By Abby Cloud
Moving from your home—whether it’s thirty minutes across town or eight hours across the state—to come to college is a difficult thing to do. You wonder how you’ll make new friends, participate in sports, or join new clubs. If you’re attending Tallahassee Community College during the summer or fall, here are five extracurricular opportunities for you to take advantage of during your time there.
Theatre TCC! — This theatre group performs at least 3 shows a season in the community college’s Turner Auditorium. With a mix of musicals and plays, some notable past performances from Theatre TCC! include “Schoolhouse Rock,” “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” and “Spring Awakening.” To join as a performer or audience member, check out the Theatre TCC! website to learn more about the open auditions and the upcoming season.
The Talon — Unknown to many, TCC is home to its own college newspaper. This is an award-winning, student-run publication that gives you an opportunity to gain skills in advertising or communications. Students can enroll in JOU2420L for 3 credit hours, and start helping with publishing stories and articles for the TCC community. To learn more information, visit the TCC Talon website.
Eyrie: Literary and Art Magazine — This TCC magazine has been around since 1981 and continues to highlight creative efforts of students and faculty. For students enrolled in JOU2440L, they gain experience in magazine publication and the steps taken to create the Eyrie. The Eyrie is published annually and has a rich history. To read more about TCC’s literary and art magazine, check out their website.
Intramural Sports — Tallahassee Community College offers students, staff, and faculty a variety of individual and team intramural sports to join. Some intramural sports options are flag football, basketball, indoor and outdoor soccer, volleyball, and bowling. To join, no tryouts or previous experience is required! Additionally, it is free to play intramural sports through the Activities Fee. Visit the TCC intramural sports site here.
Student Government Association — SGA works to “encourage maximum student participation in campus organizations, SGA sponsored activities, and civic engagement,” as well as to represent the TCC student body wholly and professionally with the success of students, staff, and faculty in mind. Their office that is located in the S.L.I.C.E Office (Room 185), and is available any day of the week from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information about this organization, you can visit their website.