Potential students, families can learn about programs and resources at Palm Desert or Indio Campus Family Night Open House Events

Potential Students Invited to COD Family Night

Past Family Night photo courtesy of COD.

PALM DESERT — Potential students and their families are encouraged to get a sneak peek of the Roadrunner experience at the Palm Desert Campus and Indio Campus at a Family Night open house event. The Palm Springs Family Night will be announced at a later time.

This marks the first family night COD has hosted since before COVID-19, Nicholas Robles, Public Information Officer, Office of the President, told Uken Report.

These Family Night events will allow incoming students to learn more about the programs College of the Desert offers at the campus location and on the day that is most convenient for them. Palm Desert Campus will hold its Family Night on Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Indio Campus Family Night will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Attendees will learn about academic and student service programs, financial aid, and more. This is a great opportunity to learn about COD’s EDGE/plEDGE program. EDGE connects students with services that provide a smooth transition into college courses. Through plEDGE, high school graduates within Coachella Valley can enjoy two full years of free tuition and fees by participating in 10 hours of community service, attending a career pathway workshop, dual enrollment and maintaining full-time status for Fall and Spring semesters.

Potential Students Invited to COD Family Night

Past Family Night photo courtesy of COD.

“The idea of applying, registering, and participating in college classes can feel daunting to many people,” said Dean Amanda Philips. “Our Family Nights are designed to show that college is approachable and attainable. We have services and programs in place to help you overcome the financial and educational barriers getting in the way of you going to college, because when you succeed, the entire community succeeds. By the end of the evening, we hope you’ll be able to embrace our slogan ‘Your Community. Your college.’”

Informational sessions about COD, English as a Second Language (ESL) programs, Financial Aid, Adult Basic Education will also be provided. All presentations will be given in English and Spanish.

Staff members will be available for students who would like help applying to COD or registering for the Winter and Spring 2024 term. Attendees that RSVP for the event ahead of time can enjoy free food. Please RSVP here or call 760-674-7645. For questions, please email familynight@collegeofthedesert.edu.

Image Sources

  • A past COD Family Night: COD
  • COD Family Night: COD