required for future credentialed teacher candidates. Study the Reading and Writing Section on Wed., Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. in L-165, LAC; and the Mathematics Section on Thurs., Nov. 21 at 4 p.m. in L-175, LAC.

Career Workshops  – Fall 2019

The Career Center will be holding Career Workshops throughout Fall semester in order to help figure out possible majors and career paths. The workshops available are: “Career Options and My Personality” on Tues., Nov. 19 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in EE-105, PCC; and “Creating a Resume and Cover Letter” on Tues., Dec. 3 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in EE-105, PCC. Space for these workshops is limited, sign up here.

Mental Health Services Workshops

Mental Health Services is holding a series of workshops where you can learn skills and tools to improve your emotional wellbeing and create balance in your life. The workshops include: “Gratitude – A Tool for Happiness” on Wed., Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in GG-238, PCC; and “Art of Wellness” on Thurs., Dec. 5 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in E-202, LAC, and on Wed., Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in GG-238, PCC.

Financial Aid Application Workshops

Join the Financial Aid Office to learn and obtain assistance to submit your financial aid application online. Workshops are hosted in computer labs on campus. Financial Aid Application Workshops will be on Mon., Nov 18 at 9 a.m. in L-255, LAC; Wed., Nov. 20 at 9 a.m. in AA-201B, PCC; Mon., Nov. 25 at 5 p.m. in AA-204, PCC; and Tues., Nov. 26 at 3 p.m. in L-255, LAC. Students and parents must bring Driver’s License or State ID card, Social Security cards, 2018 W-2 forms, 1099 forms, records of money earned, Unemployment, and any other taxable benefits, 2018 Federal income tax form, current bank statement, Public Assistance benefits statements, and Alien Registration card, if applicable.

Resume Creation Workshops

Learn about the various sections of a resume, how to specifically format it to your industry, and create your own through Career Coach. The workshops will be on Thurs., Nov. 21 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in L-103, LAC; Fri., Nov. 22 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in LL-206, PCC; Thurs., Dec. 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in L-103, LA; and Fri., Dec. 13 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in LL-206, PCC.

Student Loop Reminders

Winter Session 2020 – Registration NOW OPEN

Registration is now open to sign up for Winter Session 2020 classes. Click here for LBCC Schedule of Classes. Winter Session runs from Jan. 2 – Feb. 5, 2020.

The LBCC Scholarship Application Due Thurs., Dec. 5

Complete the LBCC Scholarship application today! One application will help you apply for 700 scholarships. The electronic application is now available at Deadline to apply is Thurs., Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. 

Pre-order See’s Candies for Holidays to Support LBCC Child Development Centers and Learning Labs

Delicious and festive See’s candies will be available for pre-order through Wed., Dec. 4! Proceeds will benefit LBCC’s Child Development Centers and Learning Labs at both campuses. Orders can be placed in person at the LAC CDC, 4630 Clark Ave., Long Beach, 90808, or the PCC CDC, Building HH. Checks should be made payable to Child Development Associates (CDA). Your candy will be delivered to the CDC where you place your order. Orders will be ready for pickup on Thurs., Dec. 12. Please contact Stacey Smith-Clark with any questions, or to obtain an order form via email.