If you're planning to attend Foothill College this summer or fall, join us for Day on the Hill, a free open house that showcases the programs and services that Foothill College offers. Day on the Hill is Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and begins at the Student Services Building at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. Stay for the whole program or drop in for a short visit. Admission, parking and lunch are free. Advance conference registration is required.
“Foothill’s Day on the Hill is an excellent introduction for high school, adult education and regional occupational program students and their families to experience numerous college and career opportunities,” said Foothill College Vice President of Student Services Denise Swett, Ed.D. “From patiently explaining the financial aid and registration processes to introducing popular university transfer options, associate degree programs, hands-on career training, and the campus life experience, Day on the Hill provides an overview of the supportive environment you’ll find at Foothill College.”
In addition to guided campus tours and entertainment, Foothill’s Day on the Hill activities include free college admission application assistance and free placement testing; university-transfer and career-training programs information; registration for the one-unit orientation class that qualifies the student for early fall registration; and presentations detailing on-campus programs and services, such as career exploration, financial aid and scholarships, disabled students services and EOPS. Many faculty and staff from different academic disciplines will participate as will counselors. Counselors will present workshops and will be available at the information fair to talk with you and answer your questions.
This year, Foothill has also added afternoon sessions in support of the rich diversity of the students who attend the college. Everyone is invited to participate in sessions supporting veterans, disabled students, LGBT students and undocumented students, and to learn about special support services and programs.
“More activities and programs are packed into Foothill’s Day on the Hill than most colleges. You’ll find guided campus tours, information tables, parent programs and programs in Spanish, as well as help with applying, registering and doing placement tests,” Swett said. “We want you to walk away from the event knowing that you can start your classes at Foothill this summer or fall.”
The event is for everyone. In addition to high school students and recent grads, Foothill’s Day on the Hill event is popular with returning veterans who are ready to go to college, as well as working professionals who are looking for career changes. Foothill has a wide variety of classes, programs, certificates and degrees for anyone who is a junior in high school or older. Parents are also encouraged to attend the event. Students can be more successful while in college if they have their parents' support, so it’s beneficial for parents and families to come to Foothill’s Day on the Hill to learn the ins and outs of college life and how it differs from high school.
Register in advance to attend the free conference. To complete the conference registration online, access www.foothill.edu/dayonthehill/register.php or download the registration form (PDF) and choose the method of registration that is most convenient: e-mail form to OutreachProgram@foothill.edu; fax form to (650) 949-6979; or mail form to Foothill College Student Development & Instruction Office, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022-4599.
Parking lots 1, 7 and 8 provide stair and no-stair access to the Student Services Building. Foothill College is located off I-280 on El Monte Road in Los Altos Hills. For more information, e-mail OutreachProgram@foothill.edu or call (650) 949-6965.
NOTE: Submit requests for special accommodations by April 23 to Foothill College Disability Access & Compliance Supervisor Margo Dobbins by calling (650) 949-7038 or e-mailing DobbinsMargo@foothill.edu.