Del Mar College Public Events Calendar

Upcoming Virtual and In-person Events and Activities

WELCOME to the revamped Public Events Calendar now provided in a more formalized format that allows you to access information by clicking on each calendar item specific to events, training opportunities and activities offered by Del Mar College to the public .

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To access event listings in the formal calendar format,

click on the button in the right-hand column. 

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.

Some events and activities that are not conducive to the formal calendaring format are provided below.


Thursday, March 23 
DMC Cultural Programs Series Presents a Reading by Award-Winning Guest Author and Poet Nick Flynn 

He’s an award-winning author and poet. And, as a playwright, one of his books was made into a movie featuring actors Paul Dano and Robert DeNiro. He’s even married to actress Lili Taylor. Who is he? He’s Nick Flynn, and the Del Mar College Cultural Programs Series is bringing him to campus for a free reading from his body of work on Thursday, March 23, beginning at 11 a.m. in Room 100 of the Venters Business Building on the Heritage Campus. As a child, Flynn was discouraged from pursuing a writing career. But while overcoming some setbacks, his experiences lead him to what he started—writing––which is characterized by lyric, distilled moments that blur the boundaries of various genres. Many of his books are structured using a collage technique, which creates narratives with fractured, mosaic qualities. As a playwright, Flynn documented his years working in a homeless shelter where his father, an alcoholic, showed up as a client. His memoir about the experience, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, became a New York Times bestseller, along with the book winning the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir and becoming a finalist for France’s Prix Femina. Additionally, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City has been translated into 15 languages and was turned into a major film titled Being Flynn. The author’s other memoirs include The Ticking is the Bomb, The Reenactments and This is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire, along with his play, Alice Invents a Little Game and Alice Always Wins.   

  • Thursday, March 23, 11 a.m., Room 100, Venters Business Building, Del Mar College Heritage Campus, 101 Baldwin (78404), get directions and campus map  
  • Cost: Free.     
  • For more information, contact Sara Kaplan, DMC English Professor, at 361-698-1427 or


Monday, April 3 through Tuesday, May 23 
Online and On-campus/Virtual Registration and Early Advising for Summer I and II and Fall 2023 Del Mar College Credit Courses  

Online and on-campus/virtual registration gets underway April 3 for Del Mar College Summer I and II and Fall 2023 credit courses with 5-, 6-, 9-, 10- and 12-week options available. Both current and prospective students can access WebDMC on the College’s home page ( to view course offerings, which are frequently updated throughout registration periods. Current students can also use WebDMC to check their financial aid status, review their degree plan and find other information and resources. The first early registration period ends on May 23 at 6 p.m. with tuition payment due the same day. Registration will reopen on May 24 with a May 31 payment deadline for tuition and fees. Summer I classes begin Tuesday, May 30. DMC will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. 

·       April 3 thorugh May 23, Online and On-Campus/Virtual Registration, Del Mar College Heritage Campus (101 Baldwin Blvd., 78404), Windward Campus (4101 Old Brownsville Rd., 78405) and Oso Creek Campus (7002 Yorktown Blvd., 78414) or online at

·       For more information, contact the DMC Student Enrollment Center at 361-698-1290 or Potential and current students can also visit  


Tuesdays and Thursdays, through April 13 
Free Tax Services Provided by Del Mar College Accounting Students!

It’s tax time, again! Trying to make sense of the different filing forms can be a struggle. And, paying for an accountant to prepare returns may not be part of your budget. Del Mar College students trained in tax and accounting software will provide free services (first come, first served) for area filers who make less than $60,000 per year. This free service is offered through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. Filers must bring a photo ID, A Social Security card (or a letter with an Individual Tax Identification Number), and all W-2, 1099 and other applicable tax forms. These other forms can include 1095 health insurance statements, 1098 E and T forms for educational expenses, and childcare provider names and tax ID numbers. Those anticipating a refund should also provide a voided check for direct deposit. Filers should also bring a copy of their 2021 return if possible. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has determined that returns with disaster loss claims are outside of VITA’s scope. Those claiming disaster losses are encouraged to seek filing assistance through or other filing services. To protect against tax and identity fraud, the IRS will not start processing forms with Earned Income Tax Claims (EITC) or Additional Child Tax Credits (ACTC) until February 15.

  • Every Tuesday and Thursday through April 13 (except during Spring Break March 13-17), 2 to 6 p.m., Room 206, Venters Business Building, Del Mar College Heritage Campus, 101 Baldwin Blvd. (78404), Get directions and the online campus map   
  • Cost: Free.     
  • For more information, call 361-698-1372 or email



Ongoing through April 30
Del Mar College Foundation Accepting Online Applications for 2023-2024 Scholarships

It’s not too early to think about attending Del Mar College during the 2023-2024 academic year. And, covering associated costs to attend college can be as simple as applying for a scholarship. Currently, the DMC Foundation is taking online scholarship applications through midnight on April 30. The DMC Foundation administers donor-funded scholarships, both direct and endowed. Funds help students pay for tuition, fees, technology, books or whatever they need to start and remain in school. The Foundation’s scholarship program gives awards to students for both part-time course loads (six to 11 hours) and full-time (12 hours or more). Eligible students may receive scholarships through the program without regard to financial aid eligibility. Students attending DMC with a minimum of six (6) credit hours per semester and with a minimum 2.0 grade point average or a GED equivalency are eligible to apply. Essays are not required. For more information and to apply for many available scholarships with one application, go to



Through May 3
DMC’s 57th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show

First established at Del Mar College in 1966, the annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show attracts works from some of the most creative contemporary American artists from across the United States. Each year, a guest juror of national stature judges the annual show; and professional artist Barbara Simcoe served as this year’s juror. Out of the 480 artworks submitted for 2023 by artists from 22 states, Simcoe selected the final 50 pieces making up the 57th National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, including 25 sculptures and 25 “2D” media. The show is hosted by the College’s Department of Art and Drama. For nearly 60 years, purchase awards by the DMC Art Program and the William F. White, Jr. Library have built an impressive permanent collection at Del Mar College. The free national show is in the Joseph A Cain Memorial Art Gallery and  closes May 3. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to noon on Fridays.

  • Now through May 3, Joseph A. Cain Memorial Art Gallery, Fine Arts Center, Del Mar College Heritage Campus, 101 Baldwin Blvd. (78404), get online directions and campus map 
  • Exhibit hours: Mondays through Thursdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 9 a.m. to noon on Fridays. 
  • Cost: Free. 
  • For more information, contact the DMC Art Office at 361-698-1216 or



Del Mar College offers many workforce development and training opportunities through the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs Department and Workforce Programs  & Corporate Services Department. Individuals, small business owners, employers and employees can access DMC's offerings to  help them up-skill or re-skill for today's  workforce, grow their businesses using marketing and managerial strategies that drive customers through the door or online, or prepare for a career that meets the current job market with training opportunities that range from one-hour webinars to multi-day or multi-week short courses that get you prepared FAST!

The process for registering for these offerings is easy, and several are offered at no or minimal cost.

Several  courses are listed on the DMC Public Events Calendar, but there are several that you can explore by visiting the SBDC and departmental webpages.

• Small Business Development Center:

• Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs Department:

• Workforce Programs & Corporate Services: