allan-hancock-college55cacf1d53875Allan Hancock College will host a new event on Tuesday, August 16, to help first-time college students feel more at home when the fall semester begins next week. Hancock Hello will take place from 4-7 p.m. outside the Student Center on the Santa Maria campus.

Students will be able to take a tour of campus, receive their student ID card, and learn about student clubs and organizations. Workshops will be offered on various topics from counseling, financial aid, transferring to a four-year university, and how to use student technology. Students will also be able to win prizes during a Pokemon Go-themed scavenger hunt.

Parents are welcome to attend the free event. The first 100 students will receive one free ticket to a special PCPA performance of “In the Heights.”

Questions? Planning to cover this event? Please call the Public Affairs office at (805) 922-6966 ext. 3764, or email