Special Events

The Office of Student Life hosts many different kinds of annual events. Please be sure to mark your calendars! View the Student Life Events Calendar to see upcoming events.


(September & January)

After new student orientation, we kick off the start of the semester with our biannual Chimeratopia, a community resource fair. This is a great opportunity for new and returning students to get acquainted with everything the college and the surrounding greater Bay Area community has to offer. In addition to college departments, clubs, and organizations, neighborhood businesses will promote student discounts and give out freebies. And the awesome taco truck will also be on hand (provided by the Alumni Association).

Blood Drives


CCA sponsors two blood drives spring semester and are held on the San Francisco and Oakland campuses. Nationwide someone needs a unit of blood every two to three seconds, and most of us will need blood during our lifetime. A need for blood always exists, and only volunteer donors can fill that need for patients in our community. For more information, including eligibility guidelines, go to www.bloodcenters.org.

Bay Area Excursions

(October & April)

Experience all that the Bay Area has to offer by participating in an excursion that takes off the unbeaten path. Trips have included a visit to the largest flea market, Alameda Antique Faire to hiking through the Headlands in Marin. Shuttle service is provided.

Film Screenings

Tired of having to pay $10 to see a movie and to buy popcorn? Looking for a cheap date night? Each semester, we bring the movie experience to you at absolutely no cost. Also, CCA alums interesting in screening their films, please feel free to contact Janeece M. Hayes, Associate Director for Residential Life & Student Life at janeece@cca.edu.

Holiday Lunch


Every year volunteers from across the college hosts a Holiday Lunch for students, staff and faculty on each campus. Please join us for a warm meal and a chance to get together as a community. Be sure to have your CCA ID for check in!

Arts & Crafts Fair

(November & April)

All CCA students, alumni, faculty, and staff are invited to sell their arts and crafts at the end of each semester at this event. This is a unique opportunity for the public to discover and purchase one-of-a-kind gifts while enjoying live jazz music. Be sure to visit About Fairs for more information.

Spring Picnic


Dust off your Frisbee, spring is here! Every year staff from across the college hosts a Spring Picnic for students, staff, and faculty on each campus. Please join us for an enjoyable meal and a chance to get together as a community.

Crunch Week

(December & April)

A series of free events to help CCA students survive the end of the semester. This is an opportunity for students to take a well-earned break from final projects with free massages, coffee, pizza events, and Alumni Association–provide power packs throughout the week!

End of Year Events


Join in the celebration of graduating students by attending one of many end of year events ranging from the MFA Thesis Exhibition, the Annual Fashion Show, and culminating with Commencement. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to get a sneak peek of what you will be doing in your senior year at CCA!

Have an Idea for an Event?

Please be sure to apply for Community Funding Form through Chimera Council or the Graduate Student Alliance.