Student Life2018-10-09T13:53:36+00:00

STUDENT LIFE

Life on campus. Where to eat. Join a club. Become a campus leader.

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Our Campus

Yakima Valley College is much more than meets the eye. We have a main Yakima Campus, a Grandview Campus, three learning centers,  libraries located on both campuses, and  much more. If you would like to schedule a tour, we have student ambassadors who would love to show you around.

Our Campus
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Food Service

YVC Bookstore on the Yakima campus is open with convenience items.  The Bookstore is generally open from 7:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday but hours may vary during the summer and quarter breaks. Visit the Bookstore website for their operating hours and merchandise.

Food Service
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Housing

Most college students find that the positive experience of learning to live with others enriches their lives. YVC’s residence hall experience can prove to be as valuable as your academic experience. The Student Residence Center (SRC) provides a safe living community for students at a competitive price.

Housing
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Student Government

Become a campus leader! The Student Government is made up of current students from both campuses that are elected annually to represent and work for the students. Our goal is to provide students with information, entertainment, and services to help them in reaching academic success at YVC.

Student Government
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Student Clubs

One of the best ways to get involved at YVC is to join one of the many clubs and organizations that we have on campus! With interests ranging from gaming, automotive, business, medical, dance, STEM, cultural awareness, agribusiness and wine, transfer support, and art, there’s a club for everyone!

Student Clubs
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Student Life Office

The Student Life Office provides programs, opportunities and services to enhance your educational experience and contribute to the vibrancy of the YVC Campuses. We provide an array of student leadership opportunities, involve students in college governance, provide support and guidance in co-curricular activities.

Student Life Office
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Athletics

Be a Yak! Yakima Valley College athletic teams compete in the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) with teams competing in men’s baseball and basketball and women’s basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball.

Visit the Yaks Athletics website for schedules and scores. Be sure to come out and support your teams. Go Yaks!

Athletics
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International Students

Yakima Valley College is a good option for international students interested in a quality education in a safe, affordable environment. Expect to improve your English and accomplish your goals. YVC offers students an opportunity to study in a dynamic learning environment with instructors dedicated to providing high-quality education. The college has student clubs and activities to help with your U.S. experience.

International Students
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Student Events

Find out what is happening at Yakima Valley College. Get involved with a student club and by attending a student club meeting or activity. Student government offers a variety of activities on both campuses throughout the year. Diversity Series offers cultural events throughout the year on the Yakima campus. One of the best ways to get involved at YVC is to attend one of the many activities and that we have on campus!

Student Events
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Alumni

The YVC Alumni Association is dedicated to providing alumni new and exciting ways to connect with their alma mater and with other alumni. The association, governed by a volunteer board of directors, works to promote a close relationship between alumni and the college. The Alumni Association focuses on the annual YVC Alumni Scholarship and preservation of the history of the college.

Alumni
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Larson Gallery

The Larson Gallery is located on the Yakima campus. Founded in 1949, the Gallery exhibits art from local, regional, and national artists in curated solo and small group exhibitions, as well as large juried competitions. The mission of the Larson Gallery is to inspire artists, students, and the community while preserving and promoting the art and artists of the region. Larson Gallery is free to students and the public.

Larson Gallery
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Diversity Series

YVC has partnered with local area organizations to host events and lectures through the annual Diversity Series. The events provide YVC the opportunity to bring diverse perspectives to everyday topics and push the boundaries of the term beyond race, gender, social class, and sexuality. The series benefits the college and the greater community by extending the concept of education beyond the classroom.

Diversity Series