In the Loop (Students)

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Long Beach City College’s Student In the Loop is a weekly email to keep LBCC students aware of upcoming events, workshops, registration dates, and other helpful information.​

Student Loop Events

LBCC Invites All to Participate in Pride Parade Entry Aug. 6

Want to walk with LBCC at the 2023 Long Beach Pride Parade? Please be sure to fill out this RSVP form using the email address that you plan to check throughout the summer if you would like to join LBCC in the Pride Parade entry at 10:30 a.m., Sun., Aug. 6. Contact with questions.

FREE LBCC Big Band Concert — Fri., June 2

Enjoy the music of all-time greats Count Basie, Thad Jones, Buddy Rich, Tito Puente and more at this LBCC Big Band event set for Fri., June 2 at 6 p.m., LAC Concourse, outdoors in front of the Bob and Barbara Ellis Auditorium (Bldg. J). Featuring the LBCC Big Band, with guest drummer TINA RAYMOND – a Downbeat award-winning music educator, Director of Jazz Studies at CSUN, president-elect of the California Alliance for Jazz, and most importantly, a top drummer in the LA music scene. Chairs provided, or bring a blanket/picnic to the quad lawn for a concert-in-the-park experience. Presented by the LBCC Performing Arts Department and Associated Student Body under the direction of Patrick Sheng, the concert is FREE and open to the public with FREE parking in lots E & F. Check LBCC’s Performing Arts under “upcoming events” for more information about this and other concerts.

‘Beach to Beach’ Choral Concert Collaboration! – Sat., June 3

The LBCC Vocal Studies Department and Directors Skye Angulo and Dr. Dawn Brooks invite you to attend “Beach to Beach” – a collaboration featuring the LBCC Viking Chorale and Viking singers and the Golden West College Chamber Singers performing choral favorites with orchestral accompaniment, including Mozart’s popular Vespera Solennis de Confessore K. 339. The concert will take place on Sat., June 3 at 7 p.m. in the Bob & Barbara Ellis Auditorium, LAC. For details and tickets, go to LBCC’s Performing Arts.

Spring Vocal Jazz Concert — Sun., June 4

Enjoy some great live music at the 2023 LBCC Spring Vocal Jazz Concert, featuring the LBCC Lyrical Workers and Evening Jazz Choir, directed by Andrea Calderwood with Kevin Kearney at the keyboard. The concert will be on Sun., June 4 at 2 p.m., at the Bob and Barbara Ellis Auditorium LAC-Bldg. J.

Presented by the LBCC Performing Arts Department and Associated Student Body, the concert is FREE with your ASB Card. General Admission $15; $10 Students & Seniors. Alumni can contact to be part of the big finish. Check LBCC’s Performing Arts under “upcoming events” for more information about this and other concerts.

Be Part of the 2023 Long Beach Summer Community Band! – Concert Wed., July 12

All high school, college, and community musicians are invited to be part of the 2023 Long Beach Summer Band, co-directed by Brian Hamilton of LBCC and Jermie Arnold of CSULB. Don’t miss this great opportunity to play and meet some new music friends on Wed., July 12 at 6 p.m. at LBCC’s Bob & Barbara Ellis Auditorium (LAC-Bldg. J). Check LBCC’s Performing Arts under “upcoming events” for details about admission and parking, sign-up information, and LBCC/CSULB rehearsal dates. $60 fee due at rehearsal sign-up.

If you require accommodations, please contact the Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS) at least 72 hours prior to the event at (562) 938-4558 or (562) 938-4833 (TTY) or If you require sign language interpreting services, please contact Stephanie Bonales at or (562) 938-4918.
If you require Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services, please contact Sunita Shelly: / 562.938.4947 or Sonia Leticia Vélez: at least 5 business days prior to the event. Please note requests are based on provider availability, the more advance notice the better.

Student Loop Information

Vote for Your Favorite Building M Mural Design by June 2!

Add your voice to share what kind of public art you want to see on our campuses and which mural you would like to see on the LAC M Building! Vote by Fri., June 2 through this link.

Earn a Gift Card and Gain Mental Health Tips

As a public service to LBCC students, a $40 gift card is being offered to participate in a free one-hour Zoom training on physical and mental resiliency. Learn sills that can help you face day-to-day stress – from the Art of Sleeping to Stress Management; Coping with Trauma to Goal Setting and Avoiding Burnout from multiple demands of life. You have the option to register here for one of three offerings:

  • May 10 from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • May 11 from 4 – 5 p.m.
  • May 17 from 7 – 8 p.m.

Extended New Library Hours May 15 – June 7

The Liberal Arts Campus and Pacific Coast Campus libraries are open with extended hours just in time for finals from May 15 – June 7. 

Extended hours at Liberal Arts Campus (LAC)

  • Mon. – Thurs. 7:30 am – 9 pm
  • Fri. 7:30 am – 3 pm
  • Sat., 10 am – 2 pm

Extended hours at Pacific Coast Campus (PCC)

  • Mon. – Thurs. 7:30 am – 8 pm
  • Fri. 7:30 am – 2 pm
  • Sat., 10 am – 2 pm

Apply Now for HACU Paid Internships – Deadline June 30

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is seeking applicants for the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP). It offers outstanding college students the opportunity to receive valuable work experience through paid internships at federal agencies nationwide, including NASA, USDA, National Science Foundation, Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Library of Congress. The upcoming deadline is June 30, 2023, for the 15-week fall session. Undergraduates beginning their second year through graduate students are eligible, and nearly 600 internships are awarded each year. For details, download the promotional flyer here, and students can apply online at

Student Loop Reminders

Viking Vault Open Hours for FREE FOOD!

Are you unavailable to attend the LBCC Basic Needs Team’s Grab & Go drive-thru events? Visit the Viking Vault in-person to pick up your FREE FOOD – free hygiene items and parenting resources, too! Viking Vault Open Hours are: Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., at LAC E-131; and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at PCC QQ-107

Click here to join the Basic Needs Canvas page to receive updates for free food resources and events.