Events Calendar

Upcoming Virtual and In-person Events for December 2021

Information is correct at the time of posting and supersedes previously posted information. For more details about scheduled "virtual" and/or in-person events and activities, contact the respective department or program for which information is provided.

Please check back often for updates.

The health and safety of students, faculty and staff, and visitors are a priority for Del Mar College.
 In compliance with Texas Gov. Abbott’s executive order, the College no longer requires but encourages wearing masks or other face coverings, along with following other DMC safety protocols such as social distancing and hand washing, during in-person participation of campus activities. The College is currently in Phase III of the Return-to-Campus Plan.





Check. back after the Winter Break for the Spring 2022 exhibit.


Check back for future productions in Spring 2022.


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Wednesday, December 8 
Student Brass Ensembles Concert

Del Mar College’s three student brass ensembles, along with the community trombone ensemble—the Corpus Christi Trombone Society—will present a concert of brass chamber music spanning many stylistic periods. The one-hour performance will also end with a little holiday cheer to help ring in the season! Due to COVID-19, seating for this performance is very limited, and reservations are required. No walk-ins will be allowed. To reserve seating, access the RSVP form for this specific performance at Del Mar College encourages the wearing of masks or face coverings with other safety protocols in place, including social distancing. DMC is currently in Phase 3 of its Return-to-Campus Plan.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., Richardson Performance Hall, Del Mar College Heritage Campus, Baldwin Blvd. and Ayers St., limited seating with RSVP with RSVP required at, no walk-ins, free.
  • For more information, contact DMC Associate Professor of Music Dr. Donald Pinson at or 361-698-1604. 
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Saturday, December 11 
Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra “Home for the Holidays” at the TAMU-CC Performing Arts Center 

Celebrate the holidays with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra’s annual “Home for the Holiday” performance featuring the Del Mar College Concert Choir, DMC Master Chorus and the Corpus Christi Chorale as they sing seasonal favorites. The evening performance promises to be a jolly good time! Tickets range from $21 to $95 through the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra’s website at Safety protocols are those established and maintained by the University.

  • Saturday, Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, 6300 Ocean Drive.
  • For tickets and more information, contact the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra at 361-883-NOTE (6683) or


Del Mar College Libraries

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Currently through December 15
Finals Week Virtual Stress Relief Offered by Del Mar College Libraries (for current DMC students)

Final exams may cause stress, and Del Mar College Libraries is committed to providing a supportive atmosphere for DMC students while taking their finals. To assist in alleviating that stress, DMC Libraries staff present a Finals Week Virtual Stress Relief event. Due to current COVID-19 health and safety protocols, staff are committed to supporting students’ well-being and have put together some activities available remotely through online platforms for students’ enjoyment. These virtual activities are accessible from through Dec. 15. Use the following link to explore:





Continuing through Thursday, December 16 
Digital Moments,” An Exhibition of Digital Photography at Del Mar College 

Take the opportunity to view over 45 photographs created by ten students enrolled in the digital photography class offered by Del Mar College Continuing Education. Digital Moments is a FREE student photo exhibition. Participating digital photography students include Sylvia Alaniz, Taylor Baklik, Richard Cruz, Antonia Garza, Anyssa Martinez, Diego Martinez, Jesse Valle, Tiffany Villanueva, Javier Villarreal and Lety Berlanga Villarreal. See the world through each student’s lens and how they personally interpret what’s around them. The exhibit continues through Thursday, Dec. 16, in the lobby of the DMC Center for Economic Development. Viewing hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. until noon on Fridays. 

  • Continuing through Thursday, Dec. 16, Digital Moments student photo exhibition, Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples, free. 
  • For more information about the exhibit, contact DMC Continuing Education at 361-698-2122 or  
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Friday, December 17 
DMC Streaming “Virtual” Viking Winter 2021 Commencement Ceremony

It’s become the new tradition until the COVID-19 pandemic comes to an end. Traditionally, prospective graduates “walk the stage” during commencement to signify receiving their hard-earned reward and to celebrate their accomplishment. However, Del Mar College will continue holding the event virtually for its Winter Commencement Ceremony and Class of Summer/Fall 2021 to recognize students who completed their studies in August and this December. The online ceremony will feature congratulatory videos, remarks and the reading of participants’ names. Several social media platforms are available to access the Dec. 17 ceremony beginning with a pre-show at 6:30 p.m. then followed by the formal commencement at 7 p.m., including the keynote address by KRIS 6 News anchor Katia Uriarte. Family, friends and the general public are invited to watch this celebration. Help Del Mar College recognize the Class of Summer/Fall 2021 and join us online for the celebration by using one of the following links:



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Computer Labs

Ongoing Fall 2021 Semester
Computer Labs Open for DMC Vikings’ Use for Coursework

 Students attending Del Mar College this fall can now access computer labs to complete coursework while on campus. The following labs are now open:

Heritage Campus (Baldwin Blvd. & Ayers St.)

Student Success Center, St. Clair Building, Room 111 

  • Hours: Monday: 8-11 a.m./1-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m./1-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8-11 a.m./1-5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m./1-5 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Information: 361-698-2259

Student Technology Center, Venters Business Building, Room 238 and Room 237

  • Hours: Monday-Thursday: 7:45 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Information: 361-698-1310

Speech Communication Center, General Academic & Music Building GENC, Room C117 

  • Hours: Monday-Thursday: 7:45 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Information: 361-698-1581

Windward Campus (Airport & Old Brownsville Roads)

Barth Learning Resources Center

  • Hours: Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Information: 361-698-1754

Need a map to find these labs? Click here.


Live Chats and Virtual /In-person Workshops and Registration Opportunities:

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Wednesdays, December 8 and 15
DMC Outreach & Recruitment Office Representatives Available at the Coastal Compass Education and Resource Center at La Palmera Mall

Thinking about attending Del Mar College? Need more information about the College or want to speak with someone in-person? DMC Outreach & Recruitment representatives will be at the Coastal Compass Education and Resource Center every Wednesday to assist individuals planning to take credit courses during the coming spring semester. Learn about the admissions process, registration deadlines, financial aid and more. Reps will provide information packets when you visit us in the Coastal Compass Center (between Macy’s and Dillard’s) while shopping at La Palmera Mall. And, if you have more questions after visiting with DMC reps, you can reach a Recruitment Specialist at Don’t wait to get the information you need to become a DMC Viking!

  • Wednesdays, Dec. 8 and 15 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Coastal Compass Education and Resource Center, La Palmera Mall, 5488 South Padre Island Drive, Suite #1572 (between Macy’s and Dillard’s), free.
  • Questions? Contact the DMC Outreach & Recruitment Office at
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Wednesday, December 15
“Very Merry Drive-thru Drop Off” Admissions Form Event for DMC Spring 2022 Semester 

Need to complete the admissions process or get more information about registration, courses and resources at Del Mar College? Short on time to get the admissions form turned in to register for Spring 2022 credit courses? The DMC Outreach and Recruitment Office has a solution … a FREE “very merry drive-thru drop-off” event that allows you to stay in your vehicle while turning in your competed admissions form or getting an information packet so that you can complete the College’s admissions process before registering for credit courses. DMC recruitment specialists will be on-hand to answer your questions and get you started at Del Mar College. And, you’ll also get some really cool swag! The admissions process is your first step toward registering and enrolling for the College’s credit courses. Spring 2022 credit courses begin Tuesday, Jan. 18.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 15, 3 to 6 p.m., Admissions Form Drive-thru Drop-off Recruitment Event for Spring 2022, DMC Windward Campus, Old Brownsville and Airport, free. 
  • Questions? Contact recruitment specialists with the DMC Outreach & Recruitment Office at or email

Wednesday, December 22, through Tuesday, January 4 
Del Mar College Closed for the Winter Break 

Del Mar College operations, both on-campus and virtual,–– including the Heritage Campus (Baldwin and Ayers) and Windward Campus (Old Brownsville and Airport), Center for Economic Development and the Northwest Center in Calallen––will close for the two-week holiday break at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 21. Offices will reopen at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 5. Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 22, through Wednesday, January 5
Online Only Registration During Del Mar College’s Winter Break for Spring 2022

Online registration for the spring semester will continue 24/7 during Del Mar College’s two-week Winter Break for students with complete admissions files and no holds on their records. The deadline for tuition payment is Wednesday, Jan. 5, at 6:30 p.m. for all registrants during this registration period. Spring 2022 credit classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 18. For registration information and to register, go to


New Student Orientation

Ongoing, Available 24/7 Online New Student Orientation Provided by the DMC Student Leadership & Campus Life Office

As a new Del Mar College Viking, you’ll need to complete the New Student Orientation, which is completely online. In-person orientations are not available. We’re excited that you chose to begin your educational journey here at Del Mar College and encourage you to prepare for your new path by completing our virtual orientation as soon as you can. The online New Student Orientation is available anytime, seven-days-a-week, and is provided by the College’s Student Leadership & Campus Life Office. WELCOME! To begin the orientation, use this link:


Testing Center

Available by Registering
“Remote” and In-person Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Testing

Did you sign up or needed to take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) test before the coronavirus 2019 pandemic closed Del Mar College’s campuses and facilities? The DMC Testing Center is now offering “remote” testing as well as in person for individuals who need to take the TSI test. What is TSI? It’s a state mandate that requires testing to measure college-level readiness in reading, mathematics and writing. Test scores will not impact admission to DMC, but you will be required to currently “remotely” meet with an advisor and enroll in a mandatory developmental education program each semester if your scores do not meet certain requirements. Registration is required to schedule taking the TSI test remotely, and fees do apply. In-person testing is by appointment only. Individuals must also complete a pre-assessment activity and have computer compatibility, including camera and mic, to take the TSI test remotely. To learn more and to access necessary links, visit the Testing Center’s TSI web page at

  • Ongoing, registration for “remote” or in-person TSI testing, fees apply, visit
  • Questions? Contact the DMC Testing Center at 361-698-1645 (leave message) or


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Veterans Upward Bound Program

DMC Veterans Upward Bound Program Helps Area Veterans Pursue Postsecondary Education Anywhere

Are you a veteran who’s thinking about attending college? Not sure where to start or who to talk with? Del Mar College’s Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) Program helps area veterans navigate the process of starting and completing their studies not just at DMC but also at other colleges and universities. Federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education TRIO Program and only one of four such programs in Texas (there’s only 49 across the country), the College’s VUB Program focuses on increasing veteran participants’ enrolling and completing their postsecondary education as they transition into the workforce after active duty military service. Among services the College’s VUB provides are assisting with admissions paperwork; paying for college application and testing fees; explaining VA educational benefits; providing free online tutoring, academic instruction and workshops; offering preparation classes for taking the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) test; and providing free food gift cards and $40 monthly stipends. Qualifying veteran students can even borrow laptops and books to complete their coursework if they lack technological or other resources. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, VUB Program staff interactions are limited to virtual assistance (except when distributing supplies or resources). Contact the VUB office today to set up a virtual meeting (361-857-4390 or Del Mar College’s Veterans Upward Bound Program … “We’re dedicated to fully developing the personal potential of all U.S. military veterans.” Learn more about the program by visiting



Continuing Education

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Construction Skills Training Program

Interested in learning the skills needed to secure a successful career in the construction industry in the Coastal Bend? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering the Construction Skills Training program that provides hands-on training to participants preparing for high-demand industry occupations such as dry walling, woodworking, house wiring and plumbing. The program offers multi-trades courses in two to 16 weeks covering several aspects of construction, including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10- and 30-Hour Construction courses encompassing basic concepts of safety and health related to the construction industry. Upon completion, participants will receive a Department of Labor OSHA 10- or 30-Hour Construction course completion card. Other courses offer training in carpentry and framing, trim and stairs, cabinetry and blueprint reading. For a complete list of courses and descriptions, go to

  • Ongoing, DMC Continuing Education Construction Skills Training Program, cost varies, visit
  • For more information or to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 361-698-2122 or

Fast-Track Career Training Programs

Looking to quickly start a career or find a new one? Del Mar College Continuing Education offers several Fast Track Career Training Programs for Coastal Bend students seeking skills and knowledge for the high demand jobs available in this area. Students can select from a variety of programs within career-focused sectors ranging from Allied Health, Business Management and Accounting, Office Assistant and Computer Software Training to Human Sciences and Education, Industrial Technology and Real Estate. You can even work toward a credential and certificate by completing your high school education while earning an occupational skills award for Level 1 graduation. And, you can complete your selected program FAST! Programs run between 2 to 16 weeks, are affordable and are taught by instructors with the expertise to help you achieve your goals. Registration for Continuing Education courses is not the same as for DMC academic programs. To view Continuing Education program descriptions and course scheduling, visit

  • Ongoing, Continuing Education Fast Track Career Training Programs, cost varies, visit
  • For more information or to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 361-698-2122 or

Small Business Development Center


Thursday, December 9
“OSHA 101: What Texas Employers Should Know and COVID-19 Update” Webinar

The Del Mar College Contractor Resource Center’s (CRC) and the Texas Department of Insurance’s Texas Occupational Safety Consultation (OSHCON) for the webinar, “OSHA 101: What Texas Employers Should Know and COVID-19 Update.” OSHCON’s goal is to help Texas employers understand and comply with OSHA standards, better identify and fix hazards to protect their employees, help their bottom line, develop safety programs and more. Barb Fox, OSHCON Outreach Coordinator and Jimmy Hudson, OSHCON Safety Consultant, present topics that include Texas employers and OSHA, OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting, types of OSHA inspections, top 10 OSHA violations that includes COVID-19 exposures and a COVID-19 update. This webinar is offered at no cost, but registration is required by 8 a.m. on Dec. 9. 


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Thursday, December 9
“Create Your Website: 3 Pages You Need to Publish with Confidence” Webinar 

Publishing your website can feel like a daunting task. Even with a template that takes care of the look and feel of your website, you still need to create the content for your pages. It’s easy once you know where to focus. You can publish your website quickly with just the essential pages you need to get yourself online. During the Del Mar College Small Business Development Center’s webinar, “Create Your Website: 3 Pages You Need to Publish with Confidence,” presenter Rebecca Esparza from SCORE Corpus Christi will show you the best practices you should follow for your website. This webinar is offered at no cost, but registration is required by 8 a.m. on Dec. 9. 


Workforce Programs and Corporate Services

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Friday, December 10
Ten-hour Forklift Operator Safety Training Course

Del Mar College is offering a Forklift Operator Safety Training course, CNSE 1091-98006, an introductory one-day, 10-hour course covering forklift design, controls and instrumentation, comprehensive preuse inspection and forklift stability. The course will also demonstrate safe forklift operations, including operating requirements, use of controls, steering and drive mechanism, lifting techniques and safety measures. Students will receive hands-on training and will be expected to demonstrate beginner’s proficiency in operating a forklift. Training will be conducted at a DMC Windward Campus (Old Brownsville and Airport) Campus facility. Provided through a limited-time grant awarded to DMC Workforce Programs and Corporate Services, cost is only $25 per person.

  • Friday, December 10, 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., Hands-on Forklift Operator Safety Training Course, Room 120, Workforce Development Center, DMC Windward Campus (Old Brownsville and Airport), cost is $25 per person.
  • To register, call the DMC Center for Economic Development at 361-698-1328 or go online at
  • Questions and for more details, contact Sandra B. Garcia, Corporate Services Administrative Assistant, at or 361-698-2415.