As the sun was setting and getting chilly, dozens of students made their way to the Quad on Nov. 6 to talk to university representatives for University Night.
Tables were set up in the shape of a keyhole in the center of the quad. Five heaters were set up to keep the students warm as it got dark and chilly.
On one side a table with food and drinks was set up for the students to snack on while they waited to speak to the different university representatives.
The booth that seemed to be most popular was UCLA but Cal State Northridge, Long Beach and Los Angeles all had long lines of people waiting for them.
“There’s a lot of people, a lot of information [and] universities here,” Anayely Saguilan, math and economics, said.
Saguilan has been at PCC since 2009 but this was her first time attending the fair and she was happy she decided to check it out.
Brittany Gore, biology, attended the University Day earlier this semester and came to University Night to check if the rumor she heard recently that UCLA gave a discount if a family member worked there. “UCLA doesn’t give the discount, it’s USC…So that was a big help,” she said.
There were out-of-state universities like Temple University and Pepperdine that also generated some interest. Devry, Pacific Oaks and the Academy of Art University were also represented.
There was also a booth there for the transfer center with their usual array of pamphlets.
There was even a booth for the U.S. Marine Corps. Three marines were standing in their uniforms talking to students about the financial benefits of joining the Marines. One student was challenged to do 100 push-ups, which he managed to complete.
One college that departed from the usual definition of higher education was Yo San University, a nonprofit university of traditional Chinese medicine. Director of Enrollment Joslyn Williams said that they get a lot of students that are interested in the school.
“[Students] are always very curious about acupuncture and what is traditional Chinese medicine,” said Williams. “Or they didn’t know you can get a degree in it.”