Explore what the future holds at the Moorpark College Spring Festival


A small train carrying children rolls down Raider Walk during its first annual Spring Spectacular on March 17, 2018 at Moorpark College. The festival featured games, crafts, and booths showcasing Moorpark College programs.

By Susana Suffolk and Morgan Ellis

Moorpark College is encouraging community members to “explore their future” on Saturday, March 14 for its third annual Spring Festival on the quad from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Moorpark College Student Activities Specialist, Kristen Robinson explained the purpose of the festival, stating, “It’s really just to introduce our Moorpark community members to the campus.”

The goal of the Spring Festival is to show attending individuals of all ages, but particularly those who are younger, what Moorpark College is about and what they have to offer in a fun and interactive way. The event will involve collaboration between the many departments present on campus, such as the Outreach Office, the Performing Arts department as well as clubs and academic departments.

Placing a huge value on community involvement, the planning committee will utilize local businesses for supplying vendors like Kona Ice and L&T Catering.

“Since this is a community event we like to kinda of give back to those organizations that support our campus,” Robinson mentioned.

There will be booths featuring the different academic departments and organizations on campus such as Spectrum Club, Dance Club, Chemistry Club and the MakerSpace. Each will have its own activities to show visitors what their organization is all about. Guests who complete four different activities will receive stamps for each one which can then be redeemed for a complimentary snow cone from Kona Ice.

“Our academic departments and our clubs that participate and develop their interactive booths I think are the best ambassadors for our academic programs and our student life,” Robinson stated.

Other activities to look forward to include a “dinosaur encounter” as well as performances put on by groups involved in the Performing Arts department.

The same day on the other side of campus will be the EATM Spring Spectacular from 10 a.m to 5 p.m., as well as the Child Development Center Discovery Day from 10:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m.

For more information regarding the Spring Festival or other events, visit the Spring Festival page on the Moorpark College website, or contact Kristen Robinson at [email protected].