Events & Activities 2018

Events are on the Santa Rosa campus unless otherwise indicated. Please join us - all are welcome!


Wednesday, January 24
100th Anniversary Opening Reception

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Lawrence A. Bertolini Student Center, Santa Rosa Campus
Free parking and admittance

Jane Gershan, "Abstract", Acrylic on canvas, 2017Wednesday, January 31
100 Years in the Making: Featured Paintings by Current SRJC Petaluma Art Students
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Mahoney Library Gallery, Petaluma Campus
Free event

This exhibit, running from January 17th - March 15th,  highlights the exceptional talent of our SRJC students, taught by SRJC faculty on how to create stunning artworks. Student artists will be in attendance at the opening reception on January 31. 

Image: Jane Gershan, “Abstract,”
Acrylic on canvas, 2017


Saturday, February 17
Bear Cub Athletic Trust 100th Anniversary Polenta Dinner

Lawrence A. Bertolini Student Center, Santa Rosa Campus 
Fundraiser for student-athletes and Kinesiology, Athletics & Dance Department
No host happy hour, 5:30 p.m.
Three-course dinner and silent auction, 6:30 p.m.
All proceeds from the event will go to support the SRJC Athletic programs
Details and tickets:

Thursday, February 22
Jesse Peter Multicultural Museum History Reception

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Jesse Peter Museum on the Santa Rosa Campus
Open to the public
Free event

This historical exhibit of the museum from the early 1930s to the present runs from February 22 to April 12, 2018. The museum endures as one of the many gems of the Santa Rosa Junior College, contributing to the creative, aesthetic, and cultural development of our diverse community. The museum  exists because of the vision and contributions of past presidents, faculty, staff, students, and the community for over 8 decades. 

The opening reception will include live music, a Pomo blessing and light refreshments. 


Monday, March 5, 2018
The Challenges of Creating the National Women's History Project

speaker Molly McGregor, founder National Women's History Month
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carole L. Ellis Auditorium, Petaluma Campus.
Free event

Wednesday, March 14
History of Women at SRJC: By the Numbers

speaker KC Greaney, director of Institutional Research, SRJC 
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Santa Rosa Campus:  Frank P. Doyle Library, Room 4245 
Petaluma Campus:  Live video, Call Building, Room 602
Free event

Saturday, March 17
Three Dimensional Perspective, Draw the JC Buildings for its 100th Birthday

Community Education Class
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Santa Rosa Campus
Class Registration

Christian Quintin, a French-born Artist and Santa Rosa resident, will offer a drawing workshop in the morning on the elements of perspective, and follow up in the afternoon by drawing various buildings on the Santa Rosa campus with graphite or colored pencils. 

Thursday, March 29
"What if women built a community college - and EVERYbody came?"

Acclaimed Sonoma County historian and Press Democrat journalist Gaye Le Baron will provide an insightful historical overview of Sonoma County, shedding light on the role and legacy of Santa Rosa Junior College. Presented in collaboration with SRJC Arts & Lectures and Women’s History Month.12:00 pm -1:00 pm
Santa Rosa Campus: Lawrence A. Bertolini Student Center
Petaluma Campus:  Live video (room TBA)
Free event 



Thursday, April 5
"100 Years: Countless Stories” Reception

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Herold Mahoney Library Gallery
Free event

This exhibit, running April 2nd to July 26th, features photos of Santa Rosa Junior College alumni and their stories on the impact SRJC has had on their lives.

Saturday, April 7
Bear Cub Athletic Trust 100th Anniversary and 20th in History Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Dinner

No host bar, 5:30 p.m.
Dinner and Induction Ceremony, 6:30 p.m.
Founded in 1996, the SRJC Hall of Fame has been inducting men and women who have achieved excellence and high honors as athletes, teams, coaches or community members.
Please join us at this very special 20th Hall of Fame event! Tickets & info are available here:

Wednesday, April 18
“Veritas” sculpture and time capsule

The Quad in front of the Frank P. Doyle Library, Santa Rosa Campus
Free event

A collaboration between SRJC students, instructor Michael McGinnis, a world-renowned artist and inventor, and The Engineering Club. Master sculptor McGinnis and his students will fabricate “Veritas,” a sculpture that reflects our search for truth with its labyrinthian pathway of interconnected elements. TEC students will build the time capsule and the base on which the sculpture will be placed. 

Sunday, April 22
Apple Blossom Parade & Festival

Sebastopol, downtown
Free event

Sunday, April 28
Butter & Eggs Parade & Festival

Petaluma, downtown
Free event



Sunday, May 6
Day Under the Oaks & Foundation Dedication: 100 Years of Academic Excellence

Free parking and admittance
Food available for purchase

Saturday, May 19
Rose Parade

Santa Rosa, downtown
Free event

Friday, May 25
Celebrate CTE

Begins at 5:00 pm
John Surryhne Outdoor Stage, Graduation Lawn, Santa Rosa Campus
Free event

Join us for the third annual "Celebrate CTE," as we honor students who have completed their career certificates during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Saturday, May 26
SRJC Commencement Ceremony

Free event

Thursday, May 31
100th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

Honoring 2018 President’s Medallion Recipient Exchange Bank
Begins at 5:30 pm
Walter Haehl Pavilion, Santa Rosa Campus
Individual Tickets $100, Sponsorships Available
Details and tickets:

May release
The History of Santa Rosa Junior College

Release date, location and event details to be announced

The History of Santa Rosa Junior College will be a new book of photos and images representing each decade of SRJC’s history.



Thursday, June 7
Building Community Breakfast

Physical Fitness Center, Building 800, Petaluma Campus



Summer Repertory Theatre Festival
Details and tickets:



Sunday, September 9
City of Santa Rosa Sesquicentennial

Santa Rosa, downtown square
Free event

When Santa Rosa turns 150, and SRJC turns 100, it's a celebration! Join community members in the square downtown as we celebrate both. 

Saturday, September 22
Spirit of SRJC Picnic

11:00 am - 4:00 pm
John Surryhne Outdoor Stage, Graduation Lawn, Santa Rosa Campus
Free parking and admittance
Food available for purchase

Join the SRJC community as we have an old-fashioned picnic, with games, barbecue, birthday cake and more. Bring your picnic, blanket or chairs, kids, grandkids, and friends, while you connect with staff, alumni, past colleagues, and supporters for a wonderful day outside on the beautiful Santa Rosa campus. 



Friday, October 6
Bear Cub Athletic Trust 100th Anniversary Golf Tournament

Begins at 8:30 am
Windsor Golf Course
Details and tickets:

Saturday, October 13
100th Anniversary Fall Festival

10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shone Farm
Free parking and admittance
Food available for purchase

Saturday, October 20
100th Anniversary LumaFest

11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Petaluma Campus
Free parking and admittance
Food available for purchase