Campus tours will be led by ASB representatives followed by a lunch in the Cougar Café. Event will conclude with a “Get to Know Your Neighbor” pool party

Taft College will host a pilot freshman orientation and campus tour on Sunday beginning at 10:30 am in the College Library. The event is designed to set the stage for future campus-wide freshman orientations. This year, the orientation is limited to on-campus resident students who will be living in the college’s dormitories in the 2014/15 academic year.

The day-long event will kick off with a welcome from Taft College Superintendent/President Dr. Dena Maloney.

Vice President of Student Services Darcy Bogle will then facilitate presentations by college staff from financial aid, counseling and outreach, student activities and clubs, and resident housing.

Campus tours will be led by Associated Student Body representatives and will be followed by a lunch in the Cougar Café.

The event will conclude with a “Get to Know Your Neighbor” pool party at the Taft Union High School aquatic facility adjacent to the Taft College campus.

The Orientation is part of the Taft College strategy to support student success. Studies have shown the importance of student engagement in promoting student achievement.

Students who have built strong connections to their peers, faculty and staff are more likely to stay enrolled and complete their goals.

The fall schedule includes 421 class offerings. Prospective students can still get information on how to apply, register and enroll in fall 2014 course by going to and clicking on Student Services.

You may also contact Taft College by phone at (661) 763-7748. Taft College is located at 29 Cougar Court, Taft California. Registration for the fall 2014 term will remain open during the first week of classes.