Campus Calendar

Date(s): Thu, 11/16/2017 (All day) to Sat, 11/18/2017 (All day)
Location: Gym

The sixth annual Lady Gaucho Classic women’s basketball tournament will take place Thursday through Saturday, November 16 - 18 in the Saddleback campus gym. Eight teams will vie for the tournament title, including seven of the top programs from Southern California as well as one from Arizona.  Games start at 1:00 pm Thursday and Friday, November16 and 17, with the championship game scheduled for 2:00 pm Saturday, November 18. Saddleback’s first game of the tournament will be in the Thursday night featured game at 7:00 pm when the Gauchos host the Scottsdale (AZ) Community College Fighting Artichokes.

Date(s): Thu, 11/16/2017 - 7:30pm to Sat, 11/18/2017 - 9:30pm
Location: McKinney Theatre

The Dance Department presents the annual WinterDance concert, featuring choreography by Leslie Bitong, Deidre Cavazzi, Sharon Haas, Marji Himes, Jewel Jackson, Noelle Snavely, Darlisa Wajid-Ali and Lacey Yell.  Join us for a creative and exciting evening of dance, celebrating ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, hip-hop, African and Latin dance. Performances take place in the McKinney Theatre at 7:30 pm Thursday, November 16 – Saturday, November 18. Proceeds benefit concert expenses and student scholarships. Tickets are $12 presale; $15 at the door and may be purchased noon to 4:00 pm Tuesday - Friday at the ticket office or online at For more information call (949) 582-4656.

Date(s): Sun, 11/19/2017 - 2:30pm
Location: McKinney Theatre

Reflections of the Ocean Classical Keyboard Series proudly presents Vladimir Khomiakov Piano Recital, at 2:30 pm Sunday, November 19 in McKinney Theatre. Back by popular demand, Vladimir Khomiakov performs a piano recital featuring classical and romantic favorites.

Khomiakov was born in Kirovograd (USSR) in a musicians’ family. He began his piano studies at the age of 4 with his mother and performed his first solo recital at the Chelyabinsk State Philharmonic Society (Russia) when he was 10. Khomiakov studied at the St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory and later received a post-graduate degree from the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory. He performs recitals in major concert halls of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Ukraine, South Korea, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Holland, Spain, Italy and Sweden. He has published recordings on CD, DVD, and was broadcasted on radio and television in Germany, Belgium, Russia, South Korea, Canada and the United States.

Tickets are $10 general; $7 seniors; $5 students; (presale only); children FREE with paying adult; 2-for-1 for music teachers with MTAC/CAPMT ID. Call the ticket office at 949-582-4656. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Saddleback College ticket office, noon to 4 pm Tuesday-Friday, or online at Those needing assistance may call the ticket office at 949-582-4656 during the hours listed.

Date(s): Mon, 11/20/2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: McKinney Theatre

The Saddleback Speech and Debate Team is thrilled to present award-winning speeches about mental health and social change taking place across the globe at their Showcase Fundraiser at 5:00 pm Monday, November 20 in the McKinney Theatre. Tickets are $10 at the door and $7 presale. For tickets call 949-582-4656 (noon to 4:00 pm, Tuesday - Friday) or online at

Date(s): Tue, 11/21/2017 - 1:30pm to 2:45pm
Location: SSC 212

A free lecture and Q&A session from The Honorable Nasimi Aghayev, The Consul General of Republic of Azerbaijan. Food and drinks will be served.

Date(s): Wed, 11/22/2017 (All day)
The campus and services will be open, but classes will not meet on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.
Date(s): Thu, 11/23/2017 (All day) to Sun, 11/26/2017 (All day)
Classes will not meet and services will not be available from Thursday, November 23 through Sunday, November 26, 2017. 
Date(s): Mon, 11/27/2017 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Location: McKinney Theatre

The highly stylish and musically vibrant Jazz Lab Ensemble of Saddleback College will perform on Monday, November 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the McKinney Theatre. The Laboratory of experimental sonic possibilities remains open for business – come see what sonic multi-cellular entities these students bring to life. Tickets are $10 general; $7 student/seniors (presale only). Tickets may be purchased in person at the Saddleback College ticket office, Tuesday-Friday, noon to 4 p.m. or online at If you are needing assistance, you may call the ticket office at (949)-582-4656 during the hours listed. Jazz Studies at Saddleback College emphasizes creativity through improvisation and ensemble performance.

Date(s): Tue, 11/28/2017 - 9:00am to Thu, 11/30/2017 - 3:00pm

The Associated Student Government will be hosting a Blood Drive on Tuesday, November 28th at 9am-3pm, Wednesday, November 29th from 9am-7pm and Thursday, November 30th from 12pm-6pm in SSC 212. The purpose of this event is to help donate blood and bone marrow (using cotton swabs) to those in need "Give the gift of life this holiday season by donating blood or doing a cotton swab test for bone marrow donation".

Date(s): Wed, 11/29/2017 - 7:00am to 12:00pm
Location: SSC QUAD

Alpha Gamma Sigma will be providing low cost breakfast to raise money for club activities and events.

Date(s): Wed, 11/29/2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: SCI 111

Join Pre-Med Society and guest speaker Monica Perkins Interim Director of the Diversity, Inclusion & Outreach Dept. at UCLA in a workshop in how to become a competitive applicant at the David Geffen School of Medicine.

Date(s): Thu, 11/30/2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

The Music Department at Saddleback College presents Concert Hour, a variety of individual and ensemble performances on Thursdays from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Fine Arts Room 101. Admission is free and open to the public. On Thursday, November 30th, pianist Chih-Long Hu will give a lecture recital titled: I'll be Bach! The program will include: Bach/Kvitko: Prelude in C with a Few Added Notes; Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp Minor, BWV 849; Bach: Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV 825; Bach/Busoni: Chaconn; Hu: Afterthoughts on Bach's Goldberg Variations.

Date(s): Fri, 12/01/2017 (All day) to Sun, 12/03/2017 (All day)
Location: McKinney Theatre

Celebrate the Holidays with a Feast of Lights Mission Viejo, CA – The Saddleback College Music Department is pleased to present A Feast of Lights on December 1st through the 3rd in the McKinney Theatre. The choral ensembles, under the direction of Dr. Scott Farthing, and the symphony orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Yorgos Kouritas, come together for this special holiday program of vocal and orchestral music for all ages to enjoy.

Date(s): Fri, 12/01/2017 (All day) to Sun, 12/10/2017 (All day)

The Department of Theatre Arts at Saddleback College presents Assassins, on Dec. 1st-10th in the Studio Theatre. A book by John Weidman, from an idea by Charles Gilbert Junior and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Sondheim's signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation's culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America's four successful and five would-be presidential assassins. Bold, original, disturbing and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written. 

Dates are: Dec. 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 3, 10 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Saddleback College ticket office, Tuesday-Friday, noon to 4 p.m. or online at If you are needing assistance, you may call the ticket office at (949)-582-4656 during the hours listed.

Date(s): Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Upper Campus Quad

Saddleback College Student Health Services is proud to collaborate with Covered California Health Insurance Plans to provide an opportunity for insurance information and coverage. Open enrollment ends in January come to the Quad to speak to various representatives to discuss your individual needs.

Date(s): Thu, 12/14/2017 (All day) to Wed, 12/20/2017 (All day)
Date(s): Thu, 12/21/2017 (All day) to Mon, 01/01/2018 (All day)
Date(s): Mon, 01/15/2018 (All day)
Date(s): Tue, 01/16/2018 (All day)
Date(s): Fri, 02/16/2018 (All day)
Date(s): Mon, 02/19/2018 (All day)
Date(s): Sun, 03/18/2018 (All day) to Sat, 03/24/2018 (All day)
Spring Break will be held from Sunday, March 18 through Saturday, March 24, 2018. Classes will not meet during this time. 
Date(s): Fri, 03/23/2018 (All day)
The campus will be closed on Friday, March 23, 2018. 
Date(s): Mon, 03/26/2018 (All day)
Date(s): Fri, 03/30/2018 (All day)
Date(s): Wed, 05/16/2018 (All day)
The campus and services will be open on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, however classes will not meet. 
Date(s): Thu, 05/17/2018 (All day) to Wed, 05/23/2018 (All day)
Date(s): Thu, 05/24/2018 (All day)